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Road to Jerusalem

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11 days  |  Amman to Jerusalem  |  from USD $3,599  |   Guaranteed Departures  1 reviews

Combine Jordan and Israel on one amazing trip. Discover the wonders of Petra, camp out in Wadi Rum and float like a cork in the Dead Sea before taking a biblical journey into Israel. Discover the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the oldest church in the world in Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee near Nazareth.
Countries Visited: Israel, Jordan

Itinerary
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Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

Saturday. Welcome to Jordan and the start of an amazing adventure. Arrive Amman, included transfer to our hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Amman

    Amman
Day 2

Ancient Cities, Roman Ruins

Amman - Jerash - Umm Qais - Amman. Heading north, we visit Jerash, the Graeco-Roman city known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’. Built over 2,000 years ago, Jerash is widely regarded as the best-preserved city of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Roman cities dating from the 1st century! We’ll explore the site taking in the colonnaded street, amphitheatre, nymphaeum, forum and more before continuing to Umm Qais (Gadara), a dramatic black-basalt Roman city of the Decapolis with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
Overnight: Amman  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Mt Nebo & Umm ar Rasas

Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Umm ar Rasas - Petra. Today we tour the citadel and Archaeological Museum of Amman before we take a walk through the bustling local souk to enjoy typical Jordanian street treats of falafel and hummus at the country’s most popular local street stand. As the pictures on the wall will prove, the unglamorous food stand was a great favourite of the late King Hussein.

Leaving Amman we’ll stop first at Mt. Nebo, the site from which Moses saw the Promised Land. Having led the Israelites for 40 years through the wilderness, Moses finally saw them from this awesome vantage point. This amazing panorama includes the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and the spires and domes of the Mt. of Olives and Bethlehem on the Judean hills just across the wide valley. Later we visit Madaba en route to Petra where we see the Church of St George, the Madaba Archaeological Park, Apostles Church and Madaba Museum.

Our next port of call is Um ar-Rasas, one of Jordan’s World Heritage sites and once an important stop on the busy caravan routes. The impressive mosaic floor of the St. Stephen Church features medallions commemorating all the early Christian pilgrimage sites of the region, and the extensive ruins also include one of the area’s earliest Stylite towers, where a Byzantine hermit lived atop the tower and preached to the pilgrimage visitors.

Our final stop of the day is Petra. Consider doing a Petra by Night excursion (payable locally) for a tantalizing candlelight stroll through Petra’s Siq….a romantic preview of things to come.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

The Rose City

Chief among Jordan’s many archaeological riches is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rose City of Petra. The city was first settled around the 6th century BC by the Nabataean tribe from Western Arabia. Rediscovered in 1812, it remains on the list of many travellers. We access the hidden archaeological treasures of the Rose City on a walk through a narrow, deep siq, where the rocks finally give way to reveal the famous facade of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury). Continuing our walk, we’ll then go on to explore chunks of this fantastic once-lost city which is full of tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheatre and a Roman colonnaded street. The intrepid can ascend the hundreds of rock-cut steps to Ad-Deir. Better known as the Monastery, Ad-Deir has a similar facade to that of the Treasury, but is far bigger and the views from the nearby cliff-tops are awesome. Want to learn how to cook Middle Eastern food? Consider opting for our Petra Kitchen bolt-on tonight!
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Wadi Rum

Petra - Wadi Rum - breakfast. A chance to revisit Petra before our afternoon drive to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels that rise from the desert floor, the desertscape of Wadi Rum represents some of the most stunning countryside on the planet. Boarding 4x4 jeeps, we take a safari through the sand dunes, getting up close and personal to the surrounding scenery of Wadi Rum. Tonight, we enjoy a Jordanian dinner.
Overnight: Wadi Rum  |  Breakfast, Dinner

    Wadi Rum
Day 6

Karak Castle & the Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Karak – Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea. After breakfast at the campsite, we head north along the Desert Highway. Taking a drive through the busy market town of Karak under the towering shadows of the Karak Crusader Castle, descending some 1300 meters to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. More than 500 meters below sea level, the mineral-rich Dead Sea is the world’s original health and beauty spa. Drift out and bob in the waters and slap on some of the famous black Dead Sea mud to give your skin an invigorating boost.

For departures between April and October we’ll head up the King’s Highway to Wadi Mujib. We’ll embark on a moderate –paced two hour trek along the Siq Trail. Measuring 500 metres in depth and spanning 4 kilometres across, the impressive Wadi Mujib is one of Jordan’s most remarkable natural features. This dramatic canyon features sheer rocky walls and sparkling waterways that range from puddle height to depths that are perfect for swimming (chest height or deeper) depending upon the level of rainfall. The canyon is just one feature of the Mujib Biosphere Reserve, the lowest nature reserve in the world, home to a surprising diversity of wildlife and plant species. After our trek we make our way to the Dead Sea.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

    Dead Sea
Day 7

Dead Sea Relaxation

The lowest point on the earth's surface at 400m below sea level, the Dead sea is a natural phenomena and high on most travellers' bucket lists. Lucky for us we have a whole day to spend here, whiling away the time bobbing in its mineral-rich buoyant waters and lathering up with a detoxifying mud bath. Later today there will be an optional visit to the Ma'in hot springs - a series of waterfalls and hot springs, and a sacred baptism site where Jesus Christ is thought to have been baptised (book locally).
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Jerusalem

Dead Sea – Jerusalem. This morning you’ll be picked up at 9:00am and transferred to the Jordanian border where after immigration formalities you will transfer by public shuttle bus over the border into Israel, here you’ll be met by a driver and escorted to your hotel in Jerusalem. The afternoon and evening offer free time. Today is the Sabbath and offers good opportunity to explore the World Heritage Listed city on foot without the usual hubbub.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Bethlehem

Today we enjoy a guided tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Our first stop is the holy Mount of Olives where there are amazing panoramic views of the old city. We take a walking tour of the atmospheric old city; wander through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the Cardo (ancient Roman road). We continue on through the old City and the Christian quarter, visiting the famous Wailing Wall - a place of constant prayer and one of the most revered Hebrew sites. Retrace the final laboured steps of Jesus, burdened under the weight of the cross, along the Via Dolorosa to the hallowed Church of the Sepulchre; the site of the crucifixion, Jesus’ tomb and the resurrection. A short drive from Jerusalem is Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus; where we visit Manger Square and the Church of Nativity, which is reputed to be the oldest Church in the world and the site where Jesus was born. Spend the evening at leisure in Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Nazareth

This morning we head out for another full day of sightseeing around the Holy Land. We take in the sights of Nazareth – the home of Joseph and Mary, visiting the famous Churches of the Annunciation and St. Joseph. Heading North via Cana – where Jesus turned water into wine, we reach the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit the significant Christian sites of Capernaum, historic Tiberias and Tabgha - site of the legendary Sermon on the Mount and the feeding of the 5000. We travel back to Jerusalem where you can spend your final night soaking up the atmosphere of this revered city.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11

Jerusalem

Tuesday. Jerusalem - breakfast, free time and included departure transfer to Ben Gurion Airport, any time of day.
Breakfast

Perseids Meteor Shower departure - 09 Aug 2017

Why not combine this tour with the amazing celestial spectacle of the Perseids Meteor shower? The Perseids meteor shower is a spectacular celestial light show, that has mystified and amazed sky watchers for nearly 2000 years. The night sky is lit up by often over 60 meteors per hour! You can witness the incredible meteor shower from our desert camp in Wadi Rum, where you will spend two incredible nights star-gazing, when the meteor shower is at its peak between 11 - 13 August. Please see the Trip Notes for details of the amended itinerary. Supplement applies.

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' below applies for single travellers who would like their own room for the entire tour and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, to avoid the single supplement cost, this can be arranged whilst travelling in Jordan, however a single supplement will apply whilst in Israel (days 8 - 11). Please contact us for the relevant cost.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates can be guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.

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2016
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Supplementary Prices

 
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Private Tour Supplement
USD $1729
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Amman Pre-Tour accommodation
USD $99
USD $60
Jerusalem Post Accom
USD $139
USD $106

This tour is also available on a private basis - for details please see the Supplementary Prices above.

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.

Al-Qasr Metropole, Amman

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Recently refurbished, the Al Qasr Metropole is a modern and chic boutique hotel. Guest rooms are beautifully furnished and include free Wi-Fi connection and luxury en suite facilities. All guests at the Al Qasr gain free access to the on site Fitness First gym as well as a complimentary breakfast. The rooftop restaurant has fantastic panoramic views of Amman and is a great place to spend the evening. The hotel is well located in Shmeisani, one of Amman's most prestigious neighbourhoods.

Petra Moon Hotel, Petra

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 300 ft from the entrance gate to Petra, the Petra Moon hotel features spacious rooms with private balconies and flat-screen TVs. It also has a roof garden with a seasonal outdoor pool. The soundproofed rooms and suites at Petra Moon come with satellite channels, a DVD player and extra-long beds. Each has air conditioning and a private bathroom. The hotel's restaurant serves a delicious selection of international meals in both buffet-style and a la carte.

Rainbow Camp, Wadi Rum

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

A row of permanent tents in the desert make up the popular Rainbow Camp. Inside the tents are comfortable camp beds and warm bedding. Showers and toilets are close by and are cleaned thoroughly everyday. Guests can relax in the communal area which is adorned with colourful rugs and cushions. The food at Rainbow Camp always gets rave reviews. Taking an evening stroll around the beautiful surroundings is a great way to work up an appetite before dinner. This accommocation is well located in the heart of Wadi Rum.

Dead Sea Spa, Dead Sea

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Dead Sea Spa is a superb hotel with spacious rooms and a spa treatment centre. Beside the dermatological & rheumatological treatment the centre has body massage, mud packs, ultrasound therapy, galvanic therapy, microwave therapy, cryotherapy & hydrotherapy.

Prima Palace, Jerusalem

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Centrally located, the Prima Palace is a modern hotel with a traditional atmosphere. Rooms are tastefully decorated with classic furnishings including authentic netilat yadayim washing sinks. Internet is available at an additional cost. The central courtyard is the perfect place to sit back, relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. This hotel is situated within easy walking distance to the old city.

Trip Highlights

Amman - Ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs
Umm Qais - Roman Decapolis city, once a cultural centre, home to poets and great philosophers
Shobak or Karak Crusader castles - Reminders of the former glory of the Crusaders
Wadi Rum - Vast red desert landscape with rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations
Madaba - Christian market town, Church of St George, Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics
Jerusalem - TheArmenian, Jewish and Christian Quarters of the Old City; the Wailing Wall; Cardo (Roman Road), Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Nazareth - The Church of the Annunciation and Church of St Joseph
The picturesque Sea of Galilee
Wadi Mujib - trek the Siq Trail of Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve
Jerash - Ruins of the ancient Roman city, which at over 2000 years old is still surprisingly well-preserved
Dead Sea - Dramatically beautiful landscape with warm buoyant mineral-rich waters
Petra - The fabled Nabataean city that was all but lost to the modern world until its rediscovery in 1812
Mt Nebo - Perhaps one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
Panoramic views of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
Bethlehem - Shepherd’s Field, Rachel’s Tomb, Church of the Nativity & Manger Square
Miracle sites - Cana, Tiberias, Capernaum and Tabgha (site of the sermon on the Mount & the feeding of the 5000)
Umm ar-Rasas - An ancient city and important stop on the caravan route between east and west

Included

10 breakfasts and 5 dinners
1 night - Wadi Rum deluxe desert camp
Dead Sea - Free time to swim and detox
Escorted by licenced Jordanian Tour Guide in Jordan
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 11
Entrance fees included for sightseeing in Israel
9 nights - 3 - 4 star hotels
4x4 desert safari through the sand dunes of Wadi Rum
Touring of Amman, Jerash, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Umm ar-Rasas, Mt Nebo and Madaba
Touring in Israel - Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Capernaum & Tabgha
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Tip for your tour guides in Jordan and Israel. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your tour guides is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$60-80, paid in local currency
International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$180-200, paid in local currency

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on 1 recent reviews

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I had a great time in Jordan, from sightseeing to food and the overall hospitality. Thanks!

James Condon • Submitted 27 Oct 2014

Hi,

We (my husband, my daughter and I) recently travelled with On The Go Tours to Jordan and Israel (Road To Jerusalem), at the end of June/early July.

My contact person was Cherylyn at On The Go.

We had a wonderful trip and would thoroughly recommend the tour to others.

Our guides were great, both in Jordan and in Israel

Just to let you know that our guide in Israel (Sharif) in particular was amazing, with his detailed knowledge of (everything!) as well as his great sense of humour and excellent communication skills) followed very closely by Jamila who went above and beyond her duties to sort all sorts of things out for the group. Just thought I'd put in a plug for them so the company would know.

Shelley Randell • Submitted 03 Sep 2014

Overall very happy with this tour, there is time to relax and very interesting sightseeing. The guide was excellent too.

• Submitted 12 Aug 2014
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I have been on many tours and travelled all over the world. I would have to say that Jamila is one of the best tour guides I have ever had, she is very knowledgeable and nothing is a problem, she looked after us as if we were her own chicks, she was a great laugh. I had a fantastic time with her and I think she is real asset to on the go tours.

Teena Yearbury • Submitted 09 Apr 2013

Jordan part of the tour has been excellent, the guide has gone out of her way to make us welcome and look after us.

Jeremy Iles • Submitted 19 Nov 2012

this was my first experience abroad & it was truly enjoyable.

Faith Tabisher • Submitted 18 Oct 2012

Brilliant tour. Our guide - Jamila was outstanding and without her the tour would not have been the same; she not only knows her history but her stories really gave the tour a more of cultural experience.

Carolina Defazio • Submitted 17 Oct 2012

I have really enjoyed the Jordan part of this tour and have learned a huge amount about history, Jordan people, culture. Rasha, our guide, was superb, she is a credit to Jordanian tourism and your company. Our driver Sa'ed was also excellent and I felt very safe, even in difficult conditions (heavy fog).

Bridget Mackenzie • Submitted 04 Dec 2009

Our guide was very professional and demonstrated a strong and deep knowledge of all areas we visited.

I had a fantastic time, which was attributable to the guide. This trip exceeded all expectations and I throughoutly enjoyed it.

Andrew Pratt • Submitted 04 Dec 2009

Jamileh definitely made the tour for me. Very informative and fun, especially as I did not know much about Jordan before I came here. Very culture rich & beautiful with plenty of character. I had a very enjoyable time.

Thank you.

Ms Kathryn Hartford • Submitted 20 Nov 2009

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Tour Details
Starts
Amman
Ends
Jerusalem
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Dinner: 5

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I had a great time in Jordan, from sightseeing to food and the overall hospitality. Thanks!

James Condon
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