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7 Days | Modern-day marvels beside wondrous sites of the biblical age

4.7 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
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Welcome to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, the land of ancient cultures, biblical treasures, thriving cities and delicious local cuisine. Journey from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv with an experienced local leader and gain an understanding of the region’s diverse viewpoints. Meet with a refugee family, local business owners and a geopolitical expert along the way. Get a taste of local life with a number of authentic food experiences, and visit major religious and historical sites with insights from local experts. Discover a country with a beautifully preserved past and a vibrant beating heart.

Trip overview

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Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
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Tel Aviv, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
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Israel and the Palestinian Territories
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ENPI
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience some of the world’s most renowned religious sites – the Church of the Annunciation, the Church of the Nativity, Via Dolorosa, Qumran and the Western Wall.
  • Explore the hilltop fortress of Masada overlooking the vast Dead Sea, and venture down into the valley for a gravity-defying swim in its salty waters.
  • Gain an unmatched understanding of the area while travelling with an experienced local leader and spending time with the people who call this region home.
  • Learn about life for those who live in a refugee camp as you whip up authentic Palestinian dishes with the families of those who were forced to leave their villages during the 1949 Israeli-Arab war.
  • Be part of Haifa’s past during your Feature Stay. More than 100 years old, The Colony Hotel Haifa is located in the city’s historic district, just 300m from the UNESCO listed Baha’i Gardens.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip takes in many religious sites, so it’s best to come prepared. You will need to bring clothes that cover arms and legs – a light scarf is a good idea for hot days.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (5 nights), Feature Stay (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Jerusalem - Welcome Dinner
  • Jerusalem - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Jerusalem - Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
  • Jerusalem - Old City walking tour
  • Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Jerusalem - Rooftop views from the Austrian Hospice
  • Jerusalem - Temple Mount Courtyard
  • Jerusalem - Garden of Gethsemane
  • Jerusalem - Mount of Olives
  • Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity & Shepherds' Field
  • Bethlehem - Refugee Camp Cooking Class
  • Jerusalem - Conversation with a regional expert
  • Jerusalem - Yad Vashem Museum
  • Masada - Fortress visit by cable car
  • Qumran - Archaeological site visit
  • Dead Sea - Visit and float
  • Jericho - Home Cooked Meal
  • Tiberias - Sea of Galilee boat ride
  • Capernaum - St Peter's Church
  • Nazareth - Church of Annunciation & Mary's Well
  • Haifa - Bahai Gardens view & photo stop
  • Caesarea - Roman ruins
  • Tel Aviv - Leader-led tour of Old Jaffa

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
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Timothy · Traveled June 2023
This trip provided an excellent insight into the rich history of Israel & Palestine, the compexities and divisions, in a largely unbiased way. Many highlights, esp. the old city of Jerusalem and its holy sites, Masada, the cooking class at the Aida refugee camp, dinner with a local Jericho family, the Acre crusader fort. The hotels were of a high quality. Our guide Issa was superb, with his detailed historical and religious knowledge. Our meeting with a geopolitical expert was very informative too. We spent a few extra days to experience Tel Aviv. Israel is very expensive btw...
Review submitted 06 Jul 2023

Ursula · Traveled April 2023
Interesting country to visit. Wouldn’t say it is if Premium quality. A well organised, good communicator for a guide is essential. Do t go expecting 5 star.
Review submitted 06 May 2023

Nick · Traveled April 2023
Excellent trip with a lovely small group of travelers that made the experience very enjoyable. Good itinerary, enjoyed inclusions to the West Bank. Very good guide and would recommend. Just be aware that there are not a great deal of vegetarian options.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2023

Nadezhda · Traveled March 2023
The Premium Israel & the Palestinian Territories trip was amazing, and I can only warmly recommend. Israel is a fascinating country with so much history and culture, meeting point of all religions and absolutely a must-visit. Our guide, Amro, was just excellent and we learned and saw a lot. The itinerary is rich, but it could be improved a little (e.g. the first day is just a dinner and the last day is only a check-out; including some more activities in Tel Aviv would be great).In addition, it would be better if the tour was a day or two longer as there were places we had to skip as we did not have time to wait for the queue. Overall, Israel is a unique country, and this trip is a great way to explore and experience its diversity.
Review submitted 12 Apr 2023

Joanne · Traveled March 2023
This intrepid trip was very well organised and our guide went above and beyond to make it enjoyable
Review submitted 11 Apr 2023
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