15 Day Deluxe Israel with Jordan

15 Day Deluxe Israel with Jordan


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Tour Itinerary

All of your needs are met and exceeded on this luxury tour of Israel. Enjoying the company of no more than twenty-six travelers per group, tour participants travel in comfort and style. Travelers are accompanied by a professional tour manager who will introduce you to historic & modern Israel and Jordan, as you visit the most iconic sites and some that few will ever see. And at the end of each day, you’ll retire to hotels chosen for their comfort as well as location. Welcome to Israel and Jordan with Signature Collection.


DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Israel
Depart on your flight to Tel Aviv, Israel

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, VIP Services have been arranged to assist you through formalities. At your sophisticated hotel overlooking a seaside park, rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception at approximately 7 pm. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 3, Thursday - Ancient Jaffa, Ilana Goor Museum, Sarona Market, Rabin Center
A morning walking tour introduces you to the ancient port city of Jaffa (Joppa), eternally linked with the biblical tales of Jonah and St. Peter. Tour the ancient ruins, continuing along the winding cobblestone lanes to the reconstructed Artists' Quarter. View the breathtaking landscape of the shoreline of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean coast before our visit to the fascinating Ilana Goor Museum. Located in an 18th-century building that once served as the first Jewish inn for pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem, this unique museum is acclaimed for its extraordinary collection of international works of art, alongside Goor’s original creations. On to the dynamic Sarona Market complex, the heart of Israel’s culinary art scene, before lunch on your own. A drive then reveals the contrasting architecture of this city on the sea; pausing to admire some of the city’s splendid Bauhaus buildings- more than any other city in the world. Continue to the Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the late Prime Minister and the development of the State of Israel. Tonight dinner is at a local Tel Aviv restaurant
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Caesarea, Wine Tasting, Haifa
On the drive north along the scenic Mediterranean coast we reach spectacular Caesarea, built by King Herod, considered one of the greatest builders of the ancient world. Explore this archaeological site with its Roman and Crusader ruins, including an impressive 1st-century theater still being used today and a hippodrome that once held over 20,000 people for chariot races. Afterward, we arrive at a family-owned vineyard and enjoy tastings of the many types of wine. After a lunch, on to the shimmering seaport city of Haifa, ascending to our hotel perched atop the Carmel Mountains. After time to settle in, an exclusive specially arranged cultural event. We’re invited to join a prominent Arab guest speaker for a conversation about the traditions and challenges of life in Israel. Dinner together follows at a popular restaurant
Overnight: Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Baha’i Shrine, Nazareth, Acre (Akko), Rosh Hanikra
This morning, sightseeing begins viewing the panorama of the meticulously manicured gardens and striking golden dome of the Baha’i Shrine, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, we travel to Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent most of his youth; visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Lunch at a local restaurant before journeying to the timeless city of Acre (Akko), once a capital of the Crusaders, and their last stronghold in the Holy Land. Once here, journey inside the walls of the Old City, which are a superb example of Ottoman architecture. A walking tour then takes us into the ancient subterranean city, the Knight’s Hall, the citadel and other monuments recalling the colorful Middle Ages. Finally, a scenic drive takes you to the rugged terrain of the northernmost tip of Israel and the gleaming white cliffs of Rosh Hanikra. Here, descend by cable car to the astonishing underwater grottoes and sea caves, a magical world of nature in all of its splendor. On your return to Haifa, enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure
Overnight: Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Sunday - Sea of Galilee Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Jerusalem
Travel via verdant rolling hills to the tranquil Sea of Galilee. The drive then takes us past kibbutzim that dot the area – the very beginning of Israel’s concept of collective communities traditionally based on agriculture. An unforgettable opportunity to visit a working kibbutz and get acquainted with everyday life in this rural community. At the Yigal Alon Museum, view the 2,000-year-old ancient Sea of Galilee Boat, also known as the Jesus Boat, an archaeological treasure reclaimed from the depths of the sea. At Capernaum, view the ruins of an ancient synagogue dating back to the 6th century. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, where you stand in wonder at the expansive views of the entire region. Afterward, a unique lunch at one of the foremost Arab fusion restaurants. The day is capped by our entrance to "golden" Jerusalem. Time to settle in at our deluxe Jerusalem hotel, superbly positioned in the heart of the city before we dine à la carte at a restaurant overlooking the walls of the Old City. Enjoy the rest of the evening in the hotel with its rich heritage and stylish ambiance
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - The Old City of Jerusalem, Tower of David
The exploration of Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, begins in the Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Roman and Byzantine Jerusalem, once bordered by stately columns and lined with shops. Enjoy lunch on your own at a local café before a visit to the renowned Davidson Center where you’ll enter another world of this city’s glorious past showcased through advanced visualization technology. Then to the Western Wall of the Second Temple, and the holiest prayer site of Judaism. You may leave a prayer note in the crevices of the wall as people of many religions have done for centuries. Your visit continues with a walk through centuries of history in the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels. Our day in the Old City concludes with a dinner at the Eucalyptus Restaurant, serving a modern interpretation of biblical cuisine - all the spices and herbs used are grown (as in ancient times) in the surrounding hills of Jerusalem. Dinner is followed by a remarkable evening at the Tower of David. Watch the ancient Citadel walls come to life in a breathtaking sound and light show that tells the story of Jerusalem
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Machane Yehuda Market tour
This morning, we visit Yad Vashem, a memorial to the Holocaust. Walk through the Museum, the Children’s Pavilion and along the Avenue of the Righteous, dedicated to Christians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Afterward, drive via the Supreme Court Building and the Knesset (Parliament) to the renowned Israel Museum. View the remarkable Scale Model, a miniature replica of ancient Jerusalem from the Second Temple period and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. An exclusive culinary adventure follows at the bustling Machane Yehuda Market. A local "shuk" expert takes you step-by-step to the best food stalls in the market. The delectable lunch is a fantastic blend of home-grown flavors and fresh cooked tasty delights. The evening is yours at leisure to explore Jerusalem
Overnight:Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Wednesday - Via Dolorosa, Church Holy Sepulchre, Bethlehem, Farewell Dinner
We return to the Old City this morning to follow the path of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest Christian site in the world, believed to encompass the sites where Jesus was crucified and the tomb where he was buried and resurrected. After lunch on your own, choose to explore some of Jerusalem’s diverse neighborhoods on your own or, join the tour to Bethlehem that includes a visit to the Church of the Nativity, a basilica built above the site that traditionally marks the birthplace of Jesus.* During your Farewell Dinner on this last evening in Israel, share wonderful memories of your journey with newfound friends*Bethlehem is located six miles south of Jerusalem in the West Bank and governed by the Palestinian National Authority.The Church is currently undergoing renovations which are scheduled to continue through 2019. Expect to see scaffolding on parts of the structure, and as work is ongoing, there may be construction noise during normal visit hours.
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Masada and Dead Sea
Travel via the Judean desert to the cliff top fortress at Masada, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascend by cable car to this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod the Great’s Palace, synagogue, and bathhouse – you’ll discover why the symbolism of Masada still has such tremendous significance today. Descend from these lofty heights to a Dead Sea Hotel for lunch before proceeding to the Jordan border crossing at the Allenby Bridge. Visa for Jordan is required but arranged free of charge. Israel Departure tax of $50-$60 is required and payable locally.* After formalities, on to your hotel nestled amongst lush gardens on the northern shores of the Dead Sea – an oasis of tranquility. Enjoy dinner together with your new tour manager *Please visit us Visa and us Entry Fee/ Departure taxes page for more detail
Overnight: Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Visit Jerash, Amman City Tour
Today, visit the vast archaeological site of Jerash. Known as the “Pompeii of the East,” Jerash is one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world, uncovered after being hidden in the sand for centuries. Tour the soaring Temples of Artemis and Zeus, the Roman Forum, Hadrian’s Arch, the massive theater and walk along the mile-long Street of Columns. Lunch in Jerash before departing for Amman. Once here, start your sightseeing at Amman Citadel, located over 400 feet above the city center. The adventure continues while exploring the Roman Amphitheater, considered one of the largest in the Middle East. Its construction dates back to the beginning of the Second Century AD. End with a walk in Amman’s downtown markets and city center before heading back to the Dead Sea hotel. In the evening, a special à la carte dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Saturday - Bethany, Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Shobak Castle, Petra
After breakfast, travel towards Petra. En route stop at the village of Bethany, the site of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist. As it was also where the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven via a chariot of fire. The sites that makeup Bethany were part of early Christian pilgrimages between Mt. Nebo and Jerusalem. On to Mt. Nebo, reputed burial site of Moses with its expansive views of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Next, a visit to Madaba where we see the vivid 6th century Byzantine map created of mosaic tiles depicting Jerusalem and the Holy Lands at St. George's Church. Enjoy lunch before briefly stopping to view Shobak Castle, a striking 12th century Crusader fortification. Arriving in Petra, we settle in at our hotel with its colorful Middle Eastern decor, situated at the entrance to the historic Jordanian city of Petra. Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Sunday - "Rose Red" Petra, Chef-led Cooking Lessons
An astonishing day! Enter the "rose-red" city of Petra, hand sculpted from a mountain range by the Nabateans in the 3rd century BC. Begin your walk (or ride) through the Siq, a winding canyon road in the shadow of massive red and pink rock walls. At the end, stand in awe at Petra’s most extraordinary monument - the towering Treasury building that rises over 140 feet. On our walk, we’ll explore soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theater, burial chambers and water channels - all remnants of a once great Nabatean culture. Petra is both a cherished Jordanian national treasure and an esteemed UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, linger on your own or return to the hotel. Tonight, we gather with the Chef and local women to prepare our evening meal. You’ll learn the inside secrets of Middle Eastern cuisine at the Petra Kitchen, and try first-hand the unique Arabic way of preparation. Our personally prepared delicious dinner is shared by all
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Monday - Wadi Rum, Bedouin Lunch, Amman
Departing the Petra area, we travel through the surreal desert landscape at Wadi Rum, with its ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains, and pastel-colored sands. Called the "Valley of the Moon", this UNESCO World Heritage Site served as inspiration (and filming site) for T.E. Lawrence’s novel, Lawrence of Arabia. Ride in a 4x4 vehicle to explore the valley with its looming rock faces that seem to rise out of the sand. After crossing the huge red sand dunes and eroded pillars of sandstone rock, a unique lunch awaits us in an authentic Bedouin Tent, cooked in an oven with hot coals beneath the desert floor. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner is at one of the most celebrated restaurants in Amman. On this last enjoyable evening, share wonderful memories of your journey with newfound friends
Overnight: Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Tuesday - Depart Jordan
Transfer to the airport in Amman for your departure flight. VIP services expedite departure formalities
Meals: Breakfast

Due to local events and holidays, the order of sightseeing may be changed. Details to be provided locally by Tour Manager.

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Inclusions

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Your Signature Collection Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Tel Aviv, Amman-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations in well located luxury hotels
  • 2 nights Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights Haifa
  • 4 nights Jerusalem
  • 2 nights Dead Sea
  • 2 nights Petra
  • 1 night Amman
  • Departure transfer
  • Maximum 26 passengers per tour
  • 32 meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches with soft drinks, 10 dinners with wine
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Hotel porterage and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees per itinerary
  • Tour managers throughout
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tips for restaurant staff, drivers and local guides
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Visa to Jordan
  • Your Luxury Tour Highlights

    Signature Collection blends specially arranged private visits and rich cultural meetings with exceptional personalized services

  • Walking tour of ancient Jaffa, along the winding cobblestone lanes to the Artists' Quarter
  • Tour the astounding archaeological site of Caesarea, with its Roman and Crusader ruins
  • In Galilee, view the ancient Jesus Boat, an archaeological treasure reclaimed from the sea
  • Visit Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, and the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels
  • Follow the Via Dolorosa through the souks of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • In Bethlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity, built to commemorate the birth site of Jesus
  • Visit Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust; and view the Dead Sea Scrolls in Israel Museum
  • Ascend to the clifftop fortress at Masada, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the sacred site at Bethany, one of the most important discoveries in biblical archaeology
  • Enjoy a swim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea
  • Journey to the vast archaeological site of Jerash, known as the "Pompeii of the East"
  • An amazing day in the “rose red” city of Petra, sculpted by the Nabateans in the 3rd century
  • Travel via the King's Highway to view Shobak Castle, Madaba & Mt. Nebo
  • Your Signature Experiences

  • VIP services whisk you through formalities upon arrival in Tel Aviv and departure from Amman
  • Private vineyard experience with wine tastings
  • Exclusive cultural conversation about Israeli traditions and challenges
  • Exclusive culinary adventure at the Machane Yehuda Market led by a local “shuk” expert
  • Private reception opens a magical evening at the Tower of David "Sound & Light" Show
  • A unique Biblical cuisine dinner in Jerusalem using spices and herbs from ancient times
  • Lunch in an authentic Bedouin tent at Wadi Rum, with its surreal desert landscape
  • Private tour of the astonishing “rose-red” city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Exclusive! At the Petra Kitchen, learn the inside secrets of preparing Middle Eastern cuisine
  • *Not Included:
    Prices do not include gratuities for tour managers.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer.

    Passengers arriving into Tel Aviv on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm

    Expect possible delays at the Allenby Bridge Border crossing from Israel to Jordan which can be 1 to 4 hours. This process includes a change of bus and guide at border. The drive is approximately 15 minutes. Israel Departure tax & fees of $50-$60 is payable locally. Visa for Jordan is required but arranged free of charge.


    Accommodation Details:
    Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4:00 pm you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.

    May 21 departure will stay at King David in Jerusalem.

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    Accommodations

    InterContinental David Tel Aviv
    A warm welcome awaits you at the InterContinental David, a modern high-rise hotel at the southern end of the beach. Ideally located in the 'SoHo' area of Tel Aviv, near fashionable Neve Tzedek and historic Old Jaffa, the hotel offers serenity coupled with gorgeous views of the sea. The sophisticated guest rooms, furnished in warm colors offer the best in modern amenities.

    Dan Carmel
    With commanding views over the Mediterranean Sea and a breathtaking backdrop of the lofty Carmel Mountains, the Dan Carmel is known for its superb service and style. The chic lobby is a perfect place to gather or, relax at the large swimming pool. The hotel's spacious and newly refurbished guest rooms, each with private balconies, are designed with classic and elegant tones complete with luxurious comforts.

    King David Jerusalem
    This deluxe hotel is about a fifteen minute walk from the Old City.

    Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
    Superbly positioned in the heart of Jerusalem, steps from the Jaffa Gate and the charming Old City, the new Waldorf Astoria Hotel wraps around an impressive inner courtyard of pale Jerusalem stone, flooded with natural light. Designed in a quietly elegant late 1920s style, Greco-Roman, Gothic, and Ottoman embellishments distinguish the fabulous façade. At the Waldorf Astoria, enviable outstanding service and luxury await you.

    Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
    This 5 star luxury hotel is situated on the edge of the famous Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth, built with local stone within a stylish Arabesque monument building. The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea offers luxurious accommodations set amidst gardens dotted with lagoons, waterfalls and private pools, providing guests with absolute privacy in a tranquil and exclusive setting. All guest rooms come with spacious patios or balconies providing the finest views of the Dead Sea. The hotel presents a variety of recreational facilities, including several pools, yoga room, hot tub, private beach, sauna and a spa, providing sea mud and sea salt treatments. The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar is set to redefine luxury service at the highest of levels.

    Movenpick Resort Petra
    The exclusive Mövenpick Resort Petra is located directly at the entrance to the astonishing ancient city of Petra. Decorated with an oriental flair in an exciting combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood and colorful fabrics and textures, the hotel is undeniably one of the most distinguished hotels in the Middle East. The tastefully decorated rooms are designed with modern stylish furniture and equipped with the latest technology.

    Amman InterContinental Hotel
    An oasis of modern luxury, the InterContinental stands on one of Amman's seven hills in the heart of the diplomatic district and within walking distance to the Old City. This highly regarded hotel has been hosting foreign dignitaries since the early days of Jordan's founding. All of the rooms are furnished with stylish amenities. Relax and rejuvenate in the indoor and outdoor pools, enjoy signature treatments at the full-service spa or try one of six international restaurants.

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