12 DAYS
Duration
ISRAEL, JORDON
Location

JORDAN AND ISRAEL TOUR

12-DAY FIRST CLASS TOUR

This Jordan and Israel tour takes in the highlights of these two amazing countries. In Jordan visit Wadi Rum, Jerash, the Dead Sea and of course the astonishing ancient city of Petra. In Israel, visit the ancient city of Jerusalem, Jericho Nazareth and so much more. Discover the heart and soul of Jordan and Israel on this exciting and popular tour of the Middle East.

When you travel to Jordan and Israel, you’ll explore all the threads – civilizations, cultures, history, traditions, religions and the arts – that are so intricately woven together throughout this compelling area of the world. Gain special insights into its diversity from knowledgeable guides and experts in their fields as our travel itinerary takes you through many of its ancient sites including Petra, Mount Nebo, Bethany, Mount Arbel and Jerusalem’s Old City.

Please contact us for a custom quote. Our prices are customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates and other preferences.

 

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Day 1 - Departure

Our life-changing journey to many places not seen before begins this evening as we board our overnight flight to Jordan.
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Day 2 – Arrival Jordan

We arrive late in the evening in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and transfer to our lodging for the next two evenings in Amman.

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Day 3 – Um Qais (Gadara), Jabbok, Jerash, As Salt

Our first stop today is Um Qais, the old Decapolis city of Gadara, with its spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Next we travel to Jerash, one of the best preserved and most complete provincial Roman cities. Known as the Pompeii of the East for its extraordinary state of preservation, the ruins indicate human occupations at this location for more than 2,500 years. We pass through As Salt, the city that houses the tomb & shrine of Job and tomb of Jethro before returning to Amman.

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Day 4 – Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Machaerus

Our morning tour begins in the town of Madaba, 30 kilometers south of Amman. Madaba is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. At the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George we view the earliest surviving mosaic map of the Holy land. Mt. Nebo, believed to be the site of the tomb of Moses, commands a spectacular view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Our next stop will be at the hilltop palace/fortress of Machaerus, where John the Baptist was beheaded. From here, we continue on to our lodging for the next two evenings in Petra.

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Day 5 – Petra

This morning we visit the amazing mountain fortress of Petra, known to be inhabited by the Edomites. Begin the tour with a walk through the “Siq,” an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone, to the city of Petra carved out of the rose red rock. The Treasury, El Khazneh, is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity. Beyond El Khazneh we are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures. Overnight in Petra.

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Day 6 – Al Karak, Bethany, Jerusalem

Departing Petra, we travel northward on the famous route of the King’s Highway used by Abraham and Moses where to the west we view from a distance the hills bordering the Dead Sea. Our first stop will be Al Karak, a famous Moabite city from biblical times. We continue north to Bethany on the Jordan, the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, where Elijah and Elisha crossed the Jordan as well as the area where the children of Israel led by Joshua entered the Promised Land. We then cross the Jordan into Israel and drive to Jerusalem, with a stop at the Olive Wood Shop.

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Day 7 – Jerusalem: City of David, Jeremiah’s Cistern, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Jewish Quarter

This morning, our guide will take us to an overview of the city from the hillside overlooking Jerusalem and the Gehenna Valley. We visit Gihon Springs, the original water source for Jerusalem, view new excavations including a typical Israelite four-room house. A highlight today will be a water walk through the incredible Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the pool of Siloam. Next we visit the first Church Grotto. We then walk to visit David’s Citadel and go inside to climb the tower for a view of Old Jerusalem and to see the remains of Herod’s palace and possible place of Pilate’s trial of Jesus.

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Day 8 – Herodium, Hebron, Beit Guvrin, Joppa

Today we start the day with a tour of the palace fortress of Herodium, just south of the city. Next we visit Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs. The drive thru the Negev is contrasted with Bedouin tents and herds of camels, donkeys, sheep, and stories of the Exodus and Israel wandering in the Wilderness of Zin. Next we visit the Beit Guvrin area with stops at Tel Maresha and Tel Lachisch and a walk through the Bell Caves. Return to Jerusalem.

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Day 9 – Jericho, Wadi Qelt, Emmaus, Bethany, Gibeon, Ramah, West Jerusalem, Garden Tomb

We travel eastward to Jericho to see the place of Herod’s winter palace then enter ancient Tel Jericho to see remains of fallen walls, and view the Mount of Temptation where Satan tempted Jesus. We drive thru the West Bank and Judean Wilderness to stop for a scenic view of the Wadi Qelt, St. George’ Monastery, and ancient Jericho Road. Continuing our afternoon sightseeing we view the possible location of Emmaus where Jesus appeared to two disciples, Bethany where Mary, Martha, and Lazarus lived, and Gibeon where the Lord appeared to King Solomon before he built the Temple. Continue to West Jerusalem to visit the tomb of the prophet Samuel and a view of his hometown Ramah. End at the Garden Tomb where we celebrate the resurrection with communion.

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Day 10 – Bethel, Schechem, Shiloh

The Old Testament city of Shilo was home for the Tabernacle with the Ark of the Covenant. We then drive north trough the Biblical heartland to Nablus (Schechem), we visit the mound of the ancient city where Joshua renewed the covenant. We stop at nearby Jacob’s Well, site of Jesus’ conversation with a Samaritan woman and drive up to Mt. Gerizim to visit with the local Samaritans still practicing their faith today. Continuing on through the lovely valley of Bidan and down Wadi Fariah, we see the pass through which Jacob, and probably his grandfather before him, entered the Promised Land. Our lodging for the next two nights will be in Ariel, the heart of Samaria.

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Day 11 – Tabernacle, Nazareth, Sephoris, Mt. Tabor, Mt. Arbel

Today our guide introduces us to the Biblical prophecies and examples of Christ in the teachings of the Tabernacle reproduction in Ariel. We travel toward the Galilee, then drive thru the Jezreel Valley passing by Shunem and Ophrah. We ascend Mt. Precipice for a view of Nazareth, Mt. Tabor and northern Armageddon. We drive by the Church of the Annunciation en route to the nearby ancient city of Sepphoris. Leaving the area, we drive thru Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine and to the Sea of Galilee. After viewing the ancient Fisherman Boat at an operating Kibbutz, we enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Sea of Galilee. End the day at Mt. Arbel for a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee.

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Day 12 – Home

A very early morning departure for the Tel Aviv Airport for our flight homeward.

Please contact us for a custom quote. Our prices are customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates and other preferences.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

DEPOSIT

Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of deposit of US$ 250.00.

PAYMENT

All prices reflect a 4% discount for full payment via check.
A full deposit of $ 250.00 per person is required upon registration.
Within 150 days prior to trip, we need to receive a total of 50% of the amount owed.
Within 120 days prior to trip, we need to receive a total of 60% of the amount owed.
Within 90 days prior to trip, we need to receive a total of 75% of the amount owed.
Final payment for trip is due 45 days prior to departure.

CHANGES

Changes made 45 days or less prior to departure will depend on availability on the airlines and the cruise line and might incur penalties and fees imposed by those suppliers.

CANCELLATION FEES

100% of Cancellation Fees are covered by the optional Travel Insurance, provided premium has been paid and reason for cancellation is insurable.

Those who do not take the Travel Insurance should be aware of the following cancellation penalties:

From day of registration to 100 days prior to departure, you will be charged the US$ 150.00 non-refundable administrative fee.

If you cancel between 99 to 61 days prior to departure date, you will be charged a 25% of total trip cost.

If you cancel between 60 to 31 days prior to departure date, you will be charged a 50% of total of trip cost.

If you cancel 30 days or less prior to departure date: 100% of total of trip cost.

TRAVEL PROTECTION

We recommend that you buy trip cancellation and interruption insurance. TravelSafe offers these services.

US CITIZENSHIP

All international travels require a current passport and most countries require your passport to be valid for 6 months after your return date. Non USA or Canadian Citizens are responsible to fulfill necessary visa or entry requirements by contacting the destination country’s Consulate office.

ITINERARY

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this promotion. However, due to individual group patterns, group size, weather, traffic, and other factors beyond our control, the number, the order, and the days in which sites will be visited may be altered.

COMMUNICATION

All correspondence from our office, including tour information, billing statements, and ticketing are carried out through email and will be sent to the email address provided on your registration form.

AIR TRANSPORTATION

Genesis Tours will arrange for the best-priced airfare available at the time of booking. Passengers wishing to cancel or change their air reservation after the refundable period will be subject to additional fees. Airlines servicing our tours are not responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. Genesis Tours is not responsible for unforeseen flight delays or schedule changes imposed by the airlines. Flight schedules may be subject to change by the airlines, and it is the airlines’ responsibility to cover all ensuing expenses.

AIRLINE ROUTE AND TICKETS

Air transportation will be economy class aboard international carriers using non-refundable, non-amendable tickets for groups of 10 or more flying together for the entire itinerary. Flight times are subject to change by the airlines. We are not responsible for such changes / delays and will not reimburse resulting expenses which are the airline’s responsibility. Due to airline restrictions, should a group not reach a minimum of ten (10) passengers, the group might be cancelled or the price change.

RESPONSIBILITY

These tours are operated by Genesis Tours North America, Longwood, Florida. Genesis Tours acts only as an agent for tour participants in arranging accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, admissions and restaurants. Genesis Tours reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary (as may be necessary due to weather, traffic, or other factors beyond its control) and is not responsible for expenses, loss of time, money or other incidents resulting from a change of schedules. Genesis Tours is not responsible for any losses or damages of personal property, injuries or unforeseen expenses incurred by passengers.

LIABILITY

While we have not experienced difficulties throughout the past 24 years with our service providers, we assume no liability for injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may occur by reason of any negligent or willful act or omission of any suppliers of service. Passenger agrees to hold Genesis Tours / Salem Media Group harmless for any defect in any vehicle, plane, boat, bus, car, van or other vehicle, act of war or insurrection, terrorist activity, revolt or other civil uprising, military action, strikes, labor unrest or any Act of God or other acts of any other third party. Florida law will be applicable to any dispute which arises out of/or concerns this tour.

Enrollment in and payment of deposit constitutes your agreement to these terms.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our terms and conditions you may contact us using the information below:

1855 W. State Road 343 Suite 273
Longwood, FL 32750
United States
e-mail: info@genesistoursusa.com
Phone: 855-867-2536

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