Highlights of Israel & Jordan

On our Highlights of Israel and Jordan tour, with a professional guide, explore the iconic sites of Jerusalem’s Old City, Nazareth and Bethlehem; ride the cable car to the fortress of Masada and float at the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea. In the north of the country, visit the serene Galilee and the Golan Heights. Other key sites visited on the tour include Haifa, Caesarea, the crusader fortress of Acre, Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa. Continue to Jordan, visiting Jerash, Amman, Madaba, Mount Nebo and spectacular Petra

10 Nights
Mobile & printed vouchers accepted


  • Masada * Dead Sea * Jerusalem * Israel Museum
  • Dead Sea Scrolls * Yad Vashem * Ein Karem
  • Bethlehem * Church of the Nativity
  • Western Wall * Temple Mount * Via Dolorosa * Church of Holy Sepulchre
  • Mount Zion * Tomb of King David * Room of the Last Supper
  • Mount of Olives * Garden of Gethsemane * Mahane Yehuda Market
  • Beit Shean * Golan Heights * Tiberias * Sea of Galilee
  • Capernaum * Tabgha * Mount of Beatitudes * Nazareth
  • Acre * Haifa * Caesarea * Tel Aviv * Jaffa
  • Jerash * Amman * Petra * Mount Nebo * Madaba


  • 10 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 2 dinners in the Tiberias hotel.
  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned touring vehicle.
  • Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days.
  • Entrance fees to sites on the program.


  • Porterage at airport.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Border Taxes & Border Shuttle transfers - Israel & Jordan.
(approx. US$60 per person - paid on tour - subject to change).

Please Note

  • Children under the age of 5 (including infants) are not permitted on the tour.
  • While most nationalities receive tourist visas on arrival, certain nationalities require visas arranged in advance to enter Israel and/or Jordan.
Please check with the relevant consulate or ask us to give you the information.


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Highlights of Israel & Jordan

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Sunday - Arrival
Day 1 is arrival day. Touring begins the next day, so you can arrive at any time on any flight to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv.
• Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
• Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Monday - Masada & The Dead Sea
• Meet you tour guide in the morning and set off from Tel Aviv to Masada, Israel’s foremost archaeological park.
• Ascend via cable-car for a thorough visit that gives insight to the rituals, politics and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.
• Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and to float on its salty waters.
• Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, proceed through the Judean Desert, ascending to Jerusalem.
• Overnight in Jerusalem.

Tuesday - Jerusalem
• Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
• Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.
• Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born.
• Visit Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
• Return to your Jerusalem hotel.

Wednesday - Jerusalem
• Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.
• Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
• To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
• Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives.
• Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
• In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders' interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.
• Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday - Beit Shean / Golan Heights / Tiberias
• Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world.
• Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean, to visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city.
• Drive up to the Golan Heights to enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process.
• Travel through the Golan, with its Druze villages, former Syrian fortifications and panoramic views of Mount Hermon and into Syria.
• Descend to the Hula Valley and drive to Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee - regarded as one of the four Holy cities in Judaism, where the Jewish Talmud - the primary source of Jewish religious law - was compiled, with tombs of Rabbis scattered across the city.
• Dinner & Overnight in Tiberias.

Friday - Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
• Along the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
• Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and extra fee if available).
• On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites.
• Return to Tiberias for dinner & overnight.

Saturday - Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
• After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.
• Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa Bay.
• Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”.
• End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa.
• Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday - Jordan / Jerash / Amman
• Drive from Tel Aviv via Jerusalem to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing for procedures to enter Jordan.
• Proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc.
• Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital.
• Overnight in Amman.

Monday - Petra
• After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra.
• Ride on horseback to the "Siq" (canyon) and then on foot to Petra, known as the red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D.
• Visit the most interesting monuments such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (Al Madhbah) - from this point you can view the whole of the rock city.
• Return to Wadi Musa village.
• Overnight in Petra.

Tuesday - Madaba / Mount Nebo / Tel Aviv
• Drive northwards to Madaba to visit the remains of the Byzantine church with its ancient mosaic floor map, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the mosaic map of the Holy Land and Jerusalem.
• Continue about 10kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea.
• Drive to the border and return to Tel Aviv.
• Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Wednesday - Departure
• Transfer to the airport for departure.

Please note that the sequence of the tour and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances at the company’s or the guide’s discretion.

During the Highlights of Israel and Jordan tour, embark on an unforgettable journey through the historical and cultural gems of Israel and Jordan with this 10-night adventure. Spend seven nights exploring the vibrant cities and sacred sites of Israel. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Jerusalem, with its Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, and vibrant markets. Wander the ancient streets of Nazareth and Bethlehem, significant sites in Christianity. Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, and marvel at the natural wonder of Masada, a fortress overlooking the desert.
The adventure continues with a 3-day extension to Jordan. Explore the captivating ancient city of Petra, carved from rose-red sandstone cliffs. Unveil the mysteries of Jerash, a remarkably preserved Roman city. Stand on Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to have glimpsed the Promised Land and see the Mosaic Map at Madaba, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and especially Jerusalem dating back to the sixth century AD..
The Highlights of Israel and Jordan tour promises an unparalleled blend of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. It's the perfect itinerary for those seeking a deeper understanding of this fascinating region.

Can you do Israel and Jordan together?
Yes, absolutely! In fact, visiting Israel and Jordan together is a popular tourist itinerary. Both countries are geographically close and offer a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
Here are some reasons why you might consider combining Israel and Jordan in one trip:
Close proximity: Israel and Jordan are neighboring countries, making it easy to travel between them. You can cross by land at the border crossings.
See the best of both worlds: Israel is famous for its historical and religious sites, such as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Nazareth. Jordan is known for its ancient ruins, like Petra and Jerash, as well as its dramatic desert landscapes.
Multi-day tours: Multi-day tours combine Israel and Jordan. This is a great way to see all the highlights of both countries without having to worry about logistics.
Comfortable travel time: Since the countries are close, traveling between them is a breeze.

How much does it cost to cross from Israel to Jordan?
There are two main fees you'll encounter when crossing from Israel to Jordan: departure tax fees from Israel and Jordan and visa fees on the Jordanian side.
Exit fees from Israel: around US$30.
Jordanian visa: 40 JOD (around US$56 USD) for a single entry valid for one month or 120 JOD (around US$170) for a six-month multiple entry visa.
Exit fees from Jordan (if returning to Israel after touring): around US$15.
There is also usually a mandatory shuttle bus fee between borders costing 2-3 US Dollars .

What is the best time to visit Jordan and Israel?
The best times to visit Jordan and Israel are usually spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these shoulder seasons, you can expect pleasant weather with comfortable temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and fewer crowds than the peak summer months.
Spring (March-May) is a beautiful time to visit Jordan and Israel, with wildflowers in bloom and lush green landscapes. The temperatures are warm but not too hot, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
Autumn (September-November) offers another window of pleasant weather in Jordan and Israel. The summer heat has subsided, and the days are still warm and sunny. The crowds are usually smaller than in spring.

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Pickup Info

Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

You will receive a welcome letter with pick up time and instructions for the first day of the tour which will be sent to your hotel. Instructions for the rest of your tour will be given by your tour guide, including details of your departure transfer times and/or any onward travel details to Jordan/Egypt (if applicable)