Take a Pilgrimage to Israel and the Middle East with Concorde World Travel
Affordable Getaways to Israel & the Middle East
Concorde World Travel is your local Vancouver expert at arranging destination getaways to Israel and the Middle East. We offer packages to:
- Tel Aviv
To learn more about these unique travel opportunities, please contact us!
Israel Highlight Tour – 8 Days/7 Nights
Day 1: Sunday: Arrival
B’ruchim Ha’boim! Welcome to Israel! Our representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Take a glance at your surroundings in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv. Your vacation has begun! Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 2: Monday: Beersheba • Massada • Jerusalem
We will leave Tel Aviv via Ashdad • Ashkelon • Beersheba with a short visit to the Negev capital. We will continue via Arad to Massada, where we will ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. We will visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc., overlooking the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. We will descend for a possible “float” in the salty water of the world’s lowest place (time permitting), and then proceed to Jerusalem for the overnight.
Day 3: Tuesday: Jerusalem • New City
We will drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem, and then it’s on to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. We will continue to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Heradian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. We will continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust), followed by an afternoon visit to the Hadassah medical center’s synagogue with Marc Chagall stained-glass windows. We will overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 4: Wednesday: Jerusalem Old City • Bethlehem*
Walk through the Jaffa gate to the Old City and visit the renewed Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall. We will also see the Temple area and walk through the colourful bazaars to the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We will drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. We will continue to Bethlehem* (subject to the security situation) to visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for the overnight.
Day 5: Thursday: Beit Shean • Tiberias • Galilee
We will leave Jerusalem and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world, along the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. We will visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city, and then continue to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. We will drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. We will continue to a Kibbutz hotel for the overnight.
Day 6: Friday: Upper Galilee • Golan Heights • Nazareth
On day 6, we will drive to the Golan Heights, where we will visit the former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages. We will continue via Banias, the source of the Jordan River, and proceed via the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabala, to visit the Synagogue and the artists’ colony, and then we will proceed to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites. We will return to the Kibbutz hotel for the overnight.
Day 7: Saturday: Acre • Haifa • Tel Aviv
After breakfast, we will drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. We will continue to Haifa for a sightseeing tour, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel. We will ascend to the peak of Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the bay, and then proceed along the Mediterranean Coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. We will end the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa with an overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 8: Sunday: Departure
We will eat breakfast and then transfer to the airport for departure or an extension tour to Jordan.
DEPARTURE: Every Sunday
Jordan Treasures 8-Day Tour
This tour includes:
- Four-star accommodations; departs every Sunday
- All breakfasts
A colourful desert land with an epic history and some of the world’s most famous historic sights, Jordan is an essential stop on any traveller’s bucket list. This eight-day tour takes you to all the highlights, including Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and Petra.
The 20th century saw the humble town of Amman explode to become a thriving, cosmopolitan city. With historic sites like the Roman Theatre and King Abdullah Mosque, Jordan’s capital is an ideal place to begin your adventure. You’ll also visit nearby Ajloun Castle, which protected the country from attack during the Crusades. After spending a free day in Amman, set out for Mount Nebo, with breathtaking views over the River Jordan and the Dead Sea (Yes, you can float!). Visit Mabada, the city of mosaics and see the exquisite map covering the floor of St George Greek Orthodox Church. This is said to be the oldest map of the Holy Land in existence.
Make an early start for Petra, the symbol of Jordan. Make your way through the Siq to see the rock-cut architecture of the Treasury, the Street of Facades and the Amphitheater. Then head out to visit Wadi Rum, the breathtaking, almost alien desert landscape made famous by Lawrence of Arabia.
The seaside city of Aqaba brings your Jordan adventure to a relaxing end. Lay by the pool, go snorkeling or scuba diving, or continue exploring the ruins in this unique city. Get a few shots of the majestic surrounding desert before your return to Amman.