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Highlights of Israel & Jordan – 11 Days

$ 2,115.00

Step into the ancient world of the Middle East on a journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Retrace the origins of Judaism and Christianity in Jerusalem. Gaze over the desert at the ancient rock fortress of Masada. Explore the ancient rock-cut city of Petra.

11 days showcases Tel Aviv – Caesarea – Haifa – Tiberias – Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Dead Sea – Massada – Amman – Petra

Description

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.

Moderate
* * *
Featured Moderate Hotel

  • Sorriso or similar

 
Superior
* * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Hilton Garden Inn Golden Horn

 
Luxury
* * * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Grand Beach Hotel

 
Super Deluxe
+*****+
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Dan Panorama Hotel

 

Day 2 (Monday) – Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre
Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman Theater and Aqueduct.

Continue to Megiddo, recognized as the site of Armageddon. View the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system.

Drive to Haifa and view the Persian Gardens at the Bahai Shrine before continuing to Acre to visit the ancient City and Harbor.

Moderate
* * *
Featured Merderate Hotel

  • Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

 
Superior
* * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

 
Luxury
* * * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

 
Super Deluxe
+*****+
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

 

Day 3 (Tuesday) – Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias
After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; Visit Yigal Alon museum where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st Century, is displayed. take a boat ride to Capernaum. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue.

Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Loaves and Fish and visit the Church of the Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor.

Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and waterfalls and tour the Golan Heights. Return to Kibbutz.
Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi.

Day 4 (Wednesday) – Nazareth / Beit Shean
Drive to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee. Visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Drive to Yardenit, the place where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee, and Baptism place.

Continue to Beit Shean, a newly excavated city, and visit the Roman Theater.

Drive along the Jordan River to Jerusalem.

Moderate
* * *
Featured Merderate Hotel

  • Gold Jerusalem Hotel

 
Superior
* * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Prima Park Hotel

 
Luxury
* * * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Grand Court Hotel

 
Super Deluxe
+*****+
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Dan Panorama Hotel

 

Day 5 (Thursday) – Jerusalem – Old City
Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the City. Visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion.

Enter the walls of the Old City and visit the Herodian Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included), Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Oriental Bazaar. Visit the Garden Tomb.

Day 6 (Friday) – Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation, proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust. Visit the Israel museum, 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.
Proceed to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of Nativity.

Day 7 (Saturday) – Dead Sea /Qumeran/ Massada
Drive to Qumeran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found. Visit the ancient city of Qumeran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Descend by cable car.

Time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea.

Day 8 (Sunday) Jerusalem – Hussein Bridge or (Allenby Bridge) – Jerash – Amman
Drive from 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

Moderate
* * *
Featured Merderate Hotel

  • Liwan Hotel

 
Superior
* * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Grand Palace

 
Luxury
* * * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Regency Palace

 
Super Deluxe
+*****+
Featured Superior Hotel

  • 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.

Moderate
* * *
Featured Merderate Hotel

  • Amra Palace

 
Superior
* * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Nabatean Castle

 
Luxury
* * * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Marriott Petra

 
Super Deluxe
+*****+
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Marriott Petra

 

Day 10 (Tuesday) Petra – Madaba – Mount Nebo – 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 Tel Aviv for overnight.

Moderate
* * *
Featured Merderate Hotel

  • Deborah Hotel

 
Superior
* * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Grand Beach Hotel

 
Luxury
* * * * *
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Grand Beach Hotel

 
Super Deluxe
+*****+
Featured Superior Hotel

  • Dan Panorama Hotel

 

Day 11 (Wednesday) Tel Aviv Departure
This morning, transfer to airport for your onward flight.



Moderate
$2115
per person based on sharing

  • Low: $2115
  • Fair: $2150
  • High: $2225

Superior
$2355
per person based on sharing

  • Low: $2355
  • Fair: $2435
  • High: $2495

 
Luxury
$2505
per person based on sharing

  • Low: $2505
  • Fair: $2595
  • High: $2635

Super Deluxe
$2835
per person based on sharing

  • Low: $2835
  • Fair: $3115
  • High: $3175

2019: Jan 6 – Feb 24
2019: Dec 1 – Dec 29
2019: Mar 3 – Nov 24

GROUP DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019

January:
6, 13, 20, 27
February:
3, 10, 17, 24
March:
3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April:
7, 28
May:
5, 12, 19, 26
June:
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July:
7, 14, 21, 28
August:
4, 11, 18, 25
September:
1, 8, 15, 22
October
27
November:
3, 10, 17, 24
December:
1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Additional information

OVERVIEW

Step into the ancient world of the Middle East on a journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Retrace the origins of Judaism and Christianity in Jerusalem. Gaze over the desert at the ancient rock fortress of Masada. Explore the ancient rock-cut city of Petra.

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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