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St. Catherine monastery & Dahab city

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Petra and Jerusalem 2 days excursion

Petra and Jerusalem 2 days excursion

Petra has recently been rated amongst the top seven during an

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Petra and Jerusalem 2 days excursion

Petra and Jerusalem 2 days excursion
Petra has recently been rated amongst the top seven during an unofficial worldwide ranking that should nominate the New Seven Wonders of the World, and in 1985 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and it definitely deserves these merits.
Starting From
Adult 250 £
Child 245 £

A two days trip to visit two of the most popular sightseeings in the world....

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power.

Petra has recently been rated amongst the top seven during an unofficial worldwide ranking that should nominate the New Seven Wonders of the World, and in 1985 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and it definitely deserves these merits.

On the first day.. We will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh in the night around 9:00 pm. And then drive for about two and half hours to Taba. There your guide will let you know how to cross the two borders (Egyptian & Israeli), and then you will meet another tour guide who will continue the day with you from the Israeli border, the gate to the so-called ‘Holy Land’.

Now you will ride through the Avara Valley and the Negev Desert towards the Dead Sea. Here we will make a stop for about 90 minutes; you can relax or even go swimming for a while. The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordering Israel to the west. Its surface and shores are more than 400 meters below sea level - the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface. Its enormous salinity of more than 33 percent may avoid any animals to survive in the water,  but it is extremely healthy for the human body; and it will allow you to float without any movements… – try yourself!

After this break we will head for Jerusalem, holy city for all the three big monotheistic religions: Judaism (as the Jewish people’s ancestral and spiritual homeland since their origins more than 3,000 years ago), Christianity and Islam. First of all we will take you to the Mount of Olives, not only famous as a religious site, but also serving as a Jewish cemetery for 3,000 years … You will enjoy a fantastic panorama view over the Holy City, and already have a distanced look at some of the famous sights. Then we will start our tour, visiting Jerusalem’s holy sites.

we will show you the Wailing Wall, also known as the Western Wall, located at the foot of the Temple Mount, and the last remaining piece of the Great Temple, the most important Jewish sanctuary, which was destroyed by the Romans during a war in 70 AD. Ever since these days it has stayed a praying and pilgrimage site for Jewish believers. It is supposed to be the most likely place for prayers to be heard, more than one million per year, hoping for God’s support. If the Temple Mount will be open to visitors on the day of your visit, you will ascend it to see the Dome of the Rock. Also you will have a look at the Al Aqsa Mosque, the most important mosque in Jerusalem and the third most important mosque in the world.

Then we continue our trip with a walk through the Souk, the Arabic marketplace, where maybe even you can buy some souvenirs en route. Now we will reach to Christian history - the ‘Via Dolorosa’, Jesus' painful, will make us walk in his footprints, as according to the Christian tradition he took this way while he was marching to his crucifixion, carrying his cross on his back.

In the end of this way we will arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After visiting this wonderful spiritual place you will take lunch in a local restaurant and then go backwards in Christian history – from the place of Jesus’ burial to the place of his birth: Bethlehem. You will see the Church of the Nativity which has been constructed above the Grotto of the Nativity, the cave that is said to have been the birthplace of Jesus Christ, which means that it is one of the holiest places of Christianity.

Now our trip to the Holy Land is finished and passing by modern Jerusalem we will head southwards. After this unforgettable visit we will take you to your hotel in Aqaba where you will spend the night.

On the second day.. After the breakfast at the hotel you will drive in two and half hours from Aqaba in Jordan, to arrive to Petra.... There in Petra you will be surprised by its beauty.... but you will not be taken directly to Petra itself – first you must cross al-Siq, a dimly lit, partly quite narrow gorge. It is not a long hike, but as an alternative you can hire a camel, a horse, a donkey or a horse carriage.

Al-Siq will lead you straightly to the city and in front of the most famous building: Al Khazneh - The Treasury, known from countless pictures, postcards, travel magazines and even movies.

By the way the name ‘Treasury’ does not refer to the building’s original function, but to the local lore telling that later a great treasure had been hidden there as it was actually a tomb.

The residential houses and the infrastructural buildings almost completely disappeared during the centuries, as Petra was left by its inhabitants already around 1,400 years ago and forgotten by the western world around the 12th century AD, and only few remains can be seen until now.

The ‘Treasury’ is about 40 meters high and 25 meters wide, and you will find several other gigantic monuments. One of the noblest tombs and also the one of the biggest size is Ad Deir, ‘The Monastery’, which is almost 50 meters wide and 45 meters high and located a bit out of town,  accessible by a short hike. It is supposed to have been not a tomb, but a kind of temple dedicated to a deified Nabatean king, and when the population converted to Christianity in the 4th century AD, it served as a monastery which led to today’s name.

Further you can discover the Street of Facades, the former city center, with its numerous rock cut tombs and some Nabatean and Byzantine remains, and in its end the Theatre, built by the Nabateans and enlarged by the Roman occupants, finally offering space for more than 5,000 spectators. If you take a short walk up the hill, you will besides see a number of exceedingly big tombs, known as the Royal Tombs. Take your time to explore this amazing lost city; you will be stunned by the grandeur of its architectonical and artistic masterpieces and delighted by the magical atmosphere.

Then after these two nice long days, you will drive back from Petra to Aqaba, then drive back after passing the borders to Sharm El Sheikh, and then to your hotel.

Included
  • All Transfers in Sharm, Petra & Jerusalem.
  • English Speaking Guide.
  • Ferry trips Nuweibaa – Aqaba – Nuweibaa.
  • Entrance fees for Petra and all above mentioned accessible sights in Israel.
  • Lunch in the two days in Petra & Jerusalem.
  • One night hotel accommodation in Aqaba.
  • Dinner on the 1st day and breakfast on the 2nd day in your hotel in Aqaba.
Excluded
  • Extras during lunch in two days.
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary above.
We recommend you to bring...
  • Passports.
  • Breakfast Box from the hotel reception.
  • Towels & Swimwear if swimming in the Dead Sea.
Additional Information
  • In the holly site guest should cover their shoulders and knees.
  • In winter time warm clothes are recommended.
Trip Details
Monday Thursday
9:30 pm on Monday or Thursday
11:30 pm on Wednesday or Saturday
50 hours
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If you going to Cairo or Luxor after Petra & jerusalem, we recommend you not to get the Entry visa for any of Cairo or Luxor until you return from Petra & jerusalem.

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