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Welcome to Israel – arrive Tel Aviv

Tauck's Jordan and Israel travel days begin at 6:30 PM at the InterContinental David Tel Aviv. A transfer is included from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport to the InterContinental David Tel Aviv, set on a beachfront promenade,...


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Ancient Jaffa and contemporary Tel Aviv

On your first full day in Israel travel excursions around Tel Aviv reveal some of the striking contrasts that define the country. Our guide will give you a little Hebrew lesson with handy words to know during our welcome briefing before you set off...


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In northern Israel travel to Caesarea and Haifa

Over a period of just 12 years, Herod transformed Caesarea into a grand city and major seaport – and dedicated it to Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus, who had returned it to Herod after wresting it away from Cleopatra. During a walking tour, view...


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From coastal Israel travel to the Sea of Galilee

A day excursion from Haifa – from the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel travel inland to the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus gathered his first disciples among the fishermen. At Yigal Alon Museum, you’ll discover an archaeological treasure...


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Akko, a place ruled by many

Today in Israel travel to one of the oldest continuously inhabited cites in the world, Akko, dating back to the era of the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose. Begin your visit to this richly historical city with a visit to the Jezzar Pasha Mosque, an excellent...


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Jerusalem, city of diverse cultures

For three of the world’s great religions, Judaism, Islam and Christianity, Jerusalem is indeed a city of great significance. A walking tour led by an expert local guide and your Tauck Director begins in the Jewish Quarter of the city and the...


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A day in Jerusalem ends with pizzazz

This morning, return to the Old City for a visit to Temple Mount where the revered 7th-century Islamic shrine, the Dome of the Rock, is built atop Temple Mount – its golden dome shelters the rock from which the Prophet Mohammed ascended to Heaven....


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Bethlehem and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Following breakfast, you have a choice of spending additional time in Jerusalem or joining us for a guided sightseeing excursion. Go through the security barriers to the West Bank for a visit to Bethlehem. Take a walking tour of the Church of the Nativity,...


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Masada and on to Jordan

Depart Jerusalem for the cliff-top fortress at Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by King Herod between 37 and 31 BC and the mighty stronghold of the Jewish Zealots who fled Jerusalem rather than submit to Roman rule during the First Jewish-Roman...


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Jerash or a leisurely resort day

Today is a day of personal choice. You may be ready to just kick back and relax today, enjoying your Pool View room and the amenities of your spa resort on the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the "Great Salt Lake" of the Middle East, and true to its name,...


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On the road... to Petra

Today, your Jordan and Israel travel adventure takes you from the Dead Sea to Petra along the King’s Highway, the oldest continuously used trading route in the world. Traveling south through ancient biblical lands, you'll stop first at Mount...


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The Pink City of Petra and a Bedouin dinner

The 2,000-year-old city of Petra, which the ancient Nabataeans carved out of colorful sandstone cliffs, was named one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World" – it is quite truly amazing. Almost forgotten for over a thousand years, Petra is one...


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Jordan's capital, Amman

Drive along the winding 5,000-year-old King's Highway, through golden canyons and ancient villages, to Amman; this is one of the oldest continuously used roads in the world. Tauck’s Jordan and Israel travel experience ends in Amman. Guests with...


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Journey home for those not departing on Day 13

Tauck's Jordan and Israel travel ends: Amman. A transfer is included from Amman Rotana to Queen Alia International Airport. You should allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in.


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