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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 on a dual-perspective walking tour with Israeli and Palestinian guides, 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

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Old Jerusalem Walking Tour, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Lecture with Local Expert, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Bethlehem Walking Tour, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Palestinian Family Meal, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Kibbutz Experience, Tiberias National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Petra Archaeologist Talk, Wadi Mus National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Wadi Rum Night Walk, Wadi Rum Hands-On: Cooking Demonstration with Dinner, Wadi Mus
Arrival transfer
Entrance to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial)
Visit the Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls
Visit a Palestinian refugee camp
Visit Masada
Explore the Sea of Galilee area including Capernaum and Nazareth
Visit Haifa, Caesarea Maritima, and Jaffa
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
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $4,999
Start Location
Jerusalem, Israel
End Location
Amman, Israel
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201810 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
03 Jun 201817 Jun 20185AUD $5,359
17 Jun 201801 Jul 20189AUD $5,359
24 Jun 201808 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
08 Jul 201822 Jul 20183AUD $5,359
22 Jul 201805 Aug 20181AUD $5,359
05 Aug 201819 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
19 Aug 201802 Sep 20189AUD $5,359
02 Sep 201816 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
09 Sep 201823 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
23 Sep 201807 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
30 Sep 201814 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
07 Oct 201821 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
14 Oct 201828 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
21 Oct 201804 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
04 Nov 201818 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
11 Nov 201825 Nov 20186AUD $5,239
25 Nov 201809 Dec 20186AUD $5,239
09 Dec 201823 Dec 201811AUD $5,239
16 Dec 201830 Dec 201815AUD $5,239
06 Jan 201920 Jan 201910AUD $4,999
20 Jan 201903 Feb 201916AUD $4,999
03 Feb 201917 Feb 201916AUD $4,999
17 Feb 201903 Mar 201914AUD $4,999
24 Feb 201910 Mar 201916AUD $4,999
03 Mar 201917 Mar 201915AUD $4,999
17 Mar 201931 Mar 20196AUD $4,999
31 Mar 201914 Apr 201916AUD $4,999
07 Apr 201921 Apr 201916AUD $4,999
14 Apr 201928 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
21 Apr 201905 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
05 May 201919 May 201912AUD $5,359
12 May 201926 May 201916AUD $5,359
19 May 201902 Jun 201916AUD $5,359
26 May 201909 Jun 201916AUD $5,359
23 Jun 201907 Jul 201916AUD $5,359
07 Jul 201921 Jul 201916AUD $5,359
21 Jul 201904 Aug 201916AUD $5,359
04 Aug 201918 Aug 201915AUD $5,359
18 Aug 201901 Sep 201915AUD $5,359
01 Sep 201915 Sep 201915AUD $5,359
08 Sep 201922 Sep 201916AUD $5,359
15 Sep 201929 Sep 201914AUD $5,359
06 Oct 201920 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
13 Oct 201927 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
20 Oct 201903 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,999 
27 Oct 201910 Nov 201916AUD $5,239
03 Nov 201917 Nov 201916AUD $5,239
10 Nov 201924 Nov 201916AUD $5,239
24 Nov 201908 Dec 201916AUD $5,239
01 Dec 201915 Dec 201916AUD $5,239
08 Dec 201922 Dec 201916AUD $5,239
15 Dec 201929 Dec 201916AUD $5,239
Itinerary
Day 1 - Jerusalem
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Jerusalem
Take a specially designed walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem with both Israeli and Palestinian guides an experience exclusively designed by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah. This unique dual-narrative tour allows travellers a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural, religious, and political aspects of Israel. Visit key sites including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, 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 or opt to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Later, enjoy a discussion with a local scholar on conflict resolution and local interfaith issues.
Day 3 - Jerusalem
Take a sobering visit to Yad Vashem Memorial to learn about the Holocaust and its ramifications today. In the afternoon, visit the famed Israel Museum. View the Dead Sea Scrolls, housed in the Shrine of the Book and observe one of the greatest archaeological finds of the past century. After, opt to walk through the museum's state of the art archeological exhibition on your own.
Day 4 - Jerusalem
Enjoy a second exclusively designed dual-narrative tour of Bethlehem with Israeli and Palestinian guides. Visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Walk through a nearby Palestinian refugee camp and then head to a local Palestinian family's home for a cooking class and lunch.
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, continuing along the Jordan Valley north to the Sea of Galilee. Also enjoy a visit and talk at a local Kibbutz community.
Day 6 - Tiberias
Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, for gorgeous views of the Sea of Galilee and visit the church that was built atop this hill, 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.
Day 7 - Tiberias/Tel Aviv
Continue to the Mediterranean, visiting the coastal city of Haifa and then south to Caesarea Maritima to see the ruins of Herod's harbour city. After, continue toward Jaffa, an ancient port city dating back to the Bronze Age. Continue on 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
Take an orientation drive through Amman and visit the National Museum and archaeological site of the Citadel. Continue on to visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy.
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, after 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, enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner of local specialties.
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 desert 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, continue to the famed Dead Sea. Upon arrival opt to swim and use the 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 opt to join the CEO for a farewell dinner.
Day 15 - Amman
Depart at any time.