IJ2 - Timeless Israel & Jordan Extension

Description


 

14 Days  /  13 Nights – Tel Aviv, Beer Sheba, Masada, Dead Sea, Ashkelon, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Tiberias, Galilee, Acre, Haifa, Amman, Jerash, Um Qais, Pella, Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Kerak, Wadi Rum and Petra. 

 

Features:


•    All transfers in Israel and Jordan including baggage handling and porterage.
•    All sightseeing and shore excursions as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees.
•    13 Nights hotel accommodations based on bed and breakfast.
•    English speaking Israeli tour guide.
•    The accompaniment of an English speaking driver in Jordan.
•    Desert jeep tour in Wadi Rum.
•    Horse ride in Petra.
•    Tour of the Red-Rose City in Petra and Jerash with an English speaking guide in Jordan.

 

Itinerary


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Day 1 (Sun) – Tel Aviv
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for an overnight. 

Day 2 (Mon) - Tel Aviv / Beer Sheba / Masada / Dead Sea 

Enjoy a short visit to the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. 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, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc.  Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a possible “float” in the in the salty water of the world’s lowest place. Via Ein Gedi & Kalya, proceed to Jerusalem for overnight. (B)

Day 3 (Tue) - Jerusalem (New City)
Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Continue on to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to 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. Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust.)In the Afternoon, visit the Hadassah medical center’s synagogue, with Marc Chagall stained glass windows.  Via Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist). Return to Hotel. (B)

Day 4 (Wed) - Jerusalem (Old City) / Bethlehem
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the stations of the cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.  In the afternoon, continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight. (B)

Day 5 (Thu) – Beit Shean / Tiberias / Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Continue through Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City.  Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz Hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 6 (Fri) - Upper Galilee and Golan Heights / Nazareth

Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages, Via Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabala, to visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian Holy Sites. Return to the Kibbutz Hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 7 (Sat) – Acre / Haifa / Tel Aviv

After Breakfast, drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the bay. Proceed along the coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 8 (Sun) – Tel Aviv / Amman
 In the morning, drive across the border to begin your visit in Jordan. Upon arrival in Amman, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 9 (Mon) – Amman / Dead Sea
Today you will visit the Dead Sea – the lowest spot on earth. Enjoy some time relaxing in the salty therapeutic waters. Return to Amman for your overnight. (B)

Day 10 (Tue) – Amman / Jerash / Um Qais / Pella / Amman
Today you will start your sightseeing tour of Jerash, the most beautiful and preserved Roman city in existence. Continue driving north to Um Qais, the ancient Greco Roman City of Gadara, with its panoramic view of Lake Tiberias and the Jordan Valley. Return to Amman and overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 11 (Wed) – Madaba / Mt. Nebo / Kerak / Petra
After breakfast, you will take the Ancient Silk Road. Stop in Madaba, home of the most famous Byzantine Mosaic map of the Holy Places of the Biblical world. Continue to Mt. Nebo with its spectacular view of the Holy Land. Then to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle form the 12th century. Proceed to Petra for overnight. (B)

Day 12 (Thu) – Petra
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Petra’s unique city: Red-Rose City. Start at the gate and make your way through the Siq to reach this city, built by the Arab Nabateans who carved their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury (Al -Khazaneh) from the desert rocks sandstone in its natural hues of rose and gold. Overnight at your hotel in Petra. (B)

Day 13 (Fri) – Petra / Wadi Rum / Amman
After breakfast, continue your journey to Wadi Rum – the largest and most magnificent of the Jordan’s landscape, valley of the moon, with sandy deserts and sandstone hills. Visit a Bedouin village where you will be taken in a jeep for a tour to explore the desert. Return to Amman through the King’s Highway. Overnight at your hotel in Amman. (B)

Day 14 (Sat) – Amman
In the morning, transfer from your hotel to Amman Airport for your departure. (B)


 

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