Land of the Prophets (Winter 2020 2021)

11/27/2020 through 04/05/2021
11/27/2020 through 05/02/2021
Insight Vacations

Land Of The Prophets – Winter 2020 2021
Get up close and personal with the beautiful cultures, iconic antiquities, and inspiring landscapes of Israel, Egypt and Jordan on this heritage journey.


Authentic Dining

  • Tel Aviv: Enjoy a Welcome Drink and mingle with your fellow travel companions to begin your journey.
  • Tiberias: Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
  • Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your travels with a lively Celebration Dinner.
  • Petra: Taste authentic Jordanian flavours as you experience a traditional desert dinner when you dine at the Ammarin Bedouin camp.
  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy tea with the Bedouins at sunset and taste authentic Jordanian cuisine dine under the stars for your Zarb dinner.
  • Amman: Toast to your adventures with your fellow travellers at a lively Celebration Dinner.
  • Luxor: Get to know your fellow travelers over a delightful Welcome Drink.
  • Cruising: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party, dressed in traditional Egyptian attire.
  • Aswan: Follow the footsteps of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy high tea in true colonial English-style at Aswan’s famous Old Cataract Hotel, as the sun begins to set.
  • Dining Summary: 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 25 Breakfast (B), 10 Dinner (D), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), 8 Lunch (L)

Insight Choice

  • Galilee: Choose between a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret or alternatively, meet one of the archaeologists who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.
  • Amman: Choose between joining a guided tour to discover the highlights of the city and learn about the history and culture or alternatively, explore Amman’s street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.

Insight Experiences

  • Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft. Visit the High Dam and Granite Quarries.
  • Luxor: Enjoy listening to stories of village life from local residents, when you visit a family home for a tasting of authentic Egyptian sun bread.
  • Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.
  • Cairo: With your Egyptologist, gaze upon Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Egyptian Musuem, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – all treasures of Tutankhamun.

Make Travel Matter

  • Amman: Visit the Iraq-Al Amir Women’s Cooperative supported by the TreadRight Foundation. Learn some skills behind traditional handicraft activities from the ladies of the cooperative and admire their work, which helps boost their financial livelihoods.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
  • Scenic Drives: Enjoy the scenery as you travel through mountainous, winding landscape on the King’s Way that connects some of Jordan’s most spectacular sights.
  • Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists’ quarter and see the famous clock tower and old harbour.
  • Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
  • Caesarea: With your Local Expert, explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
  • Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists’ quarter and see the famous clock tower and old harbour.
  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
  • Caesarea: With your Local Expert, explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
  • Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
  • Dead Sea: Alongside your Local Expert, ascend to the ancient fortress of Masada by cable car where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod’s armies, before sacrificing themselves.
  • Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Dead Sea: Be sure to take a dip in the famously mineral-rich waters where it’s easy to float.
  • Dead Sea: Alongside your Local Expert, ascend to the ancient fortress of Masada by cable car where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod’s armies, before sacrificing themselves.
  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a morning boat ride at the very place where Jesus is said to have walked on water.
  • Sea of Galilee: Your Local Expert will give a brief talk on the history and contemporary life on a Kibbutz.
  • Jerusalem: Visit the Garden of Gethsemene and see the Temple Mount, Room of the Last Supper, the Pool of Bethesda and Ecce Homo Arch.
  • Jerusalem: At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Jerusalem: Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
  • Jerash: Feel like you have stepped 2,000 years back in time as your Travel Director guides you through this marvellous ancient metropolis – now the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world!
  • Jerusalem: At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Mount Nebo: Take in the astounding view of Moses’ Promised Land, where the ruins are truly a site to behold.
  • Jerusalem: Accompanied by your Local Expert, walk the Stations of the Cross to the Church of …

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Tel Aviv
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Day 2 Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv
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Day 3 Caesarea to Galilee
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Day 4 Golan Heights
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Day 5 To the Dead Sea
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Day 6 Masada and the Holy City of Jerusalem
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Day 7 Exploring Jerusalem
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Day 8 Optional Bethlehem Experience
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Day 9 From Jerusalem to Amman
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Day 10 Exploring Amman and Jerash
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Day 11 Red city of Petra
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Day 12 Exploring the Lost City of Petra
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Day 13 Wadi Rum with the Bedouin
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Day 14 Amman
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Day 15 Amman to Cairo
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Day 16 Fly to Luxor, Cruise the Nile
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Day 17 Exploring Dendera and Edfu
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Day 18 Edfu to Aswan
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Day 19 Aswan’s High Dam & Temple of Isis
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Day 20 Feluccas and High Tea
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Day 21 Free time and on to Kom Ombo
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Day 22 Cruising the Nile to Luxor
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Day 23 Explore Luxor and fly to Cairo
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Day 24 Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza
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Day 25 Cairo sightseeing
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Day 26 Depart Cairo
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