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Highlights of Israel & Jordan

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Highlights Of Israel & Jordan – Sunday Arrival – 10 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.

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DAY 1 SUNDAY: ARRIVAL TEL AVIV
Arrival to Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Category A Property: Gilgal / Seanet
Category B Property: Metropolitan / Grand Beach
Category C Property: Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama

DAY 2 MONDAY: Tel Aviv – Beer Sheba – Masada – Dead Sea
Leave Tel Aviv – via Ashdod, Ashkelon to Beersheba for 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.

Category A Property: Jerusalem Gate / Rimonim
Category B Property: Grand Court / Leonardo
Category C Property: Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama

DAY 3 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 visit to Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist). Return to Hotel.

DAY 4 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. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.

DAY 5 THURSDAY Beit Shean – Tiberias – 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 beautifully reserved Roman City. Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Category A Property: Kibbutz Hotel Kfar Giladi
Category B Property: Kibbutz Hotel Kfar Giladi
Category C Property: Kibbutz Hotel Kfar Giladi Deluxe rooms

DAY 6 FRIDAY Upper Galilee and Golan Heights – Nazareth
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages Via Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabala, to visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian Holy Sites.
Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

DAY 7 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 coast 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.

Category A Property: Gilgal / Seanet
Category B Property: Metropolitan / Grand Beach
Category C Property: Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama

DAY 8 SUNDAY Hussein Bridge or (Allenby Bridge) – Jerash – Amman
Drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the 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. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple. Then drive to Amman for a city tour of the Jordanian Capital.
Overnight in Amman

Category A Property: Liwan / Larsa
Category B Property: Grand Palace
Category C Property: Regency Palace

DAY 9 MONDAY Amman – Petra
After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa.
Ride on horseback to the “Siq” (canyon) and then on foot to Petra known as “Sela Edom” or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D.

Visit the most interesting monuments, such as the Treasury, El Khazneh, the field of tombs, obelisks and the altar, (Al Madhbah) – from this point you can view the whole of the rock city. Then back to Wadi Musa for overnight.

Category A Property: Petra Palace / Amra Palace
Category B Property: Petra Panorama
Category C Property: Beit Zaman / Nabatean Castle

DAY 10 TUESDAY Petra – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Jerusalem – Tel Aviv
Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holyland and ruins of historical sites.

Continue about 10 kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea, etc. Visit the remains of a Byzantine church with a mosaic floor, and then drive to the border and transfer back to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv for overnight.

Category A Property: Gilgal / Seanet
Category B Property: Metropolitan / Grand Beach
Category C Property: Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama
DAY 11 WEDNESDAY TEL AVIV DEPARTURE
This morning, transfer to airport for your onward flight.

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OVERVIEW

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DEPARTURE

Group departure guaranteed for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary.

INCLUSIONS

• 9 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
• 9 x buffet breakfast
• Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
• Personalised welcome package
• Entrances to Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Moscow Kremlin, the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir and the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl in Bogolyubovo
• Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
• Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
• Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)
• Portage at hotels and railway stations

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.
Personal expenses, extras in the hotels, tips to guides and drivers and beverages
OPTIONAL TOURS
• 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace: EUR 70.00 pp
• Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace: EUR 50.00 pp
• 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace: EUR 75.00 pp
• 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum: EUR 50.00 pp
• Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch: EUR 40.00 pp
• 3-hour guided channel cruise: EUR 50.00 pp
• 3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour: EUR 25.00 pp
• 3-hour Moscow by night tour and river cruise: EUR 50.00 pp
• 8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad: EUR 80.00 pp
• Visit to Old Russian Circus: EUR 70.00 pp
• 6-hours tour of Suzdal and visit to the Nativity Cathedral, Museum of Wooden Architecture, St. Ethymius Monastery and the Transfiguration Cathedral: EUR 80.00 pp

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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