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Land Only

17 Day Jordan & Israel

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Amman, Tel Aviv-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 15 nights First Class accommodations
  • All transfers
  • 23 meals: 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Mt. Nebo
  • Ancient town of Petra
  • Jerusalem Old City and Western Wall
  • Yad Vashem
  • Shrine of the Book (Dead Sea Scrolls)
  • Masada and the Dead Sea

DAY 1, Friday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA to Jordan. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Amman
Arrive in Amman and transfer to your hotel where you have the balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome orientation with your tour manager and traveling companions
Optional: Dinner Package
Overnight: Amman

DAY 3, Sunday - Jerash, Amman City Tour
After breakfast, travel north of Amman to the best preserved example of Roman civilization in Jordan, the city of Jerash. Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten large Roman cities of the East) has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples of Zeus and Artemis, a Nymphaeum and colonnaded street. Later, embark on a city tour of Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan. Often referred to as the "White City" because of the white stone used to build the houses, Amman is among the oldest continually inhabited cities on Earth. The tour will take you to the museums, the Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater, the souks, and the city's modern district
Optional: Dinner Package
Overnight: Amman
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Mt Nebo, Madaba
Today, drive south along the Kings' Way towards Petra. En route, visit Mount Nebo, the reputed burial site of Moses, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Continue to visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where an ancient map of the Holy Land is set into the floor of Saint George's Church. Then drive to Shobak for a visit of a crusader castle before arriving in Petra
Optional: Dinner Package
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Full Day in Petra
Today, enjoy a full day visit of Petra, both a Jordanian national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient capital of the Nabataeans, Petra once sheltered Arab traders who came through the region with precious cargoes of spices, silks, ivory, and rare pelts. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs to reach towering Treasury, a building rising 140 feet that is cut into the sheer rock face. Also see the Roman Theater, the Courts, and the Temple of the Winged Lion. Along the way, you will also see the impressive architecture of countless temples, water channels, arched gates, and royal tombs, the remnants of a once great culture
Optional: Dinner Package
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Wadi Rum Desert, Travel to Amman
After breakfast, visit the Wadi Rum Desert, and its magnificent moon-like landscape. Take a short ride in a 4x4 vehicle. Later, continue to Amman and check in to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure
Optional: Dinner Package
Overnight: Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday - Day at Leisure in Amman
Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Amman. Alternatively, choose to participate in an optional tour to the Ma'in Hot Springs. This evening, enjoy a traditional Kan Zaman farewell dinner for your last night in Jordan
Optional: Ma'in Waterfall & Hot Springs (AM)
Overnight: Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Drive to Jerusalem
After breakfast, depart for Jerusalem where you will meet up with the group starting in Israel. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Later this evening, enjoy a welcome briefing with your Israeli tour manager
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Jerusalem Old City Tour*
This morning, begin your tour of Jerusalem with a view of the city spread before you from Mount Scopus, the campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Continue to Jerusalem's walled Old City, which is divided into 4 Quarters: Christian, Jewish, Armenian and Muslim. Stroll through the colorful winding alleys of the city. See the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, where Shabbat services will be taking place. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, and some of the Stations of the Cross en route to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Pass through the local bazaars. End your tour at Mt Zion, and visit the traditional burial place of King David. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Jerusalem New City Tour*
This morning, visit the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed on a rotating platform. Following your museum visit, continue to Yad Vashem and visit Israel's memorial to the Holocaust. Next you will visit Mount Herzl Military Cemetery, where Israel's dignitaries are buried. The tour continues past the Knesset, Israel's Parliament Building, and the President's House. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - Jewish Quarter*
After breakfast, return to the Old City. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest is the "Cardo", meaning the "heart" of this ancient Byzantine City. View the unearthed main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns, once again a vibrant shopping street. See the "Broad Wall" which was part of the fortifications of Jerusalem during the First Temple Period. Proceed through the broad stone stairway down to the Western Wall, a remnant of the Second Temple. Visit the underground Rabbinical Tunnels, the incredible excavation of the labyrinth of tunnels, arches, and passageways remained untouched for centuries
Optional: City of David Archaeology Tour
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem with Dinner
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Tuesday - Masada, Dead Sea
This morning descend through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth at 1200 feet below sea level. Drive along the shores to Masada. A fortress built by King Herod, and later used by the Jewish Zealots as their last stronghold against the Romans. Arriving in Masada, ascend the mount via cable car to visit the excavations. Descend via cable car. Next, visit the Museum of Masada. The museum combines archaeological artifacts and a theatrical atmosphere, together with accompanying radio play and audio explanations, to create a meaningful guided tour of the Story of Masada. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel in Dead Sea
Overnight: Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Jordan Valley, Beit Shean
This morning, depart for a stop at Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories and observe first-hand how creams and lotions are made with minerals extracted from the Sea. Drive past Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves nearby. Continue north through the Jordan Valley to visit the excavations and Roman amphitheater of Beit Shean, a city mentioned in the Bible, later a Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine city which was destroyed by an earthquake in 749AD, rebuilt today as a modern Israeli city. Afterwards, proceed to Beit Alpha and visit the zodiac mosaic floor in the ancient synagogue. Continue to Galilee for dinner at the Kibbutz
Overnight: Galilee
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Thursday - Full Day in Galilee
Enjoy a full day at leisure on the Kibbutz, a type of community unique to Israel
Optional: Full Day Golan Heights Tour with Lunch
Overnight: Galilee
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Friday - Nazareth, Haifa and Caesarea Sightseeing
Drive south through the Galilean hills via Nazareth to Haifa stopping for a view of the picturesque Bahai Gardens. Proceed to the Mediterranean coast, and visit Caesarea. Tour the remains of the Roman and Crusader ruins and the impressive theatre. Visit the harbor and see ancient history come to life with the multi-media presentation. Drive south along the coastal highway to Tel Aviv. In the early evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 16, Saturday - Day at leisure in Tel Aviv
This morning enjoy a walking tour of the Neve Zedak neighborhood located within a short walk from the hotel which is located on the old border line between Old Tel Aviv and Jaffa. The tour departs from the hotel lobby entrance at 11a.m (Sat) and will return within 2 hours
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Sunday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that due to local events, the order of the Jerusalem sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager

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