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13 days, 12 Nights

DAY 1  (Arrival AMMAN )
We meet you at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and escort you to your hotel for overnight.

DAY 2  (Jerash - Ajloun - Amman )
We start with a late morning tour of Jerash (the Gerasa of antiquity), the best preserved city of Roman times, visiting its theaters, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Then we continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th-century Saracen castle built by one of Saladin's lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders. We return to Amman for the night.

DAY 3  (Madaba - Kerak - Petra)
We drive southward along the King's Highway to Petra, visiting Madaba with the oldest map of the Holy Land, and its Mosaic School, Mt. Nebo overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley. We continue our drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the famous castle, after which we settle in our Petra hotel.

DAY 4  ( Petra )
Today we spend getting to know Petra , the city carved into the Rose Red   Mountains by the Nabateans. We walk through the Siq, the narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs sandstone to reach the Treasury, made famous in the motion picture "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." We also visit the Theater , the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, the Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. You may wish to climb up to the Monastery as well. We return to our Petra hotel for the night. 

DAY 5  (Petra - Wadi Rum - Amman)
We tour the picturesque desert country of Wadi Rum Desert, with a short ride in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, to see its awesome moon-like landscape, where the movie "Lawrence of Arabia" was filmed. Following the Desert Highway, we return to Amman for the night.

DAY 6  ( Amman - Tiberias)
Today we cross the Jordan River . Our staff helps with border formalities, after which we drive to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee . We settle into our hotel in Tiberias.

DAY 7  (Galilee - Golan - Akko - Haifa )
Clamber into a jeep, because today we take a special drive in the Galilee . Afterwards we board our motorcoach and head north through the Valley of Genazaret to the ancient Galilee Synagogue in Capernaum , where Jesus preached. Then it's up into the Golan Heights and the dramatic landscape of Upper Galilee to Safed. Driving west, we reach Akko (Acre), the fortified Crusader town on the shores of the Mediterranean . Finally, we drive to Haifa to our hotel.

DAY 8  ( Haifa  - Beit Shean -  Jericho - Jerusalem )  
The impressive domed Bahai Temple is our first goal this morning. We continue to Beit Shearim to view the remnants of an ancient Jewish village, then on to Beit Alpha to see its famous mosaic, and to Beit Shean to visit the remains of the major Roman city there. Following the Jordan River valley, we reach Jericho , perhaps the world's oldest city. Then drive up to Jerusalem to our hotel. 

DAY 9  (Ancient Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem )
During our introductory tour of the Old City , we visit the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Roman Cardo and the ancient Burnt House. We then pay a visit to Mt. Zion and King David's Tomb, followed by the short drive to Bethlehem to visit Rachel's Tomb and the Church of the Nativity, after which we return to Jerusalem for  overnight. 

DAY 10  (Modern Jerusalem) 
Today we spend all day exploring modern Jerusalem , including the Knesset, Chagall Windows, Yad Vashem, Mount Herzl , and the Israel Museum with its Shrine of the Book, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. Overnight in Jerusalem .

DAY 11  ( Dead Sea - Masada)  
We descend by motorcoach to the lowest spot on earth, the Dead Sea . From the Dead sea shore we ascend by cable car to the top of Masada, the famous fortress where ancient Israelite rebels held off the legions of Rome . Then on to a Hotel for a chance to swim in the Dead Sea 's salt waters. Overnight in Jerusalem . 

DAY 12  ( Jerusalem - Tel-Aviv - Jerusalem )  
Today, we depart to visit Tel-Aviv. Free day to do some shopping. Return to Jerusalem to explore  as you like, doing some shopping or sidewalk cafe-sitting.

DAY 13  (Departure) 

We escort you to the Airport for your flight.