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Mike & Marion Kerry

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Mike and Marion Kerry are committed Christians and experienced tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge of Israel. Mike is a retired police Superintendent and Marion a retired Community Nurse. On his retirement from Merseyside Police, Mike became the Pastor of Billinge Family Church and also joined the Board of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. Mike had the privilege of attending a week long Course for Christian Ministers at Yad Vashem – the Israel Museum of the Holocaust. They have led several trips to the Feast of Tabernacles and this will be their sixth Biblical Tour. Marion is well respected for her Biblical knowledge and has recently conducted a six week Biblical Survey at the Family Church looking at how the Old Testament points to Jesus.

Mike is still involved in the leadership of the Family Church but stepped down from the Pastorate 5 years ago to make way for his son Stephen an ordained Elim Minister. Mike and Marion run Biblical Tours with the aim of encouraging Christians in their faith, to bring the Bible to life and to introduce people to the truth about Modern Day Israel.

Mike and Marion have three children and 9 grandchildren one of whom is in heaven

In the Footsteps of Jesus Led by The Rev’d Marian Jones Thursday 22nd October – Sunday 1st November 2020

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Day 1   Thursday 22nd October

Manchester >Tel Aviv > Jerusalem

Meet at Manchester Airport to travel onwards to Tel Aviv from where we will continue the journey by coach to our hotel, The Leonardo Hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 2   Friday 23rd October

By coach to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view the Old City of Jerusalem; walk part of the Palm Sunday route down the Mount of Olives, visiting the churches of Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem), arriving at the foot of the Mount of Olives to visit The Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane.  We will celebrate Holy Communion among the olive trees in the Garden then cross the Kidron Valley to the site of the house of Caiaphas, where the Church of St Peter in Gallicantu now stands. There will be a break in the itinerary for lunch.

 

Day 3   Saturday 24th October

Today, we visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and then to ‘swim’ in the Dead Sea. A short detour takes us to Qasr el Yehud, a possible site of the baptism of Jesus, At Jericho, we will ascend the Mount of Temptation before visiting Bethany, where Martha, Mary and Lazarus lived, on our way back to the hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 4   Sunday 25th October 

After joining the congregation at St George’s Cathedral for their early morning service (8am) we set out to visit Temple Mount. Today will include a visit to the excavations in the Archaeological Gardens and the Old City of Jerusalem seeing St Stephen’s Gate, the Pool of Bethesda and St Anne’s Church. Walking the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, we make our way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, then. If possible, we will visit the Syrian Church of St Mark.

 

Day 5   Monday 26th October 

Visit the Israel Museum for the Jerusalem model and The Shrine of the Book, Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum then, in the afternoon, to a possible site of Emmaus at Abu Ghosh and on to Ein Kerem (birthplace of John the Baptist). Later in the day we go to the Garden Tomb.

 

Day 6   Tuesday 27th October  

To Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, to visit Shepherds’ Fields, The Church of the Nativity and an opportunity to shop at a craft centre and for gifts in Bethlehem. We will visit the Tent of Nations, a Peace Organisation outside Bethlehem, whose leader was awarded the World Methodist Peace Prize in 2018.

 

 

Day 7   Wednesday 28th October 

On our transfer to Tiberias, Then continue travelling on the journey to see the excavations at Beit She’an, the place where King Saul was killed, and the mosaics at the Beit Alpha Synagogue. See the river Jordan at Yardenit (a modern-day baptismal site) and visit the gift shop there.

Arrive at our hotel in Tiberias.

 

Day 8  Thursday 29th October

Visit sites around the Sea of Galilee – Capernaum, Tabgha (the loaves and fishes), the Church of Peter’s Primacy, Magdala and the Mount of Beatitudes. Continue to the Golan Heights and Banias (Caesarea Philippi) where Jesus asked his followers: ’Who do you say that I am?’ There will be an opportunity to renew the vows made on our behalf at our baptism.

Return to our hotel.

 

Day 9   Friday 30th October 

This morning, we take a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee and see the ‘Jesus’ boat in the museum at Nof Ginnosar. Then, we ascend Mount Tabor, a possible site of the Transfiguration and continue to Nazareth to visit the significant churches there – the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Church of Mary’s Well, St Joseph’s Church – then to Cana, the place of Jesus’ first miracle.

 

Day 10  Saturday 31st October 

On our way to our overnight hotel near Tel Aviv we stop at 9am at a site on the shore of Galilee for Holy Communion and continue to Muhraqa on Mount Carmel, where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. Then we travel for a quick overview of Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned and where Peter baptised Cornelius and his household.

 

Day 11  Sunday 1st November

Very early departure for flight to Manchester

 

Classic Tour + Eilat, Wednesday, 14 nights

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Wednesday
Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a Diesenhaus Unitours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Thursday
Independence Hall / Latrun / Beit Guvrin / Ayalon Institute
Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared; Next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps memorial museum also considered as one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Continue to Beit Guvrin national park, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site; Explore some of the caves and archaeological remains.
Proceed to Ayalon Institute, once a secret underground ammunition factory established by the “Haganah”, the Jewish underground movement before May 1948.
Overnight Tel-Aviv.

Friday
Diaspora museum / Old Jaffa / Tel-Aviv
Visit the Diaspora museum; Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel; Also known as the “White City” , Tel-Aviv was declared by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site for its Bauhaus style buildings.
Stop at Rabin’s Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the Artist’s Quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian mall of the city where you can enjoy live street music, arts, crafts and handmade jewelery. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorfull street especially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.
Overnight Tel-Aviv.

Saturday
At leisure
Overnight Tel-Aviv

Sunday
Caesarea / Megiddo / Druze village / Haifa
Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; See the excavations of the Crusaders’ city, the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens.
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Monday
Safed / Golan Heights / Winery
Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism; Visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting; Proceed to “Golan Magic”, for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history .
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Tuesday
Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
Start the day with a visit to Nazareth; Visit the Church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Wednesday
Jerusalem (Old City)
Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives.
Drive to the Old City; Visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square .
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday
Jerusalem (New City)
Drive to the Israel Museum; Visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period; Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust . Drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle.
In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show** at the tower of David Museum. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday
Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car.
Continue to the Dead Sea; Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea** that many believe has its therapeutic effects.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday
At leisure
Overnight in Jerusalem

Sunday
Timna / Underwater Observatory / Eilat
Travel south through the Negev desert; Stop at Timna, a large geological and archaelological park ; Marvel at the multi colored rock formations and copper mines; View the outstanding Solomon’s pillars.
Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea; Visit the Underwater Observatory marine park, built into a coral reef and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat.
Overnight Eilat.

Monday
At leisure
or optional tour to Petra (with additional charge)
After assistance with visa to the Jordanian border, drive straight to Petra,the astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the treasury, royal tombs, the court, roman theatre, roman street, qasser el- bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back to Eilat .
Overnight Eilat.

Tuesday
Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Hatzerim
Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; Stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder; Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent; Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.
Overnight Tel-Aviv.

Wednesday
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

* Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

** Visit subject to weather conditions.

*** Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.

Heritage of the Holyland, Thurday, 7 Nights

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THURSDAY
Tel Aviv
Upon arrival you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

FRIDAY
Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias
We drive for a short visit of the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top.
We drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called “Armageddon”. It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee.
Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel.

SATURDAY
Sea of Galilee
Start the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. On to Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles. We ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley. Visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site, located along the Jordan River, south of the Sea of Galilee.
Return to Tiberias for another night in town.

SUNDAY
Nazareth / Jordan Valley / Beit Shean / Jerusalem
This morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You will also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated mphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake.
Continue to Jerusalem, to check-in at your hotel.

MONDAY
Masada / Dead Sea
Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea we continue to Masada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you will visit the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral rich, water.
Return to Jerusalem for an overnight.

TUESDAY
Jerusalem (New City)
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 Christian traditions, 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.

WEDNESDAY
Jerusalem (Old City)
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.
Return to your hotel for overnight.

THURSDAY
Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for international departure.

Please note that the sequence of the tour and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances at the company’s or the guide’s discretion.

**Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

Holyland + Jordan, Sunday, 10 Nights

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Sunday
Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a Diesenhaus Unitours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Monday
Caesarea / Muhraka / Megiddo / Acre
Depart Tel-Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct.
Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor .
Overnight in Kibbutz.

Tuesday
Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias
After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights.
Overnight in Kibbutz.

Wednesday
Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean
Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre . Drive along the Jordan valley to Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday
Jerusalem (Old City)
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City ; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday
Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation;proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.
Proceed to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jeruslaem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday
Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean hills to Qumeran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found; Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D; ascend Massada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Sunday
Jerusalem / Sheikh Hussein Bridge / Jerash / Amman
Drive from Jerusalem to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing for procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash – city of the Decapolis, located about 45km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital.
Overnight in Amman.

Monday
Amman / Petra
After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra. Walk, or ride on horseback, to the “Siq” (canyon) and then on foot into Petra, known as “Sela Edom” or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D. Visit the most interesting monuments such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (Al Madhbah) – from this point you can view the whole of the rock city, then back to Wadi Musa village.
Overnight in Petra.

Tuesday
Petra / Madaba / Mount Nebo / Allenby Bridge / Tel Aviv
Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites. Continue about 10kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea etc. Visit the remains of the Byzantine church with a mosaic floor. Drive to the border and onwards to Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Wednesday
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure.

* Visit subject to the security conditions.

** The sequence of the tour, border crossing points used, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.

Holyland Tour + Eilat, Sunday, 10 Nights

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Sunday
Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a Diesenhaus Unitours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Monday
Caesarea / Muhraka / Megiddo / Acre
Depart Tel-Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct.
Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor .
Overnight in Kibbutz.

Tuesday
Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias
After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights.
Overnight in Kibbutz.

Wednesday
Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean
Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre . Drive along the Jordan valley to Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday
Jerusalem (Old City)
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City ; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday
Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation;proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.
Proceed to *Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday
Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean hills to Qumeran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found; Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D; ascend Massada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Sunday
Timna / Underwater Observatory
Travel south through the Negev desert; Stop at Timna, a large geological and archaelological park ; marvel at the multi colored rock formations and copper mines; view the outstanding Solomon’s pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea; visit the Underwater Observatory marine park, built into a coral reef and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat.
Overnight Eilat.

Monday
Free day in Eilat
or day tour to Petra (with additional charge)
After assistance with border formalities, drive straight to Petra,the astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the treasury, royal tombs, the court, roman theatre, roman street, qasser el- bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back to Eilat .
Overnight Eilat.

Tuesday
Ramon Crater / Sde Boker / Bedouin lunch
Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; Stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder; Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent; Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.
Overnight Tel-Aviv.

Wednesday
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

* Visit subject to the security conditions.

** Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.

Heritage of the Holy Land + Jordan, Thursday, 11 Nights

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THURSDAY
Tel Aviv
Upon arrival you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

FRIDAY
Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias
We drive for a short visit of the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. We drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called “Armageddon”. It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee.
Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel.

SATURDAY
Sea of Galilee
Start the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. On to Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles. We ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley. Visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site, located along the Jordan River, south of the Sea of Galilee.
Return to Tiberias for another night in town.

SUNDAY
Nazareth / Jordan Valley / Beit Shean / Jerusalem
This morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You will also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake.
Continue to Jerusalem, to check-in at your hotel.

MONDAY
Masada / Dead Sea
Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea we continue to Masada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you will visit the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral rich, water.
Return to Jerusalem for an overnight.

TUESDAY
Jerusalem (New City)
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 Christian traditions, 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.

WEDNESDAY
Jerusalem (Old City)
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.
Return to your hotel for overnight.

THURSDAY
Jerusalem / Sheikh Hussein Bridge / Jerash / Amman
Drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing for procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash – city of the Decapolis, located about 45km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital.
Overnight in Amman.

FRIDAY
Amman / Mount Nebo / Petra
Drive to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea. Continue along the Desert Highway to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra. Enter the site of Petra and walk, or ride on horseback to the “Siq” (Canyon). Walk through the “Siq” to the red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. Visit the most interesting carved monuments such as the Treasury (El Khazneh – a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar etc. From this point you can view the whole of the rock city. After the visit, return to Wadi Musa.
Overnight in Petra.

SATURDAY
Petra / Wadi Rum Jeeps / Madaba / Amman
After breakfast drive south to the towering mountains and rock formations of Wadi Rum, which mesmerized Lawrence of Arabia. Drive through the stunning desert landscapes on a jeep safari, visiting the Lawrence Spring and Khazali Canyon. Drive north to Madaba to visit the remains of the Byzantine church with its ancient mosaic floor map, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the mosaic map of the Holy Land and Jerusalem.
Overnight in Amman.

SUNDAY
Amman / Sheikh Hussein / Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
After breakfast, leave the hotel and drive to the border. Cross the Jordan River and drive back to Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

MONDAY
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
Departure transfer from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport.

Please note that the sequence of the tour and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances at the company’s or the guide’s discretion.

**Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

Classic Tour, Friday, 9 Nights

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This tour is for small groups with a maximum of 30 participants

 

Friday
Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a Diesenhaus Unitours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Saturday
At leisure
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday
Caesarea / Megiddo / Druze village / Haifa
Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; See the excavations of the Crusaders’ city, the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens.
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Monday
Safed / Golan Heights / Winery
Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism; Visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting; Proceed to “Golan Magic”, for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history .
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Tuesday
Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
Start the day with a visit to Nazareth; Visit the Church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount .
Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Wednesday
Jerusalem (Old City)
Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives.
Drive to the Old City; Visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday
Jerusalem (New City)
Drive to the Israel Museum; Visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period; Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust . Drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle.
In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show** at the Tower of David Museum.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday
Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car.
Continue to the Dead Sea; Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea** that many believe has its therapeutic effects.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday
At leisure
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Sunday
Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

* Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

** Visit subject to weather conditions.

*** Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.

Classic Tour + Eilat, Friday, 12 Nights

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Friday
Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a Diesenhaus Unitours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Saturday
At leisure
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday
Caesarea /Megiddo/ Druze village/Haifa
Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the CrusaderS’ city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens.
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Monday
Safed / Golan Heights/Winery
Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism; Visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting; Proceed to “Golan Magic”, for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history .
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Tuesday
Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
Start the day with a visit to Nazareth; Visit the Church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount .
Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Wednesday
Jerusalem: the Old City
Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives.
Drive to the Old City; Visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square .
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday
Jerusalem: the New City
Drive to the Israel Museum; Visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period; Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust . Drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show** at the Tower of David Museum.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday
Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea; Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea** that many believe has its therapeutic effects.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday
At leisure
Overnight in Jerusalem

Sunday
Timna / Underwater Observatory / Eilat
Travel south through the Negev desert; Stop at Timna, a large geological and archaelological park ; Marvel at the multi colored rock formations and copper mines; View the outstanding Solomon’s pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea; Visit the Underwater Observatory marine park, built into a coral reef and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat.
Overnight Eilat.

Monday
At leisure
or optional tour to Petra (with additional charge)
After assistance with visa to the Jordanian border, drive straight to Petra,the astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the treasury, royal tombs, the court, roman theatre, roman street, qasser el- bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back to Eilat .
Overnight Eilat.

Tuesday
Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Hatzerim
Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; Stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder; Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent; Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.
Overnight Tel-Aviv.

Wednesday
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

* Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

** Visit subject to weather conditions.

*** Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.

Classic Tour + Jordan, Friday, 12 Nights

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Friday
Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a Diesenhaus Unitours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Saturday
At leisure
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday
Caesarea / Megiddo / Druze village / Haifa
Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; See the excavations of the Crusaders’ city, the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens.
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Monday
Safed / Golan Heights / Winery
Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism; Visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting; Proceed to “Golan Magic”, for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history .
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Tuesday
Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
Start the day with a visit to Nazareth; Visit the Church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount .
Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Wednesday
Jerusalem (Old City)
Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives.
Drive to the Old City; Visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday
Jerusalem (New City)
Drive to the Israel Museum; Visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period; Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust . Drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle.
In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show** at the Tower of David Museum.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday
Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car.
Continue to the Dead Sea; Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea** that many believe has its therapeutic effects.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday
At leisure
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Sunday
Jerusalem / Sheikh Hussein Bridge / Jerash / Amman ***
Drive from Jerusalem to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing for procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash – city of the Decapolis, located about 45km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital.
Overnight in Amman.

 

Monday
Amman / Petra
After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra. Ride on horseback to the “Siq” (canyon) and then on foot to Petra, known as “Sela Edom” or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D. Visit the most interesting monuments such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (Al Madhbah) – from this point you can view the whole of the rock city, then back to Wadi Musa village.
Overnight in Petra.

Tuesday
Amman / Madaba / Mt. Nebo / Tel Aviv
Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites. Continue about 10kms to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea etc. Visit the remains of the Byzantine church with a mosaic floor. Drive to the border and onwards to Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Wednesday
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

* Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

** Visit subject to weather conditions.

*** The sequence of the tour, border crossing points used, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.

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