So much more than a travel company
Authentic Israel is a full service tour operator offering both custom tours and pre-organized experiences in Israel and beyond. Trust, reliability, and fairness are our guiding principles, and we strive to provide thought-provoking and meaningful travel that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
We understand that travel to Israel is unlike any other destination – which is why your choice of a program provider is the single most important decision you’ll make. When you travel with Authentic Israel you can feel confident knowing that every program we offer is organized in-house by our own caring staff team. We are not agents, we’re not an online company, and we will not be transferring you elsewhere. What we will do is provide you with a rich experience that is well designed, well organized and always offered at a fair value upfront.
With headquarters adjacent to Ben Gurion Airport in Israel and with a North American office based in Washington, DC, our full staff team is able to provide you with a higher level of service before and during your travels. Expect more with us.
Our Family of Brands
Authentic Israel organizes travel experiences for a wide variety of ages, some of which are offered under separate project names as follows:
Safety as our Guiding Commitment
Safe travel in Israel has been our guiding consideration for decades. We appreciate the responsibility that travelers entrust in us, and we care about your well-being in like family. Key security-related protocols that we follow include:
- Traveling on private transportation only
- Traveling with a licensed Israeli guide at all times who has been trained in security response
- Avoiding travel to areas of heightened concern
- Use of hotels with a guard and a secure area
- 24/7 support from our headquarters office in Israel
- Close coordination with the Israeli security services via the “Situation Room”
- Willingness to modify our programming, staffing structure, and/or overall protocols as needed based on actual conditions where we travel in Israel.
- Additional arrangements are in place for groups comprised of youth
Finally, in the rare event of an acute security event in Israel we have issued full refunds at our own discretion in the past, and we will continue to do so in the future should we deem the situation appropriate.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about our approach to providing travel experiences in Israel which are safe, meaningful and joyous.
In a world of dizzying online options, making a choice can seem challenging. But Authentic Israel is not just any travel company with a website. We’re a full service tour operator staffed by committed professionals, which means we can provide you with a higher level of customer support, reliability and value. But don’t just take our word for it! We have a track record spanning three decades, and we’ll be happy to connect you with references who can speak to the Authentic Israel advantage.
We organize our travel programs in-house – we’re not travel agents – which means we can provide you with a higher level of service, reliability and value.
A Real Track Record
We bring three decades of expertise in the field, and you can count on us to deliver, because our long term reputation is what has always counted most.
True to our name, we strive to provide experiences beyond the standard sites – fostering meaningful connections to the history, culture and beauty of Israel.
No Hidden Costs
Like you, we don’t appreciate programs with hidden costs or sneaky terms – you’ll always know what you’re getting from us with language you can easily understand.
Our open-to-the-public programs are designed to share Israel through the lens of Jewish history and life without any particular religious or political approach.
Single Point of Contact
For our custom tours, we assign a dedicated program manager because we know that having a single point of contact means a smoother planning process for you.
As a leading Israeli tour operator, you’ll benefit from the most competitive rates in the field – which means lower overall travel costs for you without corners being cut.
Israel and Beyond
Although Israel is our focus, we also organize travel experiences on 5 continents – from short stopover tours to standalone experiences in one of 18 countries we cover annually.
Passionate and caring staff are at the heart of every travel experience we organize. Plan your travels with the comfort of knowing you’ll be supported by a team of professionals based in North America and Israel who care about your well-being like family. Before we have the honor to welcome you, take a moment to learn about us:
Located adjacent to Ben Gurion Airport, our Israel office serves as the base of our operations team and as our worldwide headquarters.
Director of Authentic Europe
Director of Educational Operations
Director of Guides & Educational Programming
Human Resources Director, Israel Office
Raz Ein Gil
Operation Manager, Custom Groups
Operations Director of Israel Outdoors
Director, Israel Office
Tour Operator, Israel Family Journey and My Turn in Israel
Manager, Individual and Family Groups
Internship Placement Coordinator, Israel Outdoors NEXT
Coordinator-Purchasing & Hotel Accommodations
Tour Operator, Authentic Europe
Project Manager, BBYO Passport
Tour Operator, Custom Groups
Tour Operator, Custom Groups
Tour Operator, Custom Groups
North American Office
Located in Washington, DC, our North American office provides local support to our travelers from the United States and Canada.
Director, Israel Outdoors
Director, BBYO Passport
Registration Director – Israel Outdoors
Sr. Program Director
Director of Marketing
Elkana Bar Ethan
Senior Director of Experiential Programs
Our Family of Guides
Central to a meaningful experience is the role of the guide. We work with a diverse spectrum of licensed professional guides whose passion for sharing the beauty of Israel is infectious.
Gadi Ben Aharon
Gadi Ben Dov
We are honored to have earned the trust of a wide range of organizations who look to Authentic Israel as their travel program partner. Whether big or small, we understand that each organization we serve brings unique goals and considerations — and we work collaboratively to design custom travel programs that bring their visions to reality.
We are especially proud to count these national organizations among our clients and partners:
Kol Yisrael Arevim Ze laZe
Eretz Zavat Halav U’Dvash
Protecting a Land of Milk & Honey
We are deeply appreciative of Israel’s natural beauty, and we cherish the opportunity to share and protect this most precious resource.
3 Ariel Sharon
Or Yehuda, 60200 ISRAEL
North America Office
5185 MacArthur Blvd, NW #640
Washington, DC 20016