Extended Study Tours

 

Our alternative tours programme includes in-depth study tours which go beyond the traditional tourist sites as the political realities that affect Palestinians and Israelis are explored. Participants witness the situation on both sides of the divide and travel to different geographical areas. Unique opportunities are provided to meet ICAHD staff and other key leaders to gain first-hand, in-depth knowledge and some of the latest analysis. Participants also meet extensively with Palestinians to hear their stories.


 

The next study tour will take place in autumn 2014. Consisting of eleven days, participants will have the opportunity to gain an overview of some of the main issues facing a population living under occupation - house demolitions, displacement, education, refugees, water, lack of freedom of movement, women's issues – and discrimination within the state of Israel. Engage with more than twenty organisations and local individuals. Meet in Jerusalem upon arrival and go as far south as Hebron and later north to Maghar in the Galilee. Visit the Mediterranean on the west coast and the Jordan Valley to the east.
 
Tour price - £900, single supplement if required  £230
 
Cost per person includes full tour programme and staying in good three star hotels at half board (bed, breakfast and evening meal), sharing a twin-bedded room with ensuite facilities.  Also included in the price is your tour leader, tour bus, guides and tips.  Not included: flights, travel insurance, lunches. Tour groups range between 12 – 20 participants.
 
Information about the appointments and practical information covering all aspects of the visit are provided. Hundreds of people from around the world have joined the tours and many recommendations are available. The tours provide unique access for discussion and on going involvement with key people and organisations that would otherwise be difficult to meet when travelling on one's own.  For many the tour has proved life-changing.
 
 

An overwhelming experience, in which one sees both the best and the worst of the human condition compressed into such a tiny region in space and time.     One of the best things I have ever done. Tony J – New Zealand

I can’t imagine any way to spend ten days in the Occupied Territories and get a better or more valuable insight into what the Western media isn’t telling us about the plight of the Palestinian people.  Nick S - Australia

I have no hesitation in recommending this tour. I have read extensively on the subject but nothing could prepare me for what I witnessed. The tour operators are professional and have a great deal of knowledge on the subject. Combined with the organizations and people that we met it provided me with a much greater understanding of the situation. It also provided me the knowledge and confidence to publicly speak on the issue and spread the message from the Occupied Palestinian territories whenever the opportunity presents itself. Mark E - Canada

The Tour schedule was put together brilliantly and with deep insight. There were opportunities for us to meet a number of Palestinians and support  agencies, from which one could begin to understand something of the terrible reality of the Occupation – at least from an observer’s viewpoint. Interwoven with these events were informative talks, advice, debriefing and discussion sessions, and meetings with Israelis involved in the resistance struggles. Plus downtime in Palestinian cultural settings. The tour was sensitive, eclectic and powerful. An entirely unique experience. Thank you so much. Judy G – England 

 

Contact tours@icahduk.org for more information.

 

 

 

Salim speaks in ruins

 

 

 Visiting Palestinian home overlooked by settlers

 

 Children in the Jordan Valley

 

Briefing in Jaffa