Come with Tailor Made Tours on our “Shop ‘Till You Drop Tour” of Israel. Come with us to the boutiques of Tel Aviv, the New York of the Middle East, as we visit internationally renowned design houses and the largest diamond exchange in the world! We will also go to the Artists’ Quarter in one of the oldest cities on earth, Yaffo, being sure to also take in the Carmel Market where you can find one of a kind antiques. No trip to Israel would be complete without a visit to Jerusalem, where we will take you to some of the finest art and Judaica galleries to be found anywhere on the planet. This is but a small taste of what you will find on Tailor Made Tours’ “Shop ‘Till You Drop Tour.” From high end to hard to find, no one knows shopping like Tailor Made!
Tailor Made Tours has compiled a list of products "Made in Israel":
H. Stern: the king of Diamonds and colored gems revolutionized the traditional jewelry industry. Owning a piece of H. Stern jewelry is synonymous with beauty and good taste be it in New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Rio, here in Tel Aviv or anywhere else in the world. H. Stern jewels can be seen adorning the famous necks, wrists, and fingers of National and International celebrities.
Michal Negrin: custom designed fashion jewelry, fashion items and home décor are unique high quality and romantic items which can be found in the narrow streets of Prague and Windsor, the luxurious shopping malls in Las Vegas, New York and Tokyo, and of course in Israel.
Hazorfim is a worldwide leader of silverware items. Based in Kfar Daniel in Israel, the company designs and manufactures artistic silver items; centerpieces, gift items, wedding presents and traditional Judaica. The company product line consists of more than 5,000 different items. Over the years Hazorfim has developed the skills and techniques to produce some of the world finest silverware, created by using a combination of ancient and modern technology, and finished to high quality.
Ahava Skin Care Products: The essence of vitality, health and beauty, the Dead Sea abounds with the renewing powers of Nature, drawn exclusively from its mysterious, life-giving waters. With a treasure trove of natural ingredients formulated in this ancient, mineral-rich basin it is renowned for its magical curative powers. The region has been a source of fascination throughout the millennia, dating back to the time of Cleopatra who made this captivating oasis her own personal health spa.
Gottex Swimwear: Gottex is the most famous Israeli swimwear company worldwide. A swimwear empire, founded in 1949 when swimsuits were just entering the domain and the colorful designs of the Gottex prints captured eyes all over the world. Gottex elevates swim and beachwear from being a functional product into a fashion category. Gottex put beachwear on the fashion map all over the world.
Famous Clothing Stores in Israel
Zara, the latest word in fashion for a reasonable price, Mausner A fine classic chain, Miss Lagoutte. there is designer Shoshana Ben Tzur (Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv) Castro,Mango openly appeals to much younger women.
Those with the means can always go to the more exclusive shops (such as Milos, or Marina Rinaldi in Gan Ha'ir; designer stores in Kikar Hamedina; or local designers such as Gideon Oberson, Ilana Efrati and Minima) and emerge properly dressed from head to toe. For a softer, flowing style, options include Il faut, Comme Ca, Sasson Kedem or a store such as Boudoir, which imports Elaine Fisher's designs.
Israeli Art by famous Israeli artists: Agam, Chagall, Rubin, Castel, and Gutman are just a few of the many talented artists from Israel.
Situated on the Mediterranean Sea coast Tel Aviv is the largest and most populated metropolitan area in Israel. Florentine - a trendy neighborhood and a popular habitat for students and artists, Bialik Street - a small and charming side street off Allenby St. A reminder of Israel before it was founded and the location of Bialik's house - nowadays a museum open to the public, Jaffa's Flea Market - at this flea market you will find many shops, some merchants will even take out their merchandise to the street, Neve Tzedek - originally part of Jaffa before Tel Aviv and Jaffa integrated in the 1950s, Shenkin St. - lies just off the corner of the Carmel Market and Allenby St., with an abundance of trendy cafes, small restaurants and many designer shops, Carmel Market - situated right off Allenby St. offers you a more lively shopping experience than any supermarket or high street shop, Jaffa - an ancient city over 4000 years old and a part of Tel Aviv since 1950, Levinski Market - one of Tel Aviv's oldest spice markets, Nachalat Benjamin - At this artistic fair you can find creative artists, buskers, pantomime and musician performances, Tel Aviv's Port - the historical port is now a pulsating center for trendy bars, cafes and nightclubs. Tel Aviv is known also for its beaches along the shores of the Mediterranean.
For thousands of years, Jerusalem has attracted visitors from all over the world. Four thousand years since it was founded, three thousand years after King David conquered it, two thousand years since Jesus walked its narrow passageways and fifty-six years since it became the State of Israel’s capital, Jerusalem is still an enchanting city, situated gloriously upon its mountainous throne merging daily life with spirituality. Jerusalem offers exciting events, luxurious hotels and an excellent variety of museums, art galleries, first class shopping, restaurants and sidewalk cafes.
The city is home to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), the Supreme Court, the YMCA Building, considered the most impressive of its kind in the world, Mishkanot Sha'ananim and Yemin Moshe - one of the most sought after sites in the city with its renovated buildings and artists’ accommodations. Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book: The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked amongst the leading art and archaeology museums in the world. Sherover- Haas Promenade: An astounding view of the Old and New city. Ammunition Hill Museum- Givat Hatachmoshet: Ammunition Hill is the main official memorial symbolizing the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem. Biblical Zoo- The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens: While visiting the garden, don't forget to check the new Sculpture exhibition. Bloomfield Science Museum: Recommended for children and youths; also enjoyable for adults. Ein Kerem neighborhood: A Jerusalem neighborhood, once an enchantingly beautiful Arab village. Jerusalem Botanical Gardens: The Gardens are home to a unique plant collection from around the globe. Yad Vashem- the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Memorial Museum, site dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Mount Herzl National Cemetery - pastoral pine hill where Theodore Herzl is buried. There after it has been used as the gravesite of state leaders, including the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Western Wall - the holiest site for the Jewish people; the only remnant of the Temple built by King Herod, part of the ruins from the wall that surrounded the temple Mount at a length of 488 meters, entirely exposed during excavations carried out after the Six Day of War, 1967. Its outdoor plaza is a place of prayer year round, pilgrimage and meditation site plus a venue for celebrations and ceremonies. It is customary to place notes with requests between the rocks. The Western Wall Tunnels - a wide section from the second Temple period, a Hasmonean water shaft, rooms, public halls and archeological discoveries were exposed during excavations. The site is maintained by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. Via Dolorosa - the "way of sorrows" where Christians believe Jesus carried the cross on his back on his way to crucifixion Church of the Holy Sepulcher - where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and then resurrected. Cardo - Jerusalem's main thoroughfare during roman times, today a pedestrian mall with galleries. Armenian Quarter - the supreme religious and spiritual institution of the Armenians in Israel. Al-Aqsa Mosque - and the Dome of the Rock, one of the holiest sites for the three monotheistic religions The Old City Market - distinctive oriental flair, offers a wide range of souvenirs, clothing, copper crafts and tourist mementos Mount of Olives is located in eastern Jerusalem, named after the olive trees that used to cover its slopes, holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be met by our Tailor Made Tours representative and transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Tel Aviv.
Drive through the busy streets of Tel Aviv. Israel's commercial capital and center of business and entertainment. Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the State of Israel was declared; see the Mann Auditorium, Habimah National Theater, Dizengoff Street for Shopping and then to the Seaport promenade along the Mediterranean for some more shopping. Continue to the Museum of the Diaspora, portraying Jewish life from the fall of the Second Temple until present. Drive south to Rishon L'Zion to visit the Carmel Winery and continue to Rehovot for a visit of the Weitzmann Institute of Science and the Tomb of Haim Weitzmann, Israel's first president. Evening- shopping. Overnight: Tel Aviv
Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, stop at Rabin's Square, site of the assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an ancient port city; visit the ancient ruins and through the restored Artists’ Quarter, and Shop in the Artist's Colony and the flea market. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1909 then Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, hand made jewelry and artifacts. Next stop - Sheinkin, Shop the lively and colorful street especially known for the unique shops, cafés and youthful ambiance. Overnight: Tel Aviv.
Visit Ramat Gan, the home of the Israeli Diamond Exchange (Bursa). Then drive to Herzelia and the Marina, visit one of the High End Malls in Israel for a lavish shopping experience. Overnight: Tel-Aviv.
Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel. Continue to the golden domed Bahai Shrine to visit the exotic Persian Gardens. Continue north to Acre, visit the underground Crusader City, and walk along the old harbor and local market. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, and Katzrin-the new Israeli town. Continue to the northern-most point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car and view the limestone Grottos. Overnight: Kibbutz
Drive to Safed, the home of Jewish mysticism, center of the Kaballa movement. Visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha’ ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city. Stroll around the Artists’ Quarter and Shop. Enjoy a Jeep tour to the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights and stop at an observation point over looking the town of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp. Visit the Banias Springs and then on to Tel-Hai to view the “Roaring Lion” Monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920 .
Begin the day with a tree planting ceremony. Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s Grave. Continue to Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the largest archaeological Park in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Continue to Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy swimming in the water springs located at the foot of Gilboa Mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the Philistines. Continue via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. Stop at the Haas Promenade for a blessing as you enter the city. Overnight: Jerusalem.
Entering the Jaffa Gate to the David Tower Museum and see the ancient remains of the City beginning with the First Temple period. Tour the Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels. Visit the Davidson Center then the Jewish Quarter, the Herodian Mansion, walk and Shop along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road and visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 War in the Jewish Quarter. Visit the City of David and enjoy Hezekia's Water Tunnel. Overnight: Jerusalem.
Shop the new Mamilla Shopping Center across from the Old City with the latest boutiques and designer shops. Continue to the posh areas of the King David Hotel to Shop and visit the Artist Galleries. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament and see the Menorah with the Biblical emblems. Continue to the Israel Museum and visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the new Holyland Model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli Army in the Six Day War and converted into a national memorial site and museum. Continue to the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall shopping experience in the heart of the city. Overnight: Jerusalem.
Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea the lowest point on earth, almost 400 meters below sea level. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Visit and shop at the Ahava Skin Care Factory. Continue via Ein Gedi to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient Jewish stronghold where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in the year 73 CE Next stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area. Overnight: Jerusalem.
Day 11: Shopping at leisure. Overnight: Jerusalem.
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure