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Story Land & Sea®

Story's Israel & Jordan Tour

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

2019 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

Today, you will depart the home airport on your Transatlantic flight bound for Tel Aviv, Israel. Your flight is not included but you can request a best-rate fare from our Air Service.

More of the StoryArrive Early to Tel Aviv. Many Story guests prefer to arrive a day early to recover from their flight, and often extend at the end of their trip as well. Story provides a special pre-tour or post-tour overnight hotel service and can make your reservation for you. 
Inquire here or call today 1 (877) 865-6711. 

Note: Day 1 is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel. Your small group tour commences on itinerary Day 2 upon arrival into Tel Aviv.


Day 2: Welcome to Israel!

Upon arrival into Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl Airport, you will clear customs and meet our representative for your included transfer to the hotel. Check in, freshen up and then meet the Tour Captain for our Story Exclusive® reception.

Day 3: Tel Aviv

Enjoy daily breakfast included.

Today we meet our local expert guide and make our way to the Promenade and Old Jaffa Port for our sightseeing tour. The Old Jaffa is one of the oldest fishing ports in the world.

 

Story Exclusive®
We enjoy a Story original as we cruise the Mediterranean at end of day and enjoy local wines and tapas. We return to our hotel for the evening at leisure.

 

All dinners are included in this Story adventure: Tonight we enjoy dinner at The Kitchen Market .


Accommodation: Tel Aviv

Jaffa & Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Jaffa & Tel AvivOLD TOWN JAFFA with TEL AVIV in background


Day 4: Eilat

This morning we will transfer to the airport for the flight to Eilat on the Red Sea. Upn arrival we will make our way to our resort on the Red Sea. Check-in, freshen up and enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure.

Later meet the Tour Captain for included dinner.


Day 5: Eilat

Port at Eilat, on the Red SeaPORT AT EILAT ON THE RED SEA


 

This morning we will make our way with an early departure bound for the Ancient City of Petra Jordan. Breakfast Boxes will be provided.

 

After crossing the border we have about a two-hour drive to the wonderful site of Petra via Aqaba. Nearing Petra we will enjoy a view overlooking the Valley of Moses and off in the distance view a shrine marking the grave of Aaron, Moses’ brother.

 

We make our way to the Petra Visitors Center and will walk thru the famous Siq Canyon with the natural stone dam that protected Petra from floods and invaders.


Lunch Included
Enjoy lunch and then we return back to Eilat across the border.

 

Enjoy an included dinner tonight.

Ancient Petra, Jordan

ANCIENT PETRA


Day 6: Mitzpe Ramon

Enjoy breakfast and then we check out bound for a visit to a Bedouin Camp via camel ride.

 

Enjoy a visit and lunch in the desert at Kornmehl Farm in the desert wilderness. Later we will arrive our Hotel and Spa overlooking the desert we have to relax before our Jeep Safari.

 

A special dinner tonight with Story Welcome Reception and included Chef hosted dinner.

Mitze Ramon Resort View

RESORT AT MITZPE RAMON


Day 7: Dea Sea to Jerusalem

Dead Sea & Salt Deposits

DEAD SEA

The Dead Sea features a variety of unusual perspectives and experiences. May we recommend enjoying meditation, prayer and/or a Yoga class before breakfast?

 

This morning we will meet and depart for The Dead Sea — the lowest spot on earth. Upon arrival to a delightful Dead Sea resort we will enjoy a chance to float in the Dead Sea where it is impossible to sink because of the water's extremely high salt content.  Changing rooms / towels provided at the resort.

 

After enjoying an included lunch we depart for the famous Qumran National Park and Museum.  This is where the ancient papyrus Dead Sea Scrolls were only recently discovered that validated the authenticity of the Holy Bible.

Later that afternoon we depart for Jerusalem. Upon arriving Jerusalem we check into our hotel with time to freshen up and meet for our included Chef created dinner.

 

Following dinner we make our way to the Sound & Light show at the Tower Of David.

 

Enjoy included dining tonight.

 

Ancient Fortress of Masada

CAVE IN QUMRAN WHERE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE FOUND

 


Day 8: Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

JERUSALEM SKYLINE

We are bound for the Old Walled City of ancient Jerusalem where we will enjoy a day of touring. We will be in Jerusalem for two days and will visit many of the ancient and important spiritual sites like The Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter, Armenian Quarter, Temple Mound, Via Dolorosa (the steps of Christ), Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and enjoy tours of the famous underground tunnels and caves of the Old City.

Story Exclusive®
Enjoy our r
ooftop lunch experience in the Old City.

We will return to our nearby hotel and time to freshen up for our included dinner in the famous Machneyehuda Market with a special chef experience.

 

Mount of Olives

MOUNT OF OLIVES, JERUSALEM


Day 9: Jerusalem

After a leisurely breakfast, we return to the Old Walled City to visit the many sites that were not seen the day before at our own pace.

 

In the afternoon we board our luxury coach for a visit to the town of Bethlehem, and the church of The Nativity, then back to the city early afternoon for High Tea at the world famous King David Hotel.

 

We will have time to relax a while before heading to one of the highlights of our time in Jerusalem for a traditional Shabbat Dinner and Experience at a Jewish families home. These traditions that have been enjoyed for thousands of years.

 

Bethlehem Church of the Nativity, Israel

BETHLEHEM BASILICA OF NATIVITY


Day 10: Tiberius on Sea of Galilee

After another breakfast at leisure, we depart for Caesarea by the Sea with an included seafood lunch at the Port of Caesarea (Yes, named after Caesar from Rome)

 

After lunch, we drive over to the Sea of Galilee and check into our hotel resort. We will enjoy our own private boat ride in a traditional boat on the Sea of Galilee.  The boats are reproductions of those used by the Apostle Peter and the fishermen of the day, and is most likely the same type of boat as when Jesus called to Peter to get out of the boat and walk to him on the water.

 

We will visit a winery, with tastings from the new emerging wine regions of Israel, with our chef inspired included dinner.

Port at Cesarea, on the Mediterranean Sea

CAESAREA, ANCIENT ROMAN PORT

 


Day 11: Tiberius on Sea of Galilee

Ruins at Capernaum

ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE RUINS IN CAPERNAUM

This morning we will enjoy breakfast at leisure, and later today we will visit the old regions of Tabeha & Capernum ..the famous regions of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes. We will visit the famous Jordan River as well.

 

We will have lunch in the region, and then visit an Olive Oil factory with tastings.

 

Later, we return to the hotel for a lovely Included Dinner on the Sea.


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 12: Nazareth & Haifa on Mediterranean

Port at Haifa, on the Mediterranean Sea

PORT OF HAIFA

After another leisurely breakfast, we depart the hotel and head back to the coasta region.

 

Along the way, we visit Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. We will make a visit to the Church of Annunciation, and then enjoy a walking tour that includes a visit to the local Market with coffee at an authentic Coffee House.

 

Lunch is included at the market region, and then we visit a local Kibbutz farm, where we taste their famous special goat milk ice cream.

 

Then we drive on to the coastal town of Haifa, where we check into our hotel for the night.

 

We gather together for our Farwell Dinner tonight with a special restaurant chef experience.

 


Day 13: Homeward Bound

Breakfast at leisure

 

Transfers arranged for return to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.

 

### 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.  

 

Airfare is not included but it can be quoted here. Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of your small group Italy tour origination. If you are delayed for any reason, your vacation may be at risk even if Story Land & Sea® made your airfare arrangements. Airfare is a completely separate booking from your land tour vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.

Travel Protection is not included. Story Land and Sea® recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. A Protection Plan can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For more information on available plans or to enroll, go to travelexinsurance.com or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9297 and reference location number 06-0051.

2019 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
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 February 16, 2018, 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.



2018 ISRAEL & JORDAN TOUR

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