Israel Perspectives & Peoples Cultural Discovery
Tel Aviv, Israel to Jerusalem, Israel
Experience a unique adventure through the portal of modern Israel into biblical times. Leave contemporary Tel Aviv for ancient Jaffa, and Roman, Phoenician, and Crusader ruins in Caesarea, Acre, and Banias. Relive biblical history at the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, and Masada, and with excellent hikes on the Jesus Trail. In Bethlehem, a Palestinian Christian family gives a first-hand perspective on Christian communities in Israel and the political struggles in Palestine. Then dive deeply into Jerusalem, old and new. If you've longed to explore the Holy Land in a sensitive way, this is your journey!
- Behold vestiges of religious history, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the crucifixion site
- Spend three full days exploring the fascinating must-see cultural sites of Jerusalem and hike 5 miles of the Jesus Trail
- Rest and relax in modern, luxurious comfort in boutique hotels and a kibbutz resort
Minimum Age: 13
- Adventure and Active
- Educational and Learning
November 05, 2022 7:00 PM
November 09, 2022 through November 19, 2022
December 02, 2022 7:00 PM
December 06, 2022 through December 16, 2022
February 12, 2023 7:00 PM
February 16, 2023 through February 26, 2023
November 21, 2023 7:00 PM
November 25, 2023 through December 05, 2023
December 04, 2023 7:00 PM
December 08, 2023 through December 18, 2023
Day: 1, duration: 2
Lily & Bloom
Tastefully modern while intentionally vintage, Lily & Bloom offers elegant comfort in an urban chic atmosphere. Nods to Bauhaus style complete the boutique hotel's design package, which showcases the property's warm atmosphere and quality service. Guest rooms are stocked with comfy pillows and all the modern amenities, including Nespresso machines and free Wi-Fi.Day: 3, duration: 3
The Scots Hotel is a unique and tranquil accommodation in a region steeped in history and legend. Expect contemporary comforts in charmingly restored 19th-century buildings with basalt walls and high ceilings, or in the more classically modern rooms on the main building's upper floors. High-level service and a pool with sweeping views of the Sea of Galilee round out the Scots' experience.Day: 6, duration: 1
Ein Gedi Hotel
Formerly a modest kibbutz guesthouse that expanded over the years, the Ein Gedi became a full-fledged hotel in 2012. Today the luxurious accommodation has spacious and elegantly designed rooms, thoughtfully landscaped gardens, a modern spa, free Wi-Fi, a vast swimming pool, and — thanks to the property's roaming wildlife and stellar views — direct exposure to quiet, peaceful desert beauty.Day: 7, duration: 4
The Inbal offers guests elegant comfort and luxury, with a warm, modern design. Complete with all of the amenities you are used to—bar and restaurants, gym, swimming pool, spa—the Inbal is located in verdant Liberty Park and within walking distance of the fascinating Old Quarter of Jerusalem.
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
This trip enlightens travelers about the myriad rulers, peoples and history of the entire Holy LandReason #02
This journey includes Israel's top historical and cultural sights, while sensitively balancing both Israeli and Palestinian perspectivesReason #03
Food and wine is an unsung highlight of visiting Israel and our trip includes everything from fine dining to wine tasting to street food.Activities
Insightful cultural touring of modern and ancient Israel, plus several hikes up to 3 miles per day on the Jesus Trail pilgrimage route.Lodging
Elegant modern hotels with high-quality service. Includes three nights at the legendary Scots Hotel in Tiberias.Climate
Daytime temperatures will range from the mid-60's to low 80's and nighttime temperatures will range from the low 40's to mid-50's.Are arrival and departure transfers included?
Yes, we provide individual or small group transfers from the Tel Aviv airport on Day 1 and Day 11.Do I need a visa for Israel?
No. US citizens do not need a visa for Israel, but must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they depart Israel.Can I travel to Israel if I have an Iran visa in my passport?
No, you will need to get a second passport for your trip to Israel. Please contact the U.S. Department of State - Passport Services Office for information about applying.Can I do an extension to Jordan?
Yes, please contact your Adventure Coordinator!How do I get to Tel Aviv?
A number of US and European airlines (including United, Delta, Swiss, Lufthansa, Alitalia) as well as Turkish Airlines and El Al Airlines fly to Tel Aviv.
About MT Sobek
To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.
Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.
We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.