This is a Pilgrimage tour of the Holy Land with 6 nights in Jerusalem visiting all the Christian and Biblical shrines in the Holy City: Mount Zion, the Cardo, Via Dolorosa (The Stations of the Cross), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western (Wailing) Wall, Bethlehem**, Church of Nativity, Drive north to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation.
Continue via Cana of Galilee to Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus made his home during the years of his ministry. On to visit the Church of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha. Drive via Tiberias to the baptismal site “Yardenit” on the Jordan River.
** visit is subject to availability
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Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your select category hotel in Jerusalem.
This day tour visits some of the holiest and most fascinating sites in both the Old City of Jerusalem and in Bethlehem. The tour includes the major Christian holy sites in both cities, as well as important historical sites for other religions.
Operates Daily Drive via the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea area. Visit Massada, the fortress of King Herod and the last stronghold of the Zealots. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth) to Ein Gedi Spa to enjoy its therapeutic qualities as the rich mineral hot springs, the therapeutic mud and to enjoy the unique experience of floating on the rich mineral water of the Dead Sea.
Drive north to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation. Continue via Cana of Galilee to Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus made his home during the years of his ministry. On to visit the Church of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha. Drive via Tiberias to the baptismal site “Yardenit” on the Jordan River.
Day 1: Visit Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation. On to Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and to Tabghawhere the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes took place. Continue to Safed (Tzfat), its old city and artist’s quarter. On through the Hula Valley for an overnight stay in a kibbutz guesthouse
Day 2: Visit the Banias Nature Reserve (also known as Caesarea Philippi) with its natural beauty and rich history. From there continue to Qatzrin, the capital of Golan. En route we’ll stop for a view overlooking Quneitra. Arrive at “Yardenit”, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. On to Beit Shean to visit the Byzantine and Roman pagan city.
Caesarea Haifa Acre Rosh Hanikra – Standard $125PP
Operates Sunday, Tuesday and Friday Drive via the coastal highway to Caesarea to visit the impressive Roman & Crusader ruins. Continue to Acre to see the Crusader Halls. Walk through the old city to see the Oriental Market and the port. On to Rosh Hanikra at the Lebanese border to descend by cable car to the grottos. Continue to Haifa and Mount Carmel to enjoy a panoramic view of the Bahai Gardens and the Haifa port.
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight or continue with an extension to Jordan. (B)
OPTIONAL ROYAL JORDAN EXTENSION:(5-Days)
DAY 07 (Wednesday)
Transfer from the Allenby bridge to Amman. Transfer to your hotel in the Jordanian Capital.
After breakfast depart Amman to Petra via the Kings’ Road. En route, visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of Saint George’s Church. Madaba, or Medeba in antiquity, features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. After Madaba, a short drive will bring us to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church. After visiting this site, we continue on via the scenic canyons of Wadi Mujib (Arnon’s Valley in the Bible) to the Crusader castle at Kerak. This 12th Century hill top fortress features galleries, towers, and chapels and ramparts that recall the gallantry of the Crusaders themselves. Then proceed to Petra and check in at your hotel. (B)
After breakfast, depart on a full day tour of Petra. Once the ancient Nabatean capital, this city has a lot to tell. The visit starts at the visitors center, where we are assigned a Bedouin guided horse for the journey to the entrance of the lost city. After passing some tombs that are located outside the city, we will pass through the Siq an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. It is a winding, one-kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead. Near the end of the passage, the Siq, we will make one last turn and out of the gloom into a towering brightness, where Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh – “The Treasury”, stands. This most elegant remains of antiquity is carved out of solid rock from the side of the mountain. It is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide. Beyond el Khazneh we are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theater, large and small houses, burial chambers and much more. The Victorian traveler and poet, Dean Burgon, gave Petra a description which holds to this day – “Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.” (B)
Visit the Wadi Rum Desert (a short ride in 4×4 vehicle) and its awesome moon like landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot. Time permitting we may have a short visit to Aqaba. Return to Amman on the Desert Highway. Overnight in Amman. (B)
Morning bid farewell to this ancient city as you are escorted to Amman Airport in time for your return flight home. B
NOTE: Jordan Jordanian visa REQUIRED PRIOR arrival.
- 6 Nights select hotel in Jerusalem
- Breakfast daily
- Airport assistance upon arrival
- Private transfers BG Airport – Jerusalem & Jerusalem – BG Airport. Round trip transfers from the BG Airport. (Package includes transfers provided arrival and departure is based on El Al. ) It is required to purchase private airport transfers if any other air carrier is used other than El Al. $25 pp each way.
- 1 Full Day Tour to Nazareth based on organized motor coach guided excursions.
- 1 Full Day Tour to Jerusalem & Bethlehem based on organized motor coach guided excursions.
- SLT guaranteed tour performance warranty
OPTIONAL PETRA EXTENSION FEATURES::
- 2 nights’ hotel in Amman
- 2 nights’ hotel in Petra
- Breakfast Daily
- Guided tours in Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Kerak, Petra and Wadi Rum; including entrance fees
- Luggage handling and service charges
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Lunches and dinners throughout the entire tour
- Tips to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff
- Border crossing taxes
MINIMUM TWO TO OPERATE
- Subject to hotel availability:
- Rosh Hashana
- Easter / Passover
NOTICE: Copy of passport must be provided at time of reservations to avoid 17% VAT TAX on arrival Israel
Pick-up from Jerusalem Hotels at 08.50 -09.30 for 1st tour & 06:00AM for second tour
Entrance fees are included; lunches are not included.
Changes in the program are possible due to Holidays or force major.
The tours are not operated during Jewish Holidays: Passover, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
For the tours to Jerusalem, and Nazareth, modest attire is required for visiting holy places of any religion (women with head & shoulder covering; for both men and women – no shorts).
For the optional tours to Massada and the Dead Sea head covering, sun protection lotion, bathing suit and towel are recommended.
For all tours, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.
All tours are conducted by government licensed guides and in luxury air-conditioned vehicles and buses.
Daily tours are conducted in English (second language upon request).
Valuable belongings should never be left unattended in the vehicle.
|Tourist Class||First Class Option 1||First Class Superior|
|Prima Park Hotel||Grand Court||Dan Panorama Hotel|
Hotels used on Jordan Extension
|Amman||Value: Toledo Hotel Or Similar||Luxury Class: Le Meridien Or Similar|
|Petra||Petra Palace Or Similar||Beit Zaman Or Similar|