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I am owner of inbound tourism to Israel,we will be happy if you come our way to experience the Holy Land.

“For many years Israeli wineries produced unsophisticated wines. Recently, with planting of classic varieties of cool, high altitude regions…a wine revolution took root. Continued investment in modern technology and internationally trained winemakers have had dramatic effects. (Hugh Johnson, Pocket wine Book, 2003).

There are seventy five wineries in Israel today,of which ten are commercial in size.In addition,several boutique wineries produce quality wines that meet the standards of international markets. We are offering you the opportunity to combine a tour of the major sites of Israel with visiting the best wineries of the country. The visit can include a tour of the winery and the vineyards, wine tasting, and meeting winemakers and wine experts. Some of the wineries also offer delicious meals. A special meal, cooked especially for you accompanied with the best wines of Israel can be part of the experience.

The cooking vacation of a lifetime

Get to know fascinating Israel by getting to know its food! Lively seaside Tel Aviv, the winding alleyways of Jerusalem and the Galilee hills studded with olive orchards and vineyards – these are the breathtaking backdrops for our cooking vacations in Israel. Our week-long culinary tours of Israel feature fabulous food and excellent wines, colorful open-air markets bursting with gorgeous local produce and five unusual hands-on cooking classes that explore the rich tapestry of Israel's ethnic melting pot.

Food, fun and friendship in one of the world's most captivating destinations – our recipe for the most exciting cooking vacation ever! Tasting the real Israel Nothing can bring you closer to the essence of Israel than our fantastic hands-on cooking vacations. Our culinary tours take you way beyond the usual tourist experience to get to know the real Israel – tasting, smelling, seeing, touching and learning how to create delicious, authentic Israeli dishes yourself.

Our week-long cooking vacations start in vibrant Tel Aviv, move on to green Galilee and finish in magical Jerusalem. Each stop on our culinary tours reveals more about the vast variety of ethnic influences on Israeli cuisine – the immigrants who poured in from more than 120 lands, plus the centuries-old culinary traditions of local Arabs and Jews. Savoring the Seven Species In the Bible, Israel was known as the Land of Milk and Honey.

Our cooking vacations will bring to life the biblical list of nature's bounties: “… a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey…" These are the Seven Species, and they remain the backbone of the Mediterranean kitchen to this day. You'll get to know the Seven Species and more as our cooking vacations in Israel take you to a boutique dairy in Galilee, a winery that produces the world's only pomegranate wine and the spectacular open-air produce markets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Not to mention a delicious, after-dark visit to a Jerusalem bakery on the busiest night of the week, Thursday, when preparations for the Jewish Sabbath are in full swing. Hands-on cooking vacations And what's cooking on our culinary tours? You'll enjoy five fascinating hands-on cooking classes, each one reflecting the unique and authentic features of its location: The Mediterranean way of eating, set in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv on the shores of that fabled sea

The lore of local herbs and spices, at a spice farm in the Judean Hills The secrets of cheese-making, at a boutique dairy in Galilee The glory of Galilee cuisine, in the kitchen of an Arab home in a Galilee village Baking, Israeli-style, in a restored home in picturesque Ein Kerem in Jerusalem We invite you to join us Add to this rich blend of flavors and fragrances a wealth of breathtaking scenery and sacred sites, stir in superb restaurants and season with accommodations in charming boutique hotels (one of which offers a full array of spa treatments). The result: The cooking vacation of a lifetime – fun, relaxed, enlightening and downright delicious!

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