Political Tour of Israel
Sometimes wish you had a better understanding of what really goes on in Israel - the politics, religion and history that shape events and lives? The geo-political tour is a truly different, very private tour aimed at helping make your trip to Israel a real journey of discovery.
On this tour you'll see the frontiers and visit border communities. You'll see where the Golan meets Syria, visit the Lebanon border, tour the outskirts of Gaza and experience the complexities of Jerusalem. You'll see firsthand how people's lives are affected by recent events.
But the most fascinating aspect of the tour is the people you'll meet and speak to: Israelis from vastly different walks of life, kibbutz residents, army officers, settlers, Arabs, Christians and Druze - ask your own questions; seek your own answers.
Please note - I can create a customized tour for you if you are more than 4 people or would like for this tour to start in Jerusalem, Haifa or any other location in Israel.
Day 1: Jerusalem, general orientation from the Mount of Olives, the pre-1967 divide border which split the city in two, the old city and the Jewish / Moslem / Christian quarters. Meeting with political activist, member of the Christian community.
Day 2: Drive north through the Jordan Valley, meeting with Jewish settlers, tour of the Lebanese border area.
Day 3: Golan Heights: meeting with Druze, kibbutz members, tour of the border with Syria.
Day 4: Drive south towards Gaza. Meeting with member of the Arab community, visit to Gaza border towns, meeting with locals.
All meetings are with fluent English-speakers.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The pick-up will be from your hotel, guest house or place of residence in Tel-Aviv.
End location: At the end of the tour you will be returned to your hotel, guest house of place of residence in Tel-Aviv.
Duration: 3 days
For tours of up to four people we use a Hyundai Santa-Fe model 2010 - clean, comfortable and fully air-conditioned. For tours of up to seven people a larger vehicle, such as a Citroen Jumpy (or similar) will be used, also fully air-conditioned, in which case an additional fee may be required.
Transportation, professional English-speaking guide (Gary L).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
450 Israeli Shekels - This should cover additional daily expenses - meals, snacks, entrance fees. Please note that it is an estimate only
Meals, entrance fees and overnight accommodation including guide accommodation.