17 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour with Jordan and Egypt

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure following in the footsteps of the Jewish Nation and explore the beauty of of Israel, Petra and Egypt with an exciting 17 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. Caesarea - Haifa - Acre - Rosh Hanikra

Drive North to Caesarea, what once was the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the Crusaders' City, the aqueduct and amphitheater that has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mount Carmel and. Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbor and local market. Continue to the northernmost point of Israel, Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car into the limestone grottoes. Overnight in a Kibbutz Hotel.

Day 3 Tuesday. Safed - Tel Hai - Banias - ATV Tour in Golan Heights 

Drive to Safed, center of the Kabballah movement; visit the Joseph Caro and Ha’Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city and stroll through the Artist’s Quarter. After that, proceed to an exciting ATV tour in the beautiful Golan Heights. From there, ascend Mt. Bental, a captivating dormant volcano and hear some geopolitical insight on the region. Stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Next, walk along the alluring Banias Springs and watch the splendid waterfalls. End the day with an overnight in the Kibbutz Hotel.  

Day 4 Wednesday. Jordan Valley - Beit Shean – Bet Alpha - Gan Hashlosha - Jerusalem

Start the morning with a drive to the Jordan Valley and get inspired by the view; proceed to Beit Shean, the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the Philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5 Thursday. Jerusalem (Old City) - Mt. Olives - Western Wall - Sephardic Synagogues - Westerm Wall Tunnels - Davidson Center

At the start of the morning, drive to the crest of the Mt. of Olives where you will get a magnificent view of the entire city of Jerusalem. Visit at the Western Wall for some time to pray and/or reflect. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour through the Western Wall Tunnels; visit Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa Gate to the Tower of David Museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6 Friday. Jerusalem (New City) - Mt. Herzl- Yad Vashem Museum - Israel Museum - Mahane Yehuda Market

Start the day with a drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, and visit the Yad VaShem Museum, the national memorial to the Holocaust. Pass by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next, visit the Israel Museum and see the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed and the new Holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Continue your day with a visit to Mahane Yehuda Marketplace (Shuk) and experience life as an Israeli. From there if time allows, pass by Mea Shearim and get a glimpse of the unique lifestyle of the ultra-orthodox community. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7 Saturday. Jerusalem Free Day 

Enjoy the your free day of Sabbath to rest in the hotel or explore the beautiful city with its beautiful colours and lights. Walk to the Great Synagogue or the Western Wall for prayer. Optional visit at King David's Museum with free vouchers. At night, you will have an option to visit the Night Specatcle of David's Tower.

Day 8 Sunday. Jerusalem - Eilat - Arava - pass by Aqaba - Petra - Amman - Cairo

Fly from Tel Aviv Airport to Eilat. and transfer to the Arava border. After border crossing procedures enter Jordan. Drive to Petra. where you will walk through the Siq (optional: rent a donkey, camel, or carriage instead of walking) to the Treasury, an elaborate Nabatean temple. Your guide will show you the ancient Nabatean city, replete with tombs, monuments, and a huge ampitheatre. Enjoy a local lunch at an authentic restaurant. Transfer to Amman airport for your flight to Cairo.

Day 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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, we will get back to our Nile cruiser for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in Aswan or (optional) Sound and Light show at Philae temple can be offered upon your request. Finally, we will get back to the Nile cruise for overnight.

Day 13 Friday Aswan

After breakfast, disembark the cruise, and have a day of leisure in Aswan (Optional: tour to Abu Simbel). Travel by a Sleeper Train to Cairo. Have dinner and overnight.

Day 14 Saturday 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 15 Sunday Cairo City Tour 

Start the Cairo city tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, with its fantastic display of ancient civilization; the Mosque of Mohammad Ali's Citadel; the old city; the Ben Ezra – Geniza Synagogue. Its store room – Geniza – was found to contain over 2000 medieval, manuscripts, a collection known as the Cairo Geniza. The El Mullakah Church (Hanging Church) one of the oldest and most famous Coptic Churches in Egypt. Continue to the City of the Dead a four mile long grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work amongst their dead and ancestors. Many residents live here because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo or emigrated from countryside. End at Bazaar of Kahn Khalili. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 16 Monday Cairo Free Day

After breakfast enjoy a free day on your on in Cairo (Optional Alexandria Day Tour)

Day 17 Tuesday Cairo - Departure

After breakfast check out of your hotel. Transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to your next destination. There will be assistance through airport formalities.

 

Room type - Regular Tourist Comfort Superior Deluxe Executive
Per Person in Double Room - $3561 $4681 $6761 $7811
Single Room Supplement - $1760 $2400 $3680 $5280
Supplement for dinners - $675 $825 - -
High Season Supplement (per tour - single pay double) - $436 $822 $1134 $1254
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) - $44 $60 $92 $132
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) - $88 $120 $184 $264
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HOTELS
Hotel Area Tourist  First Superior  Deluxe  Excutive
Tel Aviv Seanet BY 14  Dan Panorama  Carlton *Hilton Dlx
Galilee Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel

Scots Dlx

Jerusalem Jerusalem Tower Grand Court Dan Panorama

Mamilla

King David 

Aqaba Gulf / My Hotel Double Tree/ Marina Plaza Radisson Blu

Mövenpick 

Kempinski

Cairo Horizon Pyramids Barcelo Hilton Ramses Marriot Cairo Four Seasons
Cruise Semiramis Sarah Amarco I/ Blue Shadow May Fair Sun Boat

*Executive and Deluxe receive VIP at meeting and assistance
*Upgrade to The Vista at the Tel Aviv Hilton, Vista Club Room +$170 per room per night. 
*Upgrade to Old City  

 

Family Plan

Tourist & First Class: Child (2-12) sharing parents' room - reduction of 20%. 

Superior Class: Child up to age 18 sharing parents’ room – reduction of 30%.

Season Periods:

PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2018:


High Season

  • 22 Dec 2018 - 3 January 2019  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 31 August 2018 (Summer holiday Period )


REGULAR SEASON:

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

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PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2019:


High Season

  • 22 Dec 2018 - 3 January 2019  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 31 August 2019 (Summer holiday Period )


Peak Season

  • 19 – 27 April 2019 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 7 – 9 June 2019 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2019 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 8 – 9 Oct 2019 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 11 – 20 Oct 2019 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

REGULAR SEASON:

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

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PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2020:


High Season

  • 22 Dec 2019 - 3 January 2020  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 31 August 2020 (Summer holiday Period )


Peak Season

  • 8 – 15 April 2020 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 28 – 30 May 2020 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 18 Sep - 20 Sep 2020 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 27 – 28 Sep 2020 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 2 – 10 Oct 2020 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

REGULAR SEASON:

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

Including

  • Tour of 17 days and 16 nights
  • Pick up and drop off at airport
  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Nile Cruise on full board (4 Days)
  • A/C tourist Van/Minibus/Bus during the touring days
  • Domestic Flight: Tel Aviv - Eilat
  • International Flight: Amman - Cairo
  • Entrance fees
  • One land transfer From Eilat to Petra
  • One transfer to Amman airport

Excluding

  • Visa to Egypt, Israel & Jordan and Egypt Border tax
  • Tips to guide and driver.
  • Does not include border taxes and fees when crossing the border, please refer to important notices.
  • Traveler's medical and baggage insurance.
  • Beverages with meals
  • Supplement for private transfers
  • All other extra expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section above

OPTIONALS

OPTIONAL FLIGHTS:

  • It is a highly recommended option to reserve a flight from Aswan to Cairo instead of a Sleeper Train (highly recommended) with:
  1. $130 supplement of per person on BB basis for the flight to Cairo from Aswan + Overnight in Barcelo/Oasis Hotel 
  2. $180 per person on BB basis for superior category (Hilton Ramses) including all transfers from/to hotels
  3. $240 per person for Deluxe category on BB basis (Marriot) including all transfers from/to hotels
  • 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 9th day, St. Catherine by car including extra overnight: USD $229 per person. Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh or Santa Caterina hotel(on first class category sharing a double room and this will make the tour a 18-day tour).
  • Tour by car to Abu Simbel (on the last day of the Cruise, day 14), $155 per person.
  • Optional tour by flight to Abu Simbel (on the last day of the Cruise, day 14), upon availability on the given date. Please contact us for availability and rate. 
  • Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo, visiting the Catacomb, PomPei’s Pillar, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Garden. Drive back to Cairo through the desert road. From USD$ 190 per person including 1 additional overnight (First Class). This will make the tour a 18-day tour. 

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.

Important Notes

  • The tour departs Sundays with transfer from airport to hotel with a minimum of 4 people joining. Please contact us for the supplement fee if you will be less than 4 people in your group.
  • In case of non availability of a Kibbutz Hotel, a hotel in the Galilee will be designated.
  • All rooms are standard rooms unless mentioned otherwise, except for Executive. Optional room upgrades are available upon request for a supplement fee.
  • Executive Class receive a room in the Hilton Deluxe, Scots Deluxe, Mövenpick Resort Petra Junior Suite and in the King David New City (floor 1-4) Hotel .
  • All categories of hotel class stay in the same Kibbutz Hotel in the Galilee no matter which hotel class was booked, except Executive.
  • Option for Superior and Deluxe class to upgrade to a non-Kibbutz Hotel for a supplement fee.
  • In case the hotels mentioned in the table are not available, a similar hotel from the same category will be booked. 
  • Dead Sea hotel is upon availiability.
  • A visa to Egypt is USD $25 per person and you will receive it at the airport upon arrival.
  • In order to pre-issue visas to Egypt, we require a scanned copy of the all clients' passports.
  • Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months at the time of your travels.
  • The Nile Cruise is on full board basis (4 Days including breakfast, lunch & dinners).
  • There are a few options for extension tours in Egypt.
  • Dinner supplement includes 8 dinners.
  • All tours may also be operated as private tours foran additional cost.
  • Noah Tours may be operating this tour with other tour operators.
  • Noah Tours Ltd. advises all participants to insure themselves and their belongings.

 

BORDER AND VISA FEES: (NOT INCLUDED)

        Jordan: 

  • USD $32 per person for the border taxes to be paid at the border
  • USD $60 for visa to Jordan. To be obtained at the border.

         Egypt: 

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