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Israel Heritage & Jordan Tour in English (Group tour, 11 Days & 10 Nights)

A great comprehensive tour of Israel and Jordan, explore ancient civilizations, walk in the footsteps of the great prophets and visit fascinating historical, biblical and religious sites in both countries.

Depart: Tour departs from Tel Aviv.

Itinerary:

Thursday -Upon arrival you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.  

Friday - Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Megiddo - Sea of Galilee - Tiberias
Depart from your hotel, drive for a short visit of the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old fortified town. We'll pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. We then drive up north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. Proceed to visit Megiddo where the Book of Revelation mentions a great battle at a place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we'll drive toward the Sea of Galilee, Arrive in Tiberias, check-in to your  hotel.

Saturday - Sea of Galilee - the Holy Sites - the Golan Heights - Tiberias
Start the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry, Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, is the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the Church of Multiplication the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount”. We'll ascend to the Golan Heights to enjoy the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hulah valley. Return to Tiberias.

Sunday - Tiberias - Nazareth - Bet Shean - Jordan Valley - Jerusalem
This morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You’ll also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Continue through the Jezreel Valley to Beit Shean, view of Mt. Tabor-Mt. of Transfiguration and Mt. Gilboa. Stop at Beit Shean for a visit to the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed by an earthquake and then onward along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem, where you check-in to your choice of hotel.

Monday - Massada - the Dead Sea - Jerusalem
Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea we'll continue to Masada which is situated right on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you’ll see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral rich water. Return to Jerusalem.
 

Tuesday - Jerusalem -Tour of East Jerusalem - the Old City
Start the day at Mt’ Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem. The holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam – Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world. Your tour includes the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City you’ll see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Return to hotel.
 

Wednesday - Jerusalem - Tour of West Jerusalem - the New City, Bethlehem
Begin with Yad Vashem, memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzel. Enjoy Ein Karem, a picturesque village on the south western outskirts of Jerusalem, known as the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist. Continue to the Israel Museum with a detailed model of Jerusalem of the Second Temple  period and the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. View of the Knesset (the Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University. Continue to Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Back to your hotel.

Thursday – Jerusalem - Amman                                                                                      Drive from Jerusalem to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing for procedures to enter Jordan.  Proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. The history of Jerash is a blend of the Greco-Roman world of the Mediterranean basin and the ancient traditions of the Arab Orient. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple,  Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital. Overnight in Amman.

Friday – Amman - Petra                                                                                                              After breakfast drive to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From here you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea.  Continue south along the Desert Highway to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra.  Enter the site of Petra and walk, or ride on horseback to the "Siq" (Canyon). Walk through the "Siq" to the red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd Century BC to 2nd Century AD.  Visit the most interesting carved monuments such as the Treasury (El Khazneh - a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks and the altar. From this point you can view the whole of the rock city.  After the visit, return to Wadi Musa for overnight.  Overnight in Petra.  

Saturday – Petra – Wadi Rum – Madaba – Mt.Nebo - Amman                                                After breakfast drive south to the towering mountains and rock formations of Wadi Rum, which  known for the activity of Lawrence of Arabia.  Drive through the stunning landscapes on a desert jeep safari, visiting the Lawrence Spring and Khazali Canyon. Continue north to Madaba to visit the remains of the Byzantine church with its ancient mosaic floor map, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the mosaic map of the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Proceed to Mt.Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land, enjoy the view of Jericho, the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, visit the ancient Byzantine church with its mosaic floor. Drive to  Amman,  overnight at hotel in Amman.

Sunday – Amman – Jerusalem – Tel Aviv                                                                                After  breakfast, we will leave the hotel and travel to the Jordan/Israel border for onward transfer to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Ben Gurion International Airport for flight departure.


Return to Hotel:
As per the itinerary.

Remarks:
  • 1)Guaranteed departure from 2 passengers.
  • 2)Bethlehem: visit is subject to the political situation.
  • 3)High season:May/17-23, Aug/09-29, Sep/06-12, Dec/20-26/2018
  • 4)Peak season:Sep/20-Oct/02/2018
  • 5)Sep/13 till 19/2018 tour is not available.

Border tax - Israel / Jordan approx $48 per person (subject to change) is not included.

We recommend to book the tour at least 21 days in advance.


Rates

Tourist Class

First Class

Superior

Deluxe

Per Person in Double Room BB $1990 $2315 $2775 $3495
Supplement for 9 Dinners $150 $165 $315 Not Available
Single Room BB $2560 $3080 $3855 $5115

High Season  Suppl. pp

$145 Double $180 Single

$155 Double $205 Single $180 Double $235 Single Not Available
Peak Season Suppl. pp

$310 Double          $390 Single 

$310 Double $390 Single $390 Double $490 Single Not Available

PP=PerPerson

Price includes:

  1. 10 nights hotel accommodation including a daily breakfast.
  2. Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  3. Transfers from/to airport upon arrival and departure.
  4. Service of a government licensed English speaking guide on all touring days.
  5. Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor-coach.
  6. Entrance fees as per the itinerary
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