We have designed our website to enable you – a community or church leader – to easily plan a trip for your group which will strengthen your community in faith and action, and bring the members even closer together. Contact us today for more information.
We have several different templates for designing your tour. Each template offers a blend of three essential elements: Ancient Christian and Jewish Sites, the Modern State of Israel, and Meaningful Sites. Each tour has the option of a traditional Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath) experience either in Jerusalem or in a Jewish community in Israel which many groups have told us is one of the highlights of the trip. All tours can include community service, meetings with local politicians, and talks with inspiring experts and analysts. An Essential Israel representative will help you design the tour that best matches your group’s interests, timetables, and budget.
The tour will visit sites throughout the country, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea region, the Galilee, and the Golan. It's possible to also add visits to the Western Negev, Tzfat, Gush Etzion, Hebron, Haifa and Akko to the itinerary. There is a wide variety of speakers and great activities that can be included in the 12 Day Tour.
This tour is ideal for groups in which at least some of the participants are first-time visitors. See Sample Itinerary.
These tours are ideal for groups in which the majority are return visitors to Israel or in which the group has a limited amount of time available for the visit. The tour will focus on a particular theme: Political and Security, Jewish/Christian Dialogue, or Business. See Sample Itineraries.
These tours are designed for individuals, families or small groups who are already in Israel or have a very limited amount of time to visit (such as those in Israel for business meetings or stopping here for a short time on a cruise). The tour will focus on a particular city/region of the country or theme: the Mystical town of Tzfat and the Upper Galilee, Gush Etzion and Hebron, Jerusalem the Ancient and Modern Capital, Haifa and Akko, Tel Aviv and Jaffa, Tiberius and the Galilee, Security in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip. See Sample Itineraries.
This tour is a deeply meaningful experience for anyone who wants to better understand modern Jewish history and the State of Israel. Gain a greater understanding of the impossible situations facing the Jews during the Holocaust, while also viewing the complexities and wonders of the communities prior to World War II. Hear remarkable stories about non-Jews who risked their own lives to save Jews. Fly from Poland to Israel in order to explore the beauty of the modern State and delve into 3,000 years of Biblical history. See Sample Itinerary.
This tour is a powerful experience for anyone who wants to more fully understand the Holocaust. Gain a greater understanding of the impossible situations facing the Jews during the Holocaust, while also viewing the complexities and wonders of the communities prior to World War II. Explore the thriving Jewish community that was destroyed, and Jewish life in Europe today. Hear remarkable stories about non-Jews who risked their own lives to save Jews. This trip will also explore modern Berlin and Poland as well. See Sample Itinerary.