Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 10
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Hotels (6 nts), camping (1 nt, Bedouin-style camp).
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.
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.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Tel Aviv||Day 1 Tel Aviv (1B)|
There will be the chance for the group to head out for an optional local dinner. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Nazareth||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 and Traditional Lunch Akko City Tour Transport: Make stop along the way. Private Vehicle (200km)
|Day 3||Tiberias||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
|Day 4||Jericho||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. Spend the night in Jericho. Included Activities: Masada Guided Tour Dead Sea Visit (Israel) Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 5||Negev Desert||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- style camp. Included Activities: Bedouin Camp Overnight Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 6||Jerusalem||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
|Day 7||Jerusalem||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
|Day 8||Jerusalem||Day 8 Jerusalem|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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