Glimpse of Israel & Jordan

Combining two of the Middle East’s most fascinating destinations makes perfect sense and with A&K a private guide accompanies you in both countries bringing to life thousands of years of history.

Journey Overview

Combining two of the Middle East’s most fascinating destinations makes perfect sense and with A&K a private guide accompanies you in both countries bringing to life thousands of years of history. You’ll walk in the steps of biblical giants and modern-day adventurers seeing some of the world’s most iconic and ancient sites and understanding something of contemporary life and cultural relations in this extraordinary part of the world.

Journey Highlights

• Uncover the impressive historical legacy of neighbouring Jordan and Israel 
• Bathe in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea
• Marvel at the rugged natural fortress of Masada and its breathtaking views 
• Embark on a 4WD excursion through Jordan’s Wadi Rum, a desert of otherworldly proportions
• See why Petra was listed amongst the New Seven Wonders of the World 
• Cook and dine alongside Bedouin locals at the Petra Kitchen 

Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Tel Aviv – Jerusalem, Israel.

Shalom and welcome to the Holy Land where a private transfer to your luxury accommodation in the heart of the Old City. Jerusalem is an incredibly historic city with a fascinating mix of cultures and flavours. Overflowing with history, it’s a city of the ages, but it is also a living city, a microcosm of the region’s diversity and is home to Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. Spend time soaking in the incredible views of Jerusalem’s Old City Walls, relax by the hotel’s pool or step out and take a leisurely stroll in the exclusive Yemin Moshe neighbourhood.
The King David (Deluxe Old City View Room)

Day 2: Jerusalem.

Your day in this remarkable city, sacred to so many, starts at the Mount of Olives where you’ll admire the stunning views below. Venture into the Garden of Gethsemane, with its ancient olive trees, where Jesus prayed on the night of his betrayal and arrest then into the Old City to follow the Stations of the Cross, the route that Jesus took between his condemnation by Pilate and his crucifixion and burial. The old walled city is UNESCO World Heritage listed and is home to several important religious sites which you’ll also explore - the Temple Mount and Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims. Make time during the day to wander through the markets of the Christian and Muslim Quarters. 
The King David (Deluxe Old City View Room) | Meals: B

Day 3: Jerusalem – Masada – Dead Sea – Jerusalem.

Travel through the desert to Qumran on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea in the Judaean Desert where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1947. Continue on to Masada and you’ll marvel at the ancient fortress built by King Herod. Spend time at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, and take a dip in the salty waters to experience what visitors around the Mediterranean basin have been doing for thousands of years. 
The King David (Deluxe Old City View Room) | Meals: B

Day 4: Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Jerusalem.

Start the day with a visit to Yad Vashem - the Jewish people’s memorial to the six million lives lost in the Holocaust. Spend time in the museum and walk along the Avenue of the Righteous, dedicated to the people who risked their lives rescuing the Jews during the the Holocaust. There is also time to explore the Israel Museum whose collection of nearly 500,000 objects includes art, Judaica and ancient artifacts from Israel and beyond. Later travel to the West Bank city of Bethlehem and the UNESCO World Heritage Church of the Nativity celebrated as the birth place of Jesus and one of the holiest sites in Christianity. It was originally built by the Emperor Constantine in the 4th century and spared destruction by the Persians out of respect for a mosaic of the Magi shown wearing Persian attire 
The King David (Deluxe Old City View Room) | Meals: B

Day 5: Jerusalem – Border – Jerash – Amman, Jordan.

This morning you are transferred for the border crossing into Jordan with VIP immigration services. Journey to the ancient city of Jerash, acknowledged to be one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world, hidden for centuries in the sand before being excavated and restored some 70 years ago. Explore the iconic temple of Artemis at the highest point of the city, the long colonnaded street, with its original stone paving, and the monumental Hadrian’s Arch built to celebrate a visit by the emperor himself - all which were hidden for centuries in the sand before being excavated and restored some 70 years ago. Continue to Amman and your luxury hotel. 
Four Seasons Amman (Premium Room) | Meals: BL

Day 6: Amman – Madaba - Kerak - Petra.

Travel south along the King’s Highway, an ancient trade route and important access point for many historic sites. Explore the Christian town of Madaba famous for its beautiful mosaics. Admire the vast mosaic map embedded on the floor of the Church of St. George depicting the Holy Land with Jerusalem at its heart. Continue to Mt. Nebo where there’s time to admire the spectacular views of the Jordan Valley. It is from this vantage point that Moses is said to have gazed down on the Promised Land. Stop at the ancient 12th century Crusader castle of Kerak before arriving at Petra, the country’s most famous archaeological site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This evening a culinary experience at the Petra Kitchen when you learn to make traditional Bedouin dishes from farm-fresh local ingredients. 
Mövenpick Resort Petra (Junior Suite) | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Petra.

Explore on foot the many wonders of the ‘Rose-Red City’, one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, established as the capital of the ancient Nabataeans as an important stop on the caravan route between Asia, Arabia and Europe. Discover tombs, temples and exquisite monuments hewn from solid brick-red sandstone mountain rock. Whilst the entirety of the Petra site is extraordinary, the most well-known sites include the Treasury, accessed through the narrow ‘siq’ – a naturally occurring geological rift between mountains, the Roman Theatre, the Corinthian and Palace Tombs and the Roman Road. Later climb the 1,200 steps to one of the ancient city’s most awe-inspiring monuments, the Monastery. With a massive facade almost fifty metres square, carved from a chunk of mountain, the summit offers spectacular views. 
Mövenpick Resort Petra (Junior Suite) | Meals: BL

Day 8: Petra – Dead Sea.

Travel south to Wadi Rum, setting for the epic 1962 film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and more recently ‘The Martian’. Discover impressive red desert landscapes, huge rock formations, narrow canyons and Bedouin settlements on a 4WD excursion. Continue your journey across an arid landscape with strangely shaped mountains to the lowest point on the earth’s surface, The Dead Sea. At more than 400 metres below sea level, it is known for its highly salty waters. Spend time in arguably the most luxurious resort on the Dead Sea. 
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea (Ishtar Superior Room) | Meals: BL

Day 9: Dead Sea.

A day at leisure to enjoy the resort’s lavish facilities and soak up the mineral rich waters whose medicinal qualities have drawn visitors to the area for millennia. Swimming here, with its odd sensation of weightlessness, is a memorable experience. The high levels of salt in the water are nearly 10 times that of the ocean and keep the body afloat, whilst the variety of minerals, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and bromine, promotes health and wellbeing. 
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea (Ishtar Superior Room) | Meals: B

Day 10: Dead Sea – Amman.

Your A&K journey will conclude, with your private transfer to Amman and the airport for your onward journey. 
Meals: B

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

The King David

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The King David hotel Jerusalem, a six-storey landmark opened in 1931, offers 283 guest rooms and suites. All uniquely designed to fit t ... Read more

Four Seasons Amman

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Between the prestigious Al Sweifiyah residential area and the Shmeisani financial district, the hotel's dramatic hilltop location afford ... Read more

Mövenpick Resort Petra

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With its prime location a stone's throw from the entrance to the historic city of Petra, the Mövenpick Resort Petra is a perfect retreat ... Read more

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

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In true Kempinski style, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is elegant and contemporary in design with direct access to the Dead Sea. Q ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey

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