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Overview: Israel | 7 - 12 Days
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From $3800 / person | Comprehensive package including accommodation for all nights, in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight, lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides, all activities as listed on the itinerary, and 2 meals per day.

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Expedition Route

This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with local peoples and cultures, while experiencing all the historical & culinary highlights along the way.

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Israel Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, Israel
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Arrival Airport: Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)

Welome to Israel! Arrive at the airport where you will be greeted and transfered to your hotel. Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner and overnight at your hotel to prepare for the incredible journey ahead of you. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Accommodation: Tal, Cinema, Metropolitan, Nyx TLV

Day 2 City tour of Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa
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Start your day with a walking tour in old Jaffa. Jaffa is a southern ancient port city in Israel. The Jaffa flea market is a well known attraction in the area, with vendors selling a wide range of products. The Old City of Jaffa and it's ancient Clock Tower feature among the city’s popular tourist attractions. The small alleyways and streets which make up the city are lined with artist galleries and studios, as well as boutique and craft shops. Jaffa also has some excellent restaurants. The city of Jaffa is well known for it’s association with the biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon and Saint Peter, as well as the mythological story of Andromeda and Perseus.

Continue on with your Tel Aviv tour, visiting the renown Rothschild Boulevard and the Innovation center. The juxtaposition of old and new is common in Israel and nowhere is this more apparent than in the city of Tel Aviv. The towering skyscrapers and state-of-the-art architecture in this cosmopolitan metropolis stand in stark contrast to the cobbled streets and old-world charm of the surrounding areas. Tel Aviv is the financial, technological and economic hub of Israel. Known as a “party capital”, the city is the perfect destination for the hedonistic traveler looking to play in a vibrant, dynamic city that never sleeps. Visitors spend time marveling at the plethora of contemporary art galleries, engaging in retail therapy at artisan boutiques, or relaxing in the sun on one of the Tel Aviv's sizzling beaches, before heading to one of the many restaurants, bars and exclusive nightclubs after dark. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Accommodation: Tal, Cinema, Metropolitan, Nyx TLV

Day 3 Visit Caesarea and Nazareth
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Start the day with a visit to Caesarea, and then drive north to the city of Nazareth. Nestled in a hollow plateau 350 meters above sea level, you will find the town of Nazareth. According to the New Testament this town was the home of Joseph and Mary and the site of the Annunciation. There are many churches to be visited in Nazareth today. The Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth is one of the largest churches in the Middle East – tradition has it that it was here when Archangel Gabriel told Mary that she would become the mother of the son of God and she gave her consent "Let it be done to me according to your word' The grotto below the church was the traditional cave-home of the virgin Mary. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Accommodation: Tal, Cinema, Metropolitan, Nyx TLV

Day 4 Full day Tour of Jerusalem (Mt. Olive, Garden of gethsemane, Christian Quarter, Jewish Quarter, Golgotha, Mt. Zion)
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Christian Quarter (c) The Christian Quarter is situated in the northwestern corner of the Old City, extending from the New Gate in the north as far as the Damascus Gate in the east, where it borders on the Muslim Quarter. This quarter contains the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of Christianity’s holiest places. The ground on which the church stands is venerated by most Christians as Golgotha, the Hill of Calvary, where Jesus was said to have been crucified and buried. The church has been an important pilgrimage destination since the 4th century. Today it serves as the headquarters of the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Catholic Archpriest of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher.

Jewish Quarter. The Jewish Quarter is one of the four traditional quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem. Located in the southeastern sector of the walled city, the Jewish Quarter is bordered by the Zion Gate on the south, the Armenian Quarter on the west, the Cardo on the north, and the Western Wall and Temple Mount on the east. Sites of historical and religious significance in the Jewish Quarter include the Western Wall, the Hurva Synagogue and the Cardo.

Via Dolorosa The Way of the Cross or Via Dolorosa is the route where Jesus is believed to have traveled carrying the cross from his trial to the place of the crucifixion and burial. The 14 stations commemorate incidents along the way. The first 7 stations wind through the Muslim Quarter, the last 5 are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Station I – the place where Pontius Pilate judgment hall once stood and Jesus was condemned to death (John 19:16) Station II – The Monastery of the Flagellation where Jesus was given the cross (John 19:17) Station III – The spot where Jesus fell under the weight of the cross for the first time Station IV – Where Mary came out of the crowd to see her son Station V – Simon the Cyrene was taken out of the crowd by the Romans to help Jesus carry the cross (Matthew 27:32 Station VI – Recalls the tradition of Veronica stepping up to Jesus and wiping his face Station VII – Where Jesus fell for the second time Station VIII – Where Jesus consoled the women of Jerusalem (Luke 23:27-31) Station IX – Where Jesus fell for the third time Station X – Jesus is stripped of his garments (John 19:23-24) Station XI – Jesus is nailed to the cross (Matthew 27:35) Station XII – The Place where Jesus died on the cross (John 19:30) Station XIII – The spot where Jesus’ body was removed from the cross (John 19:38) Station XIV – The tomb of Jesus (John 19:40-41)

Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is identified as the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. The church has long been a major pilgrimage site for Christians all around the world.

Cardo. The Cardo was part of the Old City’s Jewish Quarter and was reconstructed as the market place of Byzantine Jerusalem from the 6th Century. Today, situated 20 feet below modern street level, one part of the Cardo is a restored arcade of Jewish galleries and shops, while the other part is an open-air reconstructed street.

Western Wall. The Western Wall (Kotel) has remained intact since the destruction of the Second Temple (70 C.E.). It is the most sacred spot for Jews from all around the world and many come here to pray regularly. It is a remnant of the Herodian retaining wall that once enclosed and supported the Second Temple.

The Last Supper Room Also known as the Cenacle, the Last Supper Room is located in Jerusalem, south of the Zion Gate in the walls of the Old City on the upper floor of a two-storey building. According to Christian tradition, this room is held to be the site of the Last Supper – the meal that Jesus shared with his apostles the night before his crucifixion, and also the room in which the Holy Spirit alighted on the eleven apostles. It is also thought to be the place where the apostles stayed when they were in Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Accommodation: Dan boutique, Eyal, Ibis, Eldan

Day 5 Drive through the Judean Desert and visit Masada
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Masada is a fortress built by King Herod between 37-31 BCE in the Judean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. Ascend by cable car (or by foot) and explore the ancient palace with its water cisterns, ritual baths (mikvah), and synagogue ruins. This site has been claimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience floating in the Dead See, the lowest place on earth. Overnight in Jerusalem

Accommodation: Dan boutique, Eyal, Ibis, Eldan

Day 6 Visit the Holocaust museum of Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, and Bethlehem
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Yad Vashem is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, recognizing and honoring, as well, a number of non-Jewish people that helped save Jews during this bleak period in history. These heroes are referred to as The Righteous among the Nations. Divided into nine galleries, the museum goes through the monstrous historical events in an attempt to perpetuate the stories of the Holocaust victims.

Visit the Israel museum. The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day. The Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world, are housed in the Shrine of the Book in the grounds of the Israel Museum.

End your day with a drive to Bethlehem and visit the church of the Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Accommodation: Dan boutique, Eyal, Ibis, Eldan

Day 7 Depart Israel, Ben Gurion International Airport
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Say goodbye to Israel with one last traditional breakfast. Afterwards, we’ll head to the airport—either catch your flight back home or travel onwards to Egypt or Jordan to extend your journey!

Departure Airport: Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)

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