JORDAN & Jerusalem

JORDAN & Jerusalem


Day 1: Arrival Amman - Amman City Tour

After clearing Immigration and Customs, look for your guide at the Arrivals Hall. He or she will take you on a sightseeing tour of downtown Amman and introduce you to the Citadel before checking-in to your hotel. Overnight at: Hotel in Amman.


Day 2: Umm Qais - Tel Mar Elias - Anjara - Jerash

Travel to Umm Qais (Gadara), where according to the Bible, Jesus performed the Gadarene Swine miracle when he cast out the devil from two men into a herd of pigs. Tall Mar Elias is well-known as the location of Tishbe, a city or region mentioned in the Bible as the birthplace of the Prophet Elijah. Drive to Anjara to see the Shrine of the Lady of the Mountain at the Roman Catholic Church. With your English-speaking local guide, spend two hours on a walking tour of Jerash. The city was one of the best preserved Roman cities when it was rediscovered in the 20th century. Enter through Hadrian's Arch to see the Hippodrome, Greek temples and Byzantine churches, Roman theatres, colonnaded streets, forum and marketplace. Return to Amman. Overnight: Amman.


Day 3: Amman - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - (border crossing) - Nazareth

Drive to Madaba along the Kings' Highway to see the oldest mosaic map of the Holy Land on the floor of St George Church. A short drive will bring us to Mt. Nebo, the most revered holy site in Jordan. The Mount is mentioned many times in the Bible when Moses went up from the Plain of Moab to the Mount of Nebo and God showed Moses the Promised Land. From the lookout point, you get views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho, and the Mountains of Jerusalem. Descend into the Rift Valley and drive to King Hussein Bridge on the border to cross the holy river of Jordan. Once across the border, meet your Palestinian driver and guide and continue on to Nazareth. Overnight: Nazareth


Day 4: Nazareth - Cana - Mt. Tabor

In the morning, enjoy a breakfast buffet in the hotel. Then set out to visit Annunciation Church to see ''the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of the approaching virgin birth,'' as described in Luke 1:26-38. Visit the St. Joseph the Carpenter Church, believed to have been built over the holy family's workshop, visit Mary's Well & Springs - the site of the Annunciation. Visit the Church of Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle, changing water into wine (John 2:1-11, 4:46-54). Then drive to Mt. Tabor, the site of the transfiguration of Jesus Christ (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36). Welcome back to Nazareth! Overnight at the hotel in Nazareth.


Day 5: Mt of Beatitudes - Tabgha - Sea of Galilee

Breakfast in the hotel, then travel to Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-8). Visit Tabgha on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is believed to have performed two miracles: the multiplication of loaves and fishes (Mark 6:30-46) and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus (John 21:1-24). If you're in Rome, go to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter Primacy, which is thought to mark the spot where Jesus helped St. Peter regain his leadership role among the apostles. Before continuing on to Capernaum, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus lived and healed the sick. He preached in the synagogue, and performed miracles (Matthew 9:1, 4:13). Finally, go to the House of Peter where Jesus is thought to have lived. Back to Nazareth. Overnight: Nazareth.


Day 6: Haifa - Caesarea - Tel Aviv (Jaffa) - Jerusalem

We'll drive to Haifa, following breakfast and check-out, and ascend Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the Bay. Then we'll visit Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery at the top and Elijah's Cave at the base. Visit Muhraka, the Hanging Gardens of the Bahai' Shrine, through Meggido, From Haifa, you can then visit the Water Aqueduct and the Roman Theatre, Hippodrome and Crusader fortress in Caesarea. We drive to Tel Aviv, the commercial capital of Israel, then on to Jaffa where we’ll visit the House of Simon the Tanner and the Old City before heading to Jerusalem. Later, enjoy a panoramic view of the Old City and check into your hotel. Overnight: Jerusalem.


Day 7: Walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem

Breakfast in the hotel then we enter the Old City of Jerusalem from Dung Gate to visit the Walling Wall. Visit Jerusalem's Old City, where you can walk the traditional Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.


Day 8: Bethany - Jericho - Dead Sea

After an early breakfast we drive to Bethany, where we visit the House of Mary and Martha, and Lazarus' Tomb. Then we travel to Jericho, a town that dates back to biblical times. Visit the Sycamore Tree (Zacharious the tax collector climbed the tree to view Jesus) and view Mt. of Temptation. When you reach the border crossing, say goodbye to your driver and guide. After crossing the Allenby and King Hussein Bridges, you will be met by your Jordanian driver and taken to your hotel on the northern foreshore of the Dead Sea. Going down to 420 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. Float in the Dead Sea with its 7-times-higher salt content and enjoy the minerals that provide therapeutic remedies to many skin ailments. Overnight: Dead Sea.


Day 9: Dead Sea - Karak Castle - Overlooking Dana Nature Reserve - Shobak Castle - Petra

Your tour guide will lead you to Karak Castle. It was built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem. The King’s Highway passes through the beautiful Al Sharah Mountains. You’ll stop to overlook the wild natural reserve of Dana, and drive on to Shobak Castle. This is another crusader castle. In the distance you’ll spot Petra, which is one of the world’s most famous ancient ruins. Make a stop at Wadi Musa, Petra for overnight.


Day 10: Petra - Amman

With your English speaking guide, walk through the mile-long Siq to reach the city of Petra, passing the remains of Nabataean shrines, water channels, wall carvings and some of the original paving stones. See the magnificent Treasury as you exit the Siq, explore the Street of Facades, the Theatre, Royal Tombs, Colonnaded Street, Byzantine Church, Winged Lion's Temple, Qasr al Bint, and the Petra Museum where your guided tour will end. Climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice on your own. In the afternoon return to Amman for Overnight.


Day 11: Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for departure.


Amman Larsa Hotel

Larsa Hotel – Amman

Location: 12km from centre of Amman.

Close to: Al Baraka Mall & King Abdullah Mosque

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Fitness Centre, Sauna, Computer Station, Outdoor Pool



Amman Rum Hotel

Rum Hotel

Location: Amman Al Swefieh Ali Nasouh Al Taher Street, Bul. No 60

Close to: AlWakalat St.

Facilities: Al Sayran restaurant, Meeting Room, VIP Lounge, deli cafe



Amman Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace Hotel

Location: 4th Circle

Close to: Embassies

Facilities: 24 hour Room Service, Restaurant, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Outdoor Pool, High Speed WiFi.



Amman Geneva Hotel

Geneva Hotel

Location: West Amman on road to Airport

Close to: Shopping, business districts

Facilities: 3 restaurants, 24 hour Room Service, 24 hour Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing, High Speed Internet, Currency Exchange



Amman Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt

Location: 2km from city centre

Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers

Facilities: High Speed Internet, 24 hour Room Service, Babysitting, Currency Exchange, ATM machine



Amman Le Meridien

Le Meridien

Location: Shmeisani commercial business and diplomatic district

Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers

Facilities: Free In-room WiFi, Health Club and Spa, 7 Restaurants, Bar



Amman Landmark Hotel

Landmark Hotel

Location: Central Amman

Close to: within walking distanced of the old city area

Facilities: 6 Restaurants, 24 Hour Room Service, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Tennis Court, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet throughout hotel, Same-day Laundry & Dry-Cleaning, Baby Sitting Services, ATM Machine



Petra La Maison

La Maison Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra) – Tourism Street

Close to: very close to the visitors center

Facilities: Restaurant, gift shop, Free Wi-Fi, Massage, Bar



Petra Amra Palace

Amra Palace Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park,

Facilities Restaurant, Summer Roof-top Dining, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath, 24 Hour Room Service, Internet Access, Currency Exchange, Coffee Shop, Gift Shop, Same day Laundry & Dry Cleaning



Petra Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park.

Facilities Internet Access in Rooms, Restaurant, Rooftop Pool and Covered Terrace, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service



Petra Moon Hotel

Petra Moon Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: 100m from Petra Archaeological Park, 100m from Restaurants

Facilities Restaurant, High Speed Internet WiFi, Rooftop Terrace and Swimming Pool (April-November)



Petra Guest House

Petra Guest House

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: At the entrance gate to Petra Archaeological Park, 200m from Restaurants

Facilities Lobby Lounge, Restaurant, Bar, 24 Hour Room Service



Petra Movenpick

Movenpick Resort Petra

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: at entrance to Petra Archaeological Park, local Restaurants

Facilities Outdoor Pool, 7 Restaurants, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Free WiFi, Free Mini-bar



Petra Mariott

Marriott Hotel

Location: Above Petra Valley

Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park

Facilities Currency Exchange, Bookstore, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Newspapers, 24 Hour Room Service, 2 Restaurants, Bar



Dead Sea Spa Hotel

Dead Sea Spa Hotel

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities High Speed Internet, Disability Accessible Rooms, 24 Hour Room Service, 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and a Lobby Lounge, Aqua Fun Centre for Children, Spa & Wellness Centre, Private Beach Access to the Dead Sea, Gift Shop



Deadsea Kempinski Ishtar

Kempinski Ishtar

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach access to the Dead Sea, 9 Pools, Fitness Centre, Tennis Court, Internet Access, Kids Club, 4 Restaurants, Luxury Spa



Deadsea Holiday In

Holiday Inn

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach Access to the Dead Sea, outdoor pool, Sauna and Hot Tub in Hotel’s Health



Dead Sea Movenpick

Holiday Inn

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach access, several swimming pools including an infinity pool and heated winter pool



Dead Sea Crowne

Crowne Plaza

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Outdoor Pool, 24 Hour Gym, Spa & Wellness Centre, 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and 1 Lounge, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Childrens’ Care Services, WiFi.



Dead Sea Crowne

Marriott Hotel

Location: Above Petra Valley

Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park

Facilities Private Beach Access, free WiFi, 5 Restaurants, 3 Bars, 2 Lounges, Jogging/Fitness Trail, Volleyball, Tennis, Children’s Pool & Indoor/Outdoor Play Area, 3 Adult Outdoor Pools, 1 Adult Indoor Pool



PACKAGE INCLUDES

Meet & Greet at Airport

All transfers by modern air-conditioned vehicle

English speaking driver

Entrance fees to all sites listed in itinerary

Local English speaking tour guide in Jerash (2 hrs)

Local English speaking tour guide in Petra (2-3 hrs)

Horse ride for first 800m inside Petra

3 nights Amman

3 nights Nazareth

2 nights Jerusalem + 1 or D/Sea

1 night Petra

All service charges and taxes


PACKAGE EXCLUDES

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There is no need to worry about traveling alone in Israel, which is as safe for women as it is for men. You can explore Jerusalem on your own, but a guided tour is a good idea.
When visiting mosque, synagogue, and church clothing should cover you to your elbows and knees. That means avoiding shorts or bermuda pants and definitely sleeveless shirts.
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