Holy land tour

Holy land tour

 

 

 

 

 

Tour High Lights 

Trip duration 13 Days ,12 Nights
Trip type Private Tour camping ,walking ,Sight Seeing ,culture
Trip runs All Year
Starting from Amman Air Port
Return to Amman Air Port
Pick up time Any Time

Short Itinerary

 
DAY SCHEDULE SLEEPING IN MEALS
1 amman
2 amman
3 amman
4 amman
5 jerash  
6 madaba petra
8 petra
9 petra
10 wadi rum
11 petra   
12 umm ajmal
13 departure

 

 

Prices Quoted in US Dollars Per Person 

 
Number of pax 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5* Hotel
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6+
single supplement
Low Season Redaction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Include

      • Meet and assist
      • All transfer by Air Condition Bus with English speaking Driver
      • Hotel on  Bed and Break fast  Sharing duple Room)
      • Entrance Tickets to the Mention Sites
      • Wadi Rum Jeep Tour For 2 Hours
      • Wadi Rum Camping Site (on Half Board Basis )
      • English Guide in Petra for (3 hours) and Jerash ( 1 :30)
      • Lunch in the Dead Sea
      • Short Horse Ride in Petra
      • Tax Service in Jordan

Not included

      • Air Fare Ticket
      • Travel Insurance
      • Lunches & Dinners
      • Extra Excursion
      • Tips
      • Self Expenses
      • Any items not mention above

 Holy land tour

 Day 1: Arrival Amman

meet and assistance by our staff at Queen Alia International Airport. Transfer to hotel in Amman. Overnight.

Day 2 AMMAN – PETRA After pick-up, we will depart for the ancient city of Petra located in Wadi Musa. Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago.

Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site Much of Petra’s appeal comes from its spectacular setting deep inside a narrow desert gorge. The site is accessed by walking through a kilometer long chasm (or Siq), the walls of which soar 200 meters upwards.

Continuing our trek through Petra we’ll explore chunks of this fantastic once-lost city which is full of tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheater and a Roman colonnaded street. The intrepid can ascend, either on foot or by donkey, the hundreds of rock-cut steps to Ad-Deir.

Better known as the Monastery, Ad-Deir has a similar facade to that of the Treasury, but is far bigger and the views from the nearby cliff-tops are awesome. Dinner and overnight in Petra Hotel.

Day 3 WADI RUM – AMMAN In the morning, we will transfer to Wadi Rum and explore the desert by jeep for 4 hours. This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like.”

We will begin our day with a 4-hour jeep tour, visit Nabataen inscriptions, Lawrence’s Cave and Rock Bridge. We will also enjoy some of the most beautiful sand dunes, sunrises and sunsets in the world. We will be enjoying lunch in Wadi Rum and then return back to Amman in the evening.

Day 4: Amman  /madaba /mont nebo/ Dead Sea / sheck Hussein crossing / Tiberius

Amman  – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Dead Sea – Petra  It is a short drive (about 1 hour) from Amman We will reach Madaba   the city of mosaics, where we will visit the 6th Century mosaic map of the Holy Land, housed in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, and comprised of two million pieces of stone. Then drive up to Mount Nebo to the place from which Moses viewed the Holy Land, having led his people from Sinai. It is said that he also died and was buried here. The West Bank City of Jericho is usually visible from the summit of Mount Nebo, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day then continue to the Dead Sea which is located at the lowest spot on earth, some 400 meters below sea level, and provides an unforgettable swimming experience. Due to the high density of the water it is virtually impossible to sink! We will spend a few relaxing hours floating in the mineral-rich water and perhaps enjoying one of the famous therapeutic black mud massages after relaxation and lunch we will head up toward sheick Hussein crossing point to Israel  or (king Hussein bridge –allenby bridge )   over night in Tiberius

Day 5:sea of galilee / caesarea/ Tiberius

 

Today we visit the places where Jesus acted around the Sea of Galilee: Capernaum, with Peters House and the famous Synagogue, enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes, where the “Sermon on the Mount” was given, and the reconstructed church at Tabgha, where tradition puts the miracle of the Bread and The Fish. We ascend the Golan Heights to Caesarea Philippi (Baniass) – one of the sources of the holy Jordan River. The natural beauty of the spot is the scenery to the remarkable archaeological findings of Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus gave Peter the authority to be “the Rock on which I shall build my Church!. Continue to Nazareth, where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and the Greek-Orthodox St. Gabriel Church near Mary’s Well. End the day at the Yardenit Baptismal Site on the Holy River Jordan. Dinner &Overnight Tiberias.

 

Day 6: Akko / Armageddon/ Jerusalem.

 

Drive to the oriental city of Akko (Acre), where the Crusaders built their most important port. We can still visit the very well-preserved “Knights Halls” under the living oriental Bazaar with its colors and odors of the East. Continue along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the modern Port-City Haifa, situated on the slopes of the evergreen Mount Carmel. Visit the famous Haifa Panorama Lookout, overlooking the marvelous Baha’i Gardens – a World Heritage Site. We continue to Tell Megiddo, one of Israel’s most ancient cities, where we can find traces of fortifications left by the Canaanites, King Salomon, King Ahab, and more, as well as a very sophisticated water system, some claim was built by the king Salomon. This strategic place has always been the scenery of war, and according to John’s Revelation it is here where the last battle shall take place – the battle of Armageddon. Drive to Caesarea Maritima, the magnificent port-city built by King Herod the Great. From here St. Peter went to Rome and started with his first miracles. In Caesarea’s well-preserved theater an inscription of the procurator Pontius Pilate was found. Transfer to hotel. Dinner & Overnight Jerusalem.

 

Day 7: City of Jerusalem

 

we ascend the Mt. of Olives to enjoy a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem! A steep road takes us down to the Dominus Flevit Church, where the Lord wept over the destruction of the Temple. We will end this day at the Garden of Gethsemane, humbly meditating under the ancient Olive Trees, remembering Our Lord’s wailing in the Church of All Nations. Now we will re-experience that dramatic Friday, when Jesus was crucified. We start at the Bethesda Pools, where Jesus healed the crippled man who couldn’t walk for decades, and the St. Anna Church, famous for its long-lasting echo. Following Our Lord on the Way of the Cross – the “Via Dolorosa“, we stop by the Ecce Homo Arch, before entering the Sisters of Zion Monastery to see the Pretorium where Jesus was sentenced to Death, with the famous Lithostrotus, where you can still see some Roman engravings on the ancient pavement. The stations of the Via Dolorosa lead us through the colorful “Suq” (Bazaar) of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where we will see the Hill of Calvary (Golgotha) and the empty Tomb of Jesus. Walking through the Jewish Quarter we will see the well-preserved Roman Cardo. Continue at the famous Western (“Wailing” Wall) –the last remnants of the Jewish Temple. Today different Jews from all over the world come here to worship. If open to visits, we will ascend the Temple Mount to view (from outside) the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aksa Mosque. We exit the Old City through the Zion Gate to visit the “Upper Room” (also known as the Cenacle or Caenaculum) where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper together, King David’s Tomb. Dinner & Overnight Jerusalem.

 

Day 8: City of Jerusalem

 

Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, following by a visit to the known Menorah (Candelabra) situated in front of the Knesset Building, housing Israel’s Parliament. At the Israel Museum we will visit the 1:50 Model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple Period (the Time of Jesus) and the “Shrine of the Book” where the original “Dead Sea Scrolls” are exhibited. Drive to Bethlehem and visit the ancient Church of Nativity, the very place where Jesus was born, with the Catholic St. Catherine Church housing the tombs of the Forty Innocent Children, as well as the Milk Grotto. Drive to Beit Sahur to visit the Church of the Shepherds Fields. Dinner & Overnight Jerusalem.

 

Day 9: The Dead Sea/Eilat

 

Leaving Jerusalem, we descend to the deepest place on earth – The Dead Sea! We will then climb (by cable-car…) the cliff-fortress Massada. Here, on a high cliff in the middle of the desert King Herod the Great built a magnificent palace. This fortified palace was later used by Jewish rebels as a stronghold against the Romans. Their heroic struggle against the mighty Roman Empire became a significant symbol for the modern state of Israel and was recognized by UNESCO as “World Heritage Site”. We end the day floating (you can’t swim…!!) in The Dead Sea, known for its healing qualities. Transfer to Eilat, 3 hours drive. Dinner & Overnight Eilat.

 

Day 10:

 

After break fast we will drive from Eilat to cross to Egypt Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Taba Borders, and then he will escort you to the hotel in St. Catherine by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle (Approx 02 hours and half per way). At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up time for the tour, Dinner and Overnight in St.Catherine.

Day 11 : Moses Mountain – St. Catherine Visit you will pick  up from your hotel in St.Catherine at 01.30 am, Start climbing the Moses Mountain begins at 2:00 am and coming down at 7:00 am. then move to your hotel for Breakfast, Then proceed to visit St. Catherine Monastery which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world and it was dedicated to one of Alexander’s rulers, Saint Catherine who was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith.  check out from the hotel, after that transfer via A/C modern van from St. Catherine to Cairo (approx 10 hours per way), check into your hotel in Cairo, overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast NB: St. Catherine Monastery is available every day except Sunday and Friday.

Day 12 : Cairo Tour Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. Then you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. have your lunch at local restaurant, Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. back to the hotel. overnight in Cairo.

Day 13: Final departure Breakfast at your hotel, then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for final departure.

 

 

General info

  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till September 2013, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. Single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy. So there will be a different rate for solo traveler.

  • Children Policy

    0 – 01.99 Free of Charge 2 – 5.99 pay 25% of tour price 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

  • Payment Policy

    Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Egypt tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays and tour packages the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union

  • Jordan  Entry Visa

    You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Jordan and you can obtain a visa from the Jordanian Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival jordanian airports against USD 30 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.

  • Tipping

    It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it

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