A spiritual home to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, Israel occupies a unique place in Middle Eastern history. With sacred sites central to three of humanity’s major religions, you could spend a lifetime in Israel and never experience all of its wonders. This trip delivers you to the country’s top natural, historical and cultural treasures in style. From the historic seaport of Jaffa to the glittering desert jewel that is Jerusalem, you’ll always begin and end your day in the comfort of a well-appointed hotel. Hey, 'adventure' doesn’t always have to mean 'roughing it', right?
B+BREAKFAST, L+LUNCH, D+DINNER
Day 1 Tel Aviv
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Akko (1B,1L)
Orientation tour of Tel Aviv. Visit the ancient port of Jaffa and Roman ruins of Caesarea. Enjoy lunch with a local Druze family, then travel to Akko to visit important historic sites.
Days 3-4 Sea of Galilee/Tiberias (2B)
Guided tour of Nazareth, visit to the Golan Heights and the village of Safed before arriving in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. On Day 4, enjoy a boat ride on Galilee before visiting some of the churches and other lakeside highlights.
Day 5 Dead Sea/Jerusalem (1B)
Guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada. After, visit the Dead Sea for a swim and mud bath before continuing to Jerusalem.
Day 6 Jerusalem (1B)
Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. Afterwards, continue to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus, to visit the Nativity Church. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this interesting city.
Day 7 Jerusalem (1B)
After breakfast, enter the Old City of Jerusalem to view the Temple Mount before walking the 14 Stations of the Via Dolorosa, ending at the Holy Sepulcher Church. Later, visit the four quarters of the Old City: Christian, Jewish, Armenian and Muslim.
Day 8 Jerusalem (1B)
Depart at any time.
Physical Grading — 2
There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
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