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Program Overview

Go on a pilgrimage to Israel and explore Jewish heritage by visiting holy sites, historic landmarks and museums. Experience thousands of years of Jewish history and culture while traveling to many cities throughout Israel, including the holy cities of Jerusalem, Safed and Tiberias. Immerse in local cultures with walking tours of Jewish neighborhoods and historic districts. Spend time at a kibbutz, interacting with the members and learning about the collective community settlement. Throughout the trip, explore excavation sites and ruins with tours of Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Caesarea National Park, Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park, Masada and more. Receive the traditional Shehecheyanu blessing at Mount Scopus and witness bar or bat mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel in Jerusalem. Discover Jerusalem's story, from the Old City and the Western Wall to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and Israel’s national cemetery, Mount Herzl.

Gain insight into the development of the State of Israel with visits to Independence Hall, the Ayalon Institute and the Atlit Detainee Camp Museum. Take time to relax while walking through the beautiful landscaped terraces of the Bahá'í Gardens in Haifa. Visit the Rosh HaNikra grottoes and ride a cable car down a cliff face to see firsthand the vibrant blue waters of the sea-level caves. At Gan HaShlosha National Park, swim in the warm springwater pools and admire the natural beauty of the scenic area. Float weightless in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and unwind with an afternoon at a nearby spa. From Galilee and the Jordan Valley to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, discover Israel’s history and participate in new cultural experiences.

Daily Itinerary

Note: Activities are subject to change based on availability.

Learning Outcomes

On this 12-day journey through Israel, explore the history of the Jewish people in the Promised Land and learn how the State of Israel developed. Visit a multitude of significant sites, such as Caesarea National Park, the Western Wall, Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park and Qumran to learn about past civilizations and holy places. Explore the Yad Vashem memorial and museum to connect with the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Experience traditional Israeli communities and observe cultural practices while on walking tours of historic neighborhoods as well as visiting a kibbutz.

We take care of everything

At Experience, we make sure everything is covered – from housing to technology and beyond – to provide the best experience for our students.

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with twin or triple occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

All meals are provided daily, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand global and cultural awareness.

Guided Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Tours & Site Visits

Tailored educational experiences, tours and site visits.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Full-Time Tour Director

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

Insurance

International travel insurance is provided for protection in case of accidents, illness, flight interruptions or baggage loss.

Interactive Technology

Advanced group travel software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting travelers every step of the way.

What’s My Investment

Tuition Cost

12 Days

$3,999
Per Student
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