Israel & Jordan with Dead Sea - Classic Group, Winter

12/29/2022 through 04/16/2023
12/29/2022 through 05/05/2023
Insight Vacations

Israel & Jordan With Dead Sea – Classic Group, Winter
See modern marvels, ancient wonders and stunning scenery on this 17-day guided tour of Israel and Jordan. Travel to Tel Aviv, where you’ll see the Habima National Theatre, one of the first Hebrew-language theatres. In Jerusalem, ride a cable car to Masada — a desert fortress atop a rock plateau — then ascend to the top of Mount Scopus for panoramic views of the city below. Later, visit a Holocaust museum and see the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book. Buy a hand-crafted souvenir during a visit to the Iraq-Al Amir Women’s Cooperative, which teaches local women trade skills. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, an ancient city carved from the rose-hued stone of the surrounding mountains and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Take a jeep safari into the desert of Wadi Rum, where you’ll join local Bedouins for tea and authentic Jordanian cuisine under the stars. Spend two days relaxing by the Dead Sea.


Dining Summary

  • 16 Breakfast (B)
  • 6 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Lunch (L)

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret, the very place Jesus is said to have walked on water.
  • Sea of Galilee: Find out more about the ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.Alternatively, cruise the serene waters of lake Kinneret for glorious views of the Golan Heights.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum.
  • Amman: Explore Amman’s street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.

Additional Included Highlights

  • : Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • : 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 delight 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.

Authentic Dining

  • Tel Aviv: Enjoy a Welcome Drink and mingle with your fellow travel companions to begin your journey.
  • Tiberias: Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
  • Jerusalem: Toast the adventures of your travels with a lively Highlight Dinner.
  • Amman: Get to know your fellow travelers and Travel Director over a drink at your Welcome Dinner.
  • Amman: Enjoy lunch at Beit Khairat Souf, a local café hosted in the home of the Bataresh family. This women-owned café aims to create a platform for local women to become financially independent. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, supporting women empowerment in a region suffering drastically from women unemployment
  • Petra: Taste authentic Jordanian flavours as you experience a traditional desert dinner when you dine at the Ammarin Bedouin camp.
  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy tea with the Bedouins at sunset and taste authentic Jordanian cuisine dine under the stars for your Zarb dinner.
  • Amman: Toast to your adventures with your fellow travellers at a lively Celebration Dinner.

Insight Experiences

  • Tel Aviv: Meet a local artist for a private tour of their studio in Jaffa’s artists’ quarter.
  • Sea of Galilee: Find out more about the ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.Alternatively, cruise the serene waters of lake Kinneret for glorious views of the Golan Heights.
  • Wadi Rum: Join an astronomer in one of the most magical places on earth for a private stargazing session, and sweeping views of the night sky.

Make Travel Matter

  • Amman: Visit the Iraq-Al Amir Women’s Cooperative supported by the TreadRight Foundation. Learn some skills behind these traditional handicraft activities from the ladies of the cooperative and admire their work, which helps boost their financial livelihoods. The Cooperative, which is managed and run by local women, has provided training projects for more than 150 women from all villages of Wadi Seer on a variety of handicrafts. Here women are provided with job training skills enable them to gain access to economic opportunities that might not have otherwise been possible. The Women’s Cooperative advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.
  • Hula Valley: Join a ranger for a safari tour of the Agmon Hahula nature reserve. Visit the ecological garden, protecting endangered plant species native to the region.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo: 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.
  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret, the very place Jesus is said to have walked on water.
  • Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Masada National Pa…

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Tel Aviv
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Day 2 Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv Relaxed Start
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Day 3 Caesarea to Galilee
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Day 4 Hula Valley Relaxed Start
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Day 5 To the Dead Sea
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Day 6 Masada and the Holy City of Jerusalem
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Day 7 Exploring Jerusalem
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Day 8 Optional Bethlehem Experience Relaxed Start
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Day 9 From Jerusalem to Amman
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Day 10 Exploring Amman and Jerash
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Day 11 Madaba, Mount Nebo, Shobak and on to Petra
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Day 12 Exploring the Lost City of Petra
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Day 13 Wadi Rum with the Bedouin
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Day 14 Amman
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Day 15 Optional Dead Sea Extension Relaxed Start
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Day 16 Dead Sea at Leisure Relaxed Start
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Day 17 Depart Amman
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