Family Luxury Adventure Travel in Israel

Israel is a family travel destination like no other. Israel conjures up images of biblical prophets, endless deserts and ancient sites, but the modern state has even more to offer! Vibrant culture, delicious food, Middle Eastern markets and world class beaches make Israel a destination that always leaves you wanting more.

Destination Highlights

Ancient sites of the Holy Land

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and is holy city to the three great Abrahamic religions. Visit the Western wall, the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Walk the actual Via Dolorosa, visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, or explore the Biblical sites at the Sea of Galilee. Hike up to the desert fortress of Masada, and end the week with a local family in Jerusalem enjoying a traditional Shabbat meal!

Active Adventures

Enjoy a luxury sleep out in a remote desert with access by jeep or helicopter, enjoy an authentic meal in a Bedouin tent, go rappelling in the Judean desert, go ATVing in the Galilee or snorkeling in Eilat. You can kite surf in Tel Aviv, wade through a 4000 year old water tunnel in Jerusalem, explore the bustling markets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and so much more!

Amazing Nature

Tel Aviv has incredible beaches where you can enjoy a cold watermelon on the golden sand from dawn until sunset. Head south to the spectacular desert or to the green Galilee.

Let’s not forget the Dead Sea, where you can actually float and read the newspaper!


  • Climb Masada at sunrise, ending at the mountaintop fortress besieged by the Romans 2000 years ago.
  • Wade by flashlight through a 4000 year old water tunnel in Jerusalem that is mentioned in the Bible.
  • Sleep under the stars in a luxury glampsite in the spectacular Negev desert.
  • Tube or raft down the beautiful Jordan River.
  • Enjoy world class wine tasting at the many wineries around the country.
  • Enjoy a culinary tour through the amazing markets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Extend Your Trip

Extend your trip by a few days and visit neighboring Egypt, Jordan or Saudi Arabia.

Israel Sample Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv is an action-packed city filled with great restaurants, markets, history, and a long beachfront. In many ways, it is modern Israel in a microcosm.

Days 2
Today you’ll begin your explorations with a visit to a secret bullet factory, built under the laundry of a kibbutz during the period when Israel was governed by Britain. Later, visit the old town of Jaffa and sample some traditional Humus from arguably the best humus restaurant in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, as well as local breads and pastries from a famous local bakery. Continue your exploration with a graffiti tour through some of the revitalized areas of the city and also learn why Tel Aviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its large collection of Bauhaus architecture, dating to the 1930’s.

Day 3
This morning tour the famous markets of Tel Aviv. The Carmel Market is a heaving mass of stalls selling just about everything, while the Levinsky Market is an area of old food stores and artisan food outlets, and you will enjoy a foodie tour here, sampling many of the delights of the area. This afternoon is free to relax. We suggest a stroll along the beachfront, and for most of the year, the sea is warm and extremely swimmable!

Day 4
Departing Tel Aviv, you will head for the desert, stopping first at a unique museum, which is designed to help one understand the lives of blind people. The museum tour is in pitch darkness and you will feel your way past the exhibits, accompanied by a blind guide. It is an educating and unforgettable experience. 

Continue to the Negev desert and marvel at the quick change from the built up metro region of Tel Aviv to the sandy and stony wilderness not far away. Tonight you will have an incredible glamping experience under the stars, far away from civilization.

Day 5
A morning of adventure. You’ll rappel down cliffs and explore the desert in 4×4’s. Later, you will check in to your 5* deluxe hotel located high on a hill overlooking the desert.

Day 6
This morning you’ll visit the historic site of Masada – a mountain fortress built by King Herod over 2000 years ago, where Jewish rebels held out against the Roman army until eventually vanquished. It is a remarkable place and a fascinating story. Later, visit the Dead Sea and enjoy a unique swim, unlike any you have done before. The Dead Sea has so much salt in it that it’s impossible to sink, and you can even read a newspaper while you float on your back! If time permits, you can also do a desert hike along a river.

Day 7
Traveling North, you reach the Sea of Galilee region. You will visit a huge, 1000 year old Crusader castle, and for Christian pilgrims, this is an opportunity to bathe in the Jordan River and to visit the many sites relating to the time of Jesus. Alternatively, the area is great for adventure, and you can do kayaking on the Jordan River and ATV trips in the hills. 

Day 8
Today you’ll visit the Golan Heights, a strategic region conquered by Israel in 1967. One can visit the trenches of former battlefields, hike to beautiful waterfalls and even visit wineries. Enjoy a traditional meal at a Druze village, one of the many different communities which make up modern Israel.

Day 9
Heading south down the coast, we stop at the Bahai temple in Haifa and then at the ancient Roman city of Caesarea. Continue to Jerusalem, where you will spend 3 nights.

Day 10
Jerusalem is a fascinating city. Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, it is packed with sites of importance to all three religions. Today you’ll visit the Old City and discover some of these sights, including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Dome of the Rock. You will also visit the City of David archaeological site, and walk in darkness (or rather, by flashlight) through the water in the ancient Hezekiah Tunnel, built nearly three thousand years ago to channel water to Jerusalem. It is a real adventure!

Day 11
Today you will visit the New City. You will visit the Israel Museum, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. 

To end the day, you’ll have a great foodie tasting tour at the buzzing Machane Yehuda market.

Day 12
It’s time to say goodbye. Travel back to the airport and check in for your flight back home.

Israel Trip Tips & FAQ's

What time of year is best to travel to Israel?

Israel is a year round destination. Spring and fall are perfect times to visit, while summer is very hot and humid at the coast and dry in the desert. Winter can be cold and wet.

Is Israel a good place for a family vacation?

Yes. Israel is amazing for families. You will see children everywhere!

What is there to do in Israel?

Explore the sights of the Holy Land, go hiking, biking and swimming, shop in the colorful markets, enjoy world class food, and take it easy on the beach!

What is the food like in Israel?

Israel has wonderful Middle Eastern food of course, but all kinds of international food too. It has world class restaurants as well as tiny hole in the wall takeouts and everything in between.

Where to stay on an Israel luxury travel package?

You can enjoy great boutique city hotels, beach resorts and luxury glamping for the more adventurous. All the major chains are represented.

Are luxury tours of Israel expensive?

Yes, Israel is an expensive destination.



Read our blog posts…

Israel with Kids (4). The South.

As soon as you reach Beersheba you know that you are in a very different part of Israel. The landscape…

Read More
Israel with Kids (3). The North.

Israel’s north is one of the most visited regions on the tourist route.  There are a huge number of sites,…

Read More
Israel with Kids (2) – Jerusalem

Jerusalem needs no introduction. But how friendly a city is it for kids? Bottom line, since we’re talking about Israel,…

Read More