ANCIENT ISRAEL & JORDAN HOSTED LAND TOUR

15 DAYS -- OCTOBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 11, 2022

HOSTED BY TAL MCKELVEY OF TEAM CLARKSON WITH A MINIMUM OF 10 GUESTS

WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT!

In your tour of Israel and Amman, Jordan, you will be visiting a region that gave birth to religions and is rich in myth and history.  Dating back to 7,000 years BC, the region offers a view of our history from the perspective of lifestyle. And this history is not monolithic; each occupier, the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Ottomans all left their mark; evidence is plentiful in still-standing ruins and more importantly, the influence the occupying nations had on the region's society. You will experience a juxta-positioning of societal norms from the Bedouins who still inhabit the desert to current-day marvels in science and technology. 

After arriving at Tel Aviv, located on the Mediterranean, you will experience towns, cities and places with biblical names. Names like Galilee and Bethlehem, and other references. Then on to Amman and Petra; Petra is known for its Treasury, carved out of rock and an expansive area  of caves that had been converted to comfortable family dwellings. 

The region has it all! You get see today viewed from the lens of artifacts of the past. An amazing not-to-be-missed experience.

But that's not all! Regardless of how extensively you have travelled, there is a quality to traveling with someone in their land of birth and youth that is quite unique.Tal McKelvey was born and grew up in Israel; Tal is a senior member of Team Clarkson, and will be your host on this tour. 

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

OCT 28 -TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
HOTEL CHECK IN AT HOTEL DRISCO (OR SIMILAR); WELCOME RECEPTION (D)
OCT 29 - TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
TOUR OF TEL AVIV, ANCIENT JAFFA, & POINTS OF INTEREST (B,L)
OCT 30 - CAESAREA TO GALILEE, ISRAEL
COASTAL ROAD DRIVE TO CAESAREA; EXPLORE HAIFA, ACRE, NAZARETH, THE CHURCH OF ANNUNCIATION (SITE OF ANGEL GABRIEL'S APPEARANCETO MARY), END THE DAY AT A KIBBUTZ
ACCOMMODATION: DAN CARMEL HAIFA OR SIMILAR (B,D)
OCT 31 - GOLAN HEIGHTS
EXPLORE GOLAN HEIGHTS; ENJOY WINE TASTING AT A LEADING VINTNER
ACCOMMODATION: DAN CARMEL HAIFA OR SIMILAR (B,L)
NOV 01 - DEAD SEA, ISRAEL
CRUISE LAKE KINNERET OR MEET ONE OF THE FISHERMEN WHO EXCAVATED THE ANCIENT GALILEE BOAT; VISIT CAPERNAUM, MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, & JERICHO (OPP TO DIP IN THE DEAD SEA). 
ACCOMMODATION: ISROTEL HOTEL, DEAD SEA (B,D)
NOV 02 - MASADA & JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
CABLE CAR TO MASADA, QUMRAN (FINDING OF DEAD SEA SCROLLS), MOUNT SCOPUS, KING DAVID'S TOMB, ROOM OF THE LAST SUPPER, THE WAILING WALL IN JERUSALEM (MAKE YOUR WISH).
ACCOMMODATION: AMERICAN COLONY HOTEL, JERUSALEM (B,D)
NOV 03 - JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
EXPLORE JERUSALEM; YAD VASHEM - MEMORIAL TO HOLOCAUST VICTIMS, HISTORY OF THE CITY AT ISRAEL MUSEUM, SHRINE OF THE BOOK - HOME OF ANCIENT DEAD SEA SCROLLS (B,L)
NOV 04 - JERUSALEM (BETHLEHEM OPTIONAL)
OPTIONAL TOUR OF BETHLEHEM, AND CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY; IN AFTERNOON, TOUR GARDEN OF GETHSEMENE,  OLD JERUSALEM:- VIA DOLOROSA, POOL OF BETHSEDA, CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE.
THIS EVENING'S TREAT: A SPECIAL SHABBAT DINNER (B,D)
NOV 05 - JERUSALEM TO AMMAN, JORDAN
JUDAEAN DESERT TO AMMAN. AT AMMAN, CHECK-IN TO YOUR HOTEL, MEET WITH YOUR JORDANIAN TRAVEL DIRECTOR OVER DINNER.
ACCOMMODATION: AMMAN MARRIOTT HOTEL (B,D)
NOV 06 - AMMAN & JARESH, JORDAN
VISIT A CO-OP THAT PREPARES WOMEN AND GIRLS FOR THE WORKFORCE; BE AMAZED AT THE GRECO-ROMAN CITY OF JERASH, VISIT MANY AWESOME POINTS OF INTEREST BEFORE RETURNING TO YOUR HOTEL (B,L)
NOV 07 - PETRA, JORDAN
EXPLORE, MT. NEBO, WHERE MOSES SAW THE PROMISED LAND; VISIT THE GREEK ORHODOX CHURCH OF ST. GEORGE WITH ITS 6TH CENTURY MOSAIC MAP OF THE HOLY LAND AT ; SHOBAK, A 12TH CENTURY FORTRESS, AND PETRA - VOTED ONE OF THE NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD. (B,D)
NOV 08 - PETRA, JORDAN  - EXPLORE LOST CITY
A HIGHLIGHT OF THE TOUR; MEANDER THROUGH THE CANYON TO THE TREASURY, THE CAVES, THE ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE. THIS EVENING ENJOY A JORDANIAN FOLKLORE SHOW WITH DINNER. (B,L,D)
NOV 09 - WADI RUM WITH THE BEDOUIN
SAFARI JEEP TRANSFER TO WADI RUM - ENJOY BEDOUIN HOSPITALITY OVER DINNER; OVERNIGHT STAY
ACCOMMODATION: SUN CITY CAMP (B,D)
NOV 10 - AMMAN
FOLLOWING OPTIONAL YOGA AT DAYBREAK, RETURN TO AND EXPLORE AMMAN. HOTEL CHECK-IN.
ACCOMMODATION: AMMAN MARRIOTT HOTEL (B,D)
NOV 11 - DEPART AMMAN - OPTIONS: JOIN YOUR CRUISE OF EGYPT OR RETURN HOME
TRANSFER TO AMMAN AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT HOME OR TO CAIRO (TO JOIN NILE CRUISE)
LEGEND: (B) - BREAKFAST INCL; (L) LUNCH INCL; (D) - DINNER INCL.

 

 

Caesarea

Haifa

Tel Aviv

Masada


Treasury, Petra

 

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

  • 14 nights accommodation at select hotels
  • English speaking Tour Director and Guide throughout the tour
  • Transportation in AC vehicle for all transfers and tours
  • Entrance Fees
  • Guided tours as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary 
  • All hotel taxes and porter charges
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, Driver and local guides
  • Bottled water on coach
  • Hosted by Tal McKelvey
  • Minimum of 10 guests required

EXCLUSIONS

  • International airfare
  • Early check in or late check-out at the hotels
  • Additional excursions and meals other than those indicated
  • Telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Items not mentioned above

YOUR SELECT ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel Drisco Tel Aviv (or similar), 2 nights
A historical building that dates back to the year of 1870. It was built as a luxurious hotel called Jerusalem by two American brothers, John and George Drisco, who arrived at the shores of Jaffa in 1866.  
This beautiful 5* hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World Luxury Hotels
Dan Carmel Haifa, (or similar), 2 nights
If Haifa is known as the Pearl of the North, then the Dan Carmel Hotel is the Pearl of Haifa. Perched halfway up the richly wooded slopes of historic, biblical Mount Carmel, the Dan Carmel is where guests spend a classy, elegant stay. Relax in the private gardens and enjoy breath-taking views of Haifa Bay coastline.
Isrotel Hotel, Dead Sea (or similar), 1 night
Isrotel Hotel is just moments away from the shoreline, nestled at the foot of the majestic mountains that frame the Dead Sea. Every room has a balcony, with most enjoying magnificent views of the iconic Dead Sea. The hotel is famous for its Dead Sea treatments at its own Esprit Spa.
American Colony Hotel Jerusalem (or similar), 3 nights
The American Colony Hotel is another historic property, originally built as a Pasha’s residence. To this day it retains the atmosphere of a private home in the city center of Israel. It houses 94 rooms, 50 of which are with a different design and décor.
Amman Marriott Hotel (or similar), 3 nights
This 5* property is the gateway to the rich, cultural history and attractions of Jordan’s capital city. It offers all the hallmarks of brilliant travel experience from a prime location in the city center to 5-star amenities and award -winning service.
Petra Marriott Hotel (or similar), 2 nights
Enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Nebatean city of Petra carved from the rock over a thousand years ago. Embracing traditional hospitality and overlooking Jordan’s timeless wonder, the Petra Marriott is a haven for comfort and luxury. 

Sun Camp Wadi Rum (or similar), 1 night

In the heart of Wadi Rum majestic desert, stands the incredible Sun City Camp offering serenity and spiritual soothing experience of living in the desert and enjoying the simple Bedouin life of the valley with its unmatched authentic charm and beauty

 

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To confirm your reservation, a deposit of $500 per person is required.

TO BOOK YOUR SPOT ON THIS TOUR,
CALL 
CLARKSON TRAVEL AT 1.866.919.2111
AND CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL ADVISOR BELOW:

Caroline Grant, EXT 221, or by email: caroline@clarksontravel.ca

Joe Rochemont at EXT 226, or by email: joe@clarksontravel.ca

Tal McKelvey at EXT 301, or by email: tal@clarksontravel.ca

Victoria DeWildt at EXT 222, or by email: victoria@clarksontravel.ca

Zaneta Rochemont at EXT 224, or by email: zaneta@clarksontravel.ca

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