Israel-Jordan: History & Beach

Israel, Jordan


Israel-Jordan: History & Beach

Eilat, Israel’s tourist capital is the country’s most southern town on the Red Sea, near Jordan. Its known for its sports and recreational activities, both on land and water. Dolphin reef and Coral Beach are popular spots for diving and snorkelling. Desert adventures with camel or four-wheel drives can be undertaken in close proximity to the city centre. Nearby Underwater Marine Observatory has a glass-enclosed display halls submerged 12 meters under the sea.

Israel and Jordan tour makes a good combination because of the close proximity of their historical and natural sites. Begin in Jerusalem, a place of pilgrimage and worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Next, travel to southern Israel. Along the way, visit Masada or explore the natural rock formations at Timna Valley, then relax on a quiet beach along the Dead Sea. Transfer to Eilat and spend the rest of your holiday at your beachfront resort.

And, also visit the magnificent archaeological site of Petra in Jordan.

What We Love
  • Visit Jerusalem where the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take an excursion to the Dead Sea and relax in the salt- and mineral-laden waters.
  • In Tel Aviv, enjoy world-class nightlife and food you can only dream about.
  • Spend the next three nights in Eilat, Israel's resort town on the Red Sea.
  • Tour magnificent Petra, one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites.
What to Know
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience and may require walking on rough surfaces. 
  • Bring proper walking gear and outdoor clothing. Do not forget your skin and eye protection items
  • We offer 24/7 support during your tour to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Israel-Jordan: History & Beach Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Eilat, Petra, Tel Aviv.
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Jerusalem Upon arrival, enjoy VIP airport assistance before being transferred to Jerusalem, where your expert private guide will bring the city and its incredible, multi-layered history to life. One of the world's most historic cities—the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Jerusalem is a fascinating mix of cultures and religions. Visit different neighbourhoods according to your interests, such as the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter and Armenian Quarter.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice.

Day 2 – City Highlights Tour
Jerusalem See highlights such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, ancient synagogues, bazaars, and atmospheric narrow streets lined with galleries and private homes. Visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum. See the Mount of Olives and walk upon the old city ramparts. Also tour the Mahane Yehuda Market, which is a great place to sample local culinary specialties such as burekas (flaky filled pastries), chocolate rugelach and halvah while shopping for pantry staples such as tahini, za'atar, dried fruits and nuts. During leisure time, enjoy your hotel's extensive resort facilities and beautiful, park-like grounds.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – The Surrounds
Jerusalem If desired, we can arrange many special interest activities around Jerusalem, such as taking a private market tour and cooking class with a renowned food expert, touring the ancient City of David, touring the excavation tunnels under the Western Wall, joining an archaeological dig, walking through the city's ancient underground water tunnels, planting a tree, specialized shopping, or visiting the village of Ein Kerem to experience its local food, wine, art and religious sites. We can also arrange expert-led excursions to Bethlehem and Jericho.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Masada & Dead Sea Tour
Eilat Next, travel to southern Israel. Along the way, spend the afternoon at one of our favourite spots along the Dead Sea — beautiful and away from the crowds. While there, relax in the salt and mineral-laden water, famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities. Also opt to visit the fortress at Masada or explore the natural rock formations at Timna Valley. Spend the next three nights in Eilat, Israel's resort town on the Red Sea.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 5 – Red Sea Resort
Eilat If desired, enjoy a private camel ride or a 4x4 excursion through the rugged mountain and desert landscapes nearby. During free time, enjoy your beachfront resort, go snorkeling in the reef, or visit an underwater marine observatory.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 6 – Petra, Jordan Tour
Eilat Spend full day on a private excursion into Jordan to tour magnificent Petra, one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. The Nabataeans created this ancient city between the 3rd century BC and the 1st century AD, sculpting monuments and tombs into the surrounding mountainside—the most spectacular of which is the pink-hued Treasury. Learn about the history, beliefs, architecture and daily life of the Nabataeans during private touring of this fascinating ancient wonder. VIP border crossings will be arranged.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – Transfer
Tel Aviv Private transfer to airport for flight to Tel Aviv for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 8 – City Highlights Tour
Tel Aviv Next, fly to Tel Aviv and experience the best of Israel's largest city: the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture, Old Jaffa, the Carmel Market, and museums such as the Eretz Israel Museum and the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 9 – Depart
Tel Aviv Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight.

Israel-Jordan: History & Beach Israel, Jordan

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Israel’s main international airport Ben-Gurion (TLV) is approximately 20 minutes by train or taxi from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes by taxi from Jerusalem. The other international airport is Eilat, at the southern tip of Israel, but it is mainly used for direct charter package flights from Europe and flights from inside the country.

When to Go In April, the rainy season, the beaches are open to the public and Israelis have a two-week long Passover vacation. May brings perfect weather, no crowds and beautiful scenery. June to August can be a busy time as American family arrive during their school break. Sept and Oct, the weather starts to cool and the crowds disappear. A good time to travel but avoid arriving on the eve of Yom Kippur, as the whole country grinds to a halt and the week-long holiday of Sukkot when Israelis go on vacation.

Nov to Jan is beautiful weather and no crowds. December and January can be cool and wet, but great for the authentic Christmas experience. Feb and Mar is a perfect time for trekking. The hills of Judea, Galilee, and the Golan Heights are covered with wildflowers, and the weather is cool. The Jewish holiday of Purim has become a major week-long celebration, a cross between Halloween and Mardi Gras, with day and night festivals and street parties in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.