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.
Swim in the Dead Sea, live like a local on a kibbutz, explore the biblical towns of Nazareth and Bethlehem, Overnight in a Bedouin Camp, wander through the streets of Old Jerusalem.
Private van, walking
Hotels (6 nts), camping (1 nt, Bedouin-style camp).
Local Living: Druze Village Visit and Traditional Lunch , Isfiya Druze Village Local Living: Bedouin Camp Overnight, Negev Desert. Tel Aviv city tour including Old Port of Jaffa. Akko and Nazareth visits. Sea of Galilee region tour. Golan Heights visit. Kibbutz stay. Masada guided tour. Dead Sea visit with swim. 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.
Day 1 Tel Aviv (1B)
Arrive at any time.
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.
Day 3 Nazareth/Galilee (1B)
Tour the Sea of Galilee, view the Golan Heights, and spend the night on a kibbutz.
Day 4 Galilee/Dead Sea (1B)
Visit the fortress of Masada followed by a swim in the Dead Sea.
Day 5 Dead Sea/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- style camp.
Day 6 Negev Desert/Jerusalem (1B)
Visit Bethlehem and the Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees.
Day 7 Jerusalem (1B)
Visit the Western Wall and the Holy Sepulchre Church. Enjoy a guided visit of the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Old Jerusalem.
Day 8 Jerusalem
Depart at any time.