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Upcoming Date
23-23 November 2020
Location
Galilee
Starting at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa / Tzfat / Golan Heights
Ending at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa / Tzfat / Golan Heights
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A fun excursion to the beautiful wineries of the Galilee

A taste of the ever-growing Israeli wine industry with a visit to 3 special Galilean wineries.
Gallery of Trip
Viticulture was always a central part of agriculture in the Middle East. The first vineyard in the history of mankind is attributed to Noah: "And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard. And he drank of the wine, and was drunken..." (Genesis 9:20-21). Winegrowing was so widespread that the Fruit of the Vine was listed in the book of Deuteronomy as one of the Seven Species the Land of Israel (Deut 8:8). In almost every archeological site from pre-biblical time to the late Byzantine period - ancient wine press can be found. Under Muslim rule winemaking was limited (7-20th century AD, with a short revival during the Crusaders era on the 11-12th century AD). Modern Israeli wine industry was established by Baron Edmond de Rothchild, who supported the early Zionists in the 1880's, and founded the Carmel Winery - first of many in modern Israel.
Today Israeli wine is world-renowned with a highly efficient operation and the small, independent wineries retain a romantic, pioneering spirit.

Activities:

  • Dalton Winery - A small boutique winery located in the Upper Galilee of Israel that produces quality kosher wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

  • Kishor Winery - Wine Tasting at Kishor Winery located in Kishorit, a village for adults with special needs. The members of the community enjoy a full life, including meaningful employment. In conjunction with the professional staff, the members take an active part in the grape cultivation, bottling, and marketing of the wines. The Visitors’ Center also employs Kishorit members who host guests, interact with members of the general community, and give guided tours.

  • Jezre’el Valley Winery - In a land of some 300 boutique wineries, it took a high-tech entrepreneur, an organic landscape architect and a branding designer to come up with a new concept for their wine venture. Meet with Jacob Ner David a successful serial entrepreneur in technology based start-ups who made a dream come true and continues to infuse out-of-the box thinking into the DNA of the winery.

FAQ

What is the situation with regard to COVID-19 in Israel?

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As COVID-19 subsides in Israel, rules for entering the country are rapidly changing. Currently, only Israeli citizens, first-degree relatives of Israeli citizens, and a limited number of tour groups are allowed into the country. The hope is that this will change as of July 1, and all those who have been vaccinated will be permitted to enter. As of now, in order to enter Israel, one must present a negative PCR test that was taken within 72 hours prior to your flight. Upon arrival in Israel, you must take another PCR test at the airport. In order to avoid the need to quarantine, if you have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 outside of Israel, you must take a serological test to determine that you have antibodies. Via Sabra can help arrange this test for you. Once the Ministry of Health receives the results of that test, you will be released from quarantine.  All of our tours are planned in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidelines. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates on travel policies.

Is it safe to travel in Israel?

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Yes! It is safe for you and your family to travel in Israel. The Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have a vested interest in encouraging tourism. As a registered tour operator we receive security updates from the Home Front office and on rare occasions adjust our itineraries on their recommendations

How far in advance should I start planning my trip?

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We recommend you start planning your trip/tour to Israel at least 6-8 months in advance to ensure the best prices and availability. If you're planning a tour for a large group, 8 -12 months is best so families can plan around their kids' school schedules. Contact us and we'll talk about it.

How much does it cost to tour Israel?

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A custom trip to Israel is designed with your interests, dates and budget in mind. Contact us and we'll be happy to give you a quote. A very cost effective way to tour Israel is on a group tour, allowing you to participate in activities that would otherwise be too expensive on your own. Click here to find the right tour for you (link).

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking. All deposits are refundable for 48 hours from the time of booking. After that – the deposit is non refundable.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours, with a full refund.

Full refunds or changes will be possible for cancellations made as a result of force majeure circumstances, or due to Israel-imposed governmental or air flight restrictions related to COVID-19.

Cancellations up to 45 days prior to departure, the deposit per person will be charged (non-refundable).
Cancellations between 45 to 30 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour cost per person.
Cancellations between 29 to 8 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 75% of the tour cost per person.
For 7 to 0 days prior to departure entail a cancellation fee of 100% of the cost of the trip

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

Starting at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa / Tzfat / Golan Heights
Ending at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa / Tzfat / Golan Heights
A fun excursion to the beautiful wineries of the Galilee
What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Testimonials
“Via Sabra gave us an Israel experience like no other. The bookings, the guides, where we went, everything was a joy, the perfect combination of touring, learning and fun.”
Stephen K
2019
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