1. Arrival Tel Aviv
Meet at the airport upon arrival and transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
2. Tel Aviv and Jaffa/ Caesarea/ Haifa/ Tiberias
Breakfast. City tour in Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Head up the Mediterranean coast today, stopping first at Caesarea National Park to see the remains of the former Roman capital, including the ancient theater and hippodrome.
Walk the seaside promenade to the renovated port area within the Crusader walls. See the Caesarea Experience, a fascinating computerized presentation of the city's history and best-known historical figures. The beautiful arched remains of the Roman aqueduct are right on the beach, so you can dip your feet in the Mediterranean before leaving the area. Drive to Mount Carmel and head to Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, to see the magnificent Baha’i Shrine and Gardens, the world center for the Baha’i faith. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the bay. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias
3. Tiberias/ Nazareth/Jerusalem
Breakfast. Boat ride in the Sea of Galilee. Stopping at some of the sites that reflect the life and teachings of Jesus – a number of places are of historical relevance to Christians in search of their roots. The Mount of Beatitudes where the ceremony of the mount took place. Transfer to the childhood city of Jesus (Nazareth). Visit the Annunciation church. Transfer to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Begin your visit in Jerusalem at the Mount of Olives – the best place to start your Jerusalem experience, with its panoramic view of the Old City, its ancient Jewish cemetery and historic churches. Head to the old city and visit the Western Wall. Visit the 4 quarters of the old city including the Holy sepulcher church and Al Aqsa mosque. Continue to Mount Zion, to visit King David’s Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper , and the Church of the Dormition - where by Catholic tradition Mary fell in to eternal sleep. Wander the Old City markets, steeping yourself in its sights, sounds and aromas, and try your hand at hunting and bargaining for treasures. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
4. Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Breakfast. This day is devoted to the new city of Jerusalem. Beginning the day with a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Drive through the New City viewing old and new neighborhoods. At the nearby Israel Museum, among many other fascinating exhibits you can discover the mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book and see the 1:50 scale Model of Jerusalem from Second Temple times. Transfer to visit Bethlehem and the Nativity church. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Itinerary in Jordan (Suggested)
6. Arrival Allenby Bridge/ Petra Overnight (305 Km)
Transfer to the Israeli side of Allenby Bridge.
Pick up from Allenby Bridge (Jordanian side). Transfer to Petra. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. We will start our journey to explore Petra, aptly described as the “rose-red city, half as old as time”. The ancient city was founded by the Nabateans 2000 years ago. Its massive architectural structure and its multicolored stones are an incredible attraction. The visit of the ancient Nabatean capital starts on horseback, followed by a walk through the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs. Towards the end of the Siq, you will be spellbound by Petra's most famous monument; the Treasury. The tour then proceeds to gradually unfold the mysteries of the city. Lunch at the Petra Basin Restaurant. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
8. Petra/ Wadi Rum/ Amman (420 Km)
Breakfast. Transfer south to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan's largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world. Jeep Tour inside the Wadi. Lunch at Suncity Camp.
Transfer back to Amman. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
9. Amman/ Madaba/ Mt. Nebo/ Departure Allenby Bridge (85 Km)
Breakfast. Departure to visit the Christian Town of Madaba "The City of Mosaics”. You will be visiting the St. George church with its mosaic map of the Holy Land from Byzantine times, and the Archaeological Park, which houses the remains of several Byzantine churches, including the amazing mosaics of the Church of the Virgin. The park complex includes a school for the restoration and conservation of ancient mosaics, and take a detour to visit the monastery in Mount Nebo. Lunch at the HARET JDOUDNA Restaurant. Afternoon transfer to Allenby bridge. End of services.
Pick up from the Israeli side of the Bridge and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight.
10. Jerusalem/ Masada/ Ein Gedi/ Dead Sea
Breakfast. Transfer to Masada taking the cable-car up to explore this fortress built by Herod the Great, which was the scene of the epic stand by Jewish rebels at the end of the Great Revolt against Rome nearly 2,000 years ago.
The new museum at the Visitor Center reveals the secrets of the rebels’ daily life, the story of the excavations, and how Massada became one of Israel’s most important symbols. Continue to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a biblical oasis with a spring and waterfalls, where David hid from Saul. End the day with a relaxing float in the healthful waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest, saltiest body of water on earth. Transfer back to your hotel in Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight
11. Departure Tel Aviv
Breakfast. Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure.
Exclusions in Israel:
Border exit taxes 50$ pp
Quote Includes in Jordan
Meet and assist upon arrival by our representatives
Free visa- please send us the completed passport list prior to arrival
Transfer as per above itinerary in a private modern air-conditioned large 48 seater bus
Lunches at sites on days (1-4) are included.
Services of one professional accompanying guide on days 1-4.
Accommodation at hotels mentioned above as per board basis.
Optional short horse ride in Petra. (Please note that the horse handler expects a tip if you do take the horse ride)
Tour inside the desert of Wadi Rum in a 4x4 vehicle for 3 hours.
Entrance fees to all sites as per the above itinerary.
Offer is valid for October.
Quote does not Include in Jordan
Departure tax out of Jordan (JOD 10 pp, approx $15 - subject to change). Only local currecny accepted and exchange facilities are available.
Clients departing from Jordan to Jerusalem via Allenby Bridge
Clients can depart Jordan to Israel via Allenby while having a valid Jordanian visa and re-enter again through the same border not needing to issue another visa.
Our drivers are not permitted to enter into the Israeli side of the borders to drop off clients. Their driver will drop them off at the Jordanian side of the borders where they would go through customs. Then wait for a shuttle bus which will take them to the Israeli side of the borders where they would go through the Israeli customs. After finalizing the passport control, clients will exit the Israeli main gate where they would be met by their driver.
Jordanian exit tax to be paid at the Jordanian side of the borders which is around US$ 15.00 per person
Shuttle bus fees to be paid around US$ 7.00 per person
Formalities at the Allenby Bridge usually take about an hour each way, but it is hard to predict the actual time needed to cross.
Clients departing Israel to Jordan via Allenby bridge
closest border to Jordan from Jerusalem is Allenby (king Hussein borders), but in order to cross this border clients would need to issue their visa prior to their arrival as they don’t issue visas at this border.
Our drivers are not permitted to enter into the Israeli side of the borders to meet clients, so when clients cross the borders and arrive at the Israeli side of the border, they will go through customs, then wait for a shuttle bus which will take them to the Jordanian side of the borders where they would go through the Jordanian customs. After finalizing the passport control, clients will need to exit the Jordanian main gate where they would be met by their driver.
50 $ be paid at the Israeli side when crossing
Shuttle bus fees to be paid around US$ 7.00 per person
Discover the highlights of the entirety of the Holy Land in one special trip. See the different cultures and lifestyles as you the different cities along the way.