Highlights of Israel Cultural Experience Trip
- Explore the remains of the Roman stronghold Caesarea.
- Visit a Druze village
- Tour the Northern Port city of Haifa
- Visit the ancient synagogues and artists’ colony in Safed
- Golan Heights wine tour & tasting
- Multimedia presentation on history of Golan Heights
- Visit Nazareth & Tiberias
- Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount
- Visit the tomb of King David and the room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion
- Walled City & Western Wall of Jerusalem
- Visit Rachel’s Tomb, Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square in Bethlehem
- Israel Museum & Yad Vashem Holocuast Museum
- Tour the Knesset, Israel’s parliament
- Tower & Light Show at Tower of David Museum
- Cable Car & tour of Masada
- Enjoy the Dead Sea
- Free time in Jerusalem & Tel Aviv
- … And much more!
A holy land equally for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Israel is unlike any other destination. Experience hands-on biblical history and landmarks in Jerusalem; mountains, forests, and ocean, from Masada to the Ein Gedi, the Negev and Eilat. Get a taste of modern Israel in the world class city of Tel Aviv with its great markets, cityscape and beautiful beaches!
Come for the history, take in the religion, explore the culture and delight your taste buds with the cuisine.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your groups desires and needs
Day 1 - Travel to Israel
Arrive at Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by our tour leader and transferred to your Tel-Aviv hotel.
Day 2 - Tel Aviv
Leisurely tour of Tel Aviv: visit Independence Hall, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and/or a visit to Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish people. Also have time to explore some of Tel Aviv’s world class beaches and promenade on our first day in Israel.
Day 3 - Caesarea, Megiddo, Druze village, Haifa
See the excavations of the crusader city of Caesarea and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon. Continue to Daliat el Carmel, a Druze village. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai Shrine and gardens.
Day 4 - Safed, Golan Heights, Winery
Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at a Golan winery for a tour and wine tasting (or grape juice, age dependent). Proceed to “kessem hagolan”, for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.
Day 5 - Sea of Galilee, Nazareth
Go to Nazareth and visit the church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.
Day 6 - Jerusalem: the Old City
Magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives. Old City: visit the tomb of King David and the room of last supper on Mt. Zion. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem; view Rachel’s Tomb and proceed to visit the church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.
Day 7 - Jerusalem: the New City
Israel museum: visit the shrine of the book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, proceed for a tour at the knesset, Israel’s parliament. Visit Mount Hertzel Cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem next and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening, enjoy a sound and light show at the Tower of David Museum.
Day 8 - Qumeran, Massada, Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Stop at Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. We will drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada, where we ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the zealots made their last stand. Next, we continue to the Dead Sea where you can cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a weightless swim.
Day 9 - Jerusalem
Spend your final day exploring some of the highlights of the Old City, or choose to venture out elsewhere on this final day as well. Speak to your Evolve Representative to explore options for your group.
Day 10 - Homeward Bound
Transfer back to Ben Gurion airport and board our flight home after a great Israel class trip together
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Israel
BusPrivate coach bus as needed for duration of tour
HotelsCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
KibbutzOvernight accommodations at local Kibbutz(es)
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included daily on trip. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites
The Dead Sea is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean
Places You’ll Visit
Explore the remains of the Roman stronghold.
Explore the Northern Port city of Haifa.
Visit the ancient synagogues and artists’ colony.
World famous for it's vineyards and wine production.
The (unofficial) Arab capital of Israel.
Beautiful beaches and villas.
Mount of Beatitudes
Where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount.
Visit the tomb of king David and room of Last Supper.
One of the remaining walls from the Temple. A must see on an Israel Class Trip.
Visit Rachel’s Tomb, Church of Nativity and Manger's Square.
Arguably the most powerful Holocaust museums in the world.
Tour Knesset, Israel's parliament.
Explore the sieged town and learn of it's tragic history.
Get your float on!
A world class city to explore and take in.