Get a taste of the Middle East on an eye-opening trip through Israel.
As one of the holiest – and most contested – regions on earth, Israel and the Palestinian Territories has a long and complex history. But here's one simple truth: there’s nowhere quite like it.
Kick off your five-day adventure by eating your way around Jerusalem's lively Machane Yehuda Market, then survey the Old City from different perspectives (literal and figurative) on a walking tour. Hike through enchanting desertscapes and soak in the Dead Sea. Visit Bethlehem and discover thought-provoking street art along the West Bank Barrier. Finally, arrive in the seaside party town of Tel Aviv for a night to remember.
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Visit ancient sites that have underpinned the religious beliefs of billions for millennia and see today’s political tensions writ large upon the West Bank Barrier in the form of street art in Bethlehem.
Linger at iconic locations such as the sacred Western Wall and stations of the cross in Jerusalem and bathe in the briny (but rapidly shrinking) Dead Sea.
Tuck into silky-smooth hummus, stuffed pita sandwiches and traditional dumpling soups with a Bite Card – your passport to Machane Yehuda Market’s tastiest local dishes.
Rise early to beat the heat and hike the Masada Snake Path, which winds its way up to a World Heritage-listed clifftop fortress infused with Jewish history.
Travel with a local leader who will share valuable insights into the complexities of the region’s past, present and future – and introduce you to characters and communities otherwise out of reach.
Just one of the great things about this trip is that it gives you the power. There’s free time to do whatever you want, or optional tours to show you the way. Maybe budget a little extra cash for activities that aren’t included. Israel & The Palestinian Territories is by no means a cheap destination and you should budget accordingly. The good news is that your expert local leader is on hand to help you uncover the best deals!
Accommodation on this trip is in dorm rooms with up to 12 travellers. They may not all be fellow Intrepid travellers and your group could be split across different rooms. Where possible (and unless requested otherwise) we will accommodate you in same gender rooms.
There is a 1-1.5hr hike up the Masada Snake Path on this trip. If you're not up for it, you can always purchase a cable car ticket instead.
You’re probably pro at packing light and smart, but just in case you’re tempted to bring a big, heavy bag, remember you’ll have to carry it to and from hotels, bus stops, train stations etc.
It’s not all hot desert days in Israel, as the winter months (December through to February) can be quite cold. Temperatures in northern parts of the country can drop to freezing overnight. Snowfall around these areas is also common. Be sure to pack clothes that will prepare you for varying temperatures especially during these months.
Sites can get congested during peak travel periods with coaches of large pilgrim groups. We do our best to plan our visits around these times but sometimes it is unavoidable. There may be delays, queues and private services that prevent us from entering the site. Your trip leader will manage this as best as they can on the day.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Five Days in Israel & the Palestinian Territories trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1.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.
2.This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 4.30pm on Day 1 in Jerusalem. This allows time after the joining meeting to explore the Machane Yehuda Market & take advantage of your included Bite Card.
3.Accommodation on this trip is in dorm rooms with up to 12 travellers. They may not all be fellow Intrepid travellers and your group could be split across different rooms. Where possible (and unless requested otherwise) we will accommodate you in same gender rooms. People travelling together may occasionally be separated due to rooming configurations.
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