Customized Trip Info

We specialize in creating customized Israel tours for families and individuals alike. We also arrange group tours to Israel for your organization, buisness, community, Synagogue and more.

If you are interested in a private Israel tour for your family, friends and/or your community, you have come to the right place!  We specialize in Israel travel.

Our services include hotel accommodation arrangements, tour guides, transportation as required (transportation options include car rentals, private car or van driven by your guide, and buses of different sizes), entrances to sites, and a wide variety of activities. We also arrange meals, speakers, and any other program feature required.

8 Steps to the Perfect Customized Israel Tour

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Step 1: Beginning the Interactive Dialogue

The first step of the Israel tour planning process is for interested customers to submit the online Tour Request Form above. Once we receive your form, you will be contacted by email and/or phone by your personal Routes Travel Israel tour operator. Your Israel tour operator will discuss with you all of the important information about the character of your group and your Israel trip goals. This is the beginning of the interactive dialogue that will take place at every stage of the trip planning process, keeping both sides fully involved and informed.      

 

 

 

Step 2: Planning Time Tables and Submitting the Deposit

Your Israel tour operator will guide you through the Israel trip planning process and provide you with necessary time tables and payment guidelines. Once you are comfortable with the guidelines involved, the Routes Travel team is ready to begin investing the time and effort which go into the development of your personalized Israel trip itinerary.  

 

Step 3: Preparing a Customized Israel Trip Itinerary

Our expert Israel tour operators are now ready to propose a draft itinerary, customized to the goals that you outlined in your Tour Request Form and in ongoing conversations with you. We will submit this draft itinerary to you for review and look forward to hearing your feedback.  Your personal Israel tour operator will then fine tune the itinerary as much as necessary to match your exact desires.

Step 4: Pricing Proposal

Once we have agreed upon a basic itinerary for your Israel trip, we will submit to you a detailed proposal outlining your trip costs. The proposal will include the prices of all accommodations and services that are specified on the itinerary. If you are not satisfied with the proposal, we will offer you a variety of options and alternatives that can adjust the price.

Step 5: Booking the Trip to Israel

Once you have agreed upon the itinerary and pricing we will ask you for a 25% deposit. Your Israel tour operator will begin booking all of the reservations for your trip. Sometimes, especially during the high tourist seasons, certain hotels and activities might be paid in full at the time of booking. In such cases, we will notify you promptly. The booking process typically takes a couple of weeks. Once we have finished booking your Israel trip, we will send you a final program with confirmed reservations and full payment instructions.

Step 6: Preparing for Your Trip to Israel

A couple of months before you arrive in Israel, we will send you last minute information about cell phone rentals and purchasing insurance for your Israel Travel. We can also send you packing recommendations if you wish.  We are always here to answer any of your last minute questions.

 

  

Step 7: While you are Traveling in Israel

From the moment that we meet you at the airport in Israel, you will relax and fully enjoy your customized Israel trip. The experience will be stress-free as your tour guide and our office will take care of every detail and all issues that may arise. The end result is an unforgettable Israel tour program for you and your party.

 

 

Step 8: Trip Follow up

After your Israel trip is finished, we will be in contact with you for a trip evaluation.  We are always looking to improve our trips and therefore will ask you for feedback about your trip experience.  We also hope that you will continue to keep in contact with us and send us pictures from your trip! 

  Unique Israeli Travel Components

Let us know your specific trip preferences and we will provide you with special arrangements for your Israel trip. Here are a few activities that we recommend:

 

Educational
  • Political Speakers: during your trip in Israel meet with leading politicians and expert speakers who will discuss the most pressing issues on Israel's agenda
  • Archaeological Dig: participate in a real archaeological dig with experts in the field
  • Participate in a coexistence seminar
  • Visit the Separation Fence, Sderot, and/or the West Bank
  • Tour the Knesset (Parliament) and Supreme Court, and possibly meet with Knesset members

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 Cultural

  • Bedouin Tent visit: experience Bedouin hospitality and a "Halfa" meal during your travel in Israel
  • Druze Village: taste authentic Druze food and learn about their unique culture
  • Art and Culture Seminar: meet with Israeli artists and make your own art!
  • Kibbutz visit or stay: experience first-hand the unique Kibbutz society
  • Visit the Tzfat Artist Colony and meet with a Kabbalah artist who will explain his unique mystical paintings
  • "Shuk and Cook": a complete Middle Eastern shuk experience
  • During your trip in Israel, attend an Israeli concert, performance, and/or sports game

 

 Adventure
  • Kayak on the Jordan River
  • High Rope Challenge in the Galilee
  • Rappelling at exciting locations throughout Israel
  • Spelunking: explore some of the great Israeli caves
  • Ride ATVs in the Golan Heights
  • Exciting Jeep Ride in the Golan Heights
  • Scuba Dive or Snorkel in the Red Sea, home of an amazing variety of marine life and coral reefs
  • Camel Rides in the Negev Desert
  • Donkey Rides in the Galilee
  • Play a round of golf at Caesarea
 Other
  • Visit a Magen David Adom (Israeli Red Cross) Center and learn about their crucial rescue and medical work.
  • Visit an IDF army, air force or navy base and speak with soldiers about their experiences serving in the IDF.
  • Participate in a community service project, either in your partnership region or for a desired charity/organization/community.
  • Meet with pioneers in Israel industry and learn about the sophisticated technology that Israeli companies are developing.