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Nancy Group Tour Plan, April-May 2022

April 26 (TUE)

  • Transfer to the hotel in Tel-Aviv.
  • If arriving by the afternoon explore Nalahat Benjamin Arts and Crafts Fair.
  • Free evening to explore Tel-Aviv’s night life.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv


April 27 (WED)

  • Check out and head north for a few days.
  • First stop at the ruins of ancient Caesarea. Appreciate the wealth of finds of the Roman Metropolis, as well as Caesarea’s new visitors center.
  • Optional hike to Caesarea’s aqueduct.
  • Drive to Nazareth and have a lunch break at Israel’s best Kebab restaurant.
  • Enter the Church of Annunciation and learn about Nazareth in the 1st century.
  • Walk through Nazareth’s old city to its main spring and adjacent Greek-Orthodox church.
  • Continue to Cana and learn where Jesus turned water into wine.

Overnight: Tiberias


April 28 (THUR)

  • Ascend to the top of the Golan Heights. View into Syria from Mount Bental and review the special geo-history of the region.
  • Test your driving skills in an ATV tour.
  • Head to a Druze village for a special lunch experience.
  • Visit the ruins of Capernaum and learn about Jesus and the site.
  • Cross the Galilee for a night in Akko. Enjoy a dinner in a fish restaurant by the sea.

Overnight: Akko


April 29 (FRI)

  • Morning tour of Akko and its rich remains from the time of the Crusaders. Walk through the “Knights Templars” compound, the old city, and the “Templars Tunnel“.
  • Drive to Haifa and enjoy the grand top view of the Bahai Gardens. Combine it with a lunch break in the former “Templars Colony” in Haifa.
  • Head to Jerusalem, and greet it “Shehecheyanu” from the top of Mount of Olives.

Overnight: Jerusalem


April 30 (SAT)

  • Tour of Jerusalem’s old city, including the Via Dolorosa, the Holy sepulchre, the Western Wall and the local markets.
  • Drive to a meeting point where a Palestinian guide will take you for a tour of Bethlehem.

Overnight: Jerusalem


May 1 (SUN)

Overnight: Jerusalem


May 2 (MON)

  • Head towards the Dead Sea, stopping at the Sea Level sign for a quick camel ride.
  • Continue to the Ein-Gedi and embark on a hike along Nahal Arugot.
  • Check in to the hotel and enjoy a swim at the Dead Sea.

Overnight: Dead Sea.


May 3 (TUE)

  • Early wake up and a 20 minutes’ drive to hike up Masada at sunrise.
  • Tour of the site and return to the hotel for breakfast and check-out.
  • Drive 3 hours to cross the border into Jordan near Eilat.
  • Cross the border, meet your Jordanian guide who will take you to Aqaba.
  • Sail on the Red Sea with optional watersports activities.

Overnight: Aqaba


May 4 (WED)

  • Go on an off-road tour in the vast Wadi Rum nature reserve. Combine it with a hike up one of the cliffs to track prehistoric petroglyphs.
  • Enjoy a Bedouin lunch and hospitality experience.
  • Drive to Petra and consider joining the Petra night tour.

Overnight: Petra


May 5 (THUR)

  • Walk through the picturesque gorge (siq) leading into Petra.
  • Enjoy a tea break in front of Petra’s iconic façade of the “treasury“.
  • Continue into the city’s center appreciating its main civic monuments.
  • After a lunch break hike the 1000 steps to the remote and Majestic “A deir” tomb façade and hike back to the hotel.
  • Optional evening activity of a Bedouin feast dinner.

Overnight: Petra


May 6 (FRI)

  • Head north of Petra and visit the well-preserved medieval castle at Shobak.
  • Continue to Wadi el-Hasa and hike in its refreshing water stream.
  • Continue to Madaba, and if time permits visit its archaeological center.

Overnight: Madaba


May 7 (SAT)

  • Visit Saint George church to see the famous 6th century Madaba map.
  • Drive to Mount Nebo and enjoy the vistas of the Promised Land.
  • Visit Mount Nebo’s main church and learn about Its local Christian community in the Byzantine period.
  • Drive to Jerash and after a lunch break tour its amazingly preserved remains from Roman times.

Overnight Madaba


May 8 (SUN)

  • Early transfer to the airport.
  • 10:00 Departure from Amman.

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