Heartland of Israel: Judea and Samaria Tour (10 Days / 9 Nights)


  • Licensed by Israeli Ministry of Tourism
  • Professional guides
  • Unique itinerary

Judea and Samaria is the heartland of Israel. From ancient Israelite kingdoms to today's State of Israel, for more than 3,000 years this land has been a major hub of Jewish activities.

This Judea and Samaria tour was designed for Jews who want to strengthen their ties to the Promised Land and see the Tanakh come alive. Come and see the Heartland of Israel with Genesis Boutique Travel!


Depart country of origin



Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

Arrival service at the airport

Meeting with the guide at the airport

A short tour of Tel Aviv

Dinner and Overnight Tal Hotel Tel Aviv


DAY 3: Caesarea, Haifa, Atlit

See Caesarea, the Roman Theatre and the Hippodrome OR visit Beit Shearim and the underground catacombs of Yehuda HaNassi

Drive-by Haifa overlooking the Bay and Bahai Gardens

Visit Atlit former detention camp

Drive to Tiberias

Dinner and Overnight: Tiberias, Kibbutz Nof Ginosar


DAY 4: Sefat, Golan Heights

Visit Sefat, the city of Kabbalah

Visit the Golan Heights

Enjoy a tour of the Golan with Major S. Abir (an IDF fighter from the Yom Kippur War in 1973). Listen to his amazing stories and visit different locations including Valley of Tears, Mount Bental, overlooking Syria and Lebanon

Golan Winery + wine tasting

Kayak down the Jordan Riverif weather permits

Dinner & Overnight in Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar at the Kinneret


DAY 5: Tiberias, Sachne River Kibbutz, Ariel

Begin the day with a short tour of Tiberias

REFRESHING swim in the Sachne River – if weather permits

Enjoy a ‘chocolate’ break at Deganya, the first Kibbutz + Kibbutz Tour

Visit Beth Shean excavations

Drive to Ariel (Israeli Settlement)

Dinner and overnight Eshel Hashomron Ariel


DAY 6: Samaria, Shilo, Gush Etzion, Jerusalem

Visit with local people in Samaria. Exact details to be provided closer to the departure date. Listen to their daily and current life in Samaria

Drive to Shilo, visit the Biblical location where the Tabernacle stood for nearly 400 years

Drive to Gush Etzion

Dinner and Overnight in Kibbutz Ramat Rachel Jerusalem


DAY 7: Gush Etzion

Lookout of Mitzpe Haelef, listen to historical facts about this area with local people

Hear the story of the establishment of Kfar Etzion in 1935 and learn about the lone Oake

Stop at Pina Chama which can be translated as “Warm Corner”. This is an incredible place where soldiers can come in and have a hot or cold drink or a snack. The Pina Chama is run by volunteers from the Gush Etzion area

Lunch in Kfar Etzion

Visit Caliber 3, the Israeli Counter-Terror and Security Academy. Experience a live reenacted terror scene and learn how the IDF is trained on high moral values related to daily terror in the Holy Land

Workshop at the Patbamelach Bakery in the Kibbutz Rosh Zurim. While baking your own pretzel you will learn about the role of grains in the Land and the Bible

Opportunity to watch the very impressive and nice movie about the story in Kfar Etzion from 1947/48

Dinner and overnight Kibbutz Ramat Rachel Jerusalem


DAY 8: Hebron, Jerusalem

Visit Hebron – meet with the parents of Hallel who was brutally murdered in her bedroom in 2016. They will tell you their personal story. You will see their family home and visit the caves of their winery which are 200 years old

Visit the Cave of Machpelah where the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Rebekah and Leah are buried

Drive to Jerusalem

Enjoy the stunning view of the Old City at the Haas Promenade

Overnight and Dinner in Kibbutz Ramat Rachel Jerusalem


DAY 9: Jerusalem

Tour of the Old City through the Jewish Quarter


Hurva Synagogue

Western Wall + Tunnels

View the Temple Mt

Davidson Center including the model and 3D movie

Overnight in Kibbutz Ramat Rachel Jerusalem


DAY 10: Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea

Travel to the Dead Sea

Masada (with cable car)

Hike in Ein Gedi to the waterfall

Float in the Dead Sea

Dinner and Overnight in Kibbutz Ramat Rachel Jerusalem


DAY 11: Gaza, Tel Aviv

Drive to Sderot, on the border of Gaza

Meet with Uri, the coordinator for all food transportation from Israel to Gaza. He will tell you about the current situation

Scenic View from the hill behind the closest house in Sderot to Gaza

Kibbutz Yad Mordechai Tour

Drive to Jaffa

Tour through the Old City of Jaffa

Farewell dinner at Restaurant in Jaffa

Transfer to the airport


DAY 12: Departure and arrival home

Why Genesis Boutique Travel?

  • Boutique service
  • Buses with A/C and WiFi
  • Best rates for hotels
  • Tours in all languages (including Chinese)
  • Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor


Meeting & Assistance at Ben Gurion International Airport

2 Transfers to and from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport

10 days Bus with WIFI

10 days licensed tour guide

9 nights in 4-star accommodations including 1 night in a settlement

Free WIFI on the bus (Minibus or mid-sized bus)

Full Buffet Breakfast & Dinner each day (soft drinks & alcohol not included)

All Entrance per itinerary including meetings with local people

Lunches where not indicated

Not included



Personal expenses such as telephone calls from room, mini bar, room service, etc.

Shabbat Dinner with Israeli Family

Gratuities at hotels

Tips for staff

Traveler’s Insurance

Medical Insurance