Israel: A Culinary Journey

Tour Jerusalem, the Golan, and Tel Aviv, enjoy meals at top restaurants, and take part in workshops with renown Israeli chefs!
  • Duration

    7 days / 6 nights
  • Highlights

    Jerusalem, Western Wall, meet Israeli chefs, spice farm, tasting tour of Levinsky Market in Tel Aviv, Assaf Winery
  • Notes

    Land Only, Price Based on Double Occupancy, Departs from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
    Single Supplement: 1,000
  • Activity Level

    Easy

From  $3,650
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Explore the history and centrality that Jerusalem holds for people of all faiths. You’ll visit the Old City and the historic Western Wall. Have the opportunity to meet and speak with Israeli chefs in their homes and participate in hands-on workshops. Join one of Israel’s best know foodies to learn about the farm to table movement and visit a spice farm unlike you’ve ever seen before. You’ll get to enjoy wine, cheese, and chocolate in the Golan Heights at the Assaf Winery and De Karna Chocolatier. By the end of this trip you might not have any room left in your stomach for the tasting/eating/walking tour of the famous Levinsky Market in Tel Aviv, but you’ll make room!

You’ll leave feeling like you’ve really gotten a taste of Israel.

September 11-18, 2019

Pre-stay option: September 10-11
Post-stay option: September 17-18

Note: Space is limited to 25 passengers.

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • 6 nights accomodation
  • Israeli Buffet Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches (where denoted)
  • 6 dinners (where denoted)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Speakers fees
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Day

1

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Welcome to Israel

Pay respects at the Israeli Memorial for 9/11 on your way to your hotel in Jerusalem. Start your trip off with a view of the City of David and the Old City with a glass of wine from Kibbutz Tzora and canapes.

Overnight:Herbert Samuel, Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

2

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Jerusalem – Visit the Markets

After a visit to Mount Zion and the Cardo, we meet an East
Jerusalem native and enjoy some of the food delights of the Shuk, the Arab
Market.
An hour of R&R and then we come together in the late afternoon and head to
the famed Machaneh Yehudah gourmet market where we meet chef Tali
Friedman for a tour, cooking workshop and dinner

Overnight:Herbert Samuel, Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

3

Friday, September 13, 2019

Jerusalem – Yad Vashem & Shabbat

Visit the central Holocaust memorial and museum of Israel
Yad Vashem in the morning. Then, we join one of Israel’s best known foodies, Hedai Offaim to
learn more about the farm to table movement in Israel. We'll visit his flagship
store in Bet Hakerem where we will enjoy the food on offer. We leave the
hotel in the late afternoon for the First Station to enjoy the way Jerusalemites bring
in Shabbat and then on to the Western Wall to enjoy the Shabbat
atmosphere there. Our Shabbat dinner will be in the gorgeous home of Chef
Atalya in Ein Karem

Overnight:Herbert Samuel, Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

4

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Jerusalem - Israel Museum

We spend the morning in the Israel
Museum. We head out to Ein Rafa, just west of the city, for a lunch and visit
to Majda’s. Go to the
Kibbutz Tzora where we will enjoy desserts, coffee and tea and learn about
kibbutz. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your choosing.

Overnight:Herbert Samuel, Jerusalem (B, L).

Day

5

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Golan Heights

Journey to Golan Heights to learn about security, wine, chocolate and cooking
in the Arab community. You'll go to the Assaf Winery and De Karina Chocolatier followed by the Bet Lehem Haglilit
Spice Farm. Finish the day with a cooking workshop wand dinner with Galileats.

Overnight: Tel Aviv Carlton (B, L, D).

Day

6

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tel Aviv

Optional wandering through the markets of Old Jaffa in the morning. The group will begin the day with a tasting tour of Levinsky Market in the late morning. Then we'll head to Neve Tzeddek to enjoy both hipster Tel Aviv and Anita’s, arguably
the best ice cream bar in the country. The day will end with a cocktails workshop at Milk and Honey and dinner at Onza.

Overnight: Tel Aviv Carlton (B, L, D).

Day

7

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Markets of Tel Aviv and Departure

Meet Phyllis Glazer at
Carmel Market and head off to Sarona Market to have lunch on your own. Then go to the Palmach Museum to learn
about how the State of Israel came into being. Dinner will be at Blue Sky with a view to die for. Then, you'll be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport or stay for one more night in Tel Aviv.

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8

Tuesday, September 10

Pre Trip Option

We spend our time in the Old City visiting sites of the three
monotheistic religions that look towards Jerusalem for inspiration, Judaism,
Christianity, Islam. We will visit the Davidson Archaeological Garden, the
Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Temple Mount; the
Jewish, Christian and Muslim Quarters.

Overnight:Herbert Samuel Jerusalem

Day

9

Tuesday, September 17

Post Trip Option

We head for Rehovot and two sites, Machon Ayalon for a great story from
the War of Independence, and the Weizmann Visitors center to learn about what the cutting edge looks like. Lunch back in the area of Rabin Square. After lunch head to the Rabin Museum in Ramat Aviv and end at the
memorial in Rabin Square. Transfers to Ben Gurion airport can be arranged.

Overnight:Tel Aviv Carlton

The tour will start in the Carmel Market, Tel-Aviv's famous, colorful and rich market. The market includes a myriad of products sold on stalls, from fruit and vegetables to spices, fish and meat, as well as kitchen utensils and even clothes. Our focus will be of course on food products since we will be visiting the market to shop for our Israeli cooking class which will take place right after we're done exploring the stalls and tasting some of the market's special products.Enjoy a full day, shopping at the market, hands-on cooking class with one of our Israeli chefs for an introduction to authentic Israeli / ethnic recipes. This fun experience will be happening in an intimate atmosphere at the chef's home. Tel Aviv Culinary Tour Discover step-by-step how to make a satisfying, full Israeli meal from appetizers to dessert.The Israeli cooking class will include cooking a full meal for lunch. The market's fresh produce, spices, meats and fish will allow us a close acquaintance with the best options offered by the Israeli cuisine, with possible detours into the realms of the various Mediterranean cuisines, from Spain to Lebanon, from Italy to North-Africa, and even a touch of Provençal cooking, all possible based on what the market has to offer.At the end of the day you will enjoy the fruits of your labor! Eat the fresh feast that you just created complemented by Israeli wines.Schedule: Pick-up in Tel-Aviv at about 09:00AM, with the tour ending at about 3-4 PM.The tours are organized for small groups of 4 to 8 participants. This tour is offered also to individuals and small groups less than 6. Please contact us to make your arrangements.
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Where you will rest your head...

Carlton Tel Aviv

Deluxe Room

Awarded the Israel’s leading business and superior service hotel. The Carlton is described as sanctuary in the heart of the bustling city of Tel Aviv with its roof pool, spa, and health club.

Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

Standard Room

Situated in the heart of Jerusalem, the 5-star Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel offers the traditional restaurant serving local cuisine. The property is set 15 minutes’ walk away from the Tower of David Museum and only a 20-minute walk to the center of Jerusalem. This cozy hotel in Jerusalem attracts guests with its royal architecture. The rooms in Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel come with free Wi-Fi, climate control, a seating area, a writing desk and direct dial phone. Most of the rooms offer a breathtaking view over the city. They are equipped with a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers. Equipped with a swimming pool, a library, and a fitness center.

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