Price range
From $5840 per person
Upcoming Date
10-17 October 2022
Tour Time
8 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Price per person in a premium room: $5840

Price per person in a suite room: $6770

Highlights

Eat in some of Israel's top restaurants and taste in the many markets
Learn about Israeli culture, history, and politics - through food
Israeli Art collection tour with a local artist and expert
Explore the colorful and diverse communities in Israel through the food and personal encounters

Itinerary

1 - Monday (October 10) : Welcome to Israel! (Sukkot Holiday)

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Activities:

  • Welcome to Israel! - Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, your VIP agent will be waiting to greet you at the sleeve of the plane. After assisting with arrival procedures and collecting your baggage, you will be taken to meet your driver. Arrival at 2:30 AM on Air France Flight #015. Your driver will be Guy Carmeli - +972-

  • Travel to Tel Aviv - Check into the hotel

  • The Norman Tel Aviv- Boutique Hotel

Overnight: The Norman Tel Aviv- Boutique Hotel

2 - Tuesday (October 11) : Everything Tel Aviv

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • On a Walk Through Jaffa - Discover the ancient and modern situated side-by-side. Stroll through the alleyways of the Old City filled with artist studios as well as archaeological discoveries. Discover which Jewish and Christian stories took place in the city.

  • Lunch on your own - Explore the culinary scene in Jaffa! Dr. Shakshuka, Tripolitan couscous at Guetta, or Knaffe for dessert at Yaffa Knaffe!

  • “White City” Walking Tour - Tel Aviv has been named the “White City” because of the unique Bauhaus architecture. UNESCO has declared it a world cultural heritage site as a result. Tour in the central area of Tel Aviv; appreciate the beautiful buildings and extraordinary balconies which have been preserved and even enhanced in recent years.

  • Everything Art - Private tour of the Tel Aviv Art Museum - Private, exclusive tour of the Museum. What is Israeli Art? Tour of the Tel Aviv Art Museum and art galleries with Shirel Horovitz. Shirel lectures, leads art tours, teaches art and is an art consultant to a variety of private groups and institutions among them Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

  • Dinner at Pastel Restaurant - Pastel is located right in the heart of Tel Aviv’s bustling cultural Mecca known as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, adjacent to the Opera House and Cameri Theater.
    "We love hospitality. It is our true passion and the drive behind everything we do.
    The strong bond the restaurant has with its guests is evident in the unique creations that elegantly combine gourmet cuisine with simplicity and sensitivity, modern cooking techniques and classic dishes.
    The restaurant first opened its doors in 2013 and was designed by architects Alon Baranowitz and Irena Kronenberg. Our request was simple: To be the most beautiful restaurant out there. Sure enough, in 2014, Pastel was crowned “Most Designed Restaurant” by Idea-Tops International Space Design Awards."

  • The Norman Tel Aviv- Boutique Hotel

Overnight: The Norman Tel Aviv- Boutique Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast

3 - Wednesday (October 12) : The Mosaic of Tel Aviv

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Neve Tzedek - The first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside of Jaffa and currently one of the most beautiful and desired locations in Tel Aviv. It was built by some of the dignitaries of the old Jewish community of Jaffa in 1887. They were looking to head out of the ever-growing and over-crowded Jaffa, to build what was considered back than modern and comfortable housing. In recent years, after a period of neglect, the neighborhood was resorted and became a trendy, fun, and beautiful part of the city and, especially, a good place to try some Israeli Gelato!

  • Visit Dé Rococo - Dé Rococo was launched in 2017 with headquarters in Tel Aviv. Inspired by classic European simplicity and israeli energy, Romy Spector began building a brand with the initial focus of creating wardrobe essentials and statement pieces for the modern woman seeking a timeless yet edgy approach to style.

  • The Levinsky Market - Specializes in spices and Mediterranean delicacies. It is, in many ways, the best market in Tel Aviv, known for its variety, freshness, and special atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a rare Indian spice or some good quality saffron - this is the place. Shops offer a cornucopia of excellent cheeses, smoked fish, wines, and other delicacies. Tour the market and have "tastings" throughout.

  • Gazoz Workshop - Meet Benny Briga the legendary Gazoz master of the Levinsky Market and author of the Gazoz book with Adeena Sussman. Briga has reimagined the Turkish tradition and given it a creative twist that results in delicious and beautifully bubbly beverage. Join Benny to learn how you can make this yourself.

  • Return to hotel for relxation or explore Tel Aviv on own

  • Dinner 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.

  • The Norman Tel Aviv- Boutique Hotel

Overnight: The Norman Tel Aviv- Boutique Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, Levinsky Market Tasting Tour

4 - Thursday (October 13) : What These Shores Have Seen

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out

  • Travel north

  • Travel to Haifa and enjoy a food tour of Wadi Nisnas - Wadi Nisnas is one of Haifa’s most colorful neighborhoods, full of narrow streets, picturesque stone houses, and the Wadi Nisnas market. It is a mixed neighborhood that captures the nature and atmosphere of the city of Haifa - a city of many faiths and communities, that live alongside each other in an exemplary co-existence. The Wadi Nisnas market is the place to go and experience some of the local flavors: taste pastries, spiced tea, the best falafel in Israel, and strong Turkish coffee, along with other delicatessens and aromas that will have your mouth watering.

  • Continue traveling north

  • Visit the Tunisian Synagogue - The Or Torah Tunisian synagogue in Akko is unique even in a land of synagogues. Built by a community of Tunisian Jews from Djerba, it offers four stories of glorious mosaics and stained-glass windows both inside and out, showing a varied range of stories, plants, and animals.

  • Lunch 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.

  • Tour Akko (Old Acre) - Walk through 4,000 years of history in this ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage site. The Old City of Akko, or Acre, has been lived in continuously for 4,000 years. There’s almost too much to see, including one of the world’s oldest ports; the amazing Crusader city which earned Akko UNESCO World Heritage status; and the khans, mosques, baths, and citadels of the preserved Ottoman walled town.

  • Continue to your hotel and check in

  • Dinner on own - We can recommend and make reservations for you!

  • Mitzpe Hayamim Hotel

Overnight: Mitzpe Hayamim Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, Wadi Nisnas Tasting Tour

5 - Friday (October 14) : Physical and Spiritual Heights

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Tour of Tzfat - Discover Tzfat which sits at a higher altitude than any other city in Israel and has been known since the 16th century as a major center of Kabbala, Jewish mysticism. The old synagogues, narrow alleyways, and artists’ studios add to the hilltop city’s unmistakable charm. You can wander around the artist quarter and find some beautiful galleries in the artist row.

    The city of Tzfat (also spelled Tsfat or Safed) is one of 4 holy cities in Jewish tradition, together with Tiberias, Hebron, and, naturally, Jerusalem. It resided on the top of Mount Canaan that is overlooking the green tops of Mount Meron on its west and the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights on the east. The city has become the center of Kabbalah scholars in the 16th century, many of them refugees (and descendants of refugees) of the traumatic Expulsion from Spain (1492). The setting of the city, coupled with the attempt to rebuild the shattered Jewish community and Jewish identity, inspired some of these renowned Rabbis to explore the hidden secrets of Judaism, the Tora ( aka - 5 books of Moses), and the principles of Kabballah as they are obscurely worded in the 13th-century founding book of Kabbalah - Zohar ("The Glow").

  • Light lunch at Havat Rom - A visit to a magical organic farm, located on a mountain with a beautiful view of Meron Mountain. This is an agricultural organic farm, where they use ancient knowledge along with modern tools. Trying to find the balance between humans and nature. Enjoy a light meal from the fresh produce and excellent cheese.

  • Return to hotel to rest and prepare for dinner

  • Cooking workshop with a local family - 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.

  • Mitzpe Hayamim Hotel

Overnight: Mitzpe Hayamim Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast

6 - Saturday (October 15) : Abundance

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - And check-out from hotel

  • Drive to Mount Bental - For a geopolitical discussion overlooking the Israeli-Syrian border. The Golan Heights are a geological and biogeographical region and is a plateau formed by a volcanic action.

  • Wine Tasting - The Pelter Winery was established in 2005 and is a study in Terroir. Taste the wines made from grapes grown on the rich Golan soil and hear the story of the winery. Together with the wine, enjoy a lunch of local cheese.

  • Beit She'an National Park - One of the main pagan towns during Roman rule of the region 2,000 years ago, and in the shadow of an important biblical city, Beit She’an contains a magnificent theater, Roman bathhouses, mosaics and more. It is considered one of the best preserved Roman sites in the region.

  • Continue to Jerusalem

  • Check into hotel

  • Chakra - Chakra offers a rotating Mediterranean menu & Israeli wines in modern surroundings with a garden-style terrace.

  • Visit the King David Palace Educational Center - The educational center includes 60 rooms which were recently renovated. The project was documented in a short documentary, “Mt. Zion Reborn” which chronicling the intensive construction project spearheaded by Steven Schlussel and Rabbi Yitzchak Goldstein with a mission to restore Mt. Zion to its ancient glory and bring a Jewish presence back to the historic resting place of King David, King Solomon and the twelve Kings of the Davinic Dynasty in Jerusalem, Israel.

  • Mamilla Hotel

Overnight: Mamilla Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, Wine Tasting

7 - Sunday (October 16) : Jerusalem of Gold

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Visit Mea Shearim Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood - Mea She'arim Street is a picture frozen in time, a street from a Jewish shtetl in Poland. On the other hand, on Malkhei Yisrael Street, there are falafel, pizza and juice stands and delicatessens that sell herring and pickled vegetables. A large crowd rushes along, jostling passersby with the many baby carriages. It's worthwhile to wander on both streets, to explore the small alleys and streets of the Geula and Beit Yisrael neighborhoods on foot. You will have the chance to see how the Ultra-Orthodox community celebrates the holiday of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)

  • Machane Yehuda Market - In the heart of Jerusalem, this bustling multi-ethnic market is bursting with life, art, and flavor. A tasting tour through Machane Yehuda Market is an adventure for your taste buds. Enjoy the hustle and bustle with all the rich fragrances, colors, and sounds this iconic Jerusalem market offers.

  • Tastes of the Old City - Experience Jerusalem’s Old City in a unique way through a Tastes of Jerusalem tour. Tour traditional and off-the-beaten track sites and winding alleyways in the Old City of Jerusalem while stopping for tastes of Jerusalem delicacies such as the famous etrog juice, a Jerusalem beigele, chumus at Lina’s, baklava, k’nafae…

  • Time permitting: Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - The Holy Sepulchre is situated on the hill called Golgotha or Calvary. The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial. Several Christian denominations claim ownership to various parts of the site so holy to Christendom.

  • Proceed to the Kotel (The Western Wall) - Sacred because it is one of the last remnants of the Second Temple that was destroyed by the Romans. Feel the stones that have witnessed so much in the history of the Jews. Place your special and personal prayer in the cracks of the stones.

  • Dinner and night on own - We can recommend and make reservations for you!

  • Mamilla Hotel

Overnight: Mamilla Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, Tastes of the Old City Tour

8 - Monday (October 17)

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out

  • Transfer south to Shaharut

  • L'hitraot! - We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Overnight: L'hitraot!
Meal Plan: breakfast

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.

What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
VIP services upon arrival & departure v
Hotels throughout the trip v
Transfers to and from the airport v
Airfare v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
Testimonials
“We hired via sabra for a one day tour of Jerusalem with our 3 young children. They were responsive, professional and a pleasure to work with. Our guide was Maayan and she was delightful. Excellent fund of knowledge, friendly, easygoing, engaging, and adaptable to our needs. She did a great job capturing the attention of our 9,6, and 4 year olds- not an easy task- and was able to tailor the tour on the fly especially for us. I would absolutely use via sabra again they were outstanding! ”
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August 2019

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