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.
  • 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

    Continue to Qumran

    Visit the Dead Sea Scrolls caves in Qumran

    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 an excursion to Bethlehem

    • Church of the Nativity

    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

    Free time in Jerusalem

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • 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

    Continue to Qumran

    Visit the Dead Sea Scrolls caves in Qumran

    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 an excursion to Bethlehem

    • Church of the Nativity

    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

    Free time in Jerusalem

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 10 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light kosher breakfast and kosher dinner daily

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

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

  • Entrances

    Caesarea National Park, Knight’s Hall, Church of the Annunciation, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well, Boat Ride to Capernaum, Capernaum National Park, Mount of Beatitudes, Yardenit, Mount of Temptation, Dead Sea Scroll caves, Masada Fortress, Masada cable car, Mount of Olives, Chapel of the Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Nativity, Israel Museum, Yad VaShem Memorial and Holocaust Museum; with extension: Ruins of Jerash, St. George’s Church, Shobak Castle

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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