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THE NABATEAN ROUTE: 5 DAY BEER SHEVA TO PETRA POST-TOUR

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THE NABATEAN ROUTE: 5 DAY BEER SHEVA TO PETRA POST-TOUR

  • October 19 - 23, 2012 (T 204)

Friday, October 19

Depart Jerusalem, traveling south through the Negev Desert to the city of Beer Sheva. Visit Tel Beer Sheva's archaeological site, dating back to 10 BCE. Continue to the ruins of Avdat, the greatest Nabatean city in the Negev, overlooking the desert. View the remains of two impressive Byzantine churches and a wine press. Travel further into the desert, arriving at the great natural wonder of Mitzpe Ramon. Check into our spa resort and enjoy Shabbat dinner together. Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon.

Saturday, October 20

Enjoy a day of leisure at the spa resort in Mitzpe Ramon. This evening enjoy a true desert experience with a traditional Bedouin "hafla" dinner feast. Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon.

Sunday, October 21

This morning we visit Mamshit- the Nabataean city of Memphis. We learn about the importance of the location as a stop along the ancient Spice Route. Continue to Sde Boker, where we visit the modest house and gravesite of David Ben Gurion. We then visit Kibbutz Keturah, where we meet with community members and hear about the kibbutz's businesses and programs, as well as its progressive religious policies. Continue to Eilat and check in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Eilat.

Monday, October 22

Enjoy a full day tour to Petra, Jordan, the Red Rose City. Either walk to the site or take a mule ride through the dramatic "Ciq" or canyon. See the Treasury and continue past the Roman Theatre, the Corinthian Tomb and Palace Tomb to the Roman Road. Return to Eilat. Dinner on your own in this great resort city. Overnight in Eilat.

Tuesday, October 23

Morning at leisure to relax and enjoy the Eilat beaches. This afternoon we will transfer to the Eilat Airport for our flight to Tel Aviv, connecting with our international flight home.

Rate per person is $1959
Single supplement is $649



INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR

  • two nights 10/19-21 at the Ramon Inn, Mitzpe Ramon
  • two nights 10/21-23 at the Royal Beach Hotel, Eilat
  • full Israeli breakfast daily
  • one Bedouin dinner
  • Shabbat dinner 10/19 at the Ramon Inn
  • one dinner Royal Beach Hotel
  • flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv
  • deluxe air-conditioned bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • entrance to all sites per itinerary
  • jeep tour
  • day tour to Petra

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR

  • Gratuities at $15 per person per day, pre collected
  • additional meals
  • all personal items
  • visas and border taxes-approximately $65
  • travel insurance
  • spa services

TOUR IS BASED ON A MINIMUM OF 20 PEOPLE




HADASSAH 96TH NATIONAL CONVENTION • OCTOBER 15 – 18, 2012 • JERUSALEM, ISRAEL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


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