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Middle East BIG Tour!

Following a succesfull cooperation with an agent in Jordan and in Egypt (Isn’t great we made peace! 🙂 ), I can also offer a special BIG tour of Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Egypt!

Here is an outline of the itinerary –

Day 1

Landing at Tel-Aviv airport, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!.

Upon arrival we will head to to Jerusalem. If time permits, we will visit the Mount of Olives Viewpoint , as well as the Chapel of the Ascension  and the Garden of Gethsemane .

O/N: Jerusalem

Day 2

Our first day in the “Holy Land” will be devoted to an expoloration of the old city of Jerusalem and its vicinity. We will start with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  , and continue along parts of the “Stations of the Cross” (Via Dolorosa ) in the Christian Quarter 

We then continue to the Jewish Quarter , and Mount Zion  sites, and end at the Western wall  .

O/N: Jerusalem

Day 3

This day is devoted to a sample of the sites in the West Bank. We start with a visit to the Church of Nativity   in Bethlehem , as well as the Shepherds’ Field , and continue to the Herodian fortress at Herodium  .

After lunch we drive down to the city of Jericho , assesing possible finds relating to the conquest of the city bu Joshuah (Joshua 6).

O/N: Jerusalem

Day 4

Today we head to the lowest dry place in the world – the Dead Sea!. We pass by the site where the Famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found (Qumran  ) as well as the oasis of Ein Gedi , and ascend by cable car to the top of famed Masada  .

After a lunch break we go for a unique floating and black mud experience at the Dead Sea .

O/N: Jerusalem

Day 5

Checking out and heading north, we visit the impressive ruins of Roman Metropolis of Caesarea  , the Bahaian Terraced Gardens  in Haifa , and the former capital of the Crusaders at Akko  

O/N: North

Day  6

Combining an appreciation of the northern beauty of Israel and its geo-politics we ascend to the top of Mt. Bental   on the Golan Heights , and view into Syria. 

We could also go for an ATV tour along the Syrian Border , as well as visit one of the local wineries in the region. 

After lunch we visit Gamla , a Jewish stronghold against the Romans, some 2000 years ago.

O/N: North

Day 7

On our last day in the north we could explore Holy Christian sites around the Sea of Galilee, such as Capernaum Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes Mount of Beatitudes , and Magdala , and then drive to Nazareth   to visit the Church of Annunciation  and S. Joseph Church 

In the evening you can have an optional tour of Jaffa  and dine in one of the many restaurants of Tel-Aviv .

O/N: Tel-Aviv

Day 8

A morning transfer to the airport will enable you to fly above Jerusalem and the Dead Sea down to Eilat , where you could have an experience of Scuba Diving at the Red Sea  . In the evening you can also enjoy the night life of the city.

O/N: Eilat

Day 9

Crossing the border in the morning, a representative of “Jordan Inspiration Tours” will be waiting for you, and take you to a short tour of Aqaba , and then head up to Wadi Rum  for a unique off-road tour, and an authentic Bedouin lunch.

O/N: Petra

Day 10

Most of today will be devoted to exploring the great ancient city carved in rock – Petra . It will include a hike along the “Siq” to the “Treasury” and the city, and an optional hike to Ad Deir .

In the Afternoon we will drive alond the Biblical  “Kings highway” to Madaba.

O/N: Madaba

Day 11

A short distance from the hotel we will sample some of Madaba  ancient mosaic floors, and especially the famous “Madaba Map” mosaic.

We will then drive to a view of the “Promised Land” from Mount Nebo , and if time and will permits visit also the Acropolis and the main archaeological musuem at Amman .

O/N: Madaba

Day 12

A morning flight from Amman to Cairo , will get to the capital of Egypt, where a representative of “Egypt Tailor Made Tours” will meet you and take you straight to the The Egyptian Museum , to appreciate its vast display of Pharonic antiquities, and especially the treasures from the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amon.

Later you can continue and drive into some of the local markets of the city, such as “el Moez” Street  and Khan el-Khalili  bazaar.
O/N: Cairo

Day 13

A day devoted to the most iconic attraction in Egypt – It’s Pyramids!. We frist drive to visit the Pyramids of Giza , and later continue to the Pharonic ancient capital of Memphis , to review the remains of its ancient temples, and the stepped pyramid of Saqqara.
O/N: Cairo

Day 14

A day tour to the second biggest city of Egypt – Alexandria .
Upon arrival we will review some of its main archaeological finds, as well as its renewed famous library. 
O/N: Cairo

Day 15

Departure from Cairo Airport. FAIRWELL!