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School trips to Israel

Religious studies tour with a unique cross-section of faith, culture, and geopolitics

  • Key stage 3 - 16+
  • Year round

Religious studies tour with a unique cross-section of faith, culture, and geopolitics

Israel offers a totally unique educational experience for students, the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity as well as a sacred place for Muslims and Bahai, it is ideal for a religious studies school trip. Nowhere else in the world holds such spiritual importance to people of different faiths than Israel and the Holy Land.  Your students will get to 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.

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. Your students can retrace the life of Jesus with trips to Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the meeting place for the major religions, where they can visit the Al-Haram ash-Sharif/ Temple Mount, a religious complex that is important to Muslims and Jews.

On our typical school tour of Israel, you will 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.

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Day 1 - Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel, check into your accommodation and then free time to rest.

 

Day 2 - Depart Tel Aviv for the Jezreel Valley – Megiddo/Armageddon – Nazareth Church of the Annunciation – Nazareth Village – Tiberias

 

Day 3 - Sea of Galilee Boat Ride – Capernaum – Golan Heights & Kfar Haruv – Mt. Beatitudes

 

Day 4 - Beit She'an – Jordan Valley – Qumran – Dead Sea – Bedouin Experience

 

Day 5 - Masada – Jerusalem – Haas Promenade – Southern Wall Excavations – Western Wall – Via Dolorosa – Holy Sepulchre

 

Day 6 - Jerusalem – Old City – Mount Zion – Mount of Olives – Gethsemane – Bethlehem – Church of the Nativity, Garden Tomb

 

Day 7 - Depart Tel Aviv for UK

Our long haul school trips include:

  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions
  • Board and lodging  as specified in your itinerary
  • Return flights and overseas transfers
  • One free teacher place for every 10 students on the trip
  • 24 hour emergency back-up service
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Assistance with inspection visits
  • Some of our long-haul trips will also include a guide

Extras to budget for:

  • School to airport transfers and meals en route (if required)
  • Visa charges and supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
  • Local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits
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