Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
14-16 June 2023
Tour Time
3 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Wednesday ( June 14 ) : What is Israeli Cuisine?

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Activities:

  • Gather for the beginning of the trip

  • Lunch and talk at HaBasta - Small but perfectly formed, HaBasta is located on a street leading off Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market, from where almost all its produce is sourced. An extensive daily changing menu is scribbled on a piece of paper on the wall. The dishes, while simple, are satisfyingly complex in execution. The international wine list is equally exceptional. You will be greeted by Maoz Alonim, chef and owner.

  • Adeena Sussman and Avihai Tsabari will talk about “What makes Israel a unique culinary story?” - Adeena Sussman is an author, food writer, recipe and product developer and consultant based in Tel Aviv who has been on the forefront of bringing Israeli Cuisine into the culinary repertoire. Avihai Tsabari is the owner and founder of Via Sabra and a culinary and wine expert.

  • Tour of Carmel Market and the Kerem Hatemanim - The Carmel Market is the largest market in Tel Aviv. Touring the market reveals the taste of the ages of Tel-Aviv in the youthful atmosphere of the city's central market. . The established market that was founded over 90 years ago, can now reveal its secrets, stories, and legends to you. Enjoy tastes throughout the tour.

  • Kerem HaTeimanim - A central Tel Aviv Neighborhood, Kerem HaTeimanim means "Vineyards of the Yemenites". Yemenite pioneers who built the neighborhood and many of their descendants still live here today. The neighborhood underwent refurbishment and in the nineties and nowadays is a popular location for both religious and secular residents due to its central location. there are various types of architectural styles displayed in the neighborhood from British colonial style to Bauhaus and even modern-day style.

  • Tel Aviv Cuisine dinner and program with Foodish on the rooftop of the museum with a veiw of Tel Aviv - Foodish is the new culinary arm of ANU – the largest Jewish Museum in the world, which brings the story of Jewish food to the forefront.

  • Tel Aviv

: Tel Aviv

2 - Thursday ( June 15 ) : The Culinary Tapestry of the Galilee

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart the hotel for a day in the north

  • Bat Shlomo Winery - Taste wine and hear the incredible story of the Bat Shlomo Winery and settlement, founded by Baron Edmund de Rothschild.

  • Druze cooking workshop and lunch - Together with your hosts in their private home, prepare traditional Druze Galilean dishes and then enjoy the feast you create. Learn about Druze culture and history from your hosts and from the food you eat.

  • Tour Akko - The ancient city of Akko is situated on the Mediterranean, is one of the oldest ports in the world, and a city shared by Jews and Muslims. Walk narrow streets past towering ramparts, deep moats, green domes, venerable synagogues, slender Muslim minarets, and secret passageways. Discover the subterranean city built in the Middle Ages by the Crusaders beneath Akko. Learn about the city’s ancient history as well as its important role in Israel’s modern history.

  • Dinner at Uri Buri - For the past 40 years , the popular Uri Buri restaurant has offered a variety of delicately prepared fresh fish and seafood dishes, and boasts a wine list with over 100 different kinds of fine Israeli wines. Uri will speak to your group about the restaurant, its history, and working in a mixed city.

  • Return to Tel Aviv

  • Tel Aviv

: Tel Aviv

3 - Friday ( June 16 ) : Local Cuisine-Native and Imported

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Check out of the hotel

  • Baking workshop with Uri Scheft at Lehamim Bakery - Meet master baker, Uri Scheft, founder of Lehamim Bakery and participate in a baking workshop with him in his flagship store. Uri's baking encompasses the myriad cultural influences of Israel and transforms them into magnificent baked goods that are loved by all of Tel Aviv.

  • Get Down to Earth with Nura - Nurit Hertz will teach you to identify edible plants which will be used to cook a delicious lunch The foraging culture is deeply rooted in our past. Long before humans started farming and settled into villages their nutrition depended on foraging wild plants (and hunting). The Judean Hills are the natural landscape in which the Jewish rural culture was formed. Become familiar with the local plants that grow in the Judean Hills since Biblical times (and before), and will learn how to use them as both medicine and food. We will gather from the variety of plants in the area and create a meal inspired by the food people have been eating here during ancient times.

  • During the meal enjoy a tasting of wines from Sphera Winery - Sphera Winery is a boutique winery featuring only white wines from the Judean Hills of Israel. Carefully balancing nature, innovative technology and a delicate, artistic touch, by focusing on only white wines, Sphera can zoom in on the fine details and discern the slightest of subtleties. Doron and Sivan, the winery's owners, believe in a clear and minimalistic approach that brings out the fruits’ true essence, while ensuring wines that are layered with rich and complex flavours. And, of course, the views aren't too bad either.

  • Toast the end of your culinary adventure!

: Toast the end of your culinary adventure!

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

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.

Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the tour due to force majeure circumstances, or Israeli government-imposed/air flight restrictions related to COVID-19,  a full refund may be possible, minus a $200 per person service fee.

For cancellations made:

  • Up to 45 days prior to departure, any payments made above the deposit towards the tour will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable
  • 45 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure, 25% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour

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.

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