Tourism

Jerusalem Tour

(Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Yad Vashem)

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey; Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City and visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust.

On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighborhood, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the remarkable Church of Saint John the Baptist. Return to point of departure.

NOTE:
Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.
*Children under 10 are not allowed inside the Holocaust museum. 

Rate per person: US$110

  • Departure: Daily
  • Pick-up from Tel-Aviv hotels - from 07:20 to 07:50


Massada and Dead Sea

Herod's fortress and palaces; Swim in the Dead Sea

Depart Tel Aviv via the Judean hills to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth; Visit a Dead Sea cosmetic products shop. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada and learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings.  Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea; Enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud that many believe has its therapeutic effects. Return to point of departure.

NOTE:

Spa treatments are not available; lockers are available at additional cost. 
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, bathing suit and towel are recommended.

Rate per person: US$136

  • Departure: Daily
  • Pick-up from Tel-Aviv hotels - from 07:20 to 07:50


Biblical Highlights of the Galilee

Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jordan River

Depart Tel Aviv via the coastal road and the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberius, the lively resort town on the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the Kineret lake to Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught; Continue to Tabgha and visit the Church of Multiplication of the Fish and Loaves with the beautiful mosaic floor. Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site located where the Jordan River flows out from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea; enjoy the peaceful and natural surrounding on site. Return to point of departure.

NOTE:
Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.

Rate per person: US$110

  • Departure: Daily (except Sunday)
  • Pick-up from Tel-Aviv hotels - from 07:20 to 07:50


Pearls of the Western Galilee

Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra Grottoes

Drive along the coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port; enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. Continue to Haifa for a scenic view of the city, the port and the magnificent Baha'i gardens and shrine.

Proceed to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formation. Onto Acre, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site; Walk through the market, the mosque and the old port; Visit the remarkable underground Crusader city and crypt and learn about their fascinating history and culture. Return to point of departure.

Rate per person: US$125

  • Departure: Daily (except Thursday)
  • Pick-up from Tel-Aviv hotels - from 07:20 to 07:50


Jerusalem and Bethlehem 

Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Church of Nativity

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem where Jesus was born; Walk through the Manger square to visit the Church of Nativity; View the Shepherds' field. Return to point of departure.

NOTE:

  • Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.
  • The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
  • Palestinian guide meets the tour only after border crossing. 
  • Border crossing may include short unaccompanied walking portion.
  • Change of vehicle may be required upon entering Palestinian authority territory.
  • Passports are compulsory.

Rate per person : US$138

  • Departure: Daily       
  • Pick-up from Tel-Aviv hotels - from 07:20 to 07:50 


Jerusalem & Dead Sea

Western Wall, Church of holy Sepulchre, swim in the Dead Sea

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Stop to enjoy the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich, therapeutic mud. Return to point of departure.

NOTE:
Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites. Bathing suit, hat and towel are recommended. 

* Transfer to Dead Sea may be accompanied with a driver only. Change of vehicle may be required.

Rate per person: US$138

  • Departure: Daily
  • Pick-up from Tel-Aviv hotels - from 07:20 to 07:50 


Dead Sea Relaxation

Swim and float in the Dead Sea; mineral spa and mud bath

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Visit a Dead Sea cosmetic products shop.

Stop for relaxation at one of the shores of the Dead Sea; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich, therapeutic mud. Return to point of departure.

NOTE: 

  • Spa treatments are not available; lockers are available at additional cost
  • Hat, sunscreen, bathing suit and towel are recommended
  • Change of vehicle may be required on return

Rate per person: US$110

  • Departure: Daily
  • Pick-up from Tel-Aviv hotels - from 07:20 to 07:50 


* Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

** Up to 19 passengers in a group

All pictures are taken from https://info.goisrael.com/en/

 

TEL AVIV CULINARY TOUR

A unique tour from the international brand "Gault Millau" offers stops at 12 culinary establishments in Tel Aviv for an exclusive tasting. 

The tour; given by a team of guides takes you through 12 stops of colorful and diverse experiences made up of a rich culinary mosaic. At each of the 12 stops, participants will receive an explanation of the establishment, dishes offered, and even partake in a special tasting prepared especially for them. 

 

TEL AVIV DIAMOND EXCHANGE EXCLUSIVE INSIDER TOUR

A unique tour of the Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange takes you on an exclusive visit inside the world's largest diamond trading complex. 

This is not a visit to a gift shop or a museum, but an exclusive visit inside the high security and secretive Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange 'Bursa', where around 15,000 diamond professional and 1,000 related businesses trade with the world.

Our exclusive fascinating tour takes you inside a secretive world which even locals do not know exists. 

TEL AVIV PUB CRAWL

The Tel Aviv nightlife scene is world renowned, gaining greater international fame every year and the city is now widely considered to be one of the best nightlife destinations in Europe. 

Tel Aviv 'Pub Crawl' Nightlife Tour, led by a Tel Aviv nightlife insider, is the ideal way to get acquainted with Tel Aviv's vibrant nightlife. Departing two evenings a week, this tour will bring you up close with a selection of the trendiest Tel Aviv nightlife institutions, diverse in nature, but equally exhilarating experience. 

PRIVATE TOURS

All above tours can be done as private tours instead of group tours.

Please contact us for any request for private tour, we will be happy to customize and arrange a tour fitting all you needs and dreams: Ilanits@ortra.com

 

TEL AVIV-JAFFA

Tel Aviv rich in beauty, culture and a unique history all of its own. Tel Aviv proudly boasts museums, opera, theaters, music, dance, and fine cuisine. 

If Israel is a culinary superpower; Tel Aviv is its capital. Between the falafel stands and the gourmet restaurants that earn multiple forks in the Gault-Millau guide - not to mention a wide spectrum of Chinese, Italian, seafood and meat restaurants - a unique culture has blossomed, unmatched by any other food mecca. 

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa metropolitan area is comfortable situated along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Visitors can enjoy a 10 km promenade, clean sand beaches, lounge chairs, ice-cream vendors and die-hard beach-lovers that swim daily, winter and summer. 

Tel Aviv, the first Hebrew city in modern times, was founded in 1909. The center of the city is mostly a result of a pioneering  urban design by Sir Patrick Geddes in 1927-1929. In July 2003, UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, proclaimed the unique urban and historical fabric of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, known as the "White City", as a World Cultural Heritage Site. 

By this proclamation, the international community recognized the exceptional architectural qualities of the buildings, streets, squares and avenues of Tel Aviv. This is the world's largest cluster of buildings in the International style, also known as Bauhaus. 

JERUSALEM

Jerusalem welcomes its visitors with a perfect mix of modernity and history, culture, and religion. The city is bursting with iconic venues and innovative spaces, rich with a tapestry of identities, faiths, and narratives. Over three billion people of faith look to Jerusalem for inspiration and to connect with the cultures that converge on this unique hilltop.

Alongside the city's 3,000 years of history, for the discerning and well-travelled millennial, Jerusalem provides an exotic location with vibrant nightlife and cultural scene, and is just a short haul destination for tourists from the UK and Europe. 

Jerusalem has many attractions for culture lovers and offers an array of events and festivals that take place throughout the year. 

The Old City, with its quaint alleys and captivating heritage, is highly recommended. Wether you seek religious sanctity or cultural enrichment, the Old City offers it all. The Western Wall, The City of David, The Via Dolorosa and The Dome of the Rock, are just a few of the many historical and biblical sites which attract visitors. 

Once you leave the Old City, the new city offers many other sites of cultural, music, art, and gastronomical interest. There are many museums to visit, including the top ranking Israel Museum with the Shrine of the Book, Bible Lands Museum for Islamic Art, etc. Visitors may also stroll through neighborhoods with inspiring, magnificent views, such as Yemin Moshe, the German Colony and Ein Kerem. 

Ben Gurion Airport is merely a 40 minute drive from Jerusalem, while other major cities and important sights such as Masada, Dead Sea, Haifa and Tel Aviv are easily accessible. 

THE DEAD SEA

The Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth, a place of beauty, and a place you should really visit during your time in Israel. 

The Dead Sea is part of the long border between Israel and Jordan whose towering mountains can be seen from the Israeli side, part of the Judean and Negev deserts. The Dead Sea is a place popular with Israeli's wanting a few dats of relaxation, people, taking advantage of the medical properties of the water; as well as tourists staying for a short time to experience the unique Sea and surroundings. People famously cover -themselves in the mineral-rich mud and float in the salty waters at the beaches which line the shores of the Dead Sea.

Masada & Ein Gedi

Masada, is, aside from the Dead Sea itself, the great attraction of the area. Atop a mountain to the side of the Sea lies this ancient fortress. With a steep history and ascent, Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is traditionally climbed early in the morning by tourists wishing to see the ruins at the top as the sun rises over the Dead Sea and mountains of Jordan in the distance. Today it is not necessary to climb, as a cable car has been built. 

Further North near the Dead Sea is the Ein Gedi National Park. Situated in the famous Kibbutz, this park contains a range of cool water hiking trails which allow you to cool off in the heat. The higher you go, the quieter it will be and the more likely you will be able to find your own little oasis.  

Ein Gedi also has a public beach and spa which is closer to Jerusalem.

 

THE NORTH

The North of Israel is a land of immense natural beauty, historic and religious significance, and demographic diversity. 

Israel's Northern Coastline is home to some of the most impressive historical sites, natural beaches, works of nature, and diverse and interesting places to visit. The north coast of Israel includes area like Mount Carmel, Ramat Hanadiv, Nahariya, Akko and much more. Exploring the north coast of Israel offers breathtaking beauty, pristine nature and some of the most stunning views in all of Israel.

The Galilee is one of the most beautiful regions of Israel. Situated in the north of the country, it is characterized by its beautiful lush landscape with agriculture, amazing natural landforms, historic sites, and quaint rural villages.

The Golan Heights are a green rocky plateau located to the east of the Sea of Galilee in the far north of Israel. About 40 miles from north to south, and an average of 12 miles from east to west, it is a relatively small region. Despite its size, the Golan Heights is very important, supplying Israel with over one third of its water, and, historically as the site of many important battles. 

The Golan Heights contains some of Israel's most beautiful spots, shaped by the rugged and in places lunar landscape. Its great resource - water has created green landscapes, and some beautiful water-features. The Saar Falls are arguable Israel's most spectacular waterfalls, competing for the honor with the Banias Waterfall, the most iconic and largest waterfall in Israel set within the Banias Nature Reserve with a great selection of hikes as well as some important history.

Mount Bental offers breathtaking views across both Israel's Galilee and the flat plains of Syria. A cafe here called Koffee Anan is a clever pun - it means Coffee in the Clouds in Hebrew, and is the name of the past head of the UN - you'll see the significane of this if you visit. 

The Sea of Galilee (the Kinneret) is a magnificent geographical marvel surrounded by pretty rural agricultural settlements. 

Famous due to its prominence among New Testament writings (as is the whole of the Galilee as the place Jesus lived), the Sea of Galilee is one of the earliest settled areas in the Land of Israel and boasts archaeological ruins sitting alongside some of the first pioneering settlements in Israel, as well as religious sites, modern cities, and endless outdoor pursuits.