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On arrival at Ben Gurion Airport meet & assistance by our English speaking representative. Transfer to Tel Aviv for overnight.
Leave Tel Aviv to drive north to Nazareth, to visit the Church of Annunciation. Continue to the Sea of Galilee, start with a visit of the Mount of Beatitudes. Continue to Capernaum the ancient synagogue and the home of Jesus where he lived and taught after leaving Nazareth. On to Tabgha, where the miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes occurred. Drive to Tiberias for Overnight.
Drive south through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Ascend Massada, by cable car, to the mountain top fortress and the site where the Jewish Zealots revolted against the Romans. View the palace built by King Herod, the baths, synagogue and Byzantine Church. Continue to Qumran, where the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Enjoy a Dead Sea swim and “float”, where you cannot sink and cover yourself in the famous therapeutic mud. Drive to Jerusalem overnight.
Drive to the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Holy City. Visit the Chapel of Ascension. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to enter the Old City at the Dung Gate to see the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Great Temple at the time of Jesus. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, visit the Church of Saint Anne and the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the lame man. Continue through the picturesque Arab Market to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher - the Crucifixion site and the tomb of Jesus. Visit the Wailing Wall. Finish the day with a visit of Mount Zion, Last Supper Room.
Drive to see the magnificent candelabra at the Knesset (Israel Parliament), visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. On to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial. In the afternoon drive to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of Nativity. Return to Jerusalem. *visit of Bethlehem is subject to security situation.
Transfer to Allenby Bridge for departure to Jordan. After you proceed through immigration formalities (on your own), you will be met on the Jordanian side by your Jordan driver. Descend to the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth’s surface, for a chance to swim in the buoyant mineral rich waters of the world’s oldest spa. Lunch at the Dead Sea hotel, and then drive to Amman hotel for overnight.
Drive to visit Madaba, Mt. Nebo and Karak Crusader Castle or Shobak Crusader Castle as an alternative if time won't permit to visit Karak, and then continue directly south to Petra for overnight.
Welcome to the Rose City! Access to the city on our guided exploration is through the famous narrow, deep siq. The rocks then give way to the most amazing site – that of the fantastically impressive Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings and more the intrepid can ascend to Ad Deir better known as the monestery.
This morning we drive you to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing eroded rock formations that rise from the desert floor. Enjoy a three hour jeep tour, then we transfer you on to Amman for the night.
Transfer to Queen Alia airport for departure.
Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel, is one of the oldest cities in the world. The old walled city is ...