Israel and Jordan
When you travel to Israel and Jordan with Tauck you explore all the threads – civilizations, cultures, history, traditions, religions and the arts – that are so intricately woven together throughout this compelling area of the world. Gain special insights into its diversity from knowledgeable local guides and experts in their fields as our multidimensional Jordan and Israel tours take you from bustling modern-day Tel Aviv to ancient sites such as 4,000-year-old Jaffa, King Herod's port city of Caesarea, mountaintop Masada and Jerusalem's Old City. Expand your understanding of the religions that have so much to do with Israel and Jordan, past and present, during a Tauck Exclusive private panel discussion. Sail on the Sea of Galilee, relax at a resort along the Dead Sea, travel on Jordan's King's Highway to the fabled pink city of Petra, and dine Bedouin-style at a traditional feast. Privately guided tours and special cultural experiences for Tauck guests only bring it all to life, and accommodations at superb hotels – including premium rooms at Movenpick resorts on the Dead Sea and in Petra – put you in the best locations throughout this extraordinary trip.
Guided walking tours, Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, Sephardic Synagogues, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mt. Nebo, cruise Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Bedouin-style traditional feast, private wine and hors d'oeuvres reception prior to Tower of David light show
Dubai, Past and PresentWitness life in one of the fastest growing business centers in the world. Join a walking tour through the Spice and Gold Souk and visit the Al Fahidi Fort, now the Dubai Museum. Ride aboard an abra (water taxi) along Dubai Creek for a view of traditional wind-tower houses and gleaming modern architecture.
Your off-season guided tour of Jordan begins in the capital city of Amman and concludes at the Dead Sea-one of the lowest spots on Earth. Marvel at Jordan?s many amazing sites, but without the crowds or prices of the busy season! Visit Amman-one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities with a history spanning nine millennia-to see the Roman amphitheater and take an exciting excursion to Umm Qais, and Jerash, a well-preserved Greco-Roman city buried for centuries under desert sands. Join in guided sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra-one of the New 7 Wonders of the World?, and carved directly into the sandstone rock. Walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors between its high cliffs, and stand in awe of the famed Treasury site, carved out of the sheer sandstone cliff in the 1st century BC. You?ll sip tea in a Bedouin tent-a tradition of the semi-nomadic Bedouin people still inhabiting this region.Take an adventure on a four-wheel drive in the desert of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity with its incredible landscape, monolithic rockscapes, and centuries-old paintings spread on the rocky outcrops. You’ll also visit Kerak, and its 12th-century Crusader Castle; Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon;” Madaba, home to a 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land; Mount Nebo, the holy site where Moses saw the Promised Land; Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist; and the Dead Sea. All of this, minus the crowds and cost of high-season, await you on this one-week guided tour of Jordan!Included Features:AMMAN Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the amphitheater; excursion to Jerash and Umm QaisWADI RUMVisit the largest wadi in Jordan and [LF] enjoy a four-wheel drive to the desert of Wadi Rum and receive a local scarfPETRAGuided sightseeing, including [LF] the Siq and the Treasury; sip tea in a Bedouin tentKERAKVisit the Crusader CastleWADI MUJIBVisit the Jordanian Grand CanyonMADABAVisit St. George?s Church and the Archaeological MuseumMOUNT NEBOVisit the mountain where Moses saw the Promised LandBETHANY BEYOND THE JORDANVisit the site of John the Baptist?s settlementDEAD SEAFarewell dinner
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. Begin in Tel Aviv, stop in the port of Jaffa, then through the Holy Land to Caesarea to visit the Roman Amphitheater and Crusader Fortress, and Nazareth in Galilee to visit the Church of the Annunciation. Stop in Cana-site of Jesus? wedding miracle-on your way to Haifa. Visit the sites of Jesus? life, including the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum. Travel to David and Goliath?s Valley of Elah; Samson and Delilah?s Valley of Ayalon; and cruise on the Sea of Galilee. You?ll also visit the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem, and enjoy a four-night stay in Jerusalem. Take an excursion to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and visit the Israel Museum, which holds the Shrine of the Book, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Visit Jerusalem?s Old City, the Garden Tomb, and the Mount of Olives. See the Garden of Gethsemane, follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at the site of the crucifixion. View the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock mosque, and the holy Western Wall; take an excursion to historic Masada to visit the cliff-top fortress; and float in the waters of the Dead Sea-with fewer crowds in this low-season travel to Israel. In Jordan, travel to Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus; Madaba with its archaeological treasures; Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land; and Jordan?s “Grand Canyon” at Wadi Mujib. Take an exciting four-wheel drive through the pristine desert of Wadi Rum. Visit Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World?-stand in awe in front of the 1st-century-BC Treasury, carved into the sheer sandstone rock, and walk down the Siq, the colorful gorge between the high cliffs; also sip tea in a Bedouin tent. From Jordan?s capital Amman, travel to Umm Qais and the Greco-Roman city of Jerash. Ancient sites and fascinating landscapes await you on this off-season guided tour of Israel and Jordan-without the crowds, costs, or lengthy travel schedule of the high-season!Included Features:TEL AVIVWelcome dinnerJAFFAWalk around the ancient portCAESAREAVisit the Roman Amphitheater and the Crusader fortressNAZARETHVisit the Church of the AnnunciationCANAVisit the site of the first miracleHAIFAVisit the Baha?i ShrineMOUNT OF BEATITUDESVisit the site where Jesus delivered his sermonCAPERNAUMVisit the site where Jesus recruited his followersJORDAN RIVERVisit a baptismal siteSEA OF GALILEEEnjoy [LF] a cruiseLATRUNVisit the site of David?s victory over Goliath in the Valley of Elah and the Monastery of the Trappist Monks in LatrunBETHLEHEMVisit the Church of NativityJERUSALEMVisit the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, and Mount Zion; guided walking tour; the tomb of King David, the Upper Room, the Garden Tomb, a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives; visit the Garden of Gethsemane, follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall; farewell dinnerMASADARide a cable car and visit the cliff-top fortressDEAD SEAExperience the buoyancy feeling in the Dead Sea water; Jerash; Umm QaisWADI RUMVisit the largest wadi in Jordan and [LF] enjoy a four-wheel drive to the desert of Wadi Rum and receive a local scarfPETRAGuided sightseeing, including [LF] the Siq and the Treasury; sip tea in a Bedouin tentKERAKVisit the Crusader CastleWADI MUJIBVisit the Jordanian Grand CanyonMADABAVisit St. George?s Church and the Archaeological MuseumMOUNT NEBOVisit the mountain where Moses saw the Promised LandBETHANY BEYOND THE JORDANVisit the site of John the Baptist?s settlementDEAD SEAFarewell dinner