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Perched at the crossroads of Middle Eastern history for centuries and the spiritual home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, Israel remains a must-visit destination for anyone eager to understand this dynamic, always-changing region. Explore the historic towns of Bethlehem and Nazareth, tune into the rhythm of daily life in the Golan Heights, visit Bedouin communities in the Negev Desert, and experience a soul-stirring visit to a refugee camp. Thousands of incredible moments, one comprehensive trip.

Middle East

Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History Physical rating: 3 - Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127188
Starts: Tel Aviv, Israel Finishes: Jerusalem, Israel
You will visit
  • Tel Aviv
  • Jerusalem

Itinerary

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Day 1: Tel Aviv

There will be the chance for the group to head out for an optional local dinner.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Tel Aviv/Nazareth (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a quick driving tour of Tel Aviv before continuing to historic Jaffa to visit the old markets and the Old Port.

After, make a unique visit to a Druze village and enjoy lunch with a local family.

Continue on to Akko to visit the old markets, Aljazar Mosque, and the unique underground crusader castle before journeying on to Nazareth for the night.

Included Activities:
Tel Aviv Orientation Drive and Jaffa Port Tour
Druze Village Visit
Akko City Tour

Transport:
Make stop along the way.
Private Vehicle (200km)

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Day 3: Nazareth/Tiberias (1B)

Travel to Golan Heights and learn more about this history of the area.

Visit the Sea of Galilee, including sights like the Church of Transfiguration and the Mount of Beatitudes.

Later, travel to a kibbutz for the night. Learn about this unique communal way of life unique to Israel.

Included Activities:
Golan Heights Visit
Sea of Galilee Area Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 4: Tiberias/Jericho (1B)

Travel to Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the famous rock fortress. Opt to hike (or ride) to the top and learn more about this ancient place.

Continue on to the fascinating Dead Sea. Cover yourself in the healing mud, bob like a cork in very salty water, or enjoy a little sunbathing on the shore.


Included Activities:
Masada Guided Tour
Dead Sea Visit (Israel)

Transport:
Private Vehicle

05

Day 5: Jericho/Negev Desert (1B, 1D)

Travel to the Negev Desert and visit a village to learn firsthand about Bedouin culture before sleeping overnight in a Bedouin camp.

Included Activities:
Bedouin Camping Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 6: Negev Desert/Jerusalem (1B)

Travel to biblical Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity before heading to Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees. The camp has become something of a permanent town. Learn more about the situation of the Palestinians in Israel and what life in the camp is all about.

In the late afternoon, travel to Jerusalem for the evening.

Included Activities:
Duhaishe Palestinian Refugee Camp
Bethlehem Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 7: Jerusalem (1B)

Visit the four quarters of the Old City on a guided walk: the Christian, Jewish, Armenian, and Muslim quarters.

After, walk the 14 stations of the Dolorosa, ending at the Holy Sepulchre Church, and visit the Western Wall.

Spend some free time exploring in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Old Jerusalem Walking Tour

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Day 8: Jerusalem (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Tel Aviv city tour including Old Port of Jaffa
    • Traditional lunch with a Druze family
    • Akko and Nazareth visits
    • Sea of Galilee region tour
    • Golan Heights visit
    • Kibbutz stay
    • Masada guided tour
    • Dead Sea visit with swim
    • Negev Desert Bedouin village and overnight camping excursion
    • Bethlehem visit
    • Refugee camp visit
    • Jerusalem sightseeing including the Western Wall and Holy Sepulcher Church
    • Old Jerusalem guided tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), camping (1 nt, Bedouin-style camp)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Swim in the Dead Sea
  • Live like a local on a kibbutz
  • Explore the biblical towns of Nazareth and Bethlehem
  • Stay with the Bedouins in their desert camp
  • Wander through the streets of Old Jerusalem