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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Ancient Wonders: Jordan & Israel 2017


12 Days from $7,595

Limited to 18 guests

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Save 50% on the single supplement on select 2017 departures.

Behold magnificent Petra in Jordan, roam through Wadi Rum, float in the Dead Sea, privately cruise the Sea of Galilee, and discover ancient and modern Israel, from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.

A&K Advantages

Journey through two ancient lands, visiting historic sites and cities, from Jerash to Masada, and privately cruise on the Sea of Galilee

Explore Petra and take a four-wheel-drive excursion through Jordan’s Wadi Rum, a desert of otherworldly proportions

Bathe in the buoyant, mineral-rich Dead Sea, the world’s most ancient natural spa

Prepare local Jordanian dishes under the supervision of an experienced chef

Experience the contrasts of ancient and modern Israel with visits to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jaffa and Tel Aviv

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1:
Arrive Amman, Jordan
DAY 2:
Jerash | Ancient Roman Streets
DAY 3:
Madaba & The Dead Sea | Miraculous Views
DAY 4:
Petra | Fascinating Rose-Red City
DAY 5:
Wadi Rum | Valley of the Moon
DAY 6:
Masada, Israel | Ancient Fortification
DAY 7:
Jerusalem | Epicenter of Faiths
DAY 8:
Jerusalem | Yad Vashem Memorial
DAY 9:
Nazareth | Jesus’ Boyhood Town
DAY 10:
Sea of Galilee | Footsteps of Jesus
DAY 11:
Caesarea & Jaffa | Vibrant, Colorful Artist Quarter
DAY 12:
Depart Tel Aviv
DAY 1:
Arrive Amman, Jordan

Arrive in the capital city of Amman and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Amman
DAY 2:
Jerash | Ancient Roman Streets

Visit Jerash, a city founded by Alexander the Great, to marvel at the archaeological wonders of its Greco-Roman ruins. Walk along the Roman Cardo, seeing its chariot wheel grooves. Explore Amman’s Citadel, Great Temple of Amman and the Roman Theater, and attend your festive welcome dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3:
Madaba & The Dead Sea | Miraculous Views

Travel to Mount Nebo, in the footsteps of Moses, for expansive views of the Holy Land. Proceed to Madaba, the famed “City of Mosaics.” Take a dip in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, enjoying increased buoyancy, due to the water’s high salt content. Continue to Petra.

Mövenpick Resort Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4:
Petra | Fascinating Rose-Red City

Spend a full day exploring the once-thriving capital of Petra, a stunning city carved from its surrounding mountains. Pass through the Siq to the majestic Treasury, the Temple of the Winged Lions and the Palace Tomb. Prepare an evening meal with a local chef during an authentic Chef’s Table experience.

Mövenpick Resort Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5:
Wadi Rum | Valley of the Moon

Travel to Wadi Rum — the Valley of the Moon — and explore the rose-tinted mountains and desert vistas where Lawrence of Arabia once lived with his Bedouin allies.

Four Seasons Hotel Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6:
Masada, Israel | Ancient Fortification

Cross the Allenby Bridge into Israel and visit Masada, where Jewish Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Take a cable car up to the final stronghold where Israeli fighters took their own lives rather than surrender and become slaves. Later, stop at Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. Continue to Jerusalem.

The King David
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7:
Jerusalem | Epicenter of Faiths

Drive to the Mount of Olives for a view of the city overlooking Temple Mount (or Al Haram el-Sharif). Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where, according to the Bible, Jesus prayed with his disciples before his crucifixion. Tour the four quarters of the Old City, visit the Western Wall and view the El Aksa Mosque. Continue to the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the reputed site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

The King David
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8:
Jerusalem | Yad Vashem Memorial

Visit Yad Vashem, a leading institution in Shoah education, and the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, built over the cave where it is believed Jesus was born.

The King David
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9:
Nazareth | Jesus’ Boyhood Town

Drive north to the old seaport of Acre to see the Crusader Halls, Markets and old town. After lunch, journey on to visit Jesus’ boyhood town of Nazareth, and then continue to Tiberias and your hotel.

Scots Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10:
Sea of Galilee | Footsteps of Jesus

Set off for a private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, stopping at Capernaum, seeing St. Peter’s house and the synagogue where Jesus taught. Drive to Golan Heights for panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee, continuing to Banias. Gather tonight for a special farewell dinner.

Scots Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11:
Caesarea & Jaffa | Vibrant, Colorful Artist Quarter

Visit Caesarea, where St. Paul was taken prisoner. Tour Tel Aviv, and stop at the artist colony of Jaffa.

Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 12:
Depart Tel Aviv

Board your homebound international flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 9:00 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: arrival at Tel Aviv hotel at 5:30 p.m. on Day 11.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offer valid on select dates, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Cannot be combined with Marco Polo Club single supplement discount or any other single supplement discounts.


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