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The Holy Land: See Jerusalem Through the Eyes of Locals

Gripping history, fantastic food and personal encounters in one of the greatest cultural crossroads on the planet.
Starts AtJerusalem
Ends AtTel Aviv
Duration7 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Starts AtJerusalem
Ends AtTel Aviv
Duration7 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

Take a deep dive into the culture, religion and conflict that make up the fabric of this region on this immersive seven-day trip. See Jerusalem from the perspective of two locals, one Arab and one Jewish, and visit Mount Zion. You’ll also have the opportunity to cycle through the Tel Aviv markets; float across the Dead Sea on a boat trip; and whip up a Middle Eastern feast in a family home in Bethlehem. You’re guaranteed to see an authentic side to this complex, fascinating destination. This trip has been designed to help you explore this beautiful but politically turbulent region. We'll provide a balanced view of the Israel-Palestine conflict, focused on enriching your understanding of the area.

Masada
Dome of the Rock
Old Jaffa City
Israel Yad Vashem
Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem.
Harmony Hotel Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Mahane Yehuda Market
Banksy Westbank Barrier
Glass of raki and appetizers on the table for dinner
Tel Aviv
Dead Sea

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Tour the Old City of Jerusalem with Arab and Jewish locals
  • 2
    Step on holy ground in Bethlehem, visiting the Nativity Church
  • 3
    Sleep in a Bedouin desert resort
  • 4
    Climb Masada, an ancient desert fortress built by Herod
  • 5
    Glide over the Dead Sea on a boat cruise
  • 6
    Cycle around Tel Aviv on a foodie market tour
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • One night Bedouin-style accommodation
  • Five nights boutique hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Six breakfasts, one lunch, four dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Jerusalem Old City tour
  • Old City ramparts tour
  • Mount Zion visit with JICC representative
  • Home-cooked dinner with local family
  • Tent of Nations visit
  • Nativity Church and Manger Square visit
  • Bethlehem Old City tour
  • Separation Wall and Banksy museum visit
  • Masada visit
  • Dead Sea private boat cruise
  • Yitzhak Rabin Center visit
  • Tel Aviv bicycle tour
  • Independence Hall and Jaffa visit

Accommodation

Harmony Hotel

A stylish boutique hotel in the traditional Nahalat Shiva neighbourhood in Jerusalem. There’s a daily happy hour, free bike hire and a gorgeous sundeck. The interiors give design clout: think bare brick walls, animal-print chairs and cutting-edge photography.

Kfar Hanokdim

Not far from the city of Arad, Kfar Hanokdim was built to be in tune with the desert and Bedouin way of life. It’s circled by palm trees and home to roaming donkeys, camels and peacocks. Tents and lodges blend in, thanks to a camouflage of natural fibres and local stone.

Center Chic

Overlooking Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv, this boutique hotel is close to the Cameri Theatre, Independence Hall Museum and the beach. The 54 stylish rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and coffee machines. Enjoy a complimentary happy hour drink at sunset.

Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com