The Holy Land Exploration: An Off the Beaten Path Tour of Israel

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Countries Visited

Israel

Places Visited

Jerusalem, Negev Desert, Eilat, Safed...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

On this historically imbued 10-day tour of Israel, you will explore the Holy Land from a completely new perspective and will discover its most off-the-beaten-path treasures. Walk through the timeworn streets of Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood, uncover the ancient secrets of the Cave of the Patriarchs, traverse the streets of Israel’s controversial West Bank, and explore Judaism’s mystical Kabbalah a. From elusive blue grottoes in the north to the vast Negev Desert in the south, Israel is...

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Trip Highlights

  • Uncover the secrets of the ultra-religious Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem and taste the centuries-old delicacies that are tucked within its ancient corners
  • Venture on the road less traveled as you explore Hebron and visit the illustrious Cave of the Patriarchs in Israel’s West Bank
  • Marvel at Masada’s stunning fortress when you watch the sunrise over the glistening Dead Sea
  • Delight in a night of pure luxury under a sky of endless stars as you enjoy glamping in the Negev Desert
  • Float weightlessly in the waters of the Dead Sea, which will alight all your senses
  • Experience the beauty of Ein Gedi’s magnificent waterfalls and admire the Mediterranean charm of Eilat’s gorgeous beaches
  • Discover the birthplace of mystical Kabbalah in the Blue City of Safed and visit Rosh Hanikra’s stunning blue grotto

Detailed Description

From the ancient blue streets of Safed to the delightfully trendy boutiques, restaurants, and rooftop terraces of Tel Aviv, Israel exists at the crossroads of modernity and antiquity. You will experience complete weightlessness as you float through the infamous Dead Sea and alight all your senses as you revel in the stunning beauty of Ein Gedi’s magnificent waterfalls. On this 10-day tour through Israel, you will have the opportunity to savor the best of Israel through its most unique and off the beaten path experiences.

Your trip will begin in Jerusalem, where you will enjoy a private guided tour of Mea Shearim, one of the city’s most elusive neighborhoods. Here you will discover the customs of the ultra-religious world while sampling some of the region’s most tantalizing delicacies. Next, you will continue onto the Cave of the Patriarchs in Israel’s fascinating and controversial West Bank, where you will learn of the history and religious significance of this ancient site. Moving south, you will delight in experiencing the vast Negev Desert and the warm and hospitable Bedouin people who inhabit it.

As your tour continues, you will float in the otherworldly Dead Sea and take in the serene beauty of Eilat, Israel’s southernmost point. From there, you will return to the north of the country, where you will uncover the secrets of Judaism’s mystical Kabbalah in Safed, delight in Haifa’s beautiful Baha’i Gardens, and traverse the rugged and alluring Golan Heights. Your trip will end in Tel Aviv, where you will have the opportunity to explore Israel’s most cosmopolitan city, visit the stunning beaches, and meander through the ancient streets of Jaffa. On this comprehensive tour of Israel, prepare to uncover the most unique treasures of the Holy Land.

Starting Price

$3,995 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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