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Wine tour to Israel

Jerusalem – Tel Aviv – Acre – Nazareth – Tiberias – Tel Aviv
7 days / 6 nights

Itinerary of wine tour
Wine tourism in Israel

Itinerary of wine tour

– Banquet. Lecture + movie “The Wine of Israel”.
– Acre. Rosh Hanikra. Visiting wineries of “Dalton”.
– Tiberias. Yarden river. Tabgha. Mount of Beatitudes. Visiting wineries of “Ramat Hagolan”, degustation.
– Nazareth. Visiting wineries of “Carmel”. Resting time on the beach in Netanya.
– Jerusalem. The Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, the Western Wall, the Temple of the Holy Sepulcher. Wineries “Zoran” and “Latrun”.
– Tel Aviv. Jaffa.
– Resting time on the beach in Netanya.

Day 1:
Meeting at the airport. Hotel accommodation in Safed city (Our representative meets guests and gives them keys; this procedure takes less than 15 minutes). Banquet at the wine restaurant + film and lecture about winery in Israel.

Day 2:
Excursion to Acre: The Crusaders Underground City, Templar tunnels, Turkish baths. Rosh Hanikra. Visit the dairies and wineries of “Dalton”, familiarization with the production and degustation. Return to the hotel.

Day 3:
Trip to Nazareth. Greek Orthodox Church of the first miracle. Tiberias. Yardenit (according to the Gospels, in the Jordan St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ and, therefore, Christians around the world seek to get baptized here). Visit the dairies and wineries in the Golan Heights, familiarization with the process of wine production, degustation. Transfer to the hotel in Netanya.

Day 4:
Day trip to Jerusalem. Bethlehem. The Garden of Gethsemane. The Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross. Holy Sepulcher, Stone of Anointing. Wailing Wall. The wineries “Zoran” and “Latrun”.

Day 5:
Free time in Netanya: resting time on the beach, shopping.

Day 6:
Excursion to Tel-Aviv. City tour to Tel Aviv: Rabin Square, the oldest quarter of the town – Neve Tzedek, free time in the shopping center (Azrieli towers). Old Jaffa. Free time on the promenade in Tel Aviv. Return to the hotel.

Day 7:
Free time in Netanya: resting time on the beach, shopping.
Transfer to the airport.

The tour price.
The price of services from $ 740 per person for a group of 30-40 people.
The price of services from $ 690 per person for a group of 40-50 people.
The price of services from $ 620 per person for a group of 100 people.

The price includes:
1. All transfers and excursions according to the program in a comfortable bus with air-condition + guide.
2. Hotel accommodation 3-4 * in Safed and Netanya, with 2-bed accommodation, breakfast included.
3. Entrance fees.
4. Rent of conference room.

The price does not include:
1. Air-tickets.
2. Travel insurance.
3. Lunch and dinner. You can order a lunch organized by the restaurants on the excursions. The average cost of meals during excursions about 80-120 shekels = $ 26 – $ 36. This is very convenient, takes minimal time, and guaranteed the good quality of food.
4. Disc with professional photos from all excursions – $ 10 per person.
5. Organization of banquets, parties in the halls of the celebrations, restaurants, bars, clubs, and caves, as well as on the beach, in the woods , etc.

On all tours group is accompanied by a representative of the company to promptly address unforeseen situations.

The above prices are valid only when ordering a complete package of services and at the order before December 2014.

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Wine tourism in Israel

Pinotage and Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao and Nebbiolo, Roussent and Marselan – all these great titles are familiar to wine lovers. We are talking about grape varieties – raw material for, perhaps, the main beverage after water in the history of mankind. In Israel, we can do a good wine and you can easily verify this.

In Holy Land, the history of wine is divided into two stages. There is a hypothesis that the first vines were cultivated in ancient Canaan at five thousand years BC. Bible texts say that from two thousand years before the coming of Jesus, there was a vineyard which Noah created. According to the documentary, wine of Judea was very popular among pharaohs and nobles of ancient Egypt. Also, the Judea wines were very popular in Roman times.

The second stage of Israeli winemaking started in XIX century. In 1870, after a long period of decline, here were brought fruitful vine again. At the 1882, the famous French Baron Edmond de Rothschild founded the Carmel winery. By 1887 there was built and run the wine factory which was the second largest and probably the most automated factory in the world at those time. Since then, wine production in Israel is gaining momentum. At the second part of XX century, the winery products of local craftsmen acquired big popularity and began to win prizes at international exhibitions and gatherings connoisseurs.

Today in Israel cultivates about 6,000 acres of grapes. The Israeli wine is produced overall the country. There are special varieties that grow on Golan Heights in the north, the Judean Mountains in the center of the country and the Negev desert in the south. In Israel you can see real giants of wine industry. The well-known names of Israeli winery market are Carmel, Barkan-Segal, Golan Heights, and others. Also, since the early 2000’s the boutique wine manufacturing is also develops and became popular. The products of such brands as Saslov, Clos de Gat, Tzuba, Vitkin merit your attention. Some of the owners of small family businesses have come from American Napa Valley – the very important wine region of the world. Monastic winemaking is also interesting but different from the mass market. Thus, the essential destination of every wine tour is the place called Laturn. And Laturn wine is unparalleled sample of quality and diversity.

The familiarity with the local wine is a significant reason to visit Israel. You can combine degustation with excursions and sightseeing, so many of the wine production facilities are located in the historical sites. Smartrip company develops comfortable wine tours, which will be interesting both for lovers and for neophytes. Therefore, we represent the one of these tours on this page. Come to Israel, meet with Israeli wine and bring with you a couple of bottles of something original in memory of your big wine adventure.