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Israel/Jordan

Journey of a Lifetime: Israel and Jordan

Program No. 21566RJ
Discover holy sites, stunning architecture, modern cities and well-preserved ruins as you explore these two ancient countries on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Length
14 days
Rating (4.92)
Activity Level
Starts at
4,599
Flights start at
1,000

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Mar 18 - Mar 31, 2023
Starting at
4,699
Mar 25 - Apr 7, 2023
Starting at
4,699
Apr 1 - Apr 14, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Apr 15 - Apr 28, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Sep 16 - Sep 29, 2023
Starting at
4,599
Sep 30 - Oct 13, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Oct 14 - Oct 27, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Oct 21 - Nov 3, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Oct 28 - Nov 10, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Nov 4 - Nov 17, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Nov 11 - Nov 24, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Nov 19 - Dec 2, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Nov 25 - Dec 8, 2023
Starting at
4,749
Feb 17 - Mar 1, 2024
Starting at
4,599
Feb 24 - Mar 8, 2024
Starting at
4,599
Mar 9 - Mar 22, 2024
Starting at
4,699
Mar 16 - Mar 29, 2024
Starting at
4,699
Mar 23 - Apr 5, 2024
Starting at
4,699
Apr 6 - Apr 19, 2024
Starting at
4,749
Apr 13 - Apr 26, 2024
Starting at
4,749
Sep 14 - Sep 27, 2024
Starting at
4,599
Sep 21 - Oct 4, 2024
Starting at
4,599
Oct 12 - Oct 25, 2024
Starting at
4,749
Oct 19 - Nov 1, 2024
Starting at
4,749
Oct 26 - Nov 8, 2024
Starting at
4,749
Nov 2 - Nov 15, 2024
Starting at
4,749
Nov 9 - Nov 22, 2024
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4,749
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Mar 18 - Mar 31, 2023
Starting at
5,849
Mar 25 - Apr 7, 2023
Starting at
5,849
Apr 1 - Apr 14, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Apr 15 - Apr 28, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Sep 16 - Sep 29, 2023
Starting at
5,699
Sep 30 - Oct 13, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Oct 14 - Oct 27, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Oct 21 - Nov 3, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Oct 28 - Nov 10, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Nov 4 - Nov 17, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Nov 11 - Nov 24, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Nov 19 - Dec 2, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Nov 25 - Dec 8, 2023
Starting at
5,929
Feb 17 - Mar 1, 2024
Starting at
5,699
Feb 24 - Mar 8, 2024
Starting at
5,699
Mar 9 - Mar 22, 2024
Starting at
5,849
Mar 16 - Mar 29, 2024
Starting at
5,849
Mar 23 - Apr 5, 2024
Starting at
5,849
Apr 6 - Apr 19, 2024
Starting at
5,929
Apr 13 - Apr 26, 2024
Starting at
5,929
Sep 14 - Sep 27, 2024
Starting at
5,699
Sep 21 - Oct 4, 2024
Starting at
5,699
Oct 12 - Oct 25, 2024
Starting at
5,929
Oct 19 - Nov 1, 2024
Starting at
5,929
Oct 26 - Nov 8, 2024
Starting at
5,929
Nov 2 - Nov 15, 2024
Starting at
5,929
Nov 9 - Nov 22, 2024
Starting at
5,929

At a Glance

The material and historical riches of Israel and Jordan are relics of their roles as bridges between the Persian Empire and the Greco-Roman world. Their societies have been shaped by millennia of overlapping cultures, religions and languages. Explore ties between past and present in these fascinating nations where 5,000 years of human history converge.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to five miles per day over uneven terrain. In Petra, there is little to no shade and few places to stop and sit down. Stairs on this program are often uneven and without railings. For security reasons, participants must carry their own luggage across the border between Israel and Jordan several hundred yards.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore Jerusalem, a holy city to all three Abrahamic faiths.
  • Discover Petra, a stunning city cut from rose-red rock by the ancient Nabataean people of Jordan.
  • Visit Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea before continuing on to Amman.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Apeirogon: A Novel
by Colum McCann
McCann writes a complex and uplifting story of a Palestinian father and an Israeli Father who form an unexpected bond by the grief of losing a daughter.
Islam, A Short History
by Karen Armstrong
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam from the birth of Muhammad to present-day challenges. The best short introduction to the subject.
Married to a Bedouin
by Marguerite van Geldermalsen
"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight -- in my cave?" Thus begins the fascinating odyssey of a young nurse from New Zealand who would marry and raise her family among the community of 100 Bedouin families living in the ancient city of Petra.
The Rough Guide To Jordan
by Matthew Teller
An in depth expert and comprehensive guide to Jordan. The Rough Guide to Jordan will help readers discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop.
Jerusalem: The Biography
by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Jerusalem: The Biography: is a 2011 bestselling non-fiction book by British popular historian and writer Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths
by Karen Armstrong
A popular history by the author of A History of God. Armstrong tackles big subjects -- and this book is no exception. It's a comprehensive, concise portrait of the city over the last 5,000 years.
Eyewitness Guide Jerusalem: Israel, Petra & Sinai
by Eyewitness Guides
This compact, illustrated guide provides a thorough overview of Israel and western Jordan, including Petra, Wadi Rum and Amman.
Petra, The Rose-Red City
by Christian Auge, Jean-Marie Dentzer
Jam-packed with color illustrations, archival material, maps and site plans, this shirt-pocket encyclopedia is our best-selling book on Petra.
Israel & The West Bank: With Petra
by Genevieve Belmaker
A guide to Jerusalem that includes color photos and helpful planning maps with descriptions.





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