Highlights of Israel, Jordan & Cairo

Highlights of Israel, Jordan & Cairo

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Highlights of Israel, Jordan & Cairo

13 Days Starting in Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv and ending in Cairo International Airport, Cairo

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

Tour code:

45

Recommended For:

50 plus, Couples, 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

Explore the iconic sites of Jerusalem’s Old City; Nazareth and Bethlehem; Masada and the Dead Sea. In the north of Israel, visit the serene Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. Other key sites include Haifa, Caesarea, Acre, Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Continue to Jordan, visiting Jerash, Amman, Madaba, Mount Nebo and spectacular Petra. In Egypt - visit Cairo to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and Memphis & Sakkara, Khan el Khalili bazaar and The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

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

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

  • Travel to the Pyramids and the bustling city of Egypt's capital on the River Nile

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, Ein Karem, Bethlehem
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, Nazareth, Safed, Beit She'an
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 / Cairo
Location: Cairo, 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 Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
• Fly from Amman to Cairo.
• Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport you will be met by our representative who will be holding a sign with your name on, at passport control. Our representative will assist with passport and visa formalities, after which you will be escorted to meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel.
• Overnight in Cairo.

Day 11 : Cairo Citadel & Egyptian Museum
Location: Cairo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• Begin the day in the capital city starting with a tour of the Egyptian Museum with the treasures from the Tut-Ankh-Amun burial site.
• Continue to the Citadel to enjoy a spectacular view of Cairo.
• Visit the Alabaster Mosque, which adds a wonderful picture-postcard element to Cairo’s skyline.
• You will be given some time at leisure for shopping in the famous Khan-el-Khalili bazaar which is a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways. This vast bazaar tempts the senses with spices, perfume and glittering gold, silver and brass.
• Overnight in Cairo.

Day 12 : Cairo Pyramids & Sphinx
Location: Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Saqarah, Memphis
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• Visit Memphis, the ancient capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt and home of a colossal Statue of Ramesses II and the Alabaster Sphinx.
• Continue to the “Cemetery City” of Sakkara and view the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest of all Pyramids.
• In the afternoon you will visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only present-day survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
• Nearby, the mystical Sphinx surveys the plains of Giza. The 20m high man-animal Sphinx, created as a “living image of the sun-god”, built by Chephren to guard the entrance to the Pyramids.
• Overnight in Cairo.

Day 13 : Departure
Location: Cairo International Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to Cairo International Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    12 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

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

  • International Travel

    Flight Amman / Cairo

  • 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 – Breakfast Only

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

What's Not Included

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Country Entry Visas

    Border Taxes & Border Shuttle transfers - Israel & Jordan - approx.

    US$32 per person (paid on tour).

    Entry Visa to Egypt (US$30 per person (paid on tour).

Optional Extras

  • 10 Dinner Supplement

    Dinners taken in the hotel dining room (buffet style) are available to book as extra. When including dinner supplement, no dinners are included on first night and 10th night due to flight times.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    The flight between Amman and Cairo is included in the tour.

  • 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, Jordan or Egypt. As long as you are not holding a restricted nationality passport for Jordan, we arrange your visa for your tour to Jordan. As long as you are not holding a restricted nationality passport for Egypt, your visa is issued on arrival at Cairo Airport.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    There are no specific vaccinations required to enter Israel.

  • 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.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes, the touring vehicle is air conditioned.

  • 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).

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Children above the age of 5 years old are permitted to join the 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. In Egypt, Egyptian Pounds are the local currency. Exchange bureaus are located at the airport on arrival. However, nearly all outlets will also accept US Dollars.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

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

  • 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.

  • 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 of this Operator

Elaine  

Best tour group company in Israel

26-Feb-2020

I did a lot of research before coming to Israel. CTO were the only company that reached back out to me effectively and were able to answer all of my questions. I now understand that is because they are the people who were the actual tour organizers, whereas many of the other tours advertised were the same tour sold by different agents who all book through CTO anyway. So I was talking to the source. Rebecca helped me with this entire trip until I boarded for Israel. This company was so organized that I couldn’t believe it from the moment we arrived in Tel Aviv until our very last day of the tour. A big shout out to Eyal for being such an amazing/kind tour guide and Aladdin our driver. This is a trip I will never forget.

John R, Canada  

A great company to see Israel with

05-Dec-2019

CTO provided a great experience for my tour last month, they were fantastic. Our guide was the best guide I've ever had. Mind you, I've been to forty different countries. Orna was patient, kind, and very in-touch with our needs. The hotels were good and there were never any mistakes with tickets, etc. Next time, I'd skip the in between step and book directly with CTO. The communication, price, and itinerary cannot be beat!

dr mal  

Excellent service

31-Jan-2020

I do travel quite often and take tours all over, I highly recommend CTO, I’ve had the best experience ever, very nice, caring and knowledgeable staff, very very friendly, they will go out of their way to try to accommodate everyone, I will make sure that all my friends back home will use this company.

Aracelia - USA  

Israel Tour

28-Jun-2019

I can't say enough good things about our tour to Israel & Jordan. The countries and their people are amazing. CTO did a wonderful job. Everything worked clockwork. They were extremely responsive and flexible in accommodating our needs and desires. The tour guides were outstanding, very knowledgeable, flexible and a pleasure to be with. I'm telling all my firends that both countries were safe. Highly recommend CTO for organizing your visit. They're priceless !!

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