Israel Food Tour

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Israel Food Tour

Culinary tour to Israel is the perfect way to learn the country’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Begin in the historic city of Jerusalem, with a visit to the legendary Mahane Yehuda Market. Your local chef will help gather ingredients for a private cooking class. Another day, enjoy hummus and tahini tasting tour through the backstreets of the Old City. Continue to the Galilee region, known for its beautiful landscapes, agricultural products, and biblical sites. 

Visit Nazareth, capital of Arab gastronomy in Israel, then continue to a spa resort and organic farm in the hills. At Druze village, take a hands-on cooking lesson from a local family and at the ancient port of Acre (Akko), explore interesting ruins and its fine seafood restaurants. Next, Tel Aviv Israel's largest city, visit Levinsky Market to sample regional culinary specialties and stock up at the Carmel Market, for a hands-on cooking class with a local chef. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9 DAY CULINARY TOUR OF ISRAEL…
And, learn culinary specialties such as chocolate rugelach, almond pastries and halvah.
 

What We Love
  • Sample local culinary specialties such as burekas (flaky filled pastries).
  • Gather ingredients in the market for a private cooking class and lunch.
  • Enjoy a hummus-tasting tour through the backstreets of the Old City.
  • Visit Jerusalem where the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take an excursion to the Dead Sea and relax in the salt- and mineral-laden waters.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour and designed for maximum outdoor experience.
  • Exclusive tour; guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.


 

 
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Israel Food Tour

Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee, Acre, Tel Aviv
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)

This tour can easily be extended with other destinations in Israel or other countries.

Day 1 – Arrive
Tel Aviv/ Jerusalem Begin in Jerusalem, an incredibly historic city with a fascinating mix of cultures and flavours. During private touring, visit the legendary Mahane Yehuda Market with a renowned local chef to learn about culinary specialties such as pomegranate juice, chocolate rugelach, almond pastries and halvah, and gather ingredients for a private cooking class and lunch. Also watch baklava being made at a local bakery. Another day, learn about the cultural significance of challah during a meal at a local home. Enjoy a hummus tasting tour through the backstreets of the Old City, and visit a small factory that makes tahini.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice

Day 2 – Culinary & Cultural Tour
Jerusalem Full-day private culinary and cultural tour, including tasting tour and cooking class.

With your expert private guide, also explore the cultural history of the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter and other neighbourhoods, including highlights such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, ancient synagogues, bazaars and atmospheric streets. Depending on interests, also opt to visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – Culinary & Cultural Tour
Jerusalem Full-day private culinary and cultural tour, including lunch with a local family and hummus tasting tour
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Galilee Tour
Organic Farm Continue to the Galilee region, which is known for its beautiful landscapes, agricultural products, and important historical and biblical sites. En route, stop in Nazareth, the capital of Arab gastronomy in Israel, to visit a spice mill and enjoy a meal at a top local restaurant. Also visit a food market to see the types of produce grown in the region, and learn about the production of arak, a distilled spirit popular in the Middle East. Continue to a spa resort and organic farm in the hills for two nights.
Overnight: Spa Resort (B)

Day 5 – Galilee & Golan Heights
Organic Farm Full-day private excursion, including wine and olive oil tasting, cheese making and four-wheel drive tour.

During private culinary touring in the region, sample organic olive oils at a local press, taste wines at a top winery and make goat cheese at a dairy. Also take a four-wheel drive tour of the beautiful Golan Heights. Throughout your stay at the resort, enjoy meals made with fresh produce from their organic farm.
Overnight: Spa Resort (B)

Day 6 – Touring Enroute
Tel Aviv Next, venture to Tel Aviv, Israel's largest city. En route, stop in a Druze village for a hands-on cooking lesson and lunch in the home of a local family. Also visit the ancient port of Acre (Akko), a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with interesting ruins, as well as highly regarded hummus and seafood restaurants. Continue to Tel Aviv for two nights in a hotel with views of the beach and the Mediterranean Sea.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – Culinary & Cultural Tour
Tel Aviv During touring with your private guide, visit Levinsky Market to sample regional culinary specialties such as nuts, olives, dates and za'atar spice mix. One day, learn Hebrew words and expressions for various ingredients while stocking up at the Carmel Market, and then enjoy a hands-on cooking class in the home of a local chef. Also explore the cultural highlights of Tel Aviv according to your interests, such as the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture, Old Jaffa, the Eretz Israel Museum and the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 8 – Cooking Class
Tel Aviv Morning private market visit and cooking class. Afternoon cultural touring
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 9 – Depart
Tel Aviv Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight.
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to Go Apr-May: In April, the rainy season is ending, the temperature is in the 70s, and the pools and beaches are open to the public. Easter and Passover are quite an experience for pilgrims and Israelis have a two-week long vacation. May brings perfect weather, no crowds and beautiful scenery.

June - August: This can be a busy time as American families arrive during their school break. But Tel Aviv nightlife picks up even more steam than usual in summer, since the universities have let out.

Sept-Oct: The weather starts to cool and the crowds disappear. A good time to travel but avoid arriving on the eve of Yom Kippur, as the whole country grinds to a halt and the week-long holiday of Sukkot when Israelis go on vacation.

Nov- Jan: There is beautiful weather and no crowds, but the summer brings dusty skies and beige slumber. December and January can be cool and wet, but great for the authentic Christmas experience.

Feb-Mar: February is a perfect time for trekking. The hills of Judea, Galilee, and the Golan Heights are covered with wildflowers and grass, and the weather is cool. The Jewish holiday of Purim has become a major week-long celebration in March. A cross between Halloween and Mardi Gras, there are day and night festivals and street parties in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. There may be some rain.

Getting There Israel’s main international airport Ben-Gurion (TLV) is approximately 20 minutes by train or taxi from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes by taxi from Jerusalem. The other international airport is Eilat, at the southern tip of Israel, but it is mainly used for direct charter package flights from Europe and flights from inside the country.

Visa British nationals do not need a visa to enter Israel as a tourist. On entry, visitors are granted leave to enter for a period of up to 3 months. In the past the Israeli immigration authorities stamped passports and on request agreed to stamp landing cards instead. Since January 2013 a pilot scheme has been introduced whereby visitors are given an entry card instead of an entry stamp on arrival. You should keep this card with your passport until you leave. This is evidence of your legal entry into Israel and may be required, particularly at any crossing points into the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

For more information, contact the nearest Israeli Embassy.