Trip to Israel – Jordan (B)

Petra-Trip to Israel - Jordan (B)

11 Days – 10 Nights

Departure: Thursday

Day 1 – Thursday

Arrival at the airport Airport assistance and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Friday (Jerusalem – Bethlehem)

Breakfast – We will go out to visit the modern city of Jerusalem, visit the Shrine of the Book with the miniature replica of MAQUETA (in the Jerusalem Museum), the city of Jerusalem 2000 years ago in the time of Jesus Panoramic views of the Hebrew University, the Central Bank, the Supreme Court, the Ministries area, the Parliament or the “Knesset”.

Visit of Ein Karem where Maria visited her cousin Isabella, the birthplace of Saint John the Baptist. From there we will continue to visit the “Yad VaShem” Holocaust Museum, a memorial to the victims killed by the Nazis in World War II.

In the afternoon visit BETHLEHEM, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit to the BASILICA DELLA NATIVITÀ and to the cave of San Jeronimo (writer of La Vulgata). Return to Jerusalem. accommodation

souvenir shop,Trip to Israel 4 (Treasures of the Holy Land)
Day 3 Saturday (Jerusalem)

Breakfast – Departure from Monte Scopus towards the Mount of Olives to appreciate a magnificent panoramic view of the modern city and the walls with the esplanade of the Temple and the two Mesquitas de Omar (Dome of the Rock or the Golden Dome ) and Mesquita de El Aqsa.

We continue to visit the Church of GUETSEMANI, known as the Church of Agony or of all nations. We will enter the walled city, to visit the western walls or MURO SEL PIANTO, the last remnant of the Temple of Jerusalem destroyed by the Romans, a sacred place for the Jews.

Through the streets of the eastern market we will retrace the stations of the VIA DOLOROSA, visit of SANTO SEPULCRO, place of the TOMB and RESURRECTION, MONTE SION, with the church of Hagia Sion (“Sacra Sion”), better known as the Abbey of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the TOMB OF KING DAVID and the CENACLE, THE LAST DINNER ROOM. Accommodation – Jerusalem.

Day 4 Sunday (Judean Desert – Jordan River – Safed – Galilee)

Buffet breakfast Departure from Jerusalem through the Judean desert – panoramic view of Jericho and Mount of Temptation. Through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean, one of the cities of the famous DECAPOLIS, visit the archaeological park with Greco-Roman ruins. Continuation to Tiberias and GALILEA SEA arrival at the Jordan River “YARDENIT” traditional place of baptisms.

Traveling to SAFED, the city where the Hebrew KABALA was born, visit some of its former synagogues and the artists’ quarter to reach our hotel in Galilee.

Nazareth
Jaffa harbor, Trip to Israel 1 (Legacy)
Mar Morto
Masada-Trip to Israel 3 (Flavors of Israel)
Day 5 Monday (Nazareth – Capenao – Mar De Galilea)

Buffet breakfast Departure for NAZARETH, via Cana of Galilee, visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation, and to the Carpentry of San Jose. It continues with the city of Tabgha, “Church of the multiplication of fish loaves”, CAPERNAUM the “City of Jesus”, and its former synagogue, Casa di San Pietro.

Bordering the Sea of ​​Galilee (Lake Tiberias = Kineret ”), towards Tiberias, if possible, visit the second most important industry in Israel the jewelry and diamond factory. Accommodation in Tiberias

Day 6 Tuesday (Akre – Haifa – Carmel Mountain – Caesarea – Tel Aviv)

Breakfast – Departure for San Giovanni di Acre to visit the ancient medieval fortification. We continue to the city of HAIFA, the main port of the modern state of Israel.

Panoramic views of MONTE CARMELO, and its magnificent Persian gardens of the Bahai faith. Visit of CESAREA, an ancient Phoenician port converted by Herod into one of the largest port cities of the Roman Empire and capital of the Roman procurators, where the palace of Pontius Pilate was located and where St. Peter converted the centurion Cornelius.

We will visit the archaeological park where the theater, the hippodrome, the Byzantine remains and the crusader fortifications are kept. Short panoramic tour of the main streets of Tel Aviv and Yafo (Jope), House of Simon the Tanner, where St. Peter stayed and healed Tavita. Accommodation in Tel Aviv.

Day 7 Wednesday Breakfast – FREE DAY – OPTION of excursion to MASADA AND DEAD SEA (cost not included)

Departure for DESERTO GIUDEA, to visit, take a bath and swim in the therapeutic waters of the DEAD SEA ,, (if the temperature permits) lowest place in the world, 430 meters below sea level. Ascent by cable car to the top of MASADA: famous Roman fortress, palace of the KING HEROD and the last bastion of the Jewish rebels against the Roman Empire.

Panoramic view of the caves of QUMRAN, city where the manuscripts of the Dead Sea were found, one of the oldest versions of the sacred writings. Accommodation in Tel Aviv.

Jordan

Day 8 – Thursday (Sh. Hussein Bridge or (Allenby Bridge) – Jerash – Amman)

Buffet breakfast at the indicated time, departure transfer to the border and entry to Jordan. After completing the corresponding border provisions.

We continue to Jerash, a city of Decapolis located 45 km north of Amman in the fertile lands of Gilead. Visit the ancient Roman city with its streets adorned with columns, the ancient theater, the baths located on the top of the hill, the triumphal arch, etc. Continue to Amman, the capital of Jordan, where a short panoramic visit to the most important places will take place. Accommodation in Amman

Day 9 – Friday (Amman – Petra)

After breakfast departure from the hotel on the desert road to Wadi Musa, on the outskirts of the city, on horseback via Siq (narrow canyon) towards Petra, the ancient capital of the Nabataeans from the third century BC.

Visit the monuments carved in Pink Rock such as the El Khazne treasure (Tomb of a Nabataean king), then the obelisks, the tombs, the altar (Al Madbah). Accommodation in Petra.

Day 10 – Saturday (Petra – Wadi Rum-Madaba- Mt. Nebo-Amman)

After breakfast we will head south through the mountains and rock formations of Wadi Rum, (scenario of the famous Lawrence of Arabia), we will start with a Jeep Safari , visiting the Kingdom of the seven pillars, Lawrence Spring, the Kazhali Canion, the sand dunes and the stone bridge.

Departure for Madaba, to visit the ancient Byzantine city and see the ancient mosaic of the map of the Holy Land and the ruins of historical places. We will continue for about 10 km towards Mount Nebo, where Moses admired the promised land.

From that point we will enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, Jerico, the Dead Sea, etc. and from there we will contemplate the remains of a Byzantine church with mosaic floors. Accommodation in Amman.

Day 11 – Sunday (Amman – Allenby Bridge (or Sh. Hussein)   Breakfast. Departure from the hotel for the Allenby Bridge (or Sh. Hussein), return to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Airport.

Amman
Petra Trip to Israel - Jordan (A)
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madaba

The price includes

1 assistance upon arrival at the airport – 2 transfers: 1 Apt / Htl + 1 Htl / Apt (driver only) – 10 nights at the hotel – Breakfast every day – 8 days of excursion according to the ATTACHED PROGRAM – 1 FREE DAY or possibility of perform an excursion – Dead Sea and Masada (excursion cost not included) – All program tickets – Car / bus – Guide in Spanish – 2 Dinners in Galilee

The price does NOT include

Air tickets – Airport assistance – Customs taxes at airports and municipalities – Lunches and dinners during the tour – Visas – Drinks – Medical insurance and travel insurance – Excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea ($ 95 per person)

Unused services are not refundable