If you thought the Middle East was all sand and dust, think again – check out the lakeside towns of Tiberias and Tabgha, the place where a crowd miraculously had a lot more fish and bread than they thought.. Discover for yourself the towns that everyone knows from the Christmas carols – Jericho and Bethlehem – and find out about daily life in the epic city of Jerusalem as you chat with locals on the way to the Western Wall.. Graffiti has filled the walls in Bethlehem by many artists over the years, including British Artist Banksy. Check it out on a walking tour with your leader.. Spend a night in the heart of the quaint little town of Nazareth.
Start the fun times with falafel in Amman, cross the border into Israel and head for Jerusalem – see Masada, Jericho and Bethlehem. From here, it’s on to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee (it rhymes!) then back to Jerusalem.
There’s an old book called The Bible which is kind of a big deal. A lot of it was based in Jerusalem, so seeing some of this stuff in real life (the Mount of Olives, Bethlehem etc) could be dubbed a ‘religious experience’. If you were so inclined.
TRIP CHANGES 2018:
This trip will be changing in 2018 to start in Jerusalem and finish in Tel Aviv. The new itinerary will be 5 days long and depart on Wednesdays. Check out the new itinerary on the 2018 version of this trip which will be called: “Essential Israel & the Palestinian Territories”.