Israel: Breathe in Luxury, History and Culture

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The best time to visit Israel is now! Restrictions are no longer as strict, and entry is way simpler. Israel is a hub of history and culture. Moreover, its unique culinary scene makes a destination worth the plane ride.

Discover A Wealth of History

Inspired Travel Designs can take you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. A dynamic story awaits you as you discover Israel and Petra. 

This trip starts in Tel Aviv, the Mediterranean coast, and on to Galilee and Golan Heights. 

Traverse to the capital city of Jerusalem, rich in history and culture, and the dramatic vistas of the Negev desert before visiting the enchanting site of Petra in Jordan. This exciting itinerary invites you to discover the ancient and modern history, biblical places, and the cultural mosaic of contemporary Israel.


Petra in Jordan

Petra in Jordan

The Biblical Lands of Israel

Let us take you on a private journey focusing on Christian history and cultural heritage.

Among the fantastic places that you will visit include:

  • Jerusalem & Bethlehem, Galilee region, Cities of the Decapolis, Amman & Jerash, King’s Highway, Petra, Jordan River, Masada, Jericho
  • Old City, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, the Western Wall, ancient synagogues and churches, bazaars, Mount of Olives, and Mount Zion
  • Capernaum, the Mount of the Beatitudes, the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes, and Kibbutz Ginosar and the Yigal Alon Museum
  • Church of the Transfiguration, the Franciscan Wedding Church at Kafr Kanna (Cana), Nazareth, the ancient ruins at Megiddo and Zippori national parks, Kursi National Park, Magdala, Bethsaida
  • We can arrange a baptism ceremony in the Jordan River upon your request.
  • Anjara, where it is believed Jesus and his mother, Mary, once rested; Umm Qais, the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gadara; and Pella, an ancient town where early followers of Jesus sought refuge while escaping the Roman destruction of Jerusalem




The Jewish Tour of Israel

We can take you to an in-depth focus on Jewish history and cultural heritage in Israel. 

Start on a walking tour of the Old City, religious, cultural, historical highlights, and food markets. 

Take a private market tour and Israeli cooking lesson, a meeting with a geopolitical expert, particular bar or bat mitzvah activities, participation in an archaeological dig, and dinner with a local family for Shabbat.

Go on an excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea. Take a private tour around the Sea of Galilee, focusing on Jewish history. Visit Caesarea, Meggido, Akko, Safed, and Nazareth.

Treat yourself to Beit Hatfutsot: Museum of the Jewish People. Immerse yourself in old Jaffa, flea market, noted museums, attractive neighborhoods, and boutiques.


Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel

Satisfying Gastronomical Scene in Israel

Dine at HaSalon. Expect a jubilant vibe and lively atmosphere similar to HaSalon’s New York and Miami outposts. 

Here’s a sample menu from Ha Salon, but things may change daily – be amazingly surprised!

  • Deep roast of roasted lamb shank between blood oranges and young onions.
  • A fillet tartare piled up from the ‘fall’ movement from the back of the knife. 

Other favorites in the city include Cantina, Montefiore, Pastel, and Turkiz

Take a food tour, whether it’s your first time or your tenth. Many fantastic companies specialize in these, which often begin at the Carmel Market, weaving through its spice stacks and fresh produce stalls. After sampling your way through, you’ll gather the day’s best on offer before returning to a local’s home kitchen by foot. Your guide will walk you through a menu based on Israeli cuisine’s diverse ethnic influences. 

The hawkers here make the experience very interactive; they are famous for the boisterous and lyrical way of getting you over to their stalls. The market dates back to the 1920s and offers: fresh fruit, vegetables, spices, dates the size of golf balls, and glasses of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice – it’s the perfect place to try a bit of everything.

Tel Aviv, Israel - Shuk HaCarmel (Carmel Market) - Wongy / Alamy Stock Photo

Tel Aviv, Israel- Shuk HaCarmel (Carmel Market) – Wongy / Alamy Stock Photo

Away In The Israel Negev Desert

The Negev is a true highlight and the perfect addition to any Israeli itinerary. Six Senses Shaharut is raising the bar for resorts in the country with thoughtfully designed accommodations, many of which have a private pool. Don’t miss the theater created from the terrain’s natural contours. 

Go on a guided camel trek through the Negev Desert, learning about the area’s archeological sites and geographical structures. Watching the sunset over the desert after a full day of activities is a display of light and color that’s truly out of this world. You can also try an e-mountain-bike tour through the rock formations on the Israel National Trail and knowledgeable guides allow guests to connect to this powerful place.


Companions during a Six Senses Shaharut experience - Michael Holtz

Companions during a Six Senses Shaharut experience – Michael Holtz, Israel


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