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The meeting point of cultures, cuisines, and faiths for millennia, Israel has a diversity of attractions that’s hard to beat. The ancient stones of Jerusalem contrast with the Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv, Mediterranean beaches with the solitude of the Dead Sea, and verdant valleys with the sands of the Negev Desert. Home to some of the world’s most important historical and religious sites – Temple Mount, Church of the Nativity, and Al-Aqsa Mosque being just three – 1 week in Israel is sure to whet your appetite for the entire region.
Keen to know what wonders are on offer? Check out our 1-week tours of Israel, lasting 7 or 8 days.
|Day 1||Pick up your vehicle in Tel Aviv|
|Day 2||Discover Tel Aviv’s White City, markets, and the port city of Jaffa|
|Day 3||Head back in time at Caesarea and Akko|
|Day 4||Explore the valleys of the Golan Heights and Sea of Galilee|
|Day 5||Visit Nazareth, the childhood home of Christ|
|Day 6||Take in the beauty of Masada National Park and the Dead Sea|
|Day 7||Get lost in the ancient alleyways of Jerusalem|
|Day 8||Return to Tel Aviv for your flight home|
This 8-day tour begins in the modernist architecture and beachside avenues of Tel Aviv, Israel’s capital of cool. The first days of your road trip have you heading north to ancient towns including Caesarea and Akko (Acre), where a Crusader fort still stands proud. Turning eastward, you’ll wind through the Golan Heights’ hillsides to the Sea of Galilee, then walk in the footsteps of Christ in his childhood town. On route to Jerusalem, you’ll experience the Dead Sea’s cleansing waters, and Masada fortress – an integral piece of Israel’s long history. See more 8-day tours in Israel.
|Day 1||Grab a glimpse of Amman on route to the Dead Sea|
|Day 2||Admire the River Jordan and surrounding mountains|
|Day 3||Delight in the rock-cut structures of Petra|
|Day 4||Travel via Jericho to Bethlehem in Israel|
|Day 5||Delve into the historic quarters of Jerusalem|
|Day 6||Enjoy a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee|
|Day 7||Learn about medieval Israel in Akko|
|Day 8||Depart from Tel Aviv|
This tour starts across the border from Israel on the Jordanian shores of the Dead Sea before taking in the baptismal point of Christ in the River Jordan and other important biblical sites. The glorious rose stone of Petra awaits the following day, after which you’ll cross to Israel to explore ancient Jericho and the Church of the Nativity on Bethlehem’s Manger Square. From here it’s only right to discover the long list of important attractions in Jerusalem. Then relax on a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee and wander the historic walls of Akko’s crusader fortress. Describe your ideal one-week Israel tour for a customized itinerary.
|Day 1||Arrive in Tel Aviv|
|Day 2||Celebrate the desert vistas of Masada National Park|
|Day 3||Uncover the layers of history on which Jerusalem is built|
|Day 4||Continue your tour of Jerusalem and visit Bethlehem|
|Day 5||See the holy sites of Nazareth|
|Day 6||Wind through the vineyards of the Golan Heights to the Sea of Galilee|
|Day 7||Enjoy the gardens of Haifa|
|Day 8||Depart Israel from Tel Aviv|
This tour gives you a full 1 week in Israel and begins by crossing the desert to the mountain perch of Masada before reaching Jerusalem’s ancient gates. From here you’ll follow the story of Christ to his birth in Bethlehem and childhood home in Nazareth. Seeing a different side to Israel, the tour continues amid the hills of the Golan Heights to the expansive waters of the Sea of Galilee. But there’s still enough time to admire the medieval fort of Acre and the green spaces for which Haifa is famed, before saying goodbye to this incredible nation. See more 8-day tours in Israel.
As seen in the itineraries provided above, just one week for a trip to Israel is enough to make a memorable vacation. If you’d like to plan a similar holiday or something completely different for yourself, connect with our Travel Experts in Israel. For other recommended itineraries and possible trip durations, check out our guide on how long to spend in Israel.