Step into another world as you wander through the ancient streets of Jerusalem’s ultra-religious Mea She’arim neighborhood. Take a heavenly bite out of a loaf of freshly baked Persian bread that is made in a 300-year-old oven, and feel yourself as you are transported through history. This is just one of the incredible experiences that you will have as you traverse the country on this luxurious, 10-day culinary and cultural tour of Israel. From the warm hospitality of the Bedouin tribes of the...
Jerusalem – Arrive in Israel and Discover Jerusalem's Modern New City
Home to a diverse mix of cultures and religions, Israel is a true melting pot in the heart of the Middle East. Arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and you will meet your private driver at baggage claim to begin your adventure in the age-old city of Jerusalem. You will be dropped off at your luxurious hotel that overlooks the beautiful Old City, and once you have had time to settle in, you will meet your private tour guide in the hotel lobby for your introduction to this marvelous city and country.
Your guide will transfer you to the illustrious Mount of Olives, where you will delight in a panoramic view of the entire city of Jerusalem. You can gaze out over the vast city and notice the shimmering gold Dome of the Rock that will be visible in the distance. From here, you will be transferred to Jerusalem’s lively New City for a chance to experience the Israel of modern-day. More than just a biblical reference, Jerusalem is a living, breathing, and contemporary city, which will become abundantly clear as you step onto the famed Ben Yehuda Street. This street is the main drag of the New City district. You can appreciate the bustling street, which will be alive with street music performers, charming shops, restaurants. If you desire, you can even wander into one of the charming cafes for your first taste of Israeli falafel.
Jerusalem – Combine Flavor with Culture on a Food Tour of the Old City
Jerusalem – Uncover the Gourmet Secrets of Ultra-Religious Mea She'arim
Negev – Enjoy Masada, the Dead Sea, and a Culinary Experience in the Desert
Haifa – Delight in a Traditional Druze Meal and Discover the Baha'i Gardens
Haifa – Tour a Renowned Golan Heights Winery and Swim in the Sea of Galilee
Safed – Enjoy a Traditional Shabbat Dinner in the Mystical City of Safed
Tel Aviv – Indulge in a Food Tour of Tel Aviv and Relax at the Beach
Tel Aviv – Explore Tel Aviv's Dynamic Shuk and the Trendy Streets of Jaffa
Tel Aviv – Spend the Morning at Your Leisure and Head for Home
- Discover the culinary and cultural gems of Jerusalem’s Old City on a private guided tour that focuses on gastronomy and the city’s holiest sites
- Uncover ancient flavors on a guided food tour of the ultra-religious Mea She’arim neighborhood in Jerusalem
- Float in the briny waters of the magnificent Dead Sea and learn of Masada’s heroic history
- Delight in a traditional Bedouin meal in the heart of the Negev desert and spend the night glamping in luxury under starry skies
- Enjoy a typical lunch in the home of a local Druze family and discover Haifa’s beautiful Baha’i gardens
- Partake in a warm Shabbat dinner at a local family home in the “Blue City” of Safed, an experience central to Israeli culture
- Discover the best of Tel Aviv on a classic guided food tour and delight in the city’s magnificent Shuk
- Relax at Tel Aviv’s stunning sandy beaches and take in views of the glittering Mediterranean Sea
From the vibrant spices of Jerusalem’s dynamic Shuk to the briny waters of the Dead Sea, this small but compact country is sure to take your breath away. You will be escorted on a delicious culinary tour through Tel Aviv’s metropolitan streets and will spend a night in the heart of the Negev desert, glamping under an endless sky of stars. On this enticing, 10-day tour of Israel, you will uncover the best culinary and cultural secrets that the Holy Land has to offer.
Your tour will begin in the world-famous city of Jerusalem, where you will discover both its ancient roots and dynamic life of today. First, you will be provided with a gourmet food tour in Mea She’arim, which is Jerusalem’s ultra-religious neighborhood that is full of traditional and indulgent treats. Moving south, you will discover the beauty of the vast Negev desert and the nomadic Bedouin people who inhabit it. Here, you will be greeted with genuine hospitality and delicious cuisines for which the Bedouin are known. Afterward, you can bathe in the briny waters of the Dead Sea and learn of Masada’s fascinating history while you admire the phenomenal views at sunrise.
You will continue to Haifa, where you will stroll in the stunning Baha’i gardens before gathering in the home of a local Druze family to enjoy a typical meal and to learn about their fascinating culture. You will then spend a night in the mystical “Blue City” of Safed, and in the home of a lovely Jewish family, you will delight in a traditional Shabbat dinner, which is a central feature of Israeli culture. You will culminate your tour in Tel Aviv, where you will dine in absolute luxury in the cosmopolitan city’s many decadent restaurants in addition to exploring the countries fascinating markets. You will discover the rich diversity of cultures and flavors of this sensational country on a tour that is certain to delight all of your senses.
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$10,395 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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