Destination

Israel, Jordan

Duration

10 Days

Price

On Request

Desert sands that rise towards the heavens with Roman temples giving way into deep, windswept valleys and enchanting citadels withstanding the perils of time. All of this is yours to discover as you make your way through the stunning countries of Jordan and Israel, offering the most of nature, history and Ancient traditions. Journey to Jerash and explore the remnants of a legendary Empire. Take the candlelit path to discover the beauty of the Nabatean through the unique architecture they left behind in the rock façade city of Petra. Revel in the wonders of Wadi Rum as millions of twinkling stars light up the vast desert sky. Continue on to Israel where you will enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Zion Gate to the Western Wall. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus on the famous Via Dolorosa –leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher- and step into Jerusalem’s dramatic history on a with an interactive light show at the Tower of David. Explore Jerusalem’s bustling souks before heading on to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, Israel’s oldest church and the place where Jesus was born. Take in the fortress at Masada and revitalize your senses as you bathe in the waters of the Dead Sea. More than a trip - this is an experience of a lifetime!

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Amman
  • Airport Assistance
  • Jordanian Tourist Visa
  • Jordanian Tourism Tax
  • Airport Transfer
  • Amman by Night
Amman Marriott - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Amman
  • Jerash Tour w/Lunch
  • Ajloun Tour
Amman Marriott - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Amman - Petra
  • Madaba City & Mt. Nebo Tour
  • Amman-Petra (3 hours)
  • Little Petra Tour
Movenpick Nabatean Castle - Superior Mountain View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Petra - Wadi Rum
  • Petra-Wadi Rum (1 hour)
  • Wadi Rum Jeep Tour w/Lunch
  • Wadi Rum - Petra (1 hour)
  • Petra by Night
Movenpick Nabatean Castle - Superior Mountain View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Petra - Amman
  • Petra day Tour w/Lunch
  • Petra-Amman (3 hours)
Amman Marriott - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Amman - Allenby Border Crossing - Jerusalem
  • Amman City Tour
  • Amman-Allenby Bridge
  • Allenby to Jerusalem
  • Tower of David Sound & Light Show
  • Private Guide/Vehicle Overnight
Dan Boutique Hotel - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Jerusalem
  • Old City Tour
  • Private Guide/Vehicle Overnight
Dan Boutique Hotel - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Jerusalem
  • Masada & Dead Sea Tour
  • Private Guide/Vehicle Overnight
Dan Boutique Hotel - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Jerusalem - Tel Aviv
  • New City & Bethlehem Tour
  • Jerusalem-Tel Aviv (1 hr)
Savoy - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 10
Tel Aviv
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Amman

Welcome to Amman International Airport (also called Queen Alia). An Airport representative awaits your arrival holding a sign with your name printed on it, assisting you through the visa process (included) & luggage identification before introducing you to your Travelous representative & private English speaking driver who will be on call throughout your entire stay.

A Jordanian Tourism Tax will be paid on your behalf upon entering the country to cover public liability insurance on equipment such as jeeps, camels and horses.

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

In the early evening, your driver will be waiting to head down town for a walking tour of the old city Amman to mix with the locals, eat Arabic Sweets (Knafeh) and drink fruits cocktails at a famous stand. Return transfer provided.

Amman Marriott - Standard Room

Day 2
Amman

Transfer to Jerash - one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. The ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC, it came under Roman rule and was one of the ten great Roman cities known as the Decapolis League.

The city's golden age came under Roman rule, during which time it was known as Gerasa. Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising of paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and piazzas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.

Beneath its external Greco-Roman veneer, Jerash also preserves a subtle blend of east and west. Its architecture, religion and languages reflect a process by which two powerful cultures meshed and coexisted, the Greco-Roman world of the Mediterranean basin and the traditions of the Arab Orient . Lunch at the Lebanese House Restaurant is included with this half day tour.

Continue to Ajloun - The marvels of nature and the genius of medieval Arab military architecture have given northern Jordan two of the most important ecological and historical attractions in the Middle East: the sprawling pine forests of the Ajloun-Dibbine area, and the towering Ayyubid castle, which is an awe-inspiring Islamic fortress that withstood the power of the Crusader armies in the 12th Century. Climbing the narrow staircases and walking through endless hallways takes you back to a time of chivalry and faith, where you can almost imagine the sounds of battling Iron and the site of a raging battlefield.Ajloun is just a short journey from Jerash through pine forest and olive groves and boasts scores of ancient sites, including water mills, forts and villages, all in the beautiful hills and valleys of north Jordan.

Amman Marriott - Standard Room

Day 3
Amman - Petra

Madaba Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly colored local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. The Madaba Mosaic Map covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which is located northwest of the city centre. The church was built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 square meters, only about a quarter of which is preserved.

Continue to visit Mount Nebo, the mountaintop memorial of Moses with captivating views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and The River Jordan. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. During his visit to Jordan in 2001, the Late Pope John Paul II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful.

Transfer in private vehicle from Amman to Petra. Driving time is 3 hours.

Enjoy the moment as you explore Al Beidha (The White One) better known as Little Petra. Believed to be a suburb of Petra, Little Petra was the entry and exit points for an important trading route for those encompassing the Negev, Gaza, Egypt and Mediterranean Coastal areas. Enter through a narrow gorge called Siq al-Barid or (Cold Siq) due to the high surrounding mountainous walls which prevents the sunlight from warming the area. Like Petra, residences and storage areas are carved into the sandtone dating back to the 1 st Century AD. Be sure to ask your guide about the 7000 BC Neolithic village located nearby.

Movenpick Nabatean Castle - Superior Mountain View

Day 4
Petra - Wadi Rum

Transfer in private vehicle from Petra to Wadi Rum. Driving time is 1.5 hours.

Also known as the "Valley of the Moon", the Wadi Rum Reserve is a timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as "vast, echoing and god-like". A maze of monolithic rockscapes rises up from the desert floor to heights of 1,750 meters. Ideal for hiking, rock climbing and desert trekking, one can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces, explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000 year old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds within. Explore this vast terrain with your private 4x4 Closed Top jeep safari inside Wadi Rum including the Lawrence Spring, and Khazalee mountain (duration is 2 hrs).

Transfer in private vehicle from Wadi Rum to Petra. Driving time is 1.5 hour.

To visit Petra during daylight is awe-inspiring, to experience it by the light of 1,800 candles is truly an out-of-this-world experience! Walk through the Siq to the Khazneh, following a candle-lit path and enjoy the haunting music of the Bedouin at the Treasury. Tours start at 8.30pm and operates every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Movenpick Nabatean Castle - Superior Mountain View

Day 5
Petra - Amman

The wonder of Petra is without a doubt, Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabateans; an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago. It was turned into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.

Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1 kilometer in length flanked on either side by soaring, 80 meters high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colors and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury). This is an awe-inspiring experience. A massive facade, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink, rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of an important Nabatean king and represents the engineering genius of these ancient people.

The Treasury is just the first of the many wonders that make up Petra. You will need at least four or five days to really explore everything here. As you enter the Petra valley you will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of this place and its outstanding architectural achievements. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings - unlike the houses, which were destroyed mostly by earthquakes, the tombs were carved to last throughout the afterlife and 500 have survived, empty but bewitching as you file past their dark openings. Here, also is a massive Nabatean-built, Roman-style theatre, seating 3,000 people. There are obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars & colonnaded streets, and high above, overlooking the valley, is the impressive Ad-Deir Monastery - a flight of 800 rock cut steps takes you there. Lunch will be served at Basin Restaurant inside the Petra site.

Transfer in private vehicle from Petra to Amman. Driving time is 4 hours.

Amman Marriott - Standard Room

Day 6
Amman - Allenby Border Crossing - Jerusalem

Begin your day exploring Jordan's capital city - Amman. The visit will include the fascinating Roman Theater, Nymphaeum, and the enchanting Citadel, which has stood since the ancient times of the Ammonites. For a more exotic and traditional experience, you will walk through the ''Souq'', taking in the traditional sights and smells of the spice market, while shop for authentic souvenirs.

Transfer in private vehicle from Amman to the Allenby Bridge; your Israeli border crossing to Jerusalem. Includes VIP departure assistance with your Travelous escort.

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from Allenby Border Crossing to Jerusalem.

The Night Spectacular is a 45-minute light-and-sound display using the walls beneath the Tower of David as a backdrop. The moving images, sent from 20 projectors and two projection rooms, tell a wordless, politically neutral pictorial tale of the history of Jerusalem from the time of the Israelite kings down almost to the present day, treating viewers to dramatically larger-than-life reenactments of the deeds of David, the Romans, the monks, Muhammad, the Crusaders, Suleiman the Magnificent and the rest of the historical family.The sound and light show in Jerusalem is a definite highlight for any first time traveler.

Dan Boutique Hotel - Superior

Day 7
Jerusalem

Start your day with a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem from a unique perspective; take the Ramparts walk from the Tower of David to the Dung gate. The walls were commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent during the 16th century. The Ramparts Walk winds along the top of the walls, affording stunning views of west Jerusalem, several major Old City Christian churches including the Church of the Dormition, a rare glimpse inside the cloistered Armenian Quarter, the Valley of Hinnom, the Judean Desert and more. We"ll then walk through the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified after the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest in the restored Jewish Quarter is the "Cardo", meaning the "heart" of this ancient Byzantine City. Then we"ll head to holy Western Wall - the "Kotel" and descend the passageways through the many layers of Jerusalem"s past at the time of the Temple through the Western Wall Tunnels. Inside, a most interesting model shows the different dwelling periods and history of the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Stand on the site believed to be the nearest spot to the "Holy of Holies". We then proceed to the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified after the Six-Day War in 1967. At the end the day we will visit at the City of David and see the newest and exciting excavations of Jerusalem during the time of the first Temple period. Here we"ll also walk through Hezekiah"s Tunnel which still flows with water.

Dan Boutique Hotel - Superior

Day 8
Jerusalem

Drive via the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea area. Visit Masada, the fortress of King Herod and the last stronghold of the Zealots. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth) to Ein Gedi Spa to enjoy its therapeutic qualities as the rich mineral hot springs, the therapeutic mud and to enjoy the unique experience of floating on the rich mineral water of the Dead Sea.

Dan Boutique Hotel - Superior

Day 9
Jerusalem - Tel Aviv

We will visit the newly renovated and exciting Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited,and view a large Model of Jerusalem, as it used to look in the 2nd Temple period. From there its off to Mt. Zion to visit King David's tomb and the Upper Room (The Last Supper).

Visit Machane Yehuda Market - Israeli Shook. Enjoy the colors, smells and unique atmosphere of the alleys and stalls, as well as tasting of local products.

According to Christian tradition, Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth and the town is inhabited by one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. Spend your afternoon exploring this city and its most significant landmark - the Church of the Nativity.

Transfer in private vehicle from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.

The Savoy Hotel - Standard Room

 

Day 10
Tel Aviv

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to Tel Aviv Airport for your flight home. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in Israel again soon. Stay Travelous!

There are so many reasons to be intrigued by Israel. For some, it"s the sun drenched climate resting on the shores of the Mediterranean. For others, it's a modern metropolis commonly referred to as the White City. To the world, it's a destination rich in historical and religious significance. A Holy Land where three of the largest religions on earth (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) come together in a Geographical area known throughout time by one name: Jerusalem. From the Dead Sea, down to the Red Sea and back up to the Mediterranean, the allure of Israel is calling.

Amman Marriott

Enjoy the ancient city that was once part of the Decapolis league. Amman, Jordan's capital is at least 5000 years old. Amman is an incredibly pleasant city that offers a wide variety of historical sites and cultural attractions and is complemented by wonderfully welcoming people. At the Amman Marriott Hotel you will be steps away from the allure of this modern yet ancient city. The Amman Marriott Hotel has very easy access to all business and tourist areas of Amman and Jordan. Accommodation in Amman could not be any better with our newly renovated rooms that guarantee a good night's sleep. The Amman Marriott Hotel is Amman's preferred choice for business & social gatherings through legendary service. The qualified staff and hotel facilities combined, translates into more comfort for each guest. Stay at the Amman Marriott Hotel and take pleasure in the true Jordanian hospitality.

Each of the spacious rooms offer a well-defined seating and working areas. The rooms feature a safe, mini-bar, individual climate control, hair dryer, iron. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access available for a surcharge.

Movenpick Nabatean Castle

The Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the entrance to the historic site of Petra. Situated at an altitude of 1,400 m, this hotel offers breathtaking views over sweeping hillsides. The hotel was designed by the recipient of the Agha Khan Award for Islamic Architecture, Engineer Rasem Badran. Relax in the unique 110 sqm heated indoor pool located on the hotel"s garden level. Surrounded with windows opened during summer, enjoy the view onto the private terrace.

The Superior Rooms measure 30sqm and are equipped with 2 single beds, a balcony, and dedicated sitting area. All rooms are equipped with hairdryer, digital satellite TV, direct-dial phone, coffee and tea-making facilities and air-conditioning. A special benefit is our free minibar, available in all rooms.

Dan Boutique Hotel

The Dan Boutique Hotel Jerusalem with its youthful, cool ambiance brings new dimensions of personal hospitality to Jerusalem. A true designer hotel with a special intimate identity, the Dan Boutique Hotel Jerusalem boasts elegant and sophisticated interiors and an atmosphere that is both cosy and informal. An excellent choice for either corporate guests or vacationers, the Dan Boutique Hotel is situated in a prime Jerusalem setting within walking-distance of the Old City, on a small hill facing Mount Zion and the Old City Walls and in close proximity to the Old Turkish Railway Station, one of the capital"s newest entertainment hubs.

These rooms accommodate 2 adults and 2 children and are well furnished and spacious. A clean work stations and well lighted sitting room. The superior rooms are comfortable and can be seen from floors 1-5.

The Savoy Hotel

The perfect boutique hotel is located perfectly in the midst of sunshine and deep blue skies. The Savoy Tel Aviv offers the highest level of service, with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere. It is perfect for those who wish to enjoy peace and get pampered well in Savoy hotel Style.

The room consists of one large soft and comfortable bed facilities like mini bar, coffee maker, laptop and LCD TVs and also free wifi for hassle free internet usage.

Terms and Conditions

 What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.       In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.       Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.      Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.      Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

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