Cultours’ Israel Discovered
October / November 2021
Hike down historical Masada. Float in the Dead Sea. Marvel at the artistic treasures and antiquities at the Israel Museum. Sample a vintage red at a world-class winery. Visit the Roman ruins of Caesarea. Enjoy Tel Aviv’s famous nightlife and beaches. At every step of the way, we’ll be joined by locals who will show us why Israeli culture is known for its spontaneity, livelihood and appreciation for all things “kef.” (Fun!)
like few tourists have.
Explore Israel’s incredible religious and archaeological sites, bustling cities, booming culinary scene, and natural wonders.
Israel recently celebrated 70 years of independence, a still-new country in a historically rich, storied land. Join Cultours in this 10-day journey, where you’ll experience Israel’s ancient past and celebrate its vibrant present. From the stunning Negev to the fertile Galilee, you’ll explore the very best that Israel has to offer.
Meandering Jerusalem’s stone streets, touring the famed religious sites including the Old City’s Christian Quarter, the Western Wall and the Muslim Quarter Market.
Indulging in local wine at one of the country’s acclaimed wineries in the Golan Heights.
Enjoying fresh seafood alongside the Mediterranean at one of Tel Aviv’s well-known restaurants.
Visiting the ancient synagogue in the village of Bar’am, near Safed.
Soaking in the gushing thermal springs of Hamat Gader.
Exploring the Sea of Galilee and its surrounding sites, including Tiberias, the Yardenit baptism site at the Jordan River, and Capernaum (Kfar Nachum).
Savoring the unique flavors of Tel Aviv’s renowned culinary scene at Levinsky Market.
Israel is a tiny country, made up of distinct regions that each have their own feel, flavors and even climate. During the trip, we’ll be joined by several different Israeli guides, each representing different parts of the country, and each with their own backgrounds, traditions and stories to tell.
You’ll meet some of the families who live at Kibbutz Sasa and stop for lunch in the northern Druze Village of Masade, just minutes from the Syrian border. You’ll enjoy rooftop cocktails in Jerusalem’s biggest outdoor market (Mahana Yehuda), experience the serenity of a sabbath in Israel, and marvel at the mosaics in Tzipori, a magnificent city dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods.
At Cultours, we’re passionate about exploring the world and its hidden adventures. You won’t just visit Israel; you’ll immerse yourself in its one-of-a-kind culture and history.
Duration: 10 full days and 10 nights (excluding travel time to meeting location),
Accommodations at unique hotels, 4* and above
Transport to/from airport and throughout the trip in a comfortable, air conditioned bus
2 meals a day as per itinerary
Gratuity for all local service providers
Entrance fees to all sites and activities listed in itinerary
Donation to a Rana, a Arab-Jewish women’s choir
Liat Gilead Toledano
Who am I?
I am a travel enthusiast, master organizer, and extrovert who loves meeting new people.
Many years ago, I referred to myself as a ‘citizen of the world.’ Pretentious? Yes. But also somewhat accurate. My globetrotting started at age 4, when I was an unaccompanied minor traveling from Tel Aviv on my way to Caracas, Venezuela via Amsterdam. This early trip, and many others like it, forced me to embrace new experiences and helped me understand the world in a different way. Travel pushed me to become independent—in the best ways possible.
Over the past 20 years I finished my M.A. at NYU, and worked in project management, event production, and philanthropy. Throughout this time, I have had the great privilege of traveling both for business and pleasure, and assisting friends and family in their travel plans.
I am passionate about exploring new places and discovering their hidden treasures, and sharing these unique finds with others.
Who am I?
After spending 20 years working in the Israeli tourism industry, I realized that I wanted to get my feet dirty and connect more to the land I love so dearly. In 2012, I became a certified tour guide and have been guiding groups of Israelis and international visitors ever since.
Born and raised in Israel, I am constantly amazed by how much tiny Israel has to offer. It has a rich, impressive history that has influenced every corner of the world, and I love revealing its stories with others.
I love meeting new people, sharing my knowledge and learning from others along the way. As I travel alongside others, showing them the country, we speak in depth about the State of Israel, past and present, its geography, history, and yes, even politics. And of course we never forget to eat well and have fun!
I really do have the best job in the world.