Best of Israel & Jordan

Best of Israel & Jordan

Israel

Tour Israel & Jordan


1 : Arrive Tel Aviv

Upon arrival, we will be met and assisted through customs and transferred to our hotel.

Tel Aviv, Israel     

2 : Masada / Dead Sea

Today we drive via Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheba. A short visit to the Negev capital then continue via Arad to Massada. Ascend to the fortress which was the last stronghold of the Jewish zealots in their war against the Romans. We visit the excavations, Herod\'s palace, the synagogue, bath house overlooking the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Proceed to Jerusalem to the hotel for overnight. (B)

Dead Sea      Masada, Israel     

3 : Jerusalem

Today we drive to Mt. Scopus for a view of Jerusalem then to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Agony. Drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to the tomb of King David, the Room of the last Supper and Dormition Abbey, the Israel Museum\'s Shrine of the Book with its famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the Knesset (the Parliament), the Hebrew University campus, Mt. Herzl and Yad Vashem. Visit the model of Jerusalem then we continue to the Hadassah Medical Centre to visit the synagogue with its Marc Chagall stained-glass windows. Back to our hotel for overnight. (B)

Jerusalem     

4 : Jerusalem / Bethlehem

Today we walk through the Yaffa Gate to the Old City, the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, the colorful bazaars, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the holy Sepulchre then we continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachel\'s tomb and the Church of Nativity. Back to the hotel for overnight. (B)

Bethlehem, Israel      Jerusalem     

5 : Tiberias / Galilee

Today we drive via Bethany to Jericho, the oldest city in the world to visit the excavation and then continue via Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. After a short visit proceed to Tiberias, the old centre 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)

Galilee, Israel      Tiberias, Israel     

6 : Golan / Nazareth

Today we drive to the Golan Heights, Birkat Ram and the Druse villages. Via Banias, source of the Jordan River then proceed to Kiryat Shmona and the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabbalah, to visit the old synagogue and the artists\' colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight. (B)

Nazareth, Israel      Golan, Israel     

7 : Acre / Haifa / Caesarea

Today we drive to Acre to visit the old famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa to visit the Bahai shrine, Persian garden and Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed to Caesarea to visit the Roman theatre and the Crusader fortress. Drive via Natanya to Tel Aviv. Short city tour of Tel Aviv, Yaffo and then to our hotel for overnight. (B)

Caesarea, Israel      Haifa, Israel      Acre, Israel     

8 : Tel Aviv / Amman

Today we drive to the border to cross to Jordan and visit Mabada to see the ancient mosaic map of the holy land then to Mount Nedo, from where Moses viewed the promised land then transferred to our hotel in Amman. (B)

Amman (and vicinity), Jordan      Tel Aviv, Israel     

9 : Petra

A three hours drive over the desert highway brings us to this \"Rose-Red city\" half as old as time, carved from living rock over 2000 years by the Nabataeans. The only entrance to the fortress city is through a long, narrow passage. The sudden view of the Petra\'s most spectacular monument, the Treasury, is a dramatic sight then will see the high place of sacrifice, the monastery and Roman styled palace tomb. We drive back to Amman for overnight. (B)

Petra, Jordan     

10 : Amman / Jerash / Tel Aviv

Today we visit Jerash one of the world\'s best preserved Greco-Roman cities and to see temple of Zeus then we will be transferred to the border to cross back to Tel Aviv for overnight. (B)

Tel Aviv, Israel      Jerash, Jordan      Amman (and vicinity), Jordan     

11 : Depart Tel Aviv

Today we will be transferred to the airport. (B)

Tel Aviv, Israel