Israel Agriculture Tour 10 Days 9 Nights Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day

Welcome to your Agriculture Tour …. And Israel! Our trusted travel representative will be waiting for your arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport. Once customs formalities are completed, you will be transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem, in your private, air-conditioned vehicle.

Day 2: Haifa – Spice farm & Kibbutz Tour

Departing from Tel Aviv, we will head north towards Haifa, visiting a dairy and spice collective farm so you can enjoy your first introductory tour to kibbutzim. Learn about the history of the kibbutz and discover how methods have changed over the years, how some have remained constant, to keep up with the times, demands, and environmental issues. The kibbutzim in Haifa are real hidden treasures to be discovered. Haifa is a bustling city on the Mediterranean coast, which has grown steadily, in tiers, extending from the sea to the foothills Carmel Mountain. We will have an overnight stay in enticing Haifa.

Day 3: Haifa – Winery Tour

Israel is home to a bevy of boutique wineries and today is your turn to visit one in Galilee. The winery takes full advantage of the area’s unique soil and farming conditions, creating some of the most esteemed wines in the world. Let us be the designated driver and feel free to explore, taste, and enjoy! We will then drive to the beautiful ancient city of Tiberias, one of Israel’s Four Holy Cities, which is set along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy a tour of the town before visiting Ma’gan kibbutz, revered for its harvesting of fish and innovative technology. Established in 1949 by the Hebrew Scouts movement, Ma’gan is one of the largest and wealthiest kibbutzim in the entire country. We will then return to Tiberias for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Galilee Region and Sde Eliyahu

Cast off on a lovely boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, before visiting the towns of Capernaum, one of the main trading villages in biblical times, as well Tabgha, accepted by the faithful as the place where Jesus performed the miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. Both cities ooze history and boast fantastic ruins and cultural attractions. We’ll then make a special visit to the Sde Eliyahu kibbutz and learn more about organic farming in Israel and the intricacies of communal living. Sde Eliyahu is an outstanding, well-established community, with its synagogue and day school providing for the everyday needs of its residents. You’ll learn about the farming and production of dates, grapes, pomegranates and so much more. If you’re a lover of all things organic and incredibly unique ideas, you will absolutely love this place We will then be settling near the Dead Sea for overnight accommodation.

Day 5: Dead Sea

To get our day to a great start, we’ll head to the Arava Valley so we can visit the Vidor Center, a unique desert agriculture research center. The interactive displays do a great job of introducing visitors to this enticing region. We’ll visit an organic agricultural company before visiting Hatzerim, a kibbutz renowned for housing Netafim, the world’s largest drip-irrigation manufacturing plant. Netafim holds about 30% of the international drip-irrigation market and has subsidiaries all over the world. We shall then continue to Ashalim, where we’ll visit an incredible desert settlement that uses saltwater for farming. Our overnight stay will be in Mashabe Sade Kibbutz.

Day 6: Moshav Lachish

Moshav Lachish is an expansive settlement originally started in 1955, and today renowned for its farming of the famous Tali grapes, an endemic variety only grown in this region. The vineyard and processing plant is home to over 200 families, with a total population of just under 800. Aside from wine-making, the moshav is also involved with crop growing, bee-keeping, dairy, and chicken farming. At the end of our day, we will drive back to our overnight accommodation in Jerusalem.

Day 7: Jerusalem Old and New City Tour

Today's journey starts with a tour of Old Jerusalem. We’ll explore the enchanting Armenian and Jewish quarters, enjoy a stroll along the Byzantine-era colonnaded Cardo avenue and explore the remains of the ancient perimeter wall of Jerusalem. Continue to the Western Wall (Kotel) and take your time exploring the intricate alleyways of the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, the processional route that showcases the Stations of the Cross, all the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, before continuing to the New City. Our first stop here is the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament building) before taking a very moving tour of Israel’s official Holocaust homage: the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Should today fall on a Saturday or Jewish holiday, we will make alternative plans and visit the Tomb of King David, the Dormition Abbey, and the Room of the Last Supper. You will spend another lovely evening and night in Jerusalem.

Day 8: Visit Volcani Center and Weitzman Institute

Your tour starts with an in-depth visit to the Volcani Centre, part of the Agricultural Research Organization in Beit Dagan. This is the state research institute in agriculture and an organization that carries out industry-leading studies. Volcani is considered one of the best agricultural institutes in the world. Here, you will learn about the various new methods being discovered through the study of water, plants, and soil and enjoy a thoroughly educational tour. We shall then continue on to Rehovot University, where we’ll find the esteemed Weizmann Institute of Science, a multidisciplinary facility involved in the study of exact and natural sciences. Explore the museum and its interactive displays and enjoy a truly stimulating experience. We shall then drive to Tel Aviv, where you will enjoy your overnight accommodation.

Day 9: Tel Aviv City Tour

Your Agriculture Tour in Israel will take in the best highlights in Tel Aviv today, starting with a visit to the Diaspora Museum, where you can learn about the evolution of the Jewish heritage around the world. A fascinating and entertaining museum, this is a fantastic first-stop on any tour of the city and particularly valuable for first-time visitors! Enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned driving tour of downtown Tel Aviv, discovering the business and entertainment districts. Make a poignant stop at Rabin Square and visit the memorial marking the spot where former Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin was assassinated in 1995. We’ll then continue on to discover Old Jaffa, an 8000-year-old port city and now a charismatic neighborhood filled with art galleries, theatres, and excellent restaurants. Discover the remnants of ancient worlds and explore the beautifully restored quarter of the dedicated artists who created this incredible place. Nearby, is where we’ll find Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv’s oldest neighborhood which was built in 1909. We’ll leisurely stroll along Nahalat Binyamin, one of the city’s outdoor pedestrian malls and a bustling hub home to boutiques selling handmade souvenirs, jewelry, and objets d’art, as well as talented musicians who bring the street to life. By mid-afternoon, it will be time to head to the neighborhood around Sheinkin Street, a colorful and eclectic area renowned for its trendy vibe, unique shops, and outdoor café life. Your overnight accommodation is in Tel Aviv.

Day 10: Departure from Ben Gurion Airport

This morning, it will be time to say goodbye! You will be transferred to the airport in your private vehicle. At Mazada Tours, we thank you for planning your Agriculture Tour in Israel with us and eagerly await your next visit!

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