Israel & Wonders of Jordan (QCE)

14 days from Tel Aviv to Dead Sea

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Scenes from Scripture, scenes of the desert, and even scenes from the movies await on this historical and biblical tour of Israel and Jordan. As you travel from Tel Aviv, the “Mediterranean Manhattan, “to the calming waters of the Dead Sea, you’ll come alive as you float in the salt-laden lake, immerse yourself in fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and dig into out-of-this world plates of mezze—the Middle East’s version of Spanish tapas. Between the moving sites of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, you will be inspired by a variety of breathtaking natural wonders. Feel exhilarated on a four-wheel drive through the sand dunes of Wadi Rum, visit Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon,” and channel “Indy” as you navigate the narrow gorge of the Siq at the rock-cut archaeological site of Petra—made famous in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
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 Photo Highlights

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

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 11 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Welcome to Tel Aviv! This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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

LATRUN AREA See the site of David’s victory over Goliath and visit the Monastery of the Trappist Monks.
JAFFA Walking tour of the ancient port.
50 mi / 80 km

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Day 3 TEL AVIV–CAESAREA–ACRE–HAIFA

CAESAREA Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Crusader Fortress.
HAIFA Visit the Baha’i Shrine.
58 mi / 94 km

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Day 4 HAIFA. EXCURSION TO THE SEA OF GALILEE, MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, CAPERNAUM & KIBBUTZ

MOUNT OF BEATITUDES Visit the site where Jesus delivered his sermon.
CAPERNAUM Visit the site where Jesus recruited his first followers.
JORDAN RIVER Visit a baptismal site.
SEA OF GALILEE See Lake Tiberias before a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite scenic cruise. Hear a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lecture on Kibbutz life.
125 mi / 200 km

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Day 5 HAIFA–NAZARETH–CANA–BET SHE’AN–JERUSALEM

NAZARETH Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
CANA Visit the site of the first miracle.
BET SHE’AN Visit to the ancient city includes the Roman and Byzantine relics.
Stop for a panoramic view of Jerusalem.
147 mi / 235 km

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Day 6 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

Scenic drive through the Judean wilderness en route to the Dead Sea.
MASADA Cable-car ride to visit the cliff-top fortress.
DEAD SEA Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Float in the saltwater of the Dead Sea and receive a salt scrub gift. Return to Jerusalem.
81 mi / 130 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jerusalem with a Middle Eastern dinner. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with the GlobusGO mobile app.

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

JERUSALEM Visit Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum.
BETHLEHEM Orientation tour and visit to the Church of Nativity.
6 mi / 10 km

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Day 8 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO THE OLD CITY

JERUSALEM Guided walking tour of the Old City includes the Garden Tomb, Mount of Olives, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Follow the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Stop at the Western Wall. Walk to Mount Zion and visit the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper. Visit the tomb of King David. Farewell dinner at your hotel.

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

ALLENBY BRIDGE Cross the border to Jordan.
JERASH Visit the Greco-Roman ruins en route to Amman.
75 mi / 120 km

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Day 10 AMMAN–WADI RUM–PETRA

WADI RUM Free time for lunch. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Four-by-four Jeep tour includes a complimetary keffiyeh (traditional headscarf).
PETRA Free time this afternoon.
261 mi / 420 km

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Day 11 PETRA

PETRA Guided walking tour of the city features the Siq and the narrow gorge made famous in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. See the famous Treasury. Free time for lunch. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Sip tea in a Bedouin tent.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Petra with an excursion to Little Petra. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with the GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 12 PETRA–KERAK–WADI MUJIB–DEAD SEA

KERAK Visit the Crusader castle. Free time for lunch.
WADI MUJIB Photo stop.
149 mi / 240 km

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

MADABA Visit St. George’s Church and the Madaba Archaeological Museum.
MOUNT NEBO Visit the site where Moses saw the promised land.
BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN Orientation walk. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at your hotel.
75 mi / 120 km

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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

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Jerusalem
Petra

Jerusalem

Sounds & Light Show and Middle Eastern Dinner

Sounds & Light Show and Middle Eastern Dinner

Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory extravaganza during this unique evening featuring a virtual reality sound and light show and an authentic Middle Eastern dinner at a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Petra

Discover Little Petra

Discover Little Petra

Just north of Petra, experience the wonders of Siq al-Barid, the equally impressive Little Petra, on this incredible guided excursion.

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

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: $1,368*
18 guests in a party: $350*

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 2020 and 2021 travel years. 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.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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