Israel and Jordan are treasure troves of historical and biblical sights, and on this Israel and Jordan tour, you’ll visit their most famous and interesting sights, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include Baha’i Shrine, the world center of Baha’i faith; Acre, a historic walled port-city where you’ll see some of the immense underground Crusader city; Masada, a rugged cliff-top fortress; and Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®, where you’ll walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors flanked on either side by high cliffs. Here, see the iconic and famed Treasury and sip tea in a Bedouin tent.

Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Tel Aviv and return from Amman
  • 13 nights in First Class or Moderate First-Class accommodation below or similar
  • 14 day guided vacation First Class coach tour with individual headsets throughout the tour
  • Meals: 13 Full buffet breakfast daily; 11 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Tel Aviv
  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport

Vacation Highlights
TEL AVIV – Welcome dinner
LATRUN AREA – Visit the site of David’s victory over Goliath in the Valley of Elah, the Monastery of the Trappist Monks in Latrun
JAFFA – Walking tour of the ancient port
CAESAREA – Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Crusader fortress
ACRE – Visit the underground Crusader city
HAIFA – Visit the Baha’i Shrine
NAZARETHVisit the Church of the Annunciation
CANA – Visit the site of the first miracle
SEA OF GALILEE – Panoramic view; see an ancient fisherman’s boat; enjoy a cruise
KIBBUTZ – Lecture on kibbutz life
MOUNT OF BEATITUDES – Visit the site where Jesus delivered his sermon
CAPERNAUM – Visit the site where Jesus recruited his followers
RIVER JORDAN – Visit a baptismal site
BET SHE’AN – Admire its Roman and Byzantine relics
JERUSALEM – A panoramic view from the Mount of Olives; visit the Garden of Gethsemane; guided walking tour, follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, and walk through the Jewish Quarter to Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, the tomb of King David, and the house of Caiaphas; visit Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum; the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem; the Garden Tomb; farewell dinner
MASADA – Ride a cable car and visit the cliff-top fortress
DEAD SEA – Experience the buoyancy feeling in the Dead Sea water and receive a salt scrub gift
JERASH and UMM QAIS  – Visit
WADI RUM  – Four-wheel drive to Jordan’s largest wadi
PETRA – Guided sightseeing. Including the (LF) Siq and the Treasury; sip tea in a Bedouin tent
KERAK – Visit the Crusader Castle
WADI MUJIB  – Visit the “Jordanian Grand Canyon”
MADABA  – Visit St. George’s Church and the Madaba Archaeological Museum.
MOUNT NEBO – Visit the area Moses saw the Promised Land
BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN – Visit the site of John the Baptist’s settlement
DEAD SEA – Farewell dinner

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August 11, 2019 Double Occupancy
Vancouver $5999 + $748 tax
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Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Welcome to Tel Aviv! Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with your traveling companions and Tour Director.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodations: Herods Hotel Tel Aviv (or similar)

Day 2 TEL AVIV. EXCURSION TO VALLEY OF ELAH–LATRUN–JAFFA
Drive into the ancient land of the Philistines and in the Valley of Elah. Stop at the site of David’s victory over the Philistine champion, Goliath, and hear about this biblical event. Later, refresh your memory with the tale of Samson and Delilah as you proceed through the land of the Dan tribe to the wide Valley of Ayalon. At strategic Latrun, visit the MONASTERY OF THE TRAPPIST MONKS. Continue along the Mediterranean shore and stop in Jaffa for a walk through the beautifully restored ancient port, where medieval pilgrims started their strenuous 2-day trek to Jerusalem. Return to Tel Aviv.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 TEL AVIV–CAESAREA–ACRE–HAIFA
Start your tour of the Holy Land with Caesarea, the perfect place to learn about the Roman and Crusader presence in the country. Visit the ROMAN AMPHITHEATER and the impressive CRUSADER FORTRESS, and admire Herod’s stadium and harbor. Visit Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the northern end of the lovely Bay of Haifa. Acre became the capital of the Crusader kingdom after its conquest by Richard the Lionheart. Marvel at the forbidding Ottoman fortress and tour the excavated part of the immense underground CRUSADER CITY with its secret passageways and the vaulted crypt of the Knights of St. John. Continue to Haifa, a city with a long history dating back to biblical times, and enjoy a visit to the golden-domed BAHA’I SHRINE, the world center of Baha’i faith.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Dan Panorama (or similar)

Day 4 HAIFA–NAZARETH–CANA–SEA OF GALILEE–KIBBUTZ
Drive to Nazareth in Galilee to visit the contemporary CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION. Next, travel on to Cana, where Jesus changed water into wine at a wedding. To this day, many couples renew their wedding vows at this sacred place. After a panoramic view over Lake Tiberias, enjoy a relaxing CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee, and see an ancient fisherman’s boat said to be from the time of Christ. Time to relax before dinner, and this evening, you are invited for a LECTURE ON KIBBUTZ LIFE.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Kibbutz Lavi (or similar)

Day 5 KIBBUTZ–MOUNT OF BEATITUDES–CAPERNAUM–BET SHE’AN–JERUSALEM
Heading towards the Sea of Galilee, visit the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. On to CAPERNAUM, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen. Via the ruins of Kursi, which memorialize two of Jesus’ miracles, arrive at the Jordan River and visit a BAPTISMAL SITE. Then, visit the ancient city of Bet She’an with its fine ROMAN and BYZANTINE RELICS. The city is located at the foot of Mount Gilboa, where King Saul and his son died by their own hands in battle with the Philistines. On the way to Jerusalem, stop for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Holy City, considered one of the oldest places in the world, with a history dating back as far as 4000 BC.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Dan Panorama Jerusalem (or similar)

Day 6 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO MASADA & THE DEAD SEA
Drive through the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. Enjoy the scenery as you follow the road between the salty water and majestic desert mountains. Catch glimpses of the caves of Qumran, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top FORTRESS of Masada, and hear how 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces. Around lunchtime, reach one of the comfortable Dead Sea resorts for free time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the heavy saltwater and receive a SALT SCRUB GIFT. Then, back to Jerusalem.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO YAD VASHEM–THE ISRAEL MUSEUM–BETHLEHEM
Visit YAD VASHEM, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Center,” then continue to the ISRAEL MUSEUM to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Proceed to Bethlehem and see Shepherd’s Field, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Also visit the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, which stands on the site where Jesus was born.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO THE OLD CITY
Visit the GARDEN TOMB, and after a stunning view of the city from the revered MOUNT OF OLIVES, start your guided walking tour. See the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, designed in the shape of a teardrop to symbolize the tears of Christ, and arrive at the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest. Nearby are the Cave of the Assumption of Mary, believed to be the Virgin Mary’s tomb; and the Cave of Betrayal, where Judas betrayed Jesus. Follow the VIA DOLOROSA with its Stations of the Cross, marking the path Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. In Golgotha, visit the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, erected on the site of the crucifixion and which houses the remaining five Stations of the Cross. On to the WESTERN WALL, the only remnant of the Second Temple. See the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, which are sacred to both the Jewish and Muslim people. Then, stroll through the restored Jewish Quarter to MOUNT ZION and visit the UPPER ROOM, where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper; the TOMB OF KING DAVID; and the HOUSE OF CAIAPHAS, where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest and where Peter denied knowing him three times. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions of an unforgettable journey through the Holy Land.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 JERUSALEM, ISRAEL–ALLENBY BRIDGE–JERASH, JORDAN–UMM QAIS–AMMAN.
A comfortable drive across the Allenby Bridge, brings you to Jordan. Then north to JERASH, which was inhabited as early as 3200 BC. Although the city was impacted by the earthquake of 749 AD, it is the site of the best preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the Middle East. Next, stop in Umm Qais, site of the Gadarene swine miracle, before arriving in Jordan’s capital, Amman.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Amman Marriott (or similar)

Day 10 AMMAN–WADI RUM–PETRA
An exciting visit to Wadi Rum is on the program today. Wadi Rum is the largest wadi (ravine) in Jordan and made eternally famous through the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy a spectacular FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE through the sand dunes and receive a keffiyeh, a local headscarf. Continue to the “Rose-Red City” of Petra, where you can relax at your hotel this evening or explore the ancient city.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Petra Marriott (or similar)

Day 11 PETRA
A full day of sightseeing with a Local Guide is dedicated to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Lost to the world for centuries, it is located in the biblical land of Moab. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Stand in awe in front of the iconic and famed TREASURY. You’ll see spectacular temples and tombs created out of the rose-colored sandstone, and sip tea in a real BEDOUIN TENT.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 PETRA–KERAK–WADI MUJIB–DEAD SEA
This morning, visit the CRUSADER CASTLE in Kerak, and Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon.” Continue to your hotel at the Dead Sea for your 2-night stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Jordan Valley Marriott (or similar)

Day 13 DEAD SEA. EXCURSION TO MADABA, MOUNT NEBO & BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN
A fascinating day visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH in Madaba, which houses a precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Also explore the MADABA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Today’s major highlight is a visit to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land. Next is Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Return to the Dead Sea.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 DEAD SEA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Amman.
Meals: Breakfast

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