Home to some of the oldest cities of the world, the story of Israel dates back to several thousands of years, yet its emphatically modern outlook with Jewish, Christian and Muslim influences invokes awe. From cosmopolitan cities complete with bars and high-rise buildings to simple villages, on this journey of Israel, you will encounter the diverse cultures of unique communities such as the Druze, Bedouins and Kibbutz, that will arouse wonder and challenge your perceptions. You will visit sacred and historic sites and discover the varied terrains of chalked cliffs, fertile plains and barren deserts that hold stories dating back to thousands of years. You will go beyond the age-old ramparts of Jerusalem and enjoy a Shabbat meal with a local family and interact with a Rabbi. Most importantly, our included talk by an expert at the start of your trip will give your travel experience a whole new dimension as you piece together the amazing and diverse cultural jigsaw that Israel is.
- Enjoy a lecture on the history, archeology and culture of Israel by an expert - Experience Shabbat with a local family with the opportunity to meet a Rabbi - Learn about the Kibbutz community on an overnight stay in a Kibbutz - Share a meal with a Druze family at their home - Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea - Visit to the immaculately maintained Baha'i Gardens - Visit Jaffa, one of the oldest ports in the world - Explore the millennia old palace and forts of Masada - Visit sacred sites of Nazareth, Bethlehem, - Discover the Holy City of Jerusalem & displays of multiple faiths with its mosques, churches and synagogues - Visit the sacred Sea of Galilee, the lowest freshwater lake on Earth - Enjoy the beautiful coastal city of Haifa and the World Center of the Bahai Faith. - Relive history on a walking tour of Tel Aviv's fascinating Old Quarter
An ancient Jerusalem expert and historian Shahar Shilo has delivered lectures on archaeology, history, and biblical developments & discoveries at universities and at various International forums in his personal capacity as well as as a guest of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. He has extensively travelled across USA and Canada delivering Keynote Addresses for organizations such as IMOT and NRB. He has also lectured on Heritage and Religious tourism at a U.N.W.T.O and U.N.E.S.C.O International Conference. He has combined his expertise with his experience to manage and run the Ministry of Tourism's Licensed Tour Guides' Course for Israel for a decade. He is also the Director of Marketing for Jerusalem's City of David.
Day 1 - October 7: Tel Aviv
Day 2 - October 8: Cesarea - Carmel Mt - Haifa
Day 3 - October 9: Galilee - Akko - Rosh Hanikra
Day 4 - October 10: Nazareth - Sea of Galilee
Day 5 - October 11: Dead Sea – Msasda
Day 6 - October 12: Dead Sea - Bedouin Camp
Day 7 - October 13: Jerusalem
Day 8 - October 14: Bethlehem - Jerusalem
Day 9 - October 15: Departure
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Tel Aviv: Arcadia Towers or similar
Haifa: Theodor Hotel or similar
Kibbutz: Degania Bet Resort or similar
Dead Sea: Leonardo Inn or similar
Bedouin Camp: Kfar Hanokdim or similar
Jerusalem: Montefiore or similar