Israel & Jordan - Classic Group, 2021
From 11/08/2021 to 22/09/2021
Golan Heights: Visit a family-run winery and regale in a tasting of the local produce.
Tel Aviv: Enjoy a Welcome Drink and mingle with your fellow travel companions to begin your journey.
Tiberias: Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your travels with a lively Celebration Dinner.
Amman: Get to know your fellow travelers and Travel Director over a drink at your Welcome Dinner.
Amman: Enjoy tasting traditional Jordanian when you visit the Bait Khairat Souf for an authentic style lunch.
Petra: Taste authentic Jordanian flavours as you experience a traditional desert dinner when you dine at the Ammarin Bedouin camp.
Wadi Rum: Enjoy tea with the Bedouins at sunset and taste authentic Jordanian cuisine dine under the stars for your Zarb dinner.
Amman: Toast to your adventures with your fellow travellers at a lively Celebration Dinner.
Dining Summary: 14 Breakfast (B), 4 Dinner (D), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), 1 Lunch (L)Galilee: Choose between a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret or alternatively, meet one of the archaeologists who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.
Amman: Choose between joining a guided tour to discover the highlights of the city or alternatively, explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.
Amman: Visit the Iraq-Al Amir Women's Cooperative supported by the TreadRight Foundation.
Learn some skills behind these traditional handicraft activities from the ladies of the cooperative and admire their work, which helps boost their financial livelihoods.
The Women's Cooperative also advances SDG 5: Gender Equality.
The Cooperative, which is managed and run by local women, has provided training projects for more than 150 women from all villages of Wadi Seer on a variety of handicrafts.
It also advances SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.
Here women are provided with job training skills enable them to gain access to economic opportunities that might not have otherwise been possible.
Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists' quarter and see the famous clock tower and old harbour.
Caesarea: With your Local Expert, explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the MountDead Sea: Alongside your Local Expert, ascend to the ancient fortress of Masada by cable car where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies, before sacrificing themselves.
Jerusalem: At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Jerash: Feel like you have stepped 2,000 years back in time as your Travel Director guides you through this marvellous ancient metropolis - now the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world!Mount Nebo: Take in the astounding view of Moses' Promised Land, where the ruins are truly a site to behold.
Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress and see the Crusader chapel.
Madaba: Guided by your Travel Director, see St George Church and admire the detail of the Madaba Map - a fascinating mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy land.
Petra: Explore the ancient and hidden 'rose-red' city, as you journey with your Travel Director, through the winding, dark passageway, between rock walls up to 200 metres high.
See the Treasury and explore the Roman Amphitheatre and ancient tombs.
Wadi Rum: Enjoy beautiful desert scenery as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert.
Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum.
Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseasEnjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroomAlternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasionWe carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel doorHotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currencyWe also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotelsFrom time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destinationComplimentary transfers are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.
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Day Day 2 - Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv Morning sightseeing showcases the highlights of this vibrant city including the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Venture along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa to see the famous clock tower and the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes. Walk along the seaside promenade at sunset for spectacular views, as local musicians and street artists take to the stage.(Breakfast)
Day Day 6 - Masada and the Holy City of Jerusalem Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies. Travel through the Judean Hills to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem. Visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City and follow the winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall, the most sacred monument in Judaism.(Breakfast)
Day Day 9 - From Jerusalem to Amman Travel through the Judaean Desert to the border of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. You are met on the other side to journey through a landscape that has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Once at your Amman hotel, relax and settle in before joining your Jordanian Travel Director for drinks and dinner.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day Day 14 - Amman If you wish, start the day with sunrise yoga at the Bedouin camp, before returning to Amman.Explore Amman with Insight Choice. Join a guided sightseeing to discover the highlights of the city and learn about the history and culture. Alternatively, explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.Later, check in at your hotel where the rest of your day is at leisure.Join in a lively dinner to celebrate the end of your Jordanian adventures.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
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