Israel & Jordan Highlights

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Israel & Jordan Highlights

This tour features the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Beginning in Jerusalem, take a comprehensive tour of the city then travel to the Galilee region. En route, tour the ruins of Beit Shean, an ancient city settled at least 5,000 years ago. Explore surrounding historical and biblical sites then travel south towards Jordan and relax on a quiet beach along the Dead Sea. Take a tour of Jerash in Jordan, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. 

Continue to Petra, the ancient capital city of the Nabataeans, dating to around 300 B.C. Then take 4x4 drive into Jordan's southern desert to explore the spectacular Wadi Rum. Continue to Amman, the modern capital of Jordan. If desired, visit Mt Nebo with its Memorial Church of Moses containing exquisite ancient mosaics, and boasting gorgeous panoramic views of the Jordan River, Dead Sea and beyond.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 12 DAY JORDAN DANA RESERVE TOUR…
And, explore Tel Aviv’s UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture.
 

What We Love
  • Visit Jerusalem where the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take an excursion to the Dead Sea and relax in the salt- and mineral-laden waters.
  • In Tel Aviv, enjoy world-class nightlife and food you can only dream about.
  • Visit Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the Middle East.
  • Visit Petra, the world's most famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour and designed for maximum outdoor experience.
  • Exclusive tour; guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.

 
Israel & Jordan Highlights Israel, Jordan

Israel & Jordan Highlights

Jerusalem, Galilee, Dead Sea, Petra, Amman, Tel Aviv
(12 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Jerusalem, Israel Upon arrival, enjoy VIP airport assistance before being transferred to Jerusalem, where your expert private guide will bring the city and its incredible, multi-layered history to life. One of the world's most historic cities—the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Jerusalem is a fascinating mix of cultures and religions. Visit different neighborhoods according to your interests, such as the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter and Armenian Quarter.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice.

Day 2 – City Highlights Tour
Jerusalem See highlights such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, ancient synagogues, bazaars, and atmospheric narrow streets lined with galleries and private homes. Visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum. See the Mount of Olives and walk upon the old city ramparts.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – Culinary & Culture Tour
Jerusalem Also tour the Mahane Yehuda Market, which is a great place to sample local culinary specialties such as burekas (flaky filled pastries), chocolate rugelach and halvah while shopping for pantry staples such as tahini, za'atar, dried fruits and nuts. During leisure time, enjoy your hotel's extensive resort facilities and beautiful, park-like grounds.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Beit Shean Tour
Galilee (Rosh Pina) Spend the next two nights in the Galilee region at a luxury spa resort in Rosh Pina. En route, tour the ruins of Beit Shean, an ancient city settled at least 5,000 years ago and later converted into a Hellenistic city. Enjoy private touring around the Sea of Galilee (also known as Lake Tiberias and Lake Kinneret), an area renowned for its beautiful landscapes and proximity to important historical and biblical sites.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 5 – Golan Heights Tour
Galilee Today browse art galleries in Rosh Pina, sample wines at local vineyards and visit a kibbutz. Another day, tour the mystical town of Safed (Tzfat), one of the four holy cities of the Talmud and the birthplace of Kabbalah, or the ancient port of Acre (Akko), a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with interesting ruins, as well as highly regarded hummus and seafood restaurants. Alternatively, enjoy active pursuits such as a four-wheel drive excursion in the Golan Heights, a fertile region of springs, waterfalls and Crusader ruins.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 6 – Dead Sea Resort
Dead Sea, Jordan Cross the border into Jordan for two days at the most luxurious resort on the Dead Sea. VIP services will be arranged for your border crossing. En route, tour Jerash in Jordan, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – At Leisure
Dead Sea During a day at leisure, enjoy the resort's lavish facilities, including a spa and a private beach where you can relax with a float in the salt- and mineral-laden water, famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities. Advance reservations for spa treatments can also be arranged.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 8 – Petra Tour
Petra Continue to Petra for the next two nights. The Nabataeans created this ancient city between the 3rd century BC and the 1st century AD, sculpting monuments and tombs into the surrounding mountainside—the most spectacular of which is the pink-hued Treasury.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 9 – Desert Tour
Petra Enjoy a private four-wheel drive excursion into Jordan's southern desert to explore the spectacular natural environment of Wadi Rum. Perhaps most famously known as the setting of Lawrence of Arabia, this vast area is dotted with red sand dunes, canyons, natural springs, Bedouin tents, strangely shaped mountains and naturally formed rock bridges.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 10 – Historical Sites
Amman Continue to Amman, the modern capital of Jordan. If desired, enjoy private touring en route of Mt. Nebo—with its Memorial Church of Moses containing exquisite ancient mosaics, and boasting gorgeous panoramic views of the Jordan River, Dead Sea and beyond—and the famed Mosaic Map housed in a church in Madaba. Upon arrival, enjoy flexible introductory touring and see ancient Roman ruins, the impressive 8th-century Umayyad Palace complex, lively souks and shopping streets, or various contemporary art galleries. Also stop to taste local culinary specialties such as falafel, baba ghanoush, labneh (strained yogurt) and stuffed grape leaves.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 11 – Transfer
Tel Aviv, Israel Next, fly to Tel Aviv, a vibrant city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. During private touring, experience the best of Israel's largest city: the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture, Old Jaffa, the Carmel Market, and museums such as the Eretz Israel Museum and the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora. If desired, we can also arrange a tour of the fascinating Ayalon Institute, a kibbutz that hid a secret underground ammunition factory. Additional options in Tel Aviv include specialized shopping, visiting the Design Museum Holon, strolling the port district or fashionable HaTachana, spending time on the beach, and enjoying the city's excellent restaurants.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 12 – Depart
Tel Aviv Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight.
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to Go Apr-May: In April, the rainy season is ending, the temperature is in the 70s, and the pools and beaches are open to the public. Easter and Passover are quite an experience for pilgrims and Israelis have a two-week long vacation. May brings perfect weather, no crowds and beautiful scenery.

June - August: This can be a busy time as American families arrive during their school break. But Tel Aviv nightlife picks up even more steam than usual in summer, since the universities have let out.

Sept-Oct: The weather starts to cool and the crowds disappear. A good time to travel but avoid arriving on the eve of Yom Kippur, as the whole country grinds to a halt and the week-long holiday of Sukkot when Israelis go on vacation.

Nov- Jan: There is beautiful weather and no crowds, but the summer brings dusty skies and beige slumber. December and January can be cool and wet, but great for the authentic Christmas experience.

Feb-Mar: February is a perfect time for trekking. The hills of Judea, Galilee, and the Golan Heights are covered with wildflowers and grass, and the weather is cool. The Jewish holiday of Purim has become a major week-long celebration in March. A cross between Halloween and Mardi Gras, there are day and night festivals and street parties in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. There may be some rain.

Getting There Israel’s main international airport Ben-Gurion (TLV) is approximately 20 minutes by train or taxi from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes by taxi from Jerusalem. The other international airport is Eilat, at the southern tip of Israel, but it is mainly used for direct charter package flights from Europe and flights from inside the country.

Visa British nationals do not need a visa to enter Israel as a tourist. On entry, visitors are granted leave to enter for a period of up to 3 months. In the past the Israeli immigration authorities stamped passports and on request agreed to stamp landing cards instead. Since January 2013 a pilot scheme has been introduced whereby visitors are given an entry card instead of an entry stamp on arrival. You should keep this card with your passport until you leave. This is evidence of your legal entry into Israel and may be required, particularly at any crossing points into the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

For more information, contact the nearest Israeli Embassy.