Israel holds a unique place in the Middle East. With sacred sites central to three of humanitys major religions, you could spend a lifetime here and never experience all of its wonders. Look over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, stay in a kibbutz hotel at the Sea of Galilee, walk the ruins at Capernaum, and discover how it feels to float in the Dead Sea. Make your own pilgrimage to this beloved place.
Duration: 8 Days
Activities: Local Culture & Cuisine, History
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Jerusalem, Israel
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Light
Trip Rating: 0%
Trip ID: 155195
End City: Tel Aviv, Israel
|Duration: 8 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History||Physical rating: Light|
|Accommodation standard: Moderate%||Traveller Tour Rating: 0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 155195|
|Starts: Jerusalem, Israel||Finishes: Tel Aviv, Israel|
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Take a specially designed walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem with both Israeli and Palestinian guides trained by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah. This unique dual-narrative tour allows travellers a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural, religious, and political aspects of Israel. Visit key sites including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, then walk through the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This afternoon, visit the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations. Later, enjoy a discussion on the current state of affairs with a leading Israeli scholar.
Old Jerusalem Walking Tour
Discussion with Israeli Scholar
Take a sobering visit to Yad Vashem Memorial to learn about the Holocaust and its ramifications today. In the afternoon, visit the famed Israel Museum. View the Dead Sea Scrolls, housed in the Shrine of the Book, and walk through the museum's state of the art archeological exhibition.
Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum) Visit
Israel Museum & Dead Sea Scrolls
Enjoy a second exclusively designed dual-narrative tour of Bethlehem with Israeli and Palestinian guides. Visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Walk through a nearby Palestinian refugee camp and then head to a local Palestinian family's home for a cooking class and lunch. Later, visit Herodion, a hill fortress built by Herod the Great.
Bethlehem Walking Tour
Palestinian Family Meal
Visit Herodium Hill & Fortress
Start the day with a guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada with stops at Herod's Palace, the Bathhouse, and the Synagogue. Next, visit Qumran, the site where a Bedouin shepherd found the Dead Sea scrolls. After that, it's off to the Dead Sea for a swim and mud bath before continuing along the Jordan Valley north to the Sea of Galilee, where we'll stay in a kibbutz hotel for the next two nights
Masada Guided Tour
Dead Sea Visit (Israel)
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, for gorgeous views of the Sea of Galilee and visit the church that was built atop this hill, where Jesus is believed to have delivered his “Sermon on the Mount” speech. Continue to the ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus lived and preached, and where many apostles, including Peter, made their home. Learn about the lives of Israeli Arabs on the way to Nazareth, where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East.
Sea of Galilee area tour
Nazareth Guided Tour
Continue to the Mediterranean, visiting the coastal city of Haifa and then south to Caesarea Maritima to see the ruins of Herod's harbour city. After, continue toward Jaffa, an ancient port city dating back to the Bronze Age. Continue on to the bustling city of Tel Aviv for our last evening.
Caesarea Guided Tour
Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours)
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Trip Name: Israel and Beyond
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: 1579
Trip Code: 155195
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