Tour Itinerary of 10 Days Holy Land Tour (Jordan & Isreal for 10 days starting from Tel Aviv) - (JHT-CTJOIL-007) :
Day 1: Ben Gurion Airport - Welcome to Israel
After you touch down at Ben Gurion Airport and make your way to your Tel Aviv hotel you’ll have time to relax and settle in. Your hotel accommodation is included in your tour package. If you want you can use some of our suggestions about how to spend your first day in Israel or you could spend the day discovering the unique character of the Holy Land and its people. Welcome to Israel!
Day 2: Caesarea, Acre and Rosh Hanikra
Tour the coastal cities of Israel as we drive north of Tel Aviv and make our first stop in Caesarea. Here we tour the remains of an ancient Roman port city and see the amphitheater, hippodrome and ruins of palaces, temples and bathhouses. We travel further north along the coast to the port city of Haifa. Here we see the terraced Baha’i Gardens on Mt. Carmel and learn about the Baha’i faith. Continuing all the way to Israel’s border with Lebanon the tour takes you to the sea caves of Rosh HaNikra. Here we can enter the cave chambers and tunnels where waves crash against the rocks. We return south and the tour visits the Crusader city of Acre. Here we tour the Crusader fortress built in the 12th century, the Ottoman structures and a former Turkish and British Mandate citadel prison.
Sites During the Tour : Acre Old City Market, Bahai Gardens, Caesarea National Park, Rosh Hanikra, Theater of Caesarea, Underground Crusader City Acre
Day 3: Nazareth, Capernaum and Sea of Galilee
This tour begins with a drive up the coastal road, then we turn off towards the Valley of Armageddon. From here we can see Megiddo. We visit Mt. Precipice and arrive in Nazareth. Here we tour the beautiful Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. On route to the Sea of Galilee, we pass Cana, where Christ transformed water into wine. From a distance, we see Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount and stop in Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. In Tabgha, we tour the Roman Catholic Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. We pass Tiberias on the edge of the Sea of Galilee and stop at Yardenit. This River Jordan baptismal site could have been where John baptized Jesus. On our return journey, we pass Mt. Tabor where the Transfiguration took place.
Sites During the Tour: Church of Annunciation, Yardenit Baptism Site, Capernaum, Church of Multiplication - Tabgha, Church of St. Joseph
Day 4: Masada and the Dead Sea
This tour heads to southern Israel through the Judean Hills and past the Inn of the Good Samaritan. We pause at sea level for an unforgettable photo-op then continue our descent further and further down beneath sea level towards the iconic Dead Sea. Our first stop is at Masada where we take a cable car to the plateau summit and tour the remains of Herod’s 2,055 year old palace fortress. We see remarkable structures including palaces and a bathhouse. From Masada the tour takes you past the desert oasis of Ein Gedi and Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We spend the rest of the day relaxing on one of the Dead Sea beaches. You can float in the salty-water that is 8.6 times more saline than the ocean creating natural buoyance. Use the Dead Sea mud as a natural skin mask and soak up the glorious Dead Sea sun.
Sites During the Tour: The Dead Sea, Judean Desert, Masada National Park
Day 5: Jerusalem Old and New
We take in the panoramic views of Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Scopus then travel down the mount passing the Biblical Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations and Kidron Valley that holds monumental Jewish tombs. In the Jewish Quarter, we see the Cardo; the Byzantine-era main street of Jerusalem. We stop at the sacred Western Wall to place a prayer note between the ancient stones of the wall. The tour follows part of the Via Dolorosa to the stunning Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here we see the site of Christ’s crucifixion and his burial tomb. After a lunch break and walk through the Old City bazaar we travel to new Jerusalem. Driving through the modern city we reach Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum. The museum’s exhibits include authentic artifacts, original documents, photos and video testimonials of Holocaust survivors.
Sites During the Tour: Byzantine Cardo, Christian Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jewish Quarter, Muslim Quarter, Via Dolorosa, Western Wall, Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum, Mount Scopus
Day 6: Day of Leisure in Jerusalem
With a free day in Jerusalem you can visit sites you’ve dreamed of or discover new places in the City of Gold. Wander through the Old City visiting churches and ancient sites or venture into the new city. At the Machane Yehuda Market taste local delicacies and at Mamilla Mall experience luxury shopping. Visit Ein Kerem, a village-like neighborhood or explore Mt. Zion. Jerusalem has brilliant parks and museums including the Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book that holds the Dead Sea Scrolls. We can offer suggestion of how to spend your free time in Jerusalem.
Day 7: Sheikh Hussein - Jerash and Amman
On the first day of this tour takes you across the Sheikh Hussein Bridge border crossing into Jordan where our first stop is Jerash, in the lush land of Gilad. Jerash was one of ten decapois (Roman eastern frontier city-states) and the Roman city’s colonnaded streets, temples and bathhouses have survived. After touring Jerash we continue through the stunning Jordanian landscape to Amman were we make a panoramic tour of this iconic capital before settling into our hotel for the night.
Sites During the Tour : Amman, Jersah
Day 8: Petra Tour
Enjoy an early breakfast before setting off to Wadi Musa; the nearest town to Petra. We approach Petra via a narrow gorge or “Siq” flanked by high rock cliffs. You can enter on foot or on horseback as merchants did thousands of years ago when Petra was a stop on an ancient trade route. Petra was built in the 3rd-2nd century BC by the Nabataeans who carved their city out of red-hued cliffs. You’ll see the Treasury, tombs and temples. Get an overview of Petra from the top of Al Madhbah, then return to Wadi Musa for an overnight stay.
Sites During the Tour: Petra Archaeological Park
Day 9: Madaba and Mount Nebo – Allenby Border – Jerusalem
We start off the day with a drive from Petra to Madaba, an ancient city and home to Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. We stop to take a look at the famous Byzantine-era mosaic Holy Land map and other points of interest then continue on to Mt. Nebo. It was here that Moses looked out over the Promised Land. At this elevated point we can see the Dead Sea, Jordan Valley and Jericho. After visiting a Byzantine church to see its magnificent mosaic floor we travel across the Allenby Bridge border crossing and on to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Sites During the Tour : Madaba and Mt Nebo
Day 10: Last Day in Israel
On your last day in Israel you will have time to pack your bags and say good-bye to the Holy Land. If your flight is in the evening check-out at 11am and leave your luggage at the hotel. Head into the city to enjoy a “last supper” or do some last minute shopping. Perhaps return to a place you fell in love with; visit somewhere new or mix with the locals at a neighborhood café. If you would like to use your last day to the fullest we would be happy to make suggestions or help you plan a tour.
(*) Rates, Notes, Payment, Terms and conditions :
Rates above are per person sharing double/twin/triple based on BB basis* in USD$. (Single supplement included in 1 person rate)
Please check HB and lunches supplement. Consider the Single Room Supplement.
The rates for 3* Hotels is FLAT rate and valid for all seasons. The rates for 4*/5* have LOW & HIGH seasons
The above prices are not valid during Christian Holidays, New Year's Eve and some Holidays, please contact us *
Please contact us in case of children joining the tour and provide us the age of each. Also in case of sharing the beds or not
Terms & Conditions & Payment methods and Cancelation Policy available on our website : https://www.johtt.com/travel-advices
In Wadi Rum, in case of 4* & 5* Hotels rate, the rate is based on Standard Luxury Tent. Star gazing tent supplement to be advised
Optional Tours and excursions are available on this link : https://www.johtt.com/our-tours-2/42-jht-optional
The Hotels/accommodation to be used, check : https://www.johtt.com/travel-advices/17-travel-advices/47-accommodation
Low Seasons for 4*/5* : 6th Jan - 28th Feb. / 1st June - 20th Aug. / 20th Nov. - 20th Dec. (High season the rest)
* Rate Includes the following :
Meet and assist service upon arrival by our representative(s), if arrival through any airports or borders
Free visa on arrival (Waived visa)
All transfers based on private air-conditioned vehicles (A/C, Wifi, Water) with english speaking, assisting driver
Entrance fees for sites listed in itinerary
2.5 hour guided tour in Petra with local spot guide
1.5 hour guided tour in Jerash with local spot guide
Full day guided tour in Jerusalem
9 night/s Accommodation based on BB (breakfasts only) .
* Rate DOES NOT Include the following :
Dinners & lunches (in case of BB rate) & drinks during included meals.
All kinds of Tips for the driver and guide(s) , please check this link for details : https://www.johtt.com/travel-advices/17-travel-advices/77-tipping-gratuity-in-jordan
Travel Insurance, Personal expenses, or Optional Tours : https://www.johtt.com/our-tours/42-jht-optional
Any item not listed as included or Jordan Departure/border/tax when applied
Israeli Border / Departure Tax & the shuttle bus If crossing between Israel / Jordan …etc