|11 Days 10 Nights Heritage of the Holy Land & Jordan Tour (AGT04) Min 2person
Tour Code: AGT04
Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
2 Ways airport transfer
10 nights accommodation in a comfortable three-star hotel,twin room with private facilities.
Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary - expertly planned to maximise your time and to visit iconic and must-see sites in each city
Daily continental breakfast (for all other meals, we offer assistance with reservations and directions to local restaurants/cafes)
Daily transportation on luxury coaches.
Entrance fees to places of interest while touring as per itinerary.
Professional coach driver.
Day1 Thursday - Tel Aviv
The beginning of your journey in the Holy Land. Upon
arrival you will meet our representative and be
transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day2 Friday - Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias
CTO's tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. We drive for a short visit
of the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in
picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of
Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. We drive
north along the coast to the
archaeological ruins of Caesarea,
built by Herod the Great in honor of
Augustus Caesar. The Great in honor
of Augustus Caesar. From there we
go on to visit Megiddo where the
book of Revelations 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).
After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee. Arrive at Tiberius and check in
to your hotel.
Day3 Saturday - Sea of Galilee
Start the day from historic Tiberius, where Jesus
lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the
Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be
Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. On to
Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, the site of Christ’s
miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the Church of
Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a
basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to
the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea,
where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12
apostles. We ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon,
the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley. Return to
Tiberias for another lovely night in town.
Day4 Sunday - Nazareth / Jordan River / Beit Shean / Jerusalem
This morning we travel 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. You will also see
Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Proceed to nearby
Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus
performed his first miracle, turning water into wine.
Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its
recently excavated amphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City
which was destroyed in an earthquake. Continue to Jerusalem, to check-in at the hotel of your
Day5 Monday - Masada & Dead Sea
Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea we continue
to Masada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the
Judean Desert. The site was declared as 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. Enjoy
the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead
Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you will see 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. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty,
mineral rich, water. Return to Jerusalem for an overnight.
Day6 Tuesday – Jerusalem
Start the day at Mt. Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem. The holy city for
each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Jerusalem occupies a
unique place in the world. Your tour includes 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. In the Old
City you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.
Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre,
housing both the traditional site of 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. Return to hotel.
Day7 Wednesday – Jerusalem
Today's tour includes Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust,
established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the
south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian
traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born. Visit the Israel
Museum with 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 campus of Hebrew University. Visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the
Nativity. Back to your hotel for overnight.
DAy8 Thursday - Jerusalem – Amman
Drive from Jerusalem to the Sheikh Hussein border
crossing for procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to
Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45km
north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad.
Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded
streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple
etc. Drive to Amman for a city tour of the Jordanian
capital. Overnight in Amman.
Day9 Friday - Amman - Madaba - Mt Nebo - Shobak – Petra
After breakfast drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land
and ruins of historical sites. Continue about 10km, to Mount Nebo, from where
Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley,
Jericho and the Dead Sea etc. Visit the remains of the Byzantine church with a
mosaic floor. Proceed via the crusaders' castle - Shobak, to Wadi Musa, the
modern village of Petra for overnight.
Day10 Saturday - Petra – Amman
After breakfast, leave the hotel and ride on horseback to the
"Siq" (Canyon). From there on foot to Petra known as "Sela
Edom" or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from
3rd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. Visit the most interesting
carved monuments such as the Treasury (El Khazneh - a tomb of
a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar etc.
From this point you can view the whole of the rock city. After the
visit leave Petra and drive back to Amman.
Day11 Sunday - Amman - Sheikh Hussein – Jerusalem/Tel Aviv
After breakfast, leave the hotel and drive to the border. Cross the Jordan River and drive back to
Ben Gurion Airport, Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
1. The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis - subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
2. The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.
3. Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only basis.