Bibleland Tour & Petra

Bibleland Tour & Petra

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Bibleland Tour & Petra

8 Days Starting and ending in Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv

Visiting: Jerusalem, Ein Karem, Bethlehem, Galilee Mountains, Nazareth, Safed, Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Eilat, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Wadi Musa, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Tour code:

52

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-90

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat, Kosher

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Sightseeing

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NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Our Bibleland tour covers both classical biblical sites as well as Israel’s history and culture on this 7 night guided tour with an expert, professional guide. Explore the iconic sites of the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City; visit Bethlehem, Nazareth and Tiberias in the Galilee, and the Golan Heights in the north. Haifa, Caesarea and the crusader fortress of Acre are also included. After touring in central Israel, spend a night on the Red Sea coast and a day tour from Eilat to the spectacular rose-red city of Petra in Jordan.

Highlights

  • Extension to the Red Sea and spectacular Petra

  • See the bible come to life at the iconic sites of Jerusalem's Old City and Bethlehem

  • Walk in the place where King David once fought and Jesus practised his ministry

  • Travel through the mountain ranges and valleys of northern Israel

  • Journey to the biblical and historic sites surrounding the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival

Location: Jerusalem

Accommodation: Hotel

• Upon arrival to the airport you will meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.

Day 2 : Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem, Ein Karem, Bethlehem

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• Start the day at the 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.
• Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born.
• Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.
• Visit Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
• Return to your Jerusalem hotel.

Day 3 : Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.
• Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
• To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
• Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives.
• Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
• In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders' interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.
• Return to your Jerusalem hotel.

Day 4 : Beit Shean / Nazareth / Safed

Location: Galilee Mountains, Nazareth, Safed

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world.
• Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean, and visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City.
• On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites.
• Proceed to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and centre of Jewish mysticism, to visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony.
• Overnight in a kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.

Day 5 : Golan Heights / Sea Of Galilee

Location: Galilee Mountains, Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• Drive up to the Golan Heights passing by Banias, source of the Jordan River, former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages.
• Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process.
• Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
• Onwards to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning.
• Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee).
• Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Day 6 : Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Eilat

Location: Eilat, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

• After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.
• Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa bay.
• Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”.
• Continue to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv for a short flight to Ramon Airport, Eilat and transfer to Eilat, the Red Sea resort.
• Overnight in Eilat.

Day 7 : Eilat / Petra / Tel Aviv

Location: Wadi Musa

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

• After breakfast leave Eilat, Israel and cross into Jordan at the Arava border.
• Drive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert, passing by the Wadi Rum area.
• Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq, a narrow passage through the mountains that has inspired people for centuries.
• Up to the Treasury which suddenly appears at the end of the gorge, leaving visitors breath taken by its' size, color and beauty.
• Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre, which once held 3,000 spectators.
• Exit the city and stop for a sit-down lunch in Wadi Musa - the new town of Petra, followed by a visit to Moses Spring before leaving.
• Drive to Aqaba for a short city tour, before returning to the Arava border and back to Ramon Airport, Eilat for return flight to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv.
• Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Tel Aviv hotel for overnight.

Day 8 : Departure

Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo

Meals Included: Breakfast

• Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    7 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Assistance at the airport upon arrival. Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    Return flights from Tel Aviv to Eilat. Transfers from Ramon Airport, Eilat to hotel on Saturday evening and border to Ramon Airport, Eilat on Sunday evening.

  • Entrance Fees

    Entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary while touring.

  • Fully Guided

    Service of a Government licensed, professional guide on all touring days.

  • Meals – Half Board

    4 dinners included (no dinners included on first night and last 2 nights due to flight times)

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

    Daily buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room.

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

    Border taxes & visa to Jordan required - $130 per person (paid on the day of the tour)

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Check out our Q&As

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    We GUARANTEE that every tour will operate as long as there is a minimum of 2 travellers.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Entrance fees to all of the sites visited on the itinerary are included in the price. The only exception is the boat ride on the Sea of Galilee which is operated according to weather conditions and paid for at the time of sailing as long as it goes ahead. (Approx. US$10).

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    There is no limit to luggage, however we would appreciate if you advise us should you have more than 2 suitcases per person for storage in the bus during travelling between accommodations.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes. As soon as your reservation has been processed, we will contact you with all of the necessary information regarding accommodation and airport procedures.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    There is a supplement for solo travellers. Our tours provide private rooms for solo travellers. We do not provide the option to join the room of other travellers on our tours.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    The local guide is an English speaking, professional, licensed tour guide.

  • Will we be met on arrival?

    On arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met immediately after passport control by our representative, who will direct you to receive your luggage and then escort you to the driver who will be waiting to take you to your hotel. For departure, your driver will wait for you at the hotel to take you to the airport.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are able to help you with any pre or post tour accommodation and are able to guarantee that you will stay in the same hotel that the tour will start or finish if required, so that you will not have to move hotels.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    While most nationalities receive tourist visas on arrival, certain nationalities require visas arranged in advance to enter Israel or Jordan. As long as you are not holding a restricted nationality passport for Jordan, we arrange your visa for your tour to Petra.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Children above the age of 5 years old are permitted to join the tour.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes, the touring vehicle is air conditioned.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes - Transfers on arrival and departure are included in this tour.

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    In Israel, Israeli Shekels are the local currency. Exchange bureaus are located at the airport on arrival. In Jordan, Jordanian Dinars are the local currency. Exchange bureaus are available at the border for visiting Jordan. However, nearly all outlets will also accept US Dollars.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    There are no specific vaccinations required to enter Israel.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

malw k  

Loved every minute of the tour

24-Feb-2019

Loved every minute of the tour My boyfriend and I took part, and everything was perfect — the organization, knowledgeable guide, friendly atmosphere and, of course, breathtaking views. Truly amazing experience!

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