Tour Itinerary of Jordan & Palestine / Israel Tour for 12 days / 11 Nights from Queen Alia Airport :
Day 01 : Arrival Amman
Upon arrival, a member of our staff will meet you at Queen Alia International Airport before you go to customs to assist you with your free visa on arrival to Jordan. Transfer to hotel in Amman. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Amman/ Um Qais/ Ajlun/ Jerash/ Amman
Breakfast. Depart Amman to visit Um Qais, a city rich with black basalt ruins of the Hellenistic era in which it was known as Gadara, a hilltop site in the north-west corner of Jordan with grand views of the Golan Heights and Lake Tiberius (the Sea of Galilee). Um Qais is also famous for being one of the ten cities that belonged to the Decapolis. Visit the town of Ajlun with its fortress; one of the best preserved examples of medieval Arab military architecture in the entire Middle East, which was once governed by Saladin. Enjoy the magnificent view into the Jordan Valley. Proceed to visit the Greco-Roman City of Jerash, also known as the City of the thousand columns. Jerash showcases the grandeur of Imperial Rome (and is sometimes referred to as the Pompeii of the East). It is considered one of the largest, and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. As the most pristine Decapolis City (meaning ten cities in Greek) in the modern world, Jerash’s prosperity can be admired in the colonnaded main street and lovely Oval Piazza. Return to Amman. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Amman City Tour/ Dead Sea
Breakfast. Departure to visit the ruins of the Amman Roman theatre, the Citadel and the Umayyad Palace. The tour includes visits to the Archaeological and Folklore Museums. Free time for walking/shopping in the old down town area of the city. Transfer to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth located 395 meters below sea level. Float in its unique salt rich waters which make it nature’s natural spa. Free time at leisure. Overnight at Dead Sea hotel.
Day 04 : Dead Sea , Bridge, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Old City Tour
Pick up from your hotel at the Dead Sea and transfer to King Hussein / Allenby Bridge Israeli Terminal (crossing using shuttle bus or VIP service - customer to pay directly) and on to Jerusalem. Drive to the Mount of Olives for a wonderful view of Jerusalem. Then go to the Pater Noster with the Lord's Prayer in different languages. From the Mount of Olives the traditional Palm Sunday route takes you to the foot of the hill and sees the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive trees. Enter the Old City through the Dung gate to visit the Wailing (or western) Wall and view the Haram Al Sharif with the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. Walk the Via Dolorosa with its Stations of the Cross till you arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified and buried, and then rose again. Leave the city through the bazaars to the west by Jaffa Gate. Drive through West Jerusalem to see the various landmarks. Overnight at hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 05 : Bethlehem, Shepherds Field and New City of Jerusalem
Depart from your hotel to Bethlehem, crossing into the West Bank and stopping at the Separation Wall. Then into Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity. Onto the Shepherd's Fields in Beit Sahour. A chance to visit a site such as Mahane Yehuda Market, Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum), 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 can shut early on some days. Then drive through the New City of Jerusalem and visit the various landmarks. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 06 : Jericho, Qumran and Masada
Drive past the Good Samaritan Inn to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Stop at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Visit Masada, the desert fort and site of the last stand of the Jews against the Romans. Return to Jerusalem and overnight in your hotel.
Day 07 : Nazareth & Galilee / Tiberius – Amman
Depart from your hotel and drive to Nazareth, the boyhood village of Jesus, now a bustling city. At the Church of the Annunciation you will see visitors from all corners of the world, and this is reflected in the décor of the modern building. Then drive north to Capernaum where you will see the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the other remains of this once prosperous town on the shores of the Sea of Galilee that became his adopted home. You will visit the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of the famous Sermon on the Mount, and Tabgha, where the miracle of the feeding the 5000 is said to have happened. Stop at the Church of the Primacy where Peter was told by Jesus that to continue his work, and try walking on water. Finish tour in Galilee at 4:00pm and return to Allenby Crossing (crossing using shuttle bus service) and on to Amman.
Day 08 : Amman / Petra
Breakfast. Depart the Dead Sea south to Petra for a full day visit of the city. We will start our journey to explore Petra, aptly described as the “rose-red city, half as old as time”. The ancient city was founded by the Nabateans 2000 years ago. Its massive architectural structure and its multicolored stones are an incredible attraction. The visit of the ancient Nabatean capital starts on horseback, followed by a walk through the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs. Towards the end of the Siq, you will be spellbound by Petra’s most famous monument; the Treasury. The tour then proceeds to gradually unfold the mysteries of the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Petra/ Wadi Rum 4x4 Tour / Wadi Rum and Overnight
Breakfast. Departure to Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world. 4x4 Tour inside Wadi Rum for 04 - 05 hrs to explore the most of Wadi Rum. BBQ Dinner and overnight at a Bedouin Camp.
Day 10 : Wadi Rum / Aqaba Free Day Aqaba
Breakfast. Proceed to the gulf city of Aqaba. Free afternoon at leisure, Free day at leisure in Aqaba, Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Aqaba Free Day - Amman
Breakfast. Free day at leisure in Aqaba. Leave Aqaba in the afternoon to Amman and overnight
Day 12 : Amman/ Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for departure.