We Are Five Star Israel
When you travel on a tour arranged by Five Star Israel, you are getting a custom-designed itinerary that takes advantage of our relationships all around the country. We have lived, taught, traveled, and led tours throughout Israel, which means we have the expertise to tailor a trip to your needs — whether you want to travel by yourself, as a couple, with an extended family group, or with friends. Embark on a romantic honeymoon or anniversary, experience a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at a meaningful time in your life, or go on an adventurous exploration of places the average visitor rarely sees.
A ONE-OF-A-KIND JOURNEY
Five Star Israel is not a tourist office that offers trips all over the world. We arrange only tours in Israel. The result — we have an intimate awareness of all the sites and activities available. We can create a unique tour suited to your interests.
Want some suggestions? How about skydiving near the Dead Sea close to Masada. Snorkeling or snuba (a combination of scuba and snorkeling) diving in the Red Sea? A three day bicycle ride from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee. A camel trek in the desert. Rappelling a cliff in the upper Galilee. How about a day tour into Jordan to see Petra?
Or if you enjoy meeting people, we can arrange an encounter with a Druze family in their village. How about Shabbat dinner with an observant family in Jerusalem. Or a kibbutznik in his environment. Do you have family you wish to visit?
CUISINE TO SUIT YOUR PALETTE
Though it seems obvious to locals who have long recognized the unique and diverse cuisines that come together across Israel, visitors are amazed by the breadth of dishes served. As examples: One restaurant outside of Safed has a menu built around the produce from a local organic farm, while another in Petah Tikva includes a brewing facility, lending to its industrial, funky vibe. Including both kosher and non-kosher, haute cuisine and homey fare, American favorites and classic French dishes, chic nightlife and family-style dining, and, of course, traditional Middle Eastern dishes, you will find that Israeli restaurants have something to offer every diner.
TRAVEL IN COMFORT WITH TOP-RATED GUIDES
You’ll travel from place to place in an air-conditioned car, limousine or mini-bus dependent on the size of your group. Our top-rated guides’ presentation of the history is so real, you will feel as though you are experiencing the events as they happened. Your private guide will spend time only with you and the people with whom you are traveling. This is your tour so you can travel at your pace, adding in stops that catch your eye, or linger at a location that intrigues you.
LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS For many visitors, the key to a wonderful experience is in the accommodations. We only secure luxury rooms in the finest hotels. Our staff have inspected each hotel to ensure you will be delighted with the establishment’s service, convenience, and comfort. Hotels must have, at a minimum, 24-hour room service, free high-speed internet (wi-fi), laundry service, pool, and concierge service.
By the sea
Bar/Bat mitzva in Jerusalem
CREATING THE TRIP
DESIGNING YOUR TOUR
Unlike other Israel tour companies, we do not give you an ‘off the shelf’ tour. The trip you will take will be unique to you and your group.
Our first step after you contact Five Star Israel, is for us to interview you. We work with you to determine where your interests lie. We’ll need to know the time of year you wish to travel and if there are special holidays you’d like to experience in Israel — such as Hanukkah or Sukkot — or family and friends you wish to visit. Within those parameters we’ll also need to know how many days you wish to spend in Israel. Based upon years of expertise we’ll offer suggestions to you to enhance the tour. With your participation, our staff will be able to design a tour of Israel that is customized for YOU!
Before anything is booked, we send your ‘made-to-order’ program to you; then we go through it together to make certain we are including activities and sites that appeal to you. We make changes and/or deletions with your input. It is only after we go through this process do we finalize your trip.
Five Star Israel does all it can to make certain that your trip is all you hope it would be… and more.
Ben Gurion International Airport regularly ranks tops among 40 European airports and is considered to be a very customer-friendly airport. It serves over 14 million international passengers annually.
Some people prefer to make their own flight arrangement, however if you want us to arrange for your flights, we can easily do so—first class, business class, or tourist.
If you do make your own arrangements, please share them with us. Upon arrival in Israel, you can take a ‘people mover’ to Passport Control where your own ‘private’ officer will validate your documents— no standing in line!
Once completed, and with your luggage loaded on your tour vehicle, we whisk you away to your hotel to settle in.
When it is time to depart Israel, we will take you to the airport and guide you through check-in and customs.
Nothing is more important to us at Five Star Israel than your safety and well-being. During your tour, each day the guide will check in with the office to make certain the authorities have re-approved the routes to be traveled and the sites to be visited for each day. If any issues do arise, your personal guide will consult with you to determine acceptable changes.
We are here to answer any questions you may have and to create your Five Star Israel luxury tour. You can contact Five Star Israel directly using this information: