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Private Tour to Israel and Jordan – 12 Days Package

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Caesarea

Tour of Israel and JordanWelcome to Israel!. Pending on time of arrival, we could visit the ruins of the ancient metropolis Caesarea on our way up north, especially appreciating the Caesarea aqueduct, Caesarea Port, Paul’s Prison in Caesarea (?)Herods Palace in Caesarea, Caesarea Theatre, and more. Driving through the Jezreel Valley and the Galilee, we could also visit the Biblical site of Megiddo and learn on its identification with Apocalypic Armageddon.

Overnight: North

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Day 2 – Golan Heights

Tour to the Golan HeightsCrossing the Jordan River, today we ascend to the top of the Golan Heights. At Mt. Bental we view into Syria and review the conflict between Israel and Syria, as well as the ongoing civilian war in Syria. Next we join a local ATV tour by the border, possibly climb on some tanks at the 7th Brigade Tank Monument, and after lunch we visit “Golan Magic” Visitors Center.

We end with a visit and an optional hike to Gamla, “The Masada of the North”, where the Jews were also defeted by the Imperial Roman forces some 2000 years ago. Pending on time and will we can also visit a local winery, or a Chocolate worskshop (De Karina Chocolatiere).

Overnight: North

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Day 3 – Galilee

Christian tour to the GalileeThis day is devoted to sites in the Galilee and around the Sea of Galilee. We start with a visit to Capernaum, “Hometown of Jesus” according to the New Testament. Today Capernaum is an impressive archaeolical site that bears, among others, the biggest synagogue ever found in Israel.

Nearby we visit Magdala, a site that also combines significant Jewish and Christian history, and next we head up to Nazareth, where we have a nice local lunch, and then review the finds at Roman era Sepphoris. On the way back, if time permits, we could also visit Cana.

Overnight: North

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Day 4 – Akko and Caesarea

haifa bahai gardensHeading west we devote the morning to the significant mediavel city of Akko. Former Capital of the Crusaders, Akko presents an impressive complex of the Hospitallers (the “Knights Halls”) as well as an authentic local Arab Market.

From Akko we could have a Boat ride around its walls, or sail to Haifa, where we can appreciate the Bahai Gardens in Haifa. If time and will permits, we could also visit Atlit Detainee Camp, and\or view Atlit Crusaders Fortress.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

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Day 5 – Tel-Aviv

Tour to Jaffa A full day devoted to the modern history of Israel as reflected in Jaffa and Tel-Aviv will start with a stroll along old Jaffa, and its nearby Flea Market. Next we will head to Rothschild Boulevard.

At Shalom Meir Tower Visitors Center we will review the early history  Tel-Aviv, and  nearby we will visit the Independence hall , where the state of Israel was declared (!).

We will end with a drive to Rabin Assassination site, and asses the current geo-politics of Israel and its surroundings.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

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Day 6 – “Samson Land”

Heading out of Tel-Aviv we could appreciate some quite a few sites on our way to Jerusalem: the Palmach Museum, the Secret Bullet Factory (“Machon Ayalon”), a drive along the “Burma Road”Battle site of David and GoliathBeth Shemesh, or crawl in Bar Kokhba caves.

After a lunch break we could visit the prolific David Gerstein Studio, and/or visit one the many local wineries in the region. 

Upon reaching Jerusalem we will drive along the “Capitol hill” and see the Parlaiment building (Knesset), and the Supreme Court Building, before checking in to your hotel.

Overnight: Jerusalem

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Day 7 – Jerusalem

donkey in JerusalemOur full day tour of the holiest city in the world will begin with an introduction from Mount of Olives Viewpoint , and possibly have also a quick visit to Garden of Gethsemane.

If you have an interest to visit and contribute to the City of David archaeological project (The Ir David organization), we will have a special VIP tour of the site, and continue into the Old City where we will visit the Western wall, and possibly have a private tour of the Western Wall tunnelsAfter a lunch break we continue into the Christian Quarter and walk along parts of the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Overnight: Jerusalem

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Day 8 – Dead Sea

Private tour to the Dead Sea Heading to the lowest dry place in the world, after we might wand to make a stop at the Sea level sign for a Camel Ride. Next we will pass by Jericho and the Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud) and view the caves where the famousDead Sea Scrolls were found (Qumran).

Next we will pass by the oassis of Ein Gedi, and possibly spot some local Ibex. The main focus will be on the mgnificant site of Masada, famed for its dramatic and trajic history. After appreciating the site we head to the for a lunch and a swim at the Dead Sea, and then head to Eilat (2.5 hours drive), passing by Lot’s Wife Pillar on the way. If time and will permits we could stop Hazeva or Vidor Center.

Overnight: Eilat

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Day 9 – Eilat

Tour to JordanThe Morning can be used for an experience of Scuba Diving at the Red Sea. Eventually we cross into Jordan, visit Aqaba, and to Wadi Rum for a Bedouin traditional Lunch experience, followed by a Jeep Tour, or an ATV tour in Wadi Rum.

Upon reaching Wadi Musa, we check in, have dinner, and later participate in the Petra Night Tour.

Overnight: Petra

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Day 10 – Petra

The morning will be devoted to a full tour of Petra, including a hike to the “Monastery” (Ad Deir).

Later we drive to visit Little Petra, and the Crusaders fortress of ShobakLot’s Cave, or Bab Edh-Dhra / Sodom and Gomorrah?. 

In the evening we reach Ma’in Hot Springs, where we can go for a night dip in a waterfall from a natural thermal spring (!)

Overnight: Ma’in Hot Springs

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Day 11 – Madaba

The morning will be devoted to exploring some of the fantastic mosaics found in Madaba and especially the famous Madaba Map. Later we continue to Mount Nebo, and view the “Promised Land” from the presumed place where Moses died and was buried. 

We end the day with visiting the site where John the Baptist was beheaded – Machaerus

Overnight: Madaba

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Day 12 – Jerash

On our last day of the tour we will drive by Amman and have a indepth review of ancient Gerasa, one of the best preserved cities from Greco-Roman Times.

We end heading to Amman intl. airpot for departure. 

Farewell!


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