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Israel & The Palestinian Territories

You’ll witness centuries-old traditions with the people living to preserve them and challenge your beliefs about spirituality and faith. Spend quality time with women from various backgrounds and eat mouthwatering local cuisines. 

We start our adventure in modern Tel Aviv and journey North to one of the most mystical and artistic cities in the world, Tzfat. In the Golan Heights, we will be welcomed in to a Druze family home before meeting many inspirational women in Jerusalem and the West Bank. 

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Israel and Palestine group tour for women

Highlights

Learn different perspectives from multiple female guides: Israeli, Palestinian, and Druze.

eating Druze food in Golan Heights

Satisfy your inner foodie with home cooked feasts in a Druze family home, an Arabic cooking class, and a traditional Shabbat dinner.

Banksy museum on a tour of West Bank for women

Visit The Walled Off Hotel and Banksy Museum at the Separation Wall.

Float in the Dead Sea.

women waging peace in Middle East

Meet the women making change in the region in organizations to: wage peace, preserve Palestinian culture, and support women leaving the Orthodox life,

Taste your way through Machane Yehuda Market and people watch Friday afternoon as Jerusalem prepares for Shabbat.

Itinerary

Tour for women in Tel Aviv, Israel

Day 1
Tel Aviv

Welcome to Tel Aviv! Our driver will pick you up at the airport and bring you to our hotel just steps from Bograshov Beach. This evening, your guide will meet you at 6pm to welcome you and take you for a walk around the city. Before settling in for the night, catch the sunset on the beach and have a drink with your fellow travelers at one of the many beach-side restaurants.
Safed alleyway, Israel

Day 2
Tzfat & Tiberias

This morning we'll head north along on the coastal highway stopping for some beautiful views of Caesarea and the aqueducts. After snapping a few photos and breathing in the fresh sea breeze, we will continue to mystical Tzfat (also called Safed). Our guide will lead us through the bright alley ways of this artist colony visiting the Yosef Caro Synagogue and the International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah. We'll enjoy a bit of free time to wander this small and safe town to grab lunch before we go to the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias to relax for the evening in our sea-side kibbutz resort. Meals: breakfast and dinner
Druze lunch in Tzfat

Day 3
Golan Heights

After breakfast, we go north through beautiful green hills and farms through Kiryat Shmona up to the Golan Heights, one of the most beautiful regions of the country (depending on who you ask). Today we will pick some fruit in one of the beautiful farms in the region, and with a little luck we will see the fields blooming in pink and white flowers in May. We'll pick cherries or apples on a family farm before a short tour of the Druze village. The Druze are a peaceful Arab minority who build their own towns and villages staying self-reliant yet welcoming. For lunch, we will be invited into a local's home for a big traditional Druze feast of many salads, dips, fresh flatbread, and grilled meat or veggies. On the way back to the Sea of Galilee, we will stop at Mount Bental overlooking both Lebanon and Syria. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
mud mask at Dead Sea tour for women

Day 4
Ein Gedi, Masada & Dead Sea

Today's morning is a busy one in nature, and the afternoon ends with free time to float in the Dead Sea. Our first stop of the day will be at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve for a short hike. We'll then head to Masada, an ancient stone fortress, and ride the cable car to the top of the mountain. Our guide will explain the historical significance and how it is so well preserved while you photograph the beautiful 360 degree desert views.  We'll ride the cable car back down to the bottom and pop over to Ein Bokek, where we will have the rest of the day to enjoy our gorgeous hotel right on the beach of the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the natural muds, float in the sun, hop in the pool, and maybe get a spa treatment.  Meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 5
Jerusalem

Enjoy a lazy morning for a leisurely breakfast or a bit of a sleep-in. If you are an early riser, you will be rewarded with a beautiful sunrise over the Dead Sea. Mid-morning we will start our journey to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem before visiting Garden of Gethsemane (Church of All Nations) on our way to The Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem.  You will have time to explore the museum at your own pace. This evening is free to explore modern Jerusalem with your fellow travelers. Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Jerusalem

Today is a special day in Jerusalem with the city bustling in preparation for Shabbat. This morning we'll join the crowds at Machane Yehuda Market for prime people watching and a tour of the different food stalls. You'll have free time to enjoy the city on your own or with your fellow travelers before meeting again in the evening for traditional Shabbat dinner at a synagogue. Meals: breakfast and dinner
West Bank tour lead by women

Day 7
Bethlehem, West Bank & Old Jerusalem

This morning we will visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and walk along the Separation Wall at the Walled Off-Hotel and the Museum, better known as the Banksy Museum. Here we'll learn more about the quirky yet important cultural and political references of the mysterious street artist. Before we return to Jerusalem, we'll stop for falafel for lunch and see a little more of Bethlehem. When we return to Jerusalem, we'll explore the Old City, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the bazaar, Jaffa Gate, and the Christian Quarter.  This evening, we will meet an activist from Women Waging Peace, an organization of female peacemakers of all backgrounds doing important work in this region. Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 8
Ramallah, West Bank

This morning we'll visit the Dome of the Rock courtyard in the Arab quarter of Old Jerusalem and the Wailing Wall, also known as the Western Wall. We'll continue to Ramallah for a short tour of the city, including Yasser Arafat’s tomb. A Palestinian female guide will join us to discuss the culture and status of women in Palestine and explore her home learning about her life and the impact the conflict has had on this region. When we return to Jerusalem in the afternoon, we will meet a woman from an important organization empowering and supporting women to leave Orthodox Judaism. The rest of the afternoon and evening are free. Meals: breakfast
cooking class in West Bank for women

Day 9
Nablus, West Bank

Today you will experience a checkpoint between Israel and the Palestinian Territories with your guide. One of the largest cities in the West Bank, we'll taste Nablus' famous knafeh, a traditional Abrabic desert, and visit an olive oil soap factories.  Our female guide for the day is from an organization working to train and employ local women and preserve Palestinian culture. After a tour of Old Nablus, we will be welcomed into an Arabic food cooking class and enjoy our last day's lunch with the women there. After lunch, we'll visit the Samaritans on Mount Jerazim and learn about this small minority in both Israel and Palestine. We'll return to our hotel in Jerusalem for the night. Meals: breakfast and lunch
challah bread

Day 10
Jerusalem

Farewell for now! Check out is at 11am, and you are welcome to make your way to Tel Aviv whenever you like. If you want more time to explore the beachy cultural hub of Tel Aviv, we recommend booking a few more nights that we can help arrange. Otherwise, share a ride to the airport with your new friends that your guide can book for you. Meals: breakfast

Accommodation

Our accommodation is hand-picked to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels and resorts to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us.

Artist Hotel, Tel Aviv

Not only is it located right by the beach, it is a hotel covered inside with local art by Israeli artists. There is included wine and snacks all day long and a delicious and healthy breakfast. It’s a boutique hotel in a perfect Tel Aviv location.

Herods, Dead Sea

We love this hotel for its luxe vibes, gorgeous private beach, sunny pools, and delicious food. Spend some free time here to float in the Dead Sea and choose a spa treatment without the crowds of day pass visitors.

Harmony Hotel, Jerusalem

Located in Nahalat Shiva, it’s walkable to many sites as well as trendy bars and restaurants. The hotel itself is both sleek and modern in design and is a perfect, comfortable stop between adventures.

Details

  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Israeli guides in Israel and Palestinian guides in West Bank
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • Local transportation
  • Airport pickup on day one
  • All entrance fees and activities in the itinerary unless specified as optional

 

Arrival: Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)
Departure: Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)


Tour check-in: 4pm
Tour check-out: 11am

We will pick you up from the Ben Gurion Tel Aviv International Airport any time on day one after 8am. If fellow travelers arrive around the same time, we’ll bring you to our first hotel together. More details to follow once your spot is booked.

  • A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot with at least 60 days notice before departure, you can apply your payment to any new trip.
  • No refunds on deposits.
  • Airfares
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off
  • The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Many nationalities are eligible for a visa upon arrival. Please check the government website for complete details. 

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