Both Sides of the River Jordan

12 Days Inspirational Journey to Israel and Jordan

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Complete Land Package: $2,700 Includes deposit, taxes & fees

This fully escorted tour will lead you through the Holy Land, where you will become acquainted with the most important biblical and historical sites of Israel and Jordan, while enjoying our 5 star hotel accommodations.

Group Size: Up to 39 travelers

Activity Level: Full Day Sightseeing

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Tour Type: Christian / Biblical Sites

What's unique about our Holy Land journeys?
  • Everyone stays at the same 5 star hotels, which allows for more touring time.
  • All the entrance fees in Israel and Jordan are included. We take care of it!
  • We tour all day and every day! (Most tour companies include only half day touring)
  • Our licensed guides are the most experienced in the industry.
  • Enjoy a daily breakfast before a full day of touring and a delicious dinner when you get back!
  • Visit Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
  • Our tour to Jordan and Israel is exclusively designed and operated by us.
  • Our tour is a life-changing experience & affordable too!

After visiting Israel and it's biblical sites, you will be on your way to Jordan, where you will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the 2,000-year old ancient city of Petra. Known as the red rock city, Petra was the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD.

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1Saturday | On our way to Israel
Departure
  • Today we fly to Israel. Our next stop is the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
2Sunday | We arrive to Israel and enjoy a welcome dinner
We welcome you to Israel | Optional (free) tour of Old Jaffa
  • Once we arrive to Tel Aviv, an America Israel Tours representative will be waiting for you ready to transfer you to the hotel.
  • In the hotel, we will meet the rest of the group and enjoy dinner.
A transfer from the airport to the hotel is included (for arrival between 2PM - 6PM)
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Tel Aviv, Herods Hotel

Optional Evening Tour:

Once you’re settled in, meet with the tour guide for an optional tour of the Old City of Jaffa. You will be able to appreciate the beauty of St. Peter’s Church and enjoy an amazing view of this ancient port city.

3Monday | Discover the history of the Sea of Galilee
Tel Aviv / Caesarea / Coastal Plains / Megiddo / Nazareth / Mt. Carmel / Tiberias / Sea of Galilee
  • Today we will travel along the Mediterranean Sea and our first stop will be Caesarea Maritima.
  • We will visit Mt. Carmel, the site believed to be where Elijah challenged the prophets.
    So (King) Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God follow Him, but if Baal is God follow him” (1 Kings 18:21)
  • Next we will visit Tel Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon. This is believed to be where the battle between God and the forces of evil will take place. Revelation 16:16
  • We will also visit the childhood town of Jesus, Nazareth. The Church of Annunciation is located in Nazareth, built over the site believed to be where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary.
  • Next, we will stop at Mt. Precipice, were Jesus was rejected.
  • We will drive to Cana of Galilee, the site where it is believed Jesus performed the miracle at the wedding.
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Sea of Galilee, Leonardo Plaza Tiberias
4Tuesday | Discover the Sea of Galilee, Upper Galilee & Golan Heights
Sail on the Sea of Galilee / Jesus Boat / Golan Heights / Upper Galilee / Caesarea Philippi
  • We will start the day with a boat ride over the Sea of Galilee and see an ancient boat from the times of Jesus.
  • Next, let’s visit the site where Jesus preached the Sermon of the Mount, Mount of Beatitudes. The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of Jesus’ teachings emphasizing his moral teachings found in the Gospel of Matthew.
  • We hop back onboard and drive to the Golan Heights, where we will also visit Banias Springs.
  • We will visit the Church of Multiplication located in Tagbha, believed to be where Jesus fed 5,000 with only 2 fish and five loaves of bread.
  • We will end the day by visiting Capernaum, an ancient city where Jesus ministered.
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Sea of Galilee, Leonardo Plaza Tiberias
5Wednesday | Jesus' Early Ministry at the Sea of Galilee & Jordan River
Mount of Beatitudes / Tabgha / Capernaum / Beth Shean / Baptism on the Jordan River / Dead Sea / Free time to float & enjoy the resort
  • One of the most memorable places you will visit is the baptismal site of Yardenit, where the River Jordan is located. You will be able to be baptized or enjoy the picture-perfect site.
  • After Yardenit, we will drive to Beit She’an and visit the archeological national park.
  • We will drive back thorough the Jordanian Valley.
  • We are heading to the Dead Sea for an afternoon of relaxation and floating! Check out 7 things you should know before floating in the Dead Sea.
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Herods Hotel, Dead Sea
6Thursday | Exploring the Dead Sea, the Judean Desert and Jerusalem River
Dead Sea / Masada / Ein Gedi / Qumran / Jerusalem / Mount of Olives / Garden of Gethsemane / St. Peter of Galicantu
  • We start the morning by climbing by cable car to the mountain top of Masada. Learn more about the Jewish rebellion against the Romans, the history of these ancient ruins will captivate you.
  • Visit the oasis of Ein Gedi, believed to be where David wrote the Psalms when he was hiding from Saul.
  • Visit Qumran, the site where the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • We will also visit one of the most iconic sites in the Bible, the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
  • Drive by Pater Noster Church and visit Dominus Flevit.
  • Next, we are heading to the Garden of Gethsemane and St. Peter of Galicantu, commemorating Jesus’ prophesy of the denying of Jesus before the cock crowed.
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza
7Friday | The Stones of Your Heritage Temple Mount in Jesus times River
Southern Wall / Southern Steps / Davidson Center / Western Wall / Jewish Quarter / Mt. Zion / Upper Room / Tomb of King David / Bethlehem / Church of the Nativity / Garden Tomb
  • Today we will be cruising the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • We will visit one of the most iconic sites in Israel, the Western Wall and Robinson’s Arch.
  • Next stop is the Davidson Center Museum and the archaeological excavations at the Southern Temple Mount.
  • We will visit Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field and the Church of the Nativity.
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza
8Saturday | City of Zion – Past, Present and Future
Jerusalem Old City: Lions' Gate / Via Dolorosa / St. Anne Church / Pool of Bethesda / Judgment Hall of Pilate / Church of the Holy Sepulcher / Christian Quarter / Knesset / Shepherd's Field
  • Today we will walk along the Via Dolorosa following the Stations of the Cross, the route taken by Jesus during his crucifixion.
  • Visit the following sites along the Via Dolorosa: The Judgment Hall of Pilate, St. Anne's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, shopping at the bazaars and the Upper Room.
  • We will also visit the Garden Tomb and meet at the hotel for a farewell dinner. Tomorrow we will be on our way to Jordan!
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza
9Sunday | Start your Jordan Extension
Depart from Jerusalem / Sheikh Hussein Bridge / Jerash / Amman
  • After breakfast check out of the hotel. We will have an early departure from Jerusalem to the Jordan border.
  • After border crossing procedures, enter into Jordan and meet our Jordanian tour guide and bus driver.
  • We will then proceed to Jerash, the city of the Decapolis- located about 28 miles north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilead. The Greco-Roman City of Jerash is the best preserved of its kind in the world.
  • At Jerash we will visit the colonnaded streets, the baths and the temple.
  • We will then drive to Amman, the capitol of Jordan.
  • After a short orientation tour viewing the various landmarks of the city, we will drive to the hotel for check-in and dinner.
Meals included: Full Buffet Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Amman, Regency Palace hotel or Le Meridien Hotel

Please Note:

One of the above 2 hotels will be used for the night in Amman.

10Monday | Exploring The Nabatean Treasure
City of Petra
  • After breakfast we will drive along the King's Highway to Wadi Musa, the Jordanian village located at the entrance to the ancient city of Petra - one of the world's greatest archaeological sites and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the 2,000-year old ancient city of Petra. Known as the red rock city, Petra was the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD. Carved by the Nabataeans out of solid rock, Petra was forgotten for hundreds of years until it was rediscovered in 1812.
  • At the entrance to Petra, travelers are offered the option to ride a horse for 800m - from the visitor's center to the entrance of the dramatic "Siq" (canyon).
  • From the entrance to the Siq, there is a 1,250 meter walk to the 1st monument "The Treasury".
  • Throughout most of the day we will explore Petra's incredible structures: the treasury, the field of tombs, the obelisks, and the altar, and much more.
Meals included: Full Buffet Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Petra, Nabatean Castle
11Tuesday | Explore Madaba
Madaba / Mt. Nebo / Jericho
  • After breakfast we head to the biblical town of Madaba. Madaba is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and for its Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.
  • In Madaba we will view the earliest original map of the Holy Land.
  • We will continue to the biblical Mt. Nebo from which Moses viewed the Promised Land. Mt. Nebo, believed to be the site of the tomb of Moses, commands a spectacular view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea.
  • We will cross to Israel via the Allenby Bridge (Jordan/ Israel Central border).
  • Passing by Jericho, we will drive westward to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv to catch your flights back to the US on Tuesday night.
Meals included: Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Onboard Flight
12Wednesday | Arrival
Arrival to the United States
  • Today you will arrive back in the U.S.A and start planning your next trip to the Holy Land…

Please Note:

The sequence of the tour, border crossing points used, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.

Every tour is limited to just 20-39 travelers - guaranteed… Land package prices listed are per person in U.S. dollars. Rates are based on double occupancy and inclusive of all taxes.

A single supplement fee of $945.00 is required for travelers without a roommate. These special prices reflect a 3% discounted rate for cash and check payments.

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Traveler Reviews

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Both Sides of the River Jordan
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This was an absolutely fantastic trip! I can't speak highly enough of the service we received. From excellent and knowledgeable tour guides, to wonderful bus/shuttle drivers, to great food and hotel selections; and most certainly, covering so many wonderful Biblical places that did indeed bring the Bible to life. Our primary tour guide, Tamar (Israel) was super! She was very knowledgeable and simply a fun guide. She made sure we stand on-point to meet time schedules, etc. Our one-day guide, Yosi (Israel; Masada and Dead Sea) was also well-versed on the history of the area, a wealth of information and very friendly. Our Jordan tour guide, Sam, was equally knowledgeable and fun to be with. He really looked out for us, particularly to ensure that we had an "easy" crossing out of Jordan back into Israel. He and our driver (Jud) surprised me with a birthday cake for my birthday. They were over-the-top. It was the best trip I have been on to date! I would absolutely recommend AIT to my family and friends. Well done to all and thank you so much for making this such a great experience with a lifetime of happy memories!

Both Sides of the River Jordan
October 29, 2016

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Our tour guide Yair was wonderful. He knew the history, archeology and the biblical connections. I was very pleased with his use of the bible in his explanations. He was organized and prepared at all times. He dealt well with the variety of personalities in our group, a good listener and friendly to all. We had a wonderful time. One of the highlights was be baptized by a good friend in the Jordan River."

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August 29, 2015

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Petra was one of the key stops on our tour. I wouldn't book a trip unless it is in the package. I loved Petra. Rode a horse the first 1/2 mile into it, then walked, then rode a camel on the way back until we were at the horse stop and rode the horse the rest of the way. It was so awesome. LOVED the treasury. Amazing how they could carve it all out of the rock!"

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June 23, 2015

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I had an amazing time with Ranaan during Both Sides of the River Jordan tour June 20-July 1! I'm sending an email to let you know how pleased I was with the tour. Ranaan had the right balance of sharing information in way that was not overwhelming and was open to having side conversation when people wanted more in-depth information about the site we were visiting, cultural traditions and so much more. He also did a wonderful job gauging the pulse and energy of the group. We ranged in age from 15-81 and he made adjustments to accommodate everyone in the group. He is phenomenal! I'm recommending America Israel Tours and Ranaan to anyone who has asked about visiting Israel. Kudos as well to Orvad for being the best driver! I napped often on the bus, which shows I felt safe with Orvad behind the wheel. Thanks for an amazing trip!"

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June 23, 2015

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My husband and I would like to thank you for arranging such a friendly and helpful guide, Michael Safar, for our trip, May 31-June 2nd to Jordan. If we wanted certain photo opportunities, he arranged it. If we had questions for which he was unsure of the answer, he came back the next day with the answer. He was very knowledgeable. He knew the history, the geology the culture and the biblical history of the area very well. However, more importantly, he was always pleasant and he made the trip very relaxing and enjoyable. We would certainly recommend him as a guide for anyone wishing to tour Jordan."

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May 31, 2015

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The Israel/Jordan Tour through America Israel Tours was a wonderful experience and it began with Pauline and Regan assisting us and all of the help we received along the way. I would like to single out Ronnie, our Israeli guide. He was punctual, extremely knowledgeable, armed with a wonderful sense of humor, and he kept the attention of 30 tourists for six days and that isn't easy. My wife, Lillibeth, and I think Ronnie is the best guide we've ever had and we've been on many tours. I suggest you keep Ronnie busy as he understands the North American culture. Michele, our guide in Jordan, was also very pleasant and knowledgeable. The Jordanians to a person were very friendly. It was our first visit to Israel and Jordan and we want to thank America Israel Tours for a well-run tour around the Holy Land."

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May 31, 2015

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We have traveled extensively overseas and have been on many guided tours (over 20 without really counting). We have never been on a tour that matched the one we just experienced with America Israel Tours. We visited Israel and Jordan on the Christian Both Sides of the River Jordan Tour. The Israel Tour Guide, Shlomo, was the best most knowledgeable guide we have ever experienced. He knew the Christian heritage as well as the Jewish history and put it all in perspective. He could quote bible verses when they were appropriate and had bible readings at locations that were directly noted in the bible. He had a great sense of humor and provided personal service to all the participants. I am gluten sensitive and Shlomo asked the cooks at each restaurant what dishes contained flour or bread. He then pointed out what I could eat. I highly recommend America Israel Tours and think now is the best time to travel to Israel and Jordan because the tourist visitation is at a low. We never saw or experienced anything that gave us any concern about our safety.”

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May 28, 2015

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Ronnie was our tour guide for the Israel portion. He has to be the best tour guide in Israel!! He was very knowledgeable, kind, tolerant and patient. He provided us with a wealth of historical knowledge of every site we visited. He also ensured all of our personal needs were met at every single hotel we stayed at. The driver of the bus, Uri, was also great. I was amazed at his driving skills on such narrow roads. He too was a joy to be around. After we completed the Israel side of our tour we went to Jordan to see the sites. The border crossing was made very simple for us. We had VIP service going both directions and we didn't have to wait in any lines. Judy from America Israel Tours in Israel had set up all of those services for us. She was great at keeping us informed and providing accurate information. All of the Hotels we stayed in were also wonderful. The service was above and beyond the call of duty and the food was excellent. Michael was our tour guide in Jordan. He was also a wealth of information. He was very patient when we asked questions. He was very knowledgable of history as well as the Christian Religion. He took as much time with us as we needed. He was with us one day after visiting Petra until 7:00 p.m. He went back to the hotel with us to ensure we all got checked in of and that everything was good with our rooms. Caesar and I stayed an extra 3 days in Jerusalem after the tour was over and revisited some of the sites Ronnie had taken us to. The information Ronnie provided to us made re-visiting the sites a better experience. A super thank you to all who were involved in making our trip wonderful!”

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June 1, 2015

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Join America Israel Tours' exciting and life-changing tours of the Holy Land. Our deluxe Holy Land tour includes superior first class hotels throughout, full Israeli buffet breakfasts and dinners every day at your hotels, all entrance fees, private sightseeing, escorted transfers and much more.

Included in your tour package:

Join America Israel Tours’s exciting and life-changing 12-day tour of Israel and Jordan. Our deluxe Israel and Jordan tour includes superior first class hotels throughout, full Israeli buffet breakfasts and dinners every day at your hotels, all entrance fees, private sightseeing, escorted transfers and much more…

Our Holy Land travel packages include the following:

  • 9 nights excellent 5 Stars hotel accommodations:
    • 1 night Tel Aviv: Herods Hotel
    • 2 nights Sea of Galilee: Leonardo Plaza Tiberias (former Sheraton Tiberias)
    • 1 night Herods, Dead Sea
    • 3 night Jerusalem: Leonardo Plaza (former Sheraton Plaza Jerusalem)
    • 1 night Amman: Regency Palace hotel or Le Meridien Hotel
    • 1 night Petra Nabatean Castle
  • 18 meals: 9 Israeli buffet breakfasts and 9 dinners throughout the tour
  • All entrance fees & attractions as per tour itinerary plus: Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, “Jesus Boat” Museum, Masada Cable Car, Davidson Center Museum, Garden Tomb and much more
  • 8 full days of touring with top professional, government-licensed, biblically oriented, English speaking tour guides
  • Private transportation in deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • Private arrival transfer from Ben Gurion International Airport to your Tel Aviv hotel (please check below for transfer remarks)
  • Departure transfer from the Jordanian border to Ben Gurion International Airport (please check below for transfer remarks)
  • Porter fees at all hotels
  • All land service and local taxes

Transfer Remarks:

  • Arrival transfers are provided FREE for all travelers arriving in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport on flights arriving between 2pm – 6pm on the tour arrival day only (Sundays ONLY).
  • Departure transfer is included only for Tuesday night flight departures (no earlier than 11pm). It is a 40-60 minute drive from Jerusalem back to the Tel Aviv airport You are required to check in for your international flight a minimum of 3 hours prior to flight departure.

Not Included:

  • $60 Jordan / Israel Border and Crossing fee
  • International flights: please call us toll free at (877) 248-8687 to arrange your flights
  • Tips to tour guides, bus drivers and hotel staff ($95 total tips per passenger)
  • Lunches daily and last night dinner before departure
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended- please call us for travel insurance info)
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance package to protect your travel investment.

Important Notes: If your flight departs on Wednesday morning (between midnight and 1:30am) you will arrive back in the U.S. on the same day (Wednesday) and will be required an extra night that is not included in this tour package.

If your flight departs on Tuesday night you will arrive back in the U.S. the following day (Wednesday.

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance package to protect your travel investment.

Journey Highlights:

  • Stand in awe at the incredible carved entrance of the city of Petra
  • Visit Mt. Nebo and Madaba
  • Visit Old Jaffa at night, where Peter stayed at the house of Simon the Tanner
  • Visit the impressive Caesarea Maritima, built in honor of Augustus Caesar by Herod the Great (Acts 10 & 25)
  • Visit Mount Carmel, where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets
  • Explore Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16)
  • Take a breathtaking panoramic view of Nazareth from the top of Mt. Precipice
  • Drive by Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle
  • Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at our Dead Sea Resort hotel, where you can enjoy the famous Dead Sea Spa treatments
  • Experience a breathtaking panoramic view from the Mount of Olives toward Old City Jerusalem
  • Explore the Southern Temple Mount archaeological excavations and the Davidson Center Museum
  • Visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, and Shepherd’s Field
  • Visit of the newly renovated Holocaust Museum – “Yad Vashem”
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Garden Tomb

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