13 Days Heritage of the Holyland and Jordan

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DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY

Overnight flight to Israel, the Holyland

Flight to Tel Aviv
Overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Get ready to enjoy one of the best tours you have ever had in your lifetime. IBMT, with its own operations office in Jerusalem is dedicated to give you personal service to each and every one of you.


DAY 2  | THURSDAY

DAY 2 | THURSDAY

Tel Aviv

Upon arrival you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.


DAY 3 | FRIDAY

DAY 3 | FRIDAY

Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias

Drive for a visit of the port city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. We drive north along the coastal road - Via Maris, to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From here we go on to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called "Armageddon", an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee, stopping at Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine.

Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel.


DAY 4 | SATURDAY

Sea of Galilee

Visit the sites on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, the stage for many of the events in Jesus' life. Drive along the shore of the sea to Capernaum-known as "HisTown",the center of Jesus ministry where he spent much time healing the sick and performing miracles. On to Tabgha, the site of Christ's miracle of feeding the 5,000, visiting the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes, and the Church of the Primacy of St Peter, commemorating Jesus' reinstatement of Peter as chief among the Apostles. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the sea, where Jesus preached the "Sermon on the Mount" and it is believed that he picked his 12 apostles. Ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the rugged Golan plateau. Visit Banias (Caesarea Philippi), one of the sources of the River Jordan, where Jesus took his disciples, revealing his purpose and His Church before his last trip to Jerusalem and where Simon identified Jesus as the messiah. Drive to the southern part of the Sea of Galilee to visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site.

Return to Tiberias for another night in town.


DAY 5 | SUNDAY

Narareth / Jordan Valley / Beit Shean / Jerusalem

Sail on a boat on the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee). Travel through the Galilee to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You will also see Mary's Well and Joseph's Church. Visit the ancient synagogue at Beit Alpha, located at the foot of the northern slopes of the Gilboa Mountains which has one of most preserved and beautiful mosaics in Israel. Drive through the Jordan Valley, passing by Jericho, before ascending through the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem.

Overnight at your Jerusalem hotel.


DAY 6 | MONDAY

DAY 6 | MONDAY

Masada / Dead Sea

Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea, we travel to Masada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod's palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea below. Visit the site of the Oumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth's surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it's possible to "float" on the salty, mineral rich, water.

Return to Jerusalem for an overnight.


DAY 7 | TUESDAY

DAY 7 | TUESDAY

Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*

Start the day at the Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Enjoy Ein Karem, a picturesque village in the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born. Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Visit Bethlehem* - the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return to your Jerusalem hotel.


DAY 8 | WEDNESDAY

Jerusalem (Old City)

Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus spent his last night and was betrayed by Judas. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world's three great religions-Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives. Return to your Jerusalem hotel.


DAY 9 | THURSDAY

Jerusalem / Sheikh Hussein Bridge / Jerash / Amman

Drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing for procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital. Overnight in Amman.


DAY 10 | FRIDAY

DAY 10 | FRIDAY

Amman / Mount Nebo / Petra

Drive to Mount Nebo,from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho, and the Dead Sea. Continue along the Desert Highway to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra. Enter the site of Petra and walk, or ride on horseback to the "Siq" (Canyon). Walk through the "Siq" to the red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. Visit the most interesting carved monuments such as the Treasury (El Khazneh - a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar etc. From this point you can view the whole of the rock city. After the visit, return to Wadi Musa. Overnight in Petra.


DAY 11 | SATURDAY

Petra / Wadi Rum Jeeps / Madaba / Amman

After breakfast drive south to the towering mountains and rock formations of Wadi Rum, which mesmerized Lawrence of Arabia. Drive through the stunning desert landscapes on a jeep safari, visiting the Lawrence Spring and Khazali Canyon. Drive north to Madaba to visit the remains of the Byzantine church with its ancient mosaic floor map, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the mosaic map of the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Overnight in Amman.


DAY 12 | SUNDAY

DAY 12 | SUNDAY

Amman / Sheikh Hussein / Tel Aviv

After breakfast, leave the hotel and drive to the border. Cross the Jordan River and drive back to Tel Aviv.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.


DAY 13 | MONDAY

Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion Airport - Flight back home

Departure transfer from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport..  Transfer to  airport for your flight back home.

 

 

* Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

Please note that the sequence of the tour and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances at the company’s or the guide’s discretion.

 


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* All prices in USD

Included Services:

  • Sharing Transfers on arrival & departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • Daily Breakfast included
  • 11 Nights Accommodation 
    • 1 night in Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights in Galilee
    • 4 nights in Jerusalem
    • 2 nights Amman 
    • 1 Night Petra
    • 1 night Tel Aviv
  • 9 touring days in a Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide
  • All transport and entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary

*Please note: Due to availability, the second night in Jordan might take place in Amman instead of in Petra

Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/driver & hotel staff                             
  •  Traveler’s medical/baggage insurance.      
  • Personal extras and meals not mentioned above
  • Dinners not included  (You can add optional dinners during your booking as per hotel category for Plan D , C & B) Dinners for Plan A  (5 Stars) are not offered by hotels.
  • Border tax and visa to Jordan to be paid locally, approx USD $130/person.

 

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Still traveling but wanted to thank you for planning a marvelous trip.  It is truly a trip of a lifetime.

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Susan Lachtman

 

The IBMT Bar Mitzvah tour was fantastic! It was the perfect blend of family time and peer group time, of sites with religious/historic significance and just plain fun. The guide was personable and informative, and even the bus driver was great. All the details were attended to and you didn’t have to concern yourself with or worry about a thing. It was a true vacation. We would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are going to Eilat, Petra is a must!

We went on a church group to the Holyland with IBMT Tours and had a great trip, everything was planned for us perfectly. There was over 123 people in four different bus groups and things went smoothly, I thought it was going to be hectic with that many people in the group but IBMT did a wonderful job and made sure the buses did not go convoy, every bus had its own time table and itinerary for the day, our guide Dani was so knowledgeable and loving. We love you IBMT and we will recommend you guys. Thanks for everything you have done for us.

We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception at the INBAL to the closing dinner at the CANAAN restaurant in Tel Aviv one and all loved them.

It was a busy tour made even more so by my husband who was determined the grandchildren see “everything”.  Fortunately for us, we had the best guide when Ornan (from IBMT) gave us GADI.  All of the groups loved their guides but Gadi was  special.  He was able to reach the kids (ages 7-13) as well as the adults.  His knowledge, willingness to adjust the schedule, and good nature gave him a soft spot in all of our hearts.  He filled in at Yad Vashem when the guide droned on a bit too much for some of us.  He searched out a cemetery where a father, grandfather and great grandfather was buried and proceeded to enlighten us on the rituals and customs of a military cemetery.  He adjusted our times to include those little extras.  When weather precluded the camels, we visited Qumran.  After the Bar Mitzvahs, some wanted to walk down Masada - again, no problem. 

We loved everything.  Friday night dinner with an Israeli family (coincidentally the husband was from Toronto), meeting the soldiers on the kibbutz, the Druze lunch, sampling different foods at the shuk, the bullet factory and on and on.  Although the weather was precarious in December, it didn’t stop us and we were able to celebrate Chanukah in Israel...menorahs  everywhere, sufganiyot of every kind, celebrations in the street galore.

Would we recommend this tour...without a moments hesitation.  We had a family trip of a lifetime.  Thank you also to our bus driver Louie, whom we all loved and who got us around safely. 

“Gadi” - what else can we say ... g double o - d, j-o-b. Good job, good job.  V-e-r-y-n-i-c-e, very nice, very nice.💕

 

 

I cannot imagine a better, more organized, more perfect experience! IBMT went above and beyond all expectations!

Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.

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