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Trips available to Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Sicily, Spain,  Tunisia, Turkey, and UAE

JORDAN / ISRAEL -  LAND ONLY
2017
13 days

 Departs every MONDAY
You will be traveling with regular passengers,
but paying  travel agent rates

JERUSALEM / JORDAN VALLEY / TIBERIAS /
SEA OF GALILEE / GOLAN HEIGHTS / NAZARETH / CANA / SAFED / ACRE / HAIFA /
TEL AVIV / AMMAN / DESERT CASTLE / MADABA / NEBO / KERAK / PETRA

Day 1 Monday    Jerusalem     WELCOME to ISRAEL !!!
Arrive Tel Aviv airport. Transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem. 
     Overnight GRAND COURT HOTEL, Jerusalem

Day 2 Tuesday     Jerusalem
Drive to Mt. Scopus for view of Jerusalem, then to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. 

Sightseeing in the new city including the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, new Supreme Court building. Proceed to Mt’ Herzl and Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust).

Then visit the model of the Heordian city of Jerusalem dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Visit the synagogue with Marc Chagall stained glass windows at the Hadassah Medical Center, then via Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist). Return to Hotel.    
        Overnight GRAND COURT HOTEL, Jerusalem

Day 3 Wednesday      Jerusalem
Walk through the Jaffa Gate to the City: the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, then colorful bazaars, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight. 
        Overnight GRAND COURT HOTEL, Jerusalem

Day 4 Thursday     Jerusalem / Galilee
Leave Jerusalem and drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Then through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful Roman Decapolis city. Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning.

Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight. 
        Overnight GALILEE KIBBUTZ, KFAR GILADI, Galilee

Day 5 Friday    Galilee
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, Birkat Ram, and the Druze Drive to the Golan Heights.  Via Banias, source of the Jordan River proceed to Kiryat Shmone and the Hula Valley to Safed.

Continue to City of the Kabbalah, to visit the old synagogue and artists’ colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
      Overnight GALILEE KIBBUTZ, KFAR GILADI, Galilee

Day 6 Saturday     Galilee / Tel Aviv
Leave the Kibbutz hotel for Acre to visit the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine.  Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city.

Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman theater and the Crusader fortress. Drive via Natanya to Tel Aviv.
     Overnight GRAND BEACH HOTEL, Tel Aviv

Day 7 Sunday     Tel Aviv
Day at leisure or
OPTIONAL   $110.00(US) MASSADA and DEAD SEA TOUR available.  
     Overnight GRAND BEACH HOTEL, Tel Aviv

 Day 8 Monday     Tel Aviv/ Amman
Transfer to the Allenby bridge to transfer to Jordan.
Arrive Jordan     WELCOME TO JORDAN!!!   
You will be met at the bridge and transferred to your hotel.
     Overnight   AL LIWAN HOTEL, Amman

Day 9 Tuesday     Amman/ Jerash / Amman
After breakfast at the hotel begin city tour.  Visit the Amphitheater, and the Citadel. 

Proceed through the pine forests and olive groves until reaching the ancient Greco Roman city of Jerash. The guide will take you for a tour through the colonnaded street, amphitheater, churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum.

Return to the hotel.
      Overnight   AL LIWAN HOTEL, Amman

Day 10 Wednesday   Amman / Desert Castle / Amman
After breakfast proceed to Crusaders Castle Of Ajlun (Qalat Rabadh) 45 minutes north of Amman, This is an Islamic Castle built high on a hill over looking the entire Jordan valley below.

Return to the hotel.
      Overnight   AL LIWAN HOTEL, Amman

Day 11 Thursday     Amman /Madaba / Nebo / Kerak / Petra
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour south of Amman.  Visit Madaba and Mount Nebo; the highest point in the Moabit range which has been a center for pilgrimages since earliest Christian times.

Madaba has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world including the famous 6th century mosaic map of Palestine.

Continue drive via kings highway and Wadi Al Mujib and the Dead Sea area.  Proceed to Visit Kerak Castle, It is located on the south side of the town of Kerak, 124 km south of Amman.

Kerak is the largest late Islamic castle in Jordan. It was initially constructed in the Crusader period and expanded and refortified during the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods.  

After that continue to Petra.
      Overnight   AMRA PALACE HOTEL, Petra  

Day 12 Friday     Petra / Amman
After breakfast, full day tour of the Red Rose City Petra.  Upon arrivalbegin an unforgettable trip on horse back to the siq.  Continue by foot until you reach the Treasury.

The local guide will give a brief history of it city, the greatest tourist attraction in the Middle East. The Nabateans carved this capital of theirs from the living rock of the surrounding mountains in Petra. 

Among other monuments for the visit today are Pharaoh's Castle, Triumphal Arch, Amphitheater and the Monastery,

Return to Amman.
       Overnight   AL LIWAN HOTEL, Amman

Day 13 Saturday     Amman
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure.

INCLUSIVE FEATURES
Assistance upon arrival and departure
In Israel all multilingual sightseeing by motor coach
In Jordan all transfers and sightseeing
     by PRIVATE A/C car with ENGLISH speaking driver
Breakfast and dinners daily
All  4 star hotel as per itinerary (or similar)
ENGLISH speaking local guides at all sites
All taxes and entrance fees

COST PER PERSON – LAND ONLY
Based on double occupancy
Travel Agent from     $2350.00 (US)
Companion from       $2450.00 (US)

Visa fees at Amman airport free of charge
(we need full passport details in advance)

EXTENSIONS and UPGRADES available

        

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