Study Tours

APAN Study Tours

APAN’s unique study tours witness, share and learn about Palestine and the Palestinian people through interactions with Palestinians, their organisations, and communities. Our tours interact with Israeli communities and organisations, Australian diplomats, United Nations officials, human rights organisations, Australian-funded aid projects and much more. If you want to learn about the contemporary – and historical – issues of the modern Middle East, and see the reality on the ground, then this tour is for you.

Photo at a Palestinian checkpoint with a Palestinian talking to group of Australians

Other tours to Palestine

There are many groups that offer tours to and within Palestine.  Here are a few that Australians have told us that they’ve found valuable.

Photo of a group of people picking Olives in Palestine

Alternative Tourism Group

This Palestinian led centre has many immersive programs – including olive-picking and planting and home-stays. They also provide a range of short-term tours and are leaders in promoting  ‘justice-tourism’.

Yedhuda Shaul leading a tour in Hebron

Breaking the Silence

Led by former soldiers who now want to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. These day tours to Hebron and the South Hebron Hills are incredibly powerful.

A woman standing in front of a group of people in the West Bank

Machsom Watch

Israeli peace-activist women lead these powerful tours through the ‘seam-zone’ in the North of the West Bank – where participants meet with Palestinians stuck between the wall, the Green Line, and Israeli settlements.  

Five young Palestinians smiling with a Palestinian city in the background

Know Thy Heritage

Tours tailored specifically for Palestinian youth in the diaspora. Australians have gone on their own or as a group – and highly recommend it.

People walking in the West Bank rural areas

Amos Trust

Specialising in ‘doing’ tours – walking, running, cooking, cycling, rebuilding demolished homes.  Focus on building partnerships and solidarity.

Palestinian and Western Christians together

Sabeel Witness Tour

Led by Palestinian Christians, these tours are tailored to Christians who seek to explore the area with a faith perspective as well as a political lens. 

Palestinian woman witha map of Jerusalem and others looking on

Grassroots Jerusalem

Stunning 3.5 hour political tour of Jerusalem. APAN highly recommends this tour, and integrates it into our study tours.

Tour guide showing people an abandoned Palestinian street with Israeli flags hanging along it.

ICAHD - Israel Commitee Against House Demolitions

This longstanding Israeli solidarity group runs tours from half a day to ten days.  They run annual rebuilding tours where they rebuild houses demolished by the Israeli military.

Group of people in Palestine

Green Olive Tours

Green Olive tours has a variety of different tours and tour leaders working under its banner.  Tours include day tours around the West Bank and Israel; as well as multi-day tours.  Their longer tours include home-stays; walking tours and cycling tours.