5 of the best luxury Israel tours

by Paul Stafford  |  Published September 17, 2019

Israel may only be a small country, but it has a remarkably diverse array of sights, both natural and handmade. While the south of the country is arid and desert-filled, and Eilat is known mainly for its diving, there are still plenty of impressive sights and activities elsewhere in Israel, from the wadis and mountains of the Negev Desert to ruins of ancient cities and palaces. Further north you can float in the Dead Sea, party in Tel Aviv and visit some of the holiest shrines in Judaism, Islam and Christianity in and around Jerusalem.

While the north of Israel is perhaps less well-known, the land here is greener, with the pleasant Sea of Galilee, Carmel Mountain National Park and the contested Golan Heights all offering fascinating excursions. The best way to take in all or part of what Israel has to offer visitors is on a guided multi-day tour. There are lots of considerations to handle when booking your own trip, including security, hotels and transportation, and a good tour can take care of these logistics so that you can spend more time experiencing Israel in relative luxury. Here are five of the best Israel tours.