Explore 2 of the holiest cities - Jerusalem and Bethlehem - at your first day, and continue on by internal flights to Petra at the second day. Short on time? Book this tour to see it all in 2 days.
Tour 2 of the holiest cities - Jerusalem and Bethlehem on your first day, continue by internal flights to Petra on the second day. Pick up is at 8:30 am from any major hotel in Jerusalem, or 07:15 am from Tel Aviv hotels.
Day 1: Pick up from your hotel, and start the tour in Jerusalem with a view of the Temple Mount and the Old City. Continue the drive to see the Mount of Olives, the Church of all Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter the Zion gate of the Old City, pass the Armenian Quarter and the Byzantine Cardo. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, arrive at the Western Wall. Follow the pilgrims along the Via Dolorosa, and follow the Stations of the Cross, to arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Walk through the markets, before driving to Bethlehem.
In Bethlehem, walk across Manger Square, to arrive at the Church of Nativity. Tour the church with your guide to view the original mosaic floor, built in the 6th century. Go down to the Grotto of the church, to view the Star, that shows the birth place of Jesus. Opposite this, you can see the manger and the altar, that is dedicated to the Three Wise Men. When leaving Bethlehem you can see the Field of Ruth gleaning to the fields of Boaz.
Return to Tel Aviv for overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Start your day with an early morning flight from Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv ((transfer from major hotel in Tel Aviv is included) transfer from Jerusalem for an extra fee) around 6:40 am. You will arrive in Eilat about 7:40 am and a driver will pick you up at around 8:10 am and take you to the Jordanian border. He will help you with the border proceedings, and there will be a driver waiting on the other side, to take you to Petra. Tour Petra with a licensed guide, see the famous Treasury, the mourning halls, the beautiful facades, the temples, and much more. After the tour - go for a lunch in a local restaurant. Then head back to the border, and your flight to Tel Aviv, around 21:00 pm.
The order of days can be altered upon domestic flights