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Discovering Israel & Jordan

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Departure dates

2020 October 12 - October 26
2021 April 15 - April 29
2021 October 18 - November 1

15 days

All-inclusive

$6,695

Per person in double occupancy

Single supplement: $1,695

Walk the same streets that saw the rise of 3 major religions as well as immeasurable cultural and historical contributions. Indulge in modern seaside cityscapes, a world-class culinary scene and famous halva ice cream. If zipping through the cliff-scattered Wadi Rum desert on a 4x4 sounds like hard work, relaxing with an afternoon floating nap on the Dead Sea may be more your speed. Whether it is visiting the stunning desert fortress of Masada, travelling back in time through the winding streets of Jerusalem, or waking up to catch the sun-drenched facade of the rock-carved temple of Petra, your trip through the Holy Land will leave you filled with wonder.

This tour includes

Tour Essentials

Tour essentials

  • International flights with Air Canada
  • 13 nights in first class hotels
  • Dedicated English-speaking tour guide and local guides
  • Carefully selected visits, with entrance fees
  • Luxury coach bus transfers and luggage porterage throughout
  • Visas for Canadian citizens as required
Food & drinks

Food & drink

  • All 39 meals, including: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners
  • BBQ lunch in Wadi Rum (included in meal count)
  • Farewell dinner (included in meal count)
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Bottled water daily (2 x 500ml)

Our approach perks

Private car service to and from your home airport
International and domestic flights
Meals and excursions that are typically sold separately
Tips for all service providers
24/7 Group Guru (in addition to tour guide and local guides)
Extensive travel insurance with Manulife Financial

Total value $2,555
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This tour’s itinerary

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DAYS 1 & 2 GOODBYE CANADA, BOKER TOV ISRAEL!

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Travellers departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your dedicated Group Guru and fellow travellers and fly overnight to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival, our luxury coach brings you to your hotel, where you can settle in and rest or join your Group Guru for a walk along the bustling Port of Tel Aviv before our welcome cocktail. Overnight in Tel Aviv. (L,D)

DAY 3 EXPLORE TEL AVIV

A world-class culinary scene, enviable stretches of beachfront and energizing neighbourhoods make Tel Aviv truly special. Stroll through ancient Jaffa, whose indelible view of Tel Aviv will seduce you. Explore bohemian Neve Tzedek and its train station, before sauntering along tree-lined Rothschild Street and popping into the impressive exhibits of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. End the day in the city’s lively boardwalk, the Namal. Overnight in Tel Aviv. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 CAESAREA, HAIFA AND BAHA’I GARDENS

Roadtrip up the Mediterranean coast, with a first stop in Caesarea, where windswept ruins will cast you back to Roman times. Continue travelling north to the Mount Carmel lookout point and visit the breathtaking garden terraces of the Baha’i temple in Haifa. Overnight in Haifa. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 ACRE, SAFED AND TIBERIAS (116 KM)

Travel to Tiberias with a stop in Acre, the millennia-old port town famous for its labyrinthic bazaar and skilled fishermen. Continue on to Safed, the highest city in Israel and the center of Jewish mysticism. End the day in Tiberias, a city of great biblical importance. Overnight in Tiberias. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 DAY TRIP TO CAPERNAUM (40 KM)

Travel to Capernaum, the biblical fishing village on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, then visit Tabgha. Ascend to the Mount of Beatitudes to explore its Roman Catholic chapel. End the day with a boat tour on the calm waters of the Galilee. Overnight in Tiberias. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 NAZARETH, BEIT SHE’AN AND AMMAN (140 KM)

Depart for Nazareth, where you will tour the famous Basilica of the Annunciation. On your way to Jordan, you will stop in the historic city of Beit She’an to visit its preserved Roman ruins, a spectacle frozen in time. On to Amman, Jordan for an overnight stay. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 DISCOVER AMMAN (236 KM)

Panoramic tour of Amman, with a visit to its citadel, archaeological museum and Roman theatre. Travel to Petra for an overnight stay near the UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,L,D)

DAY 9 PETRA AND AL-KHAZNEH (126 KM)

A day devoted to the exploration of Petra, the ‘Rose City’ that served as the ancient capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Observe the Obelisk Tomb and the Byzantine church, and come face to face with Al-Khazneh, one of the most elaborate temples in the kingdom, whose splendid sandstone facade was carved in the first century AD. Spend the night in coastal Aqaba after a visit of its castle and souks. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 WADI RUM DAY TRIP (141 KM)

Exciting 4x4 excursion in the breathtaking desert of Wadi Rum, including a traditional Bedouin-style barbecue in a truly unique atmosphere. Return to Aqaba for the night. (B,L,D)

DAY 11 EIN BOKEK AND DEAD SEA FLOAT (212 KM)

Depart for the Dead Sea and check-in to the resort town of Ein Bokek, Israel for some well-deserved R&R. This afternoon, you will find that the rumours are true – you really do float in the Dead Sea! Enjoy the views and float away. Overnight in Ein Bokek. (B,L,D)

DAY 12 EXPLORE MASADA AND JERUSALEM (144 KM)

Dramatic site of a Roman siege during the first Jewish-Roman war of 66 AD, Masada’s past is mesmerizing. This morning, we access the plateau by cable car and learn about the tragedy that unraveled on this ancient fortress overlooking the Dead Sea. Continue to Jerusalem for some free time to settle in and relax before dinner. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B,L,D)

DAY 13 BETHLEHEM AND JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY

Head to Bethlehem to discover major sites including the Church of the Nativity. Return to Jerusalem after lunch and partake in a moving visit of the Mount of Olives, Israel’s 3,000 year-old cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations and cross the historical Kidron Valley. Next, explore Mount Zion and David’s Tomb, believed to be the location of Jesus’ last supper. Make your way through Herod’s Gate and stroll through Jerusalem’s streets and bustling markets to take Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Our day of wonderment is capped with a stirring visit of the Wailing Wall. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B,L,D)

DAY 14 NEW CITY AND TEL AVIV

Visit the newer sections of Jerusalem, including the Yad Vashem Memorial, Hall of Remembrance and Israel Museum, home to the world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Appreciate the unique architecture of the Knesset (parliament) and Supreme Court buildings. Continue to Tel Aviv for our farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

DAY 15 HOME SWEET HOME

Fly from Tel Aviv to Canada, with a same day arrival. Your driver will meet you at the airport to help you with your luggage and drive you home. (B)
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