Israel & Jordan Highlights

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  • Retrace the origins of Judaism and Christianity in Jerusalem.
  • Gaze over the desert at the ancient rock fortress of Masada.
  • Explore the towering cliffs of weathered stone at Wadi Rum.
  • Private guided tour of the ancient rock-cut city of Petra.
  • Featuring expertly selected premium hotels.
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Millennia of history and an embrace of desert living define Israel and Jordan, a critical pairing for a foray into the Middle East. Many of the world’s most immensely important Judaic and Christian sites, and Roman ruins – elements which helped shaped the very Western World we live in – are found here. In Israel with your private guide, explore sites like the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, and follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be the site of Jesus' crucifixion. Also explore Qumran, the site where the priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were found.In Jordan, experience how humans have interacted with the desert for thousands of years. Relax and float weightlessly on the tranquil waters of the hyper-salinated waters of the Dead Sea, watch as the sun dances off the striking Wadi Rum mountains which rise like silent giants in a vast expanse of pink sand, Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rose city of Petra – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - painstakingly carved into the mountains by master artisans over 2,000 years ago. Incredible history, and incredible achievements; discover the highlights of Israel and Jordan. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tel Aviv
    Tel Aviv
    • VIP Silver Arrival Service - Representative
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
    Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
    • Tel Aviv - Jerusalem [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Old City Tour (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Masada & Qumran - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Culinary Tour with Food Expert at Machane Yehuda Market (2 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to Amman to Dead Sea
    Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to Amman to Dead Sea
    • Jerusalem - Tel Aviv [Airport (1 hr)] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • VIP Silver Departure Service - Representative
    • Air - Tel Aviv - Amman [Direct (45 mins)] - Economy
    • Meet and Assist - Assistance
    • Jordanian Tourism Tax - Insurance
    • Private Guide
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Jerash Tour with Lunch - Vehicle/Driver
    • Amman - Dead Sea [30 mins] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 6 Dead Sea to Petra
    Dead Sea to Petra
    • Floating in the Dead Sea
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Madaba & Mount Nebo Tour - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Guide
    • Dead Sea - Petra [3hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Self-Guided - Little Petra - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 7 Petra
    Petra
    • Private Guide
    • Tour - Private - Full Day City Tour with Lunch - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 8 Petra
    Petra
    • Private Guide
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Wadi Rum Tour - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 9 Petra to Amman
    Petra to Amman
    • Petra - Amman [3hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Departure Assistance - Airport
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Day 1: Tel Aviv

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, an airport representative will meet you in the airplane sleeve (jet bridge) where you will be transferred in a vehicle to the passport control and escorted through a separate passport control desk. Afterwards, your representative will assist you to pick up your luggage where you will later walk through the arrivals gate to meet your driver who will be waiting for you.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: The Savoy Tel Aviv

The Savoy Tel Aviv, located at the heart of the city and just a short walk from the beach, combines striking elegance with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere. A unique sense of style is reflected in the interior finish, conveying a welcoming luxury and inspired simplicity. Offering the highest level of standards and service, yet with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere, The Savoy Tel Aviv is a place you’ll want to return to, time and time again. Comprising state-of-the-art guest rooms with a stunning artwork feature, a modern lobby and gourmet breakfast, The Savoy Tel Aviv provides an experience of elegance and convenience close to the main business and leisure destinations of the city. 

Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Savoy Tel Aviv
The Savoy Tel Aviv

Day 2: Tel Aviv - Jerusalem

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Accompanied by your private guide enjoy a full day city tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Delve into the history and visit the important sites that make up the city’s past. Begin at the Tower of David, also called the Jerusalem Citadel, a landmark that dates back to the Mamluk and Ottoman period. Visit the famous Hezekiah’s Tunnel and explore the archeological remnants. Continue onto the Jewish Quarter to see a significant landmark - the Western Wall nicknamed the ‘wailing wall’ after the worshipers who use it as an open-air synagogue. Soak up the atmosphere and continue through the Jewish quarter to the Christian quarter for a walk along the Via Dolorosa. The road was once an important pilgrimage route for Christian visitors, believed to mark the way to the site of Jesus’ crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Accommodation: Mount Zion

Mount Zion is in a spectacular historical setting, overlooking Biblical landscapes and radiates a distinct, incomparable charm that makes a stay in any one of its luxurious rooms truly unforgettable. The Mount Zion Hotel is located in the outskirts of the Old City in west Jerusalem. This premier location provides guests with stunning views of the David's Tower, Mount Zion, and the Hinnom Valley. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city’s main cultural, historical, and religious sites, and offers easy access to the best restaurants, shops, and public gardens. As a living part of Jerusalem’s proud history, the Mount Zion Hotel reflects an eclectic combination of cultural styles, making a stay in this beautiful hotel part of the complete Jerusalem experience.

Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mount Zion
Mount Zion

Day 3: Jerusalem

In the early morning hours, with your private transportation and guide and enjoy a sunrise climb up snake trail, or enjoy the same panoramic experience aboard a mountain cable car. Perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Dead Sea is the ruins of the well-appointed fortress of Masada, which was built by King Herod, and was used as a refuge for a Jewish faction resisting Roman rule. Next, visit Qumran, best known as the hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were found inside the caves located on the sheer desert cliffs. At the end of your day, return to Jerusalem.

Accommodation: Mount Zion
Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Qumran
Qumran

Day 4: Jerusalem

With a private food expert, a basket and a shopping list, you will experience firsthand the market as an Israeli. You will taste what is to be found only in the local markets: Imaruli and Sofrito in Machane Yehuda Market. You will return home laden with goodies and recipes, and most importantly, you will take home the taste of Israel. This is an authentic culinary encounter with the people who live here and what they eat. You will walk among the smell of spices and get a taste of the unique things of Jerusalem.

Accommodation: Mount Zion
Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Machane Yehuda Market
Machane Yehuda Market

Day 5: Jerusalem - Tel Aviv - Amman - Dead Sea

A private vehicle will provide a transfer between Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv airport.

Meet your airport representative at the entrance of Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport where you will be accompanied through the airport security procedure, check-in and through a separate passport control desk. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the duty free zone and the boarding gate prior to departure.

Board a flight from Tel Aviv with direct service to Amman, Jordan. Approximate flight time is 45 minutes.

Upon arrival you will be met by our representative at the immigration area prior to the Visa desks. Then it is off to baggage claim and finally to passenger pick up. It is here that our representative will arrange an airport transfer to your hotel. 

A Jordanian Tourism tax will be paid on your behalf to cover public liability insurance on equipment such as Jeeps, camels and horses.

Certified Private English speaking guide provided for daily tours.

Jerash, located 48 km north of Amman and nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, rivals the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition.

Transfer from Amman to the Dead Sea.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort (4*)

Soak up the ancient magic of Jordan's Dead Sea in contemporary comfort at the Holiday Inn® Resort Dead Sea hotel. A 45-minute drive from Queen Alia International Airport, the 5-star hotel has a sun-drenched private beach whose soft sands are lapped by the healing waters of the world’s most famous salt lake. Three palm-fringed, heated pools link the Dead Sea with the sand-colored hotel, making this a water lover's paradise. Parents can watch the horizon from the infinity pool, or sip a cocktail at Dive Inn Bar while their children splash in the kids' area. Swim out to Jacuzzi island and forget the outside world – or stay in touch using complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi. Luxurious massages and facial treatments in Shape Up spa use natural Dead Sea products. Drift effortlessly in the Dead Sea and pamper yourself at the luxurious Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea.

 

 

Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dead Sea Sunset
Dead Sea Sunset
Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort
Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort

Day 6: Dead Sea - Petra

One of the most unique experiences the Dead Sea has to offer is fun, free and available everywhere! Floating in the Dead Sea is a must do on your list! Just lay back, relax and enjoy this natural phenomenon.

 

According to Jewish and Christian tradition, Moses was buried on this mountain by God himself, and his final resting place is unknown. Scholars continue to dispute whether the mountain currently known as Nebo is the same as the mountain referred to in the Torah. Madaba’s most famous site is the Mosaic map in the 19th century Greek Orthodox St George’s Church. Unearthed 1864, the mosaic was once a clear map with 157 captions (in Greek) of all major biblical sites from Lebanon to Egypt. The mosaic was constructed AD 560 & once contained more than 2 million pieces; only 1/3 of the whole now survives.

Certified private English speaking guide for daily tours outside of Amman.

Sit back and relax on your 3 hour transfer from the Dead Sea to Petra.

The Siq Al-Barid (Little Petra) is located to the north of Petra, only a 10 minute drive away. A classical temple stands guard outside the miniature siq which would appear to have been an important suburb of the city of Petra, situated at the point where several ancient caravan routes met, linking Wadi Araba with Gaza, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast. The narrow file, only some 350 m long, is crammed with tombs, temples, triclinia, houses, water channels and cisterns. The surrounding area is picturesque and fun to explore.

Accommodation: Petra Marriott (5*)

Enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra carved from the rock over a thousand years ago. Embracing traditional hospitality and overlooking Jordan's timeless wonder, the Petra Marriott Hotel offers anticipatory & traditional service designed to exceed all expectations.

Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Petra
Petra
Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pool
Pool

Day 7: Petra

Certified private English speaking guide for daily tours outside of Amman.

Petra is the treasure of the ancient world, and the rock-carved rose-red city is full of mysterious charm. Indeed, it was "designed to strike wonder into all who entered it". Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, this remarkable city of grand buildings carved into massive cliffs evokes wonder to this day.

Accommodation: Petra Marriott (5*)
Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -   Al Khazneh or The Treasury
Al Khazneh or The Treasury

Day 8: Petra

Certified private English speaking guide for daily tours outside of Amman.

Explore Wadi Rum, a vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful. Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separate one dark mass from another in the magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone.

Accommodation: Petra Marriott (5*)
Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum

Day 9: Petra - Amman

Sit back and relax on your three hour transfer from Petra to Amman.

Upon departure, you will be met by representative at the immigration area prior to the Visa desks who will assist you at the counter on departure.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Savoy Tel Aviv : Tel Aviv

The Savoy Tel Aviv, located at the heart of the city and just a short walk from the beach, combines striking elegance with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere. A unique sense of style is reflected in the interior finish, conveying a welcoming luxury and inspired simplicity. Offering the highest level of standards and service, yet with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere, The Savoy Tel Aviv is a place you’ll want to return to, time and time again. Comprising state-of-the-art guest rooms with a stunning artwork feature, a modern lobby and gourmet breakfast, The Savoy Tel Aviv provides an experience of elegance and convenience close to the main business and leisure destinations of the city. 

Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Savoy Tel Aviv
The Savoy Tel Aviv

Mount Zion : Jerusalem

Mount Zion is in a spectacular historical setting, overlooking Biblical landscapes and radiates a distinct, incomparable charm that makes a stay in any one of its luxurious rooms truly unforgettable. The Mount Zion Hotel is located in the outskirts of the Old City in west Jerusalem. This premier location provides guests with stunning views of the David's Tower, Mount Zion, and the Hinnom Valley. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city’s main cultural, historical, and religious sites, and offers easy access to the best restaurants, shops, and public gardens. As a living part of Jerusalem’s proud history, the Mount Zion Hotel reflects an eclectic combination of cultural styles, making a stay in this beautiful hotel part of the complete Jerusalem experience.

Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mount Zion
Mount Zion
Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Terrace
Terrace

Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort (4*): Dead Sea

Soak up the ancient magic of Jordan's Dead Sea in contemporary comfort at the Holiday Inn® Resort Dead Sea hotel. A 45-minute drive from Queen Alia International Airport, the 5-star hotel has a sun-drenched private beach whose soft sands are lapped by the healing waters of the world’s most famous salt lake. Three palm-fringed, heated pools link the Dead Sea with the sand-colored hotel, making this a water lover's paradise. Parents can watch the horizon from the infinity pool, or sip a cocktail at Dive Inn Bar while their children splash in the kids' area. Swim out to Jacuzzi island and forget the outside world – or stay in touch using complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi. Luxurious massages and facial treatments in Shape Up spa use natural Dead Sea products. Drift effortlessly in the Dead Sea and pamper yourself at the luxurious Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea.

 

 

Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort
Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort
Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pool
Pool

Petra Marriott (5*): Petra

Enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra carved from the rock over a thousand years ago. Embracing traditional hospitality and overlooking Jordan's timeless wonder, the Petra Marriott Hotel offers anticipatory & traditional service designed to exceed all expectations.

Israel & Jordan Highlights Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pool
Pool

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Christine S — November 07, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    A fabulous experience and Kensington with its seamless tours made it happen. Guides were absolutely fantastic!

  • Perry H. — September 26, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our Egyptian trip was a phenomenal experience. The guides and transportation met and exceeded all our expectations. The tours set up by Kensington were perfect; they included 18 separate locations from the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and everything in between. An was our guide for two full days, her understanding and knowledge of Cairo and ancient Egypt was truly a pleasure to experience.

  • Arthur P. — September 22, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    It was all we hoped for and more! Fantastic experience.

  • Arthur P — September 08, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    It was all we hoped for and more fantastic experience

  • John D. — September 26, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our guide in Israel was a font of knowledge, has honed guiding skills, and made the trip not only educational but engaging as well. He is the standard by which I measure.

  • Tami Grafe — August 14, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Oh my goodness the trip was unbelievable. The guides were exceptional and very kind and accommodating let alone the knowledge they had. It was a trip of a life time. I loved every minute of the trip. Kensington Tours is exceptional

  • Devon Vaughan — August 14, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    This was such an amazing trip. We greatly appreciate how informative our host Mohamed and all of the guides we had were. Our host met with us every day except for when we were on the boat and gave us a rundown of what we were doing that day, etc. We never once waited on the guides or van drivers, everything in our tour went exceptionally smooth! We could not have asked for better tour guides. Hala, Mohamed Saad and Mohamed Mekkay are very knowledgeable guides, they offered so much information on everything that we saw and were able to answer all of our questions. We absolutely loved them. Thank you so much for such a great experience!

  • Josee Johnson — August 14, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    The trip overall was fantastic. The guides were great and very knowledgeable and the sites were amazing. The accommodations were excellent especially the Four Seasons Hotel and the Fairmont Hotel. The boat was very nice, the food was great and the on board shows were very good.

  • Patricia Smart — May 23, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    The guides were spectacular. They answered my questions, they took an interest as what to see & do into our most consideration. They were very helpful. They watched out for me & my safety at all times, took to me to places to buy things from the locals, like real alabaster,real oils, real food, real gold and silver jewelry. They gave me insight of the culture & the world the locals lived in. The drivers were awesome. They picked us up when we called, waited for us, and got us to where we were going. Gareth Smith, our travel consultant was phenomenal in getting me the right package deal on catering to my needs & what I wanted to see & do. All in all one, spectacular vacation from start to finish

  • Szilvia L. — July 15, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    Loved the whole tour, every day of it was fantastic! The Egyptologists and tour guides, Mohamed Gamal, Mohamed Saad, Wael Magdy Tito, are very knowledgeable and helpful. We felt very safe and protected. Our drivers, especially Yasser, were the best drivers. Cairo traffic is crazy but they managed every situation. We are experienced travelers but this trip was the one we will cherish the most. Let's not forget our security personnel as well. They were discreet and vigilant everywhere we went. Egypt is a beautiful country with beautiful people and wonderful food. History is amazing and Kensington Tours made a long time life dream come true for us! Thank you Roudayna for planning our trip!

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