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DOJNG - Explore Israel & Jordan

Step into the ancient world of the Middle East on a two-week journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Discover life in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, learn about the differences in Middle Eastern cuisine, explore the Roman ruins of Jerash, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and venture into the awesome and ancient city of Petra. Connect with the past while glimpsing contemporary life in this incredible region.

Inclusions

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Jerusalem Lecture with Local Expert, Jerusalem Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Mahane Yehuda Market Walk & Kosher Cooking Class, Jerusalem Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Palestinian Women's Project Local Lunch, Bethlehem Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lecture on Palestinien Christians in Israel, Bethlehem Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Galilee Winery tour and tasting, Galilee Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Women's Cooking Class & lunch, Jerash Governorate Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Petra Archaeologist Talk, Wadi Mus Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Wadi Rum Night Walk, Wadi Rum Your G for Good Moment: Beit Khayrat Souf women-run cafe, Jerash Governorate Your G for Good Moment: Numeira Community Cafe Lunch, Jordan Valley
Arrival transfer
Entrance to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial)
Visit the Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls
Visit old Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Visit Masada
Explore the Sea of Galilee area including Capernaum and Nazareth
Tour Caesarea Maritima
Visit to the Citadel and the National Archaeological Museum
Guided visit to Jerash
Tour the Madaba mosaics
Visit Mt Nebo
Petra guided tour
Wadi Rum desert 4x4 jeep excursion
Guided visit to Bethany
Visit both sides of the Dead Sea
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $5,299
Start Location
Jerusalem, Israel
End Location
Amman, Israel
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
24 Feb 201910 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
03 Mar 201917 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
10 Mar 201924 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
17 Mar 201931 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
31 Mar 201914 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
07 Apr 201921 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
14 Apr 201928 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
21 Apr 201905 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
05 May 201919 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
10 May 201924 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
12 May 201926 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
19 May 201902 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
26 May 201909 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
23 Jun 201907 Jul 20197AUD $5,669
07 Jul 201921 Jul 20193AUD $5,539
21 Jul 201904 Aug 201915AUD $5,539
04 Aug 201918 Aug 201910AUD $5,299
11 Aug 201925 Aug 201915AUD $5,299
18 Aug 201901 Sep 201912AUD $5,299
01 Sep 201915 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
08 Sep 201922 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
15 Sep 201929 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
22 Sep 201906 Oct 201912AUD $5,669
29 Sep 201913 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
06 Oct 201920 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
13 Oct 201927 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
20 Oct 201903 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
27 Oct 201910 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
03 Nov 201917 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
10 Nov 201924 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
17 Nov 201901 Dec 201914AUD $5,539
24 Nov 201908 Dec 201913AUD $5,539
01 Dec 201915 Dec 201916AUD $5,539
08 Dec 201922 Dec 201915AUD $5,539
15 Dec 201929 Dec 201916AUD $5,669
05 Jan 202019 Jan 202014AUD $5,299
12 Jan 202026 Jan 202012AUD $5,299
19 Jan 202002 Feb 202016AUD $5,299
02 Feb 202016 Feb 202016AUD $5,299
16 Feb 202001 Mar 202016AUD $5,299
23 Feb 202008 Mar 202016AUD $5,299
01 Mar 202015 Mar 202011AUD $5,299
15 Mar 202029 Mar 20203AUD $5,299
29 Mar 202012 Apr 202012AUD $5,299
05 Apr 202019 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
12 Apr 202026 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
19 Apr 202003 May 202016AUD $5,299
03 May 202017 May 202016AUD $5,669
10 May 202024 May 202015AUD $5,669
17 May 202031 May 202016AUD $5,669
24 May 202007 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
31 May 202014 Jun 202016AUD $5,669
21 Jun 202005 Jul 202016AUD $5,669
05 Jul 202019 Jul 202016AUD $5,539
19 Jul 202002 Aug 202016AUD $5,539
02 Aug 202016 Aug 202016AUD $5,299
16 Aug 202030 Aug 202016AUD $5,299
30 Aug 202013 Sep 202016AUD $5,299
06 Sep 202020 Sep 202012AUD $5,299
13 Sep 202027 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
04 Oct 202018 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
11 Oct 202025 Oct 202016AUD $5,669
18 Oct 202001 Nov 202016AUD $5,669
25 Oct 202008 Nov 202016AUD $5,669
01 Nov 202015 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $5,299 
08 Nov 202022 Nov 202016AUD $5,539
15 Nov 202029 Nov 202016AUD $5,539
22 Nov 202006 Dec 202016AUD $5,539
29 Nov 202013 Dec 202016AUD $5,539
06 Dec 202020 Dec 202016AUD $5,539
13 Dec 202027 Dec 202016AUD $5,539
20 Dec 202003 Jan 202116AUD $5,669
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Jerusalem
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Jerusalem
Take a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting key sites including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, visit Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter then walk through the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This afternoon, visit the Mount of Olives for stunning views of Jerusalem, then enjoy free time to wander on your own. Later, enjoy a discussion with a local scholar on conflict and local interfaith issues.
Day 3 - Jerusalem
This morning, visit the Yad Vashem Memorial to learn about the Holocaust and its ramifications. Continue to the famed Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the past century. After, opt to walk through the museum's state-of-the-art archaeological exhibition on your own. This evening, join a local Israeli chef on a walking tour of Mahane Yehuda Market, followed by a private cooking class.
Day 4 - Jerusalem
Spend the day in Bethlehem, beginning with a visit to Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Walk through a nearby Palestinian refugee camp then head to a local women's project for a demonstration of Palestinian cooking and a local lunch. Visit the accredited Bethlehem Bible College for a lecture on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the Palestinian Christian perspective.
Day 5 - Jerusalem/Tiberias
Start the day with a guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada with stops at Herod's Palace, the Bathhouse, and the Synagogue. After that, it's off for a visit to the Dead Sea before continuing along the Jordan Valley north to the Sea of Galilee. Also enjoy a visit to a local Kibbutz community.
Day 6 - Tiberias
Visit the Mount of Beatitudes for gorgeous views of the Sea of Galilee and to visit the church where Jesus is believed to have delivered his "Sermon on the Mount" speech. Continue to the ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus lived and preached, and where many apostles, including Peter, made their home. Learn about the lives of Israeli Arabs on the way to Nazareth, where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East. Stop at a local winery for a tour and private tasting led by a wine expert.
Day 7 - Tiberias/Tel Aviv
Continue to the Mediterranean, visiting the coastal city of Haifa, and then head south to Caesarea Maritima to see the ruins of Herod's harbour city. Afterwards, continue to the bustling city of Tel Aviv for our last evening.
Day 8 - Tel Aviv/Amman
Transfer to the border and cross over into Jordan. Transfer to Amman and meet your new CEO.
Day 9 - Amman
Explore Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. After, visit a local caf run by women, an activity exclusive to Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good. Here, take a cooking class and enjoy a local lunch. After, return to Amman and visit the National Museum and archaeological site of the Citadel.
Day 10 - Amman/Wadi Mus
Visit the ancient town of Madaba, famous for its mosaics and churches. Continue to Mt Nebo where we are rewarded with stunning views from the summit. In the evening, enjoy a lecture with a local archaeologist to discuss the importance of Petra and ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 11 - Wadi Mus
Rise early to visit iconic Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your expert CEO, then opt to hike up for magnificent views from the top of the treasury or enjoy free time to explore the site on your own. In the evening, opt to return to visit Petra by candlelight.
Day 12 - Petra/Wadi Rum
Continue to Wadi Rum in the heart of Jordan's desertscape. Enjoy lunch at our camp and an exciting 4x4 excursion into the desert where we pick the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Return to camp for a traditional Bedouin feast and after, take a walk in the desert admiring the night sky with a local Bedouin guide.
Day 13 - Wadi Rum/Dead Sea
Opt to take an early morning camel trek or hot air balloon ride over the desert. Later, visit a G Adventures-supported community caf for a local lunch in a stunning green farming area surrounded by the desert. Continue to the famed Dead Sea. Opt to swim and use natural sea salts and mud as your own personal spa.
Day 14 - Dead Sea/Amman
Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Bethany, thought to be the site where Jesus was baptized. Continue back to Amman and join our CEO for an optional farewell dinner.
Day 15 - Amman
Depart at any time.