Ben Gurion Airport
|Group of 10 – 15 people||$1490|
|Additional costs per person for the program||$415|
|Paid visits in Israel||about $210|
|tips to the guide and driver||$4 per day for each|
|Border frontiers at the Israel-Jordan (Allenby) border||$60|
|Paid visits in Jordan||$100|
|Tips for guide and driver in Jordan||$12|
Caesarea – the city – port, the time of King Herod, the residence of the Roman procurators, including, and Pontius Pilate. Well-preserved amphitheater, hippodrome, buildings of the Byzantine period and the period of the Crusades. According to legend, it was here that the Crusaders kept the famous Grail. Haifa (sightseeing tour) is a city with a rich history, the world center of Bahai religion with famous hanging gardens and the center of the Carmelite Order “Stella Maris”. Mount Carmel (Carmel) with the cave of the prophet Elijah. The history of the German colony in Haifa. Acre – a city with 4000 years of history, which was already mentioned in the ancient Egyptian papyrus of the XIX century. BC., and in the XII century became the capital of the kingdom of the crusaders. The old city of Acco is included on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.
Overnight in Nazareth.
Safed – the center of the birth of Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah: the ancient synagogues, mikvah Rabi Luria Ashkenazi (ha-Ari), the graves of ha-Ari, Yosef Karo and other great Kabbalists, quarters of modern artists. Wine and Cheese Tasting.
Sea of Galilee (Kinneret Lake). Capernaum, where Jesus cured the “possessed,” resurrected the rabbi’s daughter and healed Peter’s mother-in-law. Monastery of the Twelve Apostles.
Mount of Beatitudes – the place of proclamation of the Sermon on the Mount. Tabgha is a place of miraculous multiplication of bread and fish. Here Jesus Christ performed the miracle of walking on the waters of the Sea of Galilee.
Overnight in Nazarete
Moving to the border with Jordan. Crossing the border to the border point “Sheikh Hussein Bridge”. Jerash is a Greco-Roman city (in antiquity of Geras), in which they are perfectly preserved.
Architectural monuments: streets, temples, altars to the gods. The temple complex with fifteen Byzantine churches with mosaics. “The Fountain Yard” is a place where Byzantines celebrated every year the miracle of turning water into wine made by Jesus Christ.
Overnight in Amman.
Jericho, Mount of temptation, and the ruins of the famous walls of Jericho, dismantled by Joshua.
Overnight at Jerusalem.
Excursion to Petra – the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom – a city carved into red rocks. It is assumed that Peter was the last intermediate stop of the three Magi, who carried incense, gold, and the world as a gift to baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Visit the main monuments of the ancient city – “Treasury”, front street, the building of the Court, the amphitheater.
Overnight in Amman
A sightseeing tour of Amman, which is often called the “White City”, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Visit the Amman Archaeological Museum. Madaba (“city of mosaics”), where the original mosaic map of the Holy Land and the Middle East is kept in the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George. The ascent to Mount Nebo is the supposed burial place of the prophet Moses. From here there is a beautiful view of Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Crossing the border to the border checkpoint “Allenby”.
Jerusalem. Panorama of Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Oilseed, the place of the Ascension of Jesus Christ. The shrines of the Old Town, monasteries and churches (overview): the Russian Savior Ascension Monastery. Place of the Ascension of Jesus Christ. Russian monastery of Mary Magdalene. Franciscan church “Dominus Flevit” on the place where Christ mourned the future fate of Jerusalem. Carmelite Monastery “Pater Noster”, where Jesus taught the apostles the prayer “Our Father”. Gethsemane garden with the tomb of the Blessed Virgin.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
“Sacred Calligraphy” – a meeting with the calligrapher, Guinness Book of World Records.
One of the most ancient temples of the Holy Land – the Church of the Nativity of Christ on the place of birth of the Savior: the Cave of the Nativity, the cave of Saint. Blessed Jerome, the miraculous icon of the Mother of God “Bethlehem”.
Irjdion. Herodion fortress in the Judean desert was built by order of King Herod in the 1st century BC, on an artificially built up mountain in the Judean desert, and the mountain was enlarged three times. The fortress served simultaneously as a fortified dwelling, and the district capital, and a crypt. Here, Professor Netzer discovered the grave of King Herod himself. Dungeons, a water system, an ancient theater and Roman baths, a synagogue and watchtowers, as well as many other things we will see in this unusual place.
The Old City of Jerusalem: Christian Quarter. Temple of the Holy Sepulcher. Jewish Quarter: The Wailing Wall is a Jewish shrine where notes are left with requests to the Almighty. Muslim Quarter: Panorama of the Temple Mount. The Dome over the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Traditional Saturday meal in a Jewish family, for an extra charge.
Judean Desert – the birthplace of Christianity, the first monasteries in the Holy Land.
Jericho (Palestinian Authority) is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded more than 10,000 years ago. The Jericho Trumpets is the biblical story of the capture of the city by the Israelites. Mount Quarantal (Forty-Day Mountain) and the Monastery of Temptation, at the site of the temptation of Jesus Christ by the devil; the Greek temple of the prophet Elisha with the tree of the righteous Zacchaeus (“the biblical fig tree”), source of sv. Elisha. Vifarafara (Qasr – El Yaud) – the true place of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Negev desert is the driest part of Israel, which will cover 60% of its territory ..
Beer Sheva is the capital of the Negev, an ancient modern city in the desert, which was mentioned in the Bible. The path of incense (Ladanny path) – the ancient caravan route by which both the West and the East received incense and spices. Avdat is one of the main Nabatean cities at the crossroads of Jerusalem-Eilat, Petra-Gaza.
Makhtesh Ramon – the largest crater in the world, which arose as a result of intense erosion of the earth, which lasted for several million years.
Bedouin natural cosmetics for extra charge.
Master class, 1.5 hours, including tea and sweets.
In the Bedouin tent, the Bedouin teaches you to make rosemary cosmetic cream in olive oil and beeswax. Tourists themselves pound rosemary in mortars, pour oil, wax ….! And all this to the accompaniment of Bedouin stories. In the end, everyone gets a jar of hand-made cream.
Overnight in Jerusalem. The Dead Sea. Masada.
The Dead Sea is a unique natural clinic, located 420 m below sea level.
Acquaintance with features of the Dead Sea cosmetics. Rest and swimming on the equipped beach on the Dead Sea.
Visiting the fortress Masada with the ascent by the funicular – a symbol of the heroism of the Jewish people during the period of the Roman conquest of Judea The fortress built by King Herod, whose defenders in the fight against the Romans, preferred death to defeat.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Upon request: evening light and music show in the “Tower of David” in the Old Town, for an extra charge.
Departure. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport. Departure at 10:50.
Note: there may be changes in the schedule and the route of excursions on days of state, religious, Jewish and Christian holidays, as well as for reasons beyond the company’s control (weather conditions, etc.).