Israel Jordan

Gay Group Trip: Israel and Jordan Culture And Heritage

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Group Trip

Israel is the spiritual and cultural capital of the three great monotheistic religions. It was taken over by the major empires: Roman, Ottoman and British. It drew the Crusaders from Europe. So much of the history of the last two thousand years passed through this tiny country. It’s one of the great bucket list destinations. If you’ve always wanted to discover it’s cultural and historical legacy, then this is the trip for you.

You’ll be travelling in style, visiting all the major sites, staying in top hotels and eating in top restaurants. You’ll also visit the red sands of Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan. This is a great way to expand your cultural horizons, meet new people and see some of the most iconic places in history.

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  • 8th June 2019 Saturday
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Group Trip Breakdown

Tel Aviv

Day 1: Tel Aviv

You’ll be transferred from the airport to our 5-star hotel. We’ll have a welcome dinner in the evening and discuss the adventures we have planned.

Meals included: Welcome dinner

Jerusalem Cityscape

Day 2: Jerusalem

Today we’ll transfer to Jerusalem. From the Mt. of Olives we’ll be greeted with panoramic views. Jerusalem is arguably packed with more sites of historical significance than any other city. At the Western Wall, we’ll see the only remains of the second temple. It was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E.

We’ll visit the Dome of the Rock, the third most sacred site in Islam. Today we’ll also visit the supposed Tomb of King David, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. That’s a lot of history! After lunch in the Old Town, we’ll head to the market where you can try your hand at haggling. Dinner on your own – there are so many great restaurants to explore in Jerusalem.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.

Western Wall Jerusalem

Day 3: New Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Today we’ll be exploring the new city of Jerusalem. We’ll visit the Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, walk the Avenue of the Righteous (if you’re righteous enough) and visit the Knesset (parliament). We’ll then head to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity, built – supposedly – in the place where Jesus was born. Lunch in Bethlehem.

Later, we’ll visit the Israel Museum, one of the most fascinating museums in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.

Western Wall

Day 4: Jerusalem, Masada & The Negev Desert

After breakfast, we’ll be heading to the lowest point on earth via the Judean desert: Masada. We’ll ascend by cable car to the last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. We’ll visit the ancient synagogue and the remains of Herod’s Palace. Lunch at Masada. We’ll be staying in a stunning hotel in the desert and experiencing some famous Bedouin hospitality.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Petra Jordan

Day 5: The Negev Desert, Wadi Rum and Petra

Today we’ll be heading to the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan. The red sands make it look like the surface of Mars. It may be familiar, as Lawrence Of Arabia was filmed here. We’ll have lunch with a local family and then drive a 4×4 jeep into the valley. Our hotel is in Petra.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Petra Jordan

Day 6: Petra

The rose-red city of Petra is yours to explore. You can walk or ride a horse along the narrow Siq (passage). Petra was built from the mountain range in the 3rd century BCE by the Nabateans. It was then lost to the world for a millennium, only to be rediscovered in 1812.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Kerak Castle

Day 7: Petra, Kerak Castle and Dead Sea

On our way to the Dead Sea, we’ll visit Kerak Castle, a stronghold built by the Crusaders in 1140. Saladin besieged the castle in 1184. Lunch on your own. We’ll then check into our hotel by the Dead Sea.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Madaba

Day 8: Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt.Nebo and Amman

It’s time to float weightlessly in the Dead Sea. Its hypersaline waters are cleansing and they allow you to float with ease. We’ll then check out of our hotel and visit St. George Church in Madaba. Our last stop is Mt Neo where Moses apparently saw the Promised Land. We’ll have a farewell dinner at our hotel in Amman.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Madaba

Day 9: Departure

Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore Old City Jerusalem
  • Dome of the Rock
  • Bethlehem
  • Tel Aviv
  • Jordan
  • Swim in the Dead Sea
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum

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