15D14N DISCOVERING ISRAEL & JORDAN

Israel is the destination of a lifetime, a fascinating journey with pursuits to match every desire. Experience the country’s dynamic story with our comprehensive tour, offering a unique mix of activities and authentic cultural encounters. Your trip starts in Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps, continuing north to explore sites along the Mediterranean coast, and on to the Galilee and Golan Heights. We then travel to the capital city of Jerusalem, rich in history and culture, and the dramatic vistas of the Negev desert before visiting the enchanting site of Petra in Jordan. Our exciting itinerary invites you to discover the ancient and modern history, biblical sites and the cultural mosaic of contemporary Israel.

Please note that the following itinerary is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made.

Exceptional Experiences:

  • Walk the streets of southern Tel Aviv with a private Graffiti specialist to discover the culture and social issues expressed in the local urban art.
  • Meet locals and hear their story while enjoying some of their traditional foods over a private traditional Lunch in the home of a Druze family
  • Set sail on the Sea of Galilee in your private boat.
  • Visit Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, including the Church of the Annunciation
  • Walk in the footsteps of Jesus along the final Stations of the Cross
  • Have the opportunity to meet with a geo-political specialist for an up-to-date briefing that address the challenges that Israel and the region face.
  • Go on a VIP private tour in the City of David, one of the largest ongoing excavations in Israel. Explore the site with a local specialist and see areas that are not yet open to the public.
  • Embark on a private culinary tour in Jerusalem's Machaneh Yehuda Market with our local culinary expert and experience Jerusalem's colourful open-air market.
  • Join in a traditional Shabbat dinner at the home of a local Jerusalem family, featuring ethnic dishes, prayer and song
  • Visit the majestic site of ancient Petra. Enter the site through the Siq, a natural deep canyon carved through the stone.
  • Explore highlights of this ancient Nabatean city including the Treasury, the theater, the tombs and facades and the colonnaded street.

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Itinerary:

DAY 1: SINGAPORE – ISRAEL

Depart Singapore for Israel.

Upon arrival in Israel, head for the VIP assistance through arrival procedures at Ben Gurion Airport. Our VIP representative will meet you at the end of the jetway and escort you through the terminal, to passport control.

Proceed via the fast track service through passport control. Then, you will be escorted through baggage claim and customs before meeting your driver for your private transfer. Depart Ben Gurion Airport for Tel Aviv.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

DAY 2: TEL AVIV

This morning, have breakfast at your hotel before meeting your local guide and driver.

Then, get acquainted with the neighbourhoods of Tel Aviv, such as Neveh Tzedek, the historic train station complex, the open-air Carmel Market, Rabin Plaza, the revived Sarona compound and the Bauhaus area - a World Heritage Site.

Meander through the alleys of Old Jaffa, with its art galleries and lively Flea Market. Learn about modern Israel as the Start-up Nation with an encounter at the Peres Center for Innovation.

The walls of southern Tel Aviv have become the canvases to local Graffiti artists. Walk these streets with a private Graffiti specialist to discover the culture and social issues expressed in the local urban art.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

DAY 3:  CAESAREA - HAIFA -DRUZE HOSPITALITY -AKKO

This morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and depart Tel Aviv.

Travel north along the Mediterranean coast to the port city of Caesarea.

Here, walk through the excavations featuring the ancient Roman theatre, hippodrome and aqueduct, as well as ruins from the Byzantine and Crusader periods.

Enjoy the panoramic overview of Haifa from the top of Mount Carmel. See the splendid Bahai Gardens and the imposing Haifa Bay.

We invite you to meet locals and hear their story while enjoying some of their traditional foods over a private traditional Lunch in the home of a Druze family. The Druze are a unique religious and ethnic minority among Arab citizens of Israel. The Druze are very secretive about their traditions and

Next, we witness the waves of the Mediterranean Sea crash against the walls of the old city of Akko. The walls, fortresses and strongholds that have survived for centuries bear the marks of many nations that conquered the city. Explore the subterranean city and bazaars.

Have dinner at your hotel.

Overnight in Galilee

 

DAY 4:  SAFED

This morning, have breakfast at your hotel before you kickstart your day.

Visit the mystical city of Safed, the birthplace of Kabbala. Meander your way through the narrow alleys leading to ancient synagogues and artists’ quarters.

Meet IDF soldiers patrolling the northern border, a rare informal encounter with the young men and women, the pride of Israel, who are serving in the Israel Defense Forces.

Then, stop by a boutique winery to hear their stories and enjoy a variety of local wines. Wine has been part of the local tradition since Biblical times.

Have a homely hospitality dinner with a family in Galilee. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by a local family, a unique opportunity to meet with Israelis in their home.

Overnight in Galilee

 

DAY 5: GOLAN HEIGHTS-KIBBUTZ-MAGDALA

After breakfast at your hotel, board your jeep for an off-road adventure along Israel's northern Border. Our local specialist will share perspectives about life in the Golan Heights and discuss the significance of the region.

Ascend to the Golan Heights for an overview of the region from the top of Mount Bental. Meet the members of a Kibbutz, settled in northern Israel. The socialist model of Kibbutz played an essential role in the pre-State era and early years of the State of Israel.

Visit the first-century fishing village of Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene, with ruins of the ancient synagogue and a new church built on the site, simple in design but rich in mosaics and murals.

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Galilee

 

DAY 6: SEA OF GALILEE - JERUSALEM

Check out from your hotel after breakfast.

Then, set sail on the Sea of Galilee in your private boat. Visit the ancient synagogue of Capernaum, located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

After that, stop by Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, including the Church of the Annunciation. Continue your journey to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

Celebrate your arrival to the city with a traditional “shehecheyanu” ceremony. It is said that of the ten measures of beauty given to the world, nine were bestowed upon Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem

 

 

DAY 7:  MOUNT OF OLIVES - HOLY SEPULCHRE

Have breakfast at your hotel.

Enjoy a panoramic overview of Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Olives. Then, enter the Old City via the historical Jaffa Gate. Walk along the 2,000 year old stones of the Cardo, the ancient Roman marketplace in the heart of the Old City. View the Temple Mount, site of the Al Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock.

Walk through the Old City and be drawn to the Western Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish tradition. The ancient Kotel now gathers people from around the world in prayer and celebration.

Spelunk through the underground Western Wall Tunnels, excavated under the homes and markets of the Old City. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus along the final Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of the crucifixion. Visit the carved in stone Garden Tomb, believed to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus.

Overnight in Jerusalem

 

DAY 8: CITY OF DAVID - BETHLEHEM

Have breakfast at your hotel.

This morning, attend a private current events briefing. Have the opportunity to meet with a geo-political specialist for an up-to-date briefing that address the challenges that Israel and the region face.

Then, go on a VIP private tour in the City of David. The over 3,000 year old City of David is one of the largest ongoing excavations in Israel. Explore the site with a local specialist and see areas that are not yet open to the public.

Next, embark on a private culinary tour in Jerusalem's Machaneh Yehuda Market with a local culinary expert. Experience Jerusalem's colorful open-air market. Sample a variety of local specialties, meet the vendors and hear their stories, and learn about the cultural food mosaic that is Israeli cuisine.

Then, make a visit to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus, including Manger Square, the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Field. In the evening, we invite you to be our guests at the Night Spectacular sound & light show at the Tower of David Museum at Jaffa Gate. (Operates on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)

Overnight in Jerusalem

 

DAY 9:  JERUSALEM

This morning after breakfast, drive through the New City of Jerusalem, past the Jerusalem Theater, the President’s Residence and the Knesset (Israel parliament).

View the Giant Menorah depicting Israel’s history through the ages. Share in a meaningful private escorted visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official Holocaust museum, dedicated to the memory of the victims and honouring the survivors. The visit is enriched with a pause at the moving Children’s Memorial and a walk along the inspirational Avenue of the Righteous.

Go on a Private Tour of the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum with a curator. The Dead Sea Scrolls are housed in the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum. We invite you to explore this exhibit with its curator and learn about the restoration of these historic treasures.

As the sun sets over the city, join in a traditional Shabbat dinner at the home of a local Jerusalem family, featuring ethnic dishes, prayer and song.

Overnight in Jerusalem

 

DAY 10: DEAD SEA - MIZPE RAMON

Have breakfast and check out from hotel.

Journey through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Continue to Qumran, site of the secluded caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were first discovered.

Ride the cable car to discover Herod's mountain-top fortress at Masada, the last stronghold and stand of the Zealots against Rome, on the edge of the barren Judean Desert. Enjoy the therapeutic qualities of the Dead Sea, believed to have wondrous healing powers. Float on the salty waters, relax and enjoy the facilities and lunch on site.

Unwind and relax in confirmed day-use rooms for you at a local resort hotel. Continue to Mizpe Ramon in the heart of the Negev Desert.

Overnight in Mizpe Ramon

 

 

DAY 11: MAKHTESH RAMON

After breakfast, board your jeep for an exciting off-road adventure through Makhtesh Ramon. Our desert naturalist will guide you through this unique geological phenomenon and it's wealth of flora and fauna.

Rappel down the cliff of the crater at your own expense if you wish for a more thrilling adventure.

Then, enjoy your afternoon at leisure and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Dinner at hotel. After dinner, set off into the desert for a private stargazing tour, away from the lights of the big cities.

Overnight in Mizpe Ramon

 

DAY 12: ARAVA BORDER - WADI RUM-PETRA

This morning, have reakfast and check out from hotel.

Hop onto your private transfer from your hotel to Arava Border. Your luggage will be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

Then, drive to Wadi Rum, land of Lawrence of Arabia, the largest Wadi in Jordan, also known as the Valley of the Moon.

Journey through the rugged desert landscape in a 4X4 desert vehicle. Continue to the red-rose city of Petra.

Dinner at hotel. After dinner, join a Petra-by-night tour. Walk through the torch-lit siq to see the Treasury, aglow with the light of 1,500 candles (operates on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday).

Overnight in Petra

 

 

DAY 13: PETRA-ARAVA BORDER - TEL AVIV

Have breakfast and check out from hotel.

Visit the majestic site of ancient Petra. Enter the site through the Siq, a natural deep canyon carved through the stone. Hear the stories of the Nabateans who established Petra as their capital along the “Spice Route”.

Explore highlights of this ancient Nabatean city including the Treasury, the theater, the tombs and facades and the colonnaded street. Return to Arava Border and cross the border by foot back into Israel. A representative will meet you after Israeli passport control.

Hop onto your Private Transfer from Arava Border to Ramon Airport One-way flight from Ramon Airport to Ben Gurion Airport. VIP assistance will be rendered during arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Our VIP representative will meet you at the end of the jetway and escort you through the terminal to connect with your private transfer.

Then, board your Private Transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

DAY 14: DEPARTURE

Have breakfast at hotel.

Spend your day at leisure if time permits.

Then, check out of your hotel and board your Private transfer from your hotel to Ben Gurion Airport. VIP assistance will be rendered at Ben Gurion Airport.

Go via the fast track service through security check, flight check-in, hand baggage security and passport control. Be esscort edto your gate.

Depart Israel for Singapore

 

DAY 15: ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE

Home sweet home

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Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.


This itinerary and its package inclusions might be changed later in time, subject to availability.

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