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.
Sunday - Upon arrival at the airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv for an overnight.
Monday - Tel Aviv – Beer Sheba- Masada - Dead Sea
Leave Tel Aviv - via Ashdod - Ashkelon - Beersheba. A short visit to the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. 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, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a possible “float” in the in the salty water of the world’s lowest place. Via Ein Gedi & Kalya, proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.
Tuesday - Jerusalem - sightseeing of the new city
Drive to Mt’ Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). Afternoon drive to the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist) . Return to Hotel.
Wednesday - Jerusalem - (Old City) – Bethlehem
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the stations of the cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt’ Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Afternoon continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.
Thursday - Beit Shean - Nazareth - Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world. Through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. On to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artist's colony. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
Friday - Golan Heights and around the Sea of Galilee
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages, Via Banias, source of the Jordan River to visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter's house at Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
Saturday - Acre - Haifa - Tel Aviv
After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the bay. Proceed along the cost to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and overnight.
Sunday – Jerusalem - Amman Drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to Israel/Jordan 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.
Monday - Amman - Petra After breakfast drive 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.
Tuesday – Petra – Madaba – Mt.Nebo – Jerusalem – Tel Aviv After breakfast drive 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. Continue 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 and then drive to the border and transfer back to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for overnight.
Wednesday – Departure After breakfast transfer to BG airport for departure.
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.
|Per Person in Double Room BB||$1895||$2170||$2590||$3180|
|Supplement for 9 Dinners||$175||$185||$370||Not Available|
|Single Room BB||$2550||$2935||$3710||$4790|
|High Season Suppl. pp||$170 Double $220 Single||$180 Double $235 Single||$235 Double $300 Single||Not Available|
|Peak Season Suppl. pp||$280 Double $350 Single||$300 Double $365 Single||$390 Double $465 Single||Not Available|
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