Jordan Experience With Dead Sea Extension Summer 2018
Caravans of spice traders and crusading Christian soldiers once crossed the dramatic desert landscapes of Jordan and you will too, journeying from the beautifully preserved Greco-Roman city of Amman to the fabled "rose red" Petra ruins set deep within a narrow gorge. Travel north along the King's Highway admiring Crusader monuments and views of the Promised Land en route.
City tour in Amman View the Roman amphitheatre and Citadel in Amman, Moses' Promised Land on Mount Nebo and the mosaic map of the Holy Land at Madaba Visit the Greco-Roman city at Jerash, the unique ancient city at Petra and the Crusader Fortress at Shobak
5 buffet breakfasts
5 three course dinners
First class travel Highlights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Amman hotel booked by Trafalgar.
VIP entry to many sights
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
4-star hotel that combines comfort, attentive service with the convenience of the perfect city links and overlooking the Corniche promenade. With an elegant exterior of the property, The Royal Riviera Hotel is one of the most visually impressive choices the area has to offer, boasting 154 comfortable bedrooms as well as two dining experiences. Providing some of the authentic and international cuisine available in the city, Sky View is a popular spot with a panoramic view of the Corniche and secluded dining, while Marhaba Lounge is renowned for daily Business Lunch and lively ambience is perfect for a more relaxed and informal occasion. With a meeting room that can be used for corporate presentations or small occasion gatherings and events, make it your acute choice for packages with accommodation in Doha. Located within easy reach of Hamad International Airport, West Bay and Doha Exhibition Convention Centre meaning it couldn't be a better choice for a business trip. What’s more, the hotel is also situated near the top touristic locations in Doha such as Souq Waqif, Musem of Islamic Art, Fanar and Corniche and much more besides.
Israel And Jordan (Winter 2018-19)
Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, as you journey from birthplace to his Crucifixion site of Jerusalem. The is a journey that brings Biblical stories to life, taking you to some of the world's most sacred Jewish and Islamic sites, accompanied by your knowledgeable Local Expert.
Additional Included Highlights
Tel Aviv: See Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market.Acre: See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt.Galilee: View the ancient wooden boat, which is said to date back to when Jesus was alive.Qumran: See the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.Mount Scopus: Marvel at the stunning views over the city of Jerusalem.Scenic Drives: Mediterranean Coast, Sea of Galilee, Jordan Valley, Judean Hills.
Tel Aviv: Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinnerJerusalem: 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 Reception.Jordan: Enjoy complete convenience with all breakfasts and dinners included.Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (BB), 3 Dinners (D) and 5 Dinners with Wine (DW), all with tea or coffee.
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.Jerash: Feel like you have stepped 2,000 years back in time as your Travel Director guides you through this marvelous ancient metropolis – now the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world!Madaba: Guided by your Travel Director, 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 Amphitheater and ancient tombs.
Top Rated Highlights
Israel: 2018 marks 70 years of the State of Israel.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: Be sure to take a dip in the famously mineral-rich waters where it's easy to float.Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a morning boat ride at the very place where Jesus is said to have walked on water.Jerusalem: Be sure to take a dip in the famously mineral-rich waters where it's easy to float.Jerusalem: Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.Jerusalem: Accompanied by your Local Expert, walk the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – site of the Crucifixion. You will also visit the Garden of Gethsemene, see the Temple Mount, Room of the Last Supper, the Pool of Bethesda and Ecce Homo Arch.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.
Additional five Star Services
Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Complimentary transfers are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.