GUIDED ISRAEL TOURS

Israel Tours

“ a Land flowing with milk and honey”. DEUTERONOMY (26:9)

Shalom and welcome. A true experience of the wondrous state of Israel starts right here. Take part in one of our many guided group tours to Israel and experience this incredible country with ease. Our unique, thoughtfully curated programs will ensure an unforgettable trip.

Whether you’re interested in a history-focused tour, a Jewish tour deeply engaging with Judaism, culinary treats, high-tech, politics, volunteering and more we have a tour for you.
If you’re looking for a privately planned tour, visiting Israel for the first time (or the tenth), as a multigenerational family trip or with a group of friends, we will tailor your trip exactly to your needs and budget.

Who are we?

We’ve been the leading travel agency for Israel tours for many prestigious organizations and thousands of individuals for over 40 years. Our experts will take the time to understand who you are, what you’re interested in and what your vision is and they’ll make it happen to create the best Israel tour for you.

What better way to learn about Jewish history then to go on our Jewish Heritage Israel Tour! This tour is a perfect first time introduction to the land of Israel
From  $1,916
10 days | 9 nights
Multiple Departures
The Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour is just that; GRAND! This tour is the perfect opportunity for those experiencing Israel for the first time, or those who want to have an extended Tel Aviv touring experience.
From  $2,323
13 days | 11 nights
Multiple Departures
Enjoy this perfect opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Israel from tip to tip on this Jewish Heritage Israel tour with a special visit to Eilat!
From  $2,656
13 days | 12 nights
Multiple Departures
The Ultimate Jewish Heritage Israel Tour brings you around Israel to experience its offerings in every corner, complete with an extended time in Tel Aviv and special excursion to Eilat in the south.
From  $3,060
16 days | 14 nights
Multiple Departures
This tour is the perfect opportunity for those experiencing Israel for the first time! On your guided tour of Israel our knowledgeable tour guides will insure you experience the very best that Israel has to offer
From  $1,736
11 days | 9 nights
Multiple Departures
The Grand Classic Israel Tour certainly lives up to its name! This tour is the perfect opportunity for those experiencing Israel for the first time, or those who want to have an extended Tel Aviv touring experience.
From  $2,140
13 days | 11 nights
Multiple Departures
Join us on the perfect opportunity to discover Israel for the first time on the Classic Israel Tour plus Eilat! Our knowledgeable guides will ensure you experience the very best that Israel has to offer.
From  $2,496
14 days | 12 nights
Multiple Departures
This exquisite tour brings you around Israel to experience its offerings in every corner, complete with an extended time in Tel Aviv and special excursion to Eilat in the south.
From  $2,912
16 days | 14 nights
Multiple Departures
Spend nine days in Israel visiting the main historical, spiritual and religious sites. Experience the best of Israel on this unforgettable trip.
From  $1,668
9 days | 8 nights
Multiple Departures
This exclusive program is especially designed for the luxury traveler with a group of maximum 12 participants per tour.
From  $4,335
12 days | 11 nights
Multiple Departures
Experience running in the Jerusalem Winner Marathon with thousands of other runners through the old and modern city on this special runners trip.
From  $1,820
6 days | 5 nights
March 17 - 22, 2020
Experience the magic of Israel on this custom made senior tour! Explore Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, take in the stunning views of the Sea of Galilee and more all at a leisurely pace. This tour will take up to 20 people.
Only  $5,590
14 days | 11 nights
March 18 - 31, 2020
Experience the magic of Israel on this custom made senior tour! Explore Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, take in the stunning views of the Sea of Galilee and more all at a leisurely pace. This tour will take up to 20 people
$5,035 land and air
13 days | 11 nights
October 14 - 27, 2020
In conjunction with Volunteers for Israel (VFI), discover and enjoy the experience of an All-Inclusive volunteer adventure. Reside and work on an IDF base for 9 days; tour Israel in style for 8 days.
Only  $2,695
17 days | 16 nights
October 25 - November 10, 2019
Visit Israel with class and style. Volunteer on an archaeological dig and volunteer on an IDF Base, with VFI’s all-Inclusive adventure-travel program.
Only  $2,825
14 days | 13 nights
September 08 - 21, 2019
Reside and work on an IDF base for 9 days; tour Israel in style for 8 days. For those interested in seeing fantastic and historic places not often visited on basic Israel tours.
From  $2,695
17 days | 16 nights
December 06 - 22, 2019
For over 40 years, Gil Travel has helped families just like yours strengthen their ties to Judaism and make cherished memories with personalized Bar & Bat Mitzvah Israel tours.

What better way to learn about Jewish history then to go on our Jewish Heritage Israel Tour! This tour is a perfect first time introduction to the land of Israel
From  $1,657
11 days | 9 nights
Multiple Departures
The Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour is just that; GRAND! This tour is the perfect opportunity for those experiencing Israel for the first time, or those who want to have an extended Tel Aviv touring experience.
From  $2,221
13 days | 11 nights
Multiple Departures
The Ultimate Jewish Heritage Israel Tour brings you around Israel to experience its offerings in every corner, complete with an extended time in Tel Aviv and special excursion to Eilat in the south.
From  $2,926
16 days | 14 nights
Multiple Departures
Join us on a Christian Tour in Israel to explore a country that is rich in culture and history, the foundation of three major religions and one of the most modern and tech-savvy countries.
From  $1,406
6 days | 7 nights
Multiple Departures
Join us in Israel on one of the best Christian Holy Land pilgrimage tours to explore a country that is rich in culture and historic sites, taking you on a journey to the Holy Land’s most sacred places.
From  $2,136
12 days | 10 nights
Multiple Departures
Discover the best of Jerusalem and Masada on this three-day biblical tour. Explore Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the place of Jesus’ birth. Journey to Masada and then end the tour at the Dead Sea.
From  $650
3 days | 2 nights
Multiple Departures
This one day tour takes you through both Bethlehem and Jericho, which provides a wonderful introduction to the rich Christian heritage in Israel.
From  $138
1 day |
This one day tour takes you through both Jerusalem and Bethlehem, which provides a wonderful introduction to the rich Christian heritage in Israel.
From  $109
1 day |
This exciting tour provides a wonderful opportunity to visit the Biblical highlights in the Galilee for a short-and-sweet travel experience. The tour includes Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, and Jordan River.
From  $93
1 day |
Visit Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port; see the theatre, archaeological ruins and excavations. Journey to Haifa for a scenic view of the city; proceed via Nahariya to Rosh Hanikra to visit the grottos.
From  $108
1 day |
Visit breathtaking Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port; enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. ...
From  $850
3 days | 2 nights
Multiple Departures
Explore the best of Jerusalem and Masada on this three day Jewish Heritage tour.
From  $832
3 days | 2 nights
Multiple Departures
Feel the majesty of Israel on the shores of Galilee and the majestic view from the Golan Heights, Israel’s mountainous northern region!
From  $725
3 days | 2 nights
Multiple Departures
This Jerusalem and Dead Sea tour is a perfect first time introduction to the city of Jerusalem for all religions! This tour is offered Daily.
From  $ 109
1 day |
Multiple Departures
See two famous cities that make Israel so special and enjoy unforgettable views of some of the most beautiful spots in Israel. This tour is only offered on Thursdays.
From  $188
1 day |
Multiple Departures
On the Dea Sea Relaxation Tour you'll do just that after a drive through the Judean desert. Float your day away!
From  $87
1 day |
On the Massada and Dea Sea Tour ascend by cable car back in time and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans.
From  $110
1 day |
Discover the best of Jerusalem and Masada on this three day non-denominational tour.
From  $707
3 days | 2 nights
Multiple Departures
The Tel Aviv City Day Tour will take you to famous and popular landmarks within the city to give you a comprehensive experience of cosmopolitan Israel in one day. This tour is only offered on Fridays.
From  $98
1 day |
Multiple Departures
With maps, mission packs and source sheets in hand; come navigate your way through streets, alleys and markets, engaging with the story of Israel and its people. ...
Rates depend on the number of participants and the route
1 day |

Testimonials

José L.

I have been on numerous trips to other countries, but this trip [VFI Plus Archaeology] has been my favorite. My…

Christine M.

Ilana, Thank you!!!! I believe that all of us are grateful for your personal diligence in caring for all of us…

Ellen W.

Ilana, thank you for a trip that exceeded my expectations in every way. You and your Gil Travel colleagues were…

Rhonda E.

The VFI Plus Archaeology trip was wonderful due to Ilana at Gil. She added a special dimension to our experience…

Fif T. from Germany

Thank you, Ilana, for all the help before I applied, and now again for the detailed work with all our…

Michael L

Susan – I had an absolutely FABULOUS time in Israel. Everything you arranged went smooth as silk. And Ariel Stollar?…

Jack S

Dear Susan, THANK YOU! The trip you arranged for us met and exceeded all our expectations. Meir More, our tour…

Eunice and Jim

We had a GREAT and MEANINGFUL time on our journey and it was a highlight to meet you. You are…

From The Blog

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