Israel and Jordan are treasure troves of historical and biblical sights, and on this Israel and Jordan tour, you’ll visit their most famous and interesting sights. You’ll visit many of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Baha’i Shrine, the world center of Baha’i faith; Acre, a historic walled port-city where you’ll see the immense underground Crusader City; Masada, a rugged cliff-top fortress; and Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®, where you’ll walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors flanked on either side by high cliffs. Here, see the iconic and famed Treasury and sip tea in a Bedouin tent.</BR></BR>Also visit many of the sights associated with Jesus, including Cana, site of the first miracle; Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount; Capernaum, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen; the Garden of Gethsemane with its Rock of Agony, where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected over the site of the crucifixion; the house of Caiaphas, where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest; and the Church of the Nativity, which stands on the site where Jesus was born.</BR></BR>Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary and fun experiences for you on this Israel and Jordan tour, such as a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. You’ll travel to the Dead Sea, where Globus has arranged for you to experience the water’s buoyancy and receive a salt scrub gift. You’ll also take a 4-wheel drive to the desert of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity with its incredible rocky landscape and centuries-old paintings spread on the rocky outcrops. </BR></BR>These are just some of the many highlights and many sights you’ll visit on this once-in-a-lifetime Israel and Jordan vacation!
TEL AVIV Welcome dinnerLATRUN AREA Visit the site of David’s victory over Goliath in the Valley of Elah, the Monastery of the Trappist Monks in LatrunJAFFA Walking tour of the ancient portCAESAREA Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Crusader fortressHAIFA Visit the Baha’i ShrineACRE Visit the underground Crusader cityNAZARETH Visit the Church of the AnnunciationCANA Visit the site of the first miracleKIBBUTZ [LF] lecture on kibbutz lifeMOUNT OF BEATITUDESCAPERNAUMA baptismal site on the River JordanSEA OF GALILEE Panoramic view; see an ancient fisherman’s boat; [LF] enjoy a cruiseBET SHE’AN Admire its Roman and Byzantine relicsJERUSALEM A panoramic view from the Mount of Olives; visit the Garden of Gethsemane; guided walking tour, follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Wailing Wall, and walk through the Jewish Quarter to Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, the tomb of King David, and the house of Caiaphas; visit Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum; the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem; the Garden Tomb; farewell dinnerMASADA Ride a cable car and visit the cliff-top fortressDEAD SEA [LF] Experience the buoyancy feeling in the Dead Sea water and receive a salt scrub giftWADI RUMFour-wheel drive to Jordan’s largest wadiPETRAGuided sightseeing. Including the [LF] Siq and the Treasury; sip tea in a Bedouin tentKERAKVisit the Crusader CastleWADI MUJIBVisit the “Jordanian Grand Canyon”MADABA Visit St. George’s Church and the Madaba Archaeological Museum.MOUNT NEBOVisit the area Moses saw the Promised LandBETHANY BEYOND THE JORDANVisit the site of John the Baptist’s settlement
Full Israeli breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Tel Aviv and a farewell dinner in Jerusalem; In Jordan, full buffet breakfast and dinners.
NOTE:Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach or minibus; boat cruise; cable car. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.