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Activities & Transport
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Fixed Departure
- Boat | Sailing Boat
- Private Bus
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
13-Day Sites & Bites of the Holy Land
- Centrally located hotels
- Top tier guide(s)
- Experiences focused around the Holy Land’s wonderful food and treats
- Iconic landmarks
Enjoy a journey though the Holy Land as you experience traditional local cuisines through a unique set of experiences with an expert local guide.
From Jerusalem to Bethlehem, Nazareth to Tel Aviv, you will learn about the region’s ancient history and culture, while also visiting archeological sites and iconic landmarks. Along the way, experience the local hospitality of the many communities while being introduced to their delicious and traditional local cuisines.
Explore the local markets and street shops, sample the local street food, and enjoy an authentic dining experience at the local restaurants.
- 8x nights in Jerusalem, 1x night in Mitzpe Ramon, 1x night in Tiberias, 2x nights Haifa/Acre and 1x night in Tel Aviv.
- 12x breakfasts, 11x lunches, 12x dinners
- Licensed tour guide
- Private transfers (private per reservation)
- Entrance fees
- Personal Expenses
- Visa Fees (if visa required to enter Israel)
- Personal trip/travel insurance
- Anything not mentioned
- 1x night pre-tour accommodation in Tel Aviv: USD 300 per room
- 1x night post-tour accommodation in Jerusalem: US 300 per room
- Express airport fast track on arrival: USD 190 per person
- Express airport fast track on departure: USD 190 per person
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Israel!
Upon arrival into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, look out for the friendly face of your chauffeur waiting for you in the arrivals hall.
After assisting you with your luggage, your private transfer will drive you to your hotel in the heart of the city. Don't forget to look out the window and be awed by this majestic city, one of the world’s longest continuously inhabited places.
Once you've checked into the hotel, feel free to enjoy the rest of the evening at your own pace and leisure.
Taste the Flavours of Israel in Jerusalem
Enjoy a light breakfast on the Mount of Olives before we delve into the rich history of the bustling souk of the Old City. You’ll stop by local street vendors to try various delectable delights such as fresh ka’ak Al Quds (Jerusalem bread), organic tahina, halava, Arabic coffee and homemade sesame sweets.
The city is encased by four great walls and divided into four unique quarters, each of which have its own history, distinct atmosphere and several sites that are of great religious significance. Through an endless labyrinth of market stalls, you’ll stop by spice shops, sweet shops, meat markets and much more.
You’ll visit the Western Wall, believed to be the remnants of the Second Temple, which was built by Herod the Great in the 20th century BCE before heading to the Christian quarter to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest site for Christians in the Old City.
Visit the Holiest of Sites in Jerusalem
Dig into an early morning picnic breakfast of traditional food including ka’ak Al Quds (Jerusalem bread), olive oil, za’atar, falafel, hummus, goat cheese and oven-baked eggs.
Afterwards you will head towards New Gate, built to provide direct access to the Old City. You'll tour the Notre Dame, before heading the Russian Compound Within the center is the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, one of Jerusalem’s most distinct churches with its green domes and magnificent Byzantine architecture.
Next is the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, a church unlike any in the Holy Land. You’ll learn about Ethiopian Christian traditions and practices as well as their connection to King Solomon. You will then explore the Mahane Yehuda market for a tasting tour. Savor the flavors and scents as we visit various food stalls of spices, dried fruits, imported cheeses, beverages, sweets and pastries.
Gaze at Street Art in Bethlehem
On our way to Bethlehem, you will visit the small village of Battir. Set in a lush green valley with mountainous landscapes, its known for preserving a traditional way of life. Enjoy tea as you take in the beautiful view of the surrounding terraces featuring olive groves, vineyards and vegetation.
Once in Bethlehem, see the famous street art along the separation wall, particularly the Banksy pieces that are scattered throughout the city. We’ll visit the Church of the Nativity, the oldest church in the Holy Land. Located in the center, the basilica is built over an intimate cave that enshrines the Alter of the Nativity, a place believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
View the bell towers and beautiful gardens as we make our way out of Manger Square to Bethlehem’s Old City. Stroll down the cobble-stoned paved streets and explore the market place as you indulge in falafel tasting.
Experience Life as a Bedouin in Rahat
Today you will head out to the northeastern Negev village of Talmei Yosef for an agricultural tour on the ‘Salad Trail’. You’ll get to pick and taste everything from edible flowers and delicious oranges to several different varieties of cherry tomatoes, carrots and mint leaves.
Next, you will visit Rahat, the largest Bedouin city in the world. The city is comprised of different tribes that maintain their Bedouin traditions including the famed tradition of Bedouin hospitality. Enjoy a guided tour through the gorgeous desert landscape and experience a very hospitable hands-on desert setting.
Learn about their history while experiencing the life and culture of the Bedouins. Enjoy the quiet and tranquil aura of the desert from a Bedouin tent as you enjoy gentle traditional music, drink Arabic coffee, and taste a rich variety of appetizing desert meals.
Get Lost in the Serenity of the Desert in Negev
The Negev Desert extends over the country’s southern region and covers more than half of the land area.
Take in the magnificent view of the moon-shaped landscape of the Judean Desert as we head to the Ramon Nature Reserve to visit Mitzpe Ramon, a natural and unique phenomenon. the world's largest erosion crater. At the visitors center you will learn about the spectacular and vast hilly landscape along with its historical and geological sites.
Next, you will head to a family run goat farm in Naot. The farm, among others, is located along the ancient Nabatean Incense Route which was a hugely profitable trade route of luxury goods that goes back to the 3rd century BCE. The route now serves as a cheese wine and hospitality route known as the Negev Wine Route. End the day with a personal chef experience at Sde Boker Winery.
Be Mesmerised by the Ruins in Nablus
Nablus is a city with a deeply layered and rich history. See the incredible architecture, stone clad buildings and old urban spaces as you wander down the winding streets and make your way to the mesmerizing Old City (Al Qasaba), a huge ancient market brimming with different shops selling everything from spices and sweets to olive oil and pottery.
You will visit the Samaritan community on Mount Gerazim, located on one of the mountain tops that form the Nablus valley. The group trace their roots back to ancient biblical tribes that existed thousands of years ago.
Next you will visit Bait Al Karama, a women’s centre that provides social, cultural and educational training and activities for the local community. The centre offers culinary courses where you can learn to prepare a traditional Palestinian dish.
Float on the Waters of the Dead Sea
You will head to the ancient city of Jericho, the oldest city on earth, a lush green oasis located in the Jordan Valley. The Mount of Temptation, where according to tradition, is the place where the devil tried to tempt Jesus into forsaking God. It has an incredible view of Jericho and the Jordan Valley.
After lunch, you will head to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. The scrolls were a major archaeological discovery of the 20th century. Revealed to be the earliest biblical manuscripts to ever be found, they provide invaluable historical information on Judaism and the early roots of Christianity.
Our next stop is the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. 10 times saltier than the ocean its mineral rich waters and beach mud are famous for its healing properties.
Bathe in the Tranquility at the Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee is a beautiful mountainous region with a fertile agricultural landscape, forests, vineyards, ancient historic sites and picturesque rural villages. You will visit Tabgha, the site where Jesus fed 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and 2 fish before heading to Capernaum, where Jesus lived during most of his ministry, performed many of his miracles and the hometown of his apostles.
Next is Mount Bental, a peak in the Golan Heights with a gorgeous view of Syria and the Galilee. you will visit Coffee Anan a café situated on the very top where you can enjoy coffee, tea and snacks while admiring the incredible view.
Surrounded by apple and cherry orchards, you will then head to Majdal Shams, the largest of the remaining Druze villages, a cultural focal point filled with rich tradition and culture. One of today’s highlights is a scenic boat ride across the Sea of Galilee.
Deep Dive into the History of Nazareth
One of the holiest cities in Judaism, Safad, is located in the mountains of the upper Galilee. Over the centuries many different groups have conquered and fortified the city. Learn about the ancient history of this spiritual city as you enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the Golan and Lebanon.
While touring you’ll try many delicious delicacies as you visit various food kiosks including lahuhe, a traditional Yemenite pan-fried flatbread stuffed with cheese vegetables and herbs.
Next you will make our way to Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus Christ. You will visit the Catholic Church of Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the entire Middle East. Built over what is considered to be the home of the Virgin Mary, the basilica commemorates the “Annunciation” made by the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, announcing to her that she would conceive a son.
Get Used to Coastal Living in Acre
View the magnificent coastline of the Mediterranean as you visit the white cliffs of Rosh Hanikra, It’s a remarkable natural rock formation of grottos in white chalk cliffs. You’ll see the turquoise sea caves while walking through the underground network of tunnels.
You will then head south towards Acre, one of the oldest port cities in the world. With well preserved remains of the medieval Crusader town, you will learn about the rich historical periods and experience archeology, the fishing port market, local museums and galleries.
Experience the aroma of fresh spices as we navigate through the colorful food market and taste the delicious local delights. For lunch you will head to El Marsa restaurant in the fisherman’s harbor. The seafood dishes are particularly spectacular; they are prepared with the freshest ingredients including freshly caught fish.
Lose Yourself in Cosmopolitan Tel Aviv
Bahai Gardens, also known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa are one of the most beautifully designed gardens in the country. You will will explore the aesthetically striking natural and historic landscape. The pilgrimage site ie one that each Bahai follower is required to visit and the gardens are fine works of art that many find serene, tranquil and uplifting.
You will then head south to Tel Aviv for a city tour of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches and wide open boulevards. For lunch you will head over to Sulica, a traditional Jewish food kitchen that serves mouth watering slow cooked meals using only the freshest ingredients.
You will explore Carmel Market, Tel Aviv’s largest and most popular traditional market filled with the hustle and bustle and selling everything from spices and fresh produce to clothes and electronics.
Say Farewell to Israel!
This is the end of the trip- remember the rich history, its magnificent natural beauty and the people that make Israel the country that it is.
At an arranged time you will be transferred from your hotel to the Ben Gurion Airport for your international flight back home.
Safe travels home, and visit again soon!