Explore Israel’s essential sights and pleasures on this private 10-day, 9-night adventure.
– Highlights –
A VIP tour of the City of David, gaining special access to some current excavations which are not open to the general public. (Jerusalem)
Rub elbows with locals and experience one Israel’s most vibrant shuks (markets) on a chef-led culinary tour. (Jerusalem)
Behold the diverse and magical landscape of Northern Israel from above on a private hot air balloon flight. (Galilee)
Learn about the complex geopolitical situation in your private security briefing with a Middle East expert (Golan Heights).
Learn about contemporary Israeli culture on a private graffiti tour through the neighborhoods of Tel Aviv. (Tel Aviv)
– Accommodations –
David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
The Setai Sea of Galilee, Tiberias
Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv
This is a Sample Itinerary
What is the sample itinerary?
These are real trips designed for clients, with passions and parameters as wide-ranging as you can imagine.
We’re all about “made-to-order,” so don’t think of these trips as “ready-to-wear.” We want to whet your appetite and show you possibilities.
Have fun looking through one or two. See what makes your heart race. Then, call us and we will create a trip that’s perfect for you – with everything you want and nothing you don’t. That’s what we believe travel should be.
Arrival and travel to Jerusalem, stopping at the Mount Scopus overlook to behold the stunning landscape on the way. Grab dinner at the Mamilla Rooftop Restaurant and embrace the fresh Jerusalem breeze while taking in the breathtaking views of the Old City.
DAY 2: JERUSALEM
Dive into the layers of history in the Old City of Jerusalem, a place that serves as a beacon for Jews, Muslims and Christians alike where, within its walls, the distinct quarters reflect the rich diversity of this sacred land. Visit the Western Wall, trace the Via Dolorosa through the Christian Quarter to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, ascend the Temple Mount, wind through the cobbled alleys of the Arab Quarter and gain insider access to excavations at the City of David.
DAY 3: JERUSALEM
Visit the Israel Museum, where more than 5,000 years of cultural treasures are housed, including the prized Dead Sea Scrolls. Hear the personal accounts and testimony of a Holocaust survivor on a special guided tour of the Yad Vashem complex, Israel’s official monument to the victims of the Holocaust. Participate in a chef-led culinary tour of Machane Yehudah market, followed by an exclusive cooking workshop and dinner.
DAY 4: jUDAEAN DESERT
Day trip from Jerusalem to explore famous sites against the picturesque landscape of the Judaean Desert. Ascend the desert fortress of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage site, float in the buoyant waters at the Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth – and relax at a beachfront spa, and enjoy a nature walk in the beautiful oasis of the Ein Gedi springs.
DAY 5: NORTHERN COAST
Head north and take in the changing landscapes as you explore sites along the Northern Mediterranean Coast. Highlights of the day: discover Roman ruins in the port city of Caesarea and well-preserved structures in the crusader city of Acre (Akko), enjoy a private vineyard tour and tasting unique locally-made wines, and descend the world’s steepest cable car to the stunning sea grottoes at Rosh HaNikra on the border with Lebanon.
DAY 6: GOLAN HEIGHTS
Start the day with a nature walk in the Banias Nature Reserve, home of the largest waterfall in Israel. Ascend to the top of Mount Bental for a panoramic view over Israel’s border with Syria where you’ll learn about the geopolitical situation in your private security briefing with a Middle East expert. Meet a local chocolatier and join a special workshop to learn how to make your own chocolate. Take in the beautiful landscape on your private sunset jeep tour.
DAY 7: GALILEE
Explore the enchanting hilltop city of Safed (Tzfat), home of Kabballah (Jewish mysticism), artists’ colony, and famous candle factory. Catch a demonstration by a Kabbalistic glass blower. Visit significant sites of Jesus’ ministry, including Capernaum, Tabgha and Magdala. Finish the day with a hot air balloon flight and see the country from a unique and magical perspective.
DAY 8: TEL AVIV
Travel to the first modern Hebrew city of Tel Aviv and gain insights into contemporary Israel culture on an artist-led graffiti tour through local neighborhoods. Order a café hafuch (literally an upside-down coffee) and people-watch at a trendy coffee shop. Tour the renovated Templar town of Sarona, making sure to stroll through the indoor food and spice market, and end the day sipping on wines from around Israel at The Tasting Room.
DAY 9: TEL AVIV
Discover why Tel Aviv is known as the ‘White City” on an intimate stroll, viewing remarkable Bauhaus architecture that makes Tel Aviv a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visiting Independence Hall where the state of Israel was declared in 1948. Contrast this with a tour of the ancient city of Jaffa, with its enchanting alleyways, artists’ galleries, Arab heritage and superb views of Tel Aviv. Stop by the famous flea market to test out your bargaining skills!
DAY 10: TEL AVIV & DEPARTURE
Jump on a bike with your expert guide who will introduce you to important historical and cultural landmarks around town. Swap your wheels for sea legs, as you board a private yacht to sail along the coast and relish your final moments in the sun before you depart.