Israel & Jordan

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Your Package Includes

  • 12 Days 10 Nights
  • Code: PIJ
  • From: $2800

Wonder at some of the world’s oldest sights on this 12-day odyssey through Israel and Jordan. Your escorted vacation reveals the Roman and Crusader ruins of Israel’s Mediterranean shores before taking you to the venerated religious sites of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Galilee. Next, it’s on to mountaintop Masada and the salt-rich Dead Sea before you cross into Jordan to marvel at ancient Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash and other timeless treasures.

Itinerary at a glance

DAY 1
USA - Tel Aviv, Israel
DAY 2
Tel Aviv
DAY 3
Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Caesarea - Haifa
DAY 4
Haifa - Sea of Galilee - Capernaum - Tabgha - Nazareth - Jerusalem
DAY 5
Jerusalem
DAY 6
Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem
DAY 7
Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Eilat
DAY 8
Eilat - Wadi Rum, Jordan - Petra
DAY 9
Petra
DAY 10
Petra - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Amman
DAY 11
Amman - Jerash - Amman
DAY 12
Amman - USA
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Tel aviv (1nt) - Jaffa - Caesarea - Haifa (1nt) - Jerusalem (3 nts) - Mt. of olives - Bethlehem - Masada - Dead sea - Eilat (1nt) - Wadi rum - Petra (2 nts) - Madaba - Mt. nebo - Amman (2 nts)
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TRIP TIMELINE

DAY 1

USA - Tel Aviv, Israel

Board your US flight bound for Israel. Your flight may include international stopovers.

DAY 2

Tel Aviv

Land at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport and meet your representative. Then, enjoy a convenient transfer to Tel Aviv, sometimes known as the ‘White City’ for its abundance of white-painted Bauhaus-style architecture. After checking in at your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to get a flavor of Israel's second biggest city.

Accommodation:

★★★★ Dan Panorama Tel Aviv or Similar

DAY 3

Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Caesarea - Haifa

After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. View Tel Aviv's highlights and see the restored ancient port of Jaffa as your guide charts its long list of imperial rulers, from the Romans to the British. Next, trace the coastal road to Caesarea, a powerful city in Roman and Crusader times. Explore the ruins, including the amphitheater and other Mediterranean-side relics, and delve into the remnants of the 900-year-old Crusader city. Next, continue to Haifa, whose history extends to the biblical era, and visit the Bahai Gardens, a magnificent terraced garden circling the gold-domed Shrine of the Bab, the world center of the Bahai faith. Conclude the day with a visit to the German Colony, the first colony established by German Templers in the Holy Land.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★ Dan Panorama Haifa or Similar

DAY 4

Haifa - Sea of Galilee - Capernaum - Tabgha - Nazareth - Jerusalem

Make the scenic journey to the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is believed to have had his ministry and walked on water. Stroll the lakeside remnants of Capernaum to see ruins of what's reputed to be the home of St. Peter, and visit Tabgha, where it's held that Jesus performed the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. See the church built on the miracle spot before visiting the Church of the Beatitudes, where it's believed he delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Following lunch in Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on a replica of a Galilean fishing boat from Jesus' time, and continue to Nazareth to view the contemporary Church of the Annunciation. Finally, drive to Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest settlements, for a 3-night stay.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Dan Jerusalem Hotel or Similar

DAY 5

Jerusalem

Old Jerusalem awaits today, with a morning tour of its world-famous sights—many venerated across the faiths. Admire the sweeping vistas over the city's rooftops from the Mount of Olives before heading to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room, the believed site of Jesus' Last Supper, and the Tomb of King David. Next, delve deep into Old Jerusalem, entering via the Zion Gate and seeing the Roman Cardo and other fascinating sites. After lunch, see the Western Wall, known as the ‘Wailing Wall’—held holy by the Jewish people—and walk part of the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus is said to have carried his cross. Lastly, visit Calvary and its Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the believed site of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★ Dan Jerusalem Hotel or Similar

DAY 6

Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem

Today begins in Bethlehem, the reputed birth town of Jesus, with time at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally held to mark his birthplace. Continue to the Milk Grotto, Shepherd’s Field and other sites and then return to Jerusalem to visit Yad Vashem, the Jewish National Memorial to the six million Jewish people killed in the Holocaust. Visit the Holocaust History Museum, Children's Memorial and a memorial service, and afterward, explore the Israel Museum, where you'll see its incredible 50:1 scale model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple era.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Dan Jerusalem Hotel or Similar

DAY 7

Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Eilat

Bid farewell to Jerusalem and cross the Judean Desert to Masada, site of a majestic rock-top fortress built by King Herod in 35 BC. Ride the cable car to the ruin-strewn plateau and inspect the relics as your guide tells of the Jewish zealots who fought to the death or committed suicide here in 66 AD rather than surrender to the Romans—an event hugely symbolic to the Jewish people. Next, continue to the Dead Sea and enjoy time to float in its salt-rich waters before traveling to Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Dan Panorama Eilat or Similar

DAY 8

Eilat - Wadi Rum, Jordan - Petra

A day of incredible natural scenery begins as you cross the Arava border into Jordan for Wadi Rum, a UNESCO-listed wilderness of desert peaks, valleys and dunes immortalized in the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ Take an exciting 4-wheel guided drive through the red-hued mountains and gorges, stopping at hidden oases, natural springs, and an ancient Nabataean temple. Afterward, continue to Petra for a 2-night stay.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Old Village Resort or Similar

DAY 9

Petra

After breakfast, explore UNESCO-protected Petra, the rose-red city carved into a gorge by the Nabataeans 2,500 years ago. Start your guided tour on foot or horseback before entering Petra via the Siq, a narrow rock fissure that suddenly opens onto your first glimpse of the glorious Treasury. After admiring its timeless façade, head deeper into the gorge as it reveals royal tombs, an amphitheatre, and other ancient rock-hewn monuments.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Old Village Resort or Similar

DAY 10

Petra - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Amman

Today strike westward to Madaba, known as the ‘Mosaic City’ for its stunning Byzantine-era church mosaics. On arrival, enter the Church of St. George to admire the prize mosaic—arichly detailed 6th-century floor map depicting the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Then, make tracks for Mt. Nebo, where it’s believed Moses first saw the bible’s Promised Land before drawing his last breath. Take in the panoramic views from the top, which on clear days extend to Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, before continuing to Amman.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ St. Regis Hotel & Residence or Similar

DAY 11

Amman - Jerash - Amman

Look forward to a full day of discovery today, starting with a tour of Jordan's vibrant capital. View the city's main landmarks, including the Roman amphitheater and Citadel, and then travel onward to the stunning, UNESCO World Heritage site of Roman Jerash. This once-flourishing city was one of Rome's Decapolis (Land of Ten Cities) and is one of the best-preserved of its kind in the world. Marvel at the columned Oval Plaza, streets, temples, and theaters before heading back to Amman where this evening brings a delicious farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ St. Regis Hotel & Residence or Similar

DAY 12

Amman - USA

Depart Amman today with an early-morning transfer to the airport to catch your homeward flight to the US.

Included: Breakfast

Important Notice for PIJ0312

Due to the closure of sites in Bethlehem, Group PIJ0312 will visit Ein Karem with the Church of Visitation on March 17th instead.

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

Excellent English and Mandarin Chinese speaking tour manager throughout Israel and Jordan.

Guided sightseeing tours with specialist local guides.

All first class hotel accommodations.

Daily buffet breakfast at hotels.

9 Lunches, 5 hotel dinners, and 4 restaurant dinners included as specified in the itinerary, including farewell dinner in Amman.

Admission fees and special transportation included for sightseeing attractions, including round-trip cable car ride in Masada, 4-wheel drive in Wadi Rum, horseback ride in Petra, as per the itinerary.

Airport group transfers on arrival (Tel Aviv) and departure (Amman) (Land+Air Packages only).

Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers.

Luggage handling of one piece per person at hotels and other locations where available.

A bottle of mineral water per person per day on bus
Group identification badge, luggage tag and document holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

AVAILABLE AIRLINES AND GATEWAYS

Airfares included in the advertised Land + Air Package prices are from New York JFK(JFK)/Newark(EWR) on Turkish Airlines(TK), including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees, not including any baggage fees or seat assignment fees.

Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate U.S. domestic add-on fares. For time zone of your gateway city, please call Peony Tours.

*Fares are subject to availability; for detailed gateway fares please view our dates & pricing

Tel Aviv Dan Panorama Tel Aviv or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

The Dan Panorama Hotel Furnished with contemporary flair and highlighted by splendid views,  across the street is the Mediterranean sea. The hotel features elegantly appointed guestrooms that blend luxury with the efficacy of advanced technology. With a huge pool and sundeck, premium leisure-time facilities and dining options, as well as all the dynamic and sophisticated attractions of Tel Aviv on its doorstep

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Haifa Dan Panorama Haifa or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

The hotel adjoins the city’s upscale Panorama Mall. The views from this perfect Haifa hotel are simply spectacular, You can have 360° Panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Carmel. The renovated guestrooms sport an elegant and sophisticated décor, while the public areas are ideal for relaxing. The pool area offers great views, and there is also a fitness center with a sauna.

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Jerusalem Dan Jerusalem Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Designed around a series of beautiful patios, the Dan Jerusalem Hotel sits on the historic slopes of Mount Scopus, overlooking the famous Jerusalem skyline and the rolling Judean Hills. Hotel features a selection of gourmet restaurants and a bar. There is also a heated indoor pool, and a fully equipped spa offering a wide range of health and beauty facilities.

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Eilat Dan Panorama Eilat or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Ideal for a vacation that blends sun and fun with Eilat's spectacular natural attractions, the Dan Panorama Eilat Hotel is splendidly located overlooking a tranquil marina where sailboats anchor. A premium Eilat hotel with contemporary style guest rooms and suites - all with private balconies - where everything is planned for your enjoyment and every modern comfort is featured. 

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Petra Old Village Resort or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The property is located 2 km from Petra Visitor Centre and 1.5 km from Wadi Mussa City Centre. All rooms have Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee making facilities, television, air conditioning, safe deposit box and a mini bar. The bathrooms are well equipped with bath/shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The rooms are furnished to reflect the history and culture of the area and to showcase local handicraft skills. There is an indoor swimming pool and sauna for relaxation after a busy day exploring Petra.

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Amman St. Regis Hotel & Residence or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The St. Regis Amman is now an established landmark in Jordan's capital city.  we're moments from a wealth of noteworthy attractions in Amman. Our hotel provides a locally inspired take on established traditions, with an extensive art collection predominantly composed of works. Our hotel rooms capture the essence of luxury, with refined decor, top-quality amenities

Details

  • 5th Circle, Shafiq Al Hayek Street, P.O. Box 850878, Amman 11185 Jordan
  • +962 6 400 0500
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