Jordan and Israel Tour

October 24 - November 06, 2016
Led by Youssef Hilo, Danny Herman and Dr. Oren Gutfeld

The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) invites you to visit two of the world’s most sacred and history-drenched lands on an adventure that only we can provide. Join us as we take you on an extraordinary journey through Jordan and Israel, where three of the world’s largest religions converge in history. We are proud of the unique and exclusive access that we are able to provide to you, our guests and partners in this exciting adventure. This year, BAS is delighted to offer a new, exciting itinerary to participants who want to experience for themselves some of the most important historical sites and museums in the world. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will be with you every step of the way, and in addition you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the scholars and archaeologists whose work is at the forefront of historical research. Don’t miss this!


Jordan: Youssef Hilo

Licensed Jordanian tour guide and certified expert translator Youssef Hilo has over 20 years of experience introducing visitors to the history, art and archaeology of Jordan. He is a committed member of the Friends of Archaeology of Jordan and has been elected a board member several times. In 2002 he completed a World Teach course dedicated to fostering excellence in teaching the Biblical history and geography in Jordan from the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary in Amman, Jordan. In addition to his career as a guide and translator, Mr. Hilo is active in the academic community and regularly participates in international conferences such as the Conference on Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservation and maintains close relationships with academic and archaeological missions conducting research in Jordan.


  • Tour Cost: $5,230.00 per person, based on double occupancy Single Supplement: $865.00

  • Booking: $500.00 deposit per person due at time of booking. Full payment is due NO LATER THAN August 1, 2016. *Bookings made after August 1, 2016 will be on a space available basis, and full payment will be due immediately upon registration.

  • Cancellation Penalty: • 120–90 days prior to departure : $100.00 fee • 89–60 days prior to departure : 10% of trip cost • 59–45 days prior to departure : 25% of trip cost • 44–30 days prior to departure : 50% of trip cost • 29–15 days prior to departure : 75% of trip cost • 14 days & After : No refund

  • USI Travel Insurance Services 800-937-1387 | Biblical Archaeology Society, code 32335



October 24 – Depart U.S.

October 25 – Arrive at Amman airport. Meet and transfer to the hotel for overnight. (D*)

October 26 – Tour the city of Amman, Irad El Amir, Bethany Beyond the Jordan and the Dead Sea. Overnight Amman. (B*,D)

October 27 – Mt. Nebo, Madaba. Overnight Petra. (B,D)

October 28– Full-day tour of Petra. Return to Amman Hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

October 29 – Visit Jerash and Gardara before transferring to the Sheikh Hussein border. Cross to Israel (B)


October 29 – Tour the Roman city of Beth Shean before transferring to Tiberias. Overnight Tiberias. (D)

October 30 – Visit sites along the shores of the Sea of Galilee such as Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Banias and the famous “Galilee Boat.” Overnight Tiberias. (B,D)

October 31 – Cana, Nazareth, Sepphoris (B,D)

November 1 – Visit Megiddo, Mt. Carmel and Caesarea before continuing on to Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem (B,D)

November 2 – Tour the Old City of Jerusalem, including the City of David, the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Garden Tomb (B,D)

November 3 – Tour the New City of Jerusalem and the Israel Museum before continuing on to Herodium and then Bethlehem to visit Church of the Nativity. (B,D)

November 4 – Lachish, Valley of Elah and Jaffa, Overnight Jerusalem (B,D)

November 5 – Qsar al Yahud, Qumran, Masada. Overnight Jerusalem (B,D)

November 6 – Transfer to Tel Aviv for flight back to the U.S. (B)

D = Dinner provided at hotel
B = Breakfast provided at hotel


Tour price includes the following:
  • International air tickets out bound from New York JFK to Amman and return from Tel Aviv to New York JFK (tickets from point of origin can be booked for the additional airfare cost)
  • 2 Nights at 4 Star Grand Palace Hotel in Amman or similar
  • 1 Night at 4 Star Kingsway Inn Hotel in Petra or similar
  • 1 Night at 4 Star Grand Palace Hotel in Amman or similar
  • 3 Nights at 4 Star Ron Beach Hotel in Tiberias or similar
  • 5 Nights at 4 Star Prima Royale Hotel in Jerusalem or similar
  • Daily breakfast and 11 dinners at the hotels
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation by private, air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee & lunch at the Dead Sea Spa Hotel beach & public area
  • English-speaking guides in Jordan and Israel
  • Entrance Fees to Petra, Jerash, Madaba & Nebo
  • Jordanian visa fees and exit tax
  • Porterage at borders & hotels
Tour price does NOT include:
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Lunches
  • Alcohol or any other items of a personal nature
  • Tips for guides and drivers


  • Deposit (full payment due August 1, 2016): $500
  • Full payment (based on double occupancy Land/Air): $5,230
  • Single Supplement (payment per person): $865
  • Full payment (based on double occupancy Land Only): $3,850
  • Single Supplement (payment per person Land Only) : $865


If you are unable to fill in the electronic registration form, please contact the Travel/Study department at 1-800-221-4644 ext. 216.

If you would like to mail in your payment, click here for the printable registration.

To pay off your balance, click here.


For more information contact:

Alicia Bregon
202-364-3300 ext 216
Email: [email protected]
Biblical Archaeology Society
4710 41st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Fax: 202-364-2636