Welcome to Routes Travel: Amazing Israel – where our trips are so Amazing that it’s in our name!
From the North of the country to the South and from East to West – Let Amazing Israel show you the best that Israel has to offer with lots of secret hidden gems along the way! Let us show you the Holy sites in Jerusalem, learn about our shared history and culture, water hiking in the North, rafting down the Jordan River, swimming and relaxing on a beautiful Mediterranean beach, experience the nightlife of Tel Aviv, Sleep under the stars in a Bedouin tent (and of course ride a camel!), float in the Dead Sea and experience the solitude of the desert.
Join us on one of our many Pioneers and Heroes trips (where you get all of the above) or if you are seeking an adrenalin jolt then join our Extreme trips. But don’t worry…We have lots of specialty programs – so we are confident that everyone is able to find the perfect trip.
Make friendships that will last a lifetime and create an unbreakable connection to your roots! We welcome all participants, no matter who you are or where you come from. As a non-denominational, pluralistic and non-judgmental program you can expect to feel comfortable and welcomed into the group no matter what your level of religious practice is or isn’t! So we'd love to welcome you and your friends to Israel this upcoming season!
The aim of our Taglit-Birthright Israel program is to offer a safe and engaging environment for eligible participants to explore their Jewish identity through a fun-packed, free 10-day journey that includes touring all the classic sites, hiking and beach time, meeting Israeli soldiers that will be joining your group, and much more. We aim to bring you face to face with Israeli society and culture, and we want you to return home with a fresh and educated understanding of the history and current political atmosphere in Israel. We are a non-denominational organization, and for us this means a commitment to upholding a non-judgmental and non-coercive religious environment. We are a North American inspired, Jerusalem-Based "boutique tour operator." Since our inception in 2000, Routes has provided outstanding Israel Experience services to over 10,000 Taglit-Birthright Israel participants from North America and around the world. We pride ourselves on being an Israeli company that provides the kind of service that you would expect from a company in North America. The best of both worlds can be found at Routes Travel Good Times and Good Service!
Routes Travel and Tours Ltd. was established in 2001 as a boutique Israeli tour operator with the express purpose of delivering high quality Israeli travel experiences to communities and families from around the world. Based in Jerusalem, we specialize in planning and operating personalized Israel tours, ranging from private family programs, Bar/Bat Mitzvah tours and community missions, to VIP conferences, Jewish heritage tours in Central Europe and Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. Our highly experienced team has provided outstanding Israel Experience services for over eighty thousand individuals from across North America and around the world.
Our friendly and highly professional team will work closely with you to custom design an outstanding trip to Israel, based on your preferences and needs. Our innovative approach and extensive resources will ensure that your trip in Israel is the best possible experience. We are constantly looking for new restaurants, activities and experiences to guarantee that you are receiving the best that Israel has to offer. With half of our staff hailing from Canada and the U.S., we pride ourselves on being an Israeli company that provides the kind of service that you would expect from a company in North America.
The Trip Staff Team
Every Amazing Israel bus is comprised of two energetic and passionate American staff, an incredible Israeli tour guide, a medic and professional driver. Each of these individuals have been handpicked and trained to make sure you have an incredible Taglit-Birthright Israel trip. The Amazing Israel team prides themselves on being fun, pluralistic, open minded, creative, knowledgeable and caring. Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds, schooling, and observance levels (just like our participants)…and they all have one thing in common…the focus and total dedication to provide you with the best 10 days of your life.