Food and Wine – a 4 Day Tour


Experience Israel through the tastes and the smells: a gastronomic adventure to discover Israel’s multicultural population and unique culture while indulging yourself in a wide palate of flavors.

We’re not joking and this is not a marketing gimmick. It’s real, as you will find out. The food throughout this tour is superior, highest quality and exclusively representing the many different cultures in Israel, eating in their native environment and their restaurants. You not only eat their food, and drink their wine, but you experience their culture too! Not one kind of culture is the same, all of them with it’s own unique charm.


Here we have a breakdown for this tour, day for day.

Day 1 – Arrival
Day 2 – Jerusalem – Old city
Day 3 – Jerusalem – New City
Day 4 – Departure

What are you going to see?

  • Day 2 – Jerusalem, Tower of David Museum, Jaffa Gate, Jewish Quarter, Broad Wall, Ariel, Herodian Mansions, Western Wall, Southern Wall Excavations, Multimedia Davidson Center, Old City markets
  • Day 3 – Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Children’s Memorial, Hall of Remembrance, Knesset, Supreme Court building, Israel Museum, Dead Sea Scrolls, Mahane Yehuda

Prices

Price list, 4/5 star hotels
Size group Price P.P.
10 $1,385.80
15 $1,256.67
20 $1,180.40
25 $1,170.00
30 $1,133.60
35 $1,114.29
40 $1,093.95
45 $1,083.33
50 $1,070.16
Price list, suites
Size group Price P.P.
10 $2,095.60
15 $1,932.67
20 $1,788.80
25 $1,778.40
30 $1,708.20
35 $1,693.71
40 $1,651.65
45 $1,646.67
50 $1,617.72

General Guidelines and customizations for all of our tours


 

Day 1 – Arrival

AirplaneThis is the day that you arrive in Israel. Well, it’s not the case for those who are already here or who are living in Israel.

For those who are arriving in Israel, will be picked up from the airport by the guide and driver from Shalom Israel.

  • For those, who ordered the hotels, they will be driven by bus to their hotel and for this tour it means Tel Aviv.

During the drive to your hotel, the bus will stop multiple times if the group requires so. One stop is for stretching your legs and to be fed real food and drink. That is included in the tour! So, please don’t spend your money on that.

Depending when you all arrive at your hotel, we will start this tour with a special dinner, probably a bit unexpected! We are going to enjoy Chinese food! Yes, they have Chinese food in Israel, and yes, there is a Chinese community in Israel too.


Day 2 – Jerusalem – Old city

Places: Jerusalem, Tower of David Museum, Jaffa Gate, Jewish Quarter, Broad Wall, Ariel, Herodian Mansions, Western Wall, Southern Wall Excavations, Multimedia Davidson Center, Old City markets

With this new day, we have again a new kind of breakfast!

We take the highway number one to Jerusalem via the Judean Mountains.

The Citadel/Tower of David
The Citadel/Tower of David

Start your visit in Israel’s capital at the Tower of David Museum dedicated to the history of Jerusalem from the founding of the city to modern times, in its unique location in the old Turkish citadel near the Old City’s Jaffa Gate.

Jewish Quarter
Jewish Quarter

Continue to the Jewish Quarter, which was home to European and Sephardic Jews who prayed and studied during the centuries under Ottoman rule, to visit the Broad Wall, a 2,700 year old defensive fortification; the Ariel – First Temple period museum; and Herodian Mansions.

Jewish Quarter
Jewish Quarter

Descend from the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Herodian Temple Mount. Visit the Southern Wall Excavations. Walk on the original street from two thousand years ago, climb the ancient steps, and visit the Multimedia Davidson Center, in the basement of an eighth-century CE building.

The oriental market in Old Jerusalem
The oriental market in Old Jerusalem

Wander the Old City markets, steeping yourself in its sights, sounds and aromas, and try your hand at hunting and bargaining for treasures.

Dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in Jerusalem.

  • For those, who ordered the hotels, they will be driven by bus to their hotel in Jerusalem.

Dinner today is special again. We are eating Arab-dinner made by people from Morocco!


Day 3 – Jerusalem – New City

Places: Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Children’s Memorial, Hall of Remembrance, Knesset, Supreme Court building, Israel Museum, Dead Sea Scrolls, Mahane Yehuda

Breakfast time has arrived. After waking up, breakfast is waiting for you! Let us surprise you with this breakfast:

 

Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem

Start the day with a Visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Walk through the astounding new Museum with its new and moving focus on the individual in the Holocaust, the Children’s Memorial and Hall of Remembrance.
Drive through the New City viewing old and new neighborhoods and the Knesset (The Israeli Parliament) (open for visits on Sundays and Thursdays) and the beautifully designed Supreme Court building.

At the nearby Israel Museum, among many other fascinating exhibits discover the mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book and see the Model of ancient Jerusalem.

Mahane Yehuda
Mahane Yehuda

For a change of pace visit Mahane Yehuda, the produce market of the capital, where a number of good restaurants have opened there lately, in the old stone buildings.

Finish the day with optional evening tours that explore the development of Jerusalem from the 19th century on. (Must be pre-arranged, can be booked through the concierge at your hotel)

  • For those, who ordered the hotels, they will be driven by bus to their hotel in Jerusalem.

And what do we have for dinner? Well, honestly, that’s up to you, because we hire a restaurant, kick everyone out – and that includes the cook too – and you (or some of you) will volunteer to kook for all of us.

Empty kitchen in restaurant

Empty kitchen in restaurant

Don’t worry, you can make a mess and don’t need to clean it up. That’s what the cook will do … or the guide.


Day 4 – Departure

Before you leave, some breakfast first. And this is honestly not some breakfast, it’s a breakfast feast!

 

This is the day of the departure. We bring everyone back to the point where we picked them up.


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