Fascinating Israel with Jordan (QCE)

14 Day Tour from Tel Aviv to Dead Sea

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Israel and Jordan are treasure troves of historical and biblical sights, and on this Israel and Jordan tour, you’ll visit their most famous and interesting sights. You’ll visit many of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Baha’i Shrine, the world center of Baha’i faith; Acre, a historic walled port-city where you’ll see the immense underground Crusader City; Masada, a rugged cliff-top fortress; and Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®, where you’ll walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors flanked on either side by high cliffs. Here, see the iconic and famed Treasury and sip tea in a Bedouin tent.

Also visit many of the sights associated with Jesus, including Cana, site of the first miracle; Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount; Capernaum, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen; the Garden of Gethsemane with its Rock of Agony, where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected over the site of the crucifixion; the house of Caiaphas, where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest; and the Church of the Nativity, which stands on the site where Jesus was born.

Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary and fun experiences for you on this Israel and Jordan tour, such as a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. You’ll travel to the Dead Sea, where Globus has arranged for you to experience the water’s buoyancy and receive a salt scrub gift. You’ll also take a 4-wheel drive to the desert of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity with its incredible rocky landscape and centuries-old paintings spread on the rocky outcrops.

These are just some of the many highlights and many sights you’ll visit on this once-in-a-lifetime Israel and Jordan vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

TEL AVIV
Welcome dinner
LATRUN AREA
Visit the site of David’s victory over Goliath in the Valley of Elah, the Monastery of the Trappist Monks in Latrun
JAFFA
Walking tour of the ancient port
CAESAREA
Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Crusader fortress
ACRE
Visit the underground Crusader city
HAIFA
Visit the Baha’i Shrine
NAZARETH
Visit the Church of the Annunciation
CANA
Visit the site of the first miracle
SEA OF GALILEE
Panoramic view; see an ancient fisherman’s boat; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a cruise
KIBBUTZ
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Lecture on kibbutz life
MOUNT OF BEATITUDES
Visit the site where Jesus delivered his sermon
CAPERNAUM
Visit the site where Jesus recruited his followers
RIVER JORDAN
Visit a baptismal site
BET SHE’AN
Admire its Roman and Byzantine relics
JERUSALEM
A panoramic view from the Mount of Olives; visit the Garden of Gethsemane; guided walking tour, follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, and walk through the Jewish Quarter to Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, the tomb of King David, and the house of Caiaphas; visit Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum; the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem; the Garden Tomb; farewell dinner
MASADA
Ride a cable car and visit the cliff-top fortress
DEAD SEA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Experience the buoyancy feeling in the Dead Sea water and receive a salt scrub gift
WADI RUM
Four-wheel drive to Jordan's largest wadi
PETRA
Guided sightseeing. Including the (LF) Siq and the Treasury; sip tea in a Bedouin tent
KERAK
Visit the Crusader Castle
WADI MUJIB
Visit the "Jordanian Grand Canyon"
MADABA
Visit St. George's Church and the Madaba Archaeological Museum.
MOUNT NEBO
Visit the area Moses saw the Promised Land
BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN
Visit the site of John the Baptist's settlement
Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Bahá-i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee (Only See)
  • Masada
  • Old City of Acre
  • White City of Tel Aviv - the Modern Movement
  • Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum Protected Area
  • Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  • Old city of Jerusalem and its Walls

Transportation:

Motorcoach or minibus; boat cruise; cable car. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Israeli breakfast daily; 11 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Tel Aviv and a farewell dinner in Jerusalem

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Welcome to Tel Aviv! Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with your traveling companions and Tour Director.

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Day 2 TEL AVIV. EXCURSION TO VALLEY OF ELAH–LATRUN–JAFFA

Drive into the ancient land of the Philistines and in the Valley of Elah. Stop at the site of David’s victory over the Philistine champion, Goliath, and hear about this biblical event. Later, refresh your memory with the tale of Samson and Delilah as you proceed through the land of the Dan tribe to the wide Valley of Ayalon. At strategic Latrun, visit the MONASTERY OF THE TRAPPIST MONKS. Continue along the Mediterranean shore and stop in Jaffa for a walk through the beautifully restored ancient port, where medieval pilgrims started their strenuous 2-day trek to Jerusalem. Return to Tel Aviv.

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Day 3 TEL AVIV–CAESAREA–ACRE–HAIFA

Start your tour of the Holy Land with Caesarea, the perfect place to learn about the Roman and Crusader presence in the country. Visit the ROMAN AMPHITHEATER and the impressive CRUSADER FORTRESS, and admire Herod’s stadium and harbor. Visit Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the northern end of the lovely Bay of Haifa. Acre became the capital of the Crusader kingdom after its conquest by Richard the Lionheart. Marvel at the forbidding Ottoman fortress and tour the excavated part of the immense underground CRUSADER CITY with its secret passageways and the vaulted crypt of the Knights of St. John. Continue to Haifa, a city with a long history dating back to biblical times, and enjoy a visit to the golden-domed BAHA’I SHRINE, the world center of Baha’i faith.

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Day 4 HAIFA–NAZARETH–CANA–SEA OF GALILEE–KIBBUTZ

Drive to Nazareth in Galilee to visit the contemporary CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION. Next, travel on to Cana, where Jesus changed water into wine at a wedding. To this day, many couples renew their wedding vows at this sacred place. After a panoramic view over Lake Tiberias, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee, and see an ancient fisherman’s boat said to be from the time of Christ. Time to relax before dinner. This evening, you are invited for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LECTURE ON KIBBUTZ LIFE.

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Day 5 KIBBUTZ–MOUNT OF BEATITUDES–CAPERNAUM–BET SHE’AN–JERUSALEM

Heading towards the Sea of Galilee, visit the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. On to CAPERNAUM, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen. Via the ruins of Kursi, which memorialize two of Jesus’ miracles, arrive at the Jordan River and visit a BAPTISMAL SITE. Then, visit the ancient city of Bet She’an with its fine ROMAN and BYZANTINE RELICS. The city is located at the foot of Mount Gilboa, where King Saul and his son died by their own hands in battle with the Philistines. On the way to Jerusalem, stop for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Holy City, considered one of the oldest places in the world, with a history dating back as far as 4000 BC.

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Day 6 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

Drive through the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. Enjoy the scenery as you follow the road between the salty water and majestic desert mountains. Catch glimpses of the caves of Qumran, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top FORTRESS of Masada, and hear how 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces. Around lunchtime, reach one of the comfortable Dead Sea resorts for free time to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite experience the incredible buoyancy in the heavy saltwater and receive a SALT SCRUB GIFT. Then, back to Jerusalem.

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Day 7 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO YAD VASHEM–THE ISRAEL MUSEUM–BETHLEHEM

Visit YAD VASHEM, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Center,” then continue to the ISRAEL MUSEUM to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Proceed to Bethlehem and see Shepherd’s Field, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Next, visit the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, which stands on the site where Jesus was born.

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Day 8 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO THE OLD CITY

Visit the GARDEN TOMB, and after a stunning view of the city from the revered MOUNT OF OLIVES, start your guided walking tour. View the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, designed in the shape of a teardrop to symbolize the tears of Christ, arrive at the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest. Nearby are the Cave of the Assumption of Mary, believed to be the Virgin Mary’s tomb; and the Cave of Betrayal, where Judas betrayed Jesus. Follow the VIA DOLOROSA with its Stations of the Cross, marking the path Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. In Golgotha, visit the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, erected on the site of the crucifixion and which houses the remaining five Stations of the Cross. On to the WESTERN WALL, the only remnant of the Second Temple. View the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, which are sacred to both the Jewish and Muslim people. Then, stroll through the restored Jewish Quarter to MOUNT ZION and visit the UPPER ROOM, where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper; the TOMB OF KING DAVID; and the HOUSE OF CAIAPHAS, where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest and where Peter denied knowing him three times. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions of an unforgettable journey through the Holy Land.

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Day 9 JERUSALEM, ISRAEL–ALLENBY BRIDGE–AMMAN, JORDAN–JERASH–UMM QAIS–AMMAN

A comfortable drive across the Allenby Bridge, brings you to Jordan. Drive north to JERASH, which was inhabited as early as 3200 BC. Although the city was impacted by the earthquake of 749 AD, it is the site of the best preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the Middle East. Next, stop in Umm Qais, site of the Gadarene swine miracle, before arriving in Jordan’s capital, Amman.

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Day 10 AMMAN–WADI RUM–PETRA

An exciting visit to Wadi Rum is on the program today. Wadi Rum is the largest wadi (ravine) in Jordan and made eternally famous through the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy spectacular Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FOUR-WHEELING through the sand dunes and receive a keffiyeh, a local headscarf. Continue to the “Rose-Red City” of Petra, where you can relax at your hotel this evening or explore the ancient city.

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Day 11 PETRA

Full day of guided sightseeing in Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Lost to the world for centuries, it is located in the biblical land of Moab. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Stand in awe in front of the iconic and famed TREASURY. You’ll see spectacular temples and tombs created out of the rose-colored sandstone, and sip tea in a real BEDOUIN TENT.

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Day 12 PETRA–KERAK–WADI MUJIB–DEAD SEA

This morning features Kerak, with a visit to the CRUSADER CASTLE and Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon.” Continue to your hotel at the Dead Sea for your 2-night stay.

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Day 13 DEAD SEA. EXCURSION TO MADABA, MOUNT NEBO & BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN

A fascinating day awaits! Stop in Madaba to visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, which houses a precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Also explore the MADABA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Today’s major highlight is a visit to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land. Next is Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Return to the Dead Sea.

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Day 14 DEAD SEA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Amman).

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 Accommodations

Tel Aviv
Haifa
Kibbutz
Jerusalem
Amman
Petra
Dead Sea

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Jerusalem
Petra

Jerusalem

Spectacular Light Show and Middle Eastern Dinner

Spectacular Light Show and Middle Eastern Dinner

Enjoy the spectacular light show at the Tower of David followed by a delicious Middle Eastern dinner.

Price Range: $$

Petra

Excursion to Little Petra

Excursion to Little Petra

Enjoy a guided excursion to Little Petra or Al Beidha, once a commercial area and on the trade route to the north and northwest.

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

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For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,813*
12 guests in a party: $557*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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