Jordan & Israel
- Day 1 — Tuesday 17th September
Today depart from Australia for Amman.
- Day 2 — Wednesday 18th
Upon arrival transfer to your accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Amman (B,D)
- Day 3 — Thursday 19th
This morning, visit the Citadel. Later in the morning, transfer to Mt Nebo where Moses was shown the Promised Land. Continue on to Wadi Musa (Petra). The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight accommodation in Petra (B,D)
- Day 4 — Friday 20th
This morning, enjoy a half-day guided tour of Petra, the ancient Nabataean city. Walk through the "sik " down to the Treasury. The afternoon is free to explore the site further. You might want to climb the 700 steps to the Monastery.
Second night’s accommodation in Petra (B,D)
- Day 5 — Saturday 21st
- Day 6 — Sunday 22nd
Early morning, leave Aqaba and cross the Israeli border. Transfer to Ein Bokek and enjoy a float in the Dead Sea.
Overnight accommodation in Ein Bokek (B,D)
- Day 7 — Monday 23rd
This morning, travel to Masada. Start your visit at . Visit the ancient fortress built by Herod and the last outpost of Jewish Resistance after the 66AD revolt. Continue on to Jerusalem. En route stop in En Gedi. The rest of the day is at leisure.
First night's accommodation in Jerusalem (B,D)
- Day 8 — Tuesday 24th
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Old Jerusalem. The tour includes a visit to the Western Wall tunnels (which feature remains from the second temple period), and the Temple Mount where the first temple built by Solomon was located. In the afternoon, visit the Valley of Elah.
Second night's accommodation in Jerusalem (B,D)
- Day 9 — Wednesday 25th
Enjoy a full day excursion of Jerusalem's surroundings. Explore the Kidron Valley and Valley of Hinnom, Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane. In the afternoon, visit the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed a paralytic man who had been sick for 38 years (John 5:1-12). Finally, visit Hezekiah's tunnel that was built to divert water into Jerusalem in preparation for the Assyrian siege.
Third night's accommodation in Jerusalem (B,D)
- Day 10 — Thursday 26th
Today, visit the Israeli Museum. The visit includes the Shrine of the Book where you will be able to see the Dead Sea scrolls, and the scale model of Jerusalem as it was before the 70CE destruction by the Romans. Your tour also includes a visit to a permanent exhibition called Archaeology of the Land of Israel. You will have the chance to see royal inscriptions and seals bearing the names of different kings of Judah and of Israel including Ahaziyahu, Uzziah, and Hezekiah as well Jehoram, Jeroboam and Menahem. The rest of the day is at leisure. Explore the Old City, including the Cardo and enjoy free time in the Arab market.
Fourth night's accommodation in Jerusalem (B,D)
- Day 11 — Friday 27th
Travel to Qaesarea where you will enjoy a guided-tour of the archaeological park. Continue on to Megiddo, site of decisive battles. Continue on to Mt Carmel for a visit, then visit the Nazareth Village. After the visit, transfer to the Sea of Galilee and check in at your accommodation.
First night's accommodation at the Sea of Galilee (B,D)
- Day 12 — Saturday 28th
Travel to Capernaum where you explore the archaeological park as a group. Visit Mt of Beatitudes. Enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee followed by a visit of a 2000 year old fishing boat located on Kibbutz Ginosar.
Second night's accommodation at The Sea of Galilee (B,D)
- Day 13 — Sunday 29th
This morning, cross the Jordanian border and meet your guide. Transfer to Amman. En route, visit one of the Decapolis: Jerash. Explore the theatre, Hadrian's arch and the hippodrome. Return to Amman and enjoy a free afternoon in Jordan's capital.
First night's accommodation in Amman (B,D)
- Day 14 — Monday 30th
Today, transfer to Queen Alia International airport for your flight back to Australia.
- Day 15 — Tuesday 1st October
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
COSTING AND INCLUSIONS
The cost of the land package only is
per person on a twin share basis
based on 12 participants
The single room supplement cost is
Meet and greet, transfer and visa upon arrival in Jordan
per person based on a minimum of 2 pax
The Cost Includes
All transportation in modern A/C bus
Accommodation in twin-share or single rooms:
- 2 night's in Amman (Holiday Inn Amman ★★★★★)
- 2 night's in Petra (Moevenpick Resort ★★★★★)
- 1 night in Wadi Rum(Martian Tents ‐ Sun City Camp)
- 1 night at the Dead Sea (Hod Hotel ★★★★)
- 4 night's in Jerusalem (Yehuda Hotel ★★★★)
- 2 night's at the Sea of Galilee (Nof Ginosar Village)
- All breakfasts and dinners as per itinerary
- English speaking guides for the duration of the tour
- All entrance fees and activities as per itinerary
NOT INCLUDED IN QUOTE:
- Tips: Approximately USD 170 per person for Jordan and Israel ‐ will be collected prior to departure
- Israel departure tax: USD 55 ‐ can be paid in NIS or USD
- Jordan departure tax: JOD 10 (AUD 20) ‐ to be paid in Jordanian Dinars
- Shuttle between the Israeli and the Jordanian border (USD 7.50 or JOD 5)
- Any incidentals not mentioned
These costs are correct as of today's date, but are subject to change at any time due to airfare increases, fuel surcharges, air tax increases and currency fluctuations. This cost has been based on an indicative exchange rate.
In order to confirm this tour a AUD 500 non‐refundable deposit per traveller is required. Final payment is required no later than 65 days prior to date of departure.
If you have any queries regarding any of the arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact Sandrine at firstname.lastname@example.org