Round Trip airfare from U.S.
Sea of Galilee
Old and New city of Jerusalem
First Class Hotels as indicated
All entrance fees, guidance and taxes
Depart U.S.A. from New York (JFK) airport for your flight to Tel Aviv. All meals and beverages served on board flight.
Arrive Tel Aviv, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The Ramada Continental Hotel in Tel Aviv for an overnight.
Breakfast and a day at leisure to explore Tel Aviv and its beautiful beaches and cafes or to just relax by your hotel pool. Overnight. (B)
Breakfast, then drive north along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the Holyland. See the excavations to the Crusader city and Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater, which has been restored to its former glory as concert venue. Lunch, then proceed to Meggido to see the excavations of King Solomon's stables and 20 layers of civilization. Continue your tour to visit the Druze village on Mount Carmel and onto Haifa. Overnight at the Dan Panorama Hotel. (B,L)
Breakfast, then start your tour of Haifa at the summit of Mount Carmel for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Western Galilee. Continue to the golden domed Bahai shrine to visit the exotic Persian gardens. Drive to Akko to visit the Crypt of St. John and the underground Crusader city. Proceed to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, visit the ancient synagogue and the artists colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Continue to Tiberias for dinner and overnight at the Lavie Kibbutz. (B,D)
Breakfast, then visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and the town of Jesus. Proceed to Nazareth for a visit to the church of Annunciation, continue via Beit-Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue. Drive along the Jordan Valley via Jericho the world's oldest city. End your tour in Jerusalem. Overnight at the King Solomon Hotel. (B,L)
Breakfast, then start your tour visiting the tomb of King David and the room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian Quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to Mount Scopus and then to Mount of Olives for a magnificent panoramic view of the Old City. Continue to Bethlehem, stopping at Rachel's tomb and also visit the Church of Nativity. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem. (B,D)
Breakfast, then drive to Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem to see the Chagall stained glass windows. Proceed to Bayit Vagan to visit the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Continue to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust, then to the Israel Museum. Visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. See the Knesset, Israel's Parliament and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem. (B,D)
Breakfast and drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth - almost 1300 feet below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Lunch, then drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. If time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea. Transfer back to your hotel in Jerusalem for an overnight. (B,L)
Breakfast and a day at leisure in Jerusalem for shopping or exploring the city on your own. Overnight. (B)
Breakfast and a drive from Jerusalem to the Allenby Bridge. Complete border crossing procedures and enter into Jordan where you will be met by our representative, drive to the town of Madaba, the biblical Medaba, 18-miles south of Amman. Madaba is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George visitors may view the earliest surviving original map of the Holyland. Lunch, then continue our tour westward to Mt. Nebo believed to be the site of the tomb of Moses, Mt. Nebo commands a spectacular view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Drive north to the modern capital city of Amman, formerly the Ammonite capital city. A short tour of the city of Amman, ending at your hotel. The Amman Regency Hotel for an overnight. (B,L)
Breakfast, and an early departure driving south to Wadi Musa. First on horseback, then on foot, travel through the "Siq" an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone to the city of Petra. Two thousand years ago the Nabateans carved a city out of the rose red rock and the Treasury, El Khazneh, is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity. Beyond the Treasury you will find yourself surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra's carved and built structures. Lunch, then return through the Siq to Wadi Musa. Drive back to Amman for an overnight at the Amman Regency Hotel. (B,L)
Breakfast, then drive to Jerash, one of the best preserved and most complete provincial Roman cities, Jerash, Gerasa of Roman times, was one of the cities of the Decapolis, a confederation of ten Graeco-Roman cities dating from the 1st century BC situated in Jordan, Syria and Israel. Known as the Pompeii of the East for its extraordinary state of preservation the ruins indicate human occupation at this location for more than 2500 years. The most well known monuments include the colonnaded street, the Temple of Zeus, the Forum and Hadrian's Arch. Lunch, then transfer back to Amman. Balance of day at leisure. Overnight. (B,L)
Breakfast and then you will be met and transferred to Amman airport for your departure flight back home. Arrive New York (JFK) airport the same day. (B)
Also Included: All transfers within Israel and Jordan operated by motor coach. Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary, with an English speaking tour guide including entrance fees to sights mentioned. Included as well is the service charge imposed by hotels, porterage, meeting and assistance at airports and hotels.
Not included: Items of a personal nature such as laundry, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, visa charge and tips.
If single supplement is needed, please add $468. Please add a peak season supplement of $570 per person if traveling between Dec. 09th to Jan. 14th or from Mar. 19th to Apr. 23rd.
Please add a peak season supplement of $570 per person if traveling between Dec. 09th to Jan. 14th or from Mar. 19th to Apr. 23rd.
If airfare from the U.S.A. is not required, please deduct $960 from posted rate.
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Jordan: The Treasury of Petra
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