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

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Experience the highlights of Israel, Petra, and Mt. Sinai with an adventurous 10 day 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 - Golan Heights  

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 Golan Heights and have an overview from above. End the day at your 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. Dead Sea - Mt. of Olives - Bethlehem

Take advantage of some extra sleep or an early spa treatment, since check out isn’t until 11:00 AM. Go up to the Mt. of Olives, a cemetery that once was covered in olive groves, where you will have a magnificent panoramic view of Jerusalem. Depart for Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity located at Manger Square. Overview of the Judean Desert and Shepherd's Field. Finish the day back in Jerusalem for your overnight.

Day 6 Friday. Jerusalem (New City) - Mahane Yehuda Market

The morning will begin with a visit to 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. Continue the day with an exciting tour of the Mahane Yehuda Marketplace (Shuk) and experience life as an Israeli. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7 Saturday. Jerusalem (Old City) - Tel Aviv - Eilat - Aqaba

Today will begin with a tour of 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”. We continue to 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). 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.  Transfer to Sde Dov Airpot in Tel Aviv and fly to Eilat. Transfer from Eilat Airport to Arava border where a Noah Tours representative will meet you at the other side and transfer you to the beautiful city of Aqaba. Overnight in Aqaba. 

Day 8 Sunday Petra – Pass by Wadi Rum – Eilat-Aqaba

After breakfast, 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. Overnight in Aqaba.

Day 9 Monday St. Catherina & Mt. Sinai Excursion

Pick up from the hotels in Aqaba by a Noah Tours representative. Transfer to Eilat and from there transfer to Taba border with assistance at the borders. 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. Overnight in Taba.

Day 10 Tuesday Transfer to the Airport

Breakfast and transfer to Eilat border. Transfer to Eilat 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 Executive
Per Person in Double Room $1818 $1998 $2328 $2963 $4763
Single Room Supplement $649 $711 $1028 $1599 $3399
Supplement for dinners - $174 $293 - -
High Season Supplement (per tour - single pay double) $145 $145 $290 $580 $675
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) $33 $35 $45 - -
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) $40 $40 $47 - -
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HOTELS
Hotel Area Tourist  First Superior  Deluxe  Executive
Tel Aviv Seanet BY 14  Dan Panorama  Carlton Hilton
Galilee Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel

Scots

Dead Sea Oasis Oasis David Resort

David Resort

Herods

Jerusalem Jerusalem Tower Grand Court Dan Panorama

Mamilla

King David 

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

Mövenpick

Kempinski

Taba Hilton Hilton Movenpick

Movenpick 

Movenpick 

 

Family Plan

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

Superior: 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 - 28 August 2018 (Summer holiday Period )


Peak Season

  • 30 Mar – 6 April 2018 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 19 – 20 May 2018 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 9 - 11 Sep 2018 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 18 – 19 Sep 2018 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 23 Sep– 30 Sep 2018 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

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 - 28 August 2019 (Summer holiday Period )


Peak Season

  • 19 – 26 April 2019 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 8 – 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
  • 13 – 20 Oct 2019 : 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.

Important Notes

IMPORTANT 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.

  • Dead Sea hotel is upon availiability.

  • All rooms are standard rooms. Optional room upgrades are available upon request for a supplement fee.

  • 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.

  • 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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