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Israel Adventure: Tel...

Israel Adventure: Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea & Jerusalem

10 days |  14 days with Jordan extension
10 days |  14 days with Jordan extension
Group size1222 travelers

4.8 out of 5 stars

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Come for the history, and stay for the culture.

Ancient and historic. Energetic and eclectic. For a nation steeped in thousands of years of tradition, Israel feels surprisingly contemporary. Step back in time at famous sites that span stunning landscapes on this small group Adventure Tour. Plus, after trying off-the-charts good food, you’ll discover why this small corner of the world makes such a big impression.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 wine tasting
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Included highlights

  • Jaffa's Old Town
  • Crusaders fortress in Acre
  • Kibbutz visit
  • Olive oil farm
  • Golan Heights Jeep tour
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Tel Aviv today.

Tel Aviv2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Tel Aviv
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Israel! Gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Jaffa & Tel Aviv
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Join your Tour Director for a sightseeing tour of Tel Aviv, a modern metropolis located on the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Walk through the Old Town of Jaffa
  • Stroll along the cobblestone streets to admire the many shops, restaurants, and cafes located in this historic port city
  • Step inside an Arab Israeli family’s home, meet the homeowners, and enjoy a cup of coffee paired with a traditional sweet
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed White City, named for its 4,000 buildings built in the Bauhaus and International styles
  • Stop at Rabin Square to see the Holocaust Monument designed by Israeli sculptor Igael Tumarkin

Enjoy free time in Tel Aviv or add an excursion.

Carmel Market & Israeli Cooking Class with Dinner

From $145 per person

Galilee2 nights
Day 4: Galilee via Isfiya, Haifa & Acre
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Discover some of Israel’s legendary sites and living traditions as you make your way to Galilee, a fertile, mountainous region in northern Israel..

  • Visit Isfiya, home to many members of the Druze faith
  • Learn about their religion, culture, and history on a walk through the village with a local guide
  • Hear how the traditions of this ethnoreligious group make up part of Israel’s modern-day culture
  • Head to Haifa and admire the views of Mount Carmel and the hanging Bahá'í Gardens
  • Continue on to Acre and taste local foods at Acre Market
  • Step inside the Knights’ Halls in the Crusaders fortress with your Tour Director
Day 5: Olive oil farm, kibbutz visit & Golan Heights
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Lunch, Wine tasting

Stop by a female-run, non-profit Israeli olive oil farm this morning.

  • Tour the visitor’s center and factory store with a local guide
  • Hear about the work the Arab and Jewish employees do to promote Fair Trade in Israel
  • Sample olive oil during a tasting

Then, join a local guide on a visit to an Israeli kibbutz.

  • Learn about this communal way of living, established in 1909
  • Hear how community members work together on agricultural, technological, and industrial enterprises
  • Enjoy an included lunch with the locals

Set off on a Jeep tour and adventure through the Golan Heights later this afternoon.

  • Meet a local guide for a Jeep tour of the region
  • See old military outposts as you learn about the Syrian-Israeli disputes over the land in the Golan Heights
  • Try wines at a boutique winery and learn how the vintners make these varietals
Dead Sea Region1 night
Day 6: Dead Sea Region via Beit She'an
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

En route to the Dead Sea region, stop to visit Beit She’an National Park, one of the oldest cities in Israel.

  • Learn how the city was settled around 6,000 years ago and has continuously remained inhabited
  • Take time to explore the impressive archaeological remains of Canaanite, Egyptian, and Roman cities

This afternoon, relax in the famously salty waters of the Dead Sea. This body of water is located at the lowest point on Earth, and you’ll have free time to hang out on the beach or take a swim.

This evening, sit down for an included dinner.

Jerusalem3 nights
Day 7: Jerusalem via Kfar Hanokdim Bedouin camp
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a free morning in the Dead Sea region or add an optional excursion.

Travel to Jerusalem this afternoon, making stops along the way.

  • Visit the Kfar Hanokdim Bedouin camp and learn about the Bedouin culture and lifestyle
  • Enjoy an opportunity to ride a camel in the Judean Desert
  • Experience Bedouin hospitality during an included lunch in a tent

Arrive in Jerusalem and join your Tour Director on a walking tour of the Mount of Olives at sunset.

  • See the Church of the Pater Noster and the Garden of Gethsemane where, according to the Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus was arrested before his crucifixion
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Old City

Masada National Park Hike

From $89 per person

Day 8: Yad Vashem
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend time at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum. This museum is a world leader in Holocaust education, commemoration, and research.

Spend a free afternoon and evening in Jerusalem or add an excursion.

Jerusalem Home-Hosted Shabbat Dinner

From $125 per person

Day 9: Walking tour of Jerusalem
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Farewell dinner

Take a walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old City with your Tour Director. You’ll see the city’s historic sites and learn about the artisans practicing traditional trades.

  • Venture into the Muslim, Christian, Armenian, and Jewish quarters
  • Step inside local shops to see tradespeople creating their craftwork
  • Visit Jebrini Tahini, the only tahini producer in Jerusalem still using the traditional stone-grinding method to make the product
  • Try various types of the sesame-based condiment
  • Pay a visit to the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall
  • Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre
  • Head to Mount Zion to view King David’s Tomb and the Upper Room, where Christians believe Jesus held the Last Supper

Tonight, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue your tour in Jordan.

Extension to Jordan
Jordan is one of the most welcoming countries in the world. The striking landscapes are only rivaled by the UNESCO sites (both outmatched by local hospitality). Continue your adventure to tour the lost city of Petra, take a desert safari through the Wadi Rum sand dunes, and visit a local women's collective.
Petra2 nights
Day 10: Petra via Jerash
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel along the Jordan Valley, crossing into the Kingdom of Jordan, and stop to visit Jerash—one of the world’s largest and best-preserved Roman ruins.

Then, continue on to Petra and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Petra
Included meal: Breakfast

Head to the city of Petra, carved into the red rocks of Mount Hor, and embark on a guided tour.

  • Learn about Petra’s unique architecture, one of the reasons it’s on the list of modern world wonders
  • Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site to the famous Al-Khazneh temple
  • See the intricately carved pillars and columns that make up the Palace Tomb
  • Stroll through the winding gorge known as the Siq

Please note: In order to enter Petra, customers should be able to walk two miles round-trip in hot weather over uneven terrain. Other modes of transportation may be available for you to book upon your arrival at an additional cost.

Spend a free evening in Petra or add an excursion.

Levantine Cooking Class & Dinner

From $75 per person

Amman1 night
Day 12: Amman via Wadi Rum
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, and marvel at the region’s landscapes and petroglyphs on a desert safari.

  • Hop in a Jeep and ride to a red sand dune
  • Set off on an optional walk to view ancient rock carvings
  • Stop at a Bedouin tent to learn about the traditions of this ethnic group, largely regarded as Jordan’s first inhabitants, and enjoy Arabic coffee
  • Sit down for a buffet lunch in an air-conditioned, desert bubble camp

Later, continue on to Amman. You’ll join a local family for a home-hosted dinner. Enjoy traditional Jordanian cuisine as you learn more about your host’s daily lives.

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 13: Iraq Al Amir women’s cooperative, sightseeing tour of Amman & departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Head outside of Amman to visit the Iraq Al Amir women’s cooperative.

  • Learn how working at the cooperative empowers women to achieve financial independence and raise their standard of living
  • Watch the employees make soap from olive oil and greeting cards from recycled paper
  • Make paper or pottery during a hands-on workshop
  • Share a meal prepared by the women at the collective

Travel back to Amman for a guided tour of the capital city this afternoon.

  • Explore the ruins of the citadel and Roman Theater
  • Walk through the Old City

Then, relax in a dayroom before boarding your flight home.

Arrive Home
Day 14: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

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4.8 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    More than I could have dreamed of
    3/24/23 by 1st-time traveler Kristine

    This was an absolutely amazing tour. Our tour director Miki made every day so memorable. Miki was able to embrace the cultural heritage that the itinerary had predetermined and then customize the moments between to really get more than we ever imagined possible on such a short time frame. This tou...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 1/12/24

    Hi Kristine, Thank you for taking a moment to sha...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing tour!
    3/24/23 by 11th-time traveler Anonymous

    I choose to travel with Go Ahead because it understands that its travelers want to visit and understand what they are seeing and how it connects/relates. Because of the thoughtful selection of the tour’s locations and activities, we were offered an understanding of ancient and current Israel, visi...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 4/13/23

    Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Israel, Jordan extension
    3/24/23 by 2nd-time traveler Donna

    What a delightful experience! This trip surpassed all my expectations and has become my favorite destination. It was an action packed walk through time and brought the pages of the Bible up and alive and in 3-D, thanks to our wonderful guide Miky. This beautiful country with its diversity of people ...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
    Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

    This elegant hotel is located in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood. Guests enjoy a pool, fitness center, and Wi-Fi. Nearby, you'll find beaches along the M...

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    Ruth Zefet Hotel
    Ruth Zefet Hotel

    This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of the Old City of Zefat. Guests enjoy a large outdoor pool, spacious rooms, and an on-site restaurant fe...

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    Daniel Dead Sea Hotel
    Daniel Dead Sea Hotel

    This beachfront hotel is located in Tamar on the shores of the Dead Sea. Guests enjoy the private beach area, large spa complex, and outdoor pool area...

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    Dan Jerusalem Hotel
    Dan Jerusalem Hotel

    This contemporary hotel is located in Jerusalem. Guests enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, Wi-Fi, and a spa. Nearby, you'll find the Old City, the Dead S...

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    The Old Village Hotel & Resort
    The Old Village Hotel & Resort

    This unique, rustic-chic hotel is located in the town of Wadi Musa, Jordan. Guests enjoy a swimming pool, sauna, restaurant, and bar. Nearby, you’ll f...

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    Intercontinental Amman
    Intercontinental Amman

    This contemporary hotel is located in Amman's Diplomatic Area. Guests enjoy the outdoor and indoor pools, homemade morning cakes and pastries, and spa...

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