Israel/Palestine – 2 Days Tour


You can add this trip to your Jordan Tour

Option 1 – Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Nazareth – Sea of Galilee

Day 1:

Pick up in Amman and transfer to King Hussein Bridge.

After crossing the border, drive through the Judean desert to Jerusalem. Visit Mount of Olives with its panoramic view of Jerusalem. Drive through the Holy Basin to the Old City. Walk the souks of the Old City, visiting the Muslim,
Jewish, and Christian Quarters – Western Wall, via Del a Rosa, and Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Drive to Bethlehem through Israel’s Separation Wall. Visit the Church of Nativity and Shepherd’s Field.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 2:

Drive north through central Israel. Visit the Roman city of Caesaria, seat of power and the governor in the time of Jesus. Nazareth historical sites, churches, and contemporary life. Visit Capernaum, where Jesus preached and conducted miracles. Mount of Beatitudes and Tabgha, sites of the ministry of Jesus by the Sea of Galilee.

18.00 – Arrive back at King Hussein Bridge or Sheik Hussein Bridge for transfer back to Jordan.

Option 2 – Jerusalem – Bethlehem

Day 1:

Pickup at Amman and transfer to King Hussein Bridge.

Drive through the Judean desert to Jerusalem. Visit Mount of Olives with its panoramic view of Jerusalem. Drive through the Holy Basin to the Old City. Walk the souks of the Old City, visiting the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Quarters – Western Wall, via Del a Rosa, and Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive through West Jerusalem. See the government center and Knesset (Israeli parliament). Visit Palestinian and Jewish neighborhoods, the Separation Wall, and the segregated roads. Jerusalem today is surrounded on 3 sides by the 8-­‐meter (25ft. concrete barrier. Learn about its implications and the possibilities for peace).

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 2:

Drive to Bethlehem through Israel’s Separation Wall. See the famous Bansky graffiti on the Wall. Visit the Church of Nativity and Shepherd’s Field. Visit the Aida refugee camp. Have a discussion with a representative of a camp self-­‐help organization. See Mar Saba Monastery.

18.00 – arrive back at King Hussein Bridge or Sheik Hussein Bridge for transfer back to Jordan.

Option 3 – Masada – Qumran -­ Jerusalem -­ Bethlehem    

Day 1:

Pickup at Amman and transfer to King Hussein Bridge.

After crossing the border, drive south along the Dead Sea. Visit Qumran, site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Continue south to Masada, the ancient Roman fortress high on the mountain where a band of Jewish Zealots committed suicide rather than be captured. Ascend by cable car. Continue to Jerusalem, stopping by the Dead Sea for a dip in the water.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 2:

Visit Mount of Olives with its panoramic view of Jerusalem. Drive through the Holy Basin to the Old City. Walk the souks of the Old City, visiting the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Quarters – Western Wall, via Del a Rosa, and Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Bethlehem through Israel’s Separation Wall. Visit the Church of Nativity and Shepherd’s Field.

18.00 – Arrive back at King Hussein Bridge or Sheik Hussein Bridge for transfer back to Jordan.