Biblical Jordan & Israel

Amman Airport, Jordan - Ben Gurion Airport, Israel
  • Roman Theater in Jerash
  • The Treasury, Petra
  • Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem
  • Roins of the tower of David

Details

8 Days | 7 Nights

Tour Types: Private
Runs: Every Day
Accommodation: 4* Hotels
Minimum Age: 12

Tour Description


The Biblical Jordan Israel tour is a unique journey through the Holy Land, exploring the sacred sites and rich history of Jordan and Israel. Starting your trip with a leisure to swim and float on salty waters and try the dark mud along the shores for healthy skin. Short ride to the Baptism Site, where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist took place, onto Mt Nebo overlooking the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land. driving to the “City of Mosaic” Madaba, where we see the famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land at St. George’s church as well as other mosaics in Archaeological Museum. Visit Petra, pass the canyon, the so called Siq, to see the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Short ride to Jericho in the West Bank, the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil, the Greek Orthodox monastery , drive to Bethlehem and overnight. Visit the Mt. of Olives with a panorama view of the old city, see the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall or Wailing Wall, visiting Nazareth, continue to Capernaum, proceed to the ancient port city of Akko (Acre), Onto Haifa City.

Highlights

  • Overnight stay at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.
  • Stand like Prophet Moses on the Mount Nebo and see the Holy Land.
  • Visit the rock city Petra, Jordan's top attraction.
  • Tour the old city of Jerusalem, sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims.
  • Tour the Christian sites around the Sea of Galilee.
  • Experience the vibrant city of Tel Aviv.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Amman Airport - Dead Sea    

1 Stop

1

Amman Airport

Ahlan Wa Sahlan - Welcome to Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! You have now arrived at Queen Alia International Airport, the main and largest airport in Jordan. Our representative welcomes you with a signage before the immigration and will assist you with your entry visa. Drive an hour to your hotel at the Dead Sea to check-in. The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west, giving it an almost other-worldly beauty. Remaining time of the day free leisure to swim and float on salty waters and try the dark mud along the shores for healthy skin.
4* Holiday Inn or similar

Day 2
Dead Sea - Baptism Site - Mt. Nebo - Madaba - Petra    

4 Stops

1

Baptism Site

Short ride of 30 minutes to the Baptism Site well known as the Bethany beyond the Jordan at the Jordan Valley. This is the location where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist took place. You can also look at Elijah's Hill where Prophet Elijah ascended to heaven.
2

Mt. Nebo

Onto Mt Nebo, approximately 710 meters above sea level, overlooking the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land. Mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted to see the Promised Land before he died and alleged to be his burial place.
3

Madaba

Continue 15 minutes driving to the “City of Mosaic” Madaba, where we see the famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land at St. George’s church as well as other mosaics in Archaeological Museum.
4

Petra

Continue 3 hours via the Desert Highway to Petra. Proceed to your hotel, check-in and overnight.
3* Tetra Tree or similar
Breakfast

Day 3
Petra Visit - Amman    

2 Stops

1

Petra

Rise and shine to an early start to the red rose city Petra. Upon arrival at Petra Visitor Center, you will meet your English speaking local guide and proceed to your tour. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundation of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. You will with the guide pass the canyon, the so called Siq, to see the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Continue via the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. The guide says farewell to you at the restaurant area; free time to explore Petra on your own (for instance climb the 800 stairs to the Monastery El Deir).
2

Amman

In the afternoon, drive 2.5 hours to the bustling city of Amman, transfer to your hotel to check in and overnight.
3* Toledo Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 4
Amman - Allenby Bridge - Jericho - Bethlehem - Bethlehem    

3 Stops

1

Allenby Bridge

Early morning drive for 1 hour to Allenby Bridge. We will explain to you the steps of the border procedures, which takes for about 2 hours on average. You will be met by our English speaking representative outside the Israeli terminal. Short ride to Jericho in the West Bank, believed to be the oldest continuous settlement in the world.
2

Jericho

In Biblical history it is famous for the episode, that the walls of Jericho felt down, after the Israelites under Joshua played their trumpets. By cable car you will be taken up to the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil. From the Greek Orthodox monastery there you enjoy panoramic views of the area. You see also the old Sycamore Tree, where the tax collector Zacchaeus climbed a tree to get a better look at Jesus. If time permits visit the Islamic remains of Hisham’s Palace from the 8th century.
3

Bethlehem

Drive 1 hour to Bethlehem, a town with a Palestinian Christian community. See the Shepherds Fields in Beit Sahour, then arrive at Manger Square and the ancient Church of the Nativity. See also part of the 700 km long Separation Wall, dividing the West Bank and Israel, used as graffiti wall, some created by the British artist Banksy. Transfer to your hotel in Bethlehem and overnight.
4* Assaraya Palace or similar
Breakfast

Day 5
Full day City Tour Jerusalem - Bethlehem    

2 Stops

1

Jerusalem

Start your day at the Mt. of Olives with a panorama view of the old city, divided into the Jewish, the Christian, the Armenian and the Muslim quarter. Walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested. If the situation allows, visit to the Temple Mount, known as Haram El Sharif. You see the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, two of the most important Islamic sanctuaries (non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the buildings). From the Temple Mount Prophet Mohammad ascended to heaven. The Temple Mount is the place, where the Jewish Temples stood 2,000 years ago. The Western Wall or Wailing Wall is the last remnant and the holiest site in Judaism. You will see today how it draws Jews from all over the world to pray here. We follow the footsteps of Jesus along the stations of the Via Dolorosa, the Way of Suffering, until the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The church marks the spot where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
2

Bethlehem

After an exciting tour, transfer to your hotel in Bethlehem and overnight.
4* Assaraya Palace or similar
Breakfast

Day 6
Nazareth - Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee - Capernaum - Mt. Of Beatitudes - Tiberias    

5 Stops

1

Nazareth

This day is dedicated to the Galilee region in the north. Tour starts by visiting Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph.
2

Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee

Then proceed to have a scenic boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
3

Capernaum

Continue to Capernaum, once a fishing village, home to the apostles James, Peter, Andrew and John. Visit the remains of the House of Peter and the 4th century synagogue. Take a short ride and you reach Tabgha, where the miracle of multiplication of loaves and fishes took place. See the Church of the Multiplication and the Church of the Primacy right on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
4

Mt. Of Beatitudes

A short hop from Tabgha is the Mt of Beatitudes where Jesus held the Sermon of the Mount. Nowadays you find here a Franciscan Church and a tranquil garden.
5

Tiberias

After your tour, transfer to your hotel in Tiberias, check in and overnight.
4* Leonardo Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 7
Akko Visit - Haifa - Caesarea - Jaffa - Tel Aviv    

5 Stops

1

Akko

Check-out to proceed to the ancient port city of Akko (Acre), with its Middle Age fortress, the former capital of the Crusader kingdom is also the birthplace of the Baha’i religion. A Hospitaller Castle, Templar tunnel and the largest prison during the British Mandate can all be found here.
2

Haifa

Onto Haifa City, and up to Mt. Carmel one of the holy mountains, we can see the coastal of Haifa city all the way down to the Mediterranean. Visit Stella Maris on top and the Baha’i Gardens in the edge of the city center.
3

Caesarea

On proceed to Caesarea, where we will see the ancient ruins of a Roman theater facing the Mediterranean, remains of one of Herod's palaces and many marble and granite columns.
4

Jaffa

Also we visit the Hippodrome and the water aqueducts. Short visit to the Old City of Jaffa.
5

Tel Aviv

Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv and overnight.
4* Isrotel Tower or similar
Breakfast

Day 8
Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv Airport    

1 Stop

1

Tel Aviv Airport

Latest check out from room is 12:00 noon. According to departure time pickup and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport, and say farewell to the Holy Land.
Breakfast

Inclusions


  • Meet & greet at Amman Airport.
  • 1 airport transfer upon arrival.
  • 1 airport transfer upon departure.
  • Private transportation in new vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast at the Dead Sea.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast in Petra.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast in Amman.
  • 2 nights at hotel with breakfast in Bethlehem.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast in Tiberias.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast in Tel Aviv.
  • English speaking spot guide in Petra (2.5 hours).
  • English speaking guide in Jerusalem on day 5.
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites.

Exclusions


  •  Airfare. 
  •  Travel insurance. 
  •  Entry visa Jordan (free of charge possible, see Practical Info). 
  •  Entry visa Israel. 
  •  Meals and beverage not stated.  
  •  Tips, portage and personal expenses. 
  •  Departure tax Jordan land border.  
  •  Shuttle bus fee Allenby Bridge. 

Practical Info


• For entry visa regularities see our blog Jordan Visa Information.
• Check-in time at hotels is 14:00, check-out time at hotels 12:00 noon.
• 4x4s in Wadi Rum are old vehicles without A/C and seat belt. They belong to the local Bedouin association.
• Wear comfortable walking shoes and depending on season pack sun protection.
• To respect the local culture please cover shoulders and knees.
• For Dead Sea don't forget swimwear, flip flops or water sandals.
• A 700 meters horse ride from the main gate to the beginning of the Siq is included in the admission fee Petra. Horse handlers expect a tip of 5 JD per horse.
• Dress code: for the visit of religious sites, you need to dress modestly and cover shoulders and knees.
• The old city of Jerusalem is closed to private vehicles.
• Temple Mount Opening Hours: Mon-Thu, wintertime: 07:30-10:30, 12:30-13:30 – Mon-Thu, summertime: 08:30-11:30, 13:30-14:30 - Fri & Sat closed.
• Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the Dome of the Rock or the Al Aqsa Mosque.

How to Book this Tour


- After booking the tour with us online, one of our consultants will get in touch within 24 hours. You need to pay then a 25% deposit by credit card or by bank transfer. The full payment is due latest 14 days before tour start.
- Cancellations or changes need to be sent in written form. Charges are as follows:
• 25 $USD of the total price of the trip for cancellations from the date of booking until 31 days before departure.
• 25% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 30 to 08 days before departure.
• 100% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 07 to 01 days before departure or no show.
- For refunds we do not cover transaction fees charged by credit card companies and banks.
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