A great comprehensive tour of Israel and Jordan, explore ancient civilizations, walk in the footsteps of the great prophets and visit fascinating historical, biblical and religious sites in both countries.
Languages and Departure Days
A weekly departure tour, available in English, departure day on Thursday.
PP in Double Room BB
Single Room BB
3rd Adult in a Room
Supplement for 9 Dinners
PP in Double - High Season Suppl.
Single Room - High Season Suppl.
3rd Adult in a Room - High Season Suppl.
PP in Double - Peak Season Suppl.
Single Room - Peak Season Suppl.
3rd Adult in a Room - Peak Season Suppl.
N/A - Not available for this package
BB - Bed and breakfast
HB - Half board
PP - Price per person in room
A seat in a tourist vehicle sharing with other passengers.
10 nights hotel accommodation as per your preferred standard including daily breakfasts.
Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
Transfers from/to airport upon arrival and departure.
9 days of sightseeing as per the itinerary up to 9-10 hours a day.
Service of a government licensed English speaking guide on all touring days.
Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor-coach.
Entrance fees as per the itinerary
Tour does NOT include
Porterage at the airport.
Meals and beverages en route.
Entry visa to Jordan (if required for restricted nationalities).
Border tax & border shuttle transfers to/from Jordan (approx $52 USD per person to be paid on the touring day).
Prices are quoted in USD per person.
High season dates: Aug/06-26/2020, Oct/08-14/2020, Dec/24/2020-Jan/06/2021.
Peak season dates: Apr/09-15/2020, Oct/01-07/2020.
Family plan: Tourist & First Class hotels: Child (5-12) sharing parents' room-20% reduction on price PP in double.
Family plan: Superior & Deluxe Class: Child (5-18) sharing parents' room-40% reduction on price PP in double.
Children under 5 years old are not accepted on the tours.
Disabled passengers must notify the office for a confirmation and must travel with a capable companion.
On the week of Yom Kippur high holiday Sep/17-30/2020 the tour will not operate.
Supplement for 9 dinners - no dinner on the arrival day.
Confirmation of the tour is subject to hotels availability.
Guaranteed weekly departure from 2 passengers.
The sequence of the tour, hotels used and sites may be amended due to unforseen circumstances.
Bethlehem: visit is conducted by the Palestinians and is subject to the political situation.
A valid passport is required.
Modest attire is required when visiting the holy sites.
Head cover and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
We recommend to book the tour at least 21 days in advance.
Depart from your hotel in Tel Aviv, drive for a short visit of the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old fortified town. We'll pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. We then drive up north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. Proceed to visit Megiddo where the Book of Revelation mentions a great battle at a place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we'll drive toward the Sea of Galilee, stopping at Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. Arrive in Tiberias, check-in to your hotel.
Visit the sites on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, the stage for many of the events in Jesus' life. Drive along the shore of the sea to Capernaum – known as “His Town”, the center of Jesus ministry where he spent much time healing the sick and performing miracles. On to Tabgha, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000, visiting the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes, and the Church of the Primacy of St Peter, commemorating Jesus' reinstatement of Peter as chief among the Apostles. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that he picked his 12 apostles. Ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the rugged Golan plateau. Visit Banias (Caesarea Philippi), one of the sources of the River Jordan, where Jesus took his disciples, revealing his purpose and His Church before his last trip to Jerusalem and where Simon identified Jesus as the messiah. Drive to the southern part of the Sea of Galilee to visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site. Return to Tiberias for another night in town.
Sail on a boat on the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee). Travel through the Galilee to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You will also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Visit the ancient synagogue at Beit Alpha, located at the foot of the northern slopes of the Gilboa Mountains which has one of most preserved and beautiful mosaics in Israel. Drive through the Jordan Valley, passing by Jericho, before ascending through the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem. Overnight at your Jerusalem hotel.
Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea we'll continue to Masada which is situated right on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. 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, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Visit the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral rich, water. Return to Jerusalem for an overnight.
Start the day at the 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. Enjoy Ein Karem a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born. Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Visit Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return to your Jerusalem hotel.
Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus spent his last night and was betrayed by Judas. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives. Return to your hotel for overnight.
Drive from Jerusalem to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing for procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. The history of Jerash is a blend of the Greco-Roman world of the Mediterranean basin and the ancient traditions of the Arab Orient. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple, Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital. Overnight in Amman.
Drive to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea. Continue along the Desert Highway to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra. Enter the site of Petra and walk, or ride on horseback to the "Siq" (Canyon). Walk through the "Siq" to the red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. Visit the most interesting carved monuments such as the Treasury (El Khazneh - a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar etc. From this point you can view the whole of the rock city. After the visit, return to Wadi Musa. Overnight in Petra.
After breakfast drive south to the towering mountains and rock formations of Wadi Rum, which known for the activity of Lawrence of Arabia. Drive through the stunning landscapes on a desert jeep safari, visiting the Lawrence Spring and Khazali Canyon. Continue north to Madaba to visit the remains of the Byzantine church with its ancient mosaic floor map, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the mosaic map of the Holy Land and Jerusalem. overnight at hotel in Amman.
We collect from most of the hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as well as from the major hotels in Netanya and Herzliya. Simply select your hotel from the list of hotels while registering for the desired tour and wait in the hotel lobby at the time indicated. The driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby.
Group tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. If your hotel is in one of these cities but is not on the list, please contact us by email and we will provide the nearest pick up location with directions.
On multi-day/weekly tours your luggage accompanies you. Please coordinate the number of suitcases you intend bringing with the office by using the special comments box. It should be noted that we attend to the safety of your belongings but cannot take responsibility for them.
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