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Highlights of Israel & Jordan 10 nights - Departs every Sunday


From £1979pp including return flights from Heathrow Airport

SUNDAY

Ben Gurion / Tel Aviv

Upon arrival to airport meet our local representative and transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for overnight. 

MONDAY

Tel Aviv / Beer Sheba / Masada Dead Sea 

Leave Tel Aviv - via Ashdod - Ashkelon - Beersheba.  Start your day with a short visit to Beersheba, the Negev capital.  Continue via Arad to Masada and 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 and bathhouse.  Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.  Descend for a possible “float” in the salty water of the worlds lowest place.  Via Ein Gedi & Kalya, proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.

TUESDAY

Jerusalem (New City)

Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem.  Go 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.  Take an afternoon drive to the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist).  Return to your hotel.

WEDNESDAY

Jerusalem (Old City) / Bethlehem*

Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renowned 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.

 

THURSDAY

Beit Shean / Tiberias / Galilee

Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world. Travel through Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean.  Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City.  Proceed to Tiberias, the old centre 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.

FRIDAY

Upper Galilee / Golan Heights / Nazareth

Drive to the Golan Heights.  Visit the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages, Via Banias the 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.

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 for a sightseeing tour 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 theatre and the Crusader fortress. End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa. 

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

SUNDAY 

Hussein Bridge (Allenby Bridge) / Jerash / Amman

Drive from Tel Aviv to the border crossing 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.

Monday 

Amman / Petra      

After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa. Then 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 (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (Al Madhbah) from this point you can view the whole of the rock city, then back to Wadi Musa village for overnight.               

Tuesday

Amman / Madaba / Mount Nebo / Tel Aviv 

Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holyland and ruins of historical sites. Continue about 10Kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho, and Dead Sea.  Visit the remains of a Byzantine church with a mosaic floor, and then drive to the border and onto Tel Aviv.

Wednesday

Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion

Departure transfer from your hotel to Ben Gurion Airport

* Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

 

HOTEL PLAN:

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Tel Aviv

Carlton

Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama

Metropolitan / Grand Beach

Sea.Net / Gilgal

Galilee

Kfar Giladi - Boutique Room

Kfar Giladi - Deluxe Room

Kfar Giladi

Kfar Giladi

Jerusalem

David Citadel / Mamilla

Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama

Grand Court / Leonardo

Jerusalem Gate / Rimonim Shalom

Amman

Marriott Amman

Regency Palace

Grand Palace / Ramada

Larsa/Liwan

Petra

Marriott Petra

Beit Zamman

Kings Way Inn

Petra Palace / Amra

The hotels appearing in the table might be replaced with similar ones.

The rates include the following services:

·         Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)

·         10 nights' accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis

·         9 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide

·         Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary

 Itinerary subject to change.  Price is per person based on 2 sharing a twin/double. Subject to availability at the time of booking.

 

 

 

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