ISRAEL: Ancient & Modern- A Spiritual, Cultural & Culinary Yoga Tour

Puzzle Israel
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Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2016
Group size: 10 - 30
ISRAEL: Ancient & Modern- A Spiritual, Cultural & Culinary Yoga Tour

Puzzle Israel
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Deposit: $500
Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2016
Group size: 10 - 30

About this trip

Join Puzzle Israel and Mindi Epstein from Peace Through Yoga for a spiritual journey in Israel. Pack your bags, roll up your Yoga mat and join us to savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the Holy Land with fellow yogis and foodies for 7 days and 6 nights. Peace through Yoga’s Culinary Yoga Retreat to Israel is an off-the-beaten path exploration of the cultural and spiritual, contemporary and ancient, and active and restorative aspects of this mystical land. You will discover some of Israel’s most dramatic landscapes in the lush Galilee in northern Israel, along the sparkling Mediterranean coast, between the historic limestone buildings lining the winding alleys of Tzfat - the center of Jewish mysticism - and among the archaeological ruins of sites from the time of Jesus and earlier. The tapestry of our colorful trip will be woven together by Yoga in extraordinary settings, Middle Eastern cuisine, spirituality, the out-of-doors and quality time for reflection. This will be a Yoga and culinary retreat to dazzle the senses and fill the soul.


$2,895 P/P Double ($400 single supplement for entire trip. $100 P/P savings for a triple).

$500 initial deposit; balance is due 90 days prior to departure. Please submit a copy of your passport’s identifying page with your deposit.

Please feel comfortable making a deposit to reserve your place on this trip. In the event that our tour operator cancels the retreat due to security reasons in Israel, all deposits and payments will be refunded in full.

What’s included

Professional, English-speaking tour guide

Transportation services for 5 days (our days in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are by foot or public transportation)

All entrance fees to national parks and museums included in the itinerary

Transport to/from Ben Gurion International Airport 

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, and 4 cooking workshops (2 lunch, 2 dinner) 

Water and refreshments when traveling on our van

Not included

Airfare, taxes, trip insurance (recommended)

Gratuities (it is customary to tip hotel staff, tour guide, restaurant staff and taxi drivers) • Any activities outside of those included in the trip itinerary

Spa treatments 

Travel insurance—We recommend Travel Guard at (800) 826-1300

Health coverage

Before You Go

Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of return from your trip

Travelers holding dual citizenship will be charged the applicable VAT tax. Documentation must be submitted no later than 14 days prior to departure


Arrival / Galilee
Day 1
Our retreat begins by traveling north in our private van along Israeli’s scenic coastline. We will drive through Tel Aviv north. We will make a stop or two on the way to take a break and enjoy some of the local flavors. Once we arrive at our villa in the rolling hills of the Western Galilee, there will be time to acclimate to your surroundings and refresh from your travels. Rest in the comfort of your room or in a quiet place on the property and settle into the tranquil pace of being on a Yoga retreat far from home, work and responsibilities. We will offer a late afternoon gentle Yoga class for those ready to stretch and open their hearts to this ancient and sacred land. Spa services are available, as you wish, for additional fees. Our epicurean adventure begins on our first night with a fresh, artfully prepared meal at Bistro Michael. We will gather together in the evening to meet our fellow travelers. Please note that plans for this day are subject to change according to guests' arrival times .

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Puzzle Israel
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