Discover Israel & Jordan Heritage Tour
With this tour you will experience the best of Israel and Jordan visiting Jerusalem,Bethlehem,Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and the wonders of Petra.
Day 1: Upon arrival, you will meet your representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day 2: Drive to Jaffa (Joppa) where you take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. Pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and enjoy the views from the hilltop. Then drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honour of Augustus Caesar Continue to Megiddo, known in the Book of Revelation as “Armageddon”, an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). Continue to Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Day 3: Drive along the side of the lake to Capernaum, the centre of Jesus’ ministry. Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, is the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000. At the Church of Multiplication, the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles. Continue to the Golan Heights for panoramic views of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau and beneath it the green pastoral Huleh valley. Return to Tiberias for overnight.
Day 4: Visit Cana and Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Visit also Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Continue through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheatre Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City and then continue to Jerusalem for overnight.
Day 5: Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue and bathhouse. Enjoy the view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you will see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Time permitting; take a “float” on the salty, mineral rich, water. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
Day 6: Drive to Mount Scopus and enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem, the holy city for Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Continue to the Mount of Olives, the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City, visit the Western Wall and the site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross along 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. Then visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion.
Day 7: Visit Yad Vashem the Holocaust memorial. Continue to Ein Karem; a picturesque village on the outskirts of Jerusalem where according to tradition, John the Baptist was born. Visit the Israel Museum with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Continue south of the city to Bethlehem and visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity.
Day 8: Drive to the Jordanian border (either Sheikh Hussein Bridge or Allenby Bridge). After border crossing procedures, drive to Jerash, City of the Decapolis, located about 45 kilometres north of Amman in the fertile heights of Gilead. Visit the Roman city with colonnaded streets, the ancient theatre, the baths, hill top temple and triumphal arch. Continue drive to Amman for a city tour of the Jordanian capital. Overnight in Amman.
Day 9: Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites. Continue to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land and enjoy views of the Jordan Valley, Jericho, and the Dead Sea. Drive via the Crusader castle of Shobak, to Wadi Musa and Petra. Overnight in Petra.
Day 10: Full day tour of Petra. Enter the “Siq” on horseback and continue on foot to the red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD. Visit the carved monuments such as the Treasury (El Khazneh – a tomb of a Nabatean king) and the field of tombs, obelisks, to the altar from where you can view the whole of the rock city. At the end of the visit, we leave Petra and drive back to Amman for overnight.
Day 11: Drive back into Israel and transfer back to Tel Aviv airport or to your next destination.( It may be possible to fly home directly from Amman- please enquire)
Departure Dates & Costs per Person
Single Supplement offered from £435
What is included?
- International Flights
- Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary (Hotel Upgrades are available for a supplement)
- Daily breakfast at hotel
- English speaking guide
- Personal luggage allowance
- ATOL and ABTA protection for your financial security
- RB Collection ‘VIP Experience’ service
From £2499 per person (Based on Double Occupancy)