Maximize your time in Israel by embarking on a private tour curated by seasoned professionals. Let us save you time and effort by customizing an itinerary suited to your interests, preferences, and duration of stay. Explore the highlights and hidden gems of Israel with our expert guidance. A private Israel tour guarantees a more intimate, luxurious, and personalized experience than standard group tours, ensuring you get the most out of your visit.
The Importance of a Tour Guide
Beyond a simple bucket list of places to visit, a private Israel tour with a local guide enriches your experience with in-depth knowledge and insights. Israel is a complex country, and hearing about its history, culture, politics, and religious significance from a local who has dedicated their life to understanding it is truly invaluable. Not only will a tour guide help you navigate the country efficiently, but they’ll also provide context and stories that bring each destination to life, making your journey much more memorable and enjoyable.
What are the most visited touring sites in Israel?
While the Western Wall and the Church of Resurrection are among the most visited sites in Israel, there are countless other captivating attractions to explore. Our customized tours encompass a wide range of popular destinations, ensuring you have a comprehensive experience. From historical and cultural sites to culinary experiences and adventure activities, there’s something for everyone in Israel.
Can you tour Israel while being based in just one location??
Israel’s compact size allows you to visit numerous attractions while staying in either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. For extended trips of 5 or 6 days, we recommend spending at least one night in Galilee. This way, you can experience different regions of the country while minimizing travel time and maximizing sightseeing opportunities.
Suggested Itineraries for Private Israel Tours
1-Day Tours: Discover Jerusalem’s Highlights
Choose from various options like Jewish and Christian tours, general highlights tours that cover both religions, or explore Jerusalem’s geopolitics, museums, and historical sites. The Jewish tour of Jerusalem includes the Valley of Kings, the City of David, the Western Wall, the Jewish Quarter, Jewish markets, and the Western Wall Tunnels. The Christian tour covers the Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa, Church of Resurrection or Garden Tomb, and the Upper Room (room of the Last Supper). A general highlights tour combines aspects of both religious tours, while a geopolitical tour takes you around the seamline, settlements, checkpoints, and the separation barrier.
If you have already been to Jerusalem and would like to see something different, here are some great options:
- A Wine Tour of the Judean Hills (read more here)
- Tel Aviv tour of neighborhoods and culture. You could also have some expert specialty tours in Tal Aviv (street art and fashion, tour of the resurrection of the Hebrew language).
- Caesaria, King Herod’s ancient capital city, Akko (Acre) Knights’ Halls.
- Masada and Dead Sea tour (longer driving times).
- Galilee ministry of Jesus (longer driving times).
3-Day Tours: Essential Highlights of Israel
Combine the best of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Masada with a visit to the Dead Sea for a comprehensive experience. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the region, exploring religious sites, museums, and landmarks that showcase Israel’s rich heritage.
6-Day Tours: In-Depth Exploration of Israel
Delve into Jerusalem’s Old City and religious sites, explore modern Jerusalem’s geopolitics and museums, enjoy Tel Aviv’s vibrant culture, visit Masada and the Dead Sea, discover historical sites in Galilee, and experience the Golan Heights’ natural beauty and battle sites. This six-day tour allows you to dive deeper into Israel’s unique offerings, providing a more complete understanding of the country’s complexities.
9 days- more than essential highlights
This extended tour includes the essential highlights, as well as additional visits to Akko, Caesarea, Rosh Hanikra, the Negev Desert, and Mitzpe Ramon Crater. You will have the opportunity to explore Akko’s ancient fortress, visit the port city of Caesarea with its archaeological sites, and marvel at the stunning grottos of Rosh Hanikra. In the Negev Desert, experience the beauty of the arid landscape, visit Ben Gurion’s house, and hike to a desert oasis. At Mitzpe Ramon Crater, enjoy activities such as rappelling, stargazing, and visiting the Ramon Visitor’s Center to learn about the unique geological formations.
12-Day Tours: Ultimate Israel Exploration
With 12 days to tour Israel, the possibilities are vast. Consider visiting Eilat and the Red Sea for stunning coral reefs and marine life, or combine your Israel tour with a visit to Jordan (Petra and Wadi Rum) using our trusted Jordanian contacts. A 12-day tour offers ample time to explore the country’s diverse landscapes, delve into its rich history, and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture. This extended itinerary allows you to visit lesser-known sites, participate in unique activities, and gain a more profound understanding of Israel’s complexities.
Customizable Itineraries for Every Traveler
A private Israel tour offers a customized, unforgettable experience tailored to your interests. Our expert tour professionals collaborate with you to create an itinerary that meets your desires, be it exploring religious sites, uncovering archaeological treasures, or enjoying local cuisine and culture. Experience an exceptional, personalized journey through Israel’s captivating sights and create lasting memories while gaining a deeper appreciation for its history, culture, and beauty.