9-Day Tour to Jordan & Israel/Palestine

9 Days

Amman | Mt Nebo | Madaba | Petra | Wadi Rum | Jericho | Masada | Qumran | Dead Sea | Jerusalem | Bethlehem | Sea of Galilee | Mt of Beatitudes | Nazareth

Private

from $1,300

Itinerary

    • Collection from Queen Alia International Aiport (QAIA) close to Amman, and transfer to your hotel.
    • Depending on your arrival time, we can offer additional activities for the day, such as a cooking class, a wine tasting, or some other experience.

 

Meals included: –

 

Overnight in Amman.

    • Begin your stay in Jordan with a tour of Amman. Explore the Citadel and the Roman Theater, two of the city’s most popular archaeological sites, and have your first falafel and hummus!
    • After lunch, your driver will take you to Madaba, a small, Christian city south of Amman. Discover beautiful Byzantine mosaics spread on different locations throughout the town. Especially the ‘Madaba Map’, the oldest preserved map of the Middle East, is totally worth the visit!
    • Then drive on to Mt Nebo. From the site you have wonderful view over the Dead Sea and the mountains of the Judean desert. It is not difficult to imagine how Moses looked across to the Promised Land from the same spot, knowing he would never reach it.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Overnight in Amman.

    • On this day we will take you down south to visit the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. Did you know that Petra is one of the New7Wonders of the Modern World?
    • Once arrived at the visitor center, make your way through the Siq, a narrow, high walled, red sandstone canyon, towards the famous Treasury. Take some time to marvel at the magnificent building, which has been carved in stone thousands of years ago.
    • Then set out to explore the rest of the Rose-Red City with its many caves and tombs, a roman theater, palaces, and many other structures. If you enjoy walking, you can also hike all the way up to the High Place of Sacrifice, or even to the Monastery.
    • In the evening, either move on to Wadi Rum and stay in a Bedouin camp, get a taste of the traditional hospitality and eventually fall asleep under thousands of stars. Or, if you prefer the comfort of a nice hotel, you can alternatively spend the night in Wadi Musa, the village adjacent ancient Petra (see Tour Options below).

 

Meals included: Breakfast (& Dinner – Wadi Rum Option)

 

Overnight in Petra or Wadi Rum.

    • Enjoy the wilderness adventure of a 4×4 Jeep Tour through Wadi Rum. Following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and the Martian, you will discover ancient rock carvings, climb sand dunes or walk over rock bridges. Also pause and let the atmosphere of the magic desert landscape cast it’s spell over you.
    • In the evening, return to Amman with a head full of new impressions and images, and get some well-earned rest.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Overnight in Amman.

    • Start your day with an early morning transfer from Amman to the Kind Hussein/ Allenby Bridge. After crossing the border, we will first take you to Jericho, the oldest continually inhabited city in the world.
    • Then drive along the Dead Sea towards the stronghold of Masada. The grand fortress built by King Herod was the last stand of the Zealots in their fight against the Romans. The detailed excavations and the dramatic setting evoke the event that has become loaded with symbolism.
      On your way you can stop at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
    • End your day with a dip in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Enjoy the sensation of floating effortlessly in the salty water. Then, we will take you up the long, winding road to Jerusalem.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Overnight in Jerusalem.

    • After a relaxed breakfast, your driver will take you to the Mt of Olives, where you can begin your city tour with a scenic view over Jerusalem.
    • Then follow the Palm Sunday route down the mountain, to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. According to tradition, this is the place where Jesus prayed the night before he was crucified.
    • Enter the Old City by foot and walk through the four quarters (Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian) to view the major landmarks, including the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Take your time to stroll through the colorful markets, and trace 4000 years of dramatic history.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Overnight in Jerusalem.

    • Depart from your hotel to Bethlehem, crossing into the West Bank and stopping at the Separation Wall.
    • Continue into today’s modern city of Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity, believed to be located at the birthplace of Jesus.
    • From there, you can drive to the Shepherd’s Fields in Beit Sahour, which is the site where according to some tradition the angels first announced Jesus’ birth.
    • After that, return to Jerusalem. If there is time, you can visit a site in the western part of the city, such as the Mahane Yehuda Market, Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Memorial), or the Israel Museum (where you can see the Dead Sea Scrolls). Please discuss your preference with your driver or guide, and note that museums may close early on some days.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Overnight in Jerusalem.

    • Depart from your hotel in Jerusalem and drive North to the Sea of Galilee. Your first stop there is Capernaum, where you can see the remains of the once prosperous fishing village that became the home base of Jesus and his disciples.
    • Continue to Tabgha, where the miracle of the feeding of the 5000 is said to have happened. Also stop at the Church of the Primacy where Peter was told by Jesus that to continue his work.
    • Finally drive up to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the famous Sermon on the Mount. Don’t miss out the monastery’s beautiful gardens.
    • After enjoying the fantastic views over the lake for a minute, head on to Nazareth. The boyhood village of Jesus is now a bustling city, and at the Church of the Annunciation you will see visitors from all corners of the world. This is also reflected in the décor of the modern building.
    • Leave Nazareth in the late afternoon and return to the border crossing, and from there to Amman.

 

Overnight in Amman.

    • Depending on your flight schedule, we can arrange optional tours or activities, such as an Amman city tour, a trip to the Dead Sea, or to the ancient Mosaic Maps in Madaba.
    • Once it is time to go, you will be picked up at a previously arranged location and transferred to Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA).

 

End of services.

Prices

Prices are per person, with all rates in US dollars, including all service charges and government taxes.

The standard accommodation will be in a twin or double room, and on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Number of Travellers3-Star Hotel 4-Star Hotel5-Star Hotel
1$4,000 *$4,385 *$5,000 *
2$2,200$2,585$3,200
3$2,000$2,385$3,000
4$1,600$1,985$2,600
5$1,400 $1,785$2,400
6+$1,300$1,685$2,300

The above prices may vary according to season, and are not valid during Christian or Jewish holidays.
*The additional cost for a single room is already included in the price for solo travelers.

Inclusions

    • Pick-up at Queen Alia International Airport, Amman (alternatively from King Hussein/ Allenby Bridge).
    • Drop-off at Queen Alia International Airport, Amman (alternatively at King Hussein/ Allenby Bridge).
    • Accommodation: 8 nights in a twin or double room.
    • Meals as per Itinerary.

Exclusions

    • Entrances fees.
    • Exit tax out of Jordan.
    • Exit tax out of Israel / Palestine.
    • Transfers between border terminals & optional VIP Crossing Service.
    • All tips to guide & driver.
    • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Upgrades & Additions

If you want, you can upgrade your accommodation to stay in a single room, or add dinner – just let us know.

 3-Star Hotel 4-Star Hotel5-Star Hotel
Single Room +$350 +$675 +$845
Add Dinner+$200 +$250 Not available

Tour Guides

We do our best to provide English-speaking, government-licensed guides whenever requested. Also guides speaking other languages might be a possibility. However, please note that especially during high seasons and holidays sufficiently qualified guides might not be available.
The daily fee for a tour guide is approximately $500.

Overnight in Wadi Rum

Optional, you can stay one night in a Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum. Experience the traditional Bedouin hospitality, and finally fall asleep under thousands of stars!
This option comes at an additional cost of $40, but dinner is included.

Transportation

All tours are run in private, air-conditioned vehicles with excellent drivers.

Dates

This is a private tour, so we run it whenever you want! (Well, to be honest, ‘whenever’ is a bit restricted by the opening hours of the border crossings. But just tell us when you would like to go, and we will make it as ‘whenever’ as possible!)

Terms & Conditions

You can find the full details of our tour terms and conditions here.

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