From the Ancient to the Cutting-Edge: Discover Israel
From the ancient city of Jerusalem to modern day Tel Aviv, discover a complex land of kings and empires, natural beauty and modern ingenuity with time to explore on your own.
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Program No. 22871RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Thousands of years of history are waiting in the journey from the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, to ancient villages along the shores of the Galilee and the vibrancy of Tel Aviv. Join scholars and experts, artists and farmers as they offer you a hearty “baruch haba!” (welcome) and share the best of their country with you. This learning adventure has plenty of independent time to search for the best falafel or shawarma in the Machaneh Yehuda Shuk, explore one of the many museums of Jerusalem or Tel Aviv or walk through one of the unique neighborhoods, each with its own flare and atmosphere.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day; some cobblestone streets and stairs. Hot, dry weather in Dead Sea region.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ascend the ancient fortress of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, by cable car and float in the invigorating waters of the Dead Sea.
  • Visit a local kibbutz to learn how Israel has made the arid countryside bloom with fruits, vegetables and flowers.
  • Enjoy time to explore the remarkable cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on your own.
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Allan Rabinowitz
Growing up in New Jersey, Allen studied at UC Berkeley, the University of Minnesota, the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and is a licensed Israeli group leader for 25 years. Allan has authored three travel books, wrote a bi-weekly travel column for the Jerusalem Post for six years and has widely lectured on Jerusalem history. With his wife and son, Allan recently backpacked the entire 1,000-km Israel Trail as a charity project. He lives in Jerusalem, and practices yoga and finger-picking guitar.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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