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Overview

Group coach tour, starting every Sunday in Tel Aviv, taking you through Biblical & Cultural Highlights of Israel. From there on to Petra, Amman, Jerash & Madaba in Jordan. Ending in Egypt with Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan and visits of the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo plus Alexandria.

• Some parts of the Jordan & Egypt section of this coach tour may be operated on private basis (instead of group basis), depending on the final number of total participants that have have signed up for the same tour start date.

Group Coach Tour Rate - depending on category & season:
3700US$ per person in tourist class (3*)
4220US$ per person in comfort class (4*)
5420US$ per person in superior class (4*superior)
6760US$ per person in deluxe class (5*)
*Coach Tour Rates are PER PERSON sharing in double/twin room
*High season supplement
+250US$ per person in tourist class
+350US$ per person in comfort class
+500US$ per person in superior class
+920US$ per person in deluxe class
*Peak season supplement
+500US$ per person in tourist class
+800US$ per person in comfort class
+1000US$ per person in superior class
+on request for deluxe class

• Regular Season : Dates that do not appear in high season & peak season.
High Season : 01 July to 31 August 2020 + 22 Dec 2020 to 03 January 2021
Peak Season : 07–18 April 2020 (Passover Jewish holiday)
28-30 May 2020 (Shavuot Jewish holiday)
18-20 September 2020 (Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday)
27–28 September 2020 ( Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring over these dates)
02–10 October 2020 (Succoth Jewish holiday)

Tour itinerary

Day 01 - Sunday : Arrival to Tel Aviv
Representative will meet you at Tel Aviv Airport (as per your international flight arrival time) and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Remainder of the afternoon-evening then free at leisure.

Day 02 - Monday : Jaffa - Caesarea - Haifa - Nazareth - Cana - Galilee
Depart on drive through Jaffa, an ancient port city and oldest part of Tel Aviv. Continue to the ancient city of Caesarea, that was built by King Herod the Great, while driving along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. Proceed to Haifa, passing by Mt. Carmel to see the famous Bahai Gardens. From hear head 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 03 - Tuesday : Galilee – Mt. Beatitudes – Capernaum – Tabgha - Golan Heights
Start with a boat ride on the Galilee Sea. Continue to see the “Jesus 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”. From here move on to Capernaum and visit the synagogue and Peter’s house. Enjoy a "St. Peters fish" lunch after which visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the loaves and fishes took place. Proceed to the Golan Heights for view from above then return to hotel.

Day 04 - Wednesday : Jordan River – Qumran – Masada – Dead Sea
Drive 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 and cable car up to the fortress where the history of the famous Jewish fortification will unfold before you; the palaces built by King Herod, the synagogue and bathhouses used by the Jews. Descend and head to the Dead Sea for some relaxation and a dip in the salty waters. Overnight at a Dead Sea hotel and spa where you will be able to take advantage of the spa facilities (spa facilities & treatments are for your own account).

Day 05 - Thursday : Dead Sea - Mount of Olives - Bethlehem
Morning free at leisure, then depart to the Mount of Olives, a cemetery that was once covered in olive groves, for panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then depart for Bethlehem, to see the Church of Nativity located at Manger Square and views of the Judean Desert and Shepherd's Field. End of day with arrival to hotel in Jerusalem for overnight stay. 

Day 06 - Friday : Jerusalem (New City) - Mahane Yehuda Market
Begin with a visit to Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust, Yad VaShem, located on Mt. Herzl. Drive past The Knesset and Israeli Supreme Court, on your way to the Israel National Museum, where you 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 Jerusalem.

Day 07 - Saturday : Jerusalem (Old City) - Arava Border - Aqaba
Start with a tour of the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before his crucifixion. From here head to Mt. Zion where visit David’s Tomb and the site of the Last Supper. Continue to the Christian Quarter where enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. From there, walk where Jesus walked and make your way down Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross). The day will continue with 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. Then transfer to the Arava Border where a representative will meet you on the other side and transfer you to the hotel in Aqaba for overnight stay. 

Day 08 - Sunday :  Aqaba to Petra & Amman
In the morning depart to Petra, through the scenic Jordanian desert and Wadi Rum area. Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq, a narrow passage through the mountains, arriving at the Treasury which suddenly appears at the end of the gorge, leaving visitors in awe with 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. After a break for lunch, depart from Petra on the drive to Amman for overnight stay.

Day 09 - Monday : Madaba & Mount Nebo, roundtrip from Amman
Today visit Madaba, famous for the unique mosaic map of the Holy Land, which can be found on the floor or Saint George’s Church. Then 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. If the sky is clear, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Jericho will lay out before you. Return to hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 10 - Tuesday : Amman - Ajloun - Jerash
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, one of the most preserved ancient cities of the area. Enter through the monumental South Gate and walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades, visit the Roman theatre, the Cardo and Nymphaeum. Return back to Amman for last overnight stay in Jordan.

Day 11 - Wednesday : Amman - Desert Castles - Amman Airport - Cairo
Today discover three of Jordan's fabled desert castles, built by Umayyad rulers during the 7th and 8th centuries. Explore UNESCO-listed Qasr Amra, famous for its 8th-century frescoes of hedonistic scenes, then the atmospheric Qasr Kharana and Qasr al-Azraq castles, the later was used as a military base by Lawrence of Arabia during World War I. Then transfer to Amman Airport for flight to Cairo, arrive and transfer to hotel with overnight in Cairo. 

Day 12 - Thursday : Flight to Luxor & Board Nile Cruise with Temples Tour
Depart on domestic flight to Luxor and board the 04-night Nile Cruise. Today you visit the Karnak Temple, the largest Pharaonic temple complex in the world, with some parts constructed by Ramses II. Also visit the Temple of Luxor, another startling temple which was established around the 14th century BC. Free time at leisure and overnight on board the vessel.

Day 13 - Friday : Nile Cruise with Luxor West Bank Tour
Explore the West Bank of Luxor, also known as the City of the Dead. The first visit will be to the Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. Then visit the Temple of Deir el-Bahari, which was constructed during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. Finally, 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. Return to the vessel for free time and overnight on board. 

Day 14 - Saturday : Nile Cruise with Edfu & Kom Ombo
Sail to Edfu an on arrival visit the Tempel of Horus, the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple. Return to the cruise vessel and continue sailing to Kom Ombo where you visit the Temple dedicated to the local deities. Overnight on board as you sail towards Aswan. 

Day 15 - Sunday : Nile Cruise with Aswan Tour
On arrival to Aswan, explore the High Dam and ride in a motorboat to reach Agilkia Island, where visit the Temple of Philae, the center of the worship of the Goddess Isis. Proceed to the Unfinished Obelisk, which was discovered in the granite quarry in the southern part of Aswan. Remainder of day & evening free at leisure on board or to explore more of Aswan on your own.

Day 16 - Monday : Aswan to Cairo
Breakfast, disembark and as per arranged flight time depart on domestic flight back to Cairo, overnight Cairo.

Day 17 - Tuesday : Memphis - Sakkara - The Great Pyramids of Giza 
Begin with a tour of the ancient city of Memphis, now an open air museum testifying to the magnificence of its four thousand years of history. Near Memphis lies the Necropolis of Saqqara, a vast ancient burial ground, featuring numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. Then proceed to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx located, on the Giza Plateau. The Valley Temples surrounding the pyramids provide an insight to dominating religious motives of the era. Return to hotel in Cairo for overnight.

Day 18 - Wednesday : Cairo City Tour
Visit the Egyptian Museum, with its fantastic display of ancient civilization. Next, see the Mosque of Mohammad Ali, the Citadel, the old city and Ben Ezra Synagogue, also known as the Geniza Synagogue. Its store rooms were found to contain over 2,000 medieval manuscripts, a collection known as the Cairo Geniza. Then visit one of the oldest and most famous Coptic Churches in Egypt, the El Mullakah Church (Hanging Church). Continue to the City of the Dead, a four mile long grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work amongst their ancestors. End with some time in the Bazaar Khan el-Khalili. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 19 - Thursday : Alexandria City Tour
Start with an early morning drive from Cairo to Alexandria, and on arrival visit the Catacomb Kom El Shoqafa, the largest and most important burial site in Egypt. Next, Pompey's Pillar, a memorial column made out of red Aswan granite erected by the Roman ruler of Egypt in honor of Emperor Diocletian. Conclude at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a commemoration of the ancient Library of Alexandria that was destroyed centuries ago. Return back to Cairo for final overnight stay. 

Day 20 - Friday : Departure from Cairo
As per your international flight departure time, transfer from hotel in Cairo to Cairo Airport

What's included?

  • 15 nights hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • 04 nights on Nile Cruise with breakfasts, lunches & dinners onboard
  • Government licensed English speaking guide on touring days
  • Main entrance fees to noted sights on touring days
  • Arrival transfer from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport to hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Departure transfer from hotel in Cairo to Cairo Airport
  • All transfers & transport as required for the noted itinerary
  • A/C tour minibus-coach transport on touring days (size of vehicle as per size of the group)
  • Domestic flight Tel Aviv-Eilat & international flight Amman-Cairo

TOUR RATE EXCLUDES:
Visas or visa fees for entry to Israel, Jordan & Egypt
Border fees and departure taxes
Tips to tour guide & drivers, greatly appreciated throughout
Beverages/drinks of any kind throughout
Lunches & dinners where not already noted as included
Medical Insurance and/or Travel Insurance
Any items or services not mentioned in the included section

Notes

  • Tour starts every Sunday - day you should arrive to Tel Aviv.
  • In case of non availability of a Kibbutz Hotel, a hotel in the Galilee will be designated.
  • All rooms are standard rooms. Optional room upgrades are available upon request at extra charge.
  • All categories stay in the same Kibbutz Hotel in Galilee, no matter which hotel class was booked.
  • Option for Superior and Deluxe class to upgrade to a non-Kibbutz Hotel at a supplement fee.
  • There are a few options for extension tours in Egypt & Jordan.
  • All tours may also be operated as private tours, depending on total number of participants.
  • In order to pre-issue visas to Jordan and Egypt, we require a scanned copy of your passports.
  • This tour may be operating in association with other tour operators.
  • We strongly advise all participants to insure themselves and their belongings.

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