Jerusalem old city, Israel, Petra, Jordan, Holy Ceremony

Journey Through the Holy Lands

13 April to 27 April 2018

In the ‘Middle East’, along the famed Silk Routes between China and the West, this tour encounters the western world’s cradle of culture for more than two millennia with some of the most glorious examples of ancient architecture that evoke the Hellenistic world, Egypt, Assyria and Imperial Rome. You’ll be dazzled by the most spectacular archaeological site in the Middle East – Petra, ‘rose-red city, half as old as time’ at the confluence of several caravan routes. Float in the Jordanian Dead Sea and cross into the lands of Ancient Canaan, the bridge between Egypt, Phoenicia, Syria and Mesopotamia; land of the Patriarchs, home to the Philistines, the Jebusites and the tribes of Israel. A land where the kingdom of David triumphantly rose around 1000 BC and where the splendour of Solomon’s Temple was created. Jews, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Turks all made their mark

'Journey Through the Holy Lands' will be led from Australia by Ruth Flaherty, an experienced Arts educator and currently an Academic Tutor, Flinders University’s Faculty of Education. Ruth specialised in textiles and design at the SA School of Art. Her thesis explored ‘Three Dimensional textiles’ and she has taught textile art at TAFE SA and in schools. Her textile work has been exhibited in many exhibitions including RSASA, SALA and the exclusive fibre and textiles exhibition 'Stranded'. Ruth also holds a M.ed (Studies of Asia) and has been a tour manager for many Asian and European tours.

Tour Map

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Departure date: 13 April 2018
Duration: 15 days
Hotel Standards: 3 1/2 - 5 star standard


Anticipated price per person twin share (Land only): AUD 5100.00 (based on 2017 prices)
Single Supplement: AUD 936.00
Airfares from Australia (February 2017): from AUD 1595.00 (Economy Saver Fare)

Economy Saver seats are quite limited and will sell out quickly. Should you wish to join this tour and take advantage of the lowest airfares, we need to issue tickets as soon as they become available; about 11 months prior to departure. These seats incur a AUD 200.00 cancellation fee, limited ability to choose your own seat and not flexible in dates. If you are considering joining this Journey, please send us and email with your passport scan and Booking Form as per the conditions so I can be ready on your behalf. Other seat classifications will he higher in price.

Airfare from Tel Aviv to Larnaca:

There are low cost carriers operating this route. In 2016 the cost was USD 60.00 excluding baggage allowance, which cost an additional USD 65.00. By 2018 things may well have changed.

Please register your interest to receive the details by sending an email to Lee Grafton or ring 0401 123 347


Prices may fluctuate due to changes in charges, taxes and currency or new local or international government regulations. Prices and flights are correct at time of preparing this program and are subject to availability at time of booking. Special conditions and seasonal surcharges to airfares and package prices may apply depending on date of travel. Flight times are subject to change by the airline. Please visit or ring 1300 139 281 for information on current Government travel advice.

Bookings will be processed in order of receipt. Any bookings after this date will be accepted subject to visa processing, flight availability, land content and room availability. Such booking must be paid in full after confirmation of your acceptance in the tour. Special conditions and variations to airfares and package prices may apply depending on date of booking.

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