Tiberias Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 892

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Amman's old city walls

Day 1: Amman

Welcome to Jordan and the start of your holiday! Arrive into Amman and transfer to your hotel.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 2: Amman

This morning we visit Jerash, the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial city, built over 2,000 years ago and known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’ We continue on to Umm Qais , a dramatic black-basalt Roman city with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee. Return to Amman for your overnight stay.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 3: Amman

Enjoy a day of touring to the the black basalt desert, east of Amman where the Desert Castles stand as a testament to the flourishing beginnings of Islamic-Arab civilization. We will enjoy the full day exploring this fascinating castles returning to your hotel in the evening.

Sunrise in Madaba

Day 4: Amman - Petra

Today, we tour the citadel, Archaeological Museum and enjoy free time in the local souq. Driving onward to Madaba we visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St George which has incredible 6th century Byzantine mosaics, depicting Jerusalem and other holy sites. Late afternoon visit to Shobak castle en route to Petra.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 5: Petra

Welcome to the Rose City! Enjoy today with our expert guide to explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings and much more.

Aqaba beachfront

Day 6: Petra - Dead Sea

Today we transfer to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 tour of the moonscape terrain which T. E. Lawrence described as “vast, echoing and God-like.” When complete we drive to the Dead Sea arriving in the evening.

Relaxing in the Dead Sea

Day 7: Dead Sea - Jerusalem

Morning visit to the baptism place of Jesus Christ before we transfer you to Israel border crossing (Jordan guide drops you off Jordan side you make your own way through using the shuttle service) After passing customs Israel side our local rep will meet you and from there take you to Jerusalem for hotel check in.

Dead Sea sign

Day 8: Jerusalem

We begin the day by entering the Old City through the Dung Gate. We walk 400 yards called the Western Wall Tunnel along the retaining wall of the Temple Mount itself. From here we visit the Burned House in the Jewish Quarter. This was a house that was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. Following this service together we drive out to West Jerusalem were we visit the Israel Museum & the spectacular Jerusalem Model of the 2nd Temple Period.

Day 9: Jerusalem

We start the day tour from the Mt. of Olives. We then follow the traditional Palm Sunday route to the church Dominus Flevit. After viewing the Golden Gate, we walk downhill to Gethsemane and enter the Old City visit the Pools of Bethesda and St. Anne's Church. We then follow the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Holy Sepulcher. In the afternoon, we visit Herodium ‚ We end the day by driving into Bethlehem. We visit Shepherds' Field and the Church of the Nativity.

Day 10: Jerusalem

Morning we walk up to the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, we then ascend to the Temple Mount, the location of the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque. Next, we visit the southern wall excavations. We will see the massive stones erected by King Herod. Onward explore the Old Jewish Quarter and after explore the City of David and Siloam Pool. To end the day, we visit the Garden Tomb for a Communion Service.

Day 11: Jerusalem - Tiberias

This morning head to Tiberias stopping on the way to visit Caesarea drive to Rosh Hanikra and finally Nazareth upoin conclusion we drive to Tiberias and check into your hotel.

Day 12: Tiberias

We begin the day by exploring the excavations at Bethsaida. Next, we visit Hazor, a city taken by Joshua. From here, we stop at a unique site called Qatzrin, a partially reconstructed Talmudic village. We continue driving north through the Golan Heights to Dan and its refreshing springs, one of the sources of the River Jordan. We walk through this impressive Old Testament city. Then a visit to Nimrod Castle and Upper Golan Heights. Overnight Tiberias

Day 13: Tiberias - Dead Sea

This morning we go to Beth Shean, one of the Decapolis cities of the New Testament followed by a tour of Jericho.time permitting visit Qumran Overnight Dead Sea. Overnight Dead Sea (ISRAEL DEAD SEA SIDE Hotel Prima Oasis Dead).

Dead Sea beach

Day 14: Dead Sea

We will start the morning in Ein Gedi, for some casual hiking into the valley to enjoy the waterfalls. After we drive to Masada we take the cable car to the top, visiting Herod's mountain bunker and the last stronghold of the Jewish revolt against Rome. we will finish the day with a swin and floating on the rich mineral water of the Dead Sea. Overnight Dead Sea

Day 15: Dead Sea - Tel Aviv

After breakfast leave the Dead Sea and drive to Ramon Creter, visit Mitzpa Ramon visitor centre, and a short tour in the Crater, we will leave Mitzpe Ramon and drive to a Bedouin lunch in a Bedouin tent. After lunch we will drive vis Beer Sheva to Tel Aviv for the night.

Day 16: Tel Aviv

We will bid you farewell with a transfer to Ben Gurion Tel Aviv Airport in time for your flight home.

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