Israel Escape and Jordan

New for 2019

Price per person
from £2,030

Price based on
London Heathrow
14th Jan 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • Middle East

  • Active pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Explore the sacred cities and holy sites of Israel without the huge crowds on this off-peak, faith-focused tour. See where Jesus was born in Bethlehem and delivered his first Sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes. Spend four nights in thronging Jerusalem, and then meditate on your experiences on a trip to the Dead Sea before continuing to Jordan and Petra for natural wonders and archaeological splendours.

At a glance


 

  • Nazareth Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
  • Mount of Beatitudes Visit the site where Jesus is said to have delivered his sermon on the Mount.
  • Bethlehem Visit the Shepherd's Field, where it is believed the angels ammounced the birth of Jesus. Then visit the Church of the Nativity, considered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus and one of Christianity's most holy places.
  • Jerusalem Four nights to explore the capital of Israel. You'll visit the Israel Museum, which houses the Book of the Shrine and the Dead Sea Scrolls, then continue to Mount Zion. On an included guided walking tour in the Old City, enjoy panoramic views from the Mount of Olives and visit the Garden Tomb.
  • Dead Sea Reflect upon your experiences while floating buoyant in the soothing waters of the Dead Sea.
  • Wadi Rum Visit the largest wadi in Jordan and enjoy a four-wheel drive to the desert of Wadi Rum. Receive a local headscarf.
  • Petra Discover Siq and the Treasury on a guided sightseeing tour, and sip tea in a Bedouin tent.
  • Mount Nebo Visit the mountain where Moses is believed to have seen the Promised Land.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Overview

See Israel and Jordan on this guided tour of the historic Middle East, and enjoy shorter travel time, fewer crowds, and lower costs than the busy travel season. Discover the birthplace of Christ in Bethlehem, spend four nights exploring Jerusalem and then reflect on your experiences on a trip to the Dead Sea before continuing to Jordan and Petra for historic, natural and sacred treasures.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 9 dinners

UK - Tel Aviv

Day
1

Fly to Tel Aviv, where you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Tel Aviv! Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with your travelling companions and tour director.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Tel Aviv–Jaffa–Caesarea–Nazareth–Cana–Haifa

Day
2

Stop in Jaffa for a walk through the beautifully restored ancient port, where medieval pilgrims started their strenuous 2-day trek to Jerusalem. Then, continue your tour of the Holy Land to Caesarea, the perfect place to learn about the Roman and Crusader presence in the country. Visit the Roman Amphitheatre and the impressive Crusader Fortress and admire Herod’s stadium and harbour. On to Nazareth in Galilee, to visit the contemporary Church of the Annunciation. Then Cana, site of the first miracle where Jesus changed water into wine at a wedding. To this day, many couples renew their wedding vows at this sacred place. Arrive in Haifa, a city with a long history dating back to biblical times.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Haifa. Excursion to The Mount of Beatitudes–Capernaum–Sea of Galilee

Day
3

Start your day with a visit to the golden-domed Baha’I Shrine, the world centre of Baha’i faith. Heading towards the Sea of Galilee, visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Then proceed to Capernum, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen. Via the ruins of Kursi arrive at the Jordan River and visit the baptismal site, followed by a relaxing cruise on the Sea of Galilee.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Haifa–Valley of Elah–Latrun–Bethlehem–Jerusalem

Day
4

Drive into the ancient land of the Philistines and the Valley of Elah. Stop at the site of David’s victory over the Philistine champion, Goliath, and hear about this biblical event. Later, refresh your memory with the tale of Samson and Delilah as you travel through the land of the Dan tribe to the wide Valley of Ayalon. At strategic Latrun, visit the Monastery of the Trappist Monks. Stop en route for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Holy City of Jerusalem, considered one of the oldest places in the world, with a history dating back as far as 4000 BC. Proceed to Bethlehem and see Shepherd’s Field, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Next, visit the Church of the Nativity, which stands on the site where Jesus was born.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jerusalem. Excursion to the Israel museum, Yad Vashem and Mount Zion

Day
5

Visit the Israel museum with the Shrine of the Book, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, followed by the Yad Vashem memorial created to commemorate the six million martyrs of the Holocaust. Continue to Mount Zion, and visit the upper room, where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper, and then the Tomb of King David.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jerusalem. Excursion to the Old City

Day
6

This morning, visit the Garden Tomb. After a stunning panorama of the city from the revered Mount of Olives, start your guided walking tour. Via the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, designed in the shape of a tear drop to symbolize the tears of Christ, arrive at the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest. Nearby are the Caves of the Assumption of Mary and of the Betrayal. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha, and visit the Church of The Holy Sepulchre. Erected over the site of the crucifixion, this church is shared by six Christian communities. Also see the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, a splendid mosque on the holy mount. Continue to the Western Wall, the most holy shrine in the Jewish religion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jerusalem. Excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea

Day
7

Drive through the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. Enjoy the scenery as you follow the road between the salty water and majestic desert mountains. Catch glimpses of the caves of Qumran, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top Fortress of Masada, and hear how 960 Jewish zealots preferred death at their own hands to the indignity of surrender to overwhelming Roman forces. Around lunchtime, reach one of the comfortable Dead Sea resorts and experience the feeling of buoyancy in the heavy water. Return to Jerusalem.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem, Israel–Allenby Bridge–Jerash, Jordan–Umm Qais–Amman

Day
8

A comfortable drive across the Allenby Bridge, brings you to Jordan. Drive north to Jerash, which was inhabited as early as 3200 BC. Although the city was impacted by the earthquake of 749 AD, it is the site of the best preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the Middle East. Next, stop in Umm Qais, site of the Gadarene swine miracle, before arriving in Jordan’s capital, Amman.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Amman–Wadi Rum–Petra

Day
9

An exciting visit to Wadi Rum is on the program today. Wadi Rum is the largest wadi (ravine) in Jordan and made eternally famous through the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy spectacular Four-Wheeling through the sand dunes and receive a keffiyeh, a local headscarf. Continue to the “Rose-Red City” of Petra, where you can relax at your hotel this evening or explore the ancient city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Petra

Day
10

Petra, a full day of guided sightseeing in Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Lost to the world for centuries, it is located in the biblical land of Moab. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Stand in awe in front of the iconic and famed Treasury. You’ll see spectacular temples and tombs created out of the rose-coloured sandstone, and sip tea in a real Bedouin Tent.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Petra–Kerak–Wadi Mujib–Dead Sea

Day
11

This morning features Kerak, with a visit to the Crusader Castle and Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon.” Continue to your hotel at the Dead Sea for your 2-night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Dead Sea. Excursion To Madaba, Mount Nebo & Bethany Beyond The Jordan

Day
12

A fascinating day awaits! Stop in Madaba to visit st. George's Church, which houses a precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Also explore the Madaba Archaeological museum. Today’s major highlight is a visit to Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land. Next is Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe that Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. Return to the Dead Sea to enjoy a farewell dinner with your travelling companions to commemorate an unforgettable journey.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Dead Sea - UK

Day
13

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Tel aviv Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Haifa Dan Panorama

Jerusalem Dan Panorama Jerusalem

Amman Amman Marriott

Petra Petra Marriott

Deadsea Jordan Valley Marriott

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