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11 Day Israel & Jordan Christmas and New Year's Tour. Discover the beauty of Israel and Petra and be in Bethlehem for Christmas Eve and Petra for New Year's.
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The Tour Itinerary

 Israel and Jordan Christmas Tour - 11 Days

INCLUDES CHRISTMAS DINNER & MASS IN BETHLEHEM AND A NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA DINNER IN PETRA!

Discover the Land of the Bible during Christmas time! Experience a spiritual journey of a lifetime. Explore the historical sites of Israel and Jordan on our exciting "The Best of Israel and Jordan Tour - 11 Days!" Discover both countries with a top guide, and enjoy the hand-selected hotels. The trip of a lifetime awaits! 

 

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) 

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 Arava Border where a Noah Tours representative will meet you on the other side and transfer you to the beautiful city of Aqaba. Overnight in Aqaba. 

Day 8 Sunday. Aqaba 

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 before leaving Wadi Mussa - the new town of Petra. Drive to Amman. Overnight in Amman.

Day 9 Monday. Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Amman

Visit Madaba, famous for the unique mosaic map of the Holy Land, which can be found on Saint George’s church floor. Then visit Mt Nebo, the place where Moses looked over the Holy Land and the Dead Sea. This is considered the burial place of Moses as this where he was seen for the last time. Here, you can visit the memorial church bearing his name. If the sky is clear, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Jericho will meet your eye. Back to Amman for your overnight. 

Day 10 Tuesday. Amman - Ajloun - Jerash - Amman

Drive from Amman to visit Ajloun, a military castle that was used by the Islamic armies of Saladin to protect the region against the crusaders. Next, visit 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 collonaded streets. After the visit, drive back to Amman.

Day 11 Wednesday. Departure. Transfer to Amman Airport.

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and drive to Amman Airport for departure. 

Optional: Land transfer back to Tel Aviv. Please contact us for further details.

Hotels

 

HOTELS
Hotel Area Comfort Superior  Deluxe  Executive
Jerusalem Grand Court  Olive Tree  Mamilla King David
Galilee Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel

Petra Petra Moon Movenpick Resort

Movenpick Resort 

Movenpick Resort - Upgraded Room

Rates

Rates for Regular Season Comfort Superior Deluxe Executive
Per Person in Double Room $2969 $4055 $4633 $5757
Single Room Supplement $1415 $2007 $2378 $3015
Supplement for dinners $396 $475 - -
High Season Supplement (per tour - single pay double) - - - -
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) - - - -
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) - - - -

Including

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
  • 2 transfers: from & to the airport
  • 10 night hotel accommodation including daily buffet breakfasts
  • All entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Government licensed English speaking guide on touring days
  • 9 days sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor-coach
  • 1 Christmas Eve Festive dinner in Bethlehem on December 24th
  • Viewing the mass from the outside in Bethlehem at Manager Square
  • 1 lunch in Petra
  • 1 New Year's Eve Gala Dinner in Jordan

Excluding

  • Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff, etc.
  • International flights
  • Traveler's medical & baggage insurances
  • Porterage at airport
  • Dinners, if booking on BB basis
  • Beverages with meals
  • Supplement for private transfers
  • Visa and Border fees
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section

Important Notes

  • In case the hotels mentioned in the table are not available, a similar hotel from the same category will be booked.

  • Kibbutz Hotel is upon availability. In case of no availability, the overnight will be in Tiberias.

  • Noah Tours does not assist with purchasing tickets to the mass.

  • The mass will only be viewed from the outside. If you have ticket and stay for the entire mass, you will need to book your own transfer back to the hotel.

  • If you book on HB basis and your arrival flight arrives after dinner time, dinner cannot be guaranteed.
  • It is possible to book additional nights at hotels if arriving before or departing after the tour dates.

  • In the case where the client books an extra night before the tour with their own arrangements, the transfer to the hotel is not included in the package.

  • Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 7 months at the time of your tour.

  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.

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

  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & bank transfers.

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

  • To confirm a place on this tour a deposit of USD $300 per person is required.

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

  • Noah Tours may change the sequence of the tour as long as we include all the sightseeing as in the tours program.

  • Free WiFi is available at most hotels but cannot be guaranteed.
  • For more information, please see our terms and conditions

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