Heritage Holy Land & Jordan
11 Days & 10 Nights - Thursday arrival
Thursday – Tel Aviv
Arrive at Ben Gurion airport for the beginning of tour journey in the Holy Land. Upon arrival you will meet a CTO representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in and overnight. (This text is different from the others)
Friday – Tel Aviv – Sea of Galilee – Tiberias
After breakfast meet your CTO tour guide at the hotel. We will start our journey with a short visit to the city of Jaffa (Joppa), where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We’ll pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top.
We drive up north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar.
Continue for a visit to Megiddo, where the book of Revelation mentions a great battle at the place called “Armageddon.” It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.).
At the end of the day we drive to the Sea of Galilee, arrive at Tiberias and check-in at your hotel for overnight.
Saturday – The Sea of Galilee
Start the day at historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We will visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, is the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the Church of Multiplication the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes.
We will drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed he picked his 12 apostles.
We ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula valley.
Return to Tiberias for another lovely night in town.
Sunday – Sea of Galilee – Jordan River-Jerusalem
Check out from the hotel after breakfast. This morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle – turning water into wine.
We proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Visit Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church.
We continue through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater, visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City, which was destroyed in an earthquake.
Ascend to Jerusalem through the Jordan Valley. On arrival drive, to the hotel in Jerusalem for check-in and overnight
Monday – Dead Sea and Masada
After an early breakfast, we drive through the remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea to Masada, which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more.
Drive to the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. We will end our day with a “float” on the salty, mineral rich water of the Dead Sea.
Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
Tuesday – Jerusalem Old City
Jerusalem is the holy city for the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam – Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world. We will visit the great sites in the Old City, the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. We will stop at the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. We will walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, housing both the traditional site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
Wednesday – Jerusalem New City
We will start our day at Mt. Scopus with a spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem.
We drive for a visit to Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust established in 1953, located on the foot of Mt. Herzl.
We continue to Ein Karem, a picturesque village on the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian tradition, since it is where, according to tradition, John the Baptist was born.
Visit the Israel Museum, which has a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the famous Supreme Court.
At the end of the day, time permitting, visit Bethlehem*, see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity.
At the end of the visit, back to the hotel for overnight.
Thursday – Jerusalem – Jerash – Amman
Check out after breakfast, drive to the Jordanian border (Sh. Hussein Bridge or Allenby Bridge). After border crossing procedures, meet your Jordanian tour guide and enter Jordan.
Drive to Jerash, City of the Decapolis, located about 45kms north of Amman in the fertile heights of Gilead. Visit the Roman city with colonnaded streets, the ancient theater, the baths and the hill top temple, the triumphal arch etc.
Continue drive to Amman for a city tour of the Jordanian capital.
At the end of the day we drive to the hotel in Amman for check-in and overnight
Friday – Amman – Madaba – Mt Nebo – Shobak – Petra
Check out after breakfast. Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites.
We continue to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Stop for an overview of the Jordan Valley, Jericho, and the Dead Sea etc.
Proceed via the Crusader castle, Shobak, to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra.
We arrive at Petra and check-in at the hotel for overnight.
Saturday – Petra – Amman
After breakfast, leave the hotel for an exciting day’s visit Petra.
We will start with a horseback ride to the “Siq” (Canyon); continue on foot to Petra known as “Ha Sela Ha Edom” or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century BC to the 2ndcentury AD. Visit the most interesting carved monuments such as the Treasury (El Khazneh – a tomb of a Nabataean king) to the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar etc. From this point you can view the whole of the rock city.
At the end of the visit, we leave Petra and drive back to Amman for overnight.
Sunday – Amman – Allenby Bridge – Ben Gurion airport
We have reached our final day on this tour.
After breakfast, leave the hotel and drive to Allenby Bridge, cross the Jordan River back to Israel. Drive to the airport for your flight back home
Optional stay – Tel Aviv or Jerusalem extension packages.
- A short walk in the picturesque alleys of Jaffa
- Ascend to the Golan Heights for amazing panoramic view
- Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa,
- Horseback ride to the “Siq”
- The ancient mosaic map in Madaba
- Arrival and departure:
- Number of nights: 10
- Rates starting: $1940
- Tour code: 12345
- 10 hotel nights including daily breakfast
- Entrance fees as in the itinerary
- Assistance at the airport upon arrival
- Transfers from & to the airport
- English Speaking Guide for 6 days
- A/c tourist Vehicle during the touring days
Tour does not Include
- Tips and gratuities
- Any insurance
- Beverages with meals
- Anything not mentioned
- Border Taxes Israel- Jordan
- Entry Visa to Jordan