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The Holy Land: See Jerusalem Through the Eyes of LocalsGripping 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
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COVID-19 Safety MeasuresBookings made by 30 November 2021 for travel before 28 February 2022 are covered by our Ultimate Covid Booking Booking Guarantee: if Covid-19 regulations change your plans, we'll rebook you for free. Find out more. Covid-19 safety measures are in place on all our trips. Read more details.

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.

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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

  • Six nights twin-share 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, JerusalemA 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, Kana'im ValleyNot 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, Tel AvivOverlooking 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.

Covid Safety

Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority, so we’ve put the following measures in place on all our TRIPS:
  • Our average group size is 10 people (max 18), which gives you all the security of being in a group whilst avoiding a crowd.
  • Our private vehicles have daily assigned seating, and every day they undergo deep cleaning of all surfaces.
  • Where possible, we use small/ boutique accommodation – this means fewer guests and reduced exposure to other travellers.
  • We require all accommodation providers to share protocols around the extra health and hygiene measures they are taking.
  • Included activities are exclusive to our group wherever possible, to minimise contact with others.
  • Covid-19 negative test results or vaccine certificates may be required. Please check the entry requirements for the destination you are travelling to. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.
  • We recommend you confirm all guidance on official government sites and check that you are able to travel with your travel insurance issuer. Your travel insurance may be invalidated if you travel against government advice. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.

Important Info

  • You must be aged 25 years or over to join this trip.
  • Please be sure to check whether or not you need a visa to enter the country you're travelling to. Please refer to our Booking Terms & Conditions for further information.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or accessibility requirements, please notify our Customer Support team as soon as possible.
  • We won't charge you extra if you travel alone – you'll be allocated a twin room with another traveller of the same gender.
  • To upgrade to a private room, share a room with a friend, or book pre- and post-trip accommodation and/or airport transfers, please contact our Customer Support team.
  • Please be aware that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. While unlikely, these changes can happen due to circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure minimal impact on your experience.
  • Please be aware images on this page are for illustrative purposes and may not reflect your itinerary exactly.
  • All travellers must be vaccinated from Covid-19 to be able to enter Israel.

Additional Info

Book today with a small deposit
If you’d like to book or enquire about one of our trips, get in touch with our travel experts.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Chat to our teamIf you’d like to book or enquire about one of our trips, get in touch with our travel experts.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Chat to our teamIf you’d like to book or enquire about one of our trips, get in touch with our travel experts.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com