Tour Number: 1409360US
Group Leader's Name: James McGrath
Departure Date: 5/12/2014
Return Dates: 5/20/2014
Departure Gateway: Indianapolis
9 days
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, extension to Petra, Amman

Israel has been a living, breathing nexus of culture and tradition since its inception.

Regarded as the sacred grounds for Judaism, Islam and Christianity, the terrain here is riddled with structures that have been integral to generations of belief. Bring the stories together as you witness Nazareth—including Mary’s Well, the Cave of Elijah and the Garden of Gethsemane.
Israel tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Israel

  • Day 2: Tel Aviv

    Arrive in Tel Aviv

  • Day 3: Tel Aviv + Acre + Haifa

    Take a guided tour of Tel Aviv

    Visit Caesarea National Park

    Visit Knight's Hall in Acre

    Continue on to Haifa

    Make a photo stop at Mount Carmel:

    • Baha’i Shrine
    • Haifa Port
    • Elijah’s Cave
  • Day 4: Nazareth + Haifa

    Take an excursion to Nazareth:

    • Church of the Annunciation
    • Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
    • Mary’s Well

    Travel to Cana and Tiberias

    Take a boat ride to Capernaum

    Visit Capernaum National Park:

    • Synagogue
    • The House of Peter

    Visit the Mount of Beatitudes in Tabgha

    Return to Haifa

  • Day 5: Jordan Valley + Jerusalem

    Travel through the Jordan Valley

    Visit the Mount of Temptation in Jericho

    Visit the Dead Sea Scrolls caves in Qumran

    Enjoy free time floating in the Dead Sea

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Jeep adventure

    Jeep adventure

    Hang on to your hat and add a dash of adventure to your itinerary this afternoon by opting to join a safari by Jeep! Explore the wonders of this desert region as your 4x4 vehicle traverses the off-road terrain.

    Travel to Jerusalem

  • Day 6: Masada + Jerusalem

    Travel to Masada:

    • Masada Fortress
    • Cable car ride

    Return to Jerusalem

    View Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

    Visit the Chapel of the Ascension

    Visit the Garden of Gethsemane

  • Day 7: Bethlehem + Jerusalem

    Take a walking tour of Jerusalem:

    • Via Dolorosa
    • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
    • Western Wall
    • Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock
  • Day 8: Jerusalem

    Visit the Israel Museum

    Visit the Yad VaShem Memorial and Holocaust Museum

    Enjoy free time in Jerusalem

  • Day 9: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Israel

  • Day 2: Tel Aviv

    Arrive in Tel Aviv

  • Day 3: Tel Aviv + Acre + Haifa

    Take a guided tour of Tel Aviv

    Visit Caesarea National Park

    Visit Knight's Hall in Acre

    Continue on to Haifa

    Make a photo stop at Mount Carmel:

    • Baha’i Shrine
    • Haifa Port
    • Elijah’s Cave
  • Day 4: Nazareth + Haifa

    Take an excursion to Nazareth:

    • Church of the Annunciation
    • Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
    • Mary’s Well

    Travel to Cana and Tiberias

    Take a boat ride to Capernaum

    Visit Capernaum National Park:

    • Synagogue
    • The House of Peter

    Visit the Mount of Beatitudes in Tabgha

    Return to Haifa

  • Day 5: Jordan Valley + Jerusalem

    Travel through the Jordan Valley

    Visit the Mount of Temptation in Jericho

    Visit the Dead Sea Scrolls caves in Qumran

    Enjoy free time floating in the Dead Sea

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Jeep adventure

    Jeep adventure

    Hang on to your hat and add a dash of adventure to your itinerary this afternoon by opting to join a safari by Jeep! Explore the wonders of this desert region as your 4x4 vehicle traverses the off-road terrain.

    Travel to Jerusalem

  • Day 6: Masada + Jerusalem

    Travel to Masada:

    • Masada Fortress
    • Cable car ride

    Return to Jerusalem

    View Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

    Visit the Chapel of the Ascension

    Visit the Garden of Gethsemane

  • Day 7: Bethlehem + Jerusalem

    Take a walking tour of Jerusalem:

    • Via Dolorosa
    • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
    • Western Wall
    • Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock
  • Day 8: Jerusalem

    Visit the Israel Museum

    Visit the Yad VaShem Memorial and Holocaust Museum

    Enjoy free time in Jerusalem

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    We arrange all travel details so professors, chaperones and students can enjoy the tour to the fullest. That means we take care of flights, buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries, and subways.

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your tour. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business. Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person. We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers.

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed.

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