Israel with Agricultural Tour

 6 Nights / 7 Days

Day 01: Arrival–Tiberias

Shalom & welcome to Israel!! Upon your arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be met by your RT&T Representative, who will accompany you during your stay in Israel.

Transfer to your hotel in the north for check-in, dinner, and overnight.

 Day 02: Kibbutz Ginosar, Afimilk & Sha’ar HaGolan

Today after breakfast, we visit Kibbutz Ginnosar.  This communal village was established on the north-west shore of the Sea of Galilee in 1937. Their populations of 476 people cultivate 430 hectares of field crops, bananas, citrus, avocados, mango & litchis. They also have a world-famous Banana TC lab, Dairy & Fish Farm, and a Guest House.  An expert in this field will guide us through the TC Lab.  Further, on we shall experience the State of Art in orchard management of Mango and Litchi groves.

We continue to visit Afikim – The global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative computerized systems for the modern dairy farm and herd management dairy farming.

We will then visit Sha’ar HaGolan, a kibbutz situated at the foot of the Golan Heights in the Jordan Valley area of north-eastern Israel.  Located less than 1 km from the border with Jordan, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 552.

Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 03: Strauss & Haifa

After breakfast and check-out, visit Strauss, which is located between Akko and Haifa.  Strauss is the leading company in Israel for all perishable food packing and preserving. It is also known for its dairy products.

Drive to Haifa, Israel’s largest port city, built on the slopes of Mount Carmel. Visit the Famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Bahai Shrine.

Transfer to Jerusalem hotel for check-in, dinner, and overnight.

Day 04: Naan Dan Jain, Barkan Wines & Iza Pziza

Breakfast at the hotel, and we begin our day visiting Naan Dan Jain Irrigation – Fertigation, Comprehensive Irrigation, and climate-control technologies for greenhouses.  Naan Dan Jain Irrigation provides technological leadership with the widest range of cost-effective and customized irrigation solutions.

Barkan Wines owns over 2,200 acres of vineyards in Israel, from Galilee in the north to Mitzpe Ramon in the south, in the Jerusalem Mountains and the Yehuda Plains.  Barkan Wines produce over 10 million bottles annually, which win countless medals and awards in Israel and the world. The winery owns the largest barrel hall in Israel, hosting 5,000 barrels, and produces and manufactures wine with the most advanced and modern means in the wine world.

We then proceed to Iza Pziza – a boutique dairy and goats farm that offers an authentic experience for visitors.  The Dairy is located in the heart of the farming fields of moshav Tal Shahar, near Nachshon junction. On-site you will find a family goat farm, cheese, and yogurt dairy, olive grove, rustic deli, terrace, and garden with a pastoral view. The Dairy offers guided tours and workshops for groups and families. Return to the hotel overnight.

Day 05: Old City of Jerusalem 

After breakfast, we will drive to the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. We will then visit the beautiful old city of Jerusalem. Enjoy a beautiful tour of churches (if interested). Thereafter walk to the Dormition Abbey and the traditional site of the Tomb of King David (Upper Room). Then we will go through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

 Day 06: Kalia & Dead Sea

After breakfast, we will start the day in Kalia Kibbutz which focuses on topics: Dairy barn, Turkeys, Date plantation, Og water reservoir & Field crops.

Then descend to the “Dead Sea” the lowest point on Earth 1305 ft. below sea level.  Make a stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals (towels and swim necessary). Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 07: Departure 

After breakfast and check-out, enjoy form free time. Later transfer to the airport for your flight back home.