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From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

1. From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Your tour begins with a drive through the fertile Jordan Valley to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing in the North. Your first stop is Jerash, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman towns. Journey through time as you walk the colonnaded streets behind the impressive Hadrian’s Arch, and discover the Greco-Roman architecture telling 4,000 years of Mediterranean history. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to the capital to learn about Amman’s cultural importance and eventful past, featuring palaces, a museum and the Temple of Hercules, and panoramic views across the city. Drive to a Bedouin camp near Petra, savor a traditional dinner, enjoy authentic Bedouin hospitality beneath the clear desert skies and listen to local music, before heading to rest in your tent’s comfortable bed. Day 2: After breakfast, take a day to explore Petra, carved into the red stone by the Nabataeans around 2,000 years ago. Hear about Petra’s complex history, followed by lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, explore the sites by yourself, and admire the Hellenistic architecture, before heading back for dinner. Day 3: Your last day starts with an exciting ride through the exquisite and virtually untouched desert landscape of Wadi Rum. A 4x4 jeep will take you to stunning sights and viewpoints, past towering cliffs of weathered stone and desert animals. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to the Allenby Bridge border crossing, and by late evening arrive back in Jerusalem.

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Petra, Jerash and Amman: 2-Day Tour from Jerusalem

2. Petra, Jerash and Amman: 2-Day Tour from Jerusalem

This 2-day Jordan tour leaves from Jerusalem and includes visits to the incredible cities of Jerash and Amman, as well as Petra. Authentic meals, an overnight stay with local Bedouins and a full day in Petra are all part of the package. Depart Jerusalem in the morning on a drive up the Israeli side of the Jordan Valley. Enjoy views of the stunning landscapes and then cross the border at the Sheikh Hussein Bridge in the north. You’ll have spectacular views of northern Jordan before arriving at the ancient city of Jerash, an incredibly well-preserved Roman city featuring colonnaded streets, baths, theaters, temples and a hippodrome. See a striking blend of Eastern and Western architectural traditions. Your next stop is Jordan’s capital city of Amman. Visit both the modern downtown area of the city, now the economic, political and cultural center of Jordan, and also the old Citadel above the city. At the Citadel, you’ll see the Temple of Hercules and historic palaces, and have excellent views of the modern city. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and try some sweet kanafeh for dessert. After lunch, you’ll continue south to the desert, where you’ll spend the night in a Bedouin camp. The Bedouins, nomadic inhabitants of the desert, have lived in the region for thousands of years. Experience Bedouin hospitality as they share their tasty meals and comfortable tents with the group. The second day is devoted to Petra. You’ll stand in awe at Petra, one of the New7Wonders of the World, poetically described as a rose-red city half the age of time. Carved into the red rocks of the desert cliffs thousands of years ago by the ancient Nabatean people, Petra was hidden under sand for centuries before recently being made accessible again. Your guide will take you to see the iconic Treasury, the amphitheater, the royal tombs, the monastery and much more, before you return to Jerusalem via the Allenby crossing. This is a fully guided tour, with transportation to all sites and an extensive informational travel app for smartphones and tablets that provides additional information about each of the sites you visit. It also contains useful information about border crossings. The app, with maps, information and pictures, can be downloaded before you set out, and doesn’t require an internet connection. You can download the Abraham Tours app for free from the operator’s website.

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From Jerusalem: Christmas Eve in Bethlehem & Jerusalem Tour

3. From Jerusalem: Christmas Eve in Bethlehem & Jerusalem Tour

Spend an unforgettable Christmas Eve in Bethlehem on a guided tour. See all the key sites and attend Midnight Mass. Depart Jerusalem on December 24. Start with a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, winding through the curved alleyways. Explore the highlights, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa. Then head to the historic town of Bethlehem, passing Bethlehem Road and the Valley of the Cross on the way. Once in Bethlehem, experience the magic of Christmas, with the city decorated for the festivities with lights and banners. Tuck into a festive holiday meal for dinner and enjoy a guided tour of Bethlehem with a local guide. Visit highlights like the Chapel of the Shepherds’ Field and the Chapel of the Milk Grotto. Finally, the holiday spirit will really come to life during the last part of the tour. Enjoy free time in Manger Square and attend Midnight Mass. Return to Jerusalem after the mass has concluded.

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From Sharm El Sheikh: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Day Tour

4. From Sharm El Sheikh: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Day Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel in a fully air-conditioned bus to Taba, where you will cross the border into Israel. Make the first stop of the day at the Dead Sea, the lowest point of elevation on Earth. While here swim in the salty water which enables you to float. Next, discover Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. Wander its numerous alleyways with small shops. Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the on-site restaurants before making your way to Jerusalem. Once in the city, enjoy the view from the Mount of Olives. Visit notable local landmarks including the Wailing Wall and Temple Mount. After strolling across the Arab market on Via Dolorosa, you can visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Finally, be transferred back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

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Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

5. Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

Embark on a comprehensive full-day tour of the West Bank of the Jordan river to discover the rich history behind this region. Beginning with the ancient baptism site of Qasr el Yahud on the banks of the Jordan river, you'll be able to visit the marble steps leading into the river, said to be the very place where Jesus was baptized. Move on to the the city of Jericho itself, the oldest city in the world, where you will visit the ruins of ancient Jericho and view the nearby Mount of Temptation in the adjacent hills.  Continue to Ramallah and walk the streets of this modern city and see life in the big city in the West Bank. The tour will head to Manara Square, the thriving commercial district, and visit Yasser Arafat's tomb.  The final stop of the day is the holy sites of Bethlehem, with a visit to the Nativity Church and ending with a visit to the Separation Wall.

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A Holy Christmas in Jerusalem & Bethlehem with Dinner

6. A Holy Christmas in Jerusalem & Bethlehem with Dinner

What better place to celebrate Christmas than in the holy land itself? Begin the tour with a beautiful view over the entire city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, and then enjoy a short drive around the Old City walls, taking in the lovely panoramas of the Kidron Valley and the Garden of Gethsemane. Then enter the Old City itself, and embark on a short walking tour through the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue the tour with a drive to the legendary city of Bethlehem, stopping briefly at Evil Mountain for an illuminated panoramic view of the city. Once in Bethlehem, visit some authentic Christmas souvenir stores for light refreshments, and then sit down to a festive dinner at a local Bethlehem restaurant. Once you're finished, make your way to Mangers Square to view the Mass service on outdoor screens.

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Tel Aviv: 2-Day Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Petra Tour

7. Tel Aviv: 2-Day Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Petra Tour

Day 1: Following pickup from your location in Tel Aviv, begin your day with a visit to Jerusalem. Starting with an overview of Mount Olive, move on to discover the Church of Holy Sepulcher, passing the Old City of Jerusalem and putting your wish note on the Western Wall. In Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity and the main square. Your tour later ends at around 6:00PM, after which you overnight in Tel Aviv at a 3-star bed and breakfast. Day 2: Your second day begins in the early morning at 4:30AM, at which point you are picked up and transferred to the Ben Gurion Airport for your flight to Ramon Airport. Following your arrival to the Ramon Airport at approximately 7:40AM, transfer to the Jordanian border, before crossing over to Jordan. Once over the border, drive to Petra to visit the amazing Rose City on Nabateans: Petra. Following your city exploration, savor lunch in a local restaurant before driving back to the Israeli border, transferring back to Ramon Airport for your return flight to Ben-Gurion. Once having landed, your tour concludes at the airport.

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Jerusalem: Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting Card

8. Jerusalem: Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting Card

Whether you are a couple, a small group, or exploring on your own, you can enjoy the freedom of your own pace. This tasting tour of the Mahane Yehuda market will provide you with vouchers to eat at each destination of guaranteed flavor. Exploring the market independently, though with enough local knowledge to have a wonderful and culturally enriching day out.  The Mahane Yehuda Bite Card is a combination of top tour guides and the most beloved and colorful market vendors working together for you. A single map and punch card that allows you to enjoy the abundance of the market at your own pace.  The card includes: Georgian baked goods, imaruly (savory pastry stuffed with cheese or spinach) or sambusak with hummus/half a sabih (traditional baked goods); chili con carne and a beer chaser, or a choice of 3 dim-sums; a health drink, a cup of fresh health juice; an Angus patty or portobello mushroom a la plancha or a taste of hummus; kubbeh soup or stuffed vegetables (moroccan cigar, kubbeh and stuffed grape leaf or red kubbeh soup; a taste of unique ice-cream or cortado, espresso, or fresh mint tea. 

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What people are saying about Jerusalem

A very interesting tour. It shows that people follow their lives despite the difficulties, as well as the desire to leave conflicts behind and live peacefully. It also shows the attitude of the inhabitants of the West Bank to welcome and show that you can travel there, without danger.

This is a fantastic tour. A must do while in Israel. We learned so much about history, culture and the people. The food was fantastic too! The guide had so much knowledge. I highly recommend this tour

Well organized tour Transportation was comfortable and punctual Tour guide Mr Tamar gave a lot of information History was well explained by other tour guide Mr Abood in Bethlehem Good value for money

Excellent day. Very diverse explanations from the guide (history, religion, economy, culture, various anecdotes). Very good journey, meals, sites and visits.

Great value for money and a must if you only have one day and would like to see the highlights.