Land of the Gods

Operated by: Trafalgar

13 Days from $4,050 per person
The Treasury, Petra

Countries Visited

Israel, Jordan ...more Israel, Jordan

Locations Visited

Tel Aviv, Megiddo, Haifa, Caesarea, Tiberias, Capernaum, Ginosar, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada Bar Yehuda, Bethany, Amman, Jerash, Madaba, Wadi Musa, Petra, Wadi Rum ...more Tel Aviv, Megiddo, Haifa, Caesarea, Tiberias, Capernaum, Ginosar, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada Bar Yehuda, Bethany, Amman, Jerash, Madaba, Wadi Musa, Petra, Wadi Rum
  1. Day 1 Arrive Tel Aviv

    Welcome to the modern, cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Dan Panorama
  2. Day 2 Tel Aviv – Jaffa – Caesarea – Megiddo – Muhraqa – Sea of Galilee (2 nights)

    Your day begins at the old port of Jaffa, where Jonah set sail before he was swallowed by a whale. Continue to Caesarea, an ancient port built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC. Admire what remains of Herod's grandiose building works, then travel to Meggido, where it is said the Battle of Armageddon will take place. Your final stop today is Muhraqa on Mount Carmel where a 17th-century monastery marks the place where the prophet Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Nof Ginosar
  3. Day 3 Sea of Galilee – Capernaum – Tabgha – Mount of Beatitudes – Sea of Galilee

    Sail on the Sea of Galilee and visit the Jesus Boat before continuing to Capernaum to visit the 2nd-century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha to see the site where Jesus fed the five thousand with only five loaves of bread and two fish. Then, visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th-century mosaic floor. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Return to your hotel later, stopping en route at Yardenit, the Baptismal site.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4 Sea of Galilee – Nazareth – Cana – Beit She'an – Jerusalem (4 nights)

    Head for Cana, and see where Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding feast. Our next stop today is the Church of the Annunciation, whose cupola overlooks the cave in which Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary to share the blessing that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God. View Gideon's Spring, where Gideon tested his army so he could decide who would join him in battle against the Midianites. Then visit Beit She'an, one of the world's best-preserved Roman cities. Drive to Jerusalem later.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Dan
  5. Day 5 Old City of Jerusalem

    Walk in the footsteps of the prophets, disciples and kings as you embark on a walking tour of Jerusalem's Old Town. Ascend the Mount of Olives, then stroll through the Garden of Gethsemane. Our guide leads us into the Jewish Quarter, where we view the Western Wall with its prayer notes, and the Dome of the Rock located on Temple Mount. Connect with the city's ancient past and walk the Station of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Jerusalem – Ein Karem – Israel Museum – Bethlehem – Jerusalem

    Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of the Visitation. Next, you'll proceed to the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second Temple period. Journey to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and King David, where you'll meet a 'Local Specialist' for a visit to the Church of the Nativity, built over the cave thought to be the spot where Jesus was born.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Jerusalem – Jericho – Masada – The Dead Sea – Jerusalem

    We drive to Jericho, traversing the Judean wilderness. Imagine the roar of trumpets and triumphant shouts that led Joshua's army to victory. See the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, then continue to the striking cliff-top fortress of Masada. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of Herod's Palace with some free time later today to float in the Dead Sea.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day 8 Jerusalem – Allenby Bridge – Amman (2 Nights)

    After breakfast, transfer to Allenby Bridge where you'll cross the border to Jordan and meet your Jordanian Travel Director who will accompany you for the rest of the trip. Visit the Bethany Beyond Jordan Lutheran Church, the site of Jesus' baptism before continuing to the white stone city of Amman.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Landmark
  9. Day 9 Amman – Iraq Al Amir – Jerash – Amman

    This morning, we embark on a city tour of Amman. Our next stop is at Iraq Al Amir where we'll'Make a Difference' at the Iraq Al Amir Women's Association and learn first-hand how they make soap from olive oil and craft greeting cards and notebooks from recycled paper. Try your hand at making your own before enjoying a meal prepared by the women. We continue to the ancient city of Jerash, before returning to the seven hills of Amman. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' and enjoy a traditional 'Be My Guest' dinner with a Jordanian family in their home.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Be My Guest
  10. Day 10 Amman – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Shobak Castle – Petra

    We follow the King's Highway this morning, bound for Petra. We'll visit Mount Nebo, the place where Moses is buried and see the Madaba Mosaic Map that covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George before ascending to the Crusader Shobak Castle. We arrive in Petra later where we'll spend the next two nights at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories', built in and around a 19th-century Jordanian village.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Hyatt Zaman
  11. Day 11 Petra Sightseeing

    The rose-red façades of Petra beckon today as we enjoy a full day to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Carved into the sheer rock face over 2,000 years ago by Nabataeans, Petra was an important link in the Silk Road trade route. Enter the city through the Siq, a narrow gorge flanked on either side by cliffs soaring 80 metres. Emerge from the path and see the magnificent 40-metre façade of the Treasury. Later, we join a Bedouin tribe for dinner in their camp near Little Petra.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  12. Day 12 Petra – Wadi Rum – Amman

    This morning, we journey through desert landscapes to Wadi Rum. Embark on a jeep tour through the desert, then return to Amman for your final night in Jordan, enjoying a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions. As the sun sets on this magical city, listen to the mystical call of the muezzin and reminisce over an enchanting trip into antiquity.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Landmark
  13. Day 13 Depart Amman

    Your spiritual journey through two holy lands comes to an end this morning. Transfers to Amman airport are available, conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
Land of the Gods
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 12 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 12 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION in Roman city of Bet She'an, Jerusalem and Amman
  • VISIT the archaeological zone of Caesarea, the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Church of the Visitation and the Israel Museum in Ein Karem, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, take a cable car to the Fortress of Masada, discover the 3rd-century ruins of Jerash, the Roman amphitheatre in Amman, Mount Nebo, St. George's Church in Madaba, Shobak Crusader Castle and Petra
  • SEE the wedding Church in Cana, the oldest city in the world Jericho and the Qumran caves
  • SCENIC CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee before admiring the Jesus Boat
  • SCENIC DRIVE on a jeep tour in the Wadi Rum desert

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