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13 Days/10 Nights
Toronto (other departure gateways available)
Cities visited: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Tiberias, Galilee, Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & more
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Toronto (please contact us for other departure gateways)

Tour Includes

  • International airfare from Toronto (other departure gateways available)
  • 7 Nights accommodation in Israel
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Jordan
  • Licensed tour guide in Israel
  • Local guides in Petra and Jerash in Jordan
  • English-speaking driver in Jordan
  • Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum
  • All sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees.
  • Meals as per itinerary (as described by: B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
  • All transportation as per itinerary

Tour Excludes

  • Visitor's Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any personal expenses (incl. meals not included)
  • Gratuities to guide, driver and hotels and Petra horse boys
  • Sheikh Hussein Shuttle bus USD 5 per person in arrival or departure at present and subject to change without prior notice
Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday En Route

Flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv with connections.

Day 2 SundayTel 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 3 MondayTel Aviv / Beer Sheba / Masada / Dead Sea

Enjoy a short visit to the Negev capital. Continue 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 4 TuesdayJerusalem (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 Jewish people who were killed in the Holocaust. Return to your hotel. (B)

Day 5 WednesdayJerusalem (Old City) / Bethlehem / Jerusalem

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 6 ThursdayBeit Shean / Tiberias / Galilee

Leave Jerusalem 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 7 FridayUpper 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 8 SaturdayAcre / Haifa / Tel Aviv

After Breakfast, drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa for sightseeing, 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. City tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 9 SundayTel Aviv / Amman

In the morning, drive to the border to begin your visit to Jordan. You can opt for a flight or a land border crossing. For the land border crossing, you will be dropped at the border crossing – no tour escort is provided (luggage/exit charges are paid locally). Once over the border you will be received on the Jordanian side by our representative and transferred to Amman. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 10 MondayAmman / Madaba / Mount Nebo / 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. Take the King’s Highway to Petra. En route, see Shoback Castle, once a Crusader glory. Once called “Mont Real,” Showbak dates from the same turbulent period as Karak. The castle’s exterior is impressive, with a foreboding gate and encircling triple wall. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 11 TuesdayPetra / Wadi Rum

After breakfast, start sightseeing of Petra’s unique city: Red-Rose City. Start at the gate via a horse ride 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. After, drive to Wadi Rum – the largest and most magnificent of the Jordan’s landscape, valley of the moon, with sandy deserts and sandstone hills. Drive to the famous Wadi Rum, with its moonlike landscape of Wadi Rum is unique to the world. The desert of Rum is dotted with massive mountains, coloured in shades of red, yellow, and orange. Their hues spill over to colour the sand dunes around the desert and the horizon of its breathtaking panorama. Overnight in Wadi Rum at your camp. (BD)

Day 12 WednesdayWadi Rum / Amman

After breakfast, visit a Bedouin village where you will be taken in a jeep for a tour to explore the desert. Afterwards, begin your drive to Amman for your return flight home with a connection. (B)

** You can extend you stay in Jordan – please discuss this with us.

Day 13 Thursday En Route

Flight back home.

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