11-Day Fascinating Israel & Jordan Tour
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
- Feel the spiritual atmosphere of Jerusalem
- Immerse in the stunning panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee
- Enjoy the unique architecture carved into red rock faces at the ancient city of Petra
- The Dead Sea
- Church of the Nativity
- Wadi Mujib in Jordan
- Caesarea National Park
- Dome of the Rock
- Amman Citadel
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- Day 1
Welcome to Israel! On your arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and clearing up all procedure, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel in Jerusalem for check in.
- Day 2
After a stunning view of the city from the revered Mount of Olives start your guided walking tour. Via the Church of All Nations, whose name commemorates the contributions made by many countries to its construction, arrive at the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest.
Follow the Via Dolorosa with its nine Stations of the Cross, Pool of Bethesda, and Church of the Flagellation. Finally, you will visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Golgotha, erected on the site of the crucifixion that houses the remaining five Stations of the Cross. The last stop is the Cardo, the Roman main street of the Old City via the Jewish Quarter.
- Day 3
Today, visit the Wailing Wall, the only remnant of the Second Temple, and the Temple Mount via the Dung Gate. Proceed to Mount Zion to visit the Upper Room, where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper; the Tomb of King David; and the Abbey of the Dormition.
After that, drive via the western new city of Jerusalem to observe the Hebrew University, the Parliament House and the Supreme Court. Proceed to Bethlehem and see Shepherd’s Field, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Next, visit the Church of the Nativity, which stands on the site where Jesus was born. Before returning to the Jerusalem, drive to Ein Karem for a visit to Church of the Visitation and see the birthplace of John the Baptist.
- Day 4
Drive through the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. Enjoy the scenery as you follow the road between the salty water and majestic desert mountains. Catch glimpses of the caves of Qumran, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top Fortress of Masada, and hear how 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces. Around lunchtime, reach one of the comfortable Dead Sea resorts for free time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the heavy saltwater and receive a salt scrub gift. Then, back to Jerusalem.
- Day 5
Drive to Jericho, the oldest city in the world, via Wadi Kelt, on the Roman ancient road for observation of the Monastery of St. Georges. Stop by the Mount of Temptation and visit the Tel of Jericho. Drive through the Jordan Valley and visit the ancient Roman Theatre in Beit She’an.
After that, make a spiritual experience at the Baptismal site on the River Jordan and then drive to Nazareth, the city of Jesus. You will appreciate the incredible modern architecture of the Church of the Annunciation; visit Virgin Mary's Well that Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would bear the Son of God; and feel local life at the old city market.
- Day 6
Today, ride a boat from heart-shaped Sea of Galilee to Tabgha, the site of the Miracles of the Fish and Loaves. You will first reach Capernaum, a fishing village home to Jesus’ first followers, where the old Synagogue and house of St. Peter located. Later, drive to the Mount of Beatitudes to learn about the details of Jesus’ Sermon. Continue via the Golan Heights to Banias (Caesarea Philippi), an ancient site that developed around a spring once associated with the Greek god Pan.
- Day 7
After breakfast, private transfer is provided to take you to the Allenby Bridge border, your Israel driver will drop you off at Terminal on Israel side and you will pass the border to the Terminal on Jordan side. Your Jordan driver will be expecting for you and take you to hotel in Amman for checking in.
- Day 8
Today after breakfast, we will have a spiritual tour. We will visit Madaba "The City of Mosaics" and the city of Christianity, with very impressive Greek Orthodox ruins and churches and Dozens of beautiful Mosaics. The Mosaic of the map that shows the Middle East is the most important and the most beautiful, it is located in St. George Church. After Madaba, drive onwards to Mt. Nebo from where Moses overlooked the Holy Land; here we will have the chance to look through Moses’ eyes. Afterwards drive to visit the crusader castle of Kerak. Then drive to Petra.
- Day 9
Early morning explore Petra, the lost city in the middle of nowhere with its huge facades carved into the rocks that will astound you around each corner. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabateans. An industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2,000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. Petra has been featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "The Mummy Returns". Beyond Al Khazneh we are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra's curved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a curved Nabatean theater (seating 3,000 people), large and small houses, burial chambers, banquet halls, water channels and Reservoirs, bathes, monumental staircases, cultic installations, arched gates, public buildings and paved streets.
- Day 10
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be escorted back to Amman via the Desert Highway. After arrival, explore the Citadel including the National Archaeological Museum to see a collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum reserved skulls and rhinoceros teeth that date back 200,000 years. Continue to visit the Amman's downtown market and the city center, including traditional souks, coffee shops, restaurants selling local food and sweets.
- Day 11
On this day, you will enjoy some leisure time before private transfer to Amman Queen Alia Airport for your departure flight.