FROM: USD $4,145

Highlights of Israel & Jordan - 11 days

COACH TOUR - Journey through Israel and Jordan on this epic 11-day tour featuring the biblical sights of Jerusalem, cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv and beautiful Rose City of Petra. Float in the Dead Sea, admire the ancient fortress of Masada and soak up the views from Mount Nebo, where Moses once viewed the Promised Land.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Tel Aviv - dynamic city on the Mediterranean coast
The picturesque Sea of Galilee and ruins of Capernaum
Beit Shean - excavations of the old Roman city
Bethlehem (West Bank) - Church of the Nativity and Ein Karem - birthplace of John the Baptist
Madaba - ruins & ancient mosaic of the Holyland
Dead Sea - Dramatically beautiful landscape with warm buoyant mineral-rich waters
Haifa - Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden & Mount Carmel
Amman - Jordanian capital with hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs
Caesarea - one of the great cities of antiquity and Golan heights - Syrian fortifications & source of River Jordan
Nazareth - Church of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well & Joseph’s Church
Jerusalem (West Bank) - Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Yad Vashem - World Holocaust Centre. Old City - Jewish Quarter, bazaars, Western Wall. Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mt. Zion, Last Supper Room & King David’s Tomb & Dormition Abbey
Mt Nebo - Perhaps one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
Petra - UNESCO-listed rose city that was all but lost to the modern world until its rediscovery in 1812
Masada - ancient desert fortress home to Herod's palaces
Jerash - ancient roman city inhabited for more than 6,500 years

Included

10 breakfasts, 9 dinners
Touring of - Masada, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Beit Shean, Capernaum, Gallilee, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Jerash, Amman, Petra, Mount Nebo, Jaffa & Tel Aviv
Ben Gurion Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 11
Entrance fees to all included sightseeing, excluding Dead Sea should you choose to swim
10 nights 4 star hotels
Services of local guides for scheduled sightseeing
All transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles
This tour is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go. You will join travellers from a number of different operators, some staying in different hotels for sightseeing each day and spend your evenings at leisure. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 38 persons.

Not Included

International flights and visas to Israel and Jordan
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping/gratuities for your guide and driver. We recommend you allow USD4 - 6 per day, per traveller for your guide and USD2 -3 for your driver. Tipping your guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture.
Border taxes of approximately US$48 per person. Paid on tour and subject to change.

Itinerary

Day 1

Tel Aviv

Sunday. Welcome to Israel and the start of your adventure. You will be met at Ben Gurion International Airport and transferred to our start hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in Tel Aviv.

Renowned for its hedonistic nightlife, this dynamic city also offers beautiful beaches, art galleries and markets. And with a variety of trendy bistros, high-end restaurants and delicious street food stalls, there's plenty to choose from for dinner.
Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 2

Masada & Dead Sea

Tel Aviv- Beer Sheba - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem. Leaving Tel Aviv, we drive past the coastal cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon on our way to Beersheba, the capital of the Negev desert. After a short visit, we continue east to Masada and take a cable car to the UNESCO-listed fortress which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Here we explore the excavations, synagogue, bathhouse and Herod's palaces, as well as admire breathtaking views of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. We then descend to those salty waters for a 'float' before travelling on to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Jerusalem - new city

First stop this morning is Mount Scopus for panoramic views over the city. We continue on to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of Agony and see the famous Dead Sea scrolls at Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book. Next stops are the Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem and the Yad Vashem memorial, which commemorates the 6 million Jews who lost their lives during the Holocaust. In the afternoon, we visit the birth place of John the Baptist, Ein Karem, and head downtown to experience the colours and aromas of Mahane Yehuda, Israel's largest open market.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Jerusalem old city & Bethlehem

Jerusalem - Bethlehem (West Bank) - Jerusalem. Today we further explore Jerusalem, entering the walled Old City through one of the imposing gates we will explore its Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area and the colourful bazaars before ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We then drive to Mount Zion and visit King David's tomb, Dormition Abbey and the Room of the Last Supper. In the afternoon we travel on to Bethlehem to see the Holy Church of Nativity before returning to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Beit Shean, Gallilee & Capernaum

Jerusalem - Beit Shean (via West bank) - Tiberias - Galilee. Leaving Jerusalem, our drive north takes us past Jericho, the oldest city in the world, and through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Here we explore the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city before continuing to Tiberias, the old centre of Jewish learning. Our day ends with a drive along the shores of the Sea of Gallilee to Capernaum, where we visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. The scenery around the Sea of Gallilee has barely changed over the last 2,000 years and there is the option of a sail across its tranquil waters.
Overnight: Galilee  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Golan Heights & Nazareth

Gallilee - Golan Heights - Safed - Nazareth - Gallilee. This morning we drive to the rocky plateau known as the Golan Heights to visit Druze villages and Banias, the source of the Jordan River. We then enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with a tour, wine tastings and breathtaking views over the surrounding vineyards. Our journey continues to Safed, which since the 16th century has been considered one of Judaisms four holy cities due to it being the centre of Kabbalah. Here we visit a synagogue and the artists' colony before continuing on to discover the Christian Holy sites of Nazareth.
Overnight: Galilee  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Acre, Haifa & Caesarea

Gallilee - Acre - Haifa - Caesarea - Tel Aviv. After breakfast we travel west and to the famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications of Acre. After some time exploring, we continue on to Haifa for a panoramic tour of the city, passing sights such as Mount Carmel, Haifa Bay, the Persian Garden and Bahai Shrine. Next we head along the coast to Caesarea, where we visit the Roman Theatre and Crusader Fortress. We end our day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa, a beautiful port town believed to be around 4,000 years old.
Overnight: Tel Aviv  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Jerash & Amman

Tel Aviv (via West Bank) - Jerash - Amman. Today we leave Israel and cross the border into Jordan. Our first stop is Jerash, city of the Decapolis, which is located in the fertile heights around 45km north of Amman. We take some time to explore its colonnaded streets, baths and hilltop temple before driving to the Jordanian capital Amman for a fascinating city tour.
Overnight: Amman  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Petra

Amman - Petra. After an early breakfast, we travel south, reaching the rose city of Petra. You'll have the option to ride on horseback to the Siq, a canyon marking the entrance to Petra. We continue on foot and explore all that this ancient capital has to offer, including the Treasury, El Khazneh, obelisks and the field of tombs. From the Al Madhbah viewpoint we marvel at this lost city and its incredible lunar-like landscape.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Madaba & Mount Nebo

Petra - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Tel Aviv. On our final day of sightseeing we travel to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holyland. We also have time to explore several ruins before a short drive to Mount Nebo. It's from this mountain that Moses viewed the Promised Land and the stunning views stretch from the Jordan Valley to Jericho and the Dead Sea. We continue to the remains of a Byzantine church with a beautiful mosaic floor before crossing the border back into Israel for our final night in Tel Aviv.
Overnight: Tel Aviv  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11

Tel Aviv

Wednesday. Our tour comes to an end after breakfast today. A transfer to the airport is included for your journey home.

Tel Aviv offers so much to see and do that we highly recommend extending your stay. We can book pre and post tour accommodation upon request.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Hotel Metropolitan, Tel Aviv

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Within easy walking distance from major city attractions, Hotel Metropolitan is a modern hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms are designed in a contemporary style with soft furnishings and stylish en suite bathrooms. The hotel also has an onsite bar and cafe serving food throughout the day. In the summer head to the outdoor pool with sundecks - the perfect way to start the day! Perfectly located in the centre and very heart of Tel Aviv.

Hotel Grand Beach, Tel Aviv

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located just a few minutes walk from Tel Aviv's golden beaches, the Hotel Grand Beach offers a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere. Guest rooms are modernly furnished and include free Wi-Fi. With a number of excellent eating options including a lavish buffet in the 'Jerusalem' dining room. The roof top pool is another highlight affording stunning views of the seafront and the city and is a great place to cool off! Perfectly located close to the sea front and the bustling city centre with lots of restaurants and cafes nearby.

Hotel Grand Beach, Tel Aviv

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located just a few minutes walk from Tel Aviv's golden beaches, the Hotel Grand Beach offers a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere. Guest rooms are modernly furnished and include free Wi-Fi. With a number of excellent eating options including a lavish buffet in the 'Jerusalem' dining room. The roof top pool is another highlight affording stunning views of the seafront and the city and is a great place to cool off! Perfectly located close to the sea front and the bustling city centre with lots of restaurants and cafes nearby.

Hotel Metropolitan, Tel Aviv

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Within easy walking distance from major city attractions, Hotel Metropolitan is a modern hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms are designed in a contemporary style with soft furnishings and stylish en suite bathrooms. The hotel also has an onsite bar and cafe serving food throughout the day. In the summer head to the outdoor pool with sundecks - the perfect way to start the day! Perfectly located in the centre and very heart of Tel Aviv.

Hotel Grand Court , Jerusalem

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Centrally located. the Hotel Grand Court is a very modern hotel and an excellent base for exploring the holy city. Guest rooms are bright and well furnished with free Wi-Fi throughout. The Garden Court is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast al-fresco. There is also a refreshing outdoor pool to relax in or by (open April - September). Perfectly located just a short walk from the Old City.

Leonardo Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The modern Leonardo Hotel is in an ideal base for exploring the sites of Jerusalem. Centrally located within a short walk of famous sites such as the Via Doloroza, Western Wall and the Old City. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, with all modern amenities. The two restaurants serve delicious local and international cuisine and breakfast is plentiful. After a long day of sightseeing, the large outdoor pool is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a refreshing swim, while those who can't resist a holiday workout can head to the fitness centre.

Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, Galilee

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Founded in 1916, the Kibbutz Kfar Giladi is a recently renovated hotel in a former Kibbutz. All of the guest rooms are well furnished and include breathtaking views across the dramatic Golan Heights. Internet access is available and the hotel also offers a sauna and massage service for guests who fancy a bit of pampering. Delicious kosher food is served for breakfast; and lunch and dinner can be ordered upon request. The accommodation is located in Upper Galilee offering stunning views of the Hula Valley and Mount Hermon.

Grand Palace Hotel, Amman

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the prestigious Shumesani district, the Grand Palace Hotel boasts a great location within Jordan’s capital city. Each of the guestrooms are fitted with minibars, air conditioning and a large ensuite, with sound-proof windows to ensure you have a peaceful night. There's also a state-of-the-art fitness centre and heated indoor pool offering spectacular views of Amman. Guests can enjoy a range of relaxing massage treatments using Dead Sea product oils. And when it comes to food you’re spoilt for choice, with the chefs and staff going all the way to make your stay memorable.

Petra Panorama Hotel, Petra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Thanks to its idyllic mountain location, the Petra Panorama Hotel overlooks the ancient city of Petra. Each of its air-conditioned guestrooms are spacious and have large windows or a balcony to take advantage of the magnificent views. The Panorama Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a bar also offering a wide selection of beverages. And the outdoor pool is the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing. Spend an afternoon cooling off in the water, then enjoy a wonderful sunset over the famous rose city.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Tel Aviv
Ends
Tel Aviv
Departs
Sundays
Hotel Rating
4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Dinner: 9
Visiting
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