Tours in Israel & Jordan

15-day Affordable Israel & Jordan Tour with Flights

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Float in the magically buoyant waters of the Dead Sea! Visit the magnificent rock-carved monastery of Petra! This incredible 2+ week tour is an easy, comfortable and affordable way to experience these two diverse countries.

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$5,989PP
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DURATION
14 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected meals
  • Solo traveller

About this holiday

The Tower of David, Jerusalem

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On this air and escorted holiday package you will...

  • Tour the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins at ancient Caesarea
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well in sacred Nazareth
  • In Tiberias, enjoy the pristine Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel
  • At the Jordan River stop at the popular baptismal site of Yardenit
  • Discover Jerusalem's astonishing walled Old City
  • Float in the buoyant, salty waters of the Dead Sea in Jordan
  • Stand atop Mount Nebo, where Moses climbed to see the Promised Land
  • At Madaba, see the vivid 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land
  • Explore astonishing Petra, the Nabatean city sculpted from rock
  • Travel to Wadi Rum, a surreal desert terrain known as “The Valley of the Moon”
  • Tour the archaeological site of Jerash, known as the “Pompeii of the East”
  • Enjoy a city tour of Amman, capital of the Kingdom of Jordan

Inclusions

  • Flights Sydney-Tel Aviv, Amman-Sydney
    (Other departure cities available. Please enquire for pricing and availability.)
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations (2 nights Tel Aviv 2, nights Galilee Region, 4 nights Jerusalem, 1 night Dead Sea, 2 nights Petra, 2 nights Amman)
  • Hotel taxes, fees and service charges
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 22 meals: 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Visa to Jordan

Accommodation

Accommodation will vary depending on departure day. Please enquire for more information on your preferred date. Hotels are subject to change.

Travel dates

Advertised per-person pricing based on 28 January 2020 tour with return airfares from Sydney. Prices may vary and are subject to availability at time of booking.

Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Israel

Depart for Israel

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Tel Aviv

Arrive in Tel Aviv; transfer to your hotel in this vibrant city, known as Israel's "playground on the sea." Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. Perhaps, walk along the bustling beachfront promenade, stop at a café and just people-watch! This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 7 pm. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible 
Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 3, Thursday - City Tour of Tel Aviv

Start with a visit to Jaffa (Joppa), the ancient port city linked with biblical stories of Solomon, Jonah and St. Peter. Tour the ancient ruins and walk to the beautifully reconstructed Artists' Quarter. From atop the hill, stop to admire breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast and Tel Aviv. Continue to trendy Neve Tzedek (Tel Aviv's "Soho"), the first neighborhood constructed outside of Jaffa and to HaTachana, a renovated Ottoman train station converted to a vibrant entertainment complex. Balance of the day is at leisure, or join the optional Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv. Get acquainted with this vibrant and cosmopolitan city on this panoramic tour that begins on bustling Ibn Gvirol Street and travels to Yitzhak Rabin Square with its memorial to the late Israeli Prime Minister. Continue past the Mann Auditorium and Habima, Israel's national theatre to tree-lined Rothschild Avenue known for its distinctive Bauhaus architecture dating back to the 1930s. Dinner is included at a popular Tel Aviv Restaurant 
Optional: Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv with Dinner 
Overnight: Tel Aviv 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Caesarea, Nazareth, Northern Israel

Begin the day with a drive north along the crystal-blue waters of the Mediterranean coast to ancient Caesarea; see the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins and the 2000-year-old theater. At the Visitor's Center, view the informative multi-media presentation before departing for Nazareth. Drive through the rolling Galilean hills to the sacred town where, according to tradition, Jesus spent his childhood and youth; visit the Church of the Annunciation. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight 
Overnight: Galilee Region 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day in Tiberias

On your day at leisure in Tiberias, mix the serene quiet of the pristine Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel, with nature, history, and religion. Don't miss the optional full day tour starting at the age-old fishing village of Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, home to a celebrated Byzantine-era synagogue and frequently mentioned in the Bible as Jesus' base during his Galilean ministry. Stop at a working kibbutz for a tour, followed by lunch at an authentic Druze restaurant. Continue to Har Bental site of a former Israeli bunker. Finish the day at the ancient site of Banias. Set in the Banias Nature Reserve, one of the most naturally beautiful places in Israel, see ruins of the old city. Afterward, return back to the hotel in time for dinner 
Optional: Full Day Capernaum & Northern Galilee with lunch 
Overnight: Galilee Region 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Yardenit, Beit She'an, Jerusalem

Depart from your hotel in Tiberias and stop for a tour of a local diamond factory and showroom. After travel to the Jordan River, considered one of the world's most sacred rivers. Visit the popular baptismal site of Yardenit. Head south via the Jordan Valley and reach the impressive archaeological site of Beit She'an, an ancient city dating back to King Saul; see the remains of an ancient Roman city and the ongoing excavations. Before getting to Jerusalem, a stop just outside the city provides a scenic panoramic view. Continue to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight 
Overnight: Jerusalem 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Jerusalem Old City Tour

Begin your walking tour of Jerusalem* at the walled Old City with its four distinct sections; the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian Quarters. Follow the steps along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites in the Christian world. Pass through the narrow alleys and souks to Mt. Zion; visit the Western Wall, Room of the Last Supper and the traditional Tomb of King David. The remainder of the day is on your own. Stroll through the lanes of the Old City, visit the exotic bazaars or, participate in the optional afternoon Jerusalem Old City tour that begins at the Zion Gate. Visit the Cardo, a colonnaded Roman shopping street during the Byzantine period, the Jewish Quarter's four Sephardic Synagogues and the Burnt House, set ablaze by the Romans. Then, on to the Davidson Center in the archaeological Park with its exhibits and presentations. Tonight's very special optional evening includes dinner at a popular restaurant, attendance at the spectacular Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David 
*Due to local events, the order of the Jerusalem sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager 
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem Old City - Jewish Quarter (PM) 
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem, Restaurant Dinner and Sound & Light Show (PM) 
Overnight: Jerusalem 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Full Day in Jerusalem

Visit the contrasting New City on the optional Jerusalem New City tour. Drive via the Supreme Court building and the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, to the Israel Museum. Here, view the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem during Second Temple period. Then, on to Yad Vashem, Memorial to the Holocaust, on the Mount of Remembrance. The optional afternoon tour to Bethlehem includes a visit to the Church of the Nativity, commemorating the birthplace of Christ. A stop for local olive wood handicrafts is included 
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem New City (AM) 
Optional: Half Day Bethlehem (PM) 
Overnight: Jerusalem 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Wednesday - Full Day in Jerusalem

A full day to discover this fascinating city on your own. In Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, there are endless opportunities to explore. A walk through the city's colorful neighborhoods reveals a diverse blend of traditional and modern cultures. Or, join the fascinating optional full day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea that begins with a drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the top of these heroic heights; listen to the brave tale of the Zealots who chose to perish rather than live under Roman rule. Visit the archaeological sites including the remains of Herod's Palace, a synagogue, bath houses, dwellings, and workshops. After a visit to the Museum of Masada at the base, drive to the Dead Sea for a swim in the salty and buoyant waters before returning to Jerusalem. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant 
Optional: Full Day Masada & Dead Sea 
Overnight: Jerusalem 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Travel to the Dead Sea

Depart Israel to begin the tour of Jordan. Transfer from your hotel in Jerusalem and arrive at the Allenby Bridge border. You will be escorted through the border crossing process and then you will be met by your Jordanian Tour Manager. Visa for Jordan is required but arranged free of charge. Israel Departure tax of $26-51 is payable locally. Travel to your hotel in the Dead Sea area, the lowest point on earth. The balance of the day is at leisure to swim in the therapeutic mineral rich waters and sample the Dead Sea's renowned restorative powers. Or, join an optional tour to the village of Bethany, the site of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist. As it was also where the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven via a chariot of fire. The sites that make up Bethany were part of early Christian pilgrimages between Mt. Nebo and Jerusalem. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your new Tour Manager and traveling companions 
Optional: Half Day Bethany 
Overnight: Dead Sea 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Friday - Mount Nebo, Madaba, Shobak Castle

After breakfast, travel to Petra. En route, stop at Mount Nebo, the reputed burial site of Moses, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Continue to the mosaic city of Madaba, where an ancient map of the Holy Land is set into the floor of Saint George's Church. Afterward, stop at Moses Springs and visit a mosaic school and workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn about this incredible craft. After lunch in Madaba, proceed to Shobak Castle. The ruins of this Crusader castle are located just east of Arabah. Arrive in Petra for overnight 
Overnight: Petra 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Saturday - Petra City Tour

An astonishing day exploring Petra! Enter the "rose red" city hand-sculpted from a mountain range by the Nabateans in the 3rd century BC. Begin your walk (or ride) through the "Siq", a winding canyon road. At the end, you’ll gaze in total amazement at Petra’s most extraordinary monument - the towering Treasury building rising over 140 feet. Beyond, discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theater, burial chambers and water channels - all remnants of a once great Nabatean culture. Today, Petra is both a Jordanian national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience! After lunch, there will be time on your own to further explore Petra before returning to the hotel 
Overnight: Petra 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Sunday - Wadi Rum Desert, Travel to Amman

Morning departure to Wadi Rum, a surreal desert terrain of ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains, vast desert vistas and pastel colored sands. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, often described as the "Valley of the Moon", served as inspiration (and site of the filming) for T.E. Lawrence’s novel, Lawrence of Arabia. Ride in a 4x4 vehicle to explore the valley, with its looming rock faces that seem to grow directly out of the sand and endless skies. Cross the huge red sand dunes and the eroded pillars of sandstone rock known as "The Seven Pillars". Then, lunch in an authentic Bedouin tent in the midst of the desert, where you’ll be introduced to "Zarb" - a selection of foods cooked in an oven with hot coals beneath the desert floor. Afterward, travel to your hotel in Amman 
Overnight: Amman 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14, Monday - Jerash, Amman City Tour

This morning, journey north of Amman to the city of Jerash, the best-preserved example of Roman civilization in Jordan. Jerash, was part of the Decapolis (the ten large Roman cities of the East) The city features theaters, churches, temples of Zeus and Artemis, a Nymphaeum and colonnaded street. After lunch, proceed to a city tour of Amman, often referred to as the "White City" because of the white stone used to build the houses. Amman is among the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The tour will take you to the museums, the Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater, the souks, and the city's modern district. The balance of the day is at leisure. Later this evening, savor a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and travel companions 
Overnight: Amman 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Tuesday - Depart Jordan

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight 
Meals: Breakfast

Questions

Is this trip right for me?

This program is moderately active and done at an easy pace. Expect extensive walking during sightseeing in Jerusalem. The rest of the tour requires approximately 1 hour walking; however, Petra is a full day of walking on various surfaces. Time spent on buses ranges from 1 to 4 hours. Sightseeing in Wadi Rum is done by a 4x4 vehicle.

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Fine print

Travel at 60 and Gate 1 Travel booking conditions apply. Please enquire for more information. Prices may vary and are subject to availability at time of booking. The following additional fees are not included, where applicable, on Air & Land packages: optional tours and visa fees.

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