Highlights of Jordon and Israel

Jordan & Israel

Embark on a journey through the ancient lands of Israel and Jordan. Each is a treasure trove of hilltop fortresses, storied cities, and holy sites from the world’s three main monotheistic religions. Journey back in time through a land of antiquity exploring thousands of years of human history. Marvel at the Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash, the Byzantine mosaics at Madaba and the fortified Kerak Castle of crusader fame. Without a doubt, the jewel of Jordan remains the ancient city of Petra. Wander down the narrow siq and explore this incredible wonder, hewn into sheer rock more than 2000 years ago. Explore Israel’s many historic sites, from the narrow streets and sacred places of old Jerusalem to biblical Bethleham, birthplace of Jesus. Head to the shores of the Dead Sea and explore the stunning mountain fortress of Masada.

11 days/10 nights
Departs ex Amman

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Highlights:

  • Explore the Roman Theatre, Nymphaeum and Citadel
  • Wander through the colonnaded streets of Jerash
  • Marvel at incredible Petra and explore its fascinating history
  • Witness the breathtaking desert landscapes of Wadi Rum

Inclusions:

  • Meet & assist
  • Private airport/hotel transfers in A/C vehicle,
  • Entrance fees & Porterages
  • Service of local English speaking guide in Jerash, Petra and Israel
  • 2hr 4WD jeep tour in Wadi Rum
  • Accommodation in hotels on B&B basis (except in Wadi Rum – half board)
  • Meals and sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Please note: Private touring in Jordan, shared coach (max 19 passengers) in Israel.

Highlights of Jordan and Israel

Itinerary

Day 1

Amman
Transfer from Amman Airport to your city hotel.

Day 2

Amman
Tour the Roman Theatre, Nymphaeum and Citadel. Transfer to Jerash for ancient colonnaded streets, temples, theatres, baths and the Triumphal Arch of Hadrian. B

Days 3/4

Petra
Travel the King’s Highway to Petra, stopping to see a 6th century mosaic map of Palestine. Visit Mt Nebo, said to be the last resting place of Moses, and impressive Kerak Castle. On Day 4, explore the lost city of Petra, with its exquisite Treasury and tombs. B

Day 5

Wadi Rum
Enjoy a 4WD safari through the towering sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum. Overnight at Memories Aicha Camp set amid surreal rock formations. BD

Day 6

Dead Sea
Transfer to the Dead Sea. The afternoon is at leisure to float in the salt-filled waters of the Dead Sea or indulge in a spa treatment. B

Day 7

Jerusalem
Morning transfer to the Allenby/King Hussein Bridge border crossing where you will be met by your new driver and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem for 3 nights. B

Day 8

Jerusalem
Embark on a guided group tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Visit the Mount of Olives for amazing views, then Mt Zion to visit King David’s Tomb, the Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. Wander the Old City through the Armenian and Jewish quarters, see the Wailing Wall, walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem and visit Manger square and the Church of Nativity. Return to Jerusalem. B

Day 9

Jerusalem
Day at leisure to explore the many sights of Jerusalem. Overnight at your hotel. B

Day 10

Tel Aviv
Depart Jerusalem on a coach tour to Nazareth*, where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue to Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee and Capernaum to view the synagogue where Jesus preached. See the exquisite mosaic floor at Tabgha and visit Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. Drop off at your hotel in Tel Aviv. B

*This tour does not operate on Sundays.

Day 11

Tour ends
This morning transfer to the airport where your tour our ends.


B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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Israel Overview

Why visit Israel? Israel is very much the historic and religious centre of the Middle East. With over 3,000 years of history, and countless historical and sacred sites it is one of the most fascinating countries. It also borders the salt-filled Dead Sea, 427m below sea-level.

What is the climate like in Israel? The weather in Israel is usually very pleasant, during summer (June to September) temperatures range between 27-32°C. Jerusalem is generally a little drier and cooler than Tel Aviv. Days during spring and autumn are usually between 15-25°C and during winter (December to March) maximum temperatures at 15°C, whilst the nights, particularly in Jerusalem can be very cold.

What can I combine Israel with? Jordan is one of the best countries to combine with Israel, particularly as many of Jordan’s best sites are nearby the Israeli border. Neighbouring Egypt is only a short flight away, and is another country filled with ancient treasures, temples and history.

How do you get to Israel? Road transfers are available from Amman (Jordan), or you can fly direct to Tel Aviv with Royal Jordanian. Air Sinai also offer flights direct from Cairo.

Is Israel safe to visit? The UAE, Morocco, Oman, Irael, Egypt and Jordan are all considered safe places to travel for tourists. Israel has some areas of concern such as the West Bank and of course the Gaza Strip. For more information please contact us on 1300 363 302 or visit our FAQ page.

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