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Highlights of Israel with Petra

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From $3,614 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Tel Aviv, Masada, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Beit Shean, Nazareth, Safed, Galilee, Golan Heights, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Eilat, Petra

    Group Size:
    2 to 45
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Group Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Explore Israel and enjoy a taste of Jordan overnight with convenient border crossings by air.

  • Discover the beauty of both Old & New Jerusalem.
  • Encounter both northeast and western highlights of Israel.
  • Visit the many religious sites of Nazareth, Bethlehem and beyond.
  • Experience a taste of Jordan with an overnight in Eilat at the Red Sea & visit to Petra.
  • Swim in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth.
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Upon arrival to the Airport you will be met by our representative who will be holding a sign with your name, immediately after passport control. Our representative will guide you to pick up your luggage, after which you will be escorted via Customs to meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel. Evening at leisure in Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Meet your tour guide in the morning and set off from Tel Aviv, driving south, passing by the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon to Beersheba, for a short visit of the capital of the Negev Desert. Continue via Arad to Masada, Israel’s foremost archaeological park. Ascend via cable-car for a thorough visit that gives insight to the rituals, politics and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and to float in its salty waters. Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, proceed through the Judean Desert to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christianity, since this is where according to tradition, John the Baptist was born. Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Visit Bethlehem** – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return to your Jerusalem hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem, the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the heart of a neighbourhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavours, aromas, colours and the traders’ interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel. Return to your Jerusalem hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean, and visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites. Proceed to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and centre of Jewish mysticism, to visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony. Overnight in a kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Drive up to the Golan Heights passing by Banias, source of the Jordan River, former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages. Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process. Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’. Onwards to Tiberias, the old centre of Jewish learning. Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquillity and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee). Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha’i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa Bay. Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the ‘masterpiece of Herod the Great’. Continue to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv for a short flight to Ramon Airport, Eilat and transfer to Eilat, the Red Sea resort. Overnight in Eilat.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast leave Eilat, Israel and cross into Jordan at the Arava border. Drive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert, passing by the Wadi Rum area. Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq, a narrow passage through the mountains that has inspired people for centuries. Up to the Treasury which suddenly appears at the end of the gorge, leaving visitors breath taken by its’ size, colour and beauty. Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre, which once held 3,000 spectators. Exit the city and stop for a sit-down lunch in Wadi Musa – the new town of Petra, followed by a visit to Moses Spring before leaving. Drive to Aqaba for a short city tour, before returning to the Arava border and back to Ramon Airport, Eilat for return flight to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv. Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Tel Aviv hotel for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast, departure to Ben Gurion Airport for international flight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

8 nights hotel accommodation (options in 2-star, 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotels).

Licenced English-speaking guide.

Tours and assistance as per itinerary.

8 Breakfasts

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle.

Return airport transfers in Tel Aviv.

Transfers in Eilat (from Ramon Airport to hotel in Eilat on Saturday, and from border to Ramon Airport on Sunday)

Return flights to/from Eilat.

Optional Galilee Sea sailing tour on Day 6.

Entrance fees.

Passport or Visa Fees.

Drinks with meals.

Any other items of personal nature.

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2022
2023
Departing Ending

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Important things to note

Tours can be a combination of different regular tours and therefore coach changes may be required.

Some tours do not operate during special event periods.

Sequence of the tour may change.

*Bethlehem is under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction and therefore the visit is subject to confirmation on the day.

Tour excludes border tax and entry visa in Israel & Jordan (total of approx USD$130 per person to be paid on the day of the tour).

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Reviews for Highlights of Israel with Petra

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Kelly
This company took such good care of me.

Review for: Heritage of the Holy Land

This company took such good care of me. Helped me every step of the way in a very unsettling time in our world. This is the only company I would book a tour with when I come back. They went above and beyond to make sure I was well taken care of and safe and even went beyond!
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Sandra
I love this company!!

Review for: Land of The Bible

This company took such good care of me. Helped me every step of the way in a very unsettling time in our world. This is the only company I would book a tour with when I come back. They went above and beyond to make sure I was well taken care of and safe and even went beyond!
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Joseph
Across The Jordan River

Review for: Across The Jordan River

We just returned from this tour and we had a great time. Huge fan of our tour guide, Jerry!! He is by far the very best tour guide we have ever had in our many years of traveling. He was funny, very knowledgeable, very aware of needs of our group, and took care of us like we were his family. Highly recommend this tour and Jerry as a guide. The tour was great. Jerry was fantastic and transfers were perfect and on time.

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Highlights of Israel with Petra

4
(7 Reviews)
From $3,614 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Tel Aviv, Masada, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Beit Shean, Nazareth, Safed, Galilee, Golan Heights, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Eilat, Petra

    Group Size:
    2 to 45
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Israel
Speak to our Israel Expert - Yvette

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