Tel Aviv | Jerusalem | Caesarea | Acre | Tiberias | Jerash | Amman | Madaba | Mt. Nebo | Petra | Wadi Rum

Highlights:

  • Tour historical UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the holy Old City of Jerusalem
  • Tour many neighborhoods of Tel-Aviv
  • Enjoy an audio-visual presentation in the ancient Roman theater in Caesarea
  • Horse ride in Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World
  • Jeep tour in Wadi Rum’s pristine desert

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DAY 1
Arrival in Tel Aviv

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day of yours to relax and unwind. (D)

DAY 2
Tel Aviv

After a famous Israeli buffet breakfast drive to Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world. Stroll through the artist quarter to the old port. Continue to the first neighborhood in Tel Aviv, established in 1887, a recently gentrified area with wonderfully restored homes and small shops and restaurants. Visit Independence Hall, the location where Israel’s first Prime Minister, declared Israel’s independence in 1948. Enjoy a walking tour of the White City of Tel Aviv, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Constructed from the early 1930s until the 1950s, the buildings were designed by architects who were trained in Europe where they practiced their profession before immigrating. End the day at the bustling Carmel Market, the major local market of Tel Aviv. (B,D)

Optional: Evening out with “EatWith,” an easy and wonderful way to access the underground food scene and connect with creative, open-minded and interesting local people.

DAY 3
Tel Aviv | Jerusalem | Tel Aviv

After breakfast, drive to Jerusalem and ascend Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem’s Old City. Enter the Old City and walk along the Via Dolorosa, then visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher. Proceed to the restored Jewish Quarter and the “Cardo”, meaning the “heart” of this ancient Byzantine City. Continue to the Western Wall, the most sacred place for the Jewish people. (B,D)

DAY 4
Tel Aviv | Caesarea | Acre | Tiberias

Drive along the Mediterranean shoreline to visit Caesarea, the seat of Roman rule 2,000 years ago. View the excavated Roman Theater and enjoy an audio-visual presentation that brings to life the times of the Romans who controlled these shores. Walk through the excavated fortress and view the aqueduct, once used for conveying water. Then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Acre, a historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period. Present-day Acre is an important example of an Ottoman walled town, with typical urban components such as the citadel, mosques, khans, and baths well preserved, partly built on top of the underlying Crusader structures. (B,D)

DAY 5
Tiberias | Jerash | Amman

Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes and see a beautiful church with an octagonal dome that represents the 8 “Beatitudes” of the sermon that Jesus blessed his disciples with 2,000 years ago. Enjoy a splendid panoramic view of Tabgha and Capernaum. Continue to Sheik Hussein Bridge, cross the border into Jordan to the ancient city of Jerash. Vist the remains of the temple of Artemis, Roman Theatre Triumphant. (B,D)

DAY 6
Amman | Madaba | Mt. Nebo | Petra

Drive from Amman to Madaba and visit St. George’s cathedral, best known for its 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.  Continue to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses climbed to see the Promised Land. (B,D)

DAY 7
Petra | Wadi Rum | Petra

After breakfast, begin the day with a tour of Petra,  a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Explore this centuries-old “rose-red” city by horseback and on foot. See Petra’s most beautiful monument, The Treasury, carved out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain. Discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, burial chambers and much more. Continue to Wadi Rum known as ‘The Valley of the Moon,’ for a jeep tour. (B,D)

DAY 8
Petra | Departure from Amman

Transfer to the airport in Amman for your flight back home. (B)

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