Jordan

Itineraries

 

To walk in Jordan is to tread on history: one can find shards and pieces of mosaic scattered over the hillsides and everywhere are remains of Assyrian, Hellenistic, Nabataean, Roman, Byzantine, Crusader and early Arab rimes, In addition there is a flourishing modern Arab culture. A seasoned traveler should not miss Petra "the rose-red city half as old as time", Jerash, "the Pompei of the East", and the Biblical Mount Nebo. A tour of Jordan can he combined very well with one of Israel and/or Egypt.

Visas

Tour members are required to have for entry to Jordan. If tour members are arriving at Amman airport, Aqaba port, Sheikh Hussein or Arava border-visas can be obtained upon arrival for most nationalities. There is a fee for this. Please check with us for advice on which nationalities cannot obtain visas upon arrival. It is necessary for group leaders to carry 10 photocopies of Passport Manifest consisting of name, nationality, date and place of birth, passport number, place and date of issue, and date of expiration. Please note that certain nationalities cannot obtain a visa upon arrival so please always inform us of the citizenship of passengers and we will advise accordingly. For crossing at Allenby Bridge Visa is obligatory. It is not issued at the border.

Seasons

It is possible to visit Jordan any time of the year. High season is in March/April and October. Peak season is Easter and Christmas.

Suggested Itinerary – Israel/Jordan (9 nights – 10 days)

Day 1: Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport (Amman), transfer to Amman, located at the Old Testament site of Rabbath Ammon and the New Testament site of Philadelphia. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Early departure via Madaba, to Petra, the city if the Nabataean. Visit the rose-colored temples and the amphitheatres. After lunch break, drive back to Amman. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Leave Amman for Allenby Bridge crossing to Jericho. Visit Tel Jericho, Elishah's Fountain and view of the Mount of Temptation. Continue to Qumran and the Dead Sea, then drive via the Wilderness of Judea , the Good Samaritan's Inn and Bethany to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Morning: Drive to Mount of Olives, panoramic view of Jerusalem, visit Pater Noster Church, Chapel of the Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations.
Afternoon: Mount Zion, Room of the Last Supper, King David's tomb, Yad Vashem, Mount Herzl, model of Jerusalem, Shrine of the Book and the view of the Knesset building.

Day 5: Morning: Walking tour in the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Temple Area, Dome of the Rock, AI-Aksa Mosque and the Western Wall, St, Anne's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Pilate's Judgment Hall, Ecce Homo, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Calvary.
Afternoon: Drive via Rachel's Tomb, the Shepherds' Field and Field of Boaz to Bethlehem, visit the Nativity Church and the Grotto, Return to Jerusalem.

Day 6: Morning: Drive via Beeroth, Bethel and Shiloh to Nablus (Shechem) Stop at Jacob's Well and continue via Samaria and Afula to Nazareth. 
Afternoon: Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, St, Joseph's Carpentry Shop and Mary's Well. Proceed via Cana of Galilee to Tiberias for overnight,

Day 7: Morning: Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee from Tiberias to Capemaum. Visit Capernaum, Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes, Continue to Ein Gev and the 
outlet of River Jordan (the baptismal site.) 
Afternoon: Free or optional touring,

Day 8: Morning: Drive north to Acre, visit the Crusader fortifications and St. John's Crypt, Continue to Haifa, Mount Carmel, Stella Maris and the Persian Gardens, 
Afternoon: Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea on the sea, visit Caesarea and continue to Tel Aviv for overnight,

Day 9: Morning: Transfer to Allen by Bridge to cross the border back to Jordan, Drive to Jerash, visit the Roman Amphitheatres, the Colonnade and proceed to Amman. Rest of day free.

Day 10: Morning: Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport to board your flight home.

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