If you are after a more General tour yet VERY unique, than this is for you!
Focusing on Judaism, Christianity & Islam make us forget that the Druze, the Samaritans and the Bahai are in Israel as well. combining all of these religions into a 10-day tour to Israel will assure you seeing most places of interest and broadening your horizons way beyond the boundaries of Israel.
We would visit Jaffa & Tel Aviv to get to know about Modern Israel, its origins, its success and what a fun place Israel is. further north, we would get to know about the Roman World in Ceasarea, and be impressed by how Haifa, on top of Mount carmel, is titled "The Israeli San Francisco", where everyone can peacefully practice their religion & Culture. in Akko (Acre) we would experience the best example of Crusader Presence from the Middle Ages, with the World-Famous Knights of Saint John headquarters and the Templars' tunnel.
in both Haifa & Akko co-existence is the name of the game, and in both World Heritage sites are the impeccable Bahai Gardens.
The Galilee Region is sprawling with numerous Holy Sites of all religions, as well as Awe-inspiring Views and Jesus-related sites. Both the Galilee and the Golan heights will provide an excellent backdrop for a deeper understanding of Current Middle Eastern Geo - Politics in general, and water-related wars of Israel in particular. why the Druze live up in the mountains and why the Kibbutz Movement is still so relevant, even in the 21th Century, cant be explained elsewhere.
In the Golan Heights exploration of Ancient Jewish Synagogues surprises many, and Bet Shean will revive the term "Decapolis" from the Greco-Roman times.
The Jordan Valley, with its beautiful Date-Palms groves, will remind you why Jericho is known as the "City of Date Palms", nowadays holy for atleast 3 religions.
We all know what is "Good", but most people don't know what is a "Samaritan", so let's go and meet one of them, learn about their culture and enjoy fresh air up on Mt. Gerizim.
Jerusalem, with its endless Tourist sites, is the Holiest City in the World for both Jews and Christians, and for Muslims it comes third. It is probably the best place in the world to understand about these religions!
It is also a place where History is constantly in the making, most likely even when you read these lines! going over the current situation makes people understand the News they see back home much better.
The Dead Sea is a serious candidate to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and when looking at it from the Top of Massada you understand why. What's more intriguing is why What happened in Massada got to be so famous.
If you want all of these questions answered, we must undergo a process together. we would become friends, eat excellent and varied food (beware of Hummus poisening...), know way more, visit places most people would dream on visiting, enjoy good weather, impressed by awe-inspiring views and get a new twist on what is really going on in the Middle East.
I invite you to do all of that in just 10 days. There are fewer trips more interesting than this one.