Gardens at the Bahai temple in Haifa City

Gastronomy and Culture 10-Day Israel Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Israel

Places Visited

Jerusalem, Negev Desert, Dead Sea, Tel Aviv...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

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...

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Trip Highlights

  • 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

Detailed Description

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.

Israel is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Israel trip operators can personalize the experience for you.

Starting Price

$7,995 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 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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