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Israel Explorer
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Until Dec 18

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, soak in the energy of vibrant Tel Aviv, and experience a soul-stirring connection to ancient and modern sites and peoples. Thousands of incredible moments, one comprehensive trip.

Middle East
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DOIE.B/201554
  • Starts: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Finishes: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Jerusalem
  • Negev Desert
  • Jericho
  • Galilee
  • Nazareth
  • Tel Aviv

Itinerary

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Day 1: Jerusalem

Arrive at any time.
There will be the chance to head out for an optional dinner with the group.

02

Day 2: Jerusalem

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.

03

Day 3: Jerusalem/Negev Desert

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.
Travel to biblical Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity before heading to Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees. What started as a camp has become a thriving town and here we learn more about the situation of the Palestinians in Israel and what daily life here is all about.

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Day 4: Negev/Dead Sea/Jericho

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.
Travel to Masada, and visit the famous rock fortress on a guided tour with our CEO. 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. Spend the night in Jericho.

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Day 5: Jericho/Galilee

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.

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Day 6: Galilee/Nazareth

Travel to Nazareth where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East.

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Day 7: Nazareth/Tel Aviv

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.

08

Day 8: Tel Aviv

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), camping (1 nt desert camp)
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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.