A Tour of the Holy Land with Five-Star Hotels

Day One – Friday, 16 June – Arrival Day

Meals included: Dinner
Fly to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv
Check in available from 15:00
Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day Two – Saturday, 17 June – Free Day

Meals included: Breakfast
Free Day  – rest and enjoy Jerusalem.
Tour Orientation Meeting – meet your guides and JJ Travel tour operators to prepare for the tour. This meeting will be held sometime in the late afternoon. The time will be confirmed.
Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day Three – Sunday, 18 June – Jerusalem

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
Kokia House – the tour begins with an excellent overview of the Good Land by seeing the amazing film – “The All-inclusive Land” and learning about the seven species in Deuteronomy 8:8.
St. Peter in Gallicantu – a possible site of the house of the high priest, Caiaphas, where the Lord was questioned before crucifixion and where Peter denied the Lord three times.
Mt. of Olives – with panoramic views of Jerusalem, the Holy City, this mount is where the Lord ascended from and to where He will return.
Walk via “Palm Sunday Road”
Garden of Gethsemane  at the foot of the Mount of Olives, this is where Jesus prayed prior to His crucifixion. There will be time for personal prayer and reflection.
The Garden Tomb – a possible site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.

Evening meeting.
Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day Four – Monday, 19 June – Jerusalem and Kibbutz

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Yad Vashem – the Holocaust remembrance museum. A touching look into the events that shaped the modern nation of Israel.
Israel Museum – a visit to this outstanding museum with a model of 1st Century Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book Dead Sea scrolls exhibit.
Kibbutz Tzora – situated in the heartland of the stories of Samson (Judges 13), Kibbutz Tzora was one of the first communal farms established after 1948. You will receive a tour of the kibbutz with one of the founding members.
The Elah Valley the place where David slew Goliath in 1 Samuel 17.
Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day Five – Tuesday, 20 June – Dead Sea

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
Masada – a world famous archeological site set on a plateau, overlooking the Dead Sea, where Herod built his fortified palaces and where the Jewish zealots held out against the Romans.
Dead Sea – experience floating on the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, and enjoy the benefits of the mineral rich mud.
– explore the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls – the oldest known Bible manuscripts.
Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day Six – Wednesday, 21 June – Jerusalem

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Temple Mount – visit and explore the site where the Temple once stood.
Burnt House Museum in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, this archeological museum tells the story of the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
Temple Institute – see the preparations for the rebuilding of the temple.
Western Wall – this famous site is considered the holiest place in Judaism.
Western Wall Tunnels – go underground to walk on streets from the time of Jesus and learn about the history of Jerusalem and the building of the temple.
Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day Seven – Thursday, 22 June – Jaffa and Tel Aviv

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Ammunition Hill – a key site in the battle for Jerusalem in 1967. Hear the stories from those that fought there, and what it meant for them to regain Jerusalem.
Jaffa – walk through the narrow streets of the ancient port city of Jaffa including the house of Simon the Tanner.
Ben Gurion’s House
– the house of the founding father and first prime minister of the modern state of Israel, offers an insight into the life of this remarkable man.
Overnight: Setai Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day Eight – Friday, 23 June – Caesarea and the Galilee

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Free Time – enjoy the beaches and promenade.
Caesarea by the Sea – this ancient port city was the location of the house of Cornelius (Acts 10). Paul was imprisoned in Caesarea (Acts 23), and it was here he declared he was not disobedient to the heavenly vision (Acts 26:19).
Boat Sail on the Sea of Galilee
Overnight: Setai Hotel, Sea of Galilee

Day Nine – Saturday, 24 June – The Golan Heights

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Caesarea Philippi (Banias) – this site, at the foot of Mount Hermon is of one of the sources of the Jordan River. In Caesarea Peter received the revelation that Jesus is the Christ and the Lord declared He will build His church (Matt. 16:16-18).
Golan Heights Jeep Ride – a special jeep tour of the Golan Heights to learn about life on a kibbutz, the local agriculture and the current geopolitical situation of the region.
Gamla – an ancient Jewish city in the Golan Heights that was an important stronghold for the Jewish rebels during the Great Revolt. The site is also a nature reserve.
Magdala – a city where Jesus Himself visited and taught, and home of ‘Mary the Magdalene’.
Overnight: Setai Hotel, Sea of Galilee

Day Ten – Sunday, 25 June – Galilee and Nazareth

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Capernaum – Jesus lived in Capernaum (Matt. 4:13) and conducted a large part of His ministry in and around the town. It was in the synagogue in Capernaum that He declared He was the bread of life (John 6).
Tabgha – recognized as where the Lord performed the miracle of the multiplication of the five loaves and two fish (Matt. 14), and where He appeared to Peter and the disciples on the sea shore after His resurrection (John 21).
Nazareth Village – this re-creation of a first century village gives insight into daily life at the time of Jesus.
Mt. Carmel – where Elijah called down fire to prove who the real God is (1 Kings 18:1-40).
Megiddo (Armageddon) – according to Revelation 16:16, Antichrist and his armies will be gathered here for war.
Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day Eleven – Monday, 26 June – Depart

Meals included: Breakfast
Depart – Leave Israel or continue with Jordan extension.


These hotels have been chosen for their quality and comfort and to add something a little special to your tour.

The tour price is per person, based on two people sharing a room. All upgrade options are also priced per person based on two sharing.

David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Length of Stay: Six Nights
The five-star David Citadel Hotel is located in the heart of Jerusalem overlooking the Old City.
Room Type: Superior Rooms
Superior rooms at the David Citadel Hotel feature designer Piero Lissoni’s exceptional level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. They provide spacious and comfortable accommodation for a perfect stay.
Upgrade Options (per person):
$330 – Deluxe Pool/Old City View Room
$396 – Alcove Deluxe Old City View
Hotel Website >>

The Setai, Tel Aviv

Length of Stay: One Night
Situated along the Mediterranean Sea, Tel Aviv coastline and Jaffa Port, The Setai Tel Aviv is a prestigious five-star hotel offering sophistication and tranquility at the crossroads of modern and ancient Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Room Type: Deluxe Rooms
History meets luxury in The Setai Tel Aviv’s Deluxe Rooms, where guests are treated to authentic accents like original stone walls, as well as a plush King-sized bed, rainfall shower, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Upgrade Options (per person):
$75 – Premium Room (sea view)

The Setai, Sea of Galilee

Length of Stay: Two Nights
The Setai, Sea of Galilee is a boutique hotel located in the Kursi Nature Reserve on the edge of the Sea of Galilee overlooking the sweeping verdant vistas of Northern Israel.
Room type: Golan Villas with Hot Tubs
ach villa has a spacious balcony with a seating area and a hot tub with views of the Golan Heights. Inside is a luxurious living room, custom desk, and a “Nespresso” coffeemaker. The villas have a plush, King-sized bed and spacious bathroom with “rainfall” shower head.
Upgrade Options (per person):
$34 Kinneret Pool Villas (with Sea of Galilee View)
Hotel Website >>

Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv

Length of Stay: One Night
The Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv offers easy access to everywhere you want to be. With the Mediterranean Sea across the street, you can find yourself on an inviting sandy beach with warm and clear waters within minutes. It also boasts the largest hotel pool in Tel Aviv.
Room type: Deluxe Plus Rooms
Comfortable rooms with modern décor and a private balcony.
Hotel Website >>

Single Room

If you would like a single room you can select the option at the time of booking.
Single Room Supplement (Israel Only): $2826
Single Room Supplement (Israel and Jordan): $2946


Arriving early or departing late?

If your flight arrives a day early or leaves later you we may be able to arrange a night in the David Citadel Hotel (arrival) or the Dan Panorama (departure). Please contact us to check availability: leah@jjtravelinisrael.com.

Airport Transfers

Taxis and airport Shuttles are readily available at the airport terminal. However, if you would like JJ Travel to arrange transport for you please contact Leah, your Tour Operator leah@jjtravelinisrael.com

Airport VIP Service

Transportation not included in the VIP packages.

Arrival Packages

Number of People: 1-6
Price: $242 (Additional guests: $29 / guest)
Service: Meet and greet at the aircraft / Fast-track passport service / Assisted baggage collection and escort out of the terminal to transportation.

Number of People: 1
Price: $561, Additional guests: $396
Service: Meet and greet at the aircraft / Transfer by luxury vehicle to the Masada Lounge / A VIP agent will take care of all arrival procedures (passport services, baggage collection) and escort you from the lounge to transportation.

Departure Services

Number of People: 1-6
Price: $191, Additional guests: $27/guest
Service: Meet and greet at Terminal 3 at Gate 03 / Baggage assistance / Security procedures performed in the VIP hall / Flight check-in / VIP dedicated security screening for passenger and carry-on items / Fast-track passport services.

Number of People: 1-6
Price: $242, Additional guests: $29/guest
Service: Meet and greet at Terminal 3 at Gate 03 / Baggage assistance / Security procedures performed in the VIP Hall / Flight check-in / VIP dedicated security screening for passenger and carry-on items / Fast-track passport services / Escort to Duty-Free shopping area / Lounges or gate (Per guests preference)

(All of the following takes place in the Fattal Terminal rather than Terminal 3)
Number of People: 1
Price: $561, Additional guests: $396 / guest
Service:Meet and greet at the Masada or Arbel Lounges / The VIP agent will take care of all departure procedures (security and check-in processes, baggage deposit and passport services) and escort you from the lounge to a luxury vehicle that will deliver you to the aircraft gate or steps.

Why not extend your trip with this tour of Jordan taking in wonders of the ancient world and more Biblical sites?

Day Eleven – Monday, 26 June – Cross to Jordan and Wadi Rum

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Depart Tel-Aviv and cross the border to Jordan
Wadi Rum – once in Jordan you will drive down to stunning Wadi Rum – Lawrence of Arabia country –  for a jeep ride in the desert with local Bedouins.
Overnight: Old Village Resort, Petra

Day Twelve – Tuesday, 27 June – Petra

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Petra – you will spend the entire day exploring this ‘wonder of the ancient world’.
Drive to Amman –  the capital of Jordan
Overnight: Opal Hotel, Amman

Day Thirteen – Wednesday, 28 June – Amman and Israel

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch (packed lunch)
Mt. Nebo – stand where Moses first stood when Jehovah showed him the Good Land. On a clear day the view from here is spectacular.
After Mt. Nebo you will drive and cross the border back to Israel (entering the Good Land) not far from where the children of Israel crossed into the land.
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv
Please arrange your flight no earlier than 8:00PM

Tour Includes
  • Fully Air-conditioned transportation in Jordan and Israel
  • Professional Jordanian tour guide
  • All tour site entry fees
  • Border Taxes
  • All meals
  • Visa to Jordan (when prior visa is required based on citizenship)
  • Tips for Jordanian guides and drivers.
  • Extra activities in Petra – i.e. camel or horse rides.
  • Hotel on the night of day three after returning from Jordan.
Jordan Hotels
 Old Village Resort, Wadi Musa

The Old Village Resort is situated on the outskirts of Wadi Musa, overlooking the Shahara Mountains, home to the fabled UNESCO world heritage site, the rose-red city of Petra. The rooms and suites are set within the site of an old Nabatean village around a series of paths and courtyards interspersed with gardens and fountains. The furniture and decorations reflect the culture and history of Jordan. 

Opal Hotel Resort, Amman

The Opal Hotel offers excellent facilities and is located 20 minutes away from downtown Amman. It lies in luscious Gardens near the Amman National Park, providing a haven of peace and tranquility.

Key Facts

Tour Dates

Israel Only: 16 – 26 June 2023
Jordan Extension: 26 – 28 June 2023

Tour Price

Israel Tour: $4425
Israel and Jordan: $5318

Prices per person based on two sharing a room.

Supplement for a single room
Israel Only: $2845
Israel and Jordan: $2977



  • Professional certified tour guide
  • Fully air conditioned tour bus
  • Five-star hotels
  • Unique 150-page tour book – “Touring Israel According to the Vision of God’s Economy”
  • All tour site entry fees
  • Lunches on tour days


  • Air tickets
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff
  • Any costs related to government or airline mandated Covid-19 testing and other Covid-19 related requirements

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Helpful Information

Important Information

Travel Insurance
It is required that you take out travel insurance for your trip. For further information please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Passport Copy
JJ Travel requires that you send us an electronic copy of your passport prior to travel. This is in the event of an emergency or loss of your passport, while on the tour. It is also a requirement that you bring a copy of your passport with you and keep it in a place separate from your actual passport.

Itinerary Pace
In order to see all the sites and get the maximum from the itinerary the tour must maintain a certain pace. In the interest of everyone on the tour we ask that you cooperate with the tour guide and tour leader to keep the schedule.

Unless otherwise agreed pre-payment is required by bank wire or credit card.


Check-in time is usually around 15:00. If you arrive significantly before this time and want access to your room it may be that you have to pay for an additional night. Check-in times on the Sabbath (Saturday) can be significantly later than 15:00.

It is your responsibility to settle the bill for any ‘extras’ (drinks, WiFi, additional meals etc.) upon checking out of the hotel. If for any reason a bill is not settled JJ Travel will request payment from you and add a 5% handling fee.

Solo Travellers
Unless otherwise stated, all tour prices are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling alone you have the option of paying a ‘single supplement’ for sole occupancy of a room. If you are unable to pay the single supplement we strongly encourage you to find someone to accompany you on the tour.
If neither of those are an option, we will do our best to place you in a room with another participant on the tour of the same gender. However, we cannot guarantee that this will be an option. If we are able to find a roommate for you, this will be your roommate for the duration of the tour as changes to room arrangements during the tour are not typically possible.

At some hotels, it may be possible to request an upgraded room. If the option is not available to you at the time of booking please contact us for more information.

Arrival Information

Passport and Immigration Control
All travelers must ensure they hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months at the time of traveling to Israel. At passport control you may be questioned regarding your visit to Israel, answer simply and truthfully. State that you are coming on a tour of Israel and if necessary, present your documents from JJ Travel showing that you are attending a tour. Passport control will give you a small blue and white piece of paper, this is your permission to stay in Israel (instead of a stamp in your passport). It is important to keep this with your passport you may be required to present it to officials while in Israel and when you leave the country.

The Sabbath and Religious Holidays

The Sabbath begins just before sunset on Fridays and ends just after sunset on Saturdays. Stores and some restaurants begin closing on Friday afternoon and will not open again until Saturday night or Sunday morning. Similarly, public transport is also very limited during this time. The extent of this depends on the location, for example, it is most noticeable in Jerusalem, but it applies across Israel. Similar circumstances apply to some of the religious holidays. If you are in Israel when this happens you will be informed beforehand.

Tour Book

JJ Travel provides each participant a tour book - Touring Israel According to God's Economy - to accompany the tour. The tour book brings to life the Biblical sites and puts each place into the context of our daily Christian experience.

Electrical Items

The electrical supply in Israel is 220V AC. The plug type is a 2-pin (European) style. It is advisable to purchase an adapter prior to your trip if you need one. Most hotels provide hairdryers and have 110/220 electric shaver outlets. Please be aware if you are traveling from the USA or another country that uses 110V you will need to bring appliances that can be switched to 220V or bring a transformer. Chargers for laptops, phones, cameras etc. are generally fine as they have the transformer built-in. If you are in any doubt about your appliances check before you leave.

Wifi and Internet

Most hotels provide free Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi will be available on JJ Travel tour buses. During the tour there may be WiFi access at various restaurants and coffee shops, but when out of the bus during the day access to Wi-Fi will be limited.

Money Matters

The national currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). Each Shekel is divided into 100 Agurot (singular Agura). NIS bills are in denominations of 20, 50, 100 and 200. Coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10 Shekels and 10 and 50 Agurot.

Credit Cards
Standard international credit cards are accepted throughout Israel. There will be some small vendors that do not accept credit cards and will require cash. To ensure your card will work while in Israel contact your card provider prior to departure.

Money Exchange and ATM’s
It is advisable to have your money needs taken care of before the start of the tour, although money can be changed at the airport on arrival. However, if you are arriving in a large group please be aware that this can take time. There will also be opportunities to change money at the hotel (this can be expensive) or in the cities you are staying in. The most simple and convenient way to get Shekels is to use a bank ATM machine with a credit card. The rates at these are often favorable. However, please note that tour itineraries are full and time is very limited. You can calculate the value of your currency in Israeli Shekels at www.xe.com. We recommend that you have at least 350 Shekels (approximately $100) before the start of the tour.

Emergency Fund
We strongly recommend that you have you have access to an emergency fund of approximately $200 while on your trip.

It is recommended and customary to tip the guides and drivers for the tour. We suggest $5 per person per day for the guide and $3 per person per day for the driver. This can be in USD ($) or Shekels. Our suggestion is that this is organized and collected as a group. It can be given daily or as a lump sum at the end of the tour. JJ Travel or your tour leader may help facilitate this by collecting the money, but it is paid directly to the guide and driver.


The tour transport will be an air-conditioned bus. Significant amounts of time will be spent on the bus and the driver, who works in coordination with the guide, is an important part of the tour. Depending on the size of the tour there may be very few empty seats so you should expect to sit next to someone. If you suffer from travel sickness please bring appropriate medication with you.


Meals Included
To see specifically which meals are included as part of your tour package please refer to the itinerary.

Hotel breakfasts in Israel are buffet style. There will be a wide selection of salads, breads, pastries, eggs etc. along with tea, coffee, and juice.

Lunches that are included as part of your itinerary will vary in type but will be a good-sized meal. Soft drinks to accompany these meals are usually an extra to be paid for by you in cash. When lunch is not included as part of your package you will be taken to a place where you can purchase your own lunch. Lunches can vary in price depending on the type and quantity of food but it would be safe to budget the equivalent of $10-$15 (USD).

Dinners in the hotels will generally be buffet style with a choice of meats, rice, pasta and potatoes etc. and a large selection of salads. Typically water, tea, and coffee are included but other beverages such as soft drinks will be extra and charged to your room. Eating out in the evening will vary in price depending on the type of food. You can pay around $10 for street food (falafel, kebab etc.) up to $20-$30 or more for a sit down meal.

Due to the physical nature of the tour it is advisable to have snacks with you. The days start early and are active and it can feel like a long time from breakfast to lunch.

Departure Information

Upon departure you should plan to be at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight time. As part of the security process you will be asked some simple questions when you leave Israel. Answer truthfully, accurately and to the point. If you are travelling with others on a flight, for security reasons, it is advisable that you check-in together.

Tour Guide

It is a legal requirement that all tours in Israel have a professional Israeli-registered guide. These guides undergo an extensive education program in history, archeology, geology, flora and fauna and more. At JJ Travel we choose the guides that we work with very carefully. Guides may be Jewish, Arab, believer or non-believer, but all guides are selected based upon our understanding of the participants of the tour and of the specialist nature of the tours we conduct. The guides fulfill two main functions. First, they take care of the group while touring, not only making sure that everyone is safe and well and that the schedule is maintained, but also that everyone is enjoying the tour. Secondly, the guide provides an explanation of the various tour sites.

What to Bring

We recommend that you travel light – one suitcase and one bag to use daily on the tour. You will move hotels during the tour and so being able to move your luggage around easily and pack and unpack quickly will be much more convenient.

  • Passport and copy of passport.
  • Visa (if necessary).
  • Airline tickets.
  • JJ Travel booking confirmation document.
  • A photocopy of your passport. Keep this in a different place than your passport. In this way should you lose your passport you will have this copy.
  • Travel insurance documents.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Day bag – a small bag or backpack for use during the tour.
  • Water footwear – if you are planning to take a dip in the Dead Sea you will need footwear you can get wet. The ground in and around the Dead Sea can be very uncomfortable to walk on with bare feet.
  • Umbrella or waterproof coat (winter months). Between the November and March it is possible to get caught in rain showers while on the tour.
  • For other clothing items please refer to the information on the weather and climate in Israel for the time of year that you are travelling. It is important to note that a significant amount of time on the tour is spent outside.
  • Due to the religious sensitivity of some tour sites, females need to have some form of clothing that will cover the knees (skirt or trousers) and also cover the shoulders. In some places males are also required to wear long trousers. This only applies to a few days on the tour and you will be informed ahead of time by your guide or tour leader.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Water bottle – bottled water can be bought, but it is convenient to have a refillable bottle.
  • Camera/cell phone/tablet for pictures. Don’t forget the charger or spare batteries. Extra memory cards can also help – you will want to take a lot of photos.
  • Electrical adapter – see the information below.
Cell Phones

There are a number of options available to you if you would like to have cell phone access whilst in Israel.

  1. Rent an Israeli phone or purchase an Israeli SIM card. SIM cards can be purchased at the airport in the arrival hall or in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
  2. Use your own cell phone as it is with your current number. You may need to speak to your provider to ensure this will work and check to see if you can purchase a special plan. This is often an expensive option but maybe necessary if you need to keep your current number.
  3. Ask for an Israeli number from your current provider.

In general Israel enjoys warm dry summers (April-October) and mild winters. More specific information can be found in the tables below. A current weather forecast can be found on the Israel Meteorological Service website.

Monthly temperatures by region (min/max)
JerusalemTel-AvivTiberiasEilatDead Sea


Average monthly rainfall (mm)
JerusalemTel-Aviv (Costal Plains)Tiberias (Galilee)Eilat

As part of the registration process, you will be asked some simple medical/health-related questions. This information is treated in the strictest confidence. In some cases, JJ Travel may deem a person's health condition unsuitable for a given tour. If you have any questions regarding these matters please do not hesitate to contact us.

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