“IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE” –
FOOD AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE NORTH
Our signature culinary trip was inspired by the film In Search of Israeli Cuisine, and organized by Via Sabra’s Roslyn Roucher (who was on our 1st Israel Ride!). Ros helped organize such a successful tour in 2017, we’re thrilled to be using Via Sabra again this year.
Eat your way through the country while exploring, “What is Israeli Cuisine?”
Sun Oct 17, 7AM pickup at Ramada hotel in Jerusalem; return to Ramada Mon night, Oct 18.
1 - Sunday (October 30) : The Land of Milk and Honeyv
Meet at the Ramada Hotel in Jerusalem - Option for earlier pick up at the airport
Raw Ingredients- The Seven Species - At the Biblical Garden at Yad Hashmona, get a glimpse into the spiritual, physical, and agricultural world of the Jewish people in the land of the Bible. Travel through and taste the Seven Species which are some of the building blocks in the story of Israeli Cuisine.
50 Shades of Paprika - At a rural spice store, explore the wide range of spices used in Israeli food.
Lunch of local goat cheeses and vegetables
Sustainability and Empowerment - Visit Kaima Farm in Nahalal. Kaima, or “sustainability” in Aramaic is a project with a vision to harness the principles of organic farming and the pride associated with growing, literally and metaphorically. The farm empowers marginalized teens through hands-on organic farming and provides employability skills, offers work experience, and teaches teamwork and community building, encourages leadership development, builds personal awareness, and fosters environmental stewardship.
Check into the hotel
Galilean Feast celebrating Olives - Chef's dinner in the private home of Chef Gadi Elias
2 - Monday (October 31) : The Culinary Mosaic of the Galileev
Option depending on availability- Early morning visit to the Hula Valley - The Hula valley sits in part of the northern Syrian African Rift Valley which stretches as far south as Mozambique in Africa. During every migration season over 500 million birds travel through the Hula Lake. This wetland paradise is the perfect stopover for small waterfalls, cormorants, heron, pelicans, raptors, storks, and cranes.
Breakfast at the hotel
Short hike on the Israel National Trail - The Israel trail traverses the length of Israel and was established as a National Trail in 1995.
Drive to Akko - The ancient city of Akko, on the Mediterranean, is one of the oldest ports in the world, a city shared by Jews and Muslims. Learn about the city’s ancient history as well as its important role in Israel’s modern history.
Akko Market tour and cooking workshop - At Beit Elfarasha meet the true gems of the city, the local women. This program empowers women of Akko through cooking workshops and gives visitors to the Old City of Akko.
Drive to Haifa to meet the people at Robin Food - Robin Food is an Israeli NGO changing the story of food waste. The organization hosts lectures and workshops and has launched a food-sharing app. Robin Food ran the first social restaurant in Israel based on rescuing fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be wasted. The produce is transformed into delicious meals by the chef and team of amazing volunteers.
Wine tasting Mia Lucce Winery
Return to Ramada Hotel Jerusalem
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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.
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.