Spend ten powerful days immersing yourself in the Holy Land, a multi-cultural center of history and religions, with AdventureWomen. Through intimate discussions, you will learn about life and culture from Israeli and Palestinian women. Additional highlights include visiting an authentic kibbutz, taking a dip in the Dead Sea, and exploring Jerusalem’s Old City. A private boat ride across the still waters of the Sea of Galilee, and of course, sip local wines and sample delicious dishes from both Israeli and Palestinian traditions.
Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Nazareth, and Galilee
Welcome to the unforgettable city of Tel Aviv, nicknamed the ‘White City’ because of the presence of unique Bauhaus Architecture. Tel Aviv is a city for everyone from the beach to the trendy restaurants to the world-famous street art. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv serves as the economic and technological center of the country. It’s often called the White City due to the widespread presence of white-colored, Bauhaus-style homes and buildings.
The Templar’s Tunnel in Akko is an incredibly elaborate underground passageway that the Knights Templar built to connect their fortress, which is no longer standing, with the port. The tunnel, which extends over more than 500 feet, was built with natural stone and was accidentally discovered in 1994.
The first kibbutz, or collective community unique to Israel, was called Deganya and located just south of the Sea of Galilee. Today, there are over 270 kibbutzim with diverse specialization, ranging from agriculture to high-tech and military industries.
Golan Heights is an area of great historical and political significance and tremendous controversy and conflict. This land was once a part of Syria until Israel annexed the area as a result of the Six-Day War. Without international recognition of the annexation, Syria has continued to demand that the land be returned to them. Despite talks between the two nations, Israel and Syria have not reached an agreement on this land, and the conflict continues to this day.
Jerusalem and Bethlehem
As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jerusalem holds a huge place in the course of world history. The golden Dome of the Rock stands as one of the most iconic of the city’s 226 landmarks. The walled Old City became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 – despite its small size, it contains a higher density of historical buildings, walls, and sites than perhaps any other city in the world.
Jerusalem’s Old City is divided into four quarters: Muslim, Christian, Armenian and Jewish, with the highest portions of the nearly 37,000 residents living in the Muslim and Christian Quarters. From the bustling underground Arab markets to the majestic Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the city is full of wonder.
Believed by many Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, Bethlehem is a popular pilgrimage destination. It is home to the Church of the Nativity, considered one of the oldest Christian churches in existence.
Yad Vashem literally translates to “a monument and a name” and is the second most popular site for Israeli visitors after Jerusalem’s Western.
Wall. Opened to the public in 1957, Yad Vashem has served as Israel’s official memorial for the victims of the Holocaust. It’s dedicated to preserving the memory of the dead, honoring Jews who fought their Nazi oppressors, and honoring those who aided Jews in need.
This moving adventure of the Holy Land ends as you bid farewell to your new friends and splendid Israel as you head to the airport for your flight home.
- Learn about daily life and culture from discussions with both Israeli and Palestinian women
- Visit an authentic kibbutz, take a dip in the Dead Sea, and explore Jerusalem's Old City
- Enjoy a private boat ride across the still waters of the Sea of Galilee
- Sip local wines and sample delicious dishes from both Israeli and Palestinian tradition
What You'll See and Do
- Boat Cruise
- Cultural Exploration
- Historical Sites
- UNESCO Site
- Wine Tasting
- Women-To-Women Exchanges