Best of Israel + Jordan

Visita Jordan
from Washington
Air included

Tour itinerary day by day

The best of Israel (Day 1)
Tour day #1

From Your Home to Tel Aviv

  • Depart on an overnight flight, from the international airport closest to your city, to Tel Aviv. [Dinner and breakfast included]

Tour day #2

Tel Aviv

  • Arrive mid-afternoon in Tel-Aviv.
  • Be greeted and transferred to our hotel.
  • Check in and enjoy hotel’s amenities and dinner.

Tour day #3

Jaffa, Caesarea, Acre and Sea of Galilee

  • Depart hotel in the morning, and visit Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world.
    • Tour the Church of St. Peter
    • Explore Jaffa's reconstructed Old Quarter
  • Travel to Caesarea, the city built by King Herod over 2000 years ago.
    • View ruins dating back to the Byzantine Empire.
  • Continue to Haifa and visit Mount Carmel summit for a spectacular view.
    • Visit the Carmelite Monastery and Stella Maris.
  • Travel to Acre.
    • Visit the Subterranean Crusader Quarter and the beautiful alleys to the Turkish Khan and the ancient harbor.
  • Depart Acre to your hotel in Tiberias, located on the Sea of Galilee’s shore, for dinner and overnight.

Tour day #4

Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, and Caesarea Philippi

  • Enjoy the Sea of Galilee’s wonders.
    • Embark on a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
    • Explore the ruins of Capernaum.
    • Visit Tabgha, the site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes miracle.
    • Tour the Church of St. Peter Primacy.
  • Travel through the Hula Valley and ascend the Golan Heights.
    • Visit Banias, where the ruins of the city Caesarea Philippi lie.
  • Return to Tiberias via the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place.
  • Overnight in Tiberias hotel.

The best of Israel (Day 5)

Tour day #5

Nazareth, Beit She’an, Jericho, and Jerusalem

  • See Mary's Well, and continue through Nazareth, visiting the Church of the Annunciation.
  • Visit Mount Tabor, on the way to Beit She'an Valley.
  • Continue through to Jericho, believed to be the world's oldest walled city.
  • Drive to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Tour day #6


  • Ascend the Mount of Olives and visit the Chapel of Ascension and Pater Noster Church.
  • Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, as well as the Church of All Nations.
  • Enter into the Old City.
    • Visit the Pools of Bethesda and St. Anne's Church.
    • Walk along the Via Dolorosa, past the Monastery of the Flagellation, and visit the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
    • Walk through the Arab Bazaar to the Western Wall.
    • Ascend to the Temple Mount, visiting the Dome of the Rock and El Aqsa Mosque.
  • Visit Mount Zion, and explore where the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb are located.
  • Walk through Dormition Abbey and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Tour day #7

Qumran, Dead Sea, and Masada

  • While driving towards the Dead Sea, we'll stop in the Judean wilderness and see St. George's Monastery.
  • Travel past Qumran and reach the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
  • Continue to Masada, and ascend by cable car to the mountaintop.
    • Explore King Herod's remarkable fortress
  • Finish the day on the shores of the Dead Sea, where you may "float" on the one sea where you cannot sink.
  • Pass the site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan.
  • Drive through the city of Bethany to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

The best of Israel (Day 8)
Tour day #8

Jerusalem and Bethlehem

  • Drive to the Haas Promenade for a spectacular view of Jerusalem.
  • Continue on to Bethlehem.
    • Visit the Church of the Nativity and pass Rachel's Tomb.
    • Visit Yad Vashem.
    • Pass by Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, and view the Menorah, which is the symbol of the State of Israel.
    • Visit the Israel Museum and see the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book, and the Holy Land model of Jerusalem.
    • Drive to the beautiful village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist, and enter the Church of the Visitation.
    • Return to the Jerusalem for the last night, and enjoy your Farewell.

The best of Israel (Day 9)
Tour day #9

Jerusalem, Jordan and Jerash

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check-out of Jerusalem hotel.
  • Drive from Tel Aviv / Jerusalem to the Israel / Jordanian border at the Allenby or Sheik Hussein Bridge to enter Jordan.
  • Proceed to Jerash, located about 45 kilometers north of Amman, in the fertile heights of the Gilad.
  • Visit the ancient Roman city with its colonnades and baths.
  • Drive to Amman for a city tour of the Jordanian capital.
  • Check to Amman hotel.
  • Dinner at the Amman hotel.

Tour day #10

Jerash, Wadi Moussa, Petra, Mount Nebo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • After an early breakfast, we leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Moussa.
  • Then on horseback we travel to the "Siq" (canyon), before traveling by foot to Petra, known as "Sela Edom" or Red Rock City, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd Century BC through the 2nd Century AD.
  • Visit the most interesting monuments, such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king), the field of tombs.
  • Al Madhbah (the altar) where you can view the entire city.
  • Return to our Amman hotel.
  • Dinner at the Amman hotel.

Israel & Athens tour (Day 11)
Tour day #11

Mount Nebo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of our hotel.
  • After breakfast, we drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites.
  • Continue to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land.
  • From there you will see the Jordan Vally, Jericho, theDead Sea, and more...
  • Visit the remains of a Byzantine church with a mosaic floor, and then drive to the border and to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
  • Check in to our Israel hotel.
  • Dinner at the Israel hotel.

Israel & Athens tour (Day 12)
Tour day #12

Israel to Your Home

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of our hotel.
  • For those who had an overnight in an European city, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
  • Groups with late night flights from Tel Aviv will arrive home early afternoon.

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