11 Day Jewish Heritage in Israel and Jordan Tour Package

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11 Day Jewish Heritage in Israel and Jordan Tour Package

Starts in: Ben Gurion Airpot | Available: every day
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Our 11 Day Jewish Heritage in Israel and Jordan Tour Package is excellent way to explore cultural, historical and religious sites found throughout both Israel and Jordan. This extensive and versatile tour package is specially designed to showcase many sights throughout these two countries, and bring the many sounds, smells, and sites to life with a focus on Jewish Heritage and Jewish Life.

Our Jewish Heritage Tour in Israel and Jordan is a wonderful way to explore and visit the highlights in both countries in a relatively short amount of time. Explore from Jerusalem to Jerash, from the Golan to the Galilee, and everything in between. This package offers days in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Caesarea, Haifa, Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, and Tiberias as well as Petra and Wadi Rum. Visit important sites in the Old City of Jerusalem including the Western Wall and the Jewish Quarter as well as the famous Machane Yehuda Market and the important Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Explore the natural beauty and wonder at the Dead Sea and Masada. Travel south towards Eilat to cross the border and visit exciting Jordan.

Let our exciting and comprehensive program bring history and Jewish heritage to life. Explore the many sites in Israel and Jordan through a focused lens of Jewish culture and history. Look at our recommended tour itinerary below for the perfect 11 Day Jewish Heritage in Israel and Jordan Tour Package sure to create lasting memories!

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11 Day Jewish Heritage in Israel and Jordan Tour Package Highlights

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Take some free time in Tel Aviv to explore whatever intrigues you most on your own, from winding alleyways to serene beaches

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Learn about the founding of Israel at Independence Hall and the extensive Palmach Museum

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See the diversity of the country with a visit to a kibbutz, the Bahai Gardens in Haifa, and the stories streets of Tiberias

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Uncover the unique atmosphere of Zichron Yaakov and Neve Tzedek, and immerse yourself in the spirituality of Safed

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Dive into Jerusalem, both old and new, with visits to every highlight from Yad Vashem and Machane Yehuda to the Old City and Mount Herzl

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Step into the past with visits to the fortresses of Masada and Elah, and admire the views of Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Holy Land for the first time

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Marvel at the natural beauty of these countries with visits to the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights, and the unique waters of the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea

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Explore Roman ruins at the sites of Jerash in Jordan, the largest archaeological site in Israel at Beit Shean, and the Herodian port city of Caesarea

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Discover the dusty streets of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World

11 Day Jewish Heritage in Israel and Jordan Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
  • Arrive at Ben Gurion airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Check into the hotel and enjoy some much needed rest after your flight and travels
  • Enjoy some free time to explore through the streets and neighborhoods of Tel Aviv and take in the beautiful coastal view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
  • Relax in the evening and enjoy the varied culinary scene in Tel Aviv including many Kosher restaurants options
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 2 - Tel Aviv Urban
  • 09:45 – Pick up from Tel Aviv (meeting point: Cafe 65 located at 65 Rothschild Boulevard in Hotel 65)
  • Walk through Tel Aviv’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the White City, including the well-known Rothschild Boulevard and surrounding streets admiring the details and historical past of the buildings which are world-renowned
  • Learn about the foundation of Tel Aviv just over 100 years ago by European migrants, and discover how their roots influenced the architecture and culture of the city to this day, including the Bauhaus, international, and eclectic buildings which are so iconic here
  • Explore the colorful and vibrant Shuk HaCarmel (market), Tel Aviv’s main market-place, and discover the many international flavors and ingredients.
  • From the fresh olives to the spice market, fresh local cheeses and artisan bread, the market is filled with colors, flavors and many local ingredients and pastries such as halva, baklava, and other sweet delights. Fresh products and meat can be purchased along with a wide variety of local specialties
  • Enjoy a sampling of authentic flavors, such as fresh Ghat and etrog juice with exotic and historical roots, Zaatar with Lahuh – a middle eastern herb blend with a soft Yemei fermented bread, Garinim – a mix of roasted seeds, a popular Israeli snack, Halva – a sweet confectionery made from sesame seeds, Dolmas – Druzian style rice wrapped in vine leaves and a seasonal market item. (Items are subject to change based on availability/seasonality)
  • Take in the rich history and cultural significance of Tel Aviv street art by exploring South Tel Aviv’s streets. Learn the stories behind the dynamic graffiti and street art in the area
  • The Florentin neighborhood is Tel Aviv’s ‘Lower East Side’, home to the city’s creative class, and is home to many interesting venues and businesses
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 3 - Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov and Haifa
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Visit the stunning ancient port city of Caesarea and take a trip directly into history marveling at the ancient ruins which are very well-preserved and tell an interesting story dating back to King Herod
  • Admire the archeological findings including the Amphitheatre, hippodrome and aqueduct and crusader city remains
  • Make an optional stop at Neve Michael, a multi-faceted children’s facility that supports and cares for at-risk children in Israel
  • This impressive center opens its doors to visitors and encourages interaction with the children and learn about the grounds
  • Visitors can enjoy a chocolate making course, or plant trees in the special garden
  • Explore the nearby city of Zichron Yaakov, a small and welcoming town
  • Walk through the charming main street and visit the many interesting shops
  • Visit a local winery and learn about the dynamic wine industry in Israel while sampling the fresh and unique flavors found in the region
  • Visit the N.I.L.I Museum, also known as Beit Aaronsohn, an impressive site dedicated to the founder of the underground pro-British spy ring from World War 1 inside the former Aaronsohn family home
  • Spend time in the northern port city, Haifa and marvel at the view
  • Enjoy an overview of the Bahai gardens, a stunningly maintained garden for the Baha'i faith
  • Overnight in the North
Day 4 - Safed, Golan Heights and Kibbutz Life
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Visit one of the four holiest cities - Safed, known as the center for Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah and Jewish learning
  • Marvel through the artist colony streets and explore important and famous synagogues throughout including Ari Ashkenaz and the Ari Sephard synagogue
  • Stop at the ancient cemetery nearby
  • Visit a local Kibbutz in the area and get a glimpse into authentic Kibbutz life
  • On the Kibbutz visit their dairy farm and learn about their business
  • Enjoy fresh cheese/dairy samples made locally on the spot
  • Enjoy an optional authentic lunch in a nearby Druze Village
  • Head north towards the Golan Heights region showcasing some incredible and versatile landscapes
  • Visit the Banias Waterfall, Gamla Museum, or the Nimrod Fortress all in this special area
  • Overnight in the Galilee
Day 5 - Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Beit Shean
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Start your morning at the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Kinneret and enjoy the natural beauty of the lake
  • After six centuries, the Galilee region continues to flourish as the epicenter of Jewish life after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (70 CE)
  • Explore the city of Tiberias which houses the burial site of well-known Rabbis and tombs of Maimonides, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Me’ir, as well as the Tomb of Rachel
  • In Tiberias stop at the well known Abulafia Synagogue and explore some of the nearby ancient ruins of synagogues
  • Visit Beit Shean and marvel at the exciting Archaeological National Park including an impressive amphitheater amid the ancient ruins
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6 - Jerusalem Old City and City of David
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Visit some of the most important Jewish sites and delve into the exciting Jewish history throughout the Old City of Jerusalem
  • While in the Old City, make a stop at the Kotel and enjoy a quiet moment and prayer at the Western Wall
  • While in the ancient City of Gold, visit other important Jewish sites in the Old City including The Old City Cardo, King David’s Tomb, The Herodian Quarter and the Jewish Quarter in the Old City which offers many vibrant marketplaces
  • Explore the underground City of David and get lost in the rich ancient history of Jerusalem in the underground tunnels beneath the city
  • While underground you can see Hezekiah’s Tunnel and Warren’s Shaft
  • Explore through the dynamic and vibrant Machane Yehuda Market and indulge in the rich flavors and fresh produce
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7 - “New” Jerusalem - Ein Karem and Yad Vashem
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Take in the breathtaking view from Mount HaTzofim situated just outside the city walls of Jerusalem
  • Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum a meaningful and connective experience in remembering those who lost their lives in the Holocaust
  • Visit the Ein Karem neighborhood in Jerusalem, this charming ancient village which in Hebrew refers to the Spring of the Vineyard is beautifully adjacent to Mount Herzl
  • Explore Mount Herzel which holds the Mount Herzel cemetery and Museum
  • The cemetery and museum atop the mount hold significance in Judaism and memorialize the lost lives to make the Jewish state and homeland Jews
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 - Masada, Dead Sea and Ein Gedi
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Explore through well-preserved ancient ruins situated here and wander throughout the pathways near the Judean Foothills
  • Visit Masada and enjoy either a hike up the snake path or ascend using the cable car
  • This impressive fortress tells a tragic and impressive story amid the ruins and also offers an impressive view of the Dead Sea
  • Walk in the oasis of Ein Gedi, a beautiful green spot in the center of the desert
  • Head down towards the famous Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth indulge in a rejuvenating day immersed in the salty water and enjoy a unique floating experience as well as enjoying healing mineral-rich muds
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9 - Wadi Rum (Jordan)
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Transfer from Jerusalem to Eilat through the stunningly beautiful Israeli Negev Desert region, taking in the morning sunrise and the spectacular desert scenery along the way illustrating your journey
  • Cross the border into Jordan with border assistance (we aim to arrive at the border early to beat the crowds)
  • Enjoy free time in Aqaba to explore the city and grab something to eat.
  • Travel to Wadi Rum to check into Bedouin Campsite. Enjoy optional activities such as hiking and camel rides, or relax
  • Explore Wadi Rum with a Jeep safari through this lunar-like desert landscape when the temperatures are cooler, this is the optimal time to take photos, at magic hour
  • Overnight accommodation in a Bedouin campsite at Wadi Rum enjoying the Bedouin hospitality and authentic meals including Zarb (Bedouin barbeque, salads, spreads, bread and more)
Day 10 - Petra
  • After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, travel to Petra, stopping on the way for a view of Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb)
  • Marvel at the stunning facades, pink stones and impressive sites including the Treasury, Obelisk Tomb, the Siq when you enter, the Treasury, and the sacrificial place known as Jabal Madbach
  • This exciting city is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy an authentic Jordanian lunch in a local restaurant
  • Spend free time in Aqaba after lunch exploring the colorful marketplace
  • Cross through the southern border in Eilat and enjoy some free time in Eilat to relax by the Red Sea, or shop in the tax-free city and enjoy the many bars and cafes along the boardwalk
  • Flight back to Tel Aviv or road transfer back to your hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 11 - Departure
  • Enjoy a free morning or day in Tel Aviv to relax before your departing flight
  • Airport transfer to Ben Gurion
NB - all timings on 11 Day Jewish Heritage in Israel and Jordan Tour Package are approximate
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Important Details

Includes
Daily hotel pick up and drop off
Transportation & hand-picked expert guides
10 overnight accommodation including breakfast
Entrance fees
Excludes
Lunches, dinners & drinks
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
What to Bring
Passport
Walking shoes, hat and sunscreen
Essential Information
Please note, border fee (approx. 65 USD) is NOT included in the tour price and is paid directly at the border, in cash. Border fee is for departure tax from Israel, departure tax for operated groups from Jordan, arrangement and preparation of Jordan visa, assistance service from border representative on departure from Israel, assistance service from border representative on arrival in Jordan, and assistance service from border representative on departure from Jordan
Alternative options to this itinerary can be found here: 9 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package, 13 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package, 11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist
Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders are required
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