15 Day Deluxe Israel with Jordan

2 Tel Aviv, 2 Haifa, 4 Jerusalem, 2 Dead Sea, 2 Petra & 1 Amman
Round trip airfare from JFK, 13 nights first class hotel accommodation, all transfers, most meals

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Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Tel Aviv, Amman-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights InterContinental David, Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights Dan Carmel, Haifa
    • 4 nights Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem
    • 2 nights Movenpick Resort & Spa, Dead Sea
    • 2 nights Movenpick Resort, Petra
    • 1 night InterContinental, Amman
  • All transfers
  • Maximum 24 passengers per tour
  • 34 meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches with soft drinks, 10 dinners with wine
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Hotel porterage and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees per itinerary
  • Tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tips for restaurant staff, drivers and local guides
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Visa to Jordan

 

Your Luxury Tour Highlights

Signature Collection blends specially arranged private visits and rich cultural meetings with exceptional personalized services

  • Walking tour of ancient Jaffa, along the winding cobblestone lanes to the Artists' Quarter
  • Tour the astounding archaeological site of Caesarea, with its Roman and Crusader ruins
  • In the Galilee, view the ancient Jesus Boat, an archaeological treasure reclaimed from the sea
  • Visit Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, and the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels
  • Follow the Via Dolorosa through the souks of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • In Bethlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity, built to commemorate the birth site of Jesus
  • Visit Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust; and view the Dead Sea Scrolls in Israel Museum
  • Ascend to the cliff-top fortress at Masada, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the sacred site at Bethany, one of the most important discoveries in biblical archaeology
  • Enjoy a swim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea
  • Journey to the vast archaeological site of Jerash, known as the "Pompeii of the East"
  • An amazing day in the “rose red” city of Petra, sculpted by the Nabateans in the 3rd century
  • Travel via the King’s Highway to Kerak, Madaba, Mt. Nebo and Jordan’s capital of Amman

 

Your Signature Experiences

  • VIP services whisk you through formalities upon arrival in Tel Aviv and departure from Amman
  • Private vineyard experience with wine tastings
  • Exclusive cultural conversations about Arab-Israeli relations, traditions and challenges
  • Specially arranged sailing on a replica of the “Jesus Boat” reclaimed from the Sea of Galilee
  • Exclusive culinary adventure at the Machane Yehuda Market led by a local “shuk” expert
  • Private reception opens a magical evening at the Tower of David "Sound & Light" Show
  • A unique Biblical cuisine dinner in Jerusalem using spices and herbs from ancient times
  • Lunch in an authentic Bedouin Tent at Wadi Rum, with its surreal desert landscape
  • Private tour of the astonishing “rose-red” city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Exclusive! At the Petra Kitchen, learn the inside secrets of preparing Middle Eastern cuisine
Day By Day Itinerary

All of your needs are met and exceeded on this luxury tour of Israel and Jordan. Enjoying the company of no more than twenty-four travelers per group, tour participants travel in comfort and style. Travelers are accompanied by a professional tour manager who will introduce you to historic and modern Israel and Jordan, as you visit the most iconic sites and some that few will ever see. And at the end of each day you’ll retire to hotels chosen for their comfort as well as location. Welcome to Israel and Jordan with Signature Collection.


DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Israel
Depart on your flight to Tel Aviv, Israel

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, VIP Services have been arranged to assist you through formalities. At your sophisticated hotel overlooking a seaside park, rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception and Dinner. A great beginning to the extraordinary journey in Israel and Jordan
Overnight: InterContinental David, Tel Aviv
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Ancient Jaffa, Ilana Goor Museum, Sarona Market, Rabin Center
A morning walking tour introduces you to the ancient port city of Jaffa (Joppa), eternally linked with the biblical tales of Jonah and St. Peter. Tour the ancient ruins, continuing along the winding cobblestone lanes to the reconstructed Artists' Quarter. View the breathtaking landscape of the shoreline of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean coast before our visit to the fascinating Ilana Goor Museum. Located in an 18th century building that once served as the first Jewish inn for pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem, this unique museum is acclaimed for its extraordinary collection of international works of art, alongside Goor’s original creations. On to the dynamic Sarona Market complex, heart of Israel’s culinary art scene, before a lunch of local specialties. A drive then reveals the contrasting architecture of this city on the sea; pausing to admire some of the city’s splendid Bauhaus buildings – more than any other city in the world. Continue to the Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the late Prime Minister and the development of the State of Israel. Tonight is yours for independent pursuits. Be sure to walk along the "tayelet", the beachside promenade with trendy seaside cafes in this city that never sleeps
Overnight: InterContinental David, Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Friday - Caesarea, Wine Tasting, Special Arab speaker, Haifa
On the drive north along the scenic Mediterranean coast we reach spectacular Caesarea, built by King Herod, considered one of the greatest builders of the ancient world. Explore this archaeological site with its Roman and Crusader ruins, including an impressive 1st century theater still being used today and a hippodrome that once held over 20,000 people for chariot races. Afterwards, we arrive at a family-owned vineyard and enjoy tastings of the many types of wine. After lunch, on to the shimmering seaport city of Haifa, ascending to our hotel perched atop the Carmel Mountains. After time to settle in, an exclusive specially arranged cultural event. We’re invited to join a prominent Arab guest for a conversation about Arab-Israeli relations, traditions and the challenges of life in Israel. Dinner together follows at a popular restaurant
Overnight: Dan Carmel, Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Acre (Akko), Nazareth, Tzipori
Discover the timeless city of Acre (Akko), once capital of the Crusaders, and their last stronghold in the Holy Land. Visit the elaborate Jezzar Pasha Mosque, also known as the White Mosque, inside the walls of the Old City, a superb example of Ottoman architecture. A walking tour then takes us into the ancient subterranean city, the Knight’s Hall, the citadel and other monuments recalling the colorful Middle Ages. After shopping for treasures in the bustling bazaar, we travel to Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent most of his youth; visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well. Lunch at a local restaurant before journeying to the remarkable archaeological site of Tzipori, 1st century capital of the Galilee. Here, view the superb mosaic floors and portrait of a woman named the "Mona Lisa of the Galilee."On your return to Haifa, enjoy the panorama of the meticulously manicured gardens and striking golden domed Baha’i Shrine, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site or, pamper yourself with treatments at the hotel’s spa
Overnight: Dan Carmel, Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Sunday - Sea of Galilee Boat (Jesus Boat), Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Jerusalem
Travel via verdant rolling hills to the tranquil Sea of Galilee. The drive then takes us past kibbutzim that dot the area – the very beginning of Israel’s concept of collective communities traditionally based on agriculture. An unforgettable opportunity to visit a working kibbutz and get acquainted with everyday life in this rural community. At the Yigal Alon Museum, view the 2,000-year-old ancient Sea of Galilee Boat, also known as the Jesus Boat, an archaeological treasure reclaimed from the depths of the sea. Then, a truly unique experience as we embark on a replica of this boat and sail on the same waters as fisherman did in the time of Jesus. At Capernaum, view the ruins of an ancient synagogue dating back to the 6th century. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, where you stand in wonder at the expansive views of the entire region. Afterwards, a very unique lunch at one of the foremost Arab fusion restaurants. The day is capped by our entrance to “golden” Jerusalem – you’ll be astonished by the stunning panorama of the city from atop the Mt. of Olives. Time to settle in at our deluxe Jerusalem hotel, superbly positioned in the heart of the city before we dine à la carte at a restaurant overlooking the walls of the Old City. Enjoy the rest of the evening in the hotel with its rich heritage and stylish ambience
Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - The Old City of Jerusalem, Tower of David
The exploration of Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, begins in the Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Roman and Byzantine Jerusalem, once bordered by stately columns and lined with shops. View the four Sephardic Synagogues now restored to their former grandeur and the landmark neo-Byzantine Hurva Synagogue with its iconic arch. A traditional lunch follows at a local café before a visit to the renowned Davidson Center where you’ll enter another world of this city’s glorious past, showcased through advanced visualization technology. Then to the Western Wall, of the Second Temple, the holiest prayer site of Judaism. You may leave a prayer note in the crevices of the wall as people of many religions have done for centuries. Your visit continues with a walk through centuries of history in the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels. Our day in the Old City concludes with a private wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and a remarkable evening at the Tower of David. Watch the ancient Citadel walls come to life in a breathtaking sound and light show that tells the story of Jerusalem
Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Tuesday - Dome of the Rock, Holy Sepulchre, Culinary Tour
We return to the Old City this morning for views of the magnificent Dome of the Rock, sheltering the rock from which the Prophet Mohammed is said to have ascended to Heaven. Then, we follow the Via Dolorosa through the narrow alleys and souks of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be where Jesus was crucified and buried. An exclusive culinary adventure follows at the bustling Machane Yehuda Market. A local “shuk” expert takes you step-by-step to the best food stalls in the market. The delectable lunch is a fantastic blend of home-grown flavors and fresh cooked tasty delights. Enjoy leisure time before dinner at the Eucalyptus Restaurant, serving a modern interpretation of biblical cuisine – all the spices and herbs used are grown (as in ancient times) in the surrounding hills of Jerusalem
Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Dead Sea Scrolls, Bethlehem
This morning, we visit Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust. Walk through the Museum, the Children’s Pavilion and along the Avenue of the Righteous, dedicated to Christians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Afterwards, drive via the Supreme Court Building and the Knesset (Parliament) to the renowned Israel Museum. View the remarkable Scale Model, a miniature replica of ancient Jerusalem from the Second Temple period and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. Enjoy a walk through the exquisite Billy Rose sculpture garden. After lunch on your own, choose to explore some of Jerusalem’s diverse neighborhoods on your own or, join the tour to Bethlehem that includes a visit to the Church of the Nativity, a basilica built above the site that traditionally marks the birthplace of Jesus.* We'll return to Jerusalem for a sumptuous dinner together
*Bethlehem is located six miles south of Jerusalem in the West Bank and governed by the Palestinian National Authority.
The Church is currently undergoing renovations which are scheduled to continue through 2017. Expect to see scaffolding on parts of the structure, and as work is ongoing, there may be construction noise during normal visit hours.

Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Masada and Dead Sea
Travel via the Judean desert to the cliff top fortress at Masada, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascend by cable car to this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod the Great’s palace, synagogue and bathhouse – you’ll discover why the symbolism of Masada still has such tremendous significance today. Descend from these lofty heights to a Dead Sea Hotel for lunch before proceeding to the Jordan border crossing at the Allenby Bridge. Visa for Jordan is required but arranged free of charge. Israel Departure tax of $26-51 is required and payable locally.* After formalities, on to your hotel nestled amongst lush gardens on the northern shores of the Dead Sea – an oasis of tranquility. Enjoy dinner together
*Please visit Gate 1 Visa and Gate 1 Entry Fee/ Departure taxes page for more details.
Overnight: Movenpick Resort & Spa, Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Leisure Day at the Dead Sea or Visit Jerash, Bethany
The day is yours to savor the countless pleasures of your spa-resort hotel on the edge of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Swim in the mineral-rich therapeutic waters or try some of the treatments at the spa. Or, choose to join the journey north to the vast archaeological site of Jerash. Known as the “Pompeii of the East,” Jerash is one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world, uncovered after being hidden in the sand for centuries. Tour the soaring Temples of Artemis and Zeus, the Roman Forum, Hadrian’s Arch, the massive theatre and walk along the mile-long Street of Columns. Lunch in Jerash before returning to the hotel. In the evening, a special à la carte dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Movenpick Resort & Spa, Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Saturday - Wadi Rum, Bedouin Lunch, Petra
Departing the Dead Sea area, enormous contrasts in scenery as we travel through the surreal desert landscape at Wadi Rum, with its ancient river beds, wind sculpted mountains and pastel colored sands. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, called the "Valley of the Moon," served as inspiration (and filming site) for T.E. Lawrence’s novel, Lawrence of Arabia. Ride in a 4x4 vehicle to explore the valley with its looming rock faces that seem to rise out of the sand. After crossing the huge red sand dunes and eroded pillars of sandstone rock, a unique lunch awaits us in an authentic Bedouin Tent, cooked in an oven with hot coals beneath the desert floor. Arriving in Petra, we settle in at our hotel with its colorful Middle Eastern decor, situated at the entrance to the historic Jordanian city of Petra. Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Movenpick Resort, Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Sunday - "Rose Red" Petra, Chef-led Cooking Lessons
An astonishing day! Enter the "rose red" city of Petra, hand sculpted from a mountain range by the Nabateans in the 3rd century BC. Begin your walk (or ride) through the Siq, a winding canyon road in the shadow of massive red and pink rock walls. At the end, stand in awe at Petra’s most extraordinary monument - the towering Treasury building that rises over 140 feet. On our walk, we’ll explore soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial chambers and water channels - all remnants of a once great Nabatean culture. Petra is both a cherished Jordanian national treasure and an esteemed UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, linger on your own or return to the hotel. Tonight, we gather with the Chef and local women to prepare our evening meal. You’ll learn the inside secrets of Middle Eastern cuisine at the Petra Kitchen, and try first-hand the unique Arabic way of preparation. Our personally prepared delicious dinner is shared by all
Overnight: Movenpick Resort, Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Monday - King’s Highway, Shobak Castle, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Amman
Today, we travel on the storied King's Highway towards Amman, stopping briefly to view Shobak Castle, a striking 12th century Crusader fortification. Next, on to Madaba where we see the vivid 6th century Byzantine map created of mosaic tiles depicting Jerusalem and the Holy Lands at St. George's Church, and to Mt. Nebo, reputed burial site of Moses with its expansive views of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea. Enjoy an authentic Jordanian lunch before continuing to Amman, capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. An overview of Amman accents the old and new parts of the city, beginning at the towering ancient Citadel. Continue to the impressive Roman Theatre, a relic of ancient Philadelphia, and through the bustling bazaars to the modern part of the city where the American Embassy is housed. Freshen up at our 5-star hotel, an oasis of luxury in the posh diplomatic district of the city. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner is at one of the most celebrated restaurants in Amman. On this last enjoyable evening, share wonderful memories of your journey with newfound friends
Overnight: InterContinental Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Tuesday - Depart Jordan
Transfer to the airport in Amman for your departure flight. VIP services expedite departure formalities
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4:00 pm you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • Entry Fees/Departure taxes are required.
  • Visa required for Jordan.
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Prices do not include gratuities for tour managers

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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