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C.T.O – Israel Tours and Travel

C.T.O – Israel Tours and Travel

Enjoy Israel travel guide

Nice to meet you. We are CTO, Consolidated Tour Operators, celebrating over 50 years since being established in 1969.

Lots of water has passed through the River Jordan since that winter morning in which 4 British and a Frenchman boarded what later became known as the first Highlights Tour of Israel ever.

Our aim was – and still is – to offer everybody an opportunity to take part in a comprehensive group tour within an affordable budget. Our love of Israel has led us – through the years – to create tours showing the best of Israel from north to south, as well as the Middle East, especially Jordan & Egypt. We built the tours in order to let you enjoy your journey knowing that all is being taking care of for you.

From your arrival until your departure, we look after all your land arrangements. Our representative will meet and assist you right after passport control; the tour guide will meet you the next morning at your hotel and escort you to the A/C touring vehicle to start your wonderful experience throughout the country. All the sites visits are pre-arranged, and the only action you need to take is to reach for your camera.

In Israel we offer our tours in various languages such as English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. For Jordan the regular tours are in English and Spanish and in Egypt the regular tours are in English.

Other than the tours, we are able to provide you with any tourism services you might need; hotel accommodations, private tours etc. As a wholesaler company CTO can guarantee competitive rates with a friendly personal service.

The founder of the company Mr. Moshe Eshed (pictured above with a group at Mount Zion in Jerusalem in 1969) was one of the foundations of the tourism industry in Israel as well as former World President of the International Association of Tour Managers. Today the company is managed by Mr. Noam Eshed – a director of the Israel Incoming Tour Operators Association – who shares the family love of Israel and passion for travel, together with a skilled staff. We are happy to have in our staff a great combination of Israel’s top tour guides, knowledgeable tour operators & experienced drivers available at your service. Our staff is here to do its utmost to make sure you will have a lifetime experience in the land of creation.

PAST TO THE FUTURE – THE STORY OF THE ISRAELI STATE
Designed to bring together the vision of the Israeli State founders, the tour is great for families who seek the perfect holiday vacation and still create a link to their roots. An excellent opportunity for second-time visitors to experience different highlights.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ISRAEL TOUR
The perfect choice for seeing the major sites and highlights of Israel. Visiting Jerusalem’s Old and New City, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ein Karem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Sea of Galilee, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Safed, Golan Heights, Haifa, Acre, Caesarea, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Masada & Dead Sea.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ISRAEL + PETRA
Experience the major sites of Israel, visiting Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Golan Heights, Haifa, Acre, Caesarea, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Masada & Dead Sea and more. Extend your tour to Jordan with a visit to the “rose red city, half as old as time” – Petra, to marvel at the ancient Nabatean city.

BIBLELAND HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
Visiting Israel is not just a sightseeing tour; it is also an enlightening experience. Walking where Jesus walked and lived, visitors return with a deep appreciation of the bible. Visit historical treasures and stroll through unique sites and panoramas. For a blend of traditions and religion, this tour offers a deep, spiritual experience.

TOURS TO JORDAN & PETRA
1,2,3 & 4 Day tours from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Eilat
CTO give you the option to visit Jordan on either a 3 or 4 day tour, which can be booked as an extension to your Israel tour, or just a tour to Jordan. Visiting: Jerash – City of the Decapolis, known in Biblical times as the Pompeii of the Middle East. Amman – capital of the Hashemite Kingdom and the largest city in the country. Mount Nebo – with its breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to see the Holy Land from where Moses stood. Madaba – to see the famous 6th century ancient Holy Land Map. Shobak – the crusader castle. Petra – with a horseback ride to the “Siq” (Canyon), the Treasury (El Khazneh), the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, amphitheatre and much more at this stunning new 7 wonders of the world site. We also offer 1 or 2 day tours to Petra from Eilat or including flights from Tel Aviv.

TOURS IN EGYPT
Classic Cairo Tours & Nile Cruises
Also available as an extension to tours in Israel or as a stand-alone tour, is a city break to Cairo or a combined Cairo & Nile Cruise tour. In Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza, Khan el Khalili bazaar and The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities are amongst the landmarks not to be missed offering an unforgettable experience, filled with history, culture and amazing sights and sounds. Few holidays offer the mystery or fascination of a Nile Cruise. Many of Egypt’s iconic sites are located near the majestic Nile – and you can explore most of them on a Nile Cruise. Spend the day discovering the enthralling tombs, temples and artifacts left behind by the Pharoahs and in the evening relax in style on board a luxurious cruise boat. Combine a Cairo visit with the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

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We’re very approachable and would love to speak to you. Feel free to call, send us an email, Tweet us or simply complete the enquiry form.

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Discovering Israel's Rich Art Scene

Discovering Israel's Rich Art Scene

Israel is a small country but it has a big art scene. From its vibrant street art to its world-renowned galleries, there is something for everyone in the Israeli art world. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the amazing Israeli artists and galleries that are making waves in the local and international art scenes. The streets of Tel Aviv are alive with vibrant street art. Walk down any alleyway or visit any public space and you can find colorful murals, thought-provoking graffiti, and witty slogans painted by talented local artists. There are so many wonderful pieces of artwork to be discovered if you take the time to explore the streets of Tel Aviv. Another great place to find amazing Israeli artwork is in one of the city's many galleries. Whether you're looking for traditional oil paintings or modern sculptures, there is sure to be something that catches your eye in an Israeli gallery. One of the most popular galleries in Tel Aviv is Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, which specializes in contemporary Israeli art from emerging artists as well as established names like Sigalit Landau and Yochai Matos. Finally, don't forget about Israel's thriving online art scene! A quick Google search will bring up dozens of online galleries where you can find beautiful works from all over Israel. You can also join online communities dedicated to discovering new talent and connecting with other fans of Israeli art. Israel's art scene is growing every day, with more and more talented artists popping up all over the country. Whether you're looking for traditional pieces or modern masterpieces, there is something for everyone when it comes to exploring Israeli art galleries and discovering new talent online. Take some time out of your next visit to Israel and see what treasures await you!

Unforgettable Horseback Riding on the Beautiful Beaches of Israel at Dor Horse Farm

Unforgettable Horseback Riding on the Beautiful Beaches of Israel at Dor Horse Farm

Looking for a thrilling and unforgettable horse riding experience on the beautiful beaches of Israel? Look no further than Dor Horse Farm, located in the stunning Moshav Dor. Our farm offers a wide range of activities for families, groups, and couples, including horseback riding on the breathtaking Carmel beach. Our horse riding trips range from one-hour rides to full-day adventures, all while surrounded by magnificent cliffs, fish ponds, and stunning views. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, our skilled and experienced guides will accompany you every step of the way to ensure your safety and enjoyment. At Dor Horse Farm, we specialize in horse breeding and improvement, horse training, and horseback riding trips. Our farm is located in the heart of the Carmel beach, just north of Caesarea and south of Atlit, on the most beautiful stretch of coast in Israel. The beach is surrounded by magnificent islands, bays, and fish ponds, making it the perfect location for an exciting and unique horse riding experience. We offer a variety of horse riding experiences, including romantic rides for couples with the option of a meal, fun days for groups, and even training and social events for employees. We also offer horse riding trips for children from the age of 7, making it a fun and unforgettable experience for the whole family. No previous horse riding experience is necessary, and our farm is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. We invite you to come and experience the sea, the open spaces, and the freedom that comes with horseback riding at Dor Horse Farm. For more information or to book your horse riding adventure, visit our website or call us at 054-3544-325. We look forward to hosting you and making your next adventure unforgettable.

Exploring the Enchanting Wineries of Israel

Exploring the Enchanting Wineries of Israel

There have been many wineries established in Israel in recent years, Israeli wine is considered excellent and has won many international awards. There are excellent wineries in the north, in the middle, in the Judean lowlands and in the Jerusalem mountains. The Israeli consumer has become a wine connoisseur and prefers a high quality wine. Israel with its unique climate and soil composition, Israel has been producing wines since Biblical times. There are now over 300 wineries across the country, each with its own distinct character. Let’s explore some of the best wineries in Israel and discover why they deserve a place on your next bucket list! Golan Heights Winery The Golan Heights Winery is one of the most famous wineries in Israel. It was established in 1983 and located in Katzrin in the northern part of the country. The winery produces a variety of red and white wines that have won numerous awards both nationally and internationally. Their signature Yarden label is a popular choice among wine connoisseurs around the world. From Merlot to Cabernet Sauvignon to Riesling, there’s something for everyone at this award-winning establishment. Galil Mountain Winery Located in Kibbutz Yiron near Mount Meron, Galil Mountain Winery is known for its range of delicious rosé wines. If you’re looking for something unique, try their selection of sparkling rosés or their intriguing blend of Shiraz-Viognier. Galil Mountain also offers a unique tour experience where visitors can learn about the production process from start to finish before sampling their award-winning wines. Adir winer, an inspiring family winery, located on the slopes of Admon Mountain in the Upper Galilee, has raised the standard of Israeli wine to an entirely new level in the region. Adir Winery produces high quality wines that are a true reflection of the favorable conditions in which the grapes were grown and harvested. These are wines that shine with aroma, taste, and body. They are grown from the love of the earth, nurtured by the warm Mediterranean sun, and produced with the utmost care and commitment. Tishbi Estate Winery Established by Jonathan Tishbi in 1985, Tishbi Estate Winery is located in Zichron Ya'acov near Haifa Bay. They specialize in crafting high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon blends as well as Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah varietals. They also offer tours where visitors can sample their wines while learning all about how they are made by experienced guides who are passionate about what they do. Conclusion: No matter if you’re a seasoned oenophile or just getting into wine tasting, you should make sure to check out these incredible Israeli wineries during your next trip! From their award-winning reds to their unique sparkling rosés, these wineries will provide an unforgettable experience that will leave you longing for more! So grab your favorite bottle (or two) and enjoy some truly exceptional Israeli wines today!

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