Hey there, (LGBT/Christian) Traveler-
No place in the world has quite so much historical prominence in the three major Western religions of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity as Israel. I remember when I traveled to Israel for the first time, I found myself baffled by the layers of history in each location we visited. The sheer scope of history each stone has witnessed is epic. As I attempted to take it all in, I found myself occasionally escaping to eat some of that famous Mediterranean cuisine - fresh salads, delicious hummus, amazing falafel, and more.
For being such a small country, the landscape is pretty varied, with big hills, stark deserts, lush green valleys, and calm rivers. Regardless of your religious persuasion, you'll find the pilgrimage to Israel becomes a deeply personal one, and as you ride camels, float in the Dead Sea, and walk the stones of so many pilgrims before, you'll find yourself forever changed. And maybe, like me, you'll find yourself traveling back again and again to unfold the narrative stone by stone.
Traveling to the Middle East as an LGBT traveler can be fairly daunting, especially if you're interested in seeing some of the key religious sites along the way. Our trip is tailored toward the LGBT traveler to make sure you feel comfortable and safe all along the way. At the end of this trip, we'll celebrating Pride in Tel Aviv as well - connecting with LGBT travelers from around the world.
Come with us to Israel!
Tour the holy land
10 day/9 night tour
$2,695.00 per person*
including: all lodging in 4+ star hotels**, breakfast and dinner each day, three lunches, ground transportation, guides, visas, entrance fees to sites, tips
not including: international airfare (estimated price $1,100-$1,500)***, five lunches (estimated $10-$15 per lunch)
- Along the way have have a chance to be baptized in the Jordan River, float in the Dead Sea (and visit the spas with the famous skin healing mud), ride a boat onto the Sea of Galilee, say a prayer at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and more.
- Explore Jerusalem, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa, Upper Room, Wailing Wall, Dome of the Rock, and more.
- Experience incredible ancient archeological sites including Caesarea, Beit Shean, Masada, Caesarea Philippi, and Qumran.
- Celebrate Pride with one of the largest gatherings in the world, ending the trip with the Tel Aviv Pride Parade.
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
*Please note: With all Andrew W Lyon Travel trips, we try as best we can to get the best value for price and to give you all the anticipated expenses on a trip. Please take note of exactly what's included in the trip price and what is not included, and be sure and budget for those 'not included' expenses during the trip. Some other travel operators sometimes advertise a lower price, but later add on unexpected prices once you're abroad - we work hard to ensure that you aren't surprised by any additional charges. If you have any questions about that, please contact us.
**All prices based on double occupancy. Single rooms available upon request for additional surcharge. Please mark if needed in booking form.
***Group fare flights will be priced 11 months out from the trip from a Washington D.C. airport.