Visit Jerusalem and Petra on a 2-day tour that includes an overnight stay in Aqaba. Stop at the Dead Sea for a swim and see the important cultural and religious sites of Jerusalem. Spend the next day in Petra, and enjoy a guided tour of the site.
What to Expect
Spend 2 days getting to know Jerusalem and its religious and cultural heritage, and exploring the archeological site of ancient Petra.
Reminders of Jerusalem’s 3 faiths are never far away. The city is home to 1,200 synagogues, over 150 churches that represent 17 denominations, and more than 70 mosques.
The ancient city of Petra was built on the ancient trade route linking Arabia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean Sea. As a center for trade, it became a wealthy and powerful place, bustling with life, with ornate houses, lush gardens, and markets filled with exotic goods from India, Arabia, and Egypt.
On the first day of the tour you’ll visit the major sites in Jerusalem and have a chance to swim or float in the salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea.
When you arrive in Jerusalem you’ll take in the panoramic views from the Mount of Olives before visiting the holy sites of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. See the Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Arab market, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Drive through the New City to the Dead Sea, and spend the night in Aqaba.
After breakfast you'll drive to Petra for a half-day guided tour. See the Byzantine church, the Great Temple, the rock-carved Nabataean Temple, the Siq, and the Treasury.
Enjoy lunch in Petra before driving back to the Israel border. Transfer from the Israel border to the Egypt border and on to Dahab.
- All transfers
- English-speaking guide for 3 hours in Petra and Jerusalem
- Entrance fees in Petra
- Visa for Israel
- Re-entry visa for Egypt
- Overnight in Aqaba (3-star hotel with 1 bed and private bath)
Know Before You Go
• This tour includes visits to several religious areas and it is therefore necessary for visitors to wear clothing that covers their knees and shoulders. This applies to both men and women.
• During the winter months (November-April), warm clothing will be necessary.
• Passports are required.
• Please bring swimwear and towels.