Tel Aviv - 1 night
Haifa - 2 nights
Jerusalem - 3 nights
Aqaba - 2 nights
Petra - 2 nights
Dead Sea - 2 nights

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From Jerusalem to Petra

A journey through time, where past and present seem intertwined, this intriguing tour visits Roman ruins and biblical cities, desert camps and mystical monuments, and Red Sea and Dead Sea shores

A tour of two halves, three creeds, and 2,000 years of history, this journey begins in Israel.

Stretching from northern highlands to the southern Negev desert, with western coastal plains and, to the east, the last miles of the Great Rift Valley, Israel is as varied in its terrain as it is complex in its culture, history and politics. From metropolitan Tel Aviv, we travel to Haifa; splendid synagogue mosaics; biblical scenes in Nazareth and in Capernaum, on Lake Galilee’s shore; and to Jerusalem, today a contested city.

Historic Jordan is home to souks and citadels, lunar landscapes, desert dunes in sunset hues, and the salt-dense depths of the Dead Sea. Our tour here begins in refreshing Aqaba, and includes a desert drive to Wadi Rum; revelations of Petra’s astonishing pink rock monuments, a secret seen only by Bedouins for six centuries; and the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.

Key Features

Culture & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
5 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guides

Special Events

Shabbat Dinner & Perspectives of Petra

Enjoy an authentic Shabbat dinner at a local family home in Jerusalem. A special dinner at a camp on the outskirts of Petra with traditional baking and cooking and a drink at the Nabataean Cave Bar.

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv. Transfer to the 4-star Tal by the Beach Hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 Travel to characterful Old Jaffa; and continue along the coast to Roman Caesarea. Continue to Haifa, for a fabulous view from Mount Carmel of the bay and the serenely landscaped Baha’i Gardens. Two nights at the 4-star The Colony Hotel. (B)

Day 3 Drive to Safed, the centre of Jewish mysticism, to visit the ancient synagogue. Continue to the Golan Heights for panoramic views over Israel and Syria, and enjoy a wine tasting. (B)

Day 4 Travel to Nazareth for an insight of ancient Galilean life in ‘Nazareth Village’. Continue to the biblical site of Capernaum, on the ‘Sea of Galilee’ shore. Drive to Megiddo’s archaeological site; and to the ancient synagogue of Beit Alpha. Arrive in Jerusalem for a Shabbat Dinner this evening, and a three-night stay at the 4-star Arthur Hotel. (B, D)

Day 5 Drive to the Mount of Olives for a view over the old city, and enjoy a walking tour of its four ‘quarters’. (B)

Day 6 Visit the Israel Museum, where the Shrine of the Book wing houses the Dead Sea Scrolls; continue to Yad Vashem; and to one of the oldest Jewish neighbourhoods, Mea She’arim. This evening, enjoy the Sound and Light show at the Tower of David. (B)

Day 7 Travel through the Judean wilderness to take the cable-car to King Herod’s fortress of Masada. Travel south, cross the Arava border into Jordan, and transfer to Aqaba, for two nights at the 5-star Mövenpick Aqaba Resort. (B)

Day 8 A day at leisure or join an optional excursion on the ‘Yellow Submarine’ (£35, bookable locally). Enjoy a sunset cruise and a drink. (B)

Day 9 Discover the wilderness of Wadi Rum, with a 4x4 desert drive to see the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Continue to visit ‘Little Petra’; and drive to Wadi Musa, for two nights at the 5-star Petra Marriott Hotel. Enjoy a drink at the Nabataean Cave Bar. Optional Petra by Candlelight tour (£25, bookable locally). (B)

Day 10 With about 4 hrs of walking, this morning’s guided visit takes you through The Siq approach, leading to the breathtaking carved façade of the Treasury. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy a special camp dinner this evening. (B, D)

Day 11 Travel (3 hrs) to Madaba, to see superbly preserved mosaics: the Church of St. George, and the Church of the Apostles. Afternoon visit Mount Nebo and continue to the Dead Sea for two nights at the 5-star Marriott Dead Sea Hotel & Spa. (B, L)

Day 12 Visit ancient Jarash, a Greco-Roman city. Return to the hotel with time to float on the Dead Sea. (B)

Day 13 Transfer to Amman airport for the early morning return flight. (Oct - Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for return flight via Allenby crossing). (B)


  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


This is a full itinerary with most visits on foot and sites with steps/inclines and uneven surfaces.
For safety reasons 4x4 drives would have to be done whilst sitting inside the vehicle.


per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow (Oct - El Al Israel Airlines inbound to Heathrow)

Date Price
October 24 £3885
November 7 £3855


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Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £1325

Flight Options

London-Tel Aviv
British Airways World Traveller Plus - On request
London-Tel Aviv/Amman-London
British Airways Club World - On request

Extension Options

Extra nights – Tel Aviv
Tal by the Beach Hotel 
(per night) £135
Single supplement £120

Extra nights – Dead Sea
Marriott Dead Sea & Spa
(per night) £105
Single supplement £85

Tour Only

Save £550
Arrival transfer add £70
Departure transfer add £45

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, Jordan visa procurement+ (British passport holders), transfers, 12 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

A local departure tax of NIS 103 per person is payable upon leaving Israel.
+ The Jordanian visa is not included if choosing independent arrival and you are returning on a different flight to the rest of the group.

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