Israel My Way
Founded in 2007, Israel My Way designs and operates customized tours for groups, families, individuals, and business people alike to discover this beautiful country in their own time, at their own pace, and in their own style. There is no such thing as an “off the shelf” package; each tour is extensively researched, and created to meet all of the client’s needs and desires. We arrange visits to all of the iconic sites Israel has to offer, as well as go beyond the ordinary sightseeing and include some of the clandestine locations that enhance the cultural and heritage experience of visiting this historic country. Whether you’re visiting the country for an event such as a wedding, a religious journey (Christian or Jewish), Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or wish to create a unique passage with an extension to Jordan, Israel My Way’s detailed approach and expert tour guides will provide an experience you will never forget.
A Brief History of Israel
There is no way to squeeze Israel’s history in just a few lines. Most of the world’s Great Empires have ruled this country – the Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Persians, Greek, Romans, Muslims, Crusaders, Ottomans and the British Empire to name a few. But only the Jews have formed an independent state on this piece of land. The first was the Kingdom of David, second the Maccabean in the 2nd Century BCE, and the 3rd is the Modern State of Israel, established in 1948. Today, Israel is a fascinating mixture of ancient ruins and fundamental religions, with striking high-tech innovations, which gave it the nick-name “the Start-up Nation”. It is not unlikely to see a flock of camels walking near one of Israel’s innovative laboratories.
Key Selling Points
- We take pride in excelling at the following points:
- Our tours are always tailor-made to our clients and don’t follow a “template”
- We undertake extensive research in planning your visit in order to provide you with the best possible experience
- Our tour guides are the best in the country
- To provide a more unique experience we take our guests to the special, less-well known sites and arrange exclusive activities
- Serving an upscale clientele, we operate in a very high level of standard of service
- We are detail oriented with an A to Z approach to service
Moving Around Israel
Since Israel has so many layers of history behind every building, stone, and tree it is highly recommended to visit this unique country with the help of a guide. Israel’s tour guides are well known for their in-depth knowledge, and while touring with a guide you will not only ‘see’ places, but the bible and history will come alive. A private guide can be hired not only for groups, but also for small families and even couples. The guide can drive his own car, or your rental car. Israel My Way will work with you to customize your ideal itinerary and assign one of its top-notch guides to lead you through the country.
- Theme: Leisure.
- Religious: Christian, Jewish & Pilgrimage
- Cultural: Museums, music, food, theater, historical sites
- Adventure/Nature Sightseeing: Scuba diving, Safari, Desert Treks
- Regions: All around Israel with excursions to Jordan
- We provide ALL ground services in Israel, including:
- Uniquely planned experiences
- Expert tour guides
- Transporation can be arranged to fit any group, size or preference
- Accommodations of any level or type
- All site entrance tickets provided
- Scuba diving and safaris
- Organizing various events including weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, ceremonies & parties
- Arranging business meetings and visits to Iraeli companies in your area of interest
- Booking domestic flights
- Excursions into Jordan
- And much more…
My clients LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Israel, but more importantly they loved their guide so much. They loved the unique elements that you put in, the visit to the military base and climbing the tank, the Druze village, the speaker they met with in Safed, etc. Thank you so much, you’ve definitely won me over to be an Israel My Way Client.Donna Rich Devore, Protravel
My clients just cannot stop raving at how wonderfully well you and your team took care of them. Everything worked so smoothly from the time they arrived in Israel, with the wonderful way you met them and helped them through airport procedures, from the perfect itinerary you planned for them to the services of Udi and the guide in Jordan. It was all perfect.Diane Tavss, Protravel
Must See Experiences
One of the oldest cities in the world and the holy city to three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). It is a fascinating place where the first and the twenty-first century intertwine. The city is large, and can be separated into several distinct areas including:
- The Old City and its walls form the UNESCO World Heritage Site – this breathtaking ancient city is home to holy sites for the Jews, Christians, and Muslims including the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Temple Mount, and the Western Wall.
- West Jerusalem – the Jewish-Israeli section of the city and is the modern, commercial heart of the city.
- Ein Kerem – a village neighborhood in West Jerusalem. It is surrounded by picturesque mountains, olive and cypress trees, and home to an artistic community with many artists living in the area. Several churches located here are believed to be built on the birthplace of John the Baptist.
The second largest city in Israel and has transformed into an exciting bustling metropolis and is known for its exciting nightlife, young atmosphere and famous 24 hour culture (the city is referred to by the locals as “the city that never stops”). No trip to Tel Aviv is complete without a visit to the fantastic beach and experiencing all the culture that comes with. The city also incorporates the ancient port of Jaffa. Some points of interest include:
- Rabin Square – the biggest public square in Israel.
- Old Jaffa – historic town with narrow alleys and art galleries.
- Tel Aviv Port – Commercial area in Northern Tel Aviv featuring popular bars and nightclubs.
- Dizengoff Center – The most iconic shopping center in Israel.
- Rothschild Boulevard – Tel Aviv’s prettiest street featuring restaurants, cafes and Bauhaus architecture. Proclaimed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A resort town on the “window of the Red Sea” located on the southern tip of the country and devoted to a relaxing, fun atmosphere. The city’s beaches, nightlife and desert landscapes make it a popular destination. Surrounded by the Negev desert, the city offers spectacular desert based activities including hiking, trails, and 4×4 excursions.
- Underwater Observatory – Eilat’s most famous landmark, this white tower provides its visitors with great views above and below the water and is a great way to take in the marine life of the Red Sea without getting wet.
- Coral Beach – this nature reserve is a must see for all diving enthusiasts and gives you a wonderful chance to experience the marine life of the Red Sea.
The largest Arab City in Israel and is known as the childhood home of Jesus therefore making it an important part of a Christian pilgrimage. The city is home to many shrines to biblical events.
- Walking Tour of the Old City – this three hour walking tour beginning at Mary’s Well showcases the majority of the historical sites in the city and is a must experience when visiting the city.
- The Basilica of the Annunciation – the largest church in the Middle East, built upon the remains of previous churches (still visible on the lower level) dating back to the Crusades. Its dome dominates the skyline, and the church was built above the sunken grotto which was the home of the Virgin Mary and believed to be the place she received the announcement of the imminent birth of Jesus.
- Nazareth Village – a recreation of what Nazareth was like 2000 years ago using actors and period piece clothing.
Getting to Israel:
- Israel’s main international airport is Tel Aviv’s BenGurion International Airport and is used as a hub for Israel’s three airports. Flight time from the East Coast of the United States is approximately 11 hours and 17 from the West Coast. There are direct flights from the US from Delta, El-Al, US Airways and United, flying from JFK, Newark, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.
- The only way to get into Israel is from Jordan or Egypt. Amman is only a short two hour drive from Jerusalem which includes the half hour to cross the border.
- All major Mediterranean cruise ships dock in Israel for at least a night, usually two.