Christian Heritage of the Holy Land and Petra
Explore the Holy Land site of Israel and Kingdom of Jordan. This 9 day adventure covers Holy Land top tour sites. We Begin our journey in Tel Aviv make your way to visit the archeological sites atop Masada plateau then immerse yourself in the Dead Sea, Visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem and continu to the Northern of Israel we visit Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Galilee, Golan Hights, Tabgha and more, sleep at a kibbutz near Galilee. We continu to through Israel’s culture and history in modern Haifa, ancient Caesarea and Tel Aviv’s bustling port. Our next destination is the Kingdom of Jordan, visit the historical and archaeological UNESCO World Heritage Centre Petra, from there drive to Aqaba for a short city tour, before returning to the Arava border and back to Eilat for return flight to Tel Aviv.
The beginning of your journey in the Holy Land.
After passport control, the representative of Click Tours will be waiting to welcome you (with a sign with your name on it) at the arrival lounge, ready to drive your directly to your amazing vacation in Israel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
On the morning of day 2, a tour guide will collect you from your hotel for a short visit to the city of Jaffa (Joppa). In Jaffa, we take you on a quick walking tour of the stunning alleys. Jaffa is an old, well-fortified town with picturesque views throughout. During the trip, we’ll pass the house of Simon the Tanner as well as awe-inspiring views from the hilltop. After Jaffa, drive north along the coast to the ruins of Caesarea. Caesarea is now an archaeological site that was once built by Herod the Great to honor Augustus Caesar. From Caesarea, drive to Megiddo. In the Bible, the book of Revelations describes a great battle at Megiddo known as “Armageddon.” Megiddo is an ancient city that was inhabited continuously for over five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). When we are done exploring Megiddo, we drive toward the Sea of Galilee and check-in at your hotel in Tiberias.
We start the day in the historic city of Tiberias where Jesus once preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. From Tiberias, we travel to Capernaum, the home of Jesus ministry. Next, go north of Tiberias to Tabgha, where Jesus fed 5,000, and then to the Church of Multiplication, where the floor mosaic pictures a basket with loaves of bread and two fish. From Tabgha we move to the Mount of Beatitudes which overlooks the Sea. This is where Jesus delivered the “Sermon on the Mount,” and where he may have chosen his 12 apostles. We will go up the Golan Heights where you can witness the inspiring view of Mt. Hermon’s peaks, the rough surface of the Golan Height’s plateau, and the sweeping expanse of Hula Valley. We will also visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site on the Jordan River south of the Sea of Galilee. Return to the city of Tiberias for the night.
In the morning, we travel to Cana to call on the Wedding Church where Jesus turned water into wine. From there we head to Nazareth, the city of Jesus’ childhood and the Church of Annunciation where archaeologists and historians believe the Archangel Gabriel came to the Virgin Mary. Also included is a visit to Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean and its excavated amphitheater. We will see the excavations of the wonderfully preserved Roman City destroyed long ago in an earthquake. End the day traveling to Jerusalem for your hotel check-in.
Today we witness the scenery of the Dead Sea and move to Masada, which sits on a cliff in the Judean Desert and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. Travel by cable car to the fortress—the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots during their war with the Romans. Visit all the remarkable excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, and the bathhouse and witness the fantastic Roman camps. On our way to the Dead Sea, visit the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls once lay. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on the Earth’s surface, sitting at 1,300 feet below sea level. If weather permits, bring your swimsuit for a dip in the Sea where the salt and minerals make you float on the water. Travel back to Jerusalem for the night.
The day starts at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with a glimpse of the Dead Sea Scrolls followed by a trip to the renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem which dates back to the Second Temple. Visit Ein Karem, the lovely village in the southwest outskirts of Jerusalem that is significant in Christian traditions as the place of John the Baptist’s birth. We then visit Yad Vashem, the official memorial for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Yad Vashem was erected in 1953 and is located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. We’ll see the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. End the day at your hotel in Jerusalem.
We start by entering the Old City of Jerusalem where we visit the Western Wall and the site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. We will visit and walk the Way of the Cross, Via Dolorosa, to Cavalry and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre includes the traditional site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. Outside the Old City to the southwest lies Mount Zion where sits the tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. While on the top of the Mount of Olives, experience a panoramic view of Jerusalem, the holy city for the world’s three largest religions—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. End the day by visiting the Garden of Gethsemane, where Judas betrayed Jesus.
Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for flight to Eilat.
Flight to Eilat and transfer to Eilat hotel.
After breakfast leave Eilat, Israel and cross into Jordan at the Arava border. Drive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert, passing by the Wadi Rum area. Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq, a narrow passage through the mountains that has inspired people for centuries. Up to the Treasury which suddenly appears at the end of the gorge, leaving visitors breath taken by its’ size, color and beauty. Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre, which once held 3,000 spectators. Exit the city and stop for a sit-down lunch in Wadi Musa – the new town of Petra, followed by a visit to Moses Spring before leaving. Drive to Aqaba for a short city tour, before returning to the Arava border and back to Eilat for return flight to Tel Aviv. Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Tel Aviv hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Check out of the hotel following breakfast.
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for the flight home.
Goodbye to Israel! Hope to see you again on your next visit.
We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list prior to your departure date.
Tourist Class: Seanet / Olympia Or Similar
First Class: Metropolitan / Grand Beach Or Similar
Superuir Class: Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama
Deluxe Class: Carlton / Sheraton Or Similar
Tourist Class: Gold / Rimonim Or Similar
First Class: Grand Court / Leonardo Or Similar
Superuir Class: Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama Or Similar
Deluxe Class: American Colony / David Citadel Or Similar
Tourist Class: Prima / Restal Or Similar
First Class: Golan / Leonardo Or Similar
Superuir Class: Caesar / Ron Beach Or Similar
Deluxe Class: Scots / Galei Kinneret Or Similar
Tourist Class: Vista Or Similar
First Class: Soleil Boutique Or Similar
Superuir Class: Dan Panorama Or Similar
Deluxe Class: Dan Eilat Or Similar
Dates & Prices
Prices shown are per person in USD ($), Based on double occupancy. Get in touch with our expert team for a quote based on Single Traveler, Triple, Children, Special group discounts, or to tailor this itinerary.
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- 8 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
- All entrance fees & attractions as per tour itinerary
- Welcome & Assist at Ben Gurion Airport
- Arrival & Departure Airport Transfers
- Transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles
- Flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat and transfer to Eilat hotel
- Flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv and transfer to Tel Aviv hotel
- Hand-picked expert tour guide
- Porterage at airport
- Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
- Beverages with meals
- Traveler’s medical/baggage insurance
- Entry Visa to Jordan (if required for restricted nationalities)
- Border Taxes & Border Shuttle transfers – Israel & Jordan
(approx. US$130 per person – paid on tour – subject to change)
- Any item, product or service not specifically listed under “Inclusions”
- Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
- 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
- Tours are conducted in English only
- Booking is subject to terms and conditions
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