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THE BEST OF ISRAEL & PETRA - 9 DAYS

Discover Biblical Israel and Petra 9 Days Tour!

Day 1 Sunday. Arrival 

Arrival to Tel Aviv International Airport. A Noah Tours representative will meet you after passport control and accompany you to your transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Monday. Jaffa – Caesarea – Haifa – Nazareth – Cana – Galilee

After breakfast drive through Jaffa, an ancient port city and the oldest part of Tel Aviv. Continue on to the ancient city of Caesarea that was built by King Herod the Great while driving along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. We will then proceed to Haifa, passing by Mt. Carmel to see the famous Bahai Gardens. From Haifa, we will drive to Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation. Drive to Cana, where the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine took place and visit the “Wedding Church”.  End the day with an overnight in Tiberias/Galilee Sea.

Day 3 Tuesday. Galilee – Mt. Beatitudes – Capernaum – Tabgha 

Start the day with an exciting boat ride on the Galilee Sea. Continue to see the “Jesus Boat”, the ancient boat found sunk in the Sea of Galilee from the time of Jesus. Ascend up to Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the “Sermon on the Mount”.  Continue the day in Capernaum, known as “The Town of Jesus”, visit the synagogue and Peter’s house. Take a lunch break with a delicious St. Peters fish lunch. Next, we will visit Tabgha, the place where the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes took place. You will also have the amazing opportunity to see the famous mosaic under the alter of the ancient church of Tabgha. Proceed to the hotel in the Galilee Sea for your overnight.

Day 4 Wednesday. Jordan River – Qumran – Masada – Dead Sea

Begin the morning driving along the Jordan River to Yardenit Baptismal Site. Visit Qumran and see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Travel on to Masada where you will take a cable car up to the fortress. The history of the famous Jewish fortification will unfold before your eyes; the palaces built by King Herod, the synagogue and bathhouses used by the Jews. Descend Masada by cable car and drive to the Dead Sea for some relaxation and a dip in the water. Overnight at a Dead Sea hotel and spa where you will be able to take advantage of the spa facilities.

Day 5 Thursday. Jerusalem (New City)

Take advantage of some extra sleep or an early spa treatment since check out isn’t until 10:00 AM. Drive to Jerusalem where you will visit Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust, Yad VaShem, located on Mt. Herzl. Drive past The Knesset and the Israeli Supreme Court, on your way to the Israel Museum, Israel’s national museum, where you will see the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a model of the Second Temple. Overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 6 Friday. Jerusalem (Old City)

Today will begin with a tour of the Mt. of Olives, a cemetery that once was covered in olive groves. From here you will have a breathtaking view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Drive down to the foot of the mountain to see the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before his crucifixion. Make your way to Mt. Zion where you will visit David’s Tomb and the site of the Last Supper, also known as the “Upper Room”. The day will continue with a trip to The Cardo, what used to be a main street in the Old City during the time when Judea was under Roman rule. Go down to the Western Wall and spend some time in reflection and/or prayer. End the day with a tour of the Old City and an overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 7 Saturday. Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Tel Aviv - Eilat

Depart for the Christian Quarter where you will enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified. From there, walk where Jesus walked and make your way down Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross). Drive to Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity located at Manger Square. Transfer to Sde Dov Airpot in Tel Aviv and fly to Eilat. Overnight in Eilat.

Day 8 Sunday Petra- pass by Wadi Rum - Eilat - Tel Aviv

After breakfast leave Eilat-Israel, cross the Arava border and drive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert and 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. Travel up to the treasury which suddenly appears at the end of the gorge, leaving the 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. Stop for a sit-down lunch, followed by a visit to Moses Spring before leaving Wadi Mussa - the new town of Petra. Drive to Aqaba for a short city tour, return to the Arava border and back to Eilat Airport for your flight to Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 9 Monday Departure

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure flight to Tel Aviv.

 

Room type - Regular tourist first superior deluxe
Per Person in Double Room USD $1640 USD $1835 USD $2059 USD $2658
Single Room Supplement USD $493 USD $555 USD $798 USD $1350
Supplement for dinners USD $114 USD $174 USD $298 -
High Season Supplement (per tour) USD $130 USD $130 USD $245 USD $515
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $25 USD $37 USD $50 USD $130
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $47 USD $62 USD $90 USD $150
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HOTELS

Hotel Class Tourist Class First Class Superior Class Deluxe Class
Tel Aviv SeaNet Mercure / Metropolitan Dan Panorama / Crowne Plaza Carlton / Sheraton
Galilee Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel
Dead Sea Oasis Oasis David Resort Herods/ Isrotel Dead Sea
Jerusalem Jerusalem Tower Grand Court / Leonardo Dan Panorama
/ Crowne Plaza
David Citadel
or sim.
Eilat Adi Prima Music Dan Panorama

Dan Eilat / Herrods

Season Periods:

PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2017:

 

High Season 

  • 22 Dec 2016 - 3 January 2017  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 28 August 2017 (Summer holiday Period ) 

 

Peak Season

  • 10 – 18 April 2017 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 30 May - 1 June 2017: Shavuot (Jewish Holiday) 
  • 21 - 22 Sep 2017 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 29 – 30 Sep 2017 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 4 – 13 Oct 2017 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

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PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2018:


High Season

  • 22 Dec 2017 - 3 January 2018  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 28 August 2018 (Summer holiday Period )


Peak Season

  • 30 Mar – 7 April 2018 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 19 – 21 May 2018 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 10 - 11 Sep 2018 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 18 – 19 Sep 2018 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 23 Sep– 2 Oct 2018 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

REGULAR SEASON:

  • Dates that do not appear in high & peak season.

 

 

Including

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Transfers from & to the airport
  • 8 Nights Hotel Accommodation including daily Israeli buffet breakfasts
  • All entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Government licensed English speaking guide on touring days.
  • 7 days sightseeing in A/C vehicles
  • Round trip flight to Eilat and back to Tel Aviv
  • Transfer from Hotel in Eilat to Arava border

Excluding

  • Not including transfers in Eilat to & from the airport.
  • Tips to guide, driver, etc.
  • Does not include border taxes & fees (USD$ 65 per person)
  • Visa costs (USD$ 65 per person)
  • Traveler's medical & baggage insurance
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Supplement for private transfers.
  • However, there is no extra charge if you would like us to drop you of at the airport when you return from Petra.
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section.

OPTIONALS

OPTIONAL EILAT TRANSFER:

  • USD $35 – transfer for 1-3 people from the airport in Eilat to the hotel.

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

  • Day tour to St. Catherine & Mt. Sinai: USD $270 the rate per person (on day 9, this requires an additional overnight and make this tour a 10 day tour).

Important Notes

  • The tour departs every Sunday with transfer to the hotel from the airport.
  • Starting times may be delayed depending on the number of hotels guests are being picked up from.

  • In case of non availability of a Kibbutz Hotel, a hotel in the Galilee will be designated.

  • Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only basis.

  • It is possible to book additional nights at hotels if arriving before or departing after the tour dates.

  • Tours of holy sites require modest dress (should cover shoulders, no short sleeves, short skirts, or shorts).

  • Available extensions to Jordan and Egypt - for additional information please contact us.

  • Dinner supplement is including 5 dinners only from the second day and not including the last 2 nights.

  • For reservation and additional information, feel free to contact us.

  • We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express & Bank transfers.

  • Rates are in USD $

  • A 3rd adult sharing a double room receives a 5% discount from the double room rate.

  • Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months

  • In order to pre-issue visas to Jordan, please send us a scanned copy of your passport.

  • USD$ 65 will be collected when crossing to Jordan to cover for border fees and taxes and tips for the guide and driver for the Petra tour.

  • The cost for a visa to Jordan is USD$ 65 per person.

  • The program can be extended and tailor-made for groups or private tours.

  • This Tour is a guaranteed departure tour and Noah Tours may be operating this tour together with other tour operators and agents.

  • For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Main Office Address: 
Noah Tours Ltd.
Communication Centre Neve Ilan 
Harey Yehuda 90850,Israel
email:sales@noahtours.com
ISR:  + 972-2-566-6601 
USA: +1 800 315 6044
AUS: + 61 2 8091 6339
 

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