MULTIFACETED ISRAEL: ART, POLITICS AND CULTURE
Welcome to Israel
Spend the week diving into Israel’s history and culture, gaining understanding of the complexities and nuances of the modern challenges, all while enjoying galleries, tasting tours and getting an insider’s view of this country. On your first day in Israel, visit the ancient port city of Jaffa and explore its alleyways and marketplaces.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv: A City of Culture
Begin the day with a walk along the historic Rothschild Blvd including a stop at Independence Hall. Enjoy lunch at a local market and then spend the afternoon visiting art galleries or visiting the interactive Palmach Museum. Watch Tel Aviv come to life at night.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
The Mediterranean Coastline
See with your own eyes Israel’s narrow ׳waistline׳ from the viewpoint in Alfei Menashe. Continue to the archaeologically rich Caesarea and from there to the beautiful port city of Akko. Participate in a tasty Galilee cooking workshop and learn the secrets of the authentic local cuisine.
The Golan Heights
Tour Israel’s Northern border on All-Terrain vehicles and stop for a lookout over Syria from Mt. Bental. Visit a Druze village followed by a private wine tasting and catered lunch. Travel to Jerusalem to enjoy a viewpoint from the Mt. of Olives.
Jerusalem The Center for Three Great Monotheistic Religions
Explore the City of David, continuing to the Southern Wall Excavations and the Western Wall. Tour the narrow alleyways and authentic markets of the Old City and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Jerusalem: Triumph, Tragedy and the Future
Visit Yad Vashem, the holocaust memorial museum. Taste local delicacies at the Machane Yehuda market before embarking on a geo-strategic tour of Jerusalem and the area.
Masada and the Dead Sea
Hike (or ride cable cars) to the top of the historic Mt. Masada where 960 men, women, and children resisted the Romans during the Great Jewish Revolt almost 2000 years ago. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the Dead Sea, enjoying the natural effects of its unique minerals.
Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for flight home