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Gems of Biblical Israel & Ancient Jordan

Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews
Private tour to Israel, Jordan

Explore the enchanting gems of the Middle East with a fully-customizable tour of Israel and Jordan. Discover the secrets of the well-preserved ancient landmarks with professional local guides, experience the architectural wonders of Petra, and other unique must-sees of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the capital of Jordan, Amman, and Roman Jerash.

Gems of Biblical Israel & Ancient Jordan

10 days4 cities
IsraelJordan2 countries
Private tour to Israel, Jordan
From
$3,631
Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews

Explore the enchanting gems of the Middle East with a fully-customizable tour of Israel and Jordan. Discover the secrets of the well-preserved ancient landmarks with professional local guides, experience the architectural wonders of Petra, and other unique must-sees of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the capital of Jordan, Amman, and Roman Jerash.

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Day-By-Day

Jerusalem

first destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Jerusalem
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to your hotel in Jerusalem for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

No meals included.

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Day 2
City Tour of New Jerusalem
City tour
City tour
Tasting
Tasting

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide and start a 4-hour walking tour to discover the top sights of the New City of Jerusalem called Nachalaot which is translated as "inheritances".

Here you get to know the cluster of neighborhoods in the center of the city. You take a great chance to feel like a local and continue to the atmospheric Machaneh Yehudah Market which is the true heart of Jerusalem.

While discovering the market, you get acquainted with local culinary traditions and taste delicious olives, make a stop in the bakery of Hotchpuria, try legumes, casserole, pastries, halva, and organic tahini.

Following the tour, you may continue the exploration of the city on your own or return to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Jerusalem and Bethlehem tour
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast at the hotel, you join a small group day tour devoted to the exploration of the city and a tour to Bethlehem. Today, you see unmissable sites, starting with the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city.

Then you proceed to Mount Zion, located on the southern end of the old city, see the traditional sites of the Last Supper and visit King David's Tomb.

In the Old City, you start a walking tour of Jewish, Christian and Armenian Quarters. You walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A must-see highlight of Jerusalem tour is a The Western Wall, one of the holiest Jewish sites.

Today you also visit Bethlehem - the biblical birthplace of Jesus and a major Christian pilgrimage destination. At the Palestinian border, your change transportation and the local guide takes you to Bethlehem. There you visit the Church of Nativity, built over the cave venerated as Christ's birthplace in AD 339. After you drive through the city and get back to the Israel border to meet with your Jerusalem guide and driver.

Following the tour, you return to the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Please note: make sure to have your passport with you for the Bethlehem tour. Group size is up to 20 people. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Tour to Nazareth and Galilee
Day tour
Day tour

Early in the morning you join an exciting 12-hour day trip to the incredible Christian site - the city of Nazareth, and the northern Israeli region called Galilee.

The first stop on your route is Nazareth where you visit the Catholic Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Then you drive by towns Cana and Tiberius, located on the shore of Galilee Sea, and arrive in Capernaum, also known as "the town of Jesus".

Once abandoned and forgotten, this site was excavated in the 1900's and today you may visit the Jewish Synagogue. Then you continue to the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves located at the foot of the Golan Heights and reach Yardenit, the famous Baptismal site where Jordan river flows out of the Sea of Galilee.

After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel in Jerusalem.

  • Please note: Group size is up to 20 people. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Jerusalem

Jerusalem is the "cradle of the three religions" and a holy destination for Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Being a mecca for pilgrims from all over the world, Jerusalem boasts a centuries-old history and outstanding cultural heritage.

car
Jerusalem
Tel Aviv
1 hr

One of our trusted drivers takes you on an amazing journey along some of the most picturesque parts of Israel. On the way to scenic Tel Aviv, you’ll pass several small lakes and scenic valleys.

 

 

Tel Aviv

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 5
Departure to Tel Aviv and Tour of Jaffa
City tour
City tour

After breakfast at the hotel and check out you meet your private driver who takes you to Tel Aviv and upon arrival, you start your private 4-hour walking* tour to the old town Jaffa, one of the ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin.

Jaffa city is associated with Jonah, Solomon and Saint Peter as well as the mythological story of Andromeda and Perseus. Together with your guide, you stroll along the alleys of Old Jaffa, see the sculpture of "floating orange", pass by the House of Simon the Tanner and the 19th-century St Michael Greek-Orthodox Church.

Afterward, you arrive at the main Plaza of Jaffa and visit the Franciscan St. Peter’s Church, built on the remains of a Crusader Fortress. Then you continue to the flea market full of boutiques, laid-back cafes, pop-up bars and colorful street stalls selling vintage clothes, objects, and furniture.

After the tour, you may continue the exploration of Jaffa or return to the hotel.

  • Please note: 2-way public transportation tickets are included in the tour. The flea market is not working on Saturday.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Tel Aviv

Vibrant Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel, boasting a unique rhythm that mesmerizes all travelers, staying at this outstanding Mediterranean hub. It seems like this metropolis never sleeps, so Tel Aviv can, for sure, have the title of the heart of Israeli cultural life and entertainment.

plane
Tel Aviv
Amman
2 hrs 40 min

Without a doubt, the fastest way to travel from the scenic city of Tel Aviv to the breathtaking capital of Jordan is a comfortable plane ride. Your personal drivers will take you to the airport and meet you upon arrival.

Amman

third destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 6
Departure to Amman
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

After breakfast and check-out, you are met by your private driver in the hotel lobby and transferred to the airport for a short flight to Amman - the capital city of Jordan.

Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to your hotel in Amman for the check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
City Tour of Amman and Jerash
City tour
City tour

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide and driver at your hotel lobby and set off on a 5-hour Amman and Jerash tour to discover the Modern Amman and the ancient part of Jordan's capital, as well as the most well-preserved city of the Roman Empire.

You start from the famous archeological site of the Citadel, located on the highest hill in the center of Amman. You also explore the 2nd century Roman Theatre, the Old Market as well as the majestic King Abdullah I Mosque, capped by a breathtaking blue mosaic dome.

Afterward, you head to Jerash, which has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. Here you discover the history and the remains of the ancient city, nestled in a green and well-watered valley in the biblical land of Gilead.

After the tour, you are taken to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Amman

Visiting the capital of Jordan is a must while in the country, as Amman is full of magnificent monuments of historical heritage, picturesque landscapes and a bustling cultural scene like no other.

car
Amman
Swemeh
50 min

A car ride is among the most comfortable ways to take in the best that Jordan has to offer. Enjoy the spectacular views of Jordan’s countryside as one of our trusted drivers takes you to the beautiful city of Swemeh, set right by the Dead Sea.

 

Swemeh

fourth destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in Dead Sea resort
Day 8
Tour of Madaba and Mount Nebo
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast and check-out, meet your guide-driver and start your journey to the Dead Sea.

On the route, you enjoy a guided tour in Madaba, renowned for the unique Byzantine-era mosaics. There you witness the beauty of Church of the Virgin Mary, dated to the year 767 AD, as well as the astonishing artifacts from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras.

Then you proceed to the biblical hill of Mount Nebo, believed to be the tomb of Moses. Moreover, the hill provides just spectacular views across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. After the tour, you are taken to your resort hotel on the Dead Sea shore.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Day Trip to Petra
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your English speaking driver and travel to the south of Jordan to discover one of the country's most valuable treasures - the rose-red city of Petra.

Your driver takes you from the hotel to Petra where you meet a local guide. In about 3-hours you explore the main attractions of this unique city, passing the Siq, a narrow gorge where you get the first close views of the colorful sandstone, ending at the beautiful Treasury, one of the most outstanding temples in Petra. You walk along the Street of Facades, lined with the impressive Royal Tombs, set high on the mountainside; the Theatre and the remarkable Temple of Qasr Al Bint (or the Castle of the Pharaoh's Daughter), built in around 30 BCE.

After the tour, you are taken back to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast and check-out, you are met by your private driver in the hotel lobby and transferred to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you are leaving with the ultimate experience and bright memories and wish you a safe flight.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Swemeh

Situated by the Dead Sea and surrounded by breathtaking nature it provides numerous hiking and walking trails, Sweimeh should be the next destination on your Jordan tour.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star or 5-star hotels in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Amman and Swemeh (a Dead Sea resort);
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours in small group tours up to 20 people;
  • Private walking tour of Jaffa and Jerusalem;
  • Economy class flight tickets Tel Aviv - Amman;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip;
  • Full visa services for 1-entry Jordan visa for US, Australia and New Zealand citizens.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Exploring beautiful Jaffa;
  • Complete insight of multisided Jerusalem;
  • Day trip to the holy destinations of Nazareth and Galilee;
  • Enjoying the highlights of Jordan's capital, Amman;
  • Touring the city of mosaics, Madaba, and stay at a Dead Sea resort;
  • Trip to the gem of Jordan, the unique city of Petra.

What To Know

  • The local currency of Israel are shekels, in Jordan Jordanian dinars are used. Although credit and debit cards are widely accepted, it is best to have cash on you for small purchases.
  • Israeli weather, as well as that of Jordan, tends to be hot practically all year round, so make sure to pack suitable clothing and sunblock.
  • Many attractions in Israel are religious, therefore, it is necessary to be dressed suitably when exploring such sights as to not be disrespectful.
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