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Story Land & Sea®

Israel & Jordan Tour

An Epic Story Adventure beginning in Tel Aviv with a finalé in Galilee


 

2018 Itinerary:
Discover the Story of Israel & Jordan

You are invited to journey with us to the Holy Lands. We will visit much of Israel with a short trek into Jordan to see the famous, ancient city of Petra. All done the Story Way® with unique perspective experiences, immersion sightseeing all balanced with leisure time to maximize the Holy Lands experience. Join us and experience the unqique itinerary and world-class service from your Story Tour Captain, on an itinerary that truly captures the spirit, culture and people of the Holy Lands.

NOTE: We strongly suggest that everyone fly on the national airline of Israel, EL AL, full 7 star rating for safety and comfort. They fly non-stop out of JFK, and LAX. We are planning to offer a 2 Day Pre Tour in fabulous NYC with theater, dining, and shopping. Then we can all fly together into Tel Aviv. For those that may need to travel out of LAX we will plan to meet up with you in Tel Aviv at our hotel. Our Air Service Department will be coordinating this.

 

THE STORY OF YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS - DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: International Flight Date

Day 2: Arrival to Israel

Arrival into Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl Airport

Meet Local Representative for transfer to Tel Aviv Hotel

Check in and meet Tour Captain for Welcome Reception

Overnight:     Tel Aviv

Jaffa & Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL


Day 3: Tel Aviv & Old Jaffa Port

Included Breakfast at leisure 
Drive along tour of Promenade with local guide and tour of Old Jaffa Port / Flea Market 
Included Lunch in Old Jaffa Port, one of the most ancient operating fishing ports in the world.
Private Yacht Cruise in the Mediterranean 
Wine Tasting & Tapas 
Enjoy our Welcome Dinner with our Market Chef 
Jaffa & Tel Aviv

OLD TOWN JAFFA with TEL AVIV in background


Overnight:
    Tel Aviv


Day 4: Eilat & Petra Jordan

Port at Eilat, on the Red Sea

PORT AT EILAT ON THE RED SEA

Breakfast box to be given

Meeting with tour guide & depart hotel for Tel Aviv local airport for a domestic flight to Eilat

Flight to Eilat (Domestic flight: Tel Aviv – Eilat)

Cross border at the Southern Part of Israel & Jordan

Ancient Petra, Jordan

ANCIENT PETRA

Breakfast Boxes provided for our early FULL DAY in Petra, Jordan (has anyone seen Indiana Jones?)
Enjoy stops along the way to Petra of viewpoint of shrine marking the grave of Aaron, the brother of Moses, as well as view of Moses' Valley
At Petra we walk to Siq Canyon and view the ancient buildings carved into the mountainside.
Included Lunch and return to our Hotel in Eliat with dinner included

 


Day 5: Mitzpe Ramon

Included Breakfast at leisure
Head for Mitzpe Ramon thru the desert 
Check into our Hotel over looking the Negev Desert with time for included Spa Treatments
Enjoy a fun Jeep Safari before cocktail reception & Chef inspired dinner at our Hotel 

 

Mitze Ramon Resort View

RESORT AT MITZPE RAMON


 

Day 6: Dea Sea, Masada & Jerusalem

Dead Sea & Salt Deposits

DEAD SEA

Included Breakfast at leisure with option for morning Yoga & Meditation for sunrise over desert
Check out and depart for The Dead Sea area (lowest spot on earth)
Stop at seaside day hotel for changing rooms for a "salt float" (you cannot sink due to salinity of water)
Included Lunch at our day hotel before departing for Qumran National Park & Museum, the caves of Qumran is where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in 1946, that confirmed the original manuscripts of The Bible) 
Visit of Masada National Park, King Herods Fortress
Visit of Qumran National Park where Dead sea Scrolls where found (closes at 5 pm, only 1 hour to visit)
Depart for Jerusalem and check into our hotel for 3 nights in one of the most ancient cities in the world.
Welcome chef-prepared dinner at hotel, followed by a Sound & Light Show at The Tower of David.
Ancient Fortress of Masada

MASADA NATIONAL PARK

 


Day 7: Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

JERUSALEM SKYLINE

Included breakfast at leisure
Meet for Overview Tour of the environs of Jerusalem:  The Mount of Olives & Garden of Gethsemane, and then enter into The Old Walled City of Ancient Jerusalem. 
Included lunch at a Rooftop Restaurant 
Begin a walking tour inside the Old City visiting the Church of Holy Sepulcher (considered the sacred point of the Cross of Christ) , Via Dolorosa (the stations of the cross prior to Christ's cruxifiction), as well as the Christian / Jewish / Muslim Quarters  of the city, Temple Mount , and The Garden Tomb (alternative site for where Christ's body was buried).

 

Mount of Olives

MOUNT OF OLIVES, JERUSALEM


Day 8: Jerusalem

Included Breakfast at leisure 
Return to The Old City of Jerusalem to continue visiting other sights like The Temple Mount (limited hours) , QWestern Wall aka:  The Wailing Wall, strolling back thru the various Quarters with time for shopping & antiquities shops. 
Lunch within the Walls before departing for our visit to Bethlehem and The Church of Nativity (considered the area of the Manger of Jesus' birthplace)
Return to Jerusalem with a magnificent High Tea at the world famous King David Hotel.
That evening we get to enjoy a special private traditional  Shabbat Dinner at the home of a Jewish Family. Candles are lit at this time. It is customary in many communities to light the candles 18 minutes before sundown 

 

Bethlehem Church of the Nativity, Israel

BETHLEHEM BASILICA OF NATIVITY


Day 9: Caesarea

Included Breakfast at leisure
Depart for Caesarea.  The town was built by Herod the Great, ( the Roman King of Judea) about as the port city Caesarea Maritima. It served as an administrative center of Judaea Province during the time of Jesus Christ 
Touring of the National Park followed by an incredible included Seafood Lunch at Caesarea Port
Visit to Winery with tastings with chef prepared special finger foods. The Wine Industry of Israel has reached a valuable turning point & sophistication with 8 geographical regions with distinct nuances.
Arrive at Tiberius on The Sea of Galilee and check into our hotel for 2 nights
Port at Cesarea, on the Mediterranean Sea

CAESAREA, ANCIENT ROMAN PORT

 


Day 10: Capernaum, Jordan River & Sea of Galilee

Ruins at Capernaum

ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE RUINS IN CAPERNAUM

Included breakfast at leisure followed by a day of visiting many sacred sights.
Visit to Capernum which  was the center of Jesus activities in the Galilee and his town during that time. Jesus taught in the local synagogue. It was also the home town of the apostles Peter, James, Andrew and John, and the tax collector Matthew.  
Visit to Tabgha  which on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee is the scene of many Gospel stories, including the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. Early Christians marked the site of this with a church, marking the place where Jesus uttered a blessing over the bread before the Multiplication, has become a well-loved symbol of this place and the miracle.  Also considered to be the Mount of Beatitudes. 
Visit to the Jordan River
Included Lunch in the area with a visit to an Olive Oil factory with tastings.
Return to hotel 
Included dinner at the Hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee
Holy Site, Jordan River

JORDAN RIVER

 

Sea of Galilee

SEA OF GALILEE

Mount of Beatitudes, on the Sea of Galilee

LOCATION CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOUNT OF BEATITUDES WITH SEA OF GALILEE IN BACKGROUND


Day 11: Port of Haifa

Port at Haifa, on the Mediterranean Sea

PORT OF HAIFA

Included Breakfast at leisure 
Depart for Northwestern Israel to the Port of Haifa
Along the way we visit Nazareth, where Jesus spent his boyhood years before beginning his ministry when he was about 30.  After moving from  his home to Capernaum, Jesus returned to teach in the synagogue of Nazareth twice more, but was rejected both times.  On one occasion the townspeople were so outraged at Jesus that they tried to throw him off a cliff to his death. 
Visit to the Church of Annunciation, a Byzantine church that was built over the place where it is believed that the angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to the virgin Mary. 
Included lunch and a visit to a local Kibbutz farm , A kibbutz is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture and communal living. 
Continue on to Haifa Port on the Mediterranean Sea and check into our hotel
Farwell Dinner at a specially selected location for our traditional Farewell Story Way of Dining 

 


Day 12: Departure Day

Breakfast at leisure

Check out and transfers to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Int'l airport for flight home.

### JOURNEY CONCLUDES ###


Our Hand Picked Hotels

Jaffa -Tel Aviv Hotels - 2 Nights



Eilat Hotels - 2 Nights



Mitzpe Ramon Hotels - 1 Night



Jerusalem Hotels - 3 Nights

Tiberius Hotels - 2 Nights

Galilee Hotels - 2 Nights

Story of Israel & Jordan Tour

What's Included

ALL Meals are Included:   Breakfasts / Lunch / Dinners

Welcome Receptions

Visas & Airline Tickets to Eilat ( Jordan )

Luxury 4 & 5 Star Hotels

Local English Speaking Tour Guides, accompanied by Israel Travel Representative

Portage Assistance

Story Exclusives:  Jeep Safari / Camel Rides /  Dead Sea Swim & Float / Winery & Olive Oil Experiences / Visit to Kibbutz / Shabbat Dining Experience

Gratuities: Story Land & Sea® provides gratuities for your Local City Tour Guides, Tour Drivers, Restaurant and Hotel Staff.

Customary gratuities for your Tour Captain are not included and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis. Recommended tipping guide for Tour Captain: $12 to $15 per person per day. You may pre-pay your Tour Captain gratuities at $15 per person per day.

Room Steward and Wait Staff (while dining on your own): at your discretion (not included in tour package).

All hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes included

Sightseeing per itinerary with professionally driven, air-conditioned luxury motor-mini coach

Story Cares: Emergency line support during your tour. In addition to your Tour Captain, we have our Israel / Jordan Tour Representative along that are in continual contact with governmental security.

IMMERSION SIGHTSEEING: World-class sightseeing 'Immersion: our  approach to exploring the local scene while integrating lasting experiences that reflect culture and leave the traveler changed for good.  Due to the nature of this very special and unique tour, the local guides will explore the various spiritual significance of various sites/ towns / areas as they reflect on the Biblical history from both a Christian & Jewish heritage and significance.   

Baggage:   One (1) piece of luggage up to 45 pounds is included. One (1) carry-on bag is included and must fit on your lap (no roller carry-ons).

NOTE: There is one flight on a regional airline that has a weight restriction of 45 pounds without extra charge. Be advised that this is 5 pounds less than what you are allowed to bring from the USA on your international flight, so plan accordingly for this.  

 

2018 ISRAEL & JORDAN TOUR

Pricing is per person and in US dollars. Includes all meals onboard, taxes and fees, special Story Land & Sea® excursions throughout the itinerary, and traditional Story receptions.

Story Land & Sea®'s Tour includes: 
• Daily full, hot American Breakfast
• Story Way®  Dining Experiences
• Story Land & Sea® Exclusives per itinerary
• Traditional Story Welcome Reception
• Farewell Reception 

In US Dollars

Published Date Price Per Person
2018 Tour Now Booking: November 2, 2018 (Commences Nov 3 in Israel)
This tour will feature a minimum of 12 to 20 Story guests maximum. Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least twelve (12) Story guests. Story will announce on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the decision to operate this tour.
$8,379
New 2019 Tour Now Booking: October 25, 2019 (Commences Oct 26 in Israel)
This tour will feature a minimum of 12 to 20 Story guests maximum. Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least twelve (12) Story guests. Story will announce on Thursday, January 31, 2019, the decision to operate this tour.
$8,379

Call 1(877) 865-6711 or email us today!

Solo supplement is $1740. Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least twelve (12) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing: 1 (877) 865-6711. This tour will feature a minimum of 12 to 20 Story guests maximum. Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least twelve (12) Story guests. Story will announce on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the decision to operate this tour.



2018 ISRAEL & JORDAN TOUR

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