• $6,984
  • $500
  • Odysseys Unlimited
  • Moderate
  • Land Only

Encounter a land of transcendent beauty and belief, history and hospitality, engaging all your senses in this extraordinary destination with a small group limited to 24 travelers. The 12-day journey begins in Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital. Journeying up the coast, tour Caesarea’s Roman ruins, then visit the ancient port of Jaffa. Tel Aviv touring includes the “White City” district of distinctive Bauhaus architecture – a UNESCO site. Experience the unique Ein Hod artists’ community, then overnight at a hotel on the grounds of a kibbutz in Galilee’s hills, visiting a local winery and Capernaum’s ruins. Staying at a historic hotel on the Sea of Galilee’s shores, see the New Testament come to life at key biblical sites: Tiberias, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Nazareth. After lunch at a dairy farm, visit Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism. A five-night stay at the legendary King David Jerusalem Hotel in Jerusalem, the “City of Gold,” follows. Tour the expansive Israel Museum and picturesque Ein Karem. After a moving visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, enjoy an ethnic cooking class. Visits to the Western Wall’s tunnels and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher offer travel highlights. Next, absorb Jerusalem’s New City’s multicultural flavor. On a Dead Sea excursion, explore Qumran’s Dead Sea Scrolls caves; see Masada’s ruins – a UNESCO site; and float on the storied lake. Returning to Jerusalem’s Old City, take a walking tour through this treasured UNESCO site. Discover stunning “rose-red” Petra and Amman on an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension.