Journey through a history of Biblical proportions on this premium adventure across Jordan and Israel
To explore the ancient lands of Jordan and Israel is to come face to face with the various epochs of history that have made us who we are. The Jordanian capital, Amman, was previously known as Philadelphia and its Roman theatre reminds us of the glories of that great empire. Mysterious Petra appears out of nowhere – a remarkable rose-coloured city hewn from the sandstone cliffs by the Nabataean people and now regarded as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’. The desert at Wadi Rum resonates to the exploits of T.E. Lawrence, more popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia. Then, there is Jerusalem – one of history’s great cities and a holy site for many of the world’s religions. From the Wailing Wall to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and from the Temple Mount to the narrow streets of the Old City, there are few cities in the world that are more evocative, exciting and still have meaning to so many people. End this adventure in Tel Aviv after a visit to Nazareth and the beautiful Sea of Galilee.
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- Trip rating
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- Min 15
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 12
Why you'll love this trip
Discover the many different sides of Jordan on a trip that reveals hidden treasures and iconic highlights over eight exciting days.
Journey through the desert to a traditional Bedouin camp and get to know these friendly people before spending a night under a staggeringly beautiful starry sky in our Feature Stay Camp in Jordan
You never forget your first glimpse of The Treasury through narrow canyon walls in Petra, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Spend a day taking in the majesty and mystery of this unforgettable place.
Take a week to explore the modern and ancient sides of Israel with a passionate and extremely knowledgeable local leader.
Discover for yourself some of the most famous religious sites in the world – the location of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and walk the ‘Way of the Cross’ in Jerusalem
Experience the contrasts between the modern, cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv while exploring its nightlife, and the reverential atmosphere of Jerusalem while taking in the panoramic view from atop the Mount of Olives
Taste the flavours of Israel while sampling local fare, including traditional meals of musakkhan (roasted chicken with onions, sumac, and olive oil on flat bread) and delicious yogurt salad.
Spend a night in Bethlehem in a traditional Guesthouse with a contemporary feel (our Feature Stay Hotel) and enjoy delicious Palestinian cuisine
Is this trip right for you?
Meals13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport4WD vehicle, Boat, Bus, Camel, Jeep, Private aircon bus, Public aircon coach
AccommodationComfortable hotel (11 nights), Luxury Desert Camp (1 night - Jordan Feature Stay) Guesthouse (1 night - Bethlehem Feature Stay)
- Wadi Rum - Desert Jeep tour
- Wadi Rum - Camel ride (30 min.)
- Petra - Petra second day visit (unguided)
- Shobak - Shobak Castle
- Dana - Ancient Village Visit
- Dead Sea - Visit Including Dinner
- Madaba - St Georges Church
- Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo visit
- Jerash - Roman ruins
- Jerusalem - traditional Musakkhan dinner
- Jerusalem - Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
- Jerusalem - Walk the Via Dolorosa
- Jerusalem - Holy Sepulchre
- Qumran - Archaeological site visit
- Masada - Dead Sea & Fortress visit
- Tiberias - traditional St Peter's Fish lunch
- Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity & Shepherds' Field
- Jerusalem - Yad Vashem Museum
- Jerusalem - Mount of Olives
- Jerusalem - Garden of Gethsemane & Basilica of the Agony
- Tiberias - Church of the Multiplication
- Nazareth - Visit to Church of Annuniciation & Mary's Well
- Tiberias - Sea of Galilee boat ride
- Bahai Gardens - view & photo stop only
- Caesarea - Guided Visit
- Akko - Templar Tunnels
- Tel Aviv - Traditional Druze Lunch
An optional single supplement is available on this trip. Please refer to your booking agent for further information.
On occasions, it may be not be possible to confirm our preferred hotels. For this reason we have selected alternative hotels on selected departures in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. If you would like to confirm which hotel your trip will be staying please contact your booking agent 30 days prior to departure.
Petra by night is offered as an optional activity, this activity is currently scheduled to operate on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, please check your departure date if you are planning this activity as it is not available on all departures
ITINERARY CHANGE 2020
In 2020 this trip will change. It will no longer stay in Nazareth on day 12, instead it will stay in Haifa. Activities on this trip will not change in 2020.
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt & Israel (particularly within the West Bank) before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - http://www.peregrineadventures.com/en-au/travel-alerts
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