- Dates: March 1-8, 2020
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Cosmopolitan cafes lining beautiful white sand beaches, the giant golden dome of a local shrine rising over homes clad in Jerusalem stone, an oasis in the middle of a vast desert of sand… these 8 days in Israel bring us into the middle of a region of fascinating contradictions. At any given time you may find yourself reading a newspaper while you float weightlessly in the Dead Sea, sprawled out under the sun at the gay beach full of locals, exploring one of countless world-class museums, or taking in the unique culture and traditions on display through the streets of this Middle Eastern region. As gay travelers, this trip gives us the ability to take in the Middle East while enjoying the comfort of a relatively gay welcoming community. We’ll immerse ourselves into the thriving LGBT scene, hike around the clifftop fortress of Masada, cover ourselves in the nutrient-rich mud of the Dead Sea, explore the winding alleys of one of the most historically significant cities in the world among many more unforgettable experiences.
We’ll have a fantastic local guide join us through Jerusalem to ensure we really make the most of our time at its historically significant sites and learn about its tumultuous history. On day 4 we’ll head down to the lowest point on Earth, the famous Dead Sea, known for its unbelievably buoyant waters, the healing effects of its minerals, and the beauty of the surrounding landscape. On the way there we’ll stop to explore the clifftop fortress of Masada high atop a plateau overlooking the Dead Sea where the ruins on King Herod’s Palace (built around 30 B.C.) are found. Take time to soak in some sun at the beach in Tel Aviv, explore some incredible museums (Israel has the most museums per capita in the world), wander the streets of Jaffa, grab some drinks on Rothschild Boulevard, or feel free to take a day trip up the coast to Haifa, there are plenty of options to keep ourselves entertained here!
- Day 1, 2 and 3 JERUSALEM
- Day 4 DEAD SEA and MASADA
- Day 5 ,6, 7 and 8 TEL AVIV