DISCOVER UNESCO SITES & ANCIENT CULTURES OF OUR SPIRITUAL ROOTS
Experience a dramatic world beyond one’s imagination into the ancient lands of human history, iconic legends and spiritual roots, infused with rich cultural beauty. Discover the glory of Egypt, Jordan and Israel on this impactful immersive journey into the beginnings of our faith to gain an appreciation for Christianity, Judaism and Muslim-Islamic beliefs. Delve into the past and present of these three magnificent destinations, uncovering their most treasured jewels from legendary sites to cherished Arabic culinary techniques and traditional handmade crafts designed by local women in a non-profit community. Marvel at the famous Pyramids of Giza and the stoic Sphinx with a marvelous finale in Egypt; gain a glimpse into the relics and treasures from King Tutankhamun’s tomb; and wander along the colorful rows of the Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Gain access to the new Grand Egyptian Museum and/or visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Venture to Amman, Jordan and experience an extraordinary journey into the “Rose Red City” of Petra with a local historian; soak in the natural healing mineral sales of the Dead Sea; reflect at Bethany Beyond the Jordan (the site of Christ’s baptism); and traverse the desert on a 4×4 excursion to see the ethereal moon-like landscape of Wadi Rum. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims for an in-depth tour of Jerusalem, and visit the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa and the vibrant exterior of The Dome of the Rock. Engage in a poignant discussion with Holocaust survivors at the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre; walk through the vibrant stalls of the Jaffa Flea Market in Tel Aviv; and enjoy a special traditional dinner hosted by a Jewish family in their home. Join us to embrace the eons of renowned history and iconic wonders, along with mouthwatering bites of savory cuisine and immersive cultural experiences, all surrounded by memorable vistas that will be encountered in this glorious adventure provided by these three ancient cultures!
This is a private THIRDHOME small-group tour with a maximum occupancy of 24. Our group size is kept small, allowing this Adventure to be a more engaging and rewarding experience for participants. On this active, immersive journey, travelers will connect with the culture of the extraordinary destinations of Egypt, Jordan and Israel in an authentic and more intimate way.
Who Can Participate
Exchange Club & Adventure Club Members, along with their family & friends ● Age requirement 12+
To experience this unique destination, you will need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and various time-period lengths of standing (between 1-2 hrs). In addition, visiting the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops in Giza requires agility as you will have to climb up steep, narrow steps (approximately 1-1 1⁄2 feet tall) on the side of the Pyramid without the help of handrails; and access into the inner chamber will require to crouch and at times crawl up the narrow shaft (this activity is not recommended for guests who have claustrophobia). The desert destinations that will be visited on our Adventure will experience temperatures that may exceed over 100o F (37o C) with high levels of humidity during the days, however cooler evening temperatures are enjoyed. While touring in Jerusalem, guests will need to walk over cobblestones and up/down steep roads for an extended amount of time and navigate hills and uneven ground, and be adaptable to changes in elevation. You can expect some longer guided days, balanced with ample free time to relax or set out on your own to explore each city. Some of the touring days have pre-planned select included group activities in addition to occasional meals together as a group. Guests should bring adequate sun protection, appropriate layers and sturdy walking shoes adequate for walking and climbing on uneven surfaces.
ISRAEL, JORDAN & EGYPT HIGHLIGHTS
- Discover the ancient glory and mysticism of three iconic lands – Egypt, Jordan & Israel
- Marvel at the seventh Ancient Wonders of the World – the Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx
- Encounter the beauty of the tombs of King Tut during a guided tour of the Valley of the Kings
- Gain a glimpse into the lifestyle of a pharaoh in the new Grand Egyptian Museum
- Wander the fabulous rows of local vendors at the Khan el Khalili Bazaar
- Meander through the historic Rose Red City of Petra with a local historian guide
- Journey through the “Valley of the Moon” to Wadi Rum to see this extraordinary landscape
- Reflect at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the historic religious site of Christ’s baptism
- Soak in the healing waters of The Dead Sea for a therapeutic experience
- Enjoy learning traditional Arabic culinary techniques during an authentic cooking class
- Visit a local bookstore for an engaging reading of Arabic poetry with a philanthropic entrepreneur
- Engage with local non-profit artisan community of women to view their handmade crafts
- Marvel at the Via Dolorosa and the Dome of the Rock in Israel; walk the Western Wall
- Stroll the bustling waterfront city of Tel Aviv and take in all its sights and urban culture
- Partake in an authentic Jewish meal hosted and prepared by a local family in their home
- Hear the impactful personal stories of Holocaust survivors at Yad Vashem
- Choose to Add-On an optional Premium Experiences – Enjoy a sensory-immersive full-day explorations into legendary places. Details can be found in the Itinerary expanded version and in the Adventure Optional Premium Experience section.
ADVENTURE ROUTE MAP
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THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2023
ARRIVAL INTO CAIRO
Our Cultural Crossroads Adventure begins today with international flight arrivals into Cairo per your preferred carrier. Upon arrival at the Cairo Airport, Collette Tours will meet and greet all participants, and ground transfer to the group hotel. Remainder of the day free to relax and explore the city on your own if you wish. Overnight at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel. (Meals on your own this day)
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2023
CAIRO HISTORY & CULTURE EXCURSION
Awaken this morning, enjoy breakfast and experience an insightful day with our guide as we discover highlights of Cairo. We will begin with the remarkable collections at the Grand Egyptian Museum, and marvel at the statues, reliefs, sarcophagi, and treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun. We will later stroll along el-Moez Street, admiring the elegant UNESCO Islamic architecture of Historic Cairo. Enjoy some free time to shop in the world-famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar and peruse the colorful market stalls filled with trinkets, hand-painted crafts, intricate jewelry, woven textiles and more. This evening, gather with our fellow travelers to gain a taste of local cuisine at a special group Welcome Dinner. Overnight at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel. (Breakfast and dinner included)
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2023
PYRAMIDS OF GIZA EXPLORATION
This morning after breakfast, we will depart the hotel for the UNESCO site of nearby Giza. We will embark with our guide on an in-depth visit to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World. Marvel at the iconic Great Sphinx, one of the world’s oldest and largest monuments and enjoy some free time to explore these ancient temples on your own. We will return to Cairo, and the remainder of the late afternoon and evening is free to further explore the city on your own or relax. Overnight at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel. (Breakfast included)
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2023
TRAVEL TO AMMAN & THE DEAD SEA
Following breakfast, we will depart our hotel and wave Cairo good-bye! Internal flight onward to our next destination – Amman, the innovative capital of Jordan. Arrival flights will be met and our group will be greeted at the airport by our local guide team. Private transportation arrangements have been provided for our journey to the legendary Dead Sea, whose salty shores draw inquisitive nomads, health gurus, and those seeking an exotic locale with well-being indulgence. Check-into the tranquil Dead Sea Marriott Resort and begin to settle into this surreal and peaceful environment where we will be for two nights. Experience unparalleled comfort within this property that is nestled on the shores of the iconic Dead Sea, a short distance from attractions including Mount Nebo, The Baptism Site, Mujib Reserve and more. Gracefully designed with spacious rooms and marble en-suite baths, it showcases beautiful sea vistas from most all its angles. With several on-site restaurants, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, including a signature spa that features a divine Dead Sea salt pool, guests can unwind and rejuvenate in its elegant spaces. Dinner on your own this evening. Overnight at the Dead Sea Marriott Resort.
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2023
DEAD SEA & MADABA DAY EXCURSION
Enjoy breakfast this morning and get ready for a memorable day! We will depart the hotel for an excursion to Madaba, en route admiring sprawling vistas from Mount Nebo, where Moses shared hisvision of the elusive Promised Land. In Madaba, we will visit St. George’sChurch, whose Byzantine mosaics illustrate a glimpse into ancient history. Afterwards we will connect with an inspiring entrepreneur at his progressive bookstore, followed by a wonderful locally prepared lunch by locals. In the afternoon it’s “YOUR CHOICE” – choose from one of these included outings to finish your exciting day: (1) Reflect at Bethany Beyond the Jordan (UNESCO), the site of Jesus Christ’s baptism -OR- (2) Enjoy time on your own to float in the DeadSea’s ethereal waters with the afternoon at your leisure. As the sun sets on the turquoise tides, we will gather for a wonderful group dinner with fellow travelers. Overnight at the Dead Sea Marriott Resort. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2023
DEPART DEAD SEA – JOURNEY TO PETRA
After breakfast we will depart the Dead Sea for our next breathtaking experience – our journey to the Petra. We will have an impactful cultural moment at Bani Hamida, a women’s rug weaving cooperative, where you’ll participate in a hands-on lesson before a wonderfully prepared local lunch. Afterwards, we will continue onward to Petra to enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra carved from the majestic red sandstone rock cliffs over a thousand years ago. This evening, roll up your sleeves and try your hand at culinary techniques during an authentic Arabic cooking class, as you discover the ingredients that create the uniquely infused blend of flavors. We gather around for a delightful group meal enjoying our crafted dinner that was prepared. Overnight at the Petra Marriott Hotel – embracing traditional hospitality and overlooking Jordan’s timeless wonder of Petra, its views and location exceeds all expectations. The hotel is a haven for comfort and luxury, with spacious rooms offering spectacular views of the valley, and offering several culinary choices with a variety of cuisine. For relaxation, guests can swim in the outdoor pool and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Petra Mountains or rejuvenate with a Turkish bath, sauna or massage during your stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2023
Prepare for an early morning once-in-a-lifetime exploration! After breakfast we will depart the hotel to beat the crowds and the heat of the sun with an early-morning tour of the UNESCO site of Petra and its archaeological remains. With its towering bluffs overhead, delve into this ancient crossroad with a local guide learning its history, its wisdom and tales. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover this “lost city” on your own. Overnight at the Petra Marriott Hotel. (Breakfast included)
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023
WADI RUM, NEGEV DESERT TO EILAT
Enjoy breakfast this morning before we depart for on a fun 4×4 exploration. Launch into a land of quiet stillness and open dunes as we make our way to Wadi Rum. Featuring dramatic sandstone mountains and the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin, along with natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge, you will feel you have been immersed into another planet. View some of the many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings that line the rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon. Also if time permits we will visit the natural watering hole of Lawrence’s Spring is named after British soldier Lawrence of Arabia, who allegedly washed here. We will enjoy lunch before returning back through the desert to the hotel, where we will grab our bags and get ready for the second part of our adventurous day. Enjoy a scenic drive along the original historic Spice Route through the Negev Desert. We will cross the border into Israel. Please note that border crossing between Jordan and Israel will take place on foot. Enjoy a group lunch at a wonderful local restaurant before proceeding with our border crossing. You will be dropped off by your Tour Manager at the Jordanian border, proceed through customs patrol and baggage security, and pay the Jordan departure tax in local currency (Jordanian Dinar), which is approximately $18-$20 USD per person, subject to change per local governing authorities. You will then be met and greeted on the other side at the Israeli border where you will meet the Tour Manager for the Israel portion of your tour. Due to local laws, your Tour Manager cannot assist with border crossing and all guests are responsible for handling their own luggage. Total walking distance is approximately 750 feet (200 meters). A short transfer by vehicle will transport us to the group hotel located in charming seaside marina city of Eilat, which will be our home for the next two nights. Overnight at the Dan Panorama Eilat Hotel. This evening is free to relax and explore or dine as you wish. (Breakfast and lunch included)
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023
EILAT MARINA & BEACH TIME, ISRAEL
Day at leisure to enjoy soaking in the serene atmosphere as you wish with an included choice of local experience – spend the morning at the Coral Beach Nature Reserve, snorkeling in the crystalline waters of the Red Sea (OR) relax aboard a glass bottom boat cruise of the Gulf of Aqaba in search for marine life. With a free afternoon, perhaps you’ll go on an optional excursion to the Eilat Mountains, where you’ll be able to take in the sun as it sets over four countries: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel and Egypt. Gather around a bonfire
and gaze over the Sinai, the area where Moses led the Jews during their Exodus from Egypt and back to the
Promised Land. Overnight at the Dan Panorama Eilat Hotel. (Breakfast and dinner included)
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2023
DEPART EILAT TO MASADA & JERUSALEM
This morning after breakfast we depart Eilat for our journey onward to discover why the locals have so much pride in their ability to grow food in this harsh climate at Desert Agriculture Research Center in the Arava Valley, where you’ll learn about drip irrigation and other innovative techniques that allow crops to flourish in the desert. We will continue to the desert fortress of Masada (UNESCO), perched upon a cliff next to
the Dead Sea. This ancient stone fortress is perched upon a tall rocky mesa next to the Dead Sea. With a guide, we will explore Herod’s Palaces and the Roman Camp. Descend the ancient walls by cable car before continuing onward with our journey to Jerusalem. Arrive at our group hotel for check-in. Remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure, with lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight at Atlas Arthur Hotel Jerusalem – this delightful property resides on the renowned Dorot Rishonim Street, in the newly revived Ben Yehudi district. With an ideal location, guests can intimately discover the enchantment and historical beauty of Jerusalem. Named after Lord Balfour, the hotel’s colonial theme and cultural ambiance, including its vintage photographs adorning the walls, offers an authentic nostalgia, while its rooms are meticulously designed to capture the charm of a bygone era. (Breakfast included)
SUNDAY, MARCH 12 & MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023
MAR 12 – MOUNT OF OLIVES & THE OLD CITY: After breakfast this morning, get ready to explore Jerusalem on foot with a local guide and embark on a comprehensive tour discovering multiple religions that have coexisted here for centuries. We will begin our exploration of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, to marvel at the panoramic view of the Holy City below, including the shining Dome of the Rock. Get ready to see Jerusalem on foot and embark on a comprehensive tour of the old city, covering multiple religions that have coexisted here for centuries. Pause at the Western (Wailing) Wall, follow the Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa, and walk in some of the Earth’s most historic footsteps where others have walked. With the remainder of your day at leisure, delve into Jerusalem’s Shuk (the Bazaars of the Old City), with
each narrow street dedicated to different trades passed down through generations. As you explore, breathe in the smell of freshly baked bread, roasting sesame seeds, and savory spices. This evening perhaps explore the Holy City and experience one of the many wonderful local restaurants on your own. Overnight at Atlas Arthur Hotel. (Breakfast included)
MAR 13 – JERUSALEM’S HALOCAUST: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast. This morning depart for a solemn yet moving day to reflect on the sorrows of the past at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, followed by a poignant discussion with a Holocaust survivor. The remainder of your day is free to explore or relax as you wish (OR) perhaps take in an Optional Premium Experience thru the Judean Hills to Bethlehem. This evening as a group we will experience Jerusalem & The Tower of David Night Tour (3-Hour Duration) – Discover the treasures of Jerusalem at night on our group outing in a mini-coach. We will discover this extraordinary beacon of three faiths, while enjoying stunning views of the Old City walls, Temple Mount and Mount Zion. On foot, we will walk through the Jaffa gate to the UNESCO Old City, which combines ancient beauty with timeless allure, and visit the Citadel (also known as the Tower of David). The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a “Night Spectacular” show which is a celebration of sight and sound. Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel’s courtyard and set to the sound of original music, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images celebrating Jerusalem’s spiritual and historical role across the centuries. Ground transportation is included for our group. Please Note: The sound and light show is an outdoor event and as such operates weather permitting. Due to strict reservation requirements, this option is non-refundable unless cancelled due to weather conditions. Return to overnight at Atlas Arthur Hotel. (Breakfast included)
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023
SEA OF GALILEE & INTO SAFED
This morning after breakfast, we will depart Jerusalem for a journey onward. We will heat to Magdala, regarded to be the hometown of Mary Magdalene, and discover an ancient city of stone carvings and excavated temples. We will embark on a lovely sailing excursion on the Sea of Galilee, onboard a historic replica boat, before continuing on to the Mount of Beatitudes. Here we will marvel at the serene beauty of the overlook where Jesus gave his famous Sermon of the Mount. We will continue into Safed, where we will end our day in this beautiful little town of weather-worn alleyways and one of Judaism’ Four Holy Cities. We will enjoy a group dinner before retiring for the evening. Overnight at Ruth Safed Hotel (in Galilee) which is steeped in history and mysticism and located in the very heart of the Old City, which is the property site of an 800-year-old Khan (inn). The hotel features a unique mingling of old and new architecture in a remarkable structure with ancient stone rooms and beautiful arches.(Breakfast and dinner included)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2023
GALILEE – GOLAN HEIGHTS & SAFED
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning. Depart with your guide for an excursion to wander along rumbling waterfalls, quiet ponds, and temple ruins in the Caesarea Philippi National Park. We will travel pass apple orchards and green groves on our way to Majdal Shams, a town in Golan Heights. Here we will be immersed in an educational experience to learn about a variety of the local religions with community elders, with our first meeting being with a member of the distinct ethnic community of the Druze people, whose practices date back to the 11th century. We will gain a better understanding about this mysterious and secretive sect of Islam. We will continue onward into other exciting cultural and religious experiences, as we return to Safed for an enlightening walking tour led by an expert guide. On this informative walk we will learn about the Kabbalah’s mystical beliefs, providing yet another glimpse into another local culture and religion. We will continue onward and connect with one of the town’s Orthodox Jewish families, where we will be welcomed into their private home. Here we will engage with them alone with our guide, and enjoy a memorable home-hosted meal with an authentic Jewish dinner. Overnight at Ruth Safed Hotel. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023
NAZARETH & JOURNEY TO TEL AVIV
This morning after breakfast, we will depart Safed and the region of Galilee for our adventure continuation to Tel Aviv. We will travel onward to explore Nazareth, the childhood town of Jesus. More than just a historic and religious town, Nazareth’s culinary scene and growing businesses brought the city into the 21st century. After visiting the Basilica of the Annunciation, we will have an impactful experience with a visit to a non-profit community center where local women lead a lesson on traditional handmade arts and crafts. Afterwards we will discover the nearby open-air market before enjoying a family-hosted lunch in a historic house, featuring Arab-Israeli culinary favorites such as hummus, baba ghanoush, pastries, and more. We will continue into the bustling international waterfront city of Tel Aviv, where the remainder of the late afternoon and evening is at leisure to enjoy as you wish. Perhaps relax in an outdoor café, walk along the beach, or book a table at one of the most coveted restaurants and experience its dynamic nightlife. Overnight at the Atlas Artist Hotel – situated steps away from Bograshov beach, this unique hotel is fully dedicated to Israeli art, showcasing artwork from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, as well as site-specific pieces created exclusively by the most talented young local artists. True to its namesake, the hotel portrays the fusion of contemporary art and clean design with not only its art collection but also its balanced and bright minimalistic interiors. Its intimate setting offers guests delightful rooms with plush bedding and elevated amenities; in addition the rooftop garden is the perfect spot for relaxation and sun bathing. For guests’ enjoyment there is also a fully equipped fitness center and sauna; and the convenient location is just steps away from the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and nightclubs. (Breakfast and lunch included)
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023
TEL AVIV EXPLORATION
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning. Depart the hotel with our guide an explore through Tel Aviv’s historic section, Jaffa, passing by St. Peter’s Church, Wishing Bridge, Ramses Gate, and the unique Suspended Orange Tree. We will taste our way through one of Tel Aviv’s lively street markets on a nibbling-walking tour, as we connect with the locals and gaining a true insight to the culinary and cultural everyday life in this bustling Mediterranean city. This evening, we will gather as a group to toast to the end of our trip with a farewell reception. Enjoy dinner on your own or relax in your room for tomorrow’s departure. Overnight at the Atlas Artist Hotel. (Breakfast and lunch included)
SATURDAY, MAR 18, 2023
DEPART TEL AVIV – JOURNEY HOME
Depart the hotel this morning after breakfast for group ground transportation to the Tel Aviv International Airport. Although your epic adventure has come to close, we hope you will cherish the many fond memories of your time spent in these cultural crossroads, while having gained a new understanding of these mystical ancient lands. Please note – we recommend that your onward flight arrangements occur anytime after 11AM. (Breakfast included)
OPTIONAL PRE & POST NIGHTS
CAIRO & TEL AVIV
Would you like to extend the Adventure with an additional night on either end of the tour? Please inquire for pre and post nights accommodation needs for your flight arrival and departure times, as these have to be requested with advance notice. Please Inquire for extra nights in Cairo and Tel Aviv.
Enjoy 4 & 5-star boutique accommodations throughout the Adventure in the order of the itinerary nights, at the following properties:
- Sheraton Cairo (Cairo)
- Dead Sea Marriott Resort (Jordan)
- Petra Marriott Hotel (Jordan)
- Dan Panorama Eilat (Eilat)
- Atlas Arthur Hotel (Jerusalem)
- Ruth Safed-Zefat Boutique Hotel (Galilee)
- Atlas Artist Hotel (Tel Aviv)
- 16 nights accommodations in 4-5-star properties throughout group itinerary – 3 Nights Cairo, 2 Nights Dead Sea, 2 Nights Petra, 2 Nights Eilat, 3 Nights Jerusalem, 2 Nights Galilee, 2 Nights Tel Aviv
- Small-group deluxe bus transportation where applicable in each region of the itinerary, including other modes of unique transportation as noted per adventure itinerary
- Tour operator will arrange one internal domestic flight for this adventure (flight incurs additional cost)
- 26 Group Meals including 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches
- Insider expert Tour Manager & local guides
- All sightseeing experiences as noted per adventure itinerary
What’s not Included
- International Airfare – into Cairo for arrival / departure from Tel Aviv
- An internal group flight will be required from Cairo to Amman (MAR 20) – approx $550 pp
- Airport/Hotel Transfers – Arrival in Cairo / Departure from Tel Aviv – approx $140 pp
- Pre & Post Extra Nights accommodations – Cairo TBD per night / Tel Aviv TBD per night
- “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance is highly recommended (refer to pricing section above)
- Visas are required for each destination based on traveler’s nationality (SEE BELOW)
- Meals “on your own” when not provided in the scheduled group itinerary
- Optional activities, spa treatments and hotel incidentals are on your own
- Premium Experiences – excursions offered on our group adventure are optional and at additional cost
- Additional pre and post extensions and private tours in Cairo or Tel Aviv
VISA & PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS
- EGYPT – U.S. citizens can obtain a renewable single-entry 30-day tourist visa on arrival at Egyptian airports for approximately $30 USD per traveler or may apply and obtain e-visa online; U.S. citizens and the citizens select countries are eligible to apply through this dedicated Egyptian government visa portal.
- JORDAN – U.S citizens can obtain the Jordanian tourist single-entry visa upon arrival with validity of 30-days for approximately $55 USD per traveler.
- ISRAEL – For U.S. passport holders entering Israel via/from Jordan at Allenby/King Hussein Bridge, Israeli authorities issue visas on arrival. Border crossing between Jordan and Israel will take place on foot. You will be dropped off by your Tour Manager at the Jordanian border, proceed through customs patrol and baggage security as a group, and pay the Jordan departure tax in local currency, approximately 8 JDr (of $15 USD) per person, subject to change by local governing authorities. You will be picked up at the Israeli border side where you will meet our group’s Hosting Tour Manager for the Israel portion of your tour. Your Tour Manager cannot assist with border crossing and all guests are responsible for handling their own luggage. Total walking distance is approximately 750 feet (200 meters).
- PASSPORTS – All traveler passports MUST have validity of minimum 6 months or longer at the time travel occurs, otherwise the risk of denied travel could be experienced per airline carrier rules and country entry requirement mandates with Customs & Immigrations. We recommend that our members travel abroad with a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. Your photocopy should be packed separately from your actual passport. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact or entrusted family/friend.
OPTIONAL Premium Experiences
ADD-ON this Premium Experience in Giza
The Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops – Inner Chamber | $35 per person | Duration: 2 Hours – The opportunity to experience the depths of the Inner Chamber of the ancient Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops in Giza requires agility as you will have to climb up steep, narrow steps (approximately 1-1 1⁄2 feet tall) located on the side of the Pyramid without the help of handrails. Gaining access to the Inner Chamber will require to crouch and at times crawl up the narrow shaft with minimal help of handrails. This activity is not suitable for guests who have claustrophobia. During your free time at the Pyramids in Giza, you may wish to visit the inner chamber of the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops. Accessing the Great Pyramid requires agility as you will have to climb up steep, narrow steps (approximately 1-1 ½ feet tall) on the side of the Pyramid without the help of handrails. From there, you may access the inner chamber and will need to crouch and at times to crawl up the 300-foot (100-meter) narrow shaft with minimal help of handrails. This activity is not suitable for guests who have claustrophobia. Access to the interior of the Great Pyramid requires a separate ticket, for an additional cost of approximately $35 US Dollars. The ticket can only be purchased on site and your Tour Manager will assist you with this request. An expert guide will be with those who wish to experience this adventurous excursion. A minimum of 4 people is required for this excursion to operate.
ADD-ON this Premium Experience in Eilat
Sunset on The Red Sea | $95 per person | Duration: 4 Hours – Set off in all-terrain vehicles for an exploration of the Arava Desert surrounding Eilat. Experience the desert landscape as you drive off-road into Solomon Wadi (valley) and onto the viewpoint over the ancient Egyptian copper mines dated to the times of the biblical King Solomon. Immerse yourself in the silence and magic of the desert during a walk in one of the more absconded valleys before driving to the top of the Eilat Mountains. From this elevated position, enjoy the sunset and take in the spectacular view over the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula, traversed by Moses and the Jewish people during their 40-year wandering in the desert following Exodus from Egypt. Gather around a bonfire to share tea and freshly baked desert bread, while taking in expansive views over the 4 neighboring countries in the Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Ground transportation is included for our group. A minimum group of 6 people is required for this experience to operate.
ADD-ON this Premium Experience in Bethlehem
Afternoon in Bethlehem Excursion | $50 per person | Duration: 5 Hours – Venture to the Judean Hills and spend your afternoon in the city of Bethlehem. This historic city is known as the birthplace of Jesus. It is also regarded in Judaism as the hometown of King David, and where David was crowned as the King of Israel. We will explore the town on foot with an expert local guide, following in the footsteps of past elders. Visit the historic Church of the Nativity built upon the historic site where Jesus was born. The church was constructed in the 4th century, and its weathered stone facades allude to its age. Ground transportation is included for our group.
$5379 per person based on Double Occupancy
$6679 Single Occupancy
DEPOSIT REQUIRED to Confirm: $700 per person
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: JAN 7, 2023
Deposits are refundable if the Adventure is cancelled or postponed by Collette Tours. Adventure is non-refundable after final payments have been made. This Adventure requires 24 people to operate at the price quoted; if less participants join this adventure than an increase in cost would be required.
“Cancel for Any Reason” Travel Insurance: $399 per person
Adventure is fully non-refundable after final payment. THIRDHOME requires all participants to purchase travel insurance. Insurance is required to be purchased prior to final payment date. Collette Tours has partnered with TripMate Travel Insurance for this Adventure, offering a special group tour rate of $399 per person for coverage. Click here to learn more about what’s covered. Collette Tours reserves the right to modify or change itinerary accommodations and/or alter tour routing if conditions beyond their control require such alterations thereof due to unforeseen circumstances.
THIRDHOME strongly recommends that all travelers purchase travel insurance prior to participating in a THIRDHOME Adventure and that all such insurance be purchased when a tour deposit is made. THIRDHOME travelers can purchase travel insurance through (1) the THIRDHOME preferred provider Allianz Travel or (2) the traveler’s insurance provider of choice. THIRDHOME will require proof of such travel insurance protection when a tour deposit is made.
Any traveler that elects not to purchase travel insurance, by either of the above means, agrees to release THIRDHOME from liability for any loss of funds incurred due to the cancellation of a specific THIRDHOME Adventure as a result of, but not limited to, an act of God, a failure to purchase travel insurance, the cessation of business with respect to a tour operator/ground operator, the failure of a tour operator/ground operator to refund consumer deposits or payments within 120 days following the cancellation of a THIRDHOME Adventure or a material failure to complete performance of a THIRDHOME Adventure.
This Adventure is provided in partnership with Collette tours.