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THE BEST OF ISRAEL WITH PETRA & MOUNT SINAI - 10 DAYS

The Best of Israel with Petra & Mount Sinai - 10 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 - 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

After breakfast, leave Eilat-Israel and cross the Arava border to 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 appears suddenly at the end of the gorge, leaving the visitors breath-taken by it's 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 for overnight.


Day 9 Monday
 St. Catherina & Mt. Sinai Excursion

Pick up from the hotels in Eilat by a Noah Tours representative. Transfer to Taba border with assistance at the border. Meet and assist with all border formalities by an Egyptian English speaking tour guide and transfer to Santa with an A/C car. Visit Santa Catherina Monastery and after have lunch at The Plaza Hotel or similar. Transfer back to Taba border, and back from Taba to hotel at  late afternoon/evening.


Day 10 Tuesday
 Transfer to the Airport

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure flight to Tel Aviv. If needed it is possible to take the last evening flight to Tel Aviv upon return from the tour.

Room type - Regular tourist first superior deluxe
Per Person in Double Room USD $1818 USD $1998 USD $2328 USD $2963
Single Room Supplement USD $649 USD $711 USD $1028 USD $1599
Supplement for dinners USD $164 USD $174 USD $293 -
High Season Supplement (per tour) USD $145 USD $145 USD $290 USD $580
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
Hotel     TOURIST FIRST    SUPERIOR DELUXE    

Tel Aviv

 

Seanet

Grand Beach

Dan
Panorama/
Crowne Plaza

David Intercontinental/ Carlton

Galilee

Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel  Kibbutz Hotel  Kibbutz Hotel 

Dead Sea

Oasis

Oasis David Resort Herods/ Isrotel Ganim

Jerusalem

 

Jerusalem Tower

Leonardo Jer/ Grand Court

Dan Panorama/ Crowne Plaza

Mamilla/
Inbal 

Galilee

 

Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel

Eilat

 

Adi 

Prima Music Dan Panorama Eilat  Dan Eilat/ Herods

 

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 upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Transfers from/ to Ben Gurion Airport to/ from the hotel in Tel Aviv
  • 8 full days Guided tour
  • 9 overnights at hotels with breakfasts (if booked on BB basis)
  • 1 Lunch at Petra
  • 1 Lunch at St. Caterina
  • A/C tourist Van/Minibus/Bus during the touring days
  • Entrance fees included in the itinerary
  • 2 Flights from Tel Aviv to Eilat and from Eilat back to Tel Aviv.

Excluding

  • Does not include border taxes and fees when crossing the border and visas to Jordan & Egypt, please refer to important notices.
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Traveler's medical and baggage insurance
  • Lunches, dinners & beverages
  • Supplement for private transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers in Eilat from/to the airport to/from the hotel
  • Optional services /tours
  • International flights
  • All other extra expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section above.

OPTIONALS

OPTIONAL EILAT TRANSFER:

  • If you would like Noah Tours to arrange a transfer from the Eilat airport to the hotel we can do so for US $35.00 (1-3 people).

Important Notes

GENERAL NOTES:

  • Tour starts on Sunday from Tel Aviv and ends the next Tuesday in Tel Aviv.

  • During August, the tour Deluxe category is not available in Israel.

  • During High Season & Peak Season, please contact us for rates and availability.

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

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

  • For single travellers, kindly contact us.

  • All tours may be operated as a private tours at an additional cost.

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

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

  • Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months at the time of your travels.

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

  • Dinner supplement is 6 dinners starting from the second night

  • We work with many different hotels however the hotels on the list are the ones we are most likely to use.

  • For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.

 

BORDER AND VISA FEES: (NOT INCLUDED)

Jordan:

  • USD $65 per person for the border taxes, fees and tips.  To be paid at the border.

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

Egypt: 

  • USD $ 32 per person border fees for the Israeli side of the Israel -Egypt Border. 

  • USD $ 15 per person Taba toll road tax. 

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

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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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