This 12-day combined tour between Israel, Palestine and Jordan is designed for travelers seeking culture and spirituality. The spiritual dimension is present all along the route. Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Tiberias, Nazareth, Masada, Jerash, Petra, the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and the splendid desert of Wadi Rum as well as the famous road in Jordan the Road of the Kings. A trip to the Holy Land is always a unique adventure: an encounter through its incredibly varied landscapes, rich in archaeological, historical and cultural treasures.
Arrival at Ben Gurion airport. Formality of arrival by our travel agent to reoccupy suitcases, Meeting with your driver, Then Transfer to Jerusalem, Installation at the hotel for the Night.
After breakfast, departure for the visit of the Mount of Olives and then you go to the panorama of the old city of Jerusalem. Then visit the Dormition Abbey is a monastery of Benedictine monks located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. It was built for German monks from Beuron. Visit of the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock with the esplanade of the Aqsa Mosque then Visit of the Last Supper Room it is the last meal of Jesus of Nazareth surrounded by his twelve apostles.
Installation in your hotel in Jerusalem for the night.
After breakfast, drive to Bethlehem on the land of the Shepherd and the cave. See the Holy Liturgy in the Church of the Nativity. The Byzantine church is built on the birthplace of Jesus, as well as we will see the grotto of St. Jerome.
Then on the way back to Jerusalem, visit the Monastery in Ein Karim Return to Jerusalem for a free time settling at your hotel for the night.
After breakfast, departure to the south to take advantage of the visit to the fortress of Masada located two hours drive from Jerusalem, the visit of the site takes at least three hours. Masada is a site steeped in history. King Herod, in search of a refuge from possible threats, had this impregnable fortress built.
A few years later, in the year 66, the Jews known as the Zealots succeeded in dislodging the Roman garrison, a feat at the time of the revolt against the Romans. This event marked the beginning of the Jewish war against Rome. Arrive at the visitors center to access the fortress by cable car,
Then in the afternoon drive to the southern border with Jordan from Wadi Araba departure formality you leave your Israeli guide and you meet at the Jordanian post the representative of the agency to take care of an entry visa.
Then transfer to your hotel in Aqaba, Installation for the night.
After breakfast, a free morning in Aqaba, check out of the hotel then departure to the desert of Wadi Rum one hour drive from Aqaba for a local lunch in a tent then excursion in local Jeep 4x4 for the whole afternoon in 04 hours, you discover (Umm Ushreeh, Umm Frouth, The Red Dunes, Laurence's house), pick up to your camp for a typical dinner then night in a tent with private bathrooms.
Breakfast at the camp. Departure for a 2 hour drive to visit Petra The ancient city of Petra, one of Jordan's national treasures, is undoubtedly the most famous tourist site in the country. Petra was left to us by the Nabataeans, a hard-working Arab nation who settled on the southern tip of Jordan. Renowned for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious system of reservoirs and water supply canals,
Visit of Petra, the Pink City: the Siq, the Khazneh, the Deir, the Amphitheatre, the Tomb of the Obelisks, the Monastery. Transfer to your hotel in Petra for the night.
Breakfast at the hotel and check out / departure to the Route of the Kings for the visit of Madaba 3h30 drive The city of mosaics, You will see the church of St. George of Madaba, the "map of Palestine" unearthed in 1898 during the construction of the church. This mosaic from the middle of the 6th century, barely altered, traces the geography of the Byzantine Near East.
Then you will visit Mt. Nebo, 10 km north-west of Madaba - "And Moses, having departed from the plains of Moab, went up to the top of Mount Nebo, to Pisgah, which faces Jericho.
Continuation to the Dead Sea for a swim and an unforgettable experience on a private beach. 75 km long and 15 km wide, the Dead Sea covers an area of 920 km2, almost twice the size of Lake Geneva. The maximum depth of the Dead Sea is 399 m. The lower level of the Jordan Depression is therefore 410 m below the level of the open seas and as such it represents the lowest point on earth. Settling in at your hotel for the night at the Dead Sea
After breakfast, check out of the hotel, you recognize your luggage and then departure for Jerash. In the morning departure to the ancient city of Jerash or Gerasa about 45km from Amman.
Jerash is the epitome of Roman municipal planning, vast and formal, throughout the Middle East. It is adorned with cobbled, colonnaded streets, huge temples on the crest of the hills, delightful theatres, spacious public squares, baths, fountains and walls pierced by towers and gates (Hadrian's Arch, South Gate, Temple of Zeus, Oval Square, South Theatre ...etc.).
Continuation in the afternoon for the visit of Ajlun. The landscapes are superb with nature and olive trees, to visit the restored castle of Qala'at ar-Rabad. The building was built with the limestone of the region, using techniques also found in the Crusader castles: polished stones, humpback stones, tile fittings and headers. Then road to your hotel on the road between Ajlun and Jerash, installation for the night.
After breakfast, departure in the morning towards the northern border of Sheikh Hussein, formalities of departure then road to Tiberiade for the visit of the famous site of Yardenit, installation at your hotel for the night.
After breakfast, visit the Mount of Beatitudes, Located on a small hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee near Tabgha, the Mount of Beatitudes is the traditional site of Jesus' delivery of the Sermon on the Mount. Then Tabgha, the traditional site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes, is located near the northeast shore of Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee). Then road to Nazareth for the visit of the Basilica of the Annunciation. Then Installation in your Hotel in Nazareth for the night.
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to Akko(Acre) After Jaffa, Saint John of Acre will be the main port of the Crusaders, the city is fortified, a military citadel and walls are erected to support enemy sieges, visit the old town and the fortress of the hospitaller dates back to 1291 AD Citadel (Kingdom of Knights) This citadel overlooks the sea and the survivors can embark to take refuge in Cyprus. For ten days, the citadel resisted the bombardments. The Knights' Halls of the Hospitaller Fortress are located under the Ottoman citadel. On the way to Haifa, it is located on a mountain, the Carmel mountain. On the bay is the port of Haifa, which is the main port of Israel. The most famous tourist attraction in Haifa is the Baha'i Gardens.
Transfer at the end of the day via the road to Tel Aviv and the Madeira coast. Settling into your hotel in Tel Aviv for the night.
After breakfast, free time then transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure.