This Israel tour package is a comprehensive overland trip for small group travelers exploring the historic and cultural landmarks of Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan providing twelve days of adventure trekking. This overland Israel tour is a fully guided tour, combining fascinating, informative guiding with individual exploration. You will enjoy 11 nights of authentic accommodation across our locations, where you can enjoy boutique hotels and genuine activities, meet other cultured travelers, and explore the surroundings.
Time spent in Tel-Aviv, you will get to join our Tel Aviv bike tour and feel like a local for the day. We will visit Kibbutz Maagan Michael, where you will hear what it’s like to live in a collective community from a member of the Kibbutz. We will then ride to Nazareth, the city of Jesus. You stay at the legendary Fauzi Azar boutique Inn, a beautiful guesthouse, renovated Arab mansion.
Next, we will depart in the morning to reach the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest fresh-water reservoir. We will then head north and explore the North of Israel including, Banias Nature Reserve, Odem, and Mount Bental.
On this overland tour you are also offered two exciting days exploring the treasures of Jordan. After border custom services, we will go cruise overland to discover the ancient city of Jerash, an incredibly well-preserved Roman city boasting colonnaded streets, mosaics, baths, theaters, temples, and a hippodrome. Another highlight of this tour is a full day exploring Petra. One of the seven wonders of the world, and poetically described as “a rose-red city half the age of time”, Petra is a marvelous place for any traveler to visit. Your next stop is Jerusalem where you will join our Holy City tour, a great way to experience and learn about the rich history of Jerusalem's old city. This tour, fascinating to history lovers, includes sites holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians and, such as the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
We will head south toward the Israeli desert for another exciting day. You will hike Masada and explore the ancient fortress and archaeological ruins at the top while enjoying a gorgeous view of the desert and the Dead Sea. Then we will go to the Ein Gedi nature reserve, and finally, go swimming and floating in the Dead Sea, enjoying the therapeutic mud.
You will also get to explore the West Bank, unforgettable insight into the culture of this fascinating and controversial region. We will visit the ruins of the oldest city in the world, Jericho, and then Ramallah for a taste of modern-day culture. Lastly, you will get to enter the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. On another day we will take you to Hebron, one of the four holy cities in Judaism and also sacred in Islam. We will drive into the politicized city in a bullet-proof bus. The tour is split into two parts- you’ll spend the morning with Jewish “settlers”, and the afternoon with a Palestinian guide, each in their respective area of the city. This way you are given a balanced account of life in Hebron, the city of Abraham, and the burial place of the Biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs.
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Cost per person: $2465 USD
Single supplement: $685 USD
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