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ISRAEL & PETRA SPLENDOURS TOUR

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**Great new value tour includes Petra side trip & flights**

Tel Aviv/ Masada/ Dead Sea/ Jerusalem/ Old City/ Bethlehem/ Tiberias / Nazareth/ Galilee/ Acre/Haifa/ Caesarea/ flight to Eilat/ Eilat/Aqaba/Petra Tour/Eilat – Flight to Tel Aviv

 

 

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Sunday departure
9 Days
Starting from USD1,455.00 per person **

Itinerary

Sunday - Arrival

Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to Tel Aviv.
Overnight: Tel Aviv 

Monday - Masada and the Dead Sea

Depart Tel Aviv and descend to the lowest place on earth. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to the rock fortress of Masada. Visit Herod’s palaces, dating back 2000 years. Then hear about the zealots who defied the Roman Empire from this location.  Enjoy a chance to swim in the Dead Sea. The water is so rich in salts and minerals that you float! Ascend the mountains to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem

Tuesday - Jerusalem - New City

Start with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mount Scopus, and then onto the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit the tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. See the famous Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book. Experience a moving visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. See the Marc Chagall stained glass windows at the Hadassah medical centre, and visit Ein Karem where John the Baptist was born.
Overnight: Jerusalem 

Wednesday - Jerusalem - Old City and Bethlehem

Visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount (subject to security clearance).  Explore the colourful bazaars, and walk the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) until the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem (subject to security clearance) to visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity.
Overnight: Jerusalem 

Thursday - Sea of Galilee

Depart Jerusalem via Jericho (subject to security clearance), the oldest city in the world. Explore the excavations of the beautiful Roman City of Beit Shean. Proceed to Tiberias, and drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue.
Overnight: Galilee Kibbutz hotel

Friday - Upper Galilee

Drive to Safed – city of Mystical Judaism. Explore Caesari of Philippi at the Banias Springs.  Ascend the Golan Heights and from Mt. Bental, peer deep into Syria and the ghost town of Kuneitra. Continue onto Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation.
Overnight: Galilee Kibbutz hotel

Saturday - Coastal Plain

Depart for Akko (Acre) to explore the Knights’ Halls and the secret Crusader tunnels, then to Haifa to view the magnificent Bahai gardens from atop Mount Carmel. Stop at Caesarea, to visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader Fortress. Onto airport for evening flight to Eilat and transfer to Eilat hotel.
Overnight: Eilat

Sunday - Aqaba

Day at leisure in Eilat.
Leave Eilat in the afternoon, crossing the Arava border and drive through the scenic Jordanian desert.  Drive to Aqaba for a short city tour and onto your hotel.
Overnight: Aqaba

Monday - Petra

Enjoy a spectacular tour exploring the rose-red city of Petra. Enjoy a short horse ride, and then travel on foot through the awesome ‘SIQ’ valley. Visit the Treasury, and explore hundreds of buildings, tombs, temples, and a 3,000-seat theater from the first-century AD. Stop for lunch, followed by a visit to Moses Spring before returning to the Arava border and onto Eilat Airport.
Depart Eilat on flight back to Tel Aviv.

Inclusions
More and more inclusions:  Friday night Kibbutz dinner, half board Aqaba and read more:

  • Meeting assistance upon arrival
  • Airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • English Speaking guide for all touring
  • A/C coach for touring in a group
  • Twin room accommodation in chosen class of hotels on Bed & Breakfast
  • Dinner in Aqaba
  • Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
  • Return domestic flights to/from Eilat for Petra tour
  • Taxes and service charges


**  High Season Supplement applies for tours over Passover/Easter, Christmas/New Year, and Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles AND over Jewish holidays and summer 01 July – 31 August 2012 


Other exciting tours are available on request 

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