Israel and Beyond

Israel, JordanHistory & Culture

Israel holds a unique place in the Middle East. With sacred sites central to three of humanity’s major religions, you could spend a lifetime exploring its wonders of history and culture. Look over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, stay in a kibbutz hotel at the Sea of Galilee, walk the ruins at Capernaum, and eat lunch at the home of a Palestinian family. Make your own pilgrimage to this beloved and complex place.

8 Nights
From SGD 2Per Person

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Take a specially designed walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem with both Israeli and Palestinian guides trained by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah. This unique dual-narrative tour allows travellers a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural, religious, and political aspects of Israel.

Visit key sites including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, then walk through the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This afternoon, visit the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations.

Later, enjoy a discussion on the current state of affairs with a leading Israeli scholar.

Meals included: Breakfast

Take a sobering visit to Yad Vashem Memorial to learn about the Holocaust and its ramifications today.

In the afternoon, visit the famed Israel Museum. View the Dead Sea Scrolls, housed in the Shrine of the Book, and walk through the museum’s state of the art archaeological exhibition.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a second exclusively designed dual-narrative tour of Bethlehem with Israeli and Palestinian guides.

Visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Walk through a nearby Palestinian refugee camp and then head to a local Palestinian family's home for a cooking class and lunch.

Later, visit Herodion, a hill fortress built by Herod the Great.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Start the day with a guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada with stops at Herod’s Palace, the Bathhouse, and the Synagogue.

Next, visit Qumran, the site where a Bedouin shepherd found the Dead Sea scrolls.

After that, it’s off to the Dead Sea for a swim and mud bath before continuing along the Jordan Valley north to the Sea of Galilee, where we’ll stay in a kibbutz hotel for the next two nights

Meals included: Breakfast

Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, for gorgeous views of the Sea of Galilee and visit the church that was built atop this hill, where Jesus is believed to have delivered his “Sermon on the Mount” speech.

Continue to the ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus lived and preached, and where many apostles, including Peter, made their home. Learn about the lives of Israeli Arabs on the way to Nazareth, where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East.

Meals included: Breakfast

Continue to the Mediterranean, visiting the coastal city of Haifa and then south to Caesarea Maritima to see the ruins of Herod’s harbour city.

After, continue toward Jaffa, an ancient port city dating back to the Bronze Age.

Continue on to the bustling city of Tel Aviv for our last evening in Israel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style National Geographic Journeys
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level Upgraded
Quality accommodations with upgraded amenities; private transport (including flights); more included meals and activities.

Physical Rating Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, Average 10.

Age Requirement 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip Cost

Price per person in SGD

  • $2,919 ~ Adult Twin
  • $1,429 ~ *Optional 'My Own Room'

*If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the reservation/booking process.

Inclusions

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives
    • Old Jerusalem Walking Tour, Jerusalem
    • Lecture with Local Expert, Jerusalem
    • Bethlehem Walking Tour, Jerusalem
    • Palestinian Family Meal, Jerusalem
    • Kibbutz tour, Tiberias
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrance to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial)
  • Visit the Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Tour Bethlehem
  • Visit a Palestinian refugee community
  • Guided visit to Masada
  • Explore the Sea of Galilee area including Capernaum and Nazareth
  • Kibbutz tour
  • Visit Haifa, Caesarea Maritima, and Jaffa
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels (7 nts).
  • MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners; Allow USD255-335 for meals not included.
  • TRANSPORTATION Private van/bus, walking.
  • STAFF & EXPERTS Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Trip Dates

  • Sun, 08 Apr - Sat, 15 Apr $2919
  • Sun, 22 Apr - Sun, 29 Apr $2919

Trip Map

Trip map of 14D Explore Israel & Jordan

Trip map of 14D Explore Israel & Jordan