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Jeff & Kay Lucas tour of Israel and Jordan 17-25 November 2020

Tour Code: GC150 Country: Israel Leader: Jeff and Kay Lucas Departure Date: 17th November 2020 Number of nights: 8

Jeff and Kay Lucas are excited to lead a very special tour of Israel and Jordan.

Israel here we comeRead More

 

Tuesday 17th November 2020

Today we depart from London Heathrow for our day time (see left) flight to Tel Aviv. We are met by our Israeli guide and coach driver before we transfer to the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv. Evening dinner will be served at our hotel.

Jaffa, Caesarea and GalileeRead More

 

Wednesday 18th November 2020

We begin the day with Israeli buffet style breakfast. Our first visit will be Jaffa (see right), this is the oldest part of Tel Aviv, most well-known for the biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon and Saint Peter. Onto Caesarea Maritime (home of Pontius Pilate). We continue North towards the Sea of Galilee, on route we stop off at Meggido (Armageddon) in the Bible. We will arrive for evening dinner & overnight at Kibbutz Hagoshrim, upper Galilee.

Sites around the LakeRead More

 

Thursday 19th November 2020

Following breakfast, we visit the town of Magdala (home of Mary Magdalene), we then enjoy the calmness of the Sea of Galilee with a Boat ride across to Capernaum where we view the ruins of the great ancient synagogue. (see left) We return to our hotel once more in time for evening dinner & overnight at kibbutz Hagoshrim.

We depart for JordanRead More

 

Friday 20th November 2020

Following breakfast, we take a very early transfer to the Sheik Hussein border crossing to arrive for 9am (approx.) We cross into Jordan and are met by our Jordanian guide and coach driver. Our first stop will be the ancient ruins of the city of Jerash (see right). Onto Madaba to view the famous mosaic (St. George Church & Mosaic Map) before we ascend Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the promised land. We transfer in time for dinner & overnight at the Petra Moon hotel in Petra.

PetraRead More

Saturday 21st November 2020

After breakfast we are in store for the highlight of Jordan. We spend a whole day touring Petra (see left), shown around by a local Bedouin guide who resides in the city.

Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.” Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as “The Treasury”.

We transfer for dinner and overnight at the Aqaba Hotel, Aqaba.

Wadi Rum and the Negev desertRead More

 

Sunday 22nd November 2020

After breakfast we make our final stop in Jordan at Wadi Rum (see right). Lawrence of Arabia famously named it “Rum the Magnificent”.

Wadi Rum is a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin, and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge. Many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon. The natural watering hole of Lawrence’s Spring is named after British soldier Lawrence of Arabia, who allegedly washed there. Here we will embark on a short Jeep Safari ride in one of local Bedouin Trucks.

We cross back into Israel via the Arava border crossing in Eilat and make the journey (approx. 3 hours) to the David hotel at the Dead Sea in time for dinner and overnight, on route we will view King Solomon’s mines as you drive by through the Negev desert.

 

Ein Gedi and Dead Sea areaRead More

 

Monday 23rd November 2020

After breakfast we visit Ein Gedi which is literally known as “spring of the kid”  an oasis and a nature reserve in Israel, located west of the Dead Sea.

Should timings permit we will stop for a short float in the Dead Sea (see left) before transfer to our Jerusalem hotel in time for dinner and overnight, this will be the Dan Panorama Hotel.

PLEASE NOTE: WE SUGGEST YOU BRING A TOWEL WITH YOU FOR THE DEAD SEA DAY! You can hire towels on site for around 10 Shekels, payable locally.

 

The Old City of JerusalemRead More

 

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Following breakfast, the morning is free at your own leisure to explore Jerusalem. After lunch we depart the hotel at approx. 1pm for a half day tour of Jerusalem. We begin with a visit to the Western (Wailing) Wall, this is the only remaining section of the second temple, most holy to the Jewish people. Next, the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed and slept with his disciples the night before his crucifixion and finally we finish at the Garden Tomb, one of the possible sites considered to be the place of Calvary. We then return for dinner and overnight again at the Dan Panorama Jerusalem.

 

Goodbye JerusalemRead More

Wednesday 25th November 2020

After breakfast, we depart Jerusalem (see left) and transfer to Ben Gurion airport for our flight home to Heathrow, on route we stop at Neot Kedumim, the Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel, it is located halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. This unique recreation of the physical setting of the Bible in all its depth and detail allows visitors to see life as it was lived by our ancestors 3,000 years ago. We will have lunch in the Garden made up of food Jesus would have eaten before we depart for our return flight home to London Heathrow.

Tour information and PricesRead More

Prices

£2295 per person sharing a double/twin room

Single room occupants £2963

Superior 4* hotels

Flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv return.

Not Included

Tips/Gratuities are suggested at £70 per person.

Travel Insurance and any lunches except where mentioned in the itinerary.

Deposit is £250 per person, please send a completed booking form and deposit to groups@travelinkuk.com to book a place on the tour.

Please note: all itineraries, flight details and hotels are subject to change.

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