Israel and Petra Highlights Tour of the Holy Land - 9 days

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv

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Explore the Holy Land and Petra , This 9 day adventure covers Holy Land top tour sites. Begin in Tel Aviv make your way to Visit the archeological sites atop Masada plateau then immerse yourself in the Dead Sea; Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Northern Israel and sleep at a kibbutz near Galilee and to continu to the Golan Hights, through Israel’s culture and history in modern Haifa, ancient Caesarea and Tel Aviv’s bustling port and to finish your trip visit Eilat and Petra. 8-night biblical and historical Israel tour and Petra.Explore Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Golan Heights and the miracle sites of the Sea of Galilee.Stay three nights in Jerusalem, two in Tel Aviv, one in Eilat and two at a Galilee kibbutz hotel.Full-day Tour of Petra.Entrance fees to places of interest while touring.Visit Haifa, UNESCO-listed Acre and ancient Caesara.
Day 1: Ben Gurion Airport transfer to Tel AvivDay 2: Tel Aviv, Masada & Dead SeaVisit Beersheba Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was he last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans.Visit the excavations including Herod’s palaces, bathhouse and cisterns. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a “float” in the salty water of the world’s lowest place. Day 3 Jerusalem-sightseeing of the new city   Start the day with a panoramic view of Mt. of Olives. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to the Israel Museum’s and Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). Afternoon drive to visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem. Day 4: Jerusalem-Old City & Bethlehem*Visit the Western Wall, the Temple area and to Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross,ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. after we continu to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the Shepherd's Fields. Day 5: Beit Shean, Nazareth, GalileeLeave Jerusalem passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world.Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean.  Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph.On to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Day 6: Golan Heights, Sea of GalileeDrive to the Golan Heights, passing by the Druze villages. Pass by Banias, source of the Jordan River. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter's house at Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place.Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning. Day 7: Acre, Haifa, CaesareaFamous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, for a panoramic sightseeing, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, Mount Carmel. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the ancient port, including the Roman Theater and the Hippodrome. Day 8: Eilat, PetraDrive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert, Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq. 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. Day 9: Transfer to the airport for departure

What’s included

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  • Transfers from/to BG airport on arrival and departure.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach.
  • Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days.
  • Return flights from Tel Aviv to Eilat.
  • Entrance fees to places of interest while touring.

What’s not included

  • Porterage at airport.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Traveler’s medical baggage insurance.
  • Border taxes & Visa for Israel/Jordan border crossing (total $130 to be paid on day of tour).

Itinerary

Day 1:  Ben Gurion Airport transfer to Tel Aviv
Day 2: Tel Aviv, Masada & Dead Sea Visit Beersheba Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was he last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans.Visit the excavations including Herod’s palaces, bathhouse and cisterns. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a “float” in the salty water of the world’s lowest place. Day 3 Jerusalem-sightseeing of the new city   Start the day with a panoramic view of Mt. of Olives. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to the Israel Museum’s and Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). Afternoon drive to visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem.
Day 4: Jerusalem-Old City & Bethlehem* Visit the Western Wall, the Temple area and to Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross,ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. after we continu to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the Shepherd's Fields.
Day 5: Beit Shean, Nazareth, Galilee Leave Jerusalem passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world.Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean.  Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph.On to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony.
Day 6: Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee Drive to the Golan Heights, passing by the Druze villages. Pass by Banias, source of the Jordan River. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter's house at Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place.Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning.
Day 7: Acre, Haifa, Caesarea Famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, for a panoramic sightseeing, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, Mount Carmel. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the ancient port, including the Roman Theater and the Hippodrome.
Day 8: Eilat, Petra Drive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert, Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq. 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.
Day 9: Transfer to the airport for departure
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