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DOHNG - Israel and Beyond

Israel holds a unique place in the Middle East. With sacred sites central to three of humanity's major religions, you could spend a lifetime exploring its wonders of history and culture. Look over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, stay at the Sea of Galilee, walk the ruins at Capernaum, and eat lunch at the home of a Palestinian family. Make your own pilgrimage to this beloved and complex place.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Old Jerusalem Walking Tour, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Lecture with Local Expert, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Bethlehem Walking Tour, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Palestinian Family Meal, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Kibbutz Experience, Tiberias
Arrival transfer
Entrance to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial)
Visit the Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls
Tour Bethlehem
Visit a Palestinian refugee community
Guided visit to Masada
Explore the Sea of Galilee area including Capernaum and Nazareth
Kibbutz tour
Visit Haifa, Caesarea Maritima, and Jaffa
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $2,834
Start Location
Jerusalem, Israel
End Location
Tel Aviv, Israel
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201803 Jun 20181AUD $3,029
03 Jun 201810 Jun 20185AUD $3,149
17 Jun 201824 Jun 201810AUD $2,834
24 Jun 201801 Jul 20189AUD $2,834
08 Jul 201815 Jul 20185AUD $3,149
22 Jul 201829 Jul 20181AUD $3,149
05 Aug 201812 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
19 Aug 201826 Aug 20189AUD $3,149
02 Sep 201809 Sep 20187AUD $3,149
09 Sep 201816 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
23 Sep 201830 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
30 Sep 201807 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
07 Oct 201814 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
14 Oct 201821 Oct 20181AUD $3,029
21 Oct 201828 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
04 Nov 201811 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
11 Nov 201818 Nov 20189AUD $3,029
25 Nov 201802 Dec 201810AUD $3,029
09 Dec 201816 Dec 201813AUD $3,029
16 Dec 201823 Dec 201815AUD $3,029
06 Jan 201913 Jan 201912AUD $2,899
20 Jan 201927 Jan 201916AUD $2,899
03 Feb 201910 Feb 201916AUD $2,899
17 Feb 201924 Feb 201914AUD $2,899
24 Feb 201903 Mar 201916AUD $2,899
03 Mar 201910 Mar 201914AUD $3,029
17 Mar 201924 Mar 20197AUD $3,029
31 Mar 201907 Apr 201916AUD $3,029
07 Apr 201914 Apr 201916AUD $3,029
14 Apr 201921 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
21 Apr 201928 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
05 May 201912 May 201912AUD $3,029
12 May 201919 May 201916AUD $3,029
19 May 201926 May 201916AUD $3,029
26 May 201902 Jun 201916AUD $3,029
09 Jun 201916 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
23 Jun 201930 Jun 201916AUD $3,149
07 Jul 201914 Jul 201916AUD $3,149
21 Jul 201928 Jul 201916AUD $3,149
04 Aug 201911 Aug 201915AUD $3,149
18 Aug 201925 Aug 201916AUD $3,149
01 Sep 201908 Sep 201915AUD $3,149
08 Sep 201915 Sep 201916AUD $3,149
15 Sep 201922 Sep 201914AUD $3,149
22 Sep 201929 Sep 201916AUD $3,149
06 Oct 201913 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
13 Oct 201920 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
20 Oct 201927 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,834 
27 Oct 201903 Nov 201916AUD $3,029
03 Nov 201910 Nov 201916AUD $3,029
10 Nov 201917 Nov 201916AUD $3,029
24 Nov 201901 Dec 201916AUD $3,029
01 Dec 201908 Dec 201916AUD $3,029
08 Dec 201915 Dec 201916AUD $3,029
15 Dec 201922 Dec 201916AUD $3,029
Itinerary
Day 1 - Jerusalem
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Jerusalem
Take a specially designed walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem with both Israeli and Palestinian guides an experience exclusively designed by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah. This unique dual-narrative tour allows travellers a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural, religious, and political aspects of Israel. Visit key sites including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, then walk through the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This afternoon, visit the Mount of Olives for stunning views of Jerusalem, then enjoy free time to wander on your own or opt to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Later, enjoy a discussion with a local scholar on conflict resolution and local interfaith issues.
Day 3 - Jerusalem
Take a sobering visit to Yad Vashem Memorial to learn about the Holocaust and its ramifications today. In the afternoon, visit the famed Israel Museum. View the Dead Sea Scrolls, housed in the Shrine of the Book and observe one of the greatest archaeological finds of the past century. After, opt to walk through the museum's state of the art archeological exhibition on your own.
Day 4 - Jerusalem
Enjoy a second exclusively designed dual-narrative tour of Bethlehem with Israeli and Palestinian guides. Visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Walk through a nearby Palestinian refugee camp and then head to a local Palestinian family's home for a cooking class and lunch.
Day 5 - Jerusalem/Tiberias
Start the day with a guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada with stops at Herod's Palace, the Bathhouse, and the Synagogue. After that, it's off for a visit to the Dead Sea, continuing along the Jordan Valley north to the Sea of Galilee. Also enjoy a visit and talk at a local Kibbutz community.
Day 6 - Tiberias
Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, for gorgeous views of the Sea of Galilee and visit the church that was built atop this hill, where Jesus is believed to have delivered his "Sermon on the Mount" speech. Continue to the ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus lived and preached, and where many apostles, including Peter, made their home. Learn about the lives of Israeli Arabs on the way to Nazareth, where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East.
Day 7 - Tiberias/Tel Aviv
Continue to the Mediterranean, visiting the coastal city of Haifa and then south to Caesarea Maritima to see the ruins of Herod's harbour city. After, continue toward Jaffa, an ancient port city dating back to the Bronze Age. Continue on to the bustling city of Tel Aviv for our last evening.
Day 8 - Tel Aviv
Depart at any time.