11 Days Highlights of Israel and Jordan

Highlights of Israel and Jordan

  • 11 Days
  • From : Tel Aviv
  • To : Tel Aviv
  • Tour
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 10 Years Old

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During this eleven-day tour, discover the incredible highlights of Israel and Jordan. Arriving in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, go ‘low’ and see the Dead Sea, visit ancient archaeological ruins and charming villages. Then discover Jerusalem and its history and enjoy a wine tour and a local Israeli winery. Select between a basic bed-and-breakfast basis or enjoy included dinners on the half-board option.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Jerusalem: Israel’s capital city is a city of tradition, religion and history, but also of modern culture and heritage.

Beit She’an: One of the oldest cities in Israel, over 20 layers of human civilisation are tucked away inside its large ancient mound.

Nazareth: Nazareth, located in Israel’s Galilee region, not only has over a dozen important Christian sites, but as Israel’s largest Arab city, has some fascinating cultural sites and experiences to discover.

Galilee: One of the most beautiful regions of Israel, Galilee is characterised by its beautiful landscape, amazing natural formations, historic sites, and charming villages.

Tel Aviv: This city that never sleeps combines sandy Mediterranean beaches with top-notch nightclubs, a buzzing cultural and culinary scene, fascinating architecture and an international mindset. 

Amman: Considered as the most liberal and modern Arab city and the major tourist destination in the region, Amman is reach in culture and history, from the Neolithic,  crossing the classical period,  Islamic era, to the modern era.

Petra: The “Rose City”, due to the colour of the stone, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan.  It’s emblematic buildings are recognised as UNESCO World Heritage since 1985.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with Government licensed English-speaking guide on all touring days on shared basis 

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation.

 MEALS:

  • B&B Option: 10 breakfasts 
  • Half-board option: 10 breakfasts and 9 dinners

 TRANSPORT:

  • Transfer from / to airport on arrival and departure
  • Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor coach

 ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees and visit indicated as included: short visit of Jaffa,  visit excavations of Beit Shean,  Cable car in Masada, Visit excavation, King Herod’s palace, synagogue, visit tomb of King David, Visit Israel Museum, visit Bethlehem, The Garden of Gethsemane, Museum’s Shrine of the Book with famous Dead Sea scrolls, visit Herodian city of Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, tomb of King Davis, Church of the Nativity, Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph, visit former Syrian fortification, tour wine tasting, visit ruins of synagogue & Peter’s house at Capernaum, visit old Crusader from Acre, sightseeing tour in Haifa, visit port, roman theatre, city tour in Tel Aviv.

OTHER: 

  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival

Exclusions

  • Porterage at airport
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Lunches and beverages with meals
  • Travel, medical or baggage insurance
  • Optional tours and activities

Please note

  • Please take note that Entrace to Yad Vashem is not permitted for children 0 to 10 years.
  • Hotel early check-out, early check-in, late check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms are all subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • Please note that hotel classification is as per Israel standards.
  • No refunds for unused services. Splitting the package is not allowed.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and light clothing is best suited to travel in the warm months and warm clothing in the colder months in Israel. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or sparse clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings or at the Western Wall. Sun protection, sunglasses and a hat can be very useful during your stay.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

Day 1 Tel Aviv:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Seanet/ Olympia or similar
  • Superior Hotel Category =  Crowne Plaza/ Dan Panorama or similar

Day 2-4 Jerusalem:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Gold/Rimonim or similar
  • Superior Hotel Category =  Crowne Plaza Dlx/ Dan Panorama or similar

Day 5-6 Galilee:

  • Standard & Superior Hotel Category = Kibbutz Kfar Giladi or similar

Day 7 Tel Aviv:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Seanet/ Olympia or similar
  • Superior Hotel Category =  Crowne Plaza/ Dan Panorama or similar

Day 8 Amman:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Liwan or similar
  • Superior Hotel Category =  Regency Palace or similar

Day 9 Petra:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Amra Palace
  • Superior Hotel Category =  Old Village Resort

Day 10 Tel Aviv:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Seanet/ Olympia or similar
  • Superior Hotel Category =  Crowne Plaza/ Dan Panorama or similar

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :   ARRIVAL TEL AVIV

Upon arriving at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, meet your tour representative before hopping onto the transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for your first night in Israel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, becoming acquainted with your vibrant new surroundings. 

Overnight in Tel Aviv in selected hotel and board option

Day 2 :  TEL AVIV – BEER SHEBA – MASADA AND DEAD SEA – JERUSALEM (304 Km – 4.5 hrs)

Meet you tour guide in the morning and set off from Tel Aviv, driving south, passing by the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon to Beersheba, for a short visit to the capital of the Negev Desert. Continue via Arad to Masada, Israel’s foremost archaeological park. Ascend via cable-car for a thorough visit that gives insight to the rituals, politics and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and to float in its salty waters. Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, proceed through the Judean Desert to Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem in selected hotel and board option 

Day 3 :  JERUSALEM

Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book, which contains 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 southwestern 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. Herzl. Then travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, commemorated at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return to your Jerusalem hotel.

Overnight in Jerusalem in selected hotel and board option.

Day 4 :  JERUSALEM: OLD CITY

Enter the Old City of Jerusalem, where you’ll see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk along 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. From atop the Mount of Olives, enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem, a holy city for the world’s three Abrahamic religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the heart of a neighbourhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavours, aromas, colours and the traders’ interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel. Return to your Jerusalem hotel.

Overnight in Jerusalem in selected hotel and board option

Day 5 :  JERUSALEM – BEIT SHE’AN – NAZARETH – GALILEE (267 Km – 4 hrs)

Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit She’an, and visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city. On to Nazareth, to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites. Proceed then to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and centre of Jewish mysticism, to visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony.

 

Overnight in Galilee in selected hotel and board option

Day 6 :  GALILEE: GOLAN HEIGHTS AND AROUND SEA OF GALILEE

In the morning, depart the hotel and drive up to the Golan Heights, passing through the Druze villages. Visit a former Syrian fortification on the heights. Pass by Banias, the source of the Jordan River, and then enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breath-taking views. Become acquainted with a collection of fine and rare wines during the tour and enjoy a wine tasting while learning about the wine production process. After, descend to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter’s house at Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old centre of Jewish learning. Return to Galilee. 

Overnight in Galilee in selected hotel and board option.

Day 7 :  GALILEE – ACRE – HAIFA – CAESAREA – TEL AVIV (124 km – 2 hrs)

After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre for a visit of its old Crusader stronghold and mediaeval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, and visit the Baha’i Shrine, the Persian Garden and the bay. Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader fortress known as the ‘masterpiece of Herod the Great’. End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa.

Overnight in Tel Aviv in selected hotel and board option

Day 8 :  TEL AVIV – JORDAN – JERASH – AMMAN (260 km – 5 hrs)

Drive from Tel Aviv to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing to enter the neighbouring country of Jordan. Proceed to Jerash, the city of the Decapolis, located about 45 kilometres north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, and see its ancient baths, the temple on top of the hill and much more. Drive then to the capital city of Amman and enjoy a panoramic guided tour of this history-rich Jordanian city with a modern soul.

 

 

 

Overnight in Amman in selected hotel and board option. 

Day 9 :  AMMAN – PETRA (230 Km – 3 hrs)

After an early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south to the desert region of Wadi Musa. There you’ll find the modern village of Petra. Feel like Indiana Jones as you approach the ‘siq’ (canyon), also known as the ‘red rock city’, which used to be the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD. Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of this city carved in rock, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Visit its most interesting monuments, such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king), the field of tombs, the obelisks, the altar and Al Madhbah, a point from which you can view the whole of the rock city. Then prepare for an unforgettable night as you make this stunning site your abode and go to sleep in the ancient city.

Overnight in Petra in selected hotel and board option

Day 10 :  | PETRA – MADABA – MOUNT NEBO – TEL AVIV (452 km – 7 hrs)

Drive northwards to Madaba to visit the remains of its famous Byzantine church, which contains an ancient mosaic floor map, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Continue then for about 10 kilometres to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will indeed be able to see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea, which today lie on the other side of the border, in Israel. Drive across the border and return to Tel Aviv

Overnight in Tel Aviv in selected hotel and board option

Day 11 :  DEPARTURE TEL AVIV

We have reached our final day on this tour! Enjoy one last breakfast before your transfer takes you to the Ben Gurion airport for your flight back home.

Breakfast included