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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Ancient Wonders: Jordan & Israel 2018


13 Days from $7,995

Limited to 18 guests

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 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

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
Amman/Jerash | Ancient Roman Streets
DAY 3
Mount Nebo/Madaba | Miraculous Views
DAY 4
Petra | Fascinating Rose-Red City
DAY 5
Wadi Rum | Valley of the Moon
DAY 6
Jerusalem, Israel | The Garden of Gethsemane
DAY 7
Jerusalem | Epicenter of Faiths
DAY 8
Jerusalem/Bethlehem | Yad Vashem Memorial
DAY 9
Masada | Zealot Stronghold & the Qumran Caves
DAY 10
Acre/Nazareth | Jesus’ Boyhood Town
DAY 11
Sea of Galilee | In the Footsteps of Jesus
DAYS 12–13
Caesarea/Jaffa/Tel Aviv | Artist Quarter
DAY 1
Arrive Amman, Jordan

Arrive in Amman, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
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DAY 2
Amman/Jerash | Ancient Roman Streets

Begin with a city tour of Amman, exploring its Citadel and the Roman Theater. Visit Jerash, a city founded by Alexander the Great, to marvel at its Greco-Roman ruins. Walk the Roman Cardo, viewing grooves made by chariot wheels. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Tonight, gather for a festive welcome dinner.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
Mount Nebo/Madaba | 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.” Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to your hotel in Petra.

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

Spend a full day exploring 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 Petra
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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 lived with his Bedouin allies. At the Dead Sea, take a dip in the mineral-rich waters, enjoying their increased buoyancy.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
Jerusalem, Israel | The Garden of Gethsemane

Cross into Israel and drive to the Mount of Olives for a view over Temple Mount (Al Haram el-Sharif). Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion. Tour Mahna Yahuda market, enjoying food tastings as lunch. Visit the Israel Museum: Shrine of the Book and Second Temple Model to view a portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Check in and dine at your hotel’s restaurant.

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

Tour the Old City, first stopping at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites. View the Temple Mount area with its Dome of the Rock. After lunch at a local café, stroll the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried the cross, arriving at the recently renovated Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

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

Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims. Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity. View the city’s skyline on a Scenic Sundowner.

The King David
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9
Masada | Zealot Stronghold & the Qumran Caves

Visit Masada, taking a cable car up to the final stronghold, where Jewish Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Later, stop at the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. Return to Jerusalem.

The King David
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10
Acre/Nazareth | Jesus’ Boyhood Town

Drive to the old seaport of Acre to see the Crusader Halls, Markets and old town. Journey to Jesus’ boyhood town of Nazareth. Enjoy lunch and visit the Church of the Annunciation. Continue to Tiberias and your hotel.

Scots Hotel
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11
Sea of Galilee | In the Footsteps of Jesus

Enjoy a private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, stopping at Capernaum to view St. Peter’s house and the synagogue where Jesus taught. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Then drive to the Golan Heights for an artisanal wine talk and tasting organized during lunch by a professional sommelier, before continuing to Banias. Gather tonight for a special farewell dinner.

Scots Hotel
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 12–13
Caesarea/Jaffa/Tel Aviv | Artist Quarter

Visit Caesarea, where St. Paul was taken prisoner. Tour Tel Aviv, and stop at the vibrant artist colony of Jaffa. The next day, transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for your departing flight.

Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 12), Breakfast (Day 13)


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  • Sep 27 - Oct 09
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  • Oct 18 - Oct 30
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  • Dec 13 - Dec 25
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 11.

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


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