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THE NEW BEST OF ISRAEL, JORDAN AND EGYPT - 20 DAYS

The Best of Israel, Jordan and Egypt - 20 Days

 

 

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

 

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. Finish the day back in Tel Aviv for your overnight. 

 

Day 8 Sunday Tel Aviv - Sheikh Hussein Bridge - Jerash - Ajloun -  Amman

Transfer from Tel Aviv to the visit of Jerash, the Pompei of the East. Jerash has been covered by sand for centuries, which is the main reason why it is still so well-preserved. You will enter Jerash through the monumental South Gate and find yourself wandering around in a Roman city. You will walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades, visit the Roman theatre and Byzantine churches with mosaic-covered floors. Enjoy a stroll along Jerash's main road, the Cardo, and pass by the Nymphaeum. You may experience the marvellous acoustics of the theatre, from the Jerash music festival which takes place every year. See for yourself how the Romans built the earthquake-proof columns of the colonnaded streets. After the visit, transfer for the visit of Ajloun an Islamic military castle that was used by the Islamic armies of Saladin to protect the region against the crusaders. Finish the day with a short city tour in Amman. Overnight in Amman.

Day 9 Monday Amman - Mount Nebo - Madaba - Petra

After breakfast drive to Mount Nebo, where, according to Deuteronomy, Moses was allowed a view of the Promised Land that God was giving to the Israelites. Indeed, the view from the 800 m. summit provides a panorama of the Holy Land and part of the Jordan River Valley. According to Jewish and Christian tradition, Moses was buried on this mountain by God Himself, and his final resting place is unknown. Continue to Madaba, once a Moabite border city, mentioned in the Bible. Visit the  Basilica of Saint George with the famous Mosaic Map of the Holy land with two million pieces of coloured stone, the 6th century map preserved in the floor depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns and  the earliest extant representation of Byzantine Jerusalem, labeled the "Holy City." Drive  south  to Petra via the crusaders castle - Shobak, to Wadi Mussa (Moses), the  village of by  Petra for overnight.

Day 10 Tuesday
 Petra - Wadi Rum

After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road Wadi Musa. Then on horseback to the "Siq" (canyon) and then on foot to Petra known as "Sela Edom" or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D. Visit the most interesting monuments, such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (Al Madhbah) from this point you can view the whole of the rock city. Overnight in Wadi Run Camp

Day 11 Wednesday  Wadi Rum (4x4) - Dead Sea (Amman Beach 2) - Amman

After breakfast enjoy a 4x4 jeep adventure in Wadi Rum. Drive to the Dead Sea for a half day at your disposal dedicated for relaxation and spa time. Drive to Amman for overnight.

Day 12 Thursday Amman - Amman Airport - Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to Amman Airport for your flight to Cairo (not included at the rate). Overnight in Cairo

Day 13 Friday Cairo - Memphis -Saqqara - Great Pyramid of Giza

We begin our day with a tour of the ancient city of Memphis that lies some 12 miles south of Cairo. The ancient city is now an open air museum testifying to the magnificence of its four thousand years history. Serving Memphis lies the necropolis Saqqara a vast, ancient burial ground, featuring numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser. We then proceed to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx located on the Giza Plateau. The Great Pyramids of Cheops or Khufu; of Khafre or Chephren; and of Menkaure have always loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt and were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Valley Temples surrounding the pyramids provide an insight to dominating religious motives of the era. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 14 Saturday Cairo City Tour

Immediately opposite Luxor, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the Theban Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. The archeological remains of Thebes offer a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height. Among others we shall view the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a famous female Pharaoh who during her 22 year long reign became known for her extensive expeditions and fostering of trade relations. From Luxor we sail to Esna. Two barrage bridges straddle the Nile at this point: one built by the British in 1906, and the "Electricity Bridge" built in the 1990s. If time permits we will visit the temple of Esna and the market of Esna. Our boat will negotiate its way through the lock system and sail on the Nile to Edfu for overnight.

Day 15 Sunday Cairo

Free day in Cairo (Optional Alexandria Day Tour).

Day 16 Monday Transfer to Luxor - Board Cruise - East Bank Tour

After breakfast, flight to Luxor where you will be met with our representative , who will transfer you to your Nile cruiser for check in. Afternoon, you will visit Karnak Temples Complex, the largest Pharaonic temple complex in the world. The Karnak we see today date back to the new kingdom specially the huge amazing columns of the hypostyle hall which are constructed by Ramses II. Our next visit of today will be to Temple of Luxor, another startling temple which was established around the 14th century BC. After the tour, we will return to our Ship for rest and refresh. Afternoon tea will be served on board. Dinner meal will be served on board, then overnight in Luxor.

Day 17 Tuesday Luxor West Bank Tour

Breakfast meal will be served on board. After that, you will join our expert tour guide to explore the west bank of Luxor, the city of the dead. Our first visit will be to Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. We will then visit Temple of Deir El Bahari, which was constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. Finally, we will visit The Colossi of Memnon, these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC. After the tour, we will return to our Ship for rest and refresh. Afternoon tea will be served on board. Dinner meal will be served on board, then overnight in Luxor.

Day 18 Wednesday Edfu - Kom Ombo

Energizing breakfast meal will be served on board before our full day tour. Our Nile Cruise ship will land at the location of the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile. It was constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC for the worship of the god Horus. After your amazing visit, you will get back to the ship, so we can enjoy the lunch on board while sailing to the city of Kom Ombo. Arrange yourself for the second visit of the day, whereas we will meet Temple of Kom Ombo, established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era, the temple is dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. Evening time is free at leisure to enjoy the Egyptian folklore show on board.

Day 19 Thursday Aswan City Tour - Aswan Dam

Breakfast meal will be served on board. After that you will prepare yourself to join your expert tour guide to explore the wonderful city of Aswan. Our first visit of the day will be to The High Dam, constructed in the 1960s by the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser to protect Egypt from the flood of the Nile. We will then ride in a motorboat to reach Agilika Island, where we can visit Temple of Philae, constructed in the 3rd century BC in the Greco Roman era as the center of the worship of the goddess Isis. We will then proceed to visit The Unfinished Obelisk, which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of Aswan. After the tour board a sleeper train back to Cairo.

Day 20 Friday Cairo- Departure

Transfer from Train Station to Cairo Airport for departure.

 

Room type - Regular tourist first superior deluxe
Per Person in Double Room USD $3265 USD $3655 USD $3805 USD $5120
Single Room Supplement USD $1075 USD $1315 USD $1835 USD $2600
Supplement for dinners USD $280 USD $280 USD $480 -
High Season Supplement (per tour) USD $113 USD $113 USD $225 USD $450
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $33 USD $35 USD $45 -
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $40 USD $40 USD $47 -
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HOTELS
AREA TOURIST CLASS FIRST CLASS SUPERIOR CLASS DELUXE CLASS


Tel Aviv

SeaNet

Metropolitan/ Mercure

Dan Panorama/ Crowne Plaza

David Intercontinental/ Carlton

Galilee Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel
Dead Sea Oasis Oasis David Resort Herods/ Isrote; Dead Sea
Jerusalem Jerusalem Tower Leonardo Jer/ Grand Court Dan Panorama/ Crowne Plaza Mamilla/
Inbal
Eilat Adi  Prima Music  Dan Panorama Eilat or sim. Dan Eilat/ Herods
Amman Liwan/ Arena Grand Palace Regency Palace Marriot
Petra Candels Kings Way Taybet Zeman Movenpick Resort
Cairo Horizon Pyramids / Pharaoh's Dokki Oasis / Barcelo Hilton Ramses Marriot Cairo 
Cruise Nile Cruise Nile Cruise Nile Cruise Nile Cruise

All tours may be operated as private tours at additional cost.

 

Contact us for more information & for a quotation!

Season Periods:

HIGH SEASON IN ISRAEL:

  • 11-13 June 2016 Shavuot (Jewish Holiday)
  • 24 July - 31 August, 2016

  • 20 December, 2016 - 4 January, 2017

 

PEAK SEASON IN ISRAEL:

  • 21 – 30 April 2016 : Passover (Jewish holiday)

  • 3 - 4 October 2016 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 11 – 12 October 2016 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring

  • 16 -25 October 2016 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

HIGH SEASON IN EGYPT:

  • July 1 - 31, 2016

  • October 1 - 31, 2016

  • December 22, 2016 - January 5, 2017 : Christmas/New Years Eve

  • March 25 - 28, 2016 : Easter

 

REGULAR SEASON:

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

Including

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
  • 2 Transfers- from & to the airport
  • Government licensed English speaking guide on touring days
  • Tour of 20 days and 19 nights
  • Pick up and drop off at airport
  • Flight Amman - Cairo
  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Nile Cruise on full board
  • A/C tourist Van/Minibus/Bus during the touring days
  • Entrance fees

Excluding

  • Visa to Egypt, Israel & Jordan
  • Border fees and departure taxes
  • Tips to guide and driver.
  • Beverages with meals
  • Porterage
  • Traveler's medical and baggage insurance.
  • Supplement for private transfers
  • All other extra expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section above.

OPTIONALS

 

OPTIONAL FLIGHTS:

  • Flight from Cairo back to Tel Aviv (selected days): USD $351 per person, rate and tickets are subject to availability.

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

  • Tour to Mt. Sinai on the 11th day. Visit to St. Catherine by car including 1 extra overnight: USD $229 per person. Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh or Santa Caterina hotel (on first class category sharing a double room and (on first class category sharing a double room).

  • Tour by car to Abu Simbel (on day 19), $155 per person, instead of Aswan tour.

  • Optional tour by flight to Abu Simbel , $355 per person (including 2 flights), instead of Aswan tour.

  • Optional day tour to Alexandria on day 15 from Cairo. You will be visiting the Catacomb, PomPei’s Pillar  Visit Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Garden. Drive back to Cairo through the desert road. From USD$ 150 per person.

 

The above rates are for a minimum of 2 people. In case of a single traveller, a supplement must be paid. Please contact us for details and rates

Important Notes

  • Tour starts on Sunday from Tel Aviv.

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

  • Dinner supplement includes 14 dinners (6 in Israel from 2nd day, 3 in Jordan, 1 on the Sleeper train and 4 in Cairo).

  • Dinner supplement for Deluxe hotels is available in Egypt part only and includes 3 dinners.

  • The Nile Cruise is on full board basis (4 nights) including breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

  • During August, the tour Deluxe category is upon availability in Israel.

  • There are a few options for extension tours in Egypt & Jordan.

  • All tours may also be operated as private tours.

  • In order to pre-issue visas to Jordan and Egypt, we require a scanned copy of the all clients' passports.

  • St. Catherine's is only open from 8-11:30 Mon-Sat., closed on Sundays.

  • Noah Tours may be operating this tour with other tour operators.

  • Noah Tours Ltd. advises all participants to insure themselves and their belongings.

  • For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.

 

BORDER AND VISA FEES: (NOT INCLUDED)

Jordan:

  • USD$ 32 per person departure tax when leaving Israel on day 8.To be paid when crossing the border into Jordan. 

  • USD $65 for visa to Jordan. To be obtained at the border.

  • USD$ 15 per person departure tax leaving Jordan. To be paid when crossing the border into Israel on day 11. 

Egypt: 

  • USD $ 25 per person for the visa to Egypt. To be obtained at the airport.

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Noah Tours Ltd.
Communication Centre Neve Ilan 
Harey Yehuda 90850,Israel
email:sales@noahtours.com
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USA: +1 800 315 6044
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