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12 days,Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Encountering three of the world's major religions in the Holy Land, Visiting a kibbutz for a meal and meeting the local residents, Investigating the 2,000 year-old ruins of Qumran and learning about the Dead Sea scrolls, Gazing up at the blue skies while floating on your back in the Dead Sea, Witnessing the contrast between village life and big city existence.


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Israel is a crossroads of major religions and major history—it deserves contemplation. By basing this journey in three major centres—Tel Aviv, Akko and Jerusalem—this 12-day journey gives you the chance to settle into the city and your hotel before exploring the spiritual, historical and archaeological aspects of this ancient land. You’ll meet Carmelite Christian, Palestinian, Bedouin and Orthodox and Modern Jewish cultures. But don’t forget your camera, with visits to the Dead Sea, Nazareth, Bethlehem and the Mount of Olives, you’re going to need it.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer - Welcome gift - Language lesson - Tel Aviv walk including, Neve Tzedek and the Yemenite quarter and visit to local markets - Visit the ancient port of Jaffa - Sample Jaffa Felafel at a local restaurant - Visit The Jewish Diaspora Museum - Excursion to Haifa including the Bahai gardens, Carmelite Monastery, Elijahs cave and German colony - Explore Akko including the subterranean crusader city, museum of underground prisoners and Torah Synagogue - Visit a Druze village and enjoy a local dinner - Visit the Sea of Galilee, including Mount of Beatitudes and Jesus' Boat - Visit a Kibbutz for a meal - Explore Nazareth including the Church of the Annunciation, Synagogue Church and Mary's well - Follow a procession in Jerusalem to the western wall - Tour Bethlehem, including the market, Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity - Explore the old city of Jerusalem including the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Temple of the Mount - Visit Qumran to learn about the dead sea scrolls - Float in the Dead Sea - Visit a Judaean Bedouin Village - Excursion to the Mt
  • of olives - Visit the Church of the Ascension and the Garden of Gethsemane - Visit the Rockefeller Archaeology museum
  • 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner (Allow USD250-300 for meals not included)
  • Private van, walking, boat
  • Discovery Adventures guide, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Comfort hotels (11 nts)