AMMAN | JERASH | MADABA | PETRA | WADI RUM | JERUSALEM | MASADA | DEAD SEA | GOLAN HEIGHTS | TEL AVIV
From Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to the New City of Jerusalem, this partly escorted tour of Jordan and Israel gives travellers access to the best sites and experiences these countries have to offer. Visit both sides of the Dead Sea, tour spectacular ruins and take a 4×4 vehicle through the Wadi Rum Desert and much more.
- Private tour of Amman and ancient city of Jerash
- Mount Nebo, Madaba and Kerak tour
- 4×4 tour of Wadi Rum; Petra with carriage ride
- Tour of Old and New Jerusalem
- Cable-car ride to Masada and swim in the Dead Sea
- Bahai Gardens and Shrine near Acre and more
- Total 14-nights accommodation at 4 and 5-Star hotels, Standard Rooms
- 3 nights in Dead Sea, Jordan
- 3 nights in Petra, Jordan
- 3 nights in Jerusalem, Israel
- 3 nights in Tel Aviv, Israel
- 2 nights at a Kibbutz in Tiberias, Israel
- Private transfers: airport – hotel – airport
- 5 days private touring in Jordan
- 6 days escorted touring in Israel with half-board
- All tours as indicated in the itinerary
- Hotel taxes and service charges
Price as indicated valid April 3, 2019, based on two passengers travelling together. Subject to availability at time of booking. Pricing for other dates available upon request. Blackout dates apply.
International airfare not included.
Based on Saturday departures. *Entry to Bethlehem is subject to availability.
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Tour Code: EU4119A
AMMAN – DEAD SEA Arrival at Amman International Airport. Welcome and transfer to the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea.
JERASH After breakfast, begin your panoramic city tour of Amman; wander among original temples, theatres and plazas all enclosed within the city’s walls. Then proceed to the ancient city of Jerash, the most complete and well-preserved city of the Roman Empire.
MADABA - MOUNT NEBO After breakfast meet your driver and visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of Saint George's Church. After Madaba, a short drive will bring you to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
DEAD SEA – PETRA Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out. Transfer to your hotel in Petra and overnight.
Day 5Breakfast / Lunch
PETRA After breakfast, start your tour of Petra, the 8th wonder of the ancient world and Jordan's most valuable treasure. A unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataens, industrious people who settled there more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes which linked China, India and southern Arabia with Israel, Egypt, Syria Greece and Rome. Lunch at a local restaurant and transfer back to your hotel for overnight.
Day 6Breakfast / Lunch
WADI RUM After breakfast, transfer to the magical desert of Wadi Rum, home of “Lawrence of Arabia”. Upon arrival, jump into one of the jeeps owned by the local Bedouins, for a trip into the many sites in a moon-like landscaped desert. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and transfer to the Arava Border Crossing with Israel.
PETRA – EILAT – JERUSALEM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out. Transfer to Arava Crossing to Eilat and on to the airport for your flight to Ben Gurion Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Overnight .
JERUSALEM (OLD CITY) Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives. Drive to the Old City; visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel's Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 9Breakfast / Dinner
JERUSALEM (NEW CITY) After breakfast, drive to the Israel Museum; visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Enjoy a tour at the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighbourhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular "Sound & Light" show** at the Tower of David Museum. Overnight in Jerusalem.
QUMERAN – MASADA – DEAD SEA – TEL AVIV Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea with therapeutic effects. Overnight in Tel-Aviv.
TEL AVIV Enjoy this day at leisure to explore on your own.
Day 12Breakfast / Lunch
CAESAREA – MEGIDDO – DRUZE VILLAGE – HAIFA Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the Crusaders' city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens. Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.
Day 13Breakfast / Dinner
SAFED – GOLAN HEIGHTS Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the artists' colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting. Proceed to "Golan Magic" for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history. Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.
SEA OF GALILEE - NAZARETH - TEL AVIV Start the day with a visit to Nazareth. Visit the Church of Annunciation and continue to Tiberias. Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter. Visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive, via Beit Shean, to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
TEL AVIV – HOME After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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- Items of a personal nature
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- Reciprocity and/or local taxes if applicable
- Visas required for entry into the country as necessary. Please discuss this with your travel agent to determine your requirements prior to departure.