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Land Only

14 Day Jordan & Israel

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Amman, Tel Aviv-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Amman
    • 2 nights Petra
    • 1 night Dead Sea
    • 4 nights Jerusalem
    • 2 nights Tiberias
    • 1 night Tel Aviv
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 18 meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Jerash
  • Mt. Nebo
  • Ancient town of Petra
  • Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth
  • Ancient Roman port of Caesarea
  • Old city of Jerusalem

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. This evening enjoy a welcome orientation at your hotel
Optional: Dinner Package
Overnight: Amman

DAY 3, Sunday - Jerash Excursion, Amman City Tour
This morning venture north to Jerash to view the ruins of the ancient Roman Decapolis, one of the ten large Roman cities of the East. The Greco-Roman influence on the city and surrounding region are represented by the remains of the Corinthium column, temples dedicated to Zeus and Athena along with theaters, bathhouses and city walls that have been magnificently preserved. There will be time for lunch before returning to Amman for a guided tour of Jordan's capital city which includes the Amman Citadel and Museum, the Roman Amphitheater and the Old Souk
Optional: Dinner Package
Overnight: Amman
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Shobak Castle En Route to Petra
Today, drive south on the Kings Highway toward Petra, making the first stop of the day to visit Mount Nebo, known for its biblical connection to Moses as the location from which he first viewed the Promised Land. From here, travel to the city of Madaba. Visit St. George's Church to view the ancient Madaba Mosaic Map in the floor of the church, with portions of the map dating as far back as the 6th century AD. After an included lunch in Madaba, continue along the Kings Highway to the interesting town of Shobak , with its magnificent landscape, the old stone houses village and caves with a great view and a photo opportunity of the crusaders castle of 1116 AD with passing by before heading to Petra
Optional: Dinner Package
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Full Day in Petra
Today, enjoy a full day visit to Petra, the immortalized cliff faces that are both Jordan's greatest national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Petra's long history dates back to roughly 100 BC and has been sculpted and transformed by both man and nature and played a key roll in ancient trading routes. To reach the sheer rock walls into which the city was carved, travel through a narrow gorge in the shadow of massive red and pink rock walls. Enjoy a tour of the expansive complex with free time to explore the city further. Later, stop at Moses Springs, or Moses's Well, in Wadi Musa, the nearest town to Petra, before returning to the hotel
Optional: Dinner Package
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Wadi Rum Desert En Route to the Dead Sea
After breakfast depart Petra for the Wadi Rum Desert, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and often described as “The Valley of the Moon”. Enjoy a short ride in a 4x4 vehicle to explore the valley, with its looming rock faces that seem to grow directly out of the sand and endless skies. Enjoy lunch in Wadi Rum Desert before traveling to your hotel in the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is known for its high salinity that enables people to easily float and its therapeutic waters and mud, so enjoy a reprieve and take time to relax. Later this evening, enjoy a traditional farewell dinner
Overnight: Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Dead Sea, Travel to Jerusalem
After breakfast, depart for Jerusalem. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel where you will meet up with the group starting in Israel. Later this evening, enjoy a welcome briefing with your Israeli tour manager
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Jerusalem Old City Tour
This morning, enter the walls of Jerusalem's Old City for a half day tour. The Old City is comprised of four distinct quarters, the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian quarters. Stroll along the Via Dolorosa, a winding street through the heart of the Old City, believed to pass through the fourteen Stations of the Cross, leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre the tour continues through the local markets and bazaars to Mt. Zion, just outside of the Old City's walls. Here visit the Room of the Last Supper and the tomb dedicated to King David. Following your day exploring this ancient city, enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening
Optional: Half Day Bethlehem (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Full day in Jerusalem
Take a full day to discover Jerusalem independently explore this city with deep roots. As an epicenter for three of the world's major religions, there is much to see and do. From the Damascus Gate to the Dome of the Rock, from the Souq al-Qattanin market to the Temple Mount there is no shortage of spectacular sights. The various neighborhoods of Jerusalem blend traditional and modern cultures to create a city that must be seen, heard, smelled and tasted to be truly experienced
Optional: Full Day Masada and Dead Sea (AM)
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Full day in Jerusalem
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Jerusalem to continue your immersion into this ancient city. Later this evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem Old City - Jewish Quarter (AM)
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem New City (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Beit She'an, Capernaum En Route to Tiberias
Depart this morning after a brief visit to Mesaseret, a small suburb of Jerusalem, driving north via the Jordan Valley along the Israel and Jordan border to Beit She'an. An impressive archaeological site, Beit She'an is home to the ruins of bathhouses, pagan temples and public theaters, evidence of its multicultural history. From here progress to Yardenit, a popular baptismal site on the Jordan River before a visit to Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Previously a fishing village, it has become more known for its two ancient synagogues. Enjoy a stop at a Caprice diamond shop before proceeding to Tiberias. Dinner will be at the hotel this evening
Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - Full day in Tiberias
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Tiberias with diverse activities and sights ranging from a prestigious diamond factory to hot springs, from the Franciscan St. Peter's church to the dignified Al-Amari Mosque to the blue-domed Ashkenazi synagogue. Choose to explore the historic sights, the natural wonders, the modern shops or all three to understand this unique city
Optional: Full Day Golan Heights Tour with Lunch (AM)
Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Wednesday - Nazareth, Haifa, Ceasarea En Route to Tel Aviv
Head towards the Mediterranean Sea this morning through the Galilean hills to Nazareth. Here there will be a chance to visit the Church of the Annunciation, the largest basilica in the Middle East. Continue to Haifa to view the impressive Baha'i Gardens in the heart of the city and incorporating nineteen distinct terraces. Follow the Mediterranean coast, stopping in the ancient harbor of Caesarea to see its Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins and the impressive theater. Watch history come alive with a multi-media presentation at the visitor center. Drive south along the coastal highway to Tel Aviv
Optional: Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Thursday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Illuminated Jerusalem with dinner

    Day #9 01 May 2013 - 12 Sep 2014         $69
    Jerusalem at night shows off her splendor. We begin the evening with dinner at a local restaurant. Next, we drive to Jaffa Gate where you will enjoy a spectacular sound and light show at the Tower of David. The story of Jerusalem will unfold before your eyes, accompanied by original music and virtual reality images. Walking through the Armenian Quarter, we finish our tour at the Western Wall.

    Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Hotel check-out is 12:00 pm. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than 12:00 pm you may pre-purchase a hotel Day Use Room. Please note: Hotel checkout for a Day Use Room is 6:00 pm. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full post night.

    Apr 12 & Apr 19 departures will be accommodated at the Rimonim Mineral Tiberias in Tiberias.

    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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