05 Nights Jerusalem, 01 Night Petra, 02 Nights Tel Aviv
Israel Average Temperature : 27°C/6°C
Jordan Average Temperature : 25°C/8°C
Day 01 : ARRIVE TEL AVIV – JERUSALEM
On arrival private transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 02 : AT JERUSALEM – JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM TOUR (B)
Today after breakfast we proceed for full day tour of Jerusalem & Bethlehem…where the story began.
Visit some of the most historically and religiously significant landmarks in the beautiful Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Marvel over memorable places from the bible, take in the precious views and engage with the various cultures.
– Visit the Old City of Jerusalem
– Learn about the various religions and cultures that live together
– Walk up to the Western Wall
Starting at the Mount of Olives, rising over 800 metres boasting impressive views of the Old City and the surrounding neighborhoods. Moving on from here we’ll visit Mount Zion, the highest point in ancient Jerusalem, the place that was once used as a metaphoric symbol for “the Promised Land.” It is also believed to be the site where the “Last Supper” took place.
Enter the Old City and roam the fascinating streets of the Jewish Quarter, filled with narrow alley ways and unique architecture. See the Western Wall, where everybody is welcome to go up to it and traditionally leave a piece of paper with a prayer or wish on it, in a crack in the wall. Continuing onto the Christian Quarter, you’ll see the streets are full of priests and pilgrims from around the world to visit the over 40 holy sites. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, a winding route leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified and has been an important pilgrimage destination since the 4th century.
In Bethlehem we’ll see a lovely overview of Shepherds’ Field, a historically important location and bears breathtaking landscapes. From here we’ll find our way to the Church of Nativity and Manger’s square. Admire the ancient architecture and firsthand learn the local culture.
Day 03 : JERUSALEM – PETRA (B, L, D)
Today after breakfast we check out Jerusalem hotel & depart in the morning (Departure from Abraham Hostel) and transfer to Jordan River Border crossing. Cross border & drive to Jerash. Visit Jerash & drive to Amman. Take a Panoramic tour of Amman & visit to Citadel if time allows. Then later drive to Petra & have your dinner at the Bedouin Campsite & overnight stay.
Day 04 : PETRA – JERUSALEM (B, L)
Today after breakfast explore Petra. Later lunch in a restaurant near Petra & transport to Allenby Bridge Crossing into Israel. Arrive Jerusalem & overnight stay.
Day 05 : AT JERUSALEM – MASADA & DEAD SEA TOUR (B)
After breakfast, journey down from Jerusalem descending below sea level through the Biblical wilderness towards the Dead Sea. On the way we can see the Inn of the Good Samaritan and stop on route to look out across the desert as we pass the point marking “sea level”. The ancient city of Jericho can be seen in the distance where Joshua’s troops caused the walls to fall (Joshua 6) and where Jesus healed the blind (Mark 10:46-52).
We reach the shores of the Dead Sea encrusted with white salt and follow the shoreline towards Masada. It was here that King Herod built a fortified palace complete with every convenience, a swimming pool, water cisterns, two palaces, store rooms and even a synagogue. Following Herod’s death, the mountain top was the last outpost of Jewish zealots when the Romans tried to rid the land of Jews in the First Jewish-Roman War of 66-73AD.
It was on Masada that the first parchment from this era was discovered in an Israeli archaeological excavation. On the parchment was the prophesy of Ezekiel “…I will take the children of Israeli from among the nations…and bring them into their own land…” (Ezekiel 37). Heading back to the Dead Sea we pass the desert oasis of Ein Gedi where there is lush foliage and gorgeous waterfalls and where David hid from angry King Saul. We also pass by Qumran were the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a number of hillside caves. To end off a perfect day we stop at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and a contender for the title of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. People come from across the globe to enjoy the therapeutic mineral rich waters. And don’t worry if you don’t know how to swim, the high salt content will keep you afloat.
Day 06 : AT JERUSALEM – NAZARETH, TIBERIAS & SEA OF GALILEE TOUR (B)
Today after breakfast, we begin our tour by traveling passed Herzliya and Natanya and continue north along the coastal road parallel to the Mediterranean, we turn inland and drive through the Valley of Armageddon (Revelations 16:6), from here we can see Megiddo. On our way towards Nazareth we visit the Mt of Precipitation (Luke 4:28-30).
In Nazareth we visit the Church of Annunciation which was constructed on the spot where Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her she would soon be with child (Luke 1:26). Next door we find the Church of Saint Joseph built on the site where Jesus’ father, Joseph had his carpentry.
We depart Nazareth and travel to the Sea of Galilee on the way we pass Cana where Jesus turned water into wine. (John 2:1-12). At the foot of the Mount of Beatitudes we visit Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Here we see the home of Peter and the Church of the Multiplication. (Mark 6:30-44)
We travel along the shore of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus calmed the sea and walked on water. (Mark 4:35-41, 6:45-52)Across the water we can see the Golan Heights forming a beautiful backdrop as we pass the city of Tiberias which was settled more than 2000 years ago and named after the Roman Emperor Tiberias.
We reach the southern region of the Sea of Galilee where the Jordan River flows into the Sea of Galilee and where Jesus may have been baptized. Here it is possible to participate in a baptismal ceremony in the very same river that Jesus did so many years ago. (Mark 1:9-11)
As we head south on our return journey we see Mount Tabor where the Transfiguration took place. (Matthew 17:1-9)
Day 07 : JERUSALEM – TEL AVIV (B)
Today morning after breakfast we check out Jerusalem hotel & transfer to Tel Aviv. Arrive Tel Aviv, check in & afternoon free at leisure.
Day 08 : AT TEL AVIV – CAESAREA, HAIFA, ACRE, ROSH HANIKRA TOUR (B)
Today after breakfast, we proceed for our tour to Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra tour. We leave Tel-Aviv and travel up the Mediterranean coast, on the way we pass Herzilya and Natanya before reaching our first point of interest Caesarea.
The city of Caesarea was constructed under Herod and named after the Roman Emperor, Caesar. From what remains of the ancient city we can see that it was a prosperous and luxurious city. Among the archaeological excavations we can see gateways, a moat and well preserved walls and rooms. There is a perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater which is still used today for performances by Israeli and international artists. The Roman remains were preserved for centuries by the sea sand which covered and protected the stones. Next to the amphitheatre is part of what was once a hippodrome. We can see the remains of a Roman Temple which stood above the port overlooking the busy commercial ships which carried treasures from the east and the Nabatean caravans which were on route to Rome. Following the Romans the city stood neglected for centuries until the Crusaders arrived but in the years after the Crusaders the city once again sank into oblivion.
We continue driving north passing through Haifa where we stop to see the breathtaking Baha’i Shrine and gardens. The terraced gardens cascade down the mountain towards the city below, each of the 19 terraces bursts with colorful flowers and landscaped designs.
Our next stop is at Rosh HaNikra, the most northerly point along Israel’s Mediterranean coast. We descend by cable car into the network of limestone grottoes created by the constant bombardment of waves against the rocks.
On our return journey south we stop at Acre (Akko), the largest Crusader city in the country. The city is extremely well preserved and you can’t help being impressed by the incredible architecture and how it has survived. Part of the city is alive with markets and people still living in the ancient buildings. We see the walls and moat which was reconstructed and repaired by El Jazzar at the end of the 1900s. The mighty walls prevented even Napoleon conquering the city. We can see the Crusader remains, the prison used under Turkish rule and the gallows which were used under the British Mandate to hang Jews who broke the British law limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine following World War II.
Day 09 : TEL AVIV – DEPARTURE (B)
Today after breakfast, we check out hotel & transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- 05 nights accommodation at Jerusalem with daily breakfast
- 01 night / 02 days excursion to Petra in Jordan
- 02 nights accommodation at Tel Aviv with daily breakfast
- Transfer from airport – hotel – Tel Aviv hotel
- Jerusalem & Bethlehem tour
- Masada & Dead Sea tour
- Nazareth, Tiberias & Sea of Galilee tour
- Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra tour
- Transfer from Jerusalem hotel – Tel Aviv hotel – airport
- Airfares extra (Ex – Delhi)
- Entry visa of Israel & Jordan
- Tipping to coach captains & guide
- Border Taxes – Payable only in cash
- Israel Exit fee of 107 ILS, payable with ILS, USD or EUR.
- Jordanian visa fee of 40 Jordanian Dinar, payable only cash JOD
- Jordan exit fee of 10 Jordanian Dinar, payable only cash JOD
- 60 USD exit fee (Israel Border)
- Room upgrade at Petra
- Travel Insurance
- Any personal expenses.
- Beverage, drinks and mineral water during meals.
- Optional tour
TOUR COST :
|NO. OF TRAVELLERS||2|
HOTELS USED OR SIMILAR :
|Jerusalem||Palatin Hotel||Crowne Plaza Jerusalem||Dan Panorama Jerusalem|
|Petra||Bedouin Campsite||Bedouin Campsite||Bedouin Campsite|
|Tel Aviv||Dizengoff Avenue Hotel||Vital Hotel||Renaissance Tel Aviv|
- Prices are based on the lowest run of the house rates at designated hotels.
- Surcharges may apply during peak season or high occupancy periods.
- Date Specific price will be quoted based on clients travel dates.
- Check-in and check-out times are per international regulations.
- Rate of exchange applicable on the date of final payment.
- All prices are in EURO & per person.