Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.


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

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)

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 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

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 Camping Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle

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 (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 (1B)

Depart at any time.