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Insight Vacations Israel and Jordan (Summer 2018) (I965)

13 Days from Tel Aviv to Amman Print
Tour Style: Regional Journey
Europe 2018
Visits: Israel, Jordan

Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, as you journey from birthplace to his Crucifixion site of Jerusalem. The is a journey that brings Biblical stories to life, taking you to some of the world's most sacred Jewish and Islamic sites, accompanied by your knowledgeable Local Expert.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Tel Aviv: See Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market.
  • Acre: See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt.
  • Galilee: View the ancient wooden boat, which is said to date back to when Jesus was alive.
  • Qumran: See the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • Mount Scopus: Marvel at the stunning views over the city of Jerusalem.
  • Scenic Drives: Mediterranean Coast, Sea of Galilee, Jordan Valley, Judean Hills.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Israel: 2018 marks 70 years of the State of Israel.
  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
  • Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Dead Sea: Be sure to take a dip in the famously mineral-rich waters where it's easy to float.
  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a morning boat ride at the very place where Jesus is said to have walked on water.
  • Jerusalem: Be sure to take a dip in the famously mineral-rich waters where it's easy to float.
  • Jerusalem: Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Jerusalem: Accompanied by your Local Expert, walk the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - site of the Crucifixion. You will also visit the Garden of Gethsemene, see the Temple Mount, Room of the Last Supper, the Pool of Bethesda and Ecce Homo Arch.
  • Mount Nebo: Take in the astounding view of Moses' Promised Land, where the ruins are truly a site to behold.
  • Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress and see the Crusader chapel.

Additional five Star Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Complimentary transfers are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Your Journey Begins
Board your overnight flight (Please ask about our great deals).
Day: 2 Welcome to Tel Aviv.
You will be met at Ben Gurion Airport and driven to your hotel in Tel Aviv. At 19:30 meet your travel companions for a Welcome Reception and a short introduction to your trip.
Day: 3 Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv.
(Relaxed Start) Morning sightseeing showcases the highlights of this vibrant city including the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Venture along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa to see the famous clock tower and the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes. At night, enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 4 Caesarea, Acre, Nazareth and Galilee.
Travel from Tel Aviv, along the coastal road to Caesarea. Explore the ancient Roman and Crusader ruins, including the huge amphitheatre. Travel via Haifa to Acre, fought over for centuries and captured in turn by Saracens and Crusaders, including Richard the Lionheart. See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt, before continuing to Nazareth. Visit one of Christianity's most sacred places, the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary. Head on to your hotel in Tiberias, which is located on the Sea of Galilee. The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day: 5 Along the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea.
Visit the ancient wooden boat that dates back to when Jesus was alive, and enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, where Jesus is said to have entered the Synagogue to teach, before heading to the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount. Journey through ever-changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho, to take a dip in the buoyant salt waters of the Dead Sea.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day: 6 Masada and the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies. Pass the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at Qumran. Travel through the Judean Hills to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem. Visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City and follow the winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall, the most sacred monument in Judaism.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 7 Exploring Jerusalem.
Visit Yad Vashem, a memorial for those who perished in the Holocaust. Continue to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book wing which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 8 Optional Bethlehem Experience and Jerusalem.
(Relaxed Start) Enjoy a relaxed morning or alternatively choose to meet your Local Expert at the West Bank border and continue to the Holy city of Bethlehem. The Optional Experience includes visiting the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Christ, and is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam. In the afternoon, all travellers will visit the Garden of Gethsemene and walk through the Old City to see the Temple Mount, one of Islam's holiest sites. Continue along the Via Dolorosa past the Stations of the Cross, Ecce Homo Arch, and the Pool of Bethesda, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. At night, toast your adventures over a hearty Celebration Dinner with wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 9 from Jerusalem to Amman.
Travel through the Judaean Desert to the border of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. With the formalities completed, you are met on the other side to journey through a landscape that has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Once at your Amman hotel, relax and settle in before joining your Jordanian Travel Director for drinks and a Welcome Dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 10 Jerash and on to Petra.
The journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully-preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian’s Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column. Overlook the vast Oval Plaza and Cardo Maximus, the key Roman road. Return to Amman for sightseeing of the huge Roman Amphitheatre and the Citadel Hill. After some free time, continue south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 11 Petra
This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose-red city, half as old as time’. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40-metres-high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day: 12 Petra - Shobak - Mt Nebo - Amman
Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain, standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the towers and Arabic calligraphy on the external walls before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex, and even a set of secret passages! Continue to Mt Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land, stretching from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Later, return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 13 Depart Amman.
Your journey concludes with a transfer to the airport. Alternatively, why not extend your stay with a short drive to the lowest spot on earth? The Jordan Valley Dead Sea Resort & Spa is 400 metres below sea level.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Guaranteed Departure 04/11/2018 $5,050.00
04/25/2018 $5,050.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/09/2018 $5,050.00
05/23/2018 $5,050.00
06/06/2018 $4,975.00
06/20/2018 $5,150.00
07/11/2018 $4,975.00
07/25/2018 $4,975.00
08/08/2018 $5,295.00
08/22/2018 $5,295.00
09/05/2018 $5,725.00
09/19/2018 $5,725.00
10/03/2018 $5,050.00
10/17/2018 $5,050.00
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