Israel Wonders & Jordan
Israel Wonders & Jordan
Israel Wonders & Jordan
Israel Wonders & Jordan
Israel Wonders & Jordan

Israel Wonders & Jordan

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Coach Tour
11 Days ex Tel Aviv
Departs on Thursdays
No touring on 24 September

Information:

  • Meals and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Guaranteed departure (min 2 pax) coach tour
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Important Information

Day 1: Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel. On arrival you will be met by a representative of our local operator (look out for your name on a sign) and then transferred to your Tel Aviv hotel where accommodation is reserved. Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 2: Tel Aviv – Coastal Plains - Galilee (B)

Start your day with a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old fortified town of Jaffa (Joppa). Drive northwards along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea built by Herod the Great. From there go on to visit Megiddo to see the ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia. Drive toward Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.

Day 3: Sea of Galilee (B)

Visit Capernaum to see the synagogue where Jesus preached, and the recent excavations of the House of St. Peter. Continue onto Tabgha where Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fishes. Ascend to the top of the Mt. of Beatitudes where you can relive the Sermon on the Mount. Ascend the Golan Heights and from Mt. Bental peer deep into Syria and the ghost town of Kuneitra. See the whole of Northern Israel from atop the Hula Valley.

Day 4: Lower Galilee - Jerusalem (B)

This morning visit the holy sites of Nazareth - See the Basilica of the Annunciation and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of St. Joseph. Visit the wedding church at Cana where Jesus turned water into wine. See the ancient city of Beith Shean, the fully excavated Roman/Byzantine city of Scytopolis. Ascend the mountains to the holy city of Jerusalem.

Day 5: Masada – Dead Sea (B)

Depart Jerusalem via the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Visit the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Ascend the mighty fortress of Masada - the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Experience a ‘float’ in the salty waters of the Dead Sea (weather permitting).

Day 6: Jerusalem - Old City (B)

Start with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mount Scopus and then onto the Garden of Gethsemane. In the Old City visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount (subject to security clearance). Walk the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) until the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the tomb of King David, and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion.

Day 7: Jerusalem - New City (B)

See the famous Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book. View a detailed model of Jerusalem from Herodian times. Experience a moving visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Explore the quaint village of Ein Karem, where John the Baptist was born. Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the beautiful campus of Hebrew University. Continue to Bethlehem (subject to security clearance) to visit Shepherds Fields Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity.

Day 8: Jerusalem – Jerash – Amman (B)

Drive to Sheikh Hussein Bridge for border crossing to enter Jordan. Explore Jerash, the ancient Roman city of the Decapolis. Visit the Citadel and Roman Amphitheatre on a panoramic city tour of Amman.

Day 9: Amman – Petra (B)

Depart along the Desert Highway to Wadi Musa – the modern village of Petra. Depart for a spectacular tour exploring the rose-red city of Petra. Enjoy a short horse ride and then travel on foot through the awesome ‘SIQ’ valley. Visit the Treasury and explore hundreds of buildings, tombs, temples, and a 3000-seat theatre from the first-century AD. Overnight in Petra.

Day 10: Petra – Wadi Rum - Kings Highway – Amman (B)

Travel south to the towering mountains and rock formations of Wadi Rum which mesmerised Lawrence of Arabia. Drive through the stunning desert landscapes on a jeep safari visiting the Lawrence Spring and Khazali Canyon.

Later drive back to Amman along the Kings Highway. See the intricate ancient Mosaic map of the Holy Land at Madaba. Visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the promised land before his passing. Explore the remains of the Byzantine Church with a mosaic floor and, from a platform in front of the church, enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Arrive in Amman for overnight.

Day 11: Amman (B)

Departure transfer to Amman airport or cross the Allenby Bridge and transfer back to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv for your flight.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Meeting assistance upon arrival
  • Airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • English Speaking guide for all touring
  • A/C coach for touring in a group
  • Tourist class hotels with private facilities
  • Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
  • Taxes and service charges

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the below or similar

Jerusalem

Tourist Class - Gate / Rimonim Shalom

Moderate First Class - Grand Court / Leonardo

First Class - Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama

Galilee

Tourist Class - Kibbutz Kfar Giladi

Moderate First Class - Kibbutz Kfar Giladi

First Class - Kibbutz Kfar Giladi Boutique

Tel Aviv

Tourist Class - Sea.Net / Olympia

Moderate First Class - Metropolitan / Grand Beach

First Class - Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama

Amman

Tourist Class - Liwan

Moderate First Class - Grand Palace

First Class - Regency Palace

Petra

Tourist Class - Amra Palace

Moderate First Class - Nabatean Castle

First Class - Petra Marriott

Modest dress is required for entrance to holy sites - men: long pants; women: skirt or long pants and shoulders covered.

Order of sightseeing may be amended depending on local travel restrictions and security clearance.

The hotel selection may change – please use this as a guideline only.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. US and Canadian passport holders will receive complimentary visa assistance. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for US and Canadian passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.