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School trips to Israel

 

The Voyager tour to Israel with its plethora of famous religious landmarks has to be the ultimate trip for students of Religious Studies. Sail the Sea of Galilee, visit the Garden of Gethsemane and explore the ancient city of Jerusalem on this premium tour.

Religious crossroads

 

Despite tensions in the Middle East, Israel is still a popular destination with tourists who enjoy the lovely beaches on the Mediterranean and Red Sea, float in the restorative waters of the Dead Sea and hike along the Israel National Trail.

The State of Israel, which was officially declared in 1948, is situated in the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity as well as a sacred place for Muslims and Baha’is. Visitors to this holy land can retrace the life of Jesus with trips to Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, the meeting place for the major religions, they can also visit the Al-Haram ash-Sharif/ Temple Mount, a religious complex that is important to Muslims and Jews.

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Explore the Holy Land

 

On the Voyager Worldwide Religious Studies tour you’ll touch down in the vibrant, modern city of Tel Aviv before heading to the green fertile plains of the Jezreel Valley. From here you’ll be immersed in biblical history with visits to Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, and onwards to the Sea of Galilee, Beit Shean, the Dead Sea, Masada and the ancient city of Jerusalem. Along the way you’ll see spectacular archaeological and sacred sites as well as enjoying some delicious local food like falafel and sweet treats that appear in the street markets around the time of major religious festivals.

Sacred journey

 

Nowhere else in the world possibly holds such spiritual importance to people of different faiths than Israel and the Holy Land. On one of Voyager’s specialist Religious Studies tours your students will see all sides of this unique country and its cross section of religions and cultures – we guarantee a life-changing experience that will further their understanding of the major religions and the complex geopolitical issues in the area.

“When you see the faces of the faithful as they walk in groups along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, or approach the Wailing Wall, or see the Dome of the Rock for the first time, you know that for many people a trip to the Holy Land is a genuine trip of a lifetime. ” Chris Moss, Telegraph Travel, 2014
“One of the things I most enjoy about life in Israel is the exuberant diversity. Plenty of people look like characters in a Middle Eastern epic, but more interesting are the women and men who defy stereotypes and convention, crossing religious, cultural, artistic and culinary boundaries to bridge seemingly irreconcilable differences. The results – played out against a backdrop of desert wildflowers, sandy beaches, snowy peaks and cityscapes both modern and ancient – are inspiring, confounding, contradictory and, not infrequently, astonishingly delicious!” Daniel Robinson, Author, Lonely Planet
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” Saint Augustine

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