Israel Food and Wine Tour (10 days)

On this 10-day tour through Israel, you will experience it all – food, wine, history and culture! With cooking classes from famous chefs, wine tastings, and dining at world renowned restaurants, Israel’s culinary world is at your finger tips. In addition, learn about this country’s rich, long history and diverse cultures. Leave this journey packed with knowledge, memories, and of course a full stomach!

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

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Arrive: Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv: 

  • Leisure time
  • Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel

Meals: D

Tel Aviv Israel

Welcome to the beautiful country of Israel!

Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport. After you have cleared passport control, a representative will be waiting to welcome you with VIP special assistance to facilitate your luggage identification, handling, customs clearance and escort you to your waiting tour guide and driver.

Drive to Tel Aviv and get a short overview of the city. Go to hotel for check in and free time to relax. Then, join us for a welcome Dinner at Raphael restaurant in Tel Aviv.

Day 2

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Tel Aviv:

  • Enjoy a panoramic view of Tel Aviv from Old Port City of Jaffa
  • Participate in a cooking class with a famous chef
  • Tour Binyamina Winery and taste award winning wines

Accommodation: Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel

Meals: B,L,D

Jaffa Israel

This morning, we start off our day with a visit to the Old Port City of Jaffa (Yafo), just south of Tel Aviv for a beautiful panoramic view of Tel Aviv. This city, established in 1909, will give you an idea of what the first Jewish city of the modern era was like.

For lunch, you will drive to a Moshav (an Israeli agricultural settlement) near Netanya. Here you will participate in a cooking class with a famous chef at a special kitchen demonstration.

After, continue to Binyamina and visit the winery, where you will have the chance to taste some if Israel’s finest wines, including their award winning “cave” wine.

Return to Tel Aviv and tour the galleries and cafes of Neve Tzedek. Dinner at Mul Yam restaurant in Tel Aviv.

Day 3

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Transfer: From Tel Aviv to Rosh Pina

En route to Rosh Pina:

  • Explore Caesarea, the Roman Port City
  • Visit Saslov Winery and participate in a special wine tasting activity
  • Dinner at the famous resturant, Muscat

 Accommodation: Mizpe Hayamim Hotel Spa

Meals: B,L,D

Caesarea Israel

After breakfast at the hotel, checkout and depart to the North. Our next stop is Caesarea, the Roman port city on the Mediterranean. A new audio visual presentation brings to life, the times of the Roman Legion controlling these shores several thousand years ago.

Drive to Kibbutz Eyal and visit the Saslov winery. There you will meet Berry Saslov, who was a pioneer in boutique wineries in Israel. Share his expertise about wine with a special wine tasting activity.

Continue north and check into your hotel, then enjoy some free time to relax. Dinner at Muscat, the famous restaurant at Mitzpe HaYamim.

Day 4

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Rosh Pina: 

  • Tour the Olive Oil Mill on Golan Heights
  • Olive Oil tasting
  • Visit the Golan Winery, home to Israel’s top three wineries
  • Explore the mystical city of Tzfat
  • Tour the famous Artists’ Colony
  • Attend an exclusive private dinner at the Chateau Golan

Accommodation: Mizpe Hayamim Hotel Spa

Meals: B,L,D

Rosh Pina Israel

Today, you will tour the Olive Oil Mill on Golan Heights, meet the owner and learn about this agriculture field. You will also be able to taste some of these delicious Olive Oils! Next, journey to the Golan Winery, home to three of Israel’s most decorated wineries. Golan, Yarden and Gamla.

Later, you will have the opportunity to see the mystical city of Tzfat, the home of Kabbalah. Here, synagogues centuries-old, played host to some of the Jewish people’s most colorful spiritual leaders. Also visit the world-famous artists’ colony.

Return to the hotel to relax in the spa and enjoy treatments.

In the evening, depart to the Golan where you will visit Chateau Golan for wine tasting and exclusive private dinner at the winery.

Day 5

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Rosh Pina:

  • Visit a family operated cheese farm

Transfer: From Rosh Pina to Jerusalem

Jerusalem: 

  • Ascend the Judaean Mountains
  • Visit the Israel Museum
  • Learn about the “challah” at the Angel Bakery

Accommodation: King David Jerusalem Hotel

Meals: B,L,D

Israel bakery

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and then we are off! You will visit a very special boutique, family run cheese farm, which is both a successful agricultural endeavor and uses the newest Eco-friendly techniques.

Next, you will transfer to Jerusalem, where upon arrival, we will ascend the Judaean Mountains.

Then visit the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept in the Shrine of the Book and you can a see a model stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old City. Here, we shall celebrate our arrival to the holy city and then check in to your hotel.

Dinner will be at Darna Restaurant, and afterwards we will visit Angel Bakery to see the “challah” made here and learn about the baking industry.

Day 6

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Jerusalem: 

  • Visit the World Holocaust Rememberence Center
  • Tasting tour of the Mahane Yehuda Market
  • Explore the Old City
  • Attend a Shabbat dinner in the home of a local family

Accommodation: King David Jerusalem Hotel

Meals: B,L,D

Jerusalem Israel

Today, experience the new museum at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. This is the world’s first memorial to the darkest moment in world and Jewish history. The center houses the children’s memorial and exquisite sculpture gardens.

Just before the Shabbat starts (the seventh day of the Jewish week) we will experience the excitement of Mahane Yehuda Market. Receive a Shuk Bites Card that allows you to taste the shopkeepers’ daily specials.  The Market Tour is full of flavors and fragrances, fascinating stories, a bit of history, colorful characters, unique delicacies. Observe the traditional pre-Shabbat shopping rush and see a rare glimpse into Israeli culture.

Enter the Old City and walk to the Western Wall (Kotel), Judaism’s Holiest site, and learn about the spectacular Kabbalat Shabbat Service.

Afterwards we’ll have a special Shabbat Dinner with a local family in one of the neighborhoods of the New City of Jerusalem. Learn about the various traditions and meanings that accompany the festive Shabbat meal.

Day 7

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Jerusalem:

  • Enjoy a day at your leisure

Accommodation: King David Jerusalem Hotel

Meals: B

Jerusalem Israel

Enjoy a day at leisure in Jerusalem! Relax at the hotel pool, or take a walk around a very quiet and relaxed city.

In the evening, go on your own to Ben Yehuda St. and enjoy watching the city come to life after the Sabbath.

Day 8

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Jerusalem: 

  • Explore the Jewish Quarter
  • Visit the Western Wall Tunnels
  • See the Church of Holy Sepulcher
  • Attend a lecture by a culinary expert
  • Dinner at Eucalyptus Restaurant, owned by renowned chef Moshe Basson

Accommodation: Kind David Jerusalem Hotel

Meals: B, L, D

Jerusalem Israel

After breakfast, proceed to the Jewish Quarter. A special point of interest is the Cardo, the “heart” of the unearthed, main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace.

Visit the Western Wall, and tour the Kotel Tunnels, which show the Western Wall and the Holy Temple as they were in Roman Times until the destruction of the temple in the year 70 CE.

Walk the Via Dolorosa and end with a visit to the Church of Holy Sepulcher. This is, in fact, a complex of various chapels, was built on what was called the Hill of Golgotha.

Later in the afternoon, participate in a lecture by a culinary expert and wine specialist. Then, have dinner at Eucalyptus restaurant, owned by renowned chef Moshe Basson.

Day 9

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Transfer: Dead Sea

  • Tour the famous Massada
  • Float in the unsinkable Dead Sea
  • Visit the Yatir Winery and learn about growing grapes in the Judean Desert
  • Attend Kfar a special Bedouin dinner

Accommodation: Herods Dead Sea Hotel

Meals: B, L, D

Dead Sea

After breakfast, depart for a full day at the Dead Sea!

Tour Massada, King Herod’s desert mountain get away palace and scene of the zealots’ last stand against the Roman Legion. Drive to your hotel and after check in, have time to float in the unsinkable Dead Sea.

Drive to Arad to visit the kosher Yatir winery and learn about growing grapes in the Judean Desert.

Next, go to Kfar HaNokdim for special Bedouin dinner–a different type of meal and amazing hospitality.

Day 10

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Dead Sea:

  • Morning at leisure

Transfer to Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv:

  • Farewell dinner

Transfer to airport for your flight home

Meals: B,L,D

Breakfast at the hotel and have a free few hours to relax, utilize the hotel facilities and float in the Dead Sea.

Afternoon drive to Tel Aviv for a special farewell dinner at Dallal.

Drive to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight. A representative will assist you during the check in for your flight.

Accommodation

Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel

On a beautiful beachfront, right in the heart of the city’s social hot-spot, you’ll find the welcoming Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel. This is a prime location to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience all the natural wonders Israel has to offer.


Mitzpe HaYamim Hotel Spa

Surrounded by beautiful, flowering gardens and orchards, find Mitzpeh HaYamim Hotel Spa. Featuring an organic farm, a spa and gourmet restaurants, this hotel offers unparalleled service and is dedicated to making your stay in Israel unforgettable.


King David Jerusalem Hotel

Serving as a major landmark in the city, The King David Jerusalem Hotel is world renowned. This hotel offers incredible views of this unique city including the Old City, which is a mere 15 minute walk away. This includes famous, historical sites such as The Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock. The King David Jerusalem Hotel allows visitors to experience the city like no other, leaving you with memories to last a life time.


Herods Dead Sea Hotel

This hotel is perfect for those travelers who are true lovers of the Sea. Herods Dead Sea Hotel encompasses the very essence of the Sea, with a color spectrum inspired by the beautiful views; The glowing turquoise, greens and blues with the shining browns and golds. Featuring a private beach, spa, pools, tennis court and Turkish Bath, this hotel will offer you a Sea-side experience unlike any other.

Israel Food and Wine Tour (10 days)