Israel & Palestinian Territory Tours & Vacations

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Vacations

Overview

DUE TO THE CURRENT CONFLICT IN GAZA, WILD FRONTIERS ARE NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING TRIPS TO ISRAEL & PALESTINIAN TERRITORY. WE REMAIN IN TOUCH WITH OUR LOCAL PARTNERS AND HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RESUME OUR TOURS TO THE REGION AT AN APPROPRIATE TIME

A region that has lain at the crossroads of world history for over three millennia, Israel and the Palestinian Territory sits at the heart of a landscape that has witnessed some of the world’s most pivotal moments over the ...

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Group tours

Travel to Israel & Palestinian Territory with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

HIGHLIGHTS OF ISRAEL & PALESTINIAN TERRITORY

BEST EXPERIENCES

Visit the Wailing Wall

Visit the Wailing Wall

Considered the holiest of all Jewish sites, the Wailing Wall became a place of pilgrimage for Jews to come and mourn their ancient loss. The Wall now functions as a open air synagogue and prayers written on paper can be found hidden in the cracks in the wall.

Enjoy Shabbat with a local family

Enjoy Shabbat with a local family

In Jewish culture, Shabbat is a day of rest beginning on Friday evening when families come together to celebrate with a tasty, traditional meal. You'll have the unique opportunity to be welcomed to join Shabbat and get an insight of Jewish culture in Israel.

Visit the Church of Nativity

Visit the Church of Nativity

Undoubtedly the top attraction in Bethlehem, the Church of Nativity is the site believed to be the birthplace of Jesus of Nazarath. The church was built over the cave that marked Jesus’ birth is one of the oldest operating churches in the world.

Explore ancient Tel Akko

Explore ancient Tel Akko

Discover the remains of the ancient city of Akko before it was resettled on what is now the "Old City". When multiple cities are built on top of each other, you can see how it looks over time by seeing the hill close by where a statue of Bonaparte sits atop.

Take a city bike ride

Take a city bike ride

Tel Aviv is perfect for exploring by bicycle, giving you an alternative, carbon-free perspective of the city. Cycle through the streets alongside locals taking in the beachside promenade, spotting Bauhaus architecture and soaking up Israel's recent history.

Meet a settler of Efrat

Meet a settler of Efrat

Efrat is considered an illegal settlement under international law but this is contested by both the settlers and Israeli government. Take the chance to speak to one of the settlers who'll provide some insight into a contentious part of life in Isreal.

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Akko

Akko is located on a peninsula jutting out into the Mediterranean, and is famous for its well-preserved city walls. The city offers layers of history, from the Romans to the Crusaders and the Ottomans,...

Bethlehem

The ‘little town’ of Bethlehem has attracted pilgrims from across the world for centuries, who believe it to be the birthplace of Jesus. However Bethlehem is also sacred to the Jewish faith as the birthplace ...

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating and spiritual places on Earth and is central to the three great monotheistic faiths. Watching Christians quietly praying in the Church of the Holy ...

Tel Aviv

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Drisco Hotel, Tel Aviv

Drisco Hotel in Tel Aviv is a wonderfully restored property, with a history reaching back to 1866.The luxurious, boutique hotel boasts sophisticated interiors, hand-made artwork, modern facilities and…
Premium | Boutique Hotel

Market House Hotel, Tel Aviv

The four-star boutique Market House can be found next-door to Jaffa’s historical clock tower right in the heart of ancient Jaffa, the oldest part of the city. The history of the area can even be…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

The American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem

The American Colony Hotel is a five star hotel adorned with unique gardens and buildings paired with a rich history. The original building was inhabited by Horatio and Anna Spafford and their Christian…
Premium | Hotel

The Scots Hotel, Tiberias

Only a few minutes’ walk from the Shores of Galilee is the boutique Scots Hotel. A grassy oasis surrounds the pool which leads out onto the beach, providing an atmosphere of calmness and tranquility.…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Villa Brown Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem

Villa Brown is part of Brown Hotels, representing unique, boutique luxury properties. Originally a 19th century villa, The Villa has been restored to its former majesty but with the addition of modern…
Luxury | Hotel

The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv

The Jaffa is a uniquely designed hotel perfectly located in the trendy, historic port area of Jaffa. The hotel has been created out of the restoration of a 19th century Neo-Classical building and is…
Superior | Heritage Hotel

Dar Sitti Aziza, Bethlehem

Dar Sitti Aziza is a special property located just outside the Nativity Church. Literally translated as 'The House of my Grandmother Aziza', this property was once a family home dating back more than…

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WHEN TO GO

Conditions can vary dramatically from region to region, but it’s generally accepted that the area has two seasons, winter when it is cold and rainy – even by our standard! And summer when it is hot and dry. Usually autumn / winters can be quite rainy; traditionally spring is seen as the best season to travel.

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Very few experiences compare to that of standing on Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem, and trying to comprehend how much world history has been influenced by the city lying beneath you.

LGBTQIA+ Guidance

When planning to travel as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, there may be additional things you wish to consider doing, such as:

  • Speaking to one of our travel experts for information about travelling in your chosen destination and local attitudes towards members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Checking the Human Dignity Trust map of countries that criminalise LGBTQIA+ people, which highlights potentially dangerous regions and countries
  • Checking the ‘Local laws and customs’ section of your country's official foreign travel advice page
  • Looking for any updates for your desired destination on the Human Rights Watch LGBTQIA+ rights page
  • Buying a recommended guidebook, as many include an LGBTQIA+ section and advice for LGBTQIA+ travellers

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations  

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Israel & Palestinian Territories though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 

Currency 

In Israel & Palestinian Territories the official unit of currency is the Shekel (NIS).  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Women should wear modest clothes, skirts or trousers which cover below the knee. In the religious buildings, women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off. 

Shabbat, or Jewish Sabbath, is a tradition in Israel. From Friday sunset to Saturday sunset every week, establishments will close, even in Tel Aviv. The holy day traditionally means any work involving vehicles and cooking is forbidden in order to switch off electricity. Although the atmosphere is calmer, you will struggle to find a taxi or mode of public transport. In the Arabic quarters of cities, life goes on as normal so you should be able to find an open restaurant or bar. 

Language & Religion 

Hebrew is the country’s official language, and almost the entire population speaks it either as native speakers or proficiently as a second language.  

There is no other country in the world that has so much religious significance for so many people and religions. The main religions practiced are Judaism, Islam and Christianity, with a wealth of branches of these and other religions. Learning about their history is one of the most enriching experiences of travelling in the area. 

Time 

Israel & Palestinian Territories is 2 hours ahead of GMT. 

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Israel & Palestine Territories are a real melting pot of different styles of food from the surrounding areas. From the Middle Eastern influence (falafel, humus, olives, kebab style meats and a wonderful selection of fruit) to oriental influences, and even some Eastern European cuisines that Jewish immigrants of Hungarian descent brought over with them. A real highlight is the Arab sweets and pastries soaked in honey.