Our Jordan & Israel tour begins in Jordan, we visit beautifully preserved ancient Roman amphitheatres, desert highways, Bedouin tribesmen - the nomadic herdsmen of the area - crusader castles and magnificent Petra, the 'rose red city half as old as time' which is the most impressive archaeological site in the Middle East.
In Israel we visit important historic and Biblical sites, like: the birthplace of Jesus Christ, upon which was built the 4th century Church of the Nativity.
At this location in 1947, two shepherd boys made one of the most significant discoveries in religious history - the Dead Sea Scrolls (written texts of the Old Testament).
We see the setting for the archangel's declaration to the Virgin Mary concerning the coming of Jesus at what is now the Church of the Annunciation and the place where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes.
From the bustling streets of the largest commercial centre, Tel Aviv - a modern city with a unique mix of European and Middle Eastern influences - amid Roman ruins and monuments in Caesarea, through the streets of the sophisticated, sleek and reverent capital of Jerusalem and to the emerald waves of the picturesque Sea of Galilee - upon which we take a pleasant cruise - we see the many faces of Israel and appreciate its diverse beauty.
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to below Prices & Dates table. For general information on flights to/from the tour, click here.
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Optional Single Supplement: $2010 USD (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $1010 if you join our share program and we are unable to pair you.
Breakfast and dinner daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) air taxes, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, included meals, visas, and locally-paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring and fall when temperatures are the most pleasant. Spring is green season, while fall brings the harvest of dates, melons, grapes, and many other local crops. Showers are possible both times but the overall region is arid on average.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Ground transport provided by private air-conditioned motor coach, 12-36 seats depending on ultimate group size. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long travel days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several archaeological sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
Hotels used on tour are well-located, air-conditioned, 3-4-star (maybe the odd 5-star) properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Porters are generally available (see 'Inclusions').
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local drivers, local guides at various locations.
Maximum 18 (plus Tour Leader)
This tour is part of a series that can be upgraded to make for a longer trip. For more options, please refer to tour code/s:
Tour Overview Countries Visited: 2 Acivity Level: 2 Tour Style: Cultural
Few places in the world hold such an array of archeological wonders such as Egypt and Jordan. Steeped in history, Egypt and Jordan tours venture into the ancient capitals and world wonders that have inspired for generations.
From the massive stone structures that make up the Pyramids of Giza to the lost city of Petra, these two countries are the chance to visit a fascinating region half as old as time.
Our journey as a company began in this captivating region, and since 1987 we have been delighted to take intrepid travellers on insightful tours across Egypt and Jordan. The allure of the mighty pharaohs and their monumental projects never cease to amaze.
While the Pyramids of Giza are often thought to be the pinnacle of important sites found within Egypt, our groups on Egypt and Jordan tours often remark that they are just the beginning.
Walk along the avenue of 1000 Sphinxes at Karnak Temple, which was built, added to, dismantled, restored, enlarged and decorated numerous times during its colourful history of over 1,500 years. Venture to the ancient trading town of Kom Ombo, which is actually two temples in one complete with a mummified crocodile which was once worshiped by the Egyptians.
Saddle up with a horse ride in the territory of the Valley of the Kings, to witness not only the destination of the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the first woman to rule as pharaoh, but also to get a sense of the modern Egyptian life in the quiet countryside villages.
With such an overwhelming list of immense temples and complexes, history tends to overshadow the reputation of natural beauty found in the area. Watching the sun rise and set over the sandy expanse of the Sahara as it extends from the green oasis on the banks of the Nile is as memorable as the hieroglyphics carved into the stone.
The colours of gold and pink that line the narrow gorge of the souq in Petra are nearly as photogenic as the elegant columns of the Treasury itself.
Sharing a cup of tea in a goat-haired tent in Wadi Rum with the Bedouin descendants who made up Lawrence of Arabia's army is an impactful moment of calm and an amazing experience within the land of red rocks that look as though they are melting in the setting sun.
The weightlessness one feels while soaking in the Dead Sea's turquoise waters is an unforgettable swim in the lowest place on earth.
In a land half as old as time, with features that make this region amongst some of the most rewarding journeys one can take, now is the right time to join our Egypt and Jordan tours, for it is a place that will etch itself into your memory and leave an impression for a lifetime.
Tour Overview Countries Visited: 3 Acivity Level: 2 Tour Style: Cultural
Our Egypt, Jordan & Israel tour has an exciting itinerary stretching over a whopping 30 days, serving as one of the most comprehensive and insightful experiences a traveller can have in the Middle East.
In a region whose roots stem from the very beginnings of human civilization, history takes on a whole new meaning - this place has seen it all and has the adornments and scars to prove it.
Our time is well spent admiring Jewish, Roman, Islamic and Byzantine monuments and structures, from the significant religious sites in Jerusalem's Old City and historic Nazareth, to the 'Rose Red City' of Petra and the majestic Great Pyramids.
Adding an element of authenticity, we embark on a donkey trek in the Valley of the Kings, ride on camelback to the San Simeon Monastery.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.