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Israel is a country where despite strong religious influence, LGBTQ+ individuals can live openly and freely. The country inherited anti-homosexuality laws from its British occupation, but formally repealed these in 1988. Today gay travelers can freely explore all that Israel has to offer.
Arrive into Tel Aviv where you’ll be met by a driver who will take you to your centrally located Tel Aviv hotel.
Stroll through Rothschild Boulevard & the White City, Neve Tzeddek Neighbourhood – the first area to be built outside the Old City of Jaffa before Tel Aviv sprouted in 1909.
Enjoy the bars and the cafes around Rothschild Boulevard in the evening. Tel Aviv is known for being the centre of Israel’s gay scene with a hub of bars and vibrant nightlife.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up and driven to Jerusalem. With your guide you’ll see the Old City, including the Western Wall, the Roman Cardo, the room of the Last Supper, Via Delarosa, the Arab Market and more. You’ll also be taken to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the church built on the site where it’s believed Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. Experience panoramic views from the Mount of Olives as well.
In the afternoon, visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum which was established as a response to reports of the mass murder of Jews in Nazi-occupied countries. The Hall of Names is a memorial to the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.
After breakfast, we’ll drive you to Masada, the iconic mountain fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascending the mountain by cable car, you’ll learn about the last Jewish stronghold against Roman invasion. More than two thousand years have passed since the fall of Masada yet the regional topography and its remoteness have preserved the remains of its extraordinary story.
Nearby is the Dead Sea and the lowest point on earth. You’ll visit the AHAVA Dead Sea Factory Shop. You’ll get to explore the natural minerals, float in the healing Dead Sea water and indulge in natural mud pools.
You’ll then head back to Tel Aviv and to your hotel.
Fly to Eilat which will be your base for the next few days. Relax on its beaches ahead of your memorable trip to Petra.
After breakfast, it’s time for the highlight of this tour. You’ll transfer to the Arava Border and drive onwards to Petra.
One of the new seven wonders of the world and a world heritage site, UNESCO have described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”.
Petra was hidden under sand for centuries before recently becoming reachable again. It is half-built, half-carved into rock, surrounded by mountains and augmented with multiple passages and gorges. Known as one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, you’ll be truly awestruck by Petra which was inhabited since prehistoric times.
After your visit to Petra, you’ll have free time to explore Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city.
Israel may be a tiny country but there’s so much to see. Naturally, Israel’s historic importance is a major draw. This is where the three major monotheistic religions collide. Israel is also the gay capital of the Middle East. Tel...
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Join this gay Israel group trip to discover one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Although it’s no bigger than Wales, in cultural terms it’s a giant. Jerusalem is the capital of the three great monotheistic religions. It’s...
This seven-day itinerary allows you to explore the best of Israel. A picturesque country, steeped in history, you’ll visit some of the most well-known sites on earth, as well as getting to swim in the Dead Sea. In Jerusalem you’ll...
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