Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel’s financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches.
Why Visit Israel?
Modern Israel is a beacon of light to the world around us. World leading innovators in high tech, bio-tech and agriculture await your inquisitive mind. Come and see how Israel is changing the world in these fields and then sit on one of the hundreds of Mediterranean beaches or sail the blue sea while sipping a cocktail.
Nestled between ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia in the middle of the Fertile Crescent lies the Land of Israel, crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. There is no other place with such diverse climates, elevations, passions, ancient ruins, religions, cultures, history, nightlife, beaches and beauty in such a small compact place.
Israel is the size of New Jersey or Wales and can be driven in seven hours from its snow capped peaks and ski resort in the north, to its subtropical scuba paradise in the south. Not only can you hike, bike, drive, swim, sunbathe, explore ruins, rappel, dine, pray, meditate and dive, but you can also explore your own personal history. What other place can claim the origins of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha’ism & Druzism? Find your spirit right here in Israel. It’s waiting to be discovered.
Before you come
Are you Jewish and have never had a bar/bat mitzvah? Let us know and we’ll set it up. Or perhaps you would like to be baptized in the Jordan River? Please let us know ahead of time so we can set those up for you.
Pack light. You will be much happier in the end, trust us. Israel is a very casual place. People go to weddings in shorts, t-shirts and sandals. Leave the suit and dinner jacket at home. You will not be needing them here!
Don’t get upset when the security officer at the airport grills you with a million questions that seem absurd. There is a method to the madness and don’t fret when the security guard searches your purse at the bar or restaurant. It is all for your own good!
The sun can be very strong here, especially in the summer. Hats, sun block and sunglasses aren’t only recommended, they’re essential! Even if you’re from Florida.
Outside of July and August the evenings can be cool. And between October and May it can be downright cold and rainy. Pack accordingly. The really cold and rainy season generally begins mid November and lasts through March. Outside of the Golan Heights snow is rare, although once in a while it snows in Jerusalem and Tzfat.
Fall in Love with the City That Doesn’t Stop
Energy packed, inspirational or fun filled relaxation – Your holiday in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv can be anything you want it to be. With great weather virtually all year round you can chill on dazzling stretches of golden beaches, take in the colorful markets, cutting edge culture and entertainment, outstanding nightlife & exciting culinary scene.
Hailed as ‘The Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ By the New York Times and among Lonely Planet’s ‘Top 10 Action-Packed Cities’, Tel Aviv is without a doubt THE place to visit in the Mediterranean.
Named by The New York Times “The Mediterranean Capital of Cool”, Tel Aviv is a modern, vibrant cosmopolitan. Buzzing art scene, UNESCO recognized Bauhaus architecture, award-winning cuisine, world-class nightlife, friendly laid-back atmosphere and gorgeous beaches all earned the city its rightful place as one of the world’s top travel destinations.
Jerusalem is The Capital of Israel and By Far One of The Most Famous and Fascinating Cities in the World, Where Thousands of Years of Glorious History Seamlessly Intertwine with Modern Day Life. Discover the overwhelming power of this 3,000 year old city – its innumerable historic sites and archeological wonders, its magical walkways and magnificent views which are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. At the same time, the city’s strikingly modern attractions promise around the clock excitement and pleasure for all lovers of culture, arts, music, and culinary delights.
The Old City of Jerusalem is a favourite for all visitors from first timers, seasoned visitors as well as the locals. Surrounded by an ancient wall that has been rebuilt throughout history, there are 7 gates allowing access to historical and holy sites here. Make your way down the stone cobbled streets and find yourself walking through four thousand years of history, leaving you humbled and yet excited as you connect the modern day present with the simple beginnings of the past.
Meet the modern vibrant Jerusalem
Outside of the Old City and find everything that a typical modern city offers including hotels, promenades, restaurants and shopping malls. Visit museums, like the Israel Museum which is the largest cultural institution in Israel and ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums housing the infamous Dead Sea Scrolls (oldest biblical manuscripts) among other treasures. Local farms, wineries and breweries are set up around Jerusalem offering a variety of options to foodies ranging from the traditional Israeli cuisine to the contemporary and fusion fare paired with delicious award-winning wines and beers attracting enthusiast from all over the world.
THE DEAD SEA
The Mind and Body Soar in the Lowest Place on Earth
Relax in the “Salty Goodness” of the Dead Sea and Experience an Unforgettable Reviving Vacation. With breathtaking natural beauty, soothing rich mineral Spas, proved healing qualities and many unique experiences, it’s no wonder the Dead Sea became one the world’s prominent tourist destinations. This mysterious salty lake is all you need for a perfect mind-body holiday experience.
Relax. Salt, mud, sun…and there’s more. Soak up in natural (hot) sulfurous springs and enjoy Spa treatments. Familiar with the phrase “guilty pleasure?” It doesn’t apply here. Take the “guilty” out and simply enjoy a healthy revitalizing relaxing vacation.
A never-ending summer getaway sensation
The Capital Of The Red Sea, Eilat Is Israel’s Famous Resort City Drawing Nearly 2.8 Million Visitors A Year Who Come To Vacation By The Shores Of The Stunning Red Sea. The southernmost city in Israel, Eilat is renowned for its spectacular combination of the surrounding desert landscape, the beautiful bay and the summer sun that shines all year round.
Whether you come to stay in Eilat as a family, a couple or even by yourself, you will find loads to see and do here and accommodations are aplenty, ranging from the finest 5 star luxury hotels to the cozy Airbnb’s and youth hostels. Eilat boasts a whopping 360 sunny days a year, making it extremely popular with tourists from far and wide looking to get away from their cold winter climate.
A visit to Eilat is a fun-filled experience where you get to relax, recharge and get energized all at the same time. This lively resort city offers a multitude of year-round activities and attractions, excellent restaurants and cafés, shopping centers and trendy bars and clubs.
The Gateway to Northern Israel
The lively “Capital of the North”, Haifa is Israel’s third largest city and by far one of its most exciting.
While a visit in the spring or summer is an excellent opportunity to go for a swim or lounge on one of its beautiful beaches, Haifa is brimming with things to do and see all year round.
Haifa’s fantastic location at the slopes of the impressive Mount Carmel (an attraction in itself) has earned the city the nickname “the San Francisco of Israel”, and living up to this reputation it is awash with stunning beaches, fascinating sights, buzzing nightlife and an edgy music scene.
Pure Desert Magic
The Israeli desert with its breathtaking landscape and various attractions is offering the perfect place for a holiday. The Negev invites the visitors to an exciting journey that is rich in variety of opportunities. Israel is a small country with 62% of the total area occupied by the Negev desert. The reddish gleaming desert terrain is characterized by many impressive geological rock formations. The visitors enjoy here a unique view of an untouched vastness – silent and majestic. There are traces of past civilizations and their agriculture as well as archaeological sites. The Negev offers an unmistakable backdrop for encountering the Bedouin tribes – people of the desert.
- LIFESTYLE TOURSWe are proud to present its exclusive, limited edition, boutique lifestyle tours.Experience the very best that Israel has to offer in recreation, spirituality and culture. Designed for the more discerning traveler, and connoisseurs of the finer things in life, allow us to help you discover the Holy Land’s best-kept secrets.
- Israeli Wine and Cuisine – Discover why Israel is known as the “land that flows with milk and honey”. Israel has come a long way in the last decade from a culinary and wine making point of view, rediscovering its ancient and indigenous roots. The bible mentions seven fruits and grains – grapes, pomegranates, figs, dates, olives, wheat & barley. Come and sample these biblical culinary delights updated with a modern flair and style. Like Israeli society itself, Israel’s cuisine is an exciting mix of east meets west.
- Tel Aviv Fashion – Tel Aviv, one of the fastest growing and hippest metropolises in the world, has been expanding its fashion scene and is a pulsating celebration of styles and statements. Young designers, fresh out of Tel Aviv’s world renowned fashion academies, ?set up boutiques and ateliers on small side streets, carving out new design turfs and establishing distinct “boutique rows”.
- Secret Hideaways – Discover Israel’s romantic and sensuous side! For thousands of years the wealthy and privileged have bathed in the hot springs of the Jordan Rift Valley. Cleopatra herself was known to use the mineral rich mud of the Dead Sea. The Queen of Sheba brought spices to King Solomon from all over the Ancient World. Now you too can experience and enjoy Israel in the manner of Kings and Queens of ancient times.
- New Age – Life Style – yoga, meditation – Desert Experience – Desert Time ….. In a place where the silence is complete and the vistas never-ending, journey to your true essence in an unspoiled land where the Hebrew prophets have sought the voice of the Almighty. Sense the force of the desert as it awakens your inner self, and the power of creation that demands to be revived.
- ISRA-ART- Israeli Art & Architecture – Art – With over 200 museums, Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world, many of them are dedicated to the fine arts displaying works from ancient through to modern times. Visit with us the studios of the modern Israeli artists that are setting the scene on fire. Visit Tzipori, a well preserved Roman era settlement featuring the breathtakingly beautiful mosaic dubbed the Mona Lisa of the Galilee.
- Cultural Experience – Dance – Theater – Music – 5000 years of history, 5000 years of culture. From the Levites singing and performing in the temple and the classical tragedies, comedies and dramas in the Roman theatres, through to the world renowned Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bat Sheva Dance Troupe. Israel has an extremely rich tradition in the performing arts. Today the calendar is littered with impressive cultural events including the Israel Festival in Jerusalem, the Acco Festival, Haifa Film Festival and the Red Sea Jazz Festival.
- A la carte Tours – You can custom design your own lifestyle tour If you are interested in more than one of our lifestyle itineraries, you can create your own a la carte package that can feature your favorite elements of each of the tours. Spend a couple of days sampling Israel’s culinary delights and visiting its world renowned wineries. You can then work it off on a three day dive safari.
Walk in the Footsteps of the Hebrew Prophets, Disciples and Jesus Christ with your own private tour guide with our tailor made Christian Tours of the Holy Land.
- Nazareth – “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.” Luke 4:16 Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. Visit the Church of the Annunciation where Mary was met by the Archangel Gabriel who “announced” to her the coming birth of Jesus. Visit the church over the house and carpentry shop of Joseph where Jesus grew up. Nazareth today is one of the largest Arab cities in Israel. Check out its churches, markets and eateries.
- Capernaum – Peter’s Hometown – “Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prision, he departed into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he came and dwelt in Capernaum which is upon the sea coast…” Matthew 4:12-3 K’far Nahum (Capernaum) where Peter lived and Jesus visited. Capernaum was a fishing village in the time of the Hasmoneans located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It had a population of about 1,500 and archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other and a church, which was built on top of the home of Peter where Jesus visited.
- Capernaum – And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.” Matthew 27:59-61
- Church of the Holy Sepulchre – “Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…” Matthew 5:1-2. Mt. of Beatitudes where a Catholic Church was built in 1927 to commemorate the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus delivered.
- Bethlehem – Visit Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity, a major Christian holy site, as it marks the traditional place of Christ’s birth. It is also one of the oldest surviving Christian churches, and the Shepherd’s Field – approximately 2 km to the east of Bethlehem lies the village of Beit Sahour, where one of the most sacred places to Christians; the Shepherds’ Field; is found, identified as the scene where the Angel of the Lord visited the shepherds and informed them of Jesus’ birth.
We offer you exceptional custom tailored private tours of the Land of Israel with your own expert tour guide. We create itineraries focused on your specific guidelines and interests. Our premium services give you the flexibility to explore Israel at the highest level of service that you deserve.
- Christian Jerusalem & Bethlehem – Via Dolorosa – Church of the Holy Sepulcher – Temple Mount – Arab Market – Western Wall – Mt of Olives – Garden of Gethsemane – Bethlehem including the Church of the Nativity.
- Jewish Jerusalem – The Western Wall and tunnels – Davidson Center excavations – The Jewish Quarter in depth – Arab Market – The City of David – Mt Scopus
- Cultural Jerusalem – Old city including the Western Wall, Temple Mount and Arab Market – Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Memorial – Israel Museum including the Shrine of the Book – Haas Promenade Overlook
- Dead Sea & Masada –Dip in the Dead Sea – Full tour of Masada, King Herod’s ancient mountain top fortress – Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
- Haifa & North Coast – Bahai Shrine and gardens – Akko (Acre) Ancient Port City including the old city, Crusader walls, Citadel and Knight’s Halls – Rosh Hanikra Grottoes
- Christian Galilee – Nazareth including Church of the Annunciation, Church of the Synagogue, Arab Market, Kana & Church of the Wedding – Sea of Galilee & overlook – “Jesus Boat” – Capernaum – Tabha – Mt of Beatitudes – Jordan River
- Jewish Galilee – Mystical city of Tzfat (Safed) including Ari, Caro and Abuhav Synagogues, Kabbalah workshop, artist colony and market, candle factory – Korazim ancient Jewish village from Tamudic times – Tzippori including “The Mona Lisa of the Galilee”, 3rd Century CE Synagogue & Jewish village from Mishnaic times
- Carmel Coast – Caesaria – King Herod’s Ancient Sea Port including Roman Theater, Hippodrome, Herod’s palace and other ruins from the Crusader, Byzantine and Roman periods; Zichron Yaakov – 19th Century tranquil cobblestone village built by Israel’s first Zionist settlers; Mt. Carmel including overlook, Prophet Elijah’s cave, Bahai Shrine & Gardens