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Itinerary

2017 - 'Israel and Jordan Explorer Tour'
10 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday

Jerusalem

Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Jerusalem where they'll help you settle in and introduce you to the local area.

Overnight Jerusalem
4 star
Day 2
Sunday

Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra

After breakfast in Jerusalem we'll begin our journey to the Mediterranean coast where we'll visit the impressive Herodian city of Caesarea. Whilst here we'll have the opportunity to see the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheatre that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. After time to explore we'll head up the coast to see the beautiful Bahai Gardens in Israel's third city - Haifa. From here we'll also tour Acre - the crusader port and visit the grottoes at Rosh Hanikra.

Overnight Jerusalem
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Monday

Mediterranean Israel, Tel Aviv and Jaffa

Today we head back towards the Mediterranean where we'll visit the ancient port city of Jaffa, followed by the bustling and vibrant city of Tel Aviv, known for being the cultural capital of Israel and for its beautiful golden beaches. You'll have free time to explore the city and beaches.

Overnight Jerusalem
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Tuesday

Jordan, Jerash, Madaba and Mt Nebo

Today we cross the border into the Kingdom of Jordan. Firstly we'll visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy, the ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Having been hidden for centuries in sand, evacuations over the past 70 years have revealed a fine example of grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism, comprising paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.
After exploring Jerash we start heading south, past the capital Amman towards Petra. En-route we stop in Madaba and see the town's main attraction, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George where we'll see its famous 6th Century Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land and other biblical sites. We'll also enjoy great views of the Holy Land from Mt. Nebo, known as the burial place of the prophet Moses. Our journey today will end in Petra where we'll spend the night, getting ready for the main event tomorrow!

Overnight Petra
3 star
(B, L, D)
Day 5
Wednesday

Petra, Wadi Rum

We enjoy a full day today inside the world famous Nabatean site of Petra. The ancient capital of the Nabataean commercial empire until the Romans finally took over in 106AD. Petra is situated on the edge of Wadi Aruba, whose canyon walls and surrounding hills make it almost impossible to approach except through a narrow, winding cleft in the rock, called the Siq. We have a whole day today to tour this fascinating city then free time to explore yourselves. We start by walking through the Siq, which rises to 200m above us, and narrows to just 2m wide in places. All of a sudden, a now classic view appears around one corner, and one of Petra's most impressive monuments, the Khazneh (Treasury) comes into view. From the Khazneh, the valley opens out, with tombs carved into the rock on both sides. We'll see the ruined Roman amphitheatre, and colonnaded street, and during your free time you can walk up a steep and narrow winding gorge past beautifully coloured sandstone cliff walls to the huge and imposing 'Monastery'. The biggest of Petra's carved monuments, this is truly spectacular, as are the distant views west across Wadi Aruba and the Jordan valley. Another climb can take you to the High Place of Sacrifice, and Lion Fountain. All in all, this is a full and tiring, but hugely rewarding day touring one of the world's most famous ancient sites. After a full day exploring incredible Petra, we'll make a short drive to nearby Wadi Rum where we then spend a memorable night at the camp where we enjoy our Bedouin hosts' hospitality, traditional food, and plenty of tea. You can sleep in comfortable Bedouin tents (beds and all bedding provided).

Overnight Wadi Rum
Desert Camp
(B, L, D)
Day 6
Thursday

Jeep Safari, Aqaba tour

After breakfast in Wadi Rum, we take a jeep safari through the beautiful desert scenery, seeing more of the sheer cliffs and bizarre rock formations. After leaving Wadi Rum behind we visit the Red Sea resort towns of Aqaba and Eilat where you'll have some free time before we leave at around 8pm in the evening to return to Jerusalem where we'll spend the night (arriving around midnight).

Overnight Jerusalem
4 star
(B)
Day 7
Friday

Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives. Drive to the Old City. Enter the walled city and visit the Roman Cardo, the Western Wall, and walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Later, subject to time restrictions and border permissions, enter the Occupied Palestinian Territories and visit Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and Mangers Square.

Overnight Jerusalem
4 star
(B)
Day 8
Saturday

Galilee, Nazareth, Cana, Mount Beatitude, Yardenit

Our day today is focused on the Galilee region. Leaving Jerusalem we pass through the Jezreel Valley (Valley of the Armageddon) on your way to Nazareth, where you'll tour the Basilica of the Annunciation and St Joseph. Drive through Cana and pass the Church of the Multiplication. Visit Cana, and see Mount Beatitude on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Yardenit Baptism Site on the Jordan River and immerse in the water. Our day ends in Jerusalem.

Overnight Jerusalem
4 star
(B)
Day 9
Sunday

Masada, Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea, subject to the weather, that many believe has its therapeutic effects.

Overnight Jerusalem
4 star
(B)
Day 10
Monday

Jerusalem

Your tour comes to an end today after breakfast in Jerusalem.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Airport Transfer - Tel Aviv
    Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
  • Outbound Airport Transfer - Tel Aviv
    Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • 9 nights - accommodation.
    3 nights
    4 star
    Jerusalem
    1 night
    3 star
    Petra
    1 night
    Desert Camp
    Wadi Rum
    4 nights
    4 star
    Jerusalem
  • 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Tips
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Acre - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bethlehem - Church Of the Nativity
  • Church of the Multiplication
  • Eilat
  • Haifa
  • Jaffa
  • Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Jerusalem - Via Dolorosa
  • Madaba
  • Masada - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Mt. Nebo - Panoramic Views
  • Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
  • Petra - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Tel Aviv
  • Wadi Rum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Aqaba
  • Caesarea - Ancient Site
  • Dead Sea - Swimming, sunbaking, relaxing
  • Galilee Sea
  • Haifa - Bahai Gardens - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Jerash - Ancient Roman Site
  • Jerusalem - Cardo
  • Jerusalem - Mount of Olives
  • Jerusalem - Western Wall
  • Madaba - Church of St. George - Mosaics
  • Mount of the Beatitudes
  • Nazareth
  • Nazareth - Church St. Joseph
  • Rosh Hanikra
  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Dinner
  • Yardenit
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Jordan

Petra
Alanbat Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Wadi Mousa
Petra
Ph. :
+962 3 215 6265
Fax :
+962 3 215 6888
Website :
www.alanbat.com
Alanbat Hotel
Alanbat Hotel
Alanbat Hotel
Wadi Rum
Bait Ali Camp
Standard : Desert Camp
Address :-
Wadi Rum
Website :
www.baitali.com
Bait Ali Camp
Bait Ali Camp

Israel

Jerusalem
Jerusalem Gold Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
234 Jaffa Street
(entrance on Tsvi 17)
Jerusalem
Ph. :
+972-2-501-3333
Jerusalem Gold Hotel
Jerusalem Gold Hotel
Jerusalem Gold Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
22 Apr 2017
15 Sep 2017
1,999.00
730.00
16 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
2,429.00
730.00
23 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
2,659.00
730.00
07 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017
2,429.00
730.00
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15 Dec 2017
1,999.00
730.00
16 Dec 2017
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2,289.00
730.00
23 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2017
2,659.00
730.00
Deposit Option available for Israel and Jordan Explorer Tour :
 
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Deposit
01 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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