The Holy Land of Ancient and Modern Times April 2019 | Craig Travel

The Holy Land of Ancient and Modern Times April 2019

The Holy Land of Ancient and Modern Times
An Evolving Faith Journey
April 26, 2019 to May 15, 2019
20 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging

3.5 Challenging

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Discover the deep history and sacred sights of Israel and Jordan in this comprehensive 20-day Tour, hosted by two seasoned world travellers, Jim Thompson and Ted Reeve, and guided by top local guides. In addition to exploring ancient civilizations and biblical sites we will engage with modern cultures and friendly people who are living and working towards peaceful co-existence with all inhabitants of the region. You are sure to be moved by the ancient sites, amazed by the diverse landscape and encouraged by people whose mutual respect for each other is inspirational and transformative.

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CT Rating 3.5 Challenging

3.5 Challenging

While this journey includes several multi-night stays, the itinerary is busy with long travel days and many visits, including longer walks in historic centres, often with rough surfaces and stairs, etc. We will visit areas in the West Bank, with political unrest. If required, we will adjust the program to ensure the safety of all our group members. Guests must be active and in good physical condition to fully enjoy the journey. 

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Enjoy a drive through the wilderness of Wadi Rum
  • Visit the lost Red Rose City of Petra
  • Relax by the salty waters of the Dead Sea
  • Stay 4 nights by the Sea of Galilee
  • Visit Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus and the Mount of Beatitudes
  • See Jericho, the world’s oldest city
  • Spend 3 nights in Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus and the Church of the Nativity
  • Enjoy special opportunities to explore the realities of life with people who live in the Holy Land
  • Spend 6 nights in the Holy City of Jerusalem with a visit to the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site
  • Take the cable car to Masada and visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
  • Accommodations in first class hotels and kibbutz guest house as indicated or similar
  • 38 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 18 breakfasts, L - 2 lunches, D - 18 dinners)
  • Fully inclusive sightseeing program as indicated, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and baggage handling
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Services of your tour escort, plus our guides in Israel and Jordan


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join Tel Aviv / Leave Jerusalem)
Ottawa / Montreal
St. John’s
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single Supplement

Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective June 2018. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. 

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and airline are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. 

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $278 to $450 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $196 to $414 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario, please contact our staff for procedures. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Monday, February 11, 2019