Highlights of Israel & Jordan

Highlights of Israel & Jordan

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Highlights of Israel & Jordan

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

Visiting: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, HaGoshrim, Beit She'an, Nazareth, Safed, Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Jaffa, Amman, Jerash, Wadi Musa, Petra, Madaba, Mount Nebo

Tour code:

33

Recommended For:

50 plus, Couples, Family-Kids, Singles

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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Tour Overview

Our Highlights of Israel & Jordan tour is a journey for all faiths, opening a window to the country’s history - past and present, as well as its people and diverse cultures. With a professional guide, explore the iconic sites of Jerusalem’s Old City, Nazareth and Bethlehem; Masada and the Dead Sea. In the north of the country, visit the serene Galilee and the Golan Heights. Other key sites visited on the tour include Haifa, Caesarea, the crusader fortress of Acre, Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa. Continue to Jordan, visiting Jerash, Amman, Madaba, Mount Nebo and spectacular Petra.

Highlights

  • Visit the iconic sites of Jerusalem's Old City and Bethlehem

  • Explore Masada Fortress and float on the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth

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

  • Accompanied by a tour guide with a deep-rooted connection to the land, and in-depth knowledge about history, politics, religion, culture

  • Continue to Jordan for an in-depth visit to the major highlights of the Hashemite kingdom

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

• Upon arrival to Tel Aviv Airport you will be met by our representative who will be holding a sign with your name on, immediately after passport control. Our representative will guide you to pick up your luggage, after which you will be escorted via Customs to meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel.
• Evening at leisure in Tel Aviv.
• Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 2 : Masada & Dead Sea
Location: Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• Meet your tour guide in the morning and set off from Tel Aviv, driving south, passing by the cities of Ashdod, Ashkelon and Beersheba, the capital of the Negev Desert.
• Continue via Arad to Masada, Israel’s foremost archaeological park.
• Ascend via cable-car for a thorough visit that gives insight to the rituals, politics and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.
• Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and to float in its salty waters.
• Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, proceed through the Judean Desert to Jerusalem.
• Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3 : Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ein Karem
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• 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 4 : Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• 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 5 : Beit Shean / Nazareth / Safed
Location: HaGoshrim, Beit She'an, Nazareth, Safed
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• 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 6 : Sea Of Galilee & Golan Heights
Location: HaGoshrim, Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• 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 7 : Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Jaffa
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”.
• End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa.
• Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 8 : Jordan / Jerash / Amman
Location: Amman, Jerash
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• Drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the Sheikh Hussein 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 etc.
• Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital.
• Overnight in Amman.

Day 9 : Petra
Location: Wadi Musa, Petra
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra.
• Ride on horseback to the "Siq" (canyon) and then on foot to Petra, known as the 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.
• Return to Wadi Musa village.
• Overnight in Petra.

Day 10 : Madaba / Mount Nebo / Tel Aviv
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Madaba, Mount Nebo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• Drive northwards to Madaba to visit the remains of the Byzantine church with its ancient mosaic floor map, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the mosaic map of the Holy Land and Jerusalem.
• Continue about 10kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea.
• Drive to the border and return to Tel Aviv.
• Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 11 : Departure
Location: Ben Gurion Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast

• Departure transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for international departure.

What's Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

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

  • Accommodation

    10 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Fully Guided

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

  • Entrance Fees

    Entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary while touring.

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

    Daily buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room. (Optional dinner supplement available).

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

    Border taxes required - approx.

    $52 per person (paid on the day of the tour)

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Optional Extras

  • 9 Dinner Supplement

    Dinners taken in the hotel dining room (buffet style) are available to book as extra. When including dinner supplement, the first night is not included.

Check out our Q&As

  • 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. Please check with the relevant consulates for each country or ask us to give you the information.

  • 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.

  • 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 flights included in this tour?

    Flights are not included in this tour.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

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

  • 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.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes, the touring vehicle is air conditioned.

  • 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.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    There are no specific vaccinations required to enter Israel.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

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

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Stay25784088358  

How to see Israel

10-Jul-2019

What a fantastic way to see Israel, we were only 14 in our group We had an amazing guide who was factual beyond belief, he was a walking encyclopaedia ! Thank you Yossi and CTO

busy bee  

Israel/Jordan Highlights tour 10 days

31-Oct-2019

My first trip to Israel,made very special by an excellent tour guide,Lorne. You made history and culture come alive with your knowledge of Israel with it's colourful past and present. It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for taking such good care of us! CTO have a great asset!We enjoyed every moment,I'll be back for sure! Thank you!

Go30565414356  

Unforgettable

27-Mar-2019

My husband and I felt safe and taken care of the whole time we were out of country. From getting off the plane to getting back on, our needs were met, no questions in our mind. Our guides were VERY informative and accepting of any question we had about our touring. Our guides were very well organized. The food was so fantastic, never went hungry, as well as bathroom stops were just right. We loved our trip. Our Israel and Jordan trip was a trip of a lifetime... unforgettable!

NorthStar17114299639  

Israel Highlights

17-Oct-2019

The tour was very well organized. Yossi our guide did a great job explaining things, he was fun and knowledgeable about every thing. We had a good balance of free time and tour time. They did a good job of handing over when we went to different parts (Bethlehem, Jordan)... we were always looked after. We would recommend this tour for those who go to Israel for the first time and want to get a good overview of the4 country and the sites,

Peter K  

Very well organized tour, with good tour guides and schedules

19-Oct-2020

We joined the 8-day Israel tour plus the 3-day Jordan tag-on at the end. Most of the "greatest hits" in Israel were included, as were the best sights in Jordan. The tour guides (one for Israel and one for Jordan) were excellent, as was the scheduling -- not too hectic, not too slack. We also paid extra for including the dinners for all evenings, and that turned out to be a great decision. Not only was the food superb everywhere, but it saved us the time and trouble to go look for dinner ourselves, leaving us plenty of time to relax and to get enough sleep each night. Overall, from airport pick-up to drop-off, everything was well organized and our needs were well taken care of.

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