Israel · September 14 - 20, 2019 · 13 spots left


Israel is a remarkable country to visit for those of us interested in food, culture, and history. The variety of experience is dizzying as is the contrast of ancient and modern! In this small geographical area, we will engage with a full range of food production methods from ancient terraced plots surrounding Jerusalem to the most modern agricultural practices of seaweed production and agriculture in the desert. We will share food with cutting-edge world-class chefs, Orthodox Jews, Palestinians, Bedouins, and Druze. Through these experiences and the perspectives shared by local experts we’ve asked to join us, we will create an eye-opening and delicious experience of the diversity of food and life in Israel. It will be a trip that stimulates our minds as well as our taste buds.

Who’s coming?

This trip is designed for novice or experienced travelers who like to engage with a new place through the lens of food. We will explore the diverse foodways of the country and the cultures of which they are apart. History will be a part of our many encounters.

We encourage open minds, adventurous spirits, and a deep passion for traditional foods and their modern-day developments in this highly political environment.

It is an active trip without much break time, great for those of us who would like a fully engaging week. For a personal exploration of the more traditional sites in Israel, we encourage our guests to add a few days to their visit

Our guests are adults of all ages who enjoy moderate walks and exploring. We keep the group small, 15-17 guest maximum. This tour will have one Zingerman’s host as your guide and one guide from our Israel partner. It also includes many local experts to bring even more richness and information to the experience.

What is the activity level?

Medium with country and city walking
Expect some long strolls, standing for periods up to an hour, walking on the uneven and soft ground with occasional steep hills, and plenty of stairs.

What is included in the price?

  • Amazing food – almost all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. We will enjoy traditional regional specialties made with local, fresh ingredients.
  • Behind-the-scenes visits with artisanal producers, local farmers, hands-on baking and cooking experiences.
  • One Zingerman’s tour host will be with you at all times. A local guide will be with us daily.
  • Our own private bus transportation.
  • Transfer from and to the airport.
  • Hotel accommodations for 6 nights. ( For guests arriving on the 13th we are holding rooms and there will be an extra fee of about $300.)

What is not included in the price?

  • Airfare is not included
  • Alcoholic beverages that are not specifically included in the itinerary
  • Personal spending money
  • Tipping for the local guide and driver

What are the accommodations?

We will be staying in 3 different hotels over the course of the tour in Jerusalem, Galilee, and Tel Aviv. They are all well-appointed accommodations in prime locations.

What is the price?

$7250 per person

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