Tel Aviv, Negev Desert, Eilat, Safed, Jerusalem, Dead Sea
Dates are customizable for private departures.
During this 14-day adventure, you will be enchanted by the glory of Masada at sunrise and the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea at sunset. From the calming water of the Dead Sea to the ancient treasures of Jerusalem, Israel is a fascinating and romantic destination for any vacation. Ride camels through the desert, stroll through the charming streets of Tel Aviv, and traverse the whimsical Blue City of Safed.
Tel Aviv – Meal and Wine Pairing
You will arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport, where you will be met by your private driver and transferred to your luxurious accommodation along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Once you and your partner settle in, you will spend your first hours in Tel Aviv exploring your new neighborhood at your leisure. In the evening, you will be met by your private guide for a transfer to the trendy Neve Tzedek neighborhood. For dinner, you will enjoy your first taste of traditional Israeli cuisine in addition to sampling classic delicacies such as shakshuka, which is a delicious dish that is made with poached eggs and a tomato-based sauce.
Tel Aviv – Private Tour of Tel Aviv
This morning, you will meet your guide in the lobby to begin your private tour of the city. Your tour will begin on Nahalat Binyamin Street, which will be brimming with artisan markets and locally made jewelry and handicrafts. Afterward, you will arrive at the lively Tel Aviv shuk, which is also known as the Carmel Market. You will also have some time on your own to explore the area. Once you have had your fill of the market, you will transfer to the port city of Jaffa. Upon your arrival in Jaffa, you will visit the Jaffa Flea Market for the opportunity to haggle and bargain alongside locals. Finally, you will transfer to New Jaffa, where you will meander through winding alleys that are brimming with upscale art galleries and boutiques.
Tel Aviv – Mediterranean Excursion
Today, you will enjoy an Israeli breakfast at your hotel before spending the morning on the beach that is connected to your elegant hotel. In the afternoon, you will reconnect with your guide to embark on the remainder of the day’s adventures. You will board a private yacht, and you and your partner will spend the rest of the afternoon cruising on the Mediterranean Sea. This afternoon, you can snorkel, scuba dive, and relax on the yacht. For dinner, you will delight in a fine gourmet meal that will be prepared by the yacht’s private chef and accompanied by a regional wine pairing.
Negev – Desert Glamping Under the Stars
This morning, you will have an early morning breakfast before transferring to the infamous Masada fortress in the vast Negev Desert to watch the sunrise. As the day begins to warm, you will descend from the fortress in a cable car before continuing to the Dead Sea. At the Dead Sea, you will have the opportunity to cover yourselves in the naturally occurring mineral mud of the region before attempting to submerge yourselves in the briny waters of the Dead Sea. Once you have had your fill of the Dead Sea, you will transfer to your luxurious glampsite in the heart of the Negev Desert, where you will be met by members of the local Bedouin tribe.
Negev – Experience Bedouin Hospitality
This morning, you will enjoy a Bedouin breakfast at your glampsite before being led on an exciting camel ride through the desert. After your camel ride, you and your partner will have the unique opportunity to board ATVs for the exciting experience of riding through the desert. After lunch, you will be returned to your glampsite, where you can relax and freshen up before beginning the evening’s activities. This evening, you will be led to the heart of the Bedouin camp, where you will be provided with the incredible opportunity to partake in a traditional Bedouin dinner and evening of song and dance.
Eilat – Exclusive Snorkeling Tour
This morning, you will enjoy your final breakfast in the Negev before being transferred to Eilat. You will arrive in Israel’s southernmost city, where you will be dropped off at your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. Once you have had time to settle in, you will meet your excellent guide to embark on your initial exploration of Eilat. This afternoon, you will board a catamaran for a fantastic day of snorkeling or diving through Eilat’s infamous reefs. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your luxurious accommodation, where you can enjoy the remainder of the day relaxing at the beach, luxuriating by the pool, or indulging in one of your resort spa’s treatments or massages.
Eilat – The Oasis of Ein Gedi
This morning, you will transfer to the nearby oasis of Ein Gedi. A uniquely lush respite from the rest of the arid Judean Desert, Ein Gedi will captivate you as your guide leads you on a leisurely trek. After you have had plenty of time to enjoy Ein Gedi, you will be returned to Eilat. You will spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, and you can enjoy all that Eilat has to offer. If you desire, you can relax at the beach or pool and indulge in a stroll through Eilat’s lively town. In the evening, you may choose to experience the city’s infamous nightlife and enjoy a craft cocktail at one of Eilat’s many high-end bars or clubs.
Safed – The Beautiful Blue City
This morning, you will have an early morning and breakfast before embarking on your journey to the north of the country, where you will arrive at your luxurious accommodation in the city of Safed. After you have had time to settle in, you will meet your guide to begin your exclusive tour of Safed. During your tour, you will stroll through the charming streets of this mountain town in addition to being guided into various high-end art galleries and boutiques. After lunch, you will visit the Artist’s Market and some of the city’s most illustrious synagogues.
Safed – Fascinating Kabbalah Lesson
Today, you will spend the morning in a couple’s Kabbalah class that will be hosted by a local rabbi. Kabbalah is an ancient Jewish practice and school of thought that is largely exercised and studied in the city of Safed. After your Kabbalah discussion, you will have the next several hours to enjoy Safed at your leisure. In the evening, you will be met in by your private guide and transferred to the home of a local Jewish family, where you will enjoy a traditional meal. This exclusive opportunity will provide you and your partner the opportunity to interact with locals in addition to immersing yourselves in the local culture.
Safed – Jeep Safari through the Golan Heights
This morning, you will meet your private transfer and be whisked away to the nearby Golan Heights, where you will spend the day exploring Israel’s northern region. For your exploration, you and your partner will board a Jeep and embark on an offroading safari through the Golan. After your tour, you will arrive at one of the Golan Heights’ most illustrious wineries, and you will indulge in a private tour of the vineyards and winery. During your tour, you will enjoy a wine tasting of some of the country’s finest vintages.
Jerusalem – Jerusalem’s Exciting New City
Today, you will enjoy your final breakfast in Safed before transferring to the ancient city of Jerusalem. Upon your arrival, you will be dropped off at your luxurious accommodation, which will be located at the meeting point of Jerusalem’s Old and New cities. After you and your partner have had time to settle in to your extravagant suite, you will meet your guide to begin your exploration of Jerusalem. Your exploration will begin with a private tour of the vibrant New City, where you will traverse the infamous Ben Yehuda Street. Afterward, you will be guided through several of the New City’s more noteworthy destinations and neighborhoods before transferring to the world-renowned Israel Museum.
Jerusalem – The Timeworn Streets of the Old City
This morning, you will have an incredible tour of Jerusalem’s Old City. During your tour, you will be provided with the opportunity to visit several of the holiest sites of the world’s foremost religions. Finally, you will enter the Jewish Quarter, where you will come upon the breathtaking Wailing Wall. After you have had time to wander through the remainder of the Old City, you will be transferred to the New City of Jerusalem, where you will be guided through the buzzing shuk, which is also known as the Mahane Yehuda Market. You can explore to your heart’s content, and once you have grown tired of the market, you will have the remainder of the day to spend at your leisure.
Jerusalem – Western Wall Tunnels
This morning, you will enjoy an Israeli breakfast before transferring to the majestic Mount of Olives. Here, you will stand atop the mountain and be amazed by breathtaking panoramic views over all of Jerusalem. When you are ready, you will be returned to Jerusalem’s Old City, where you will embark on a private tour of the Western Wall Tunnels. These age-old tunnels extend deep below the Muslim Quarter of the city, and you will be fascinated to explore these unique tunnels that many people do not even know exist.
Jerusalem – Departure
Today, you and your partner will enjoy your final breakfast in Israel before spending the morning at your leisure, savoring each other’s company in this beautiful city. As you stroll hand in hand through the cobblestoned streets of the Old City, you will stop to relax at a picturesque cafe and together. Before you know it, you will have to return to your accommodation for your airport transfer. Once you have collected all of your belongings, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
- Indulge in a multi-course meal and wine pairing in one of Tel Aviv’s trendiest neighborhoods
- Cruise through the Mediterranean on a private yacht and watch the sunset alongside your partner
- Spend the night glamping under a sky full of stars in the heart of the vast Negev Desert
- Float in the briny waters of the Dead Sea and cover yourselves with natural mineral mud that is known for its healing properties
- Explore Eilat’s magnificent reefs on a wonderful snorkeling tour from the vantage point of a private catamaran
- Uncover the ancient secrets of the Jewish study of Kabbalah in its birthplace of Safed
- Stroll through the cobblestone streets of Jerusalem’s Old City and visit the world’s most spiritual sites
- Experience the lively Jerusalem shuk like a local
During your trip to Israel, you will traverse Israel from top to bottom alongside your loving partner in addition to admiring panoramic views of Jerusalem as you stand atop the glorious Mount of Olives. During this luxurious, 14-day adventure through Israel, you will also travel to the heart of the Negev Desert, where you can marvel at an endless sky of stars as you spend the night in an opulent glampsite.
Your vacation will begin in Israel’s metropolitan city of Tel Aviv, which is known throughout the world as a buzzing, cosmopolitan center. Throughout your time in the city, you and your partner will indulge in the finest of the country’s culinary delights. You will also be provided with the opportunity to stroll through the streets of Tel Aviv during an exclusive tour of Jaffa. From Tel Aviv, you will continue to the Negev Desert, where you will watch the spectacular sunrise from the top of the Masada fortress before floating in the briny waters of the Dead Sea. In the Negev, you and your partner will be delighted by your luxurious glampsite that will allow you to dream beneath the stars.
Your adventure will then lead you to Eilat, which is Israel’s southernmost city. Here, you can relax at the world-famous beaches and delight in a private snorkeling excursion to the local reefs. By venturing north, you and your partner will spend several days in the mystical city of Safed, where you will unearth the fascinating teachings of Kabbalah and explore the vast and beautiful Golan Heights. Finally, you will arrive in the illustrious city of Jerusalem. Here, you will enjoy a privately guided tour through the vibrant New City, where you will explore the Mahane Yehuda Market and Ben Yehuda Street. You will also be provided with the opportunity to visit some of the most significant sites of several of the world’s foremost religions during a curated tour through the Old City. On this luxurious, 14-day adventure through Israel, you and your partner will experience the best of the country on a tour that has been crafted just for you.
$5,595 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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