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The Best of Israel and Jordan: Amman, Petra & Jerusalem

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,244

FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of two great countries, Israel and Jordan. Including tours of the Red Rose City of Petra and key biblical and historic sites, this exceptional 12 day itinerary is sure to leave a lasting impression.


Spend 12 days exploring a land as colourful as it is ancient on this first class, private-guided tour. Travel from Amman to Wadi Rum via Roman ruins, the Dead Sea, and iconic Petra. Then make your way to Israel to explore the Holy Land.

Comparatively modern Amman has neither the history nor mystique of several other cities in the region. But it’s the best place to get a glimpse of modern Jordan, and an ideal base for exploring historic Jerash, home to the Roman ruins of Maximus Cardo, and Ajloun Castle, which stood firm against the 12th century Crusaders. Go on to Bethany, the site of Christ’s baptism before enjoying a soak and float in the Dead Sea.

The city of Madaba is known for its mosaics, including one believed to be the oldest map depicting the Holy Land. See them for yourself, then gaze out over the real thing from Mount Nebo, with views stretching over the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the River Jordan. A full day is then devoted to Petra, "the Rose Red city half as old as time." Explore the Treasury, the Amphitheatre, and the Street of Facades. Your final stop in Jordan is Wadi Rum, the breathtaking desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. This unique, moonlike landscape has attracted many visitors—and film crews—over the years.

Cross into Israel and begin your exploration of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, two cities bursting with significance for Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Start your exploration of its ancient sites in the City of David, where you’ll see new excavations reaching back to the times of the first temple. Then embark on a walking tour through the Old City to see the Western Wall and the ancient shopping street of Cardo. Pass through an ancient Arab bazaar before reaching the Via Dolorosa, where you’ll follow along the final footsteps of Jesus on route to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site of Jesus’ empty tomb. In Bethlehem, you will visit the Church of the Nativity, believed to be built on the site where Jesus was born.

A private tour of the holy sites of the north stops in Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and later visits the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Your next day brings you back to the Dead Sea where you will travel by cable car to see what remains of King Herod’s fortress and you get to enjoy another afternoon of floating away in the salty water, touted to have amazing health benefits. Your last day in Jerusalem is totally at leisure. Explore the city in your own way or book an excursion—the choice is totally yours.

On your final day take a private transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for your onward travels.


 

 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,244

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Day 1

Arrive Amman

Upon arrival at Amman's Queen Alia airport, our representative will be waiting for you before the immigration office holding a sign with your names and will help you in the visa procedures, obtain the free visa, stamp passport, collect luggage then coordinate with the driver to meet you outside the arrival hall. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Al Qasr Metropole Hotel

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    Al Qasr Metropole Hotel



    AlQasr Metropole Hotel is all about being 'boutiquish'. It's very much your own home away from home and a perfect combination for business, pleasure or some fun (well lots of fun). They do their best to cater to your every need and their services are …

    AlQasr Metropole Hotel is all about being 'boutiquish'. It's very much your own home away from home and a perfect combination for business, pleasure or some fun (well lots of fun). They do their best to cater to your every need and their services are notoriously known for being super personalized . They also boast our 66 artistically refurbished rooms and you'd probably like to know that they're within walking distance to some of the major points of interest in Amman. If you're wondering about your meals, AlQasr has some of the most popular outlets in Amman. They have you covered.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service

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Day 2

Amman City/Jerash/Ajloun

After breakfast go for Amman City tour to include the visit of the citadel, Roman Theater, the archeological museum, old & new Parts of Amman. Then drive to visit the Roman city of Jerash visiting Maximus Cardo, the colonnaded street flanked by temples, churches, theaters & endless mosaics.

Continue to visit Ajloun Castle is an awe-inspiring Islamic fortress that withstood the power of the Crusader armies in the 12th Century. Climbing the narrow staircases and walking through endless hallways takes you back to a time of chivalry and faith, where you can almost imagine the sounds of battling Iron and the sight of the raging battlefield.

Back to Amman for overnight at hotel. Please note that Ajloun visit cannot be done in winter.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Bethany/Dead Sea

After breakfast drive to visit Bethany - the place where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist and a holy pilgrimage site for Christians the world over. Then continue to the lowest point on earth the Dead Sea to enjoy the facilities of the Spa Hotel and floating at the Dead Sea.

Overnight at Dead Sea hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

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    Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea



    Drift effortlessly in the Dead Sea and pamper yourself in the spa at the luxurious Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea. A trio of interconnecting, palm-fringed swimming pools leads from the contemporary Arabesque-style hotel to the warm therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. Enjoy sea and …

    Drift effortlessly in the Dead Sea and pamper yourself in the spa at the luxurious Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea. A trio of interconnecting, palm-fringed swimming pools leads from the contemporary Arabesque-style hotel to the warm therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. Enjoy sea and mountain views from the balcony or terrace of your air-conditioned Guest room and indulge in mineral-rich Dead Sea salt treatments in our luxury spa. You'll find the family-friendly Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea just 40 minutes by taxi from Queen Alia International Airport.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa

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Day 4

Madaba/Mt. Nebo/Kerak/Petra

After breakfast drive to visit the endless churches of Madaba known as the city of mosaics for the famous mosaic map flooring the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, the oldest map in the world depicting the Holy Land. Continue to visit Mount Nebo, the mountaintop memorial of Moses with captivating views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, River Jordan. Continue to visit Kerak - The biblical name is Qer Harreseth which means the Fortified forte and was mentioned also as Moab or Cheracomba, where Mesa' sacrificed his son by the eastern wall of the castle.

Transfer to Petra hotel for overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Petra Guest House

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    Petra Guest House



    Immerse yourself in Petra's ancient landscape from the moment you arrive at the Petra Guest House, located right at the visitor's entrance to the Siq, steps away from the famous archaeological sites. Enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains from 41 well-appointed guestrooms and 31 …

    Immerse yourself in Petra's ancient landscape from the moment you arrive at the Petra Guest House, located right at the visitor's entrance to the Siq, steps away from the famous archaeological sites.

    Enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains from 41 well-appointed guestrooms and 31 chalets tucked into the surrounding rock. All guestrooms have mountain views and are fully equipped with modern amenities any traveler will need from LCD TVs, safe box, mini-bar, and tea/coffee making facilities.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Alarm clock
    • Bar
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge
    • Mini Bar
    • Reception
    • Restaurant
    • TV

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Day 5

Petra Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Petra the Rose Red City - The visit will include the main sites such as the ''Siq'', a long winding fissure between two walls of overhanging cliffs, the ''Khazneh'' referred to as the Treasury, the Street of Facades, the Court House and the Amphitheater.

Overnight at Petra hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Wadi Rum

After breakfast and free morning at Petra Hotel - drive to visit Wadi Rum - the most enchanting deserts in the world. An open space and a setting that resembles that of the moon, Wadi Rum will engulf you with its enigmatic lure. Whether you're an avid adventurer or a novice wanderer. We will arrange for a jeep tour for 2 hrs inside the desert.

Transfer to the Camp inside the desert for dinner & overnight under tent.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Captain Camp Deluxe Tent

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    Captain Camp Deluxe Tent



    Wadi Rum is a unique place so as captain's give you the true Bedouin experience and we have design it to be the way you like it, also we have a variety of camp sites, tents, services like ( jeep tours, camel ride, hot air …

    Wadi Rum is a unique place so as captain's give you the true Bedouin experience and we have design it to be the way you like it, also we have a variety of camp sites, tents, services like ( jeep tours, camel ride, hot air balloon, horse ride, hiking and local food like zarb, mansa, maglobeh, BBQ.

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Day 7

Depart Wadi Rum

After breakfast you'll be transferred to Aqaba Airport for your onward flight. A Goway representative will assist you at the airport.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Arava Border to Jerusalem

Duration4 Hours

American Colony

The rich history of the American Colony dates back to the late nineteenth century, from the winter and summer quarters of a Pasha's wives to modern deluxe penthouse suites to cottage-style long-stay apartments, no two rooms are the same at this boutique hotel in Jerusalem. Truly magnificent gastronomy, in glorious settings. From cocktails and barbecues in the Summer Bar to haute cuisine in the Arabesque or the famous Courtyard.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration5 Nights
Accommodation

American Colony

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    American Colony



    The rich history of the American Colony dates back to the late nineteenth century, from the winter and summer quarters of a Pasha's wives to modern deluxe penthouse suites to cottage-style long-stay apartments, no two rooms are the same at this boutique hotel in Jerusalem. …

    The rich history of the American Colony dates back to the late nineteenth century, from the winter and summer quarters of a Pasha's wives to modern deluxe penthouse suites to cottage-style long-stay apartments, no two rooms are the same at this boutique hotel in Jerusalem. Truly magnificent gastronomy, in glorious settings. From cocktails and barbecues in the Summer Bar to haute cuisine in the Arabesque or the famous Courtyard.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Massages
    • Pool
    • Sauna
    • Shop

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Day 8

Private Full Day Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of last supper and the dormition abbey; Enter the old city and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish wailing wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of Holy Sepulchre.
Continue to Bethlehem for an overview of Shepherds' field; Visit the church of Nativity and manger's square .

Duration8 Hours
Day 9

Private Full Day Biblical Highlights of the North Tour

Depart via the coastal road and the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the church of Annunciation and the church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberias, the lovely resort town.
Drive along the Kineret lake to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught; Continue to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves located at the foot of the Golan heights; Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site where the Jordan river leaves the sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea.

Duration12 Hours
Day 10

Private Masada and Dead Sea ex Jerusalem

Depart via Judean hills to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. You will have some time at leisure to visit a Dead Sea products shop. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. There you will learn about the story of the heroic Jewish fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the zealots of the first century made their last stand againt the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings. Continue to the Dead Sea and enjoy the unique opportunity to swim and float in the Dead Sea that many believe has therapeutic effects. On the way back, view the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.

Duration8 Hours
Day 11

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 12

Jerusalem Hotels to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport

Duration60 Minutes

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport meet and assist on arrival Jordan

  • Private arrival airport transfer in Amman

  • Private departure airport transfer in Tel Aviv
  • Private transfer Aqaba - Arava Border
  • Shared transfer Arava Border - Jerusalem
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Amman
  • 1 night first-class accommodation at the Dead Sea
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Petra
  • 1 night Tented Camp accommodation in Wadi Rum
  • 5 nights first-class accommodation in Jerusalem
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle in Jordan
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle in Israel
  • Services of a shared English-speaking driver in Jordan days 1-7
  • Services of local guides in Petra and Jerash
  • Services of professional English-speaking guide on tours in Israel
  • Private-guided Amman City, Jerash and Ajloun Tour
  • Visit to Bethany
  • Visit to Madaba, Mt Nebo & Kerak
  • Private-guided tour of Petra including local guide
  • Horse riding in Petra from main entrance to the Sik
  • Shared 2 hour 4x4 jeep tour at Wadi Rum
  • Private Guided full day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
  • Private Guided Biblical Highlights of the North Tour
  • Private-guided Masada and The Dead Sea Tour
  • Porterage at hotels in Jordan
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfares and domestic airfares and airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Local guides not explicitly listed as included in Jordan
  • Services of a National Guide in Jordan
  • Gratuities
  • Porterage in Israel
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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20 Oct 2022
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