Family Tours


Shatour is a family business so we understand the wonderful diversity of family groups and the challenges involved in keeping everybody happy! Planning a family Israel tour means making sure that all the adults and the children enjoy an unforgettable experience. It means balancing activities and excitement with good food and opportunities for relaxation. From the moment that you land until your departure, we will organize your tour to include something for everyone. We employ friendly guides who specialize in working with children and teenagers and know how to take care of Grandma too!

Talk to our family tour experts about your family tour of Israel.

Sample 10-Day Family Israel Tour Itinerary

N.B. Our family tours can be customized to suit your interests, your group and the time available.


DAY 1 – Jerusalem
Explore the Mahane Yehuda Market, the City of David and Hezekiah’s Water Tunnel, Mamilla Mall for shopping, and the Tower of David Night Spectacular.

DAY 2 – Jewish Jerusalem
View the Old City from the Haas Promenade, and then explore its historic highlights from the Zion Gate, through the Jewish Quarter and the Cardo to the Western Wall and the Kotel Tunnels.

DAY 3 – Jerusalem Old & New
Heading to the Christian Quarter through the Arab Souq (bazaar), we follow the city’s development via Montefiore’s Windmill, the Yemin Moshe neighborhood, the First Station Market and Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall.

DAY 4 – National Highlights
Enjoy Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo, visit the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament Building) and the National Menorah, before heading to Tel Maresha and the Bell Caves for camel rides, and down to the Dead Sea and Ein Bokek Beach.

DAY 5 – Masada Fortress
Ascend to Herod’s Palace by cable car and then explore the Ein Gedi National Park, staying overnight in their Kibbutz hotel.

DAY 6 – Northern Delights
Tour the mystical city of Safed and the Tel Dan archaeological site,  stopping at the Mitzpe Liran lookout point for stunning views, and enjoy dinner overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

DAY 7 – The Golan Heights
The adventures start with an off-road jeep trek and ascending Mount Bental, We visit a typical Druze village and the city of Tiberias.

DAY 8 – Mediterranean Cities
Explore the Bahai Temple Gardens and Mount Carmel in Haiffa, and visit Binyamina, Caesarea, Tel Aviv promenade and the historic Jaffa port.

DAY 9 – Birth of the Nation
We take you back to 1948 to visit the hidden ammunition factory, Independence Hall, the reconstructed Neve Tzedek and Nahalat Binyamin neighborhoods, Carmel Market, and beautiful Rothschild Boulevard.

DAY 10 – Coastal Gems
Visit the Akko Crusader port and the stunning cliffs & caves of Rosh Hanikrah, before returning to Tel Aviv to the Rabin Square Memorial and HaBimah Theater.

Important Information:
  • Price $1100 per person for standard 10-day tour.
  • Tour begins in Jerusalem and ends in Tel Aviv.
  • Tour is available starting any day, with order of days subject to change.
  • Accommodation based on two people sharing a double room in four-star hotels including full buffet breakfast.
  • Guiding by professional qualified tour guide driver.
  • All transportation by air-conditioned minivan or bus including airport pick-up and drop-off if required. No luggage restrictions.
  • All site entrance fees.
  • Meals, gratuities & personal expenses.
  • Single supplement is $50 per night. Triple rooms are also available.
  • In high season, a supplement of $50 per person per night applies, and hotel locations might be subject to change.
Additional Information:
  • Some sites are not wheelchair accessible.
  • The tour to Masada and the Dead Sea may be self-guided, depending on departure date.
  • Please advise any dietary requirements or food allergies at the time of booking.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your trip, the following charges may apply: non-refundable cancellation charge of $250; cancellation 31-59 days prior to the trip departure, 25% of total land cost; cancellation 15-30 days prior to the trip departure 50 % of total land cost; cancellation made 14 days or less prior to departure, no refund. Cancellation due to security situation – full reimbursement less $100 administration.


What our guests write after touring Israel with Shatour:

    It is a pleasure to wholeheartedly recommend Nathan as a guide and Shatour as the tour company.  As many have attested, Nathan is a gem. Remarkably knowledgeable, warmly personable, known seemingly by every one in the country and accommodating to all of one's needs.  Nathan arranged a culinary and wine tour that was delicious, educational, and enabled us to meet fascinating players in the wonderful world of Israeli food. I highly recommend it for those with similar interests.  Don't miss spending time with Nathan - you'll learn a lot.  Harvey & Jan   
    Dear Nathan
    Thank you for organising a most memorable trip for our family. Your expertise in choosing just the right spots for us to enjoy, learn and experience , was once again a huge success . We look forward to returning to Israel and seeing you soon. 

    Shalom Hanna, We have arrived back home and are adjusting back to reality. The trip you put together and the experience Lior provided was life changing.  Lior is a wealth of knowledge, extremely professional and  yet, he still became part of our mishpacha. His patience, warmth, teachings, and answers to our endless questions, gave us the experience we were looking for.  Lior helped deepen our connection to Israel and our resolve to support your amazing country. Hanna, the hospitality and responsiveness by you and Lior made us very comfortable.  Connecting us with Arnie and planning our vow renewal at Cesarea was a highlight for Mike and me.  We will treasure that evening.  Thank you for the lovely book, the champagne, and visiting with us.  We feel as though we not only have wonderful memories but also made new friends. We would love to host you and your family should you find yourselves in California. Fondly, Sharna and Mike

    Dear Shatour: We have arrived back to the US and want to express our deepest gratitude for the most amazing experience we just had in Israel.  The main reason for our wonderful trip was our guide Lior.  He was so patient, friendly, knowledgeable, funny and warm.  We felt like we were with a family member the whole time.  Lior's knowledge about everything was very impressive.  The places he took us and the information he bestowed on us was truly unbelievable.  The restaurants he suggested were all great.  We tried all different foods and everything was delicious.  Liar got it right every time.  We so enjoyed meeting his family and spending some time with them.  They were a delight. We will make every effort to suggest Shatour to anyone we know that might be planning a trip to Israel.  From the start of planning our trip to the very end, working with your company has been a joy.
    We hope that there will be an opportunity to once again engage with Shatour.  Also, if Lior or anyone from his family is ever in the US and wants to visit California please let him know that our doors are open and we would love the chance to show off our state.
    Andrea Wasserman

    “The grandchildren had the time of their lives. Every hour was a different adventure. They enjoyed going through the bunkers in the Golan Heights, going through the ammunition factory at Ayalon, and climbing on the tanks at Latrun. They enjoyed going in the water at the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Eilat. Actually I think they enjoyed everything!”

    “Thanks for putting together an absolutely amazing trip.  We enjoyed every moment of it.”

    “Everything on the tour was either a lot of fun, very educational, very inspiring or all three. Our son described this as a trip that he and his family will remember for the rest of their lives. We went to every place that you recommended and we wanted to see, and your guide took us to other places that really added to the trip.”

    “Yuval was an outstanding guide for us. He connected with all of us, old and young. He knew all of the restaurants that had good food, good prices, and were popular with the locals. Because my wife has walking difficulties, Yuval gave her recommendations on whether she could participate in each activity or not, and often he was able to make changes that allowed her to participate.”

    “Thank you again Nathan & Hanna for all that you showed, told and gave to our family to make our trip an outstanding tour through Israel. We look forward to seeing you again.”

    It was an extraordinary trip. You allowed us to see an Israel very few tourists are privileged to see. Under Nathan’s guidance we explored unbelievable archaeological sites, walked through the Old City floated in the Dead Sea, marveled at Masada (baths with no obvious way to obtain water? a dovecote? three years of survival!)

    As I start to list sites I’m aware of all the places I’ve omitted. As I’m sure Nathan would readily admit, he could have taken us on a tour of Israel lasting years rather than days and never exhausted his repertoire – what an incredible font of knowledge, information and lore!