Israel and the Palestinian Territories Tours & Holidays

The enduring religious centre of the Western world, Israel and the Palestinian Territories are alive with history.

A pilgrimage to Israel and the Palestinian Territories opens up a world of ancient tales, faith-driven worshippers, intricate cuisines and contemporary attitudes. From the glistening northern coastlines to the depths of the Dead Sea, simple mountain village communities to cosmopolitan cities full of bars and boutiques; a vacation here is a varied and complex adventure. It will challenge your perceptions on faith and spirituality, bring you face to face with the significance of centuries-old traditions, serve up some mouth-watering food, and, most importantly, will surprise you at every turn.

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Julie · Traveled December 2022
This was an incredible experience of Israel and Palestine at a very special time, Christmas and Hanukkah. The highlights were Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Masada, Haifa, Tel Aviv (the White City free Saturday morning tour), Old Jaffa, Jericho (and learning about the water from Dr Nader), the conversation with Rabbi Josh in the Austrian Hospice and the Palestinian lunch/oud playing (in fact all the places on the itinerary were highlights). The food and fresh drinks were delicious and our group of nine, a pleasure with whom to spend time. Salah our guide was knowledgeable, approachable, patient and shared his experiences with us in a diplomatic way. This is a very expensive country, be prepared! It is possible to get to the airport from Hotel 75 in Tel Aviv by bus and train (buy a Rav Kav card from a small newsagent type shop for 5 sheckels with the bus fare of 6 sheckels loaded on - or download the app if you are online, then get bus number 4 or 404 from opposite Hotel 75 - and one stop down towards Rothschild Street, for 6/7 stops to Ha'Hagana train station. Buy a train ticket using the Rav Kav card for 9 sheckels. The airport trains are every 15 minutes. Total journey time approx 40 mins and cost 20 sheckels. You can get a taxi from Hotel 75 to the airport for 180 sheckels. I would not recommend the £135 Intrepid pre booked taxi to Jerusalem on arrival in Tel Aviv because if your flight is delayed or cancelled it's a big worry. There are taxis at the airport during Shabbat or the sherut (though this latter shared taxi can be a time-consuming palaver with waiting to fill it up before departing).
Review submitted 28 Dec 2022

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Julie · Traveled December 2022
This was an incredible experience of Israel and Palestine at a very special time, Christmas and Hanukkah. The highlights were Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Masada, Haifa, Tel Aviv (the White City free Saturday morning tour), Old Jaffa, Jericho (and learning about the water from Dr Nader), the conversation with Rabbi Josh in the Austrian Hospice and the Palestinian lunch/oud playing (in fact all the places on the itinerary were highlights). The food and fresh drinks were delicious and our group of nine, a pleasure with whom to spend time. Salah our guide was knowledgeable, approachable, patient and shared his experiences with us in a diplomatic way. This is a very expensive country, be prepared! It is possible to get to the airport from Hotel 75 in Tel Aviv by bus and train (buy a Rav Kav card from a small newsagent type shop for 5 sheckels with the bus fare of 6 sheckels loaded on - or download the app if you are online, then get bus number 4 or 404 from opposite Hotel 75 - and one stop down towards Rothschild Street, for 6/7 stops to Ha'Hagana train station. Buy a train ticket using the Rav Kav card for 9 sheckels. The airport trains are every 15 minutes. Total journey time approx 40 mins and cost 20 sheckels. You can get a taxi from Hotel 75 to the airport for 180 sheckels. I would not recommend the £135 Intrepid pre booked taxi to Jerusalem on arrival in Tel Aviv because if your flight is delayed or cancelled it's a big worry. There are taxis at the airport during Shabbat or the sherut (though this latter shared taxi can be a time-consuming palaver with waiting to fill it up before departing).
Review submitted 30 Dec 2022

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Bharat · Traveled December 2022
We had a wonderful trip to Israel and the cities of Jerusalem, Haifa, Akko, Jaffa/Tel Aviv. Intrepid planned a wonderful agenda and an overall great experience.
Review submitted 21 Dec 2022

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Jennifer · Traveled November 2022
Highly recommended. The unique, complex and fraught landscape of these countries is portrayed in a sensitive and informed experience. Be prepared for a lot of religious sites and a lot of pilgrims... but it is the Holy Lands.
Review submitted 09 Dec 2022

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KERRI · Traveled November 2022
This trip covered the best of Israel and what was possible of Palestine. Pretty jam-packed but you'll definitely see a lot and learn even more. Be sure to ask to go to the museum at The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem and also check out the Banksy art. I would note that the itinerary is actually shorter than advertised - the first day is just a dinner in the evening and the last day is only check out in the morning. A very special place on earth - recommend the money, effort and time to make it happen.
Review submitted 08 Dec 2022

Israel and the Palestinian Territories at a glance

  • CAPITAL CITY

    Jerusalem (population approximately 875,000)

  • POPULATION

    Approximately 8.7 million

  • CURRENCY

    ILS

  • LANGUAGE

    Hebrew, Arabic

  • TIME ZONE

    (GMT+02:00) Jerusalem

  • CALLING CODE

    +972

  • ELECTRICITY

    Type C (European 2-pin) Type H (Israeli 3-pin)

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