Jerusalem, The Red Sea & Petra 2021

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Small Group Tour
Our 11-day tour to Israel and Jordan includes must-see sites and cities like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Amman, and Petra, as well as sometimes-overlooked gems like Aqaba on the Red Sea, steeped in history and coastal beauty, Ein Bokek in the Negev Desert, nestled beside the turquoise waters of the Dead Sea, and more.
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Small Group Tour
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Premium - 4 star
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    • The past informs the present in the biblical lands of Israel and Jordan
    • offering guests an interlacing tapestry of cultural history millennia strong. From the rose colored stones that blend Jerusalem’s urban landscapes with its ancient archaeological roots to Dead Sea destinations scrolled with the sands of time
    • Red Sea resorts that sail into the future to Jordan’s sculpted ruins and age-old cities with tales to tell
    • the places you’ll discover on this new 11-day journey speak volumes about daily life
    • then and now.Explore Jerusalem from different perspectives on a tour of the Old City and a tasting in the new. Discover religious relics in Bethlehem or Jaffa’s arched alleyways and the architectural heritage of Tel Aviv as you please. You’ll visit a kibbutz in the Israeli countryside
    • a hilltop mecca in Masada
    • and soak in the salts at a Dead Sea resort before crossing into Jordan for a Red Sea cruise. Adventure awaits at a desert oasis in Wadi Rum
    • treasured sights astound in Petra and dinner with a local family whets your appetite for an authentic cultural connection. Visions of the Promised Land entice at Mt. Nebo
    • and in Jerash
    • a wealth of sights

What's this trip about?

    Our 11-day tour to Israel and Jordan includes must-see sites and cities like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Amman, and Petra, as well as sometimes-overlooked gems like Aqaba on the Red Sea, steeped in history and coastal beauty, Ein Bokek in the Negev Desert, nestled beside the turquoise waters of the Dead Sea, and more.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Jerusalem, Israel
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Jordan


  • Amman
  • Aqaba
  • Dead Sea
  • Jerash
  • Jerusalem
  • Madaba
  • Petra
  • Tel Aviv
  • Wadi Rum


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Camel Riding

Trip includes

    • With an expert local guide, experience an authentic taste of old and new at an iconic market in the heart of Jerusalem, dating back to the days of the Ottomans and today renowned as a symbol of daily life in one of the oldest cities in the world. Venture into the lunar-like landscapes of Wadi Rum, nicknamed the “Valley of the Moon,” on an exciting 4 x 4 excursion that culminates in a tented Bedouin feast with music, sword dancing and camel rides, made more memorable by stargazing under the desert’s stunning night sky. Set out from the port city of Aqaba aboard a private boat for a sundowner cruise on the Red Sea, where the waters were once parted by Moses and today open up to coral reefs renowned for rewarding diving adventures. Visit a historic kibbutz in the Israeli countryside en route to the ancient mountaintop fortress of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by King Herod in the first century AD with views of the Dead Sea, and your 5-star resort located right on the shores of the famous salt lake. Two nights in Jerusalem with guided exploration of the Old City, a walk along Via Dolorosa, and food tasting in the Mahane Yehuda Market A choice of visits to Bethlehem, or cosmopolitan Tel Aviv and Jaffa, its 4,000-year-old Arab port city. A sundowner cruise with wine and snacks in the Red Sea during a two-night stay in the port city of Aqaba

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Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Jerusalem

Tour begins: 5:00 PM, The David Citadel Hotel.
A transfer is included from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, often referred to as Tel Aviv Airport, to the David Citadel Hotel in the heart of Jerusalem, steps from the Old City. Join us this evening for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner at your hotel. Floor-to-ceiling...
Day 2 The Temple Mount & Via Dolorosa

Few cities in the world evoke the sense of spirituality and history as Jerusalem’s Old City does, where people of all faiths have come to worship for thousands of years. Layered with ancient relics and treasured shrines, it is home ...

Day 3 Old City sights & the Jewish Quarter

Sightseeing continues with visits to the medieval Tower of David, the historical entrance to the Old City and the symbol for Jerusalem for generations; the Western “Wailing” Wall, built by King Herod in 20 BC and considered the most...

Day 4 Bethlehem or Tel Aviv

A choice of excursions this morning ventures outside of Jerusalem and includes a walking tour of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, or a visit to the 4,000 year-old seaport town of Jaffa and modern-day Tel Aviv. No longer a little ...

Day 5 A Kibbutz, Masada & the Dead Sea

Journey into the countryside today, stopping at a rural kibbutz for a close-up look at this integral part of Israeli society, en route to hilltop Masada.  Originally built by King Herod as a palace complex in the last century BC, th...

Day 6 Aqaba & the Red Sea

Cross the border into Jordan this morning on a leisurely drive to your beachfront hotel in the port of Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city. This afternoon, join us aboard a private boat for a cocktail cruise on the marine life-rich Re...

Day 7 A desert adventure to Wadi Rum

Spend the morning at leisure at your seaside hotel, where the white sandy beach is right outside your door. This afternoon pack your spirit for adventure as you ride aboard a 4x4 vehicle bound for the “Valley of the Moon” at Wadi Ru...

Day 8 Well-preserved Petra

Drive to the town of Wadi Musa for an overnight stay near the ancient city of Petra, one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.” Dating back to 300 BC, this “Rose City” served as the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, whose master bu...

Day 9 Mount Nebo, Madaba & Amman

Depart for Amman today, stopping en route at Madaba and Mount Nebo. Madaba is a Bronze-age market town best known for the Byzantine-era mosaic map you’ll see on the floor of St. George’s Church, said to represent the oldest map of P...

Day 10 Sightseeing in Jerash

Drive north through the rolling hills of Gilead, dotted with grazing sheep and goats, to the ruined city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age and once a thriving Roman settlement. Buried under sand and rubble for centuries, it ...

Day 11 Journey home

Tour ends: Amman.
Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from the Four Seasons Hotel Amman to Queen Alia International Airport. Allow a minimum of three hours for check in at the airport.


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Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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