Bibleland Tour & Petra - 8 Days

Highlights


Explore the best sites of the Bibleland and Petra. This 8 day adventure covers Israel top tour sites and Petra. Begin in Jerusalem to explore Shrine of the Book, model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, Ein Karem;, Yad Vashem, Old City of Jerusalem, Western Wall, Temple Mount, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and more. Visit Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Continue to the north to explore Nazareth, Church of the Annunciation, Safed, Capernaum, Tabgha and more. Sleep at a kibbutz near Galilee and to continu to the Golan Hights, through Israel’s culture and history in modern Haifa, ancient Caesarea and Tel Aviv’s bustling port. Our last destination is the historical and archaeological UNESCO site Petra in Jordan.


Itinerary

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When you arrive at the airport, you will be met by our representative and will be shown to your hotel in Jerusalem where you will stay for tonight.

•  You will begin your day at the Shrine of the Book, in Israel Museum, where you will be able to see the world-famous Dead Sea scrolls.  Afterwards, you will be able to visit the newly re-done Herodian city of Jerusalem which comes from the time of the Second Temple.

•  You will then be able to see the village of Ein Karem which is located just southwest of Jerusalem.  This village is very important to the faith of Christianity because it saw the birth of John the Baptist, legend has it.

•  Then you can visit Yad Vashem, which is the official memorial of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust and has been there since 1953.  This is placed right at the bottom of Mt. Hertzl.

•  Now, it’s time to visit Bethlehem, where Jesus Christ was born.  You will be able to see the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.

•  Now, it is time to go back to your hotel in Jerusalem.

•  You will go first to the Old City of Jerusalem to see the Western Wall and the real site of the Second Temple (the Temple Mount).

•  You will have the opportunity to walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This is where you will find the real site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.

•  You will be able to travel to the southwest of the Old City to see Mount Zion and the old tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.

•  Then it will be time to see the stunning views of Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Olives.  Enjoy the view of the city that is the birthplace of the world’s key religions; Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

•  You will then visit the site of the betrayal of Jesus, by Judas; the Garden of Gethsemane.

•  Now it is time to try Mahane Yehuda for the biggest market in Isreal.  Experience the taste of the food, the smells of the spices and the wonderful array of colours in this area of downtown Jerusalem. 

•  Return to the hotel in Jerusalem, where you will sleep for the night.

•  You will depart from Jerusalem and head north past Jericho which is the world’s oldest city.

•  You will drive through the Jordan Valley and the newer settlements before arriving at Beit Shean to see the excavations of one of the most stunning Roman cities.

•  Now it is time for you to see the world-renowned city of Nazareth where you can see the Church of the Annunciation as well as more holy sites of Christianity.

•  You will then visit the city of Safed, home to the Kabbalah and an important site of Judaism.  Now is the time to see the stunning streets located within the artists’ colony.

•  You will be staying overnight in a kibbutz hotel in Galilee.

•  Drive up to the Golan Heights passing by Banias, source of the Jordan River, former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages. 

•  Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process.

•  Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’. 

•  Onwards to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning.  

•  Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee).

•  Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.

•  First thing after breakfast, you will be taken through the hills surrounding Galilee by car before arriving at Acre to see the world-famous Crusader stronghold as well as the medieval fortifications.

•  You will then proceed to Haifa and make your way down Mount Carmel to see a beautiful view of the city, which will include the Baha’i Shrine, Persian Garden, and the Haifa bay.

•  You will be taken along the coastline of the Mediterranean sea until you reach Caesarea where you will find the Roman Theatre and Crusader fortress.  This is known at the ‘masterpiece of Herod the Great’

•  Now is time to head to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv where you will proceed onto a very quick flight which will take you to Ramon Airport, Eilat.  You will now be taken to the Red Sea Resort.

•  You will spend the night in Eilat at a hotel.

•  After breakfast you will leave Eilat and be taken into Jordan via the Arava border

•  You will drive to Petra via the Jordanian desert and see the wonders that await you there.  You will be passing through the Wadi Rum area.

•  Now is time for the Rose City of Petra which is found through the Siq, a wonderful passage where you are taken through the mountains.

•  You will now visit the Treasury which will leave you in awe of the beautiful sight.

•  Now, continue to the very middle of this stunning old city which is located throughout wide and vast mountains.  You will be able to pass through tombs and monuments including a stunning Amphitheatre which once allowed 3,000 people to spectate.

•  You will leave the city now, and experience a wonderful lunch in Wadi Musa in the new town of Petra.  Afterwards, you will visit the Moses Spring and then leave the area.

•  Then, drive to Aqaba and take a tour of the city.  Then, go back to the Arava border and return to the Ramon Airport to fly back to Ben Gurion airport again.

•  Head to the Tel Aviv hotel for your final night.

Have breakfast, then head to the airport for your departure home.


Additional Info


Inclusions:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis. 
  • 4 Dinners. (No dinner on first night and last 2 nights). 
  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach. 
  • Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days. 
  • Return flights from Tel Aviv to Eilat.
  • Transfers from Ramon Airport, Eilat to hotel on Saturday evening and border to Ramon Airport, Eilat on Sunday evening.
  • Entrance fees to places of interest while touring.

 

Exclusions:

  • Porterage at airport.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Traveler’s medical/baggage insurance.
  • Any item, product or service not specifically listed under “Inclusions”.

 

Notes:

  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions.
  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.
  • Passengers should arrange their own travel, luggage and health insurance.
  • Click Tours Israel will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury.
  • Due to the late arrival to Eilat hotel on Saturday and Tel Aviv hotel on Sunday after the Petra tour, dinner is not available for these nights. 
  • Tours are conducted in English only.

Dates & Rates


The Below Pricing is Per person in Double Occupancy, on Bed & Breakfast basis. Email Us for Single Traveler, Triple & Children Rates. Special Group Discounts!

Hotel Options Tourist Class
First Class
Superior Class
Jerusalem Gate / Shalom Grand Court / Leonardo Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama
Galilee Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel
Eilat Adi Vista / Soleil Boutique Dan Panorama
Tel Aviv Seanet Metropolitan / Grand Beach Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama
Tours Begin Tours End Tourist Class First Class Superior Class
26/04/2021 8
Days
03/05/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
03/05/2021 8
Days
10/05/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
17/05/2021 8
Days
24/05/2021 $2,370 $2,590 $3,120
24/05/2021 8
Days
31/05/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
31/05/2021 8
Days
07/06/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
07/06/2021 8
Days
14/06/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
14/06/2021 8
Days
21/06/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
21/06/2021 8
Days
28/06/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
28/06/2021 8
Days
05/07/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
05/07/2021 8
Days
12/07/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
12/07/2021 8
Days
19/07/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
19/07/2021 8
Days
26/07/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
26/07/2021 8
Days
02/08/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
02/08/2021 8
Days
09/08/2021 $2,370 $2,590 $3,120
09/08/2021 8
Days
16/08/2021 $2,370 $2,590 $3,120
16/08/2021 8
Days
23/08/2021 $2,370 $2,590 $3,120
23/08/2021 8
Days
30/08/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
30/08/2021 8
Days
06/09/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
06/09/2021 8
Days
13/09/2021 $2,370 $2,590 $3,120
27/09/2021 8
Days
04/10/2021 $2,370 $2,590 $3,120
04/10/2021 8
Days
11/10/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
11/10/2021 8
Days
18/10/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
18/10/2021 8
Days
25/10/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
25/10/2021 8
Days
01/11/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
01/11/2021 8
Days
08/11/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
08/11/2021 8
Days
15/11/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
15/11/2021 8
Days
22/11/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
22/11/2021 8
Days
29/11/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
29/11/2021 8
Days
06/12/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
06/12/2021 8
Days
13/12/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
13/12/2021 8
Days
20/12/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
20/12/2021 8
Days
27/12/2021 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
27/12/2021 8
Days
03/01/2022 $2,370 $2,590 $3,120
03/01/2022 8
Days
10/01/2022 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
10/01/2022 8
Days
17/01/2022 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
17/01/2022 8
Days
24/01/2022 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
24/01/2022 8
Days
31/01/2022 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
31/01/2022 8
Days
07/02/2022 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
07/02/2022 8
Days
14/02/2022 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
14/02/2022 8
Days
21/02/2022 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970
21/02/2022 8
Days
28/02/2022 $2,240 $2,460 $2,970