ISRAEL HERITAGE OF THE HOLY LAND TOUR PLUS JORDAN

Enjoy this 11 day Heritage of the Holy Land Coach Tour of Israel plus Jordan
  • Thursday departures 
  • Guaranteed with 2 passengers
  • Year round weekly departures
  • 4 standards of accommodation to choose from - Tourist Class, First Class, Superior Class, Deluxe Class

ISRAEL HERITAGE OF THE HOLY LAND TOUR PLUS JORDAN

11 days / 10 nights - Thursday Arrival and Sunday Departure

 

THURSDAY - Tel Aviv, Israel

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport; meet and assist through Customs and transfer to your Tel Aviv hotel for the start of your journey in the Holy Land. Overnight Tel Aviv.
 

FRIDAY - Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. We'll drive for a short visit of the old city of Jaffa where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will visit the restored port, pass the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hilltop. Then we drive north along the Mediterranean coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea built by Herod the Great in honour of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo where the Book of Revelation mentions a great battle at the place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 BC). After exploring the ruins we drive to the Sea of Galilee. Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to our hotel for two nights.
 

SATURDAY - Sea of Galilee

The day is dedicated to sites around the Sea of Galilee where Jesus lived and preached. Capernaum was the centre of Jesus’s ministry. Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, is the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and, at the Church of Multiplication, the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We continue to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and where it is believed that the 12 apostles were chosen. We ascend the Golan Heights to view the panoramic peaks of Mt Hermon, the rugged Golan Heights plateau and, beneath it, the green pastoral Huleh valley. Return to Tiberias for another lovely night in town.

 

SUNDAY - Sea of Galilee / Jordan River / Jerusalem

Today we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle - turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth the home town of Jesus and the Church of Annunciation built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You’ll see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Continue through the Jordan Valley to visit excavations of the beautifully preserved Roman city of Beit Shean, destroyed in an earthquake, then along the Jordan River valley to our Jerusalem hotel for three nights.

 

MONDAY - Dead Sea and Masada

Through the remarkable scenery of the Judean Hills to the Dead Sea, lowest point on Earth at 1,300 feet below sea level. En route see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We continue to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress and visit the excavations - King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy a breathtaking view and bring your swimsuit to “float” on the salty, mineral rich water. Return to Jerusalem.

 

TUESDAY - Jerusalem

The day starts at Mt Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the holy city, sacred to each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Our tour includes the Mount of Olives, where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City you’ll 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. Outside the Old City is Mount Zion with the traditional tomb of King David, Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.
 

WEDNESDAY - Jerusalem

Today’s tour includes Yad Vashem located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl, official memorial to the Jewish Holocaust victims established in 1953. Ein Karem is a picturesque, small village which has great significance in Christianity as the birthplace of John the Baptist. Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple. Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University then visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity (political situation permitting). Return to your hotel for overnight.

 

THURSDAY - Jerusalem

Drive from Tel Aviv and 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. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital. Overnight in Amman.

 

FRIDAY – Amman / Mount Nebo / Petra

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.
 

SATURDAY – Petra / Wadi Rum / Madaba / Amman

After breakfast drive 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. Drive 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 in Amman.

 

SUNDAY – Amman / Sheikh Hussein / Jerusalem / Tel Aviv

After breakfast, leave the hotel and drive to the border.  Cross the Jordan River and drive back to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.

TOUR COST :
TOURIST CLASS FIRST CLASS SUPERIOR CLASS DELUXE CLASS
Room Type Single Double Triple Single Double Triple Single Double Triple Single Double Triple
7 March-17 April 2019 / 25 April-15 May 2019 / 23 May-5 June 2019 / 13 June-24 July 2019 /
29 August-25 September 2019 / 24 October-18 December 2019 / 26 December 2019-26 February 2020 (regular season):
Per Person 4375 3390 3335 5250 3885 3760 6625 4700 4470 8215 5500 5160
Supplement for
6 Dinners
250 285 540 n/a
16-22 May 2019 / 6-12 June 2019 / 25 July-28 August / 26 September-2 October 2019 / 10-16 October 2019 /
19-25 December 2019 (high season):
Per Person 4680 3630 3575 5600 4150 4020 7020 5010 4775 n/a
Supplement for
6 Dinners
250 285 540 n/a
18-24 April 2019 / 17-23 October 2019 (peak season):
Per Person 5030 3915 3855 5905 4415 4285 7460 5360 5125 n/a
Supplement for
6 Dinners
250 285 540 n/a

Tour does not operate during Yom Kippur (3-9 October 2019).

*Bethlehem is under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Passports required. Visit subject to political situation.

Tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants.

Israel 11 Day Heritage of the Holy Land Plus Petra Regular Coach Tour Rates Include:
  • 10 nights accommodation including breakfast daily and taxes
  • Assistance at airport upon arrival
  • Arrival & departure transfers (conditions apply)
  • English speaking guide during touring days
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Economy tickets Tel Aviv-Eilat-Tel Aviv
Israel 11 Day Heritage of the Holy Land Plus Petra (Jordan) Regular Coach Tour Rates Exclude: porterage at airport, extras, lunches, drinks, dinners (unless supplement paid) and tips

 

Hotels used on Israel & Jordan regular coach tours (equivalent substitutes may be used)
 
Tourist Class
First Class
Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tel Aviv Seanet /
Olympia
Metropolitan /
Grand Beach

Crowne Plaza / 
Dan Panorama

Carlton / 
Sheraton
Tiberias

Prima / 
Restal

Leonardo / 
Galan
Caesar /
Ron Beach
Scots / 
Galei Kinereth
Jerusalem
Gold / Gate /
Rimonim Shalom
Leonardo /
Grand Court
Dan Panorama /
Crowne Plaza Deluxe
American Colony
Amman
Liwan
Grand Palace
Regency Palace
Amman Marriott
Petra Amra Palace Nabatioan Old Village Resort Petra Marriott
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