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Holyland & Jordan Wonders
   

Holiday Length: 11 days / 10 nights
Departs: Thursday
Start City: Tel Aviv (Israel)
End City: Amman (Jordan)
Type of Holiday: Coach Tour

  This unique coach tour allows you to experience the rich culture and historic sites of the Holyland.  Walk Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, visit the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and explore the sites in the north including Jesus' home town of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.  Continue to Jordan for the exquisite experiences offered by Jerash, Amman, the Kings Highway and glorious Petra.

ITINERARY  
                                 
Thursday Tel Aviv
             
Welcome to Tel Aviv.  Arrival transfer to your hotel.
   
Friday Tel Aviv - Galilee 
  Start the day with a short walking tour along the picturesque alleys of the old fortified port town of Jaffa.  Continue along the Mediterranean coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea.  Visit the ancient city of Megiddo before continuing to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. (B)
   
Saturday Galilee
  Visit Capernaum and the recent excavation of the house of St. Peter before continuing to Tabgha.  Ascend to the top of Mt. Beatitudes and relive the Sermon on the Mount, and then continue to the Golan Heights and the Hula Valley for a view of the Northern Holyland.   (B)
   
Sunday Lower Galilee - Jerusalem
  This morning discover the holy sites of Nazareth.  Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation before continuing to Mary's Well and the Church of St. Joseph.  Discover the wedding church at Cana and the ancient city of Beit Shean.  Ascent the mountains to the holy city of Jerusalem.  (B)
   
Monday Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem
  Depart Jerusalem via the Inn of the Good Samaritan.  Visit the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.  Ascend to the ancient fortress of masada, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans.  Experience the unusual experience of 'floating' on the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea (weather permitting) before returning to Jerusalem. (B)
   
Tuesday Jerusalem - New City
  Start your day with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mount Scopus, continuing to the Garden of Gethsemane.  In the Old City visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.  Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  Visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. (B)
   
Wednesday Jerusalem - Old City and Bethlehem
  This morning see the famous Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book before a visit to the evocative Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.  Explore the quaint village of Ein Karem where John the Baptist was born.  Drive past the Knesset (House of Parliament) and campus of the Hebrew University before continuing to Bethlehem to visit Shepherds Field, Manger Square and the Church of Nativity.  (B)
   
Thursday Jerusalem - Jerash - Amman
  Drive to Sheikh Hussein Bridge for border crossing to Jordan. Continue south to visit Jerash, the ancient Roman city of the Decapolis and continue to Amman. Visit the Citadel and Roman Ampitheatre on a panoramic city tour of Amman. (B)
   
Friday Amman - Kings Highway - Petra
  See the intricate and ancient Mosaic Map of Jerusalem at Madaba. Visit Mt Nebo where Moses viewed the promised land before his passing and explore the remains of the Byzantine Church and take in the breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Continue to the magnificent ruins of the Crusader castle at Shobak before travelling south to Petra. (B)
   
Saturday Petra - Amman
  A spectacular full day tour exploring the rose red city of Petra.  Walk through the awesome 'Siq' valley at the entrance of Petra.  Visit the Treasury and explore buildings, tombs, temples and a 3000 seat theatre from the first century AD. Later return to Amman. (B)
   
Sunday Amman
  Departure transfer to Amman airport or cross the Allenby Bridge and transfer to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. (B)
NOTE: If flying back from Ben Gurion Airport on that day, flight must depart after 9 pm

HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS







  • Accommodation with private facilities
  • Breakfasts
  • Return transfers
  • A/C transport
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Professional guides
  • Travel notes
NOTES
  • Passage to Bethlehem is subject to security clearance
 

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