The art, architecture, and archaeological wonders of the eastern Mediterranean are legacies of the world’s most celebrated empires. Over the millennia, a succession of cultures traded, conquered, and settled in these fabled lands, and we follow in their wake, piecing together the pages of the defining chapters of ancient civilization.
A place of pilgrimage and passion, Israel never fails to take one’s breath away with its eerily still Dead Sea, ancient sites of Jerusalem and Nazareth, emotion-inspiring Western Wall, and postcard-perfect natural beauty. Religious devotion is everywhere—Islam, Judaism, Christianity—and complemented seamlessly by white-sand beaches, Galilean wineries, and world-class cuisine. Take a panoramic tour of the formal Baha’i Gardens. Visit the sacred sites of the Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Mount of Olives. Zoom by cable car, or trek, up to the plateau of Masada National Park. Delve into the North Coast’s Rosh HaNikra Grottoes. Here, where cultures and religions have met for ages, you’ll come away challenged and inspired in ways never imagined.
Upcoming Israel Expeditions
Past Israel Expeditions
Mystical IsraelApril 7 — April 19, 2019
Discover Israel’s most important sights, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Galilee, and the Dead Sea. You'll also walk along the Via Dolorosa, the traditional Path of Jesus, marked by nine Stations of the Cross.