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Explore Israel

Modern, ancient, vibrant, serious. Plan your trip to Israel with Caravan-Serai Tours today!

Your trip to Israel is easily accomplished with Caravan-Serai Tours. We have several set departure tours available that will give you an excellent overview of the country. We can also create a private tour to fit your interests, whether they be to visit the holy sites of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam, or visit the archaeological sites of the Romans and Crusaders. Israel also offers eco-tourism, kibbutz experiences, and spa vacations on the Dead Sea.

The small country is easily traversed, and if you are flying in you will arrive in Tel Aviv. A transfer to Jerusalem only takes about an hour, depending on traffic. If you arrive via the land border with Jordan at the Allenby Bridge crossing, the trip to Jerusalem is a little bit longer. You can also cross at Taba between Egypt and Israel near Eilat, and at the Arava border crossing near Aqaba in Jordan. We are happy to create a multi-country tour that includes Egypt, Jordan, and Israel – a popular combination!

Israel Tours

Let Caravan-Serai create the perfect Israel experience for you. We can do any length of itinerary, focus on what you are most interested in, and also combine with other destinations. Check out these week-long itineraries, and if you would like to book one as it is we can do that, or we can customize to suit your goals. Just contact us for more information.

Suggested Pre-Trip Reading

Below are a selection of books about Israel – history, culture, travel, international relations, food and language – available on Amazon. These are just suggestions to help you familiarize yourself a bit before you travel. Of course there are many more books to read on the subject, but hopefully these will get you started.

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Use this form to contact us regarding travel to Israel or any of our destinations. You can also call us at 206-545-7300.

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Republic of Georgia

Tamada the Toastmaster, King Tamara, Qvevri Wine, its bread is listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Treasure! Come visit Georgia with Caravan-Serai Tours

Georgia sits at the junction of east and west, located on the east coast of the Black sea in the south Caucasus. It shares borders with Russia in the north and Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan in the south. Mountains and valleys, wide basins, health spas with mineral waters, caves and waterfalls are combined in this land of varied landscapes and striking beauty. The capital, Tbilisi, stands on the banks of the river Mtkvari, and is a blend of modern and historic architecture, bridges spanning the river, hilltop cathedrals, and an old city with remnants of the days the Soviet Union controlled the country. With its warm climate, stone houses built around vine-draped courtyards, and winding streets, the city has a lively, almost Mediterranean feel to it.

Georgia has benefited from the advantages of a comparatively mild climate, a fertile soil, natural resources, a diversity of flora and fauna, which were very advantageous to its earliest inhabitants, dating back to the early Paleolithic era.

The inhabitants of Georgia have often fought to maintain their independence and national identity over the centuries. In struggling with outside influences from Achaemenid and Sassanian Persia, Greek and Roman, Persian and Arabs, Seljuk, Ottoman and Russia , Georgia managed to preserve its unique identity and culture.

The name of the Georgian nation derived from the indigenous proto – Georgian tribes Karts, who emerged in the eastern part of Georgia along the river Mtkvari, in the 8th – 7th C BC. People of this land are called Kart-veli and the land Sa- kartvelo. Greek travelers and colonists had seen the people working on the land with developed agriculture and viniculture and had called inhabitants of the area Georgians, from the Greek word geos (earth).

Discover this gem in the crossroads of east and west with Caravan-Serai Tours. Visit Georgia on a stand-alone tour, or combine it with a visit to one or more of its neighbors. We offer a regular departure Caucasus Tour, and we can coordinate independent, private tours for you.

Georgia Tours

Georgia has so much to offer visitors. Enjoy the natural beauty of this mountainous and verdant country, revel in the lively nightlife of Tbilisi, enjoy wines made in a 9,000 year old traditional process, dine on savory and sweet foods fresh from the farmers market to your table and more. Enjoy cultural and culinary, adventures, hike or ski in the mountains, and enjoy the beaches of the Black Sea. No matter what your interests are, you will find something in Georgia to excite you.

Suggested Pre-Trip Reading

Below are a selection of books about Georgia – history, culture, travel, international relations, food and language – available on Amazon. These are just suggestions to help you familiarize yourself a bit before you travel. Of course there are many more books to read on the subject, but hopefully these will get you started.

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Use this form to contact us regarding travel to Georgia or any of our destinations. You can also call us at 206-545-7300.

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The Kingdom of Jordan

Home of the ancient Nabatean kingdom, land of Bedouins, and an abundance of Crusader and religious historical sites, there is much to see and do in Jordan!

Caravan-Serai Tours is the expert on travel to Jordan. Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for Jordan, Rita Zawaideh, owner of Caravan-Serai Tours, is your guide inside the culture of beautiful Jordan! For more than a decade, Rita has been named the Top Travel Specialist for Jordan, and for good reason. Caravan-Serai Tours has deep roots in Jordan and elsewhere in the region and we can show you this country like no other. Small groups, a personal touch, and excellent service are what we offer on all of our tours. We offer group set departures throughout the year as well as custom tours for you group, school, association, church, etc.

Caravan-Serai Tours also partners with SCM Medical Missions to help the refugees in Jordan. We have an office there and operate distributions of food and humanitarian aid all year long. If you have an interest in participating in a distribution while you visit Jordan, just let us know and we can schedule that for you.

Jordan Tours

Let Caravan-Serai Tours put our unparalleled expertise and connections to use in creating a perfect itinerary for you for a real cultural experience. We can put together a program for individuals, families, groups and schools. Just let us know what your interests are – history, Bedouin culture, Jordanian cooking, trekking, religious sites, language, and more. Jordan also pairs well with a visit to Israel, Egypt or Lebanon. Just contact us for more information and ideas.

Suggested Pre-Trip Reading

Below are a selection of books about Jordan – history, culture, travel, international relations, food and language – available on Amazon. These are just suggestions to help you familiarize yourself a bit before you travel. Of course there are many more books to read on the subject, but hopefully these will get you started.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Contact Us

Use this form to contact us regarding travel to Jordan or any of our destinations. You can also call us at 206-545-7300.