Venture into history on a journey to the Holy Land, exploring fascinating sites associated with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as you make your way from Jerusalem’s Old City to the tranquil Galilee to the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv.

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 View of the Western Wall and Temple Mount, Jerusalem  Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem  View of Masada  Skyline of vibrant Tel Aviv

The Holy Land from Antiquity to Today: A Tailor-Made Journey to Israel

8 days from $7,995

Venture into history on a journey to the Holy Land, exploring fascinating sites associated with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as you make your way from Jerusalem’s Old City to the tranquil Galilee to the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690
Accommodations

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The American Colony Hotel

Jerusalem, Israel

Set amid leafy gardens near the heart of Jerusalem, The American Colony Hotel is a historic boutique hotel that has long drawn writers, artists, and luminaries. Once the residence of an Ottoman pasha, the hotel offers individually decorated rooms imbued with a sense of history and place. The hotel offers a stunning pool, a bookshop, and boutiques. Meals or refreshements can be taken in the shaded courtyard or the gardens, and a number of restaurants include a terrace café, a cozy Cellar Bar, and a poolside brasserie.

Number of nights: 4

Ein Gev Holiday Resort

Galilee, Israel

The Ein Gev Holiday Resort is perched on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee at the base of the Golan mountains. A variety of tastefully decorated rooms, villas, and apartments offer comfortable lodging for couples or families. Lawns and gardens with hammocks and deck chairs offer plenty of space to relax and the long, sandy beach is open only to guests. Facilities include a dining room, games room, and synagogue, and an area dedicated to outdoor sports.

Number of nights: 1

The Norman

Tel Aviv, Israel

Located amid the Modernist architecture of the UNESCO-designated White City, the Norman is a boutique hotel housed in two pre-Bauhaus buildings separated by a citrus garden. Individually designed rooms  and common spaces feature 1920s-style decor and modern amenities. The hotel features a rooftop infinity pool, a spa, and a wellness terrace overlooking the city’s skyscrapers. Dining options include the European-inspired Alena Restaurant, a Izakaya-style Japanese tapas restaurant, and the 1940s-style Library Bar for light meals, cocktails, and nightcaps.

Number of nights: 2

Tailor-Made Benefits

When you travel on a tailor-made journey, you will receive a Friends of the Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.