Israel & Jordan

Israel & Jordan

  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • CODE: RIJ
  • From: $3000

Wonder at some of the world’s oldest sights on this 12-day odyssey through Israel and Jordan. Your escorted vacation reveals the Roman and Crusader ruins of Israel’s Mediterranean shores before taking you to the venerated religious sites of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Galilee. Next, it’s on to mountaintop Masada and the salt-rich Dead Sea before you cross into Jordan to marvel at ancient Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash and other timeless treasures.

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Itinerary at a glance:

DAY 1
USA - Tel Aviv, Israel
DAY 2
Tel Aviv
DAY 3
Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Caesarea - Haifa
DAY 4
Haifa - Sea of Galilee - Capernaum - Tabgha - Nazareth - Jerusalem
DAY 5
Jerusalem
DAY 6
Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem
DAY 7
Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Eilat
DAY 8
Eilat - Wadi Rum, Jordan - Petra
DAY 9
Petra
DAY 10
Petra - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Amman
DAY 11
Amman - Jerash - Amman
DAY 12
Amman - USA

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Your customized trip will draw on the expertise of our travel consultants, each of whom has a deep knowledge of the places you wish to explore.

Tel aviv (1nt) JaffaCaesareaHaifa (1nt) Jerusalem (3 nts) BethlehemMasadaDead seaEilat (1nt) Wadi rumPetra (2 nts) MadabaMt. neboJerashAmman (2 nts)
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1

USA - Tel Aviv, Israel

Board your US flight bound for Israel. Your flight may include international stopovers.


day
2

Tel Aviv

Land at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport and meet your representative. Then, enjoy a convenient transfer to Tel Aviv, sometimes known as the ‘White City’ for its abundance of white-painted Bauhaus-style architecture. After checking in at your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to get a flavor of Israel's second biggest city.


accomodation:

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3

Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Caesarea - Haifa

After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. View Tel Aviv's highlights and see the restored ancient port of Jaffa as your guide charts its long list of imperial rulers, from the Romans to the British. Next, trace the coastal road to Caesarea, a powerful city in Roman and Crusader times. Explore the ruins, including the amphitheater and other Mediterranean-side relics, and delve into the remnants of the 900-year-old Crusader city. Next, continue to Haifa, whose history extends to the biblical era, and visit the Bahai Gardens, a magnificent terraced garden circling the gold-domed Shrine of the Bab, the world center of the Bahai faith. Conclude the day with a visit to the German Colony, the first colony established by German Templers in the Holy Land.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

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4

Haifa - Sea of Galilee - Capernaum - Tabgha - Nazareth - Jerusalem

Make the scenic journey to the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is believed to have had his ministry and walked on water. Stroll the lakeside remnants of Capernaum to see ruins of what's reputed to be the home of St. Peter, and visit Tabgha, where it's held that Jesus performed the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. See the church built on the miracle spot before visiting the Church of the Beatitudes, where it's believed he delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Following lunch in Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on a replica of a Galilean fishing boat from Jesus' time, and continue to Nazareth to view the contemporary Church of the Annunciation. Finally, drive to Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest settlements, for a 3-night stay.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

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5

Jerusalem

Old Jerusalem awaits today, with a morning tour of its world-famous sights—many venerated across the faiths. Admire the sweeping vistas over the city's rooftops from the Mount of Olives before heading to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room, the believed site of Jesus' Last Supper, and the Tomb of King David. Next, delve deep into Old Jerusalem, entering via the Zion Gate and seeing the Roman Cardo and other fascinating sites. After lunch, see the Western Wall, known as the ‘Wailing Wall’—held holy by the Jewish people—and walk part of the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus is said to have carried his cross. Lastly, visit Calvary and its Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the believed site of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

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6

Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem

Today begins in Bethlehem, the reputed birth town of Jesus, with time at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally held to mark his birthplace. Continue to the Milk Grotto, Shepherd’s Field and other sites and then return to Jerusalem to visit Yad Vashem, the Jewish National Memorial to the six million Jewish people killed in the Holocaust. Visit the Holocaust History Museum, Children's Memorial and a memorial service, and afterward, explore the Israel Museum, where you'll see its incredible 50:1 scale model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple era.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

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7

Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Eilat

Bid farewell to Jerusalem and cross the Judean Desert to Masada, site of a majestic rock-top fortress built by King Herod in 35 BC. Ride the cable car to the ruin-strewn plateau and inspect the relics as your guide tells of the Jewish zealots who fought to the death or committed suicide here in 66 AD rather than surrender to the Romans—an event hugely symbolic to the Jewish people. Next, continue to the Dead Sea and enjoy time to float in its salt-rich waters before traveling to Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

day
8

Eilat - Wadi Rum, Jordan - Petra

A day of incredible natural scenery begins as you cross the Arava border into Jordan for Wadi Rum, a UNESCO-listed wilderness of desert peaks, valleys and dunes immortalized in the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ Take an exciting 4x4 guided drive through the red-hued mountains and gorges, stopping at hidden oases, natural springs, and an ancient Nabataean temple. Afterward, continue to Petra for a 2-night stay.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

Hyatt Zaman or Similar - ★★★★

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9

Petra

After breakfast, explore UNESCO-protected Petra, the rose-red city carved into a gorge by the Nabataeans 2,500 years ago. Start your guided tour on foot or horseback before entering Petra via the Siq, a narrow rock fissure that suddenly opens onto your first glimpse of the glorious Treasury. After admiring its timeless façade, head deeper into the gorge as it reveals royal tombs, an amphitheatre, and other ancient rock-hewn monuments.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

Hyatt Zaman or Similar - ★★★★

day
10

Petra - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Amman

Today strike westward to Madaba, known as the ‘Mosaic City’ for its stunning Byzantine-era church mosaics. On arrival, enter the Church of St. George to admire the prize mosaic—arichly detailed 6th-century floor map depicting the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Then, make tracks for Mt. Nebo, where it’s believed Moses first saw the bible’s Promised Land before drawing his last breath. Take in the panoramic views from the top, which on clear days extend to Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, before continuing to Amman.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

day
11

Amman - Jerash - Amman

Look forward to a full day of discovery today, starting with a tour of Jordan's vibrant capital. View the city's main landmarks, including the Roman amphitheater and Citadel, and then travel onward to the stunning, UNESCO World Heritage site of Roman Jerash. This once-flourishing city was one of Rome's Decapolis (Land of Ten Cities) and is one of the best-preserved of its kind in the world. Marvel at the columned Oval Plaza, streets, temples, and theaters before heading back to Amman where this evening brings a delicious farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

day
12

Amman - USA

Depart Amman today with an early-morning transfer to the airport to catch your homeward flight to the US.


Included: Breakfast at hotel

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What's included

Guided sightseeing tours with specialist local guides.

All first class hotels as listed, or similar.

Daily buffet breakfast at hotels.

9 restaurant lunches, 5 hotel dinners, and 4 restaurant dinners including farewell dinner in Amman.

Admission fees and special transportation included for sightseeing attractions, including round-trip cable car ride in Masada, 2 hours jeep tour in Wadi Rum, horseback ride in Petra, as per the itinerary.

Group airport-hotel transfers on arrival (Tel Aviv) and departure (Amman) for Air+Land passengers

Luggage handling of one piece per person at hotels and other locations where available.

First-class air-conditioned coach touring with professional drivers. A bottle of mineral water per person per day.

Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

The Dan Panorama Hotel Furnished with contemporary flair and highlighted by splendid views,  across the street is the Mediterranean sea. The hotel features elegantly appointed guestrooms that blend luxury with the efficacy of advanced technology. With a huge pool and sundeck, premium leisure-time facilities and dining options, as well as all the dynamic and sophisticated attractions of Tel Aviv on its doorstep

Haifa: Dan Panorama Haifa or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

The hotel adjoins the city’s upscale Panorama Mall. The views from this perfect Haifa hotel are simply spectacular, You can have 360° Panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Carmel. The renovated guestrooms sport an elegant and sophisticated décor, while the public areas are ideal for relaxing. The pool area offers great views, and there is also a fitness center with a sauna.

Jerusalem: Dan Jerusalem Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Designed around a series of beautiful patios, the Dan Jerusalem Hotel sits on the historic slopes of Mount Scopus, overlooking the famous Jerusalem skyline and the rolling Judean Hills. Hotel features a selection of gourmet restaurants and a bar. There is also a heated indoor pool, and a fully equipped spa offering a wide range of health and beauty facilities.

Eilat: Dan Panorama Eilat or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Ideal for a vacation that blends sun and fun with Eilat's spectacular natural attractions, the Dan Panorama Eilat Hotel is splendidly located overlooking a tranquil marina where sailboats anchor. A premium Eilat hotel with contemporary style guest rooms and suites - all with private balconies - where everything is planned for your enjoyment and every modern comfort is featured. 

Petra: Hyatt Zaman or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

The hyatt zaman hotel & resort village is one of the most attractive places in jordan where tourists meet and enjoy their stay in the country. Hyatt Zaman provides the ideal place for visitors who wish to explore petra while at the same time offering modem recreational facilities and entertainment in an authentic late 19th century jordanian village. 

Amman: Crowne Plaza Amman or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

The Crowne Plaza® Amman hotel is situated on the highest peak of Amman, close to a major shopping district and is 4 km away from the new city center (Abdali).we are close to Queen Alia International Airport and in 15 minutes range of most embassies without traffic. You can start your day with a buffet breakfast at our Brasserie Oasis. Indulge in a leisurely swim in our heated indoor or outdoor pool or work out at our modern gym.

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