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, Explore the biblical towns of Nazareth and Bethlehem, Meet a local Druze family, Wander through the streets of Old Jerusalem.
Private van, walking.
Hotels (6 nts), camping (1 nt desert camp).
Local Living: Druze Village Visit and Traditional Lunch , Isfiya Druze Village. Old Jerusalem guided tour including the Western Wall and Holy Sepulcher Church. Refugee camp community visit. Bethlehem visit. Dead Sea visit with swim. Masada guided tour. Sea of Galilee region tour. Akko and Nazareth visits. Tel Aviv orientation tour including Old Port of Jaffa. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 8 Tel Aviv (1B)
Depart at any time.
Day 7 Nazareth/Tel Aviv (1B, 1L)
Visit a Druze community for a local lunch. Continue to Akko and explore its colourful markets and old city before continuing to vibrant Tel Aviv. Enjoy an orientation walk in historic Jaffa.
Day 6 Galilee/Nazareth (1B)
Travel to Nazareth where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East.
Day 5 Jericho/Galilee (1B)
Tour the Sea of Galilee area, including the Church of Transfiguration and the ruins of Capernaum. Also visit a local Kibbutz to learn about this interesting communal lifestyle.
Day 4 Negev/Dead Sea/Jericho (1B)
Visit the fortress of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, relax at the Dead Sea with time to swim before continuing to Jericho for the night.
Day 3 Jerusalem/Negev Desert (1B, 1D)
Visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity and the Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees before heading to the Negev Desert for an overnight in a desert camp.
Day 2 Jerusalem (1B)
Explore the old city of Jerusalem, walking through the Muslim and Jewish quarters. Visit the Western Wall and walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulchre Church. Enjoy the afternoon free to explore on our own.
Day 1 Jerusalem
Arrive at any time.