Tel Aviv, Haifa, Safed, Negev Desert, Eilat, Jerusalem, Dead Sea
Dates are customizable for private departures.
On this 14-day journey through Israel, experience much of the best that this culturally and historically rich country has to offer. From the lively streets of Tel Aviv to the vast desert mountains of the Negev, Israel is a country that is laden with ancient history and modern comforts. Stroll through Jerusalem’s vibrant market, sample a piece of handmade baklava, and float weightlessly in the waters of the Dead Sea. You can even wander through the winding, cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem’s Old...
Tel Aviv – Explore Trendy Neighborhoods
To begin your adventure, your private guide will meet you at the Tel Aviv airport. Once you have collected all of your belongings, you will be transferred to your luxurious accommodation that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. You will spend your first evening in the city, sampling some of the country’s finest cuisine. You will also be guided to Tel Aviv’s trendy Neve Tzedek neighborhood, which is known for its art galleries, boutiques, design shops, high-end music bars, and restaurants. You will have time to explore this upscale area at your leisure.
Tel Aviv – Private Tour of Tel Aviv
This morning, you will enjoy your first Israeli breakfast before embarking on an exciting tour of Tel Aviv’s most illustrious sites and neighborhoods. Your tour will begin on Nahalat Binyamin Street, where you will be enchanted by the variety of handicrafts and products that are sold by local artisans. From there, you will continue to the Carmel Market, where you will be guided through the market’s wonderful stalls full of traditional Israeli products. In the afternoon, you will be led to the beach, where you can spend the afternoon at your leisure, strolling along the sunny promenade and basking in the sun.
Tel Aviv – The Jaffa Flea Market
Today, you will be transferred to Tel Aviv’s infamous Jaffa neighborhood. Your private tour will begin at the Jaffa Clock Tower, which is an important monument that was built during the Ottoman Rule. After lunch, you will be led to the Jaffa Flea Market. Alive with the exciting buzz of bargaining and traditional haggling, the market will throw you into action. From the flea market, you will be guided to one of Jaffa’s higher-end neighborhoods, where you can meander through upscale art galleries, boutiques, and shops to appreciate the unique, artistic style of the area.
Haifa – Dine with a Local Druze Family
This morning, you will enjoy an Israeli breakfast before transferring to your luxurious accommodation in the nearby port city of Haifa. Upon your arrival, you will have a moment to settle in before meeting your expert guide to embark on the day’s activities. You will begin your tour with an exclusive visit to Haifa’s Baha’i gardens. At the base of the gardens, you will arrive in the German Colony of the city, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through its enchanting streets, stopping into the lovely shops and cafes at your leisure. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the nearby Druze village of Isfiya, where you will be provided with the unique opportunity to enjoy lunch in the home of a local Druze family.
Haifa – Visit an Israeli Kibbutz
Today, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being transferred to Kibbutz Ein Gev. Israeli Kibbutzim are communal settlements that were originally focused on agricultural pursuits but have now expanded to various other fields. During your visit, you will be provided with the unique opportunity to visit one of the largest and wealthiest of Israel’s kibbutzim. In the afternoon, you will return to Haifa, where you will spend the remainder of the day relaxing at Carmel Beach. At the beach, you can bask in the sun and relax on the white sand. You may elect to partake in water sports, such as windsurfing, surfing, or parasailing.
Safed – Explore the Blue City
This morning, you will have breakfast at your hotel before transferring to Safed. You will arrive at your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the Artist Quarter. Known as Israel’s infamous Blue City and the birthplace of the mystical Jewish study of Kabbalah, Safed will blow you away with all that the amazing city has to offer. After you have had time to settle in to your suite, you will meet your guide to begin your exploration of Safed. In the evening, you will be transferred to the home of a local Jewish family, where you will enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner.
Safed – One of the Golan’s Finest Wineries
Today, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before meeting your guide in the lobby to explore the Golan Heights. You will be transferred to the peak of Mt. Bental, which is a remarkable lookout point from Israel into Syria. After you have time to admire the views from Mt. Bental, you will be transferred to one of the region’s finest wineries, where you will learn about Israel’s winemaking industry in addition to having the opportunity to sample some of the country’s finest vintages. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Sea of Galilee. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to bathe in the sea and to relax on its scenic shores.
Negev – Dead Sea and Masada Fortress
This morning, you will eat a light breakfast before transferring to the Masada fortress. You will arrive at Masada and ascend to the top of the fortress in time to watch the sunrise over the Dead Sea. Once it begins to warm, you will descend from Masada via cable car before joining your private driver for a short transfer to the Dead Sea. You will spend the next several hours delighting in this natural phenomenon as you float in the sea’s briny waters and cover yourself in natural mineral mud. When you are ready, you will be met by a local Bedouin tribe. You will be welcomed with traditional Bedouin tea and delicacies as you are invited into a tent to experience their unique culture and hear about their customs and practices.
Negev – Encounters with a Bedouin Tribe
Today, you will embark on an exciting desert trek. During your time in the desert, you will be provided with the wonderful opportunity to ride a camel, which is the traditional form of desert transportation. When you begin to work up an appetite, you will enjoy lunch at your glampsite, where you will then have the opportunity to wander through the Bedouin village. In the evening, you will attend a traditional dinner that will be accompanied by a Bedouin performance of song and dance. During the performance, you will sit cross-legged on colorful cushions and bask in the beauty of the spellbinding movements.
Eilat – The Shores of the Red Sea
This morning, you will enjoy your final breakfast in the Negev before transferring to the seaside city of Eilat. You will arrive at your beachfront resort in Eilat. After you have had ample opportunity to settle in to your luxurious suite, you will meet your guide for a quick tour of the area. After your tour, you can spend the day luxuriating on the shores of the Red Sea, basking in the sun, and relaxing in complete comfort. As the day presses on, you may elect to swim with dolphins on a several-hour excursion, which can be organized for you by your guide. You may also choose to partake in scuba diving or snorkeling at Eilat’s infamous Coral Beach.
Eilat – The Natural Oasis of Ein Gedi
Today, you be transferred to the natural oasis of Ein Gedi, where you will spend the morning on a leisurely hike to one of Israel’s most impressive waterfalls. After you have had your fill of Ein Gedi, you will be returned to Eilat, where you will enjoy lunch in the city before spending the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure, relaxing at the gorgeous beaches. You may also decide to indulge in a luxurious spa treatment at your beachfront resort or to delight in a refreshing snack or beverage at one of the many seaside bars and cafes.
Jerusalem – Discover the Lively New City
This morning, you will enjoy your final breakfast in Eilat before transferring to Jerusalem. As you arrive at your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city, you will settle in to your extravagant suite before meeting your guide to begin your exploration of Jerusalem. You will begin with a transfer to the magnificent Mount of Olives. From the Mount of Olives, you will be transferred to Mahane Yehuda Market, where you will have the opportunity to indulge in Jerusalem’s finest delicacies from a variety of local vendors. After the market, you will visit the rest of Jerusalem’s modern New City.
Jerusalem – Treasures of the Old City
Today, you will enjoy an Israeli breakfast at your hotel before meeting your experienced guide to begin your busy day of touring and exploring Jerusalem. You will begin your tour with a transfer to Jerusalem’s Old City, where you will be transported through history as you traverse the cobblestoned streets and winding alleyways. During your tour, you will visit the city’s most noteworthy destinations and will begin at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is one of Christianity’s holiest sites. After your tour of the Old City has concluded, you will be transferred to the illustrious Yad Vashem, which is the World Holocaust Remembrance Center.
Jerusalem – Departure
Today you rise to your final day in Israel. After enjoying your final breakfast in Israel, you can spend the morning as you please, strolling through the winding streets of the city or stopping into a coffee shop on Ben Yehuda Street. As you gaze upon the influx of tourists and locals, you may begin to reminisce on your incredible journey thus far. Soon after, you will return to your hotel for your transfer to the airport. Once you are at the airport, you will be led to your terminal for your international flight home.
- Explore the best of Tel Aviv’s trendy boutiques, restaurants, shops, and sandy beaches
- Traverse the infamous Jaffa Flea Market and uncover the area’s ancient treasures during a privately guided tour
- Enjoy a homemade lunch with a local Druze family in the village of Isfiya
- Learn of Israel’s intriguing history when you visit a traditional Israeli kibbutz
- Stroll through the streets of Safed, which is Israel’s “Blue City” and the birthplace of Kabbalah
- Roam through the vast Negev Desert and visit the ancient fortress of Masada, which overlooks the Dead Sea
- Luxuriate at an opulent beach resort on the shores of the Red Sea
- Immerse yourself in the history of Jerusalem’s famed Old City during a guided tour of its iconic sites
On this luxurious, 14-day adventure through Israel, you will ride a camel through the vast Negev desert in addition to marveling at the Masada fortress and appreciating the beauty of the Dead Sea. Furthermore, you will be amazed by the way the old world meets the new when you traverse the streets of Jerusalem and completely immerse yourself in the city’s lively culture.
Your tour will begin in the world-famous city of Tel Aviv, where you will begin your journey of Israel by strolling through the bustling streets of the modern metropolis and relaxing on the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast. On subsequent days, you will continue your journey to Haifa, where you can explore the Baha’i gardens and German Colony before joining a local Druze family for lunch in the village of Isfiya. From Haifa, your tour will continue to the mystical city of Safed, where you will discover fine art galleries, boutiques, and shops before learning about the ancient study of Kabbalah. Afterward, you will visit Golan Heights and indulge in a refreshing dip in the Sea of Galilee.
As your tour continues, you will venture to Negev Desert, and on your way, you will be provided with the opportunity to watch the sunrise at the illustrious Masada fortress in addition to floating in the briny waters of the Dead Sea. This evening, you will spend the night glamping under the stars to experience the fascinating culture of nomadic Bedouins. Afterward, you will continue to Eilat, which is Israel’s southernmost city that is known for its lovely beaches and opulent resorts. Here, you can relax on the shores of the Red Sea and enjoy a leisurely trek through Ein Gedi, which is a desert oasis. Finally, you will arrive in Jerusalem, which is the cultural, historical, and religious heart of Israel. In the city, you will traverse the streets of both the Old City and the New City on privately guided tours to experience the most of Jerusalem’s iconic sites. During this 14-day adventure through Israel, you will discover much of what this incredible country has to offer.
$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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