“With the numbers we’re seeing now, we’re very
confident 2012 is going to be another record year….
In fact, we’re continuing to develop our infrastructure
with ongoing development of new hotel rooms to meet the demand.”
– Consul Haim Gutin,
Israel Tourism Commissioner,
North and South America
Globus also has its 13-day Fascinating Israel with Jordan priced from $3,299 land only that starts in Tel Aviv with an excursion to the Valley of Elah, the Monastery of the Trappist Monks in Latrun, and the ancient port of Jaffa. In the Holy Land, there are visits to all its famous sites such as Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Nazareth, Cana, Bet She’an, and the Dead Sea. Highlights are a stay at a kibbutz, where visitors will hear about life in a kibbutz; a cruise on the Sea of Galilee; a visit to the Church of the Annunciation and more. Four nights in Jerusalem include visits to Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum, the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, a guided walking tour along Via Dolorosa, the Wailing Wall, and King David’s Tomb, followed by a visit to the cliff-top fortress of Masada. Then travelers head to Jordan and stay two nights in Petra, with visits to the Siq and the Treasury, plus an additional two nights at the Dead Sea, with visits to Wadi Mujib, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Jerash and Um Quais.
Several airlines, including Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, El Al, and US Airways, operate as many as 10 fl ights per day to Israel nonstop from Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Toronto. Airlines fl ying direct to Jordan from major U.S. cities include Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
Globus: (866) 755-8581; globusjourneys.com Israel Ministry of Tourism: (888) 774-7235; goisrael.com Jordan Tourism Board: (877) 733-5673; visitjordan.com Virgin Vacations: (888) 937-8474; virgin-vacations.com