Five Days in Israel & the Palestinian Territories

Start: Jerusalem Finish: Tel Aviv

Visiting: Jerusalem , Jerusalem, Tel Aviv


Duration: 4 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians

Tour Operator: Intrepid Travel

Group size: 1 - 16

Age range: 18-29 years

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1030 $927

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Tour Overview

A place of miraculous conceptions, thwarted crucifixions and 40-day slogs through desert – you could say Israel and the Palestinian Territories has been through quite a bit. Kick off your five-day adventure eating your heart out at Jerusalem's lively Machane Yehuda Market, then walk the Ramparts for a different perspective of the Old City of Jerusalem. Hike the Iconic Masada Snake Path before taking a float in the rapidly evaporating Dead Sea. Head to Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity and go on a Graffiti tour seeing the works of Banksy. Finally, take a sunset bike ride in Tel Aviv, and get in and about the seaside city’s nightlife. You’ll get a taste of the highlights on this Middle Eastern jaunt.

Highlights

  • iconDiscover for yourself the city that everyone knows from Christmas, Bethlehem, and learn how (and why) graffiti has filled the city’s walls from artists over the years, including Banksy, on a leader-led walking tour.
  • iconEnjoy a 2-hour sunset bike ride in Tel Aviv to orientate yourself with this city full of energy and vibrant nightlife.
  • iconTake a bird’s eye view of the Old City of Jerusalem as you walk the Ramparts – a great way to get a sneak peek into places you'd never see otherwise, and to take in the stunning views outside the wall.
  • iconHike the iconic Masada Snake Path early in the morning for some epic views across Jordan, then take the cable car down to the Dead Sea for a seriously strange swim.
  • iconSample tasty local eats at the very cool Machane Yehuda Market where you can use your included bite card at any of the vendors.

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals: dinner

Shalom! Welcome to Jerusalem. You’ve got the whole day free to explore this vibrant city (depending on when you get here of course) before you join up with your crew at a welcome meeting this afternoon at 4.30 pm. Before then, you could grab a coffee from one of the cafes, or a cold one from the many bars and restaurants near your hostel. After your important meeting, head out on an orientation walk up to the very cool Machane Yehuda Market. Here you can sample tasty local eats using your bite card at any of the vendors. Your leader will leave you here so you can kick-on after dark. We recommend getting the crew together at one of the many laneway bars and watch the market come to life in the evening or go for a wander to check out the amazing graffiti popping up on shop shutters.

Included Activities:
-Jerusalem - Machane Yehuda Market & Bite Card

icon Day 2: Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals: breaksfast

This morning drive to Jaffa Gate where you will start a walking tour of the Old City from above and below! Start with the Ramparts Walk from Jaffa Gate all the way to Herod’s Gate. This will take about 45 minutes. Go down at Herod’s Gate and walk along the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross), stopping at the Austrian Hospice for a short break and go up to the rooftop for a view of the Old City, before continuing to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walk to the Wailing (Western) Wall stopping at the 'Cardo' in the recently restored Jewish Quarter. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to do as you please.

Included Activities:
-Jerusalem - Walk on the Ramparts of the Old City
-Jerusalem - Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
-Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Optional Activities:
-Jerusalem - Israel Museum
-Jerusalem - Yad Vashem Museum - Free

icon Day 3: Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals: breaksfast

Rise and shine nice and early (approximately 5 am) to drive out to the spectacular cliff-top fortress of Masada, near the Dead Sea. Kick off the day with an early morning hike up the Masada Snake Path which winds its way up approximately 400 meters from the lowest point on earth (The Dead Sea) to the Peak. This UNESCO site is super important to the Jewish people, a symbol of their exile from the Holy Land and of bravery and self-sacrifice. The story goes that here a Jewish sect called the zealots held out against the Roman army in AD66. Rather than surrender, they either fought to the death or committed suicide, every last man, woman and child. Catch the Cable Car back down then drive to the Dead Sea for a float in the salty waters. Apparently, Cleopatra used products from the area as part of her beauty regime, which also allegedly included animal milk and almond extract! After soaking in the salty waters, transfer back to your hostel in Jerusalem for a free evening.

Included Activities:
-Dead Sea - Visit and float
-Masada - Entrance & Cable Car one-way
-Masada - Snake Path Hike

icon Day 4: Tel Aviv

Location: Tel Aviv

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals: breaksfast

This morning, check out of your hostel and head to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the Old City. From there, drive to Bethlehem – no doubt you're familiar with it from all the Christmas carols and nativity plays. Drop by the Church of the Nativity, built on where it is said Jesus was born, and also head to the Shepherd’s Fields, where the angels appeared to bring the good news. You’ll also have time to explore the graffiti walls that have been added across the years, including by Banksy. Learn the personal stories behind some of the more prominent pieces. Afterwards, continue on to Tel Aviv via the ancient port city of Jaffa, the basis of modern Tel Aviv. Once checked-in to your hostel, join a sunset bike ride (approximately 2 hours) to get acquainted with this vibrant seaside city. Tonight, why not get the gang together and hit the town this evening – Tel Aviv is known for its happening nightlife scene.

Included Activities:
-Jaffa - Town Visit
-Jerusalem - Mount of Olives
-Bethlehem - Grafitti Walking Tour
-Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity & Shepherds' Field

icon Day 5: Tel Aviv

Location: Tel Aviv

Meals: breaksfast

There aren’t any activities planned for today, so you’re free to leave the hostel at any time. That doesn’t mean your Middle Eastern adventure has to come to an end! If you’re looking at spending more time in Tel Aviv, we don’t blame you. We’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Hostels (4 nights)

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    Meals

    4 breakfasts, 1 dinners

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    Jerusalem - Western Wall (Wailing Wall)

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    Masada - Entrance & Cable Car one-way

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    Jerusalem - Machane Yehuda Market & Bite Card

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    Bethlehem - Grafitti Walking Tour

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    Dead Sea - Visit and float

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    Jaffa - Town Visit

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    Masada - Snake Path Hike

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    Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity & Shepherds' Field

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    Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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    Jerusalem - Mount of Olives

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    Jerusalem - Walk on the Ramparts of the Old City

Included Activities

  • Jerusalem - Machane Yehuda Market & Bite Card
  • Jerusalem - Walk on the Ramparts of the Old City
  • Jerusalem - Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
  • Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Dead Sea - Visit and float
  • Masada - Entrance & Cable Car one-way
  • Masada - Snake Path Hike
  • Jaffa - Town Visit
  • Jerusalem - Mount of Olives
  • Bethlehem - Grafitti Walking Tour
  • Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity & Shepherds' Field

Transport

  • Private bus

Accommodation

  • Hostels (4 nights)

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    Intrepid Travel requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 21 days before departure..

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