Destination Israel

Cultures and cuisines of the Middle East, Europe and Asia meet at the crossroads of the Mediterranean world. New restaurants make international news. Winemakers revive their ancient art for today’s palates. Timeless landscapes and on-trend urban scenes offer contrasts to stir the heart and mind. From ancient ruins to biotech labs, from beach to mountain top, from desert spa to blooming grove, Israel is the destination of your lifetime.

Travel with Israeli-born chef Erez Pinhas

For 17 years, Erez Pinhas has brought the flavors of Israel to ABBA, his destination restaurant on Cape Cod. ABBAGO Travel will curate your journey to Israel the way Erez assembles his cuisine—with artfulness and invention, local ingredients, and supreme attentiveness to detail.

Chef Erez Pinhas

Personalized journeys into Israel’s cultures and cuisines

ABBAGO journeys delve into Israel’s many layers of culture … exploring legendary and little-known places, connecting with people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. You’ll encounter Israel in private homes, in the markets, on farms, and at dining hot spots. Every ABBAGO tour is tailored to our travelers and served by licensed professional guides with specialized knowledge. Let a native guide you deep into the soul of Israel, table by table.


Let a native guide you deep into the soul of Israel, table by table

Choose your journey

Our travelers are people with far-ranging experience and interests. Many have visited Israel before; for others, it’s their first time. Have you always wanted to see Israel’s sacred sites?  Would you love to explore wineries? Spend time in vibrant cities or rural villages? Visit and dine with families? Take in world-class performances? Celebrate holidays in the Holy Land?


What passions do you want to pursue on your journey: history, the arts, religious heritage, heart-pumping outdoor adventure?

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Celebrate a Bar Mitzvah or other milestone, take a once-in-a-lifetime family trip, or tour with your company or congregation.



Solemn or joyous, holidays in the Holy Land are special times, with traditional foods and feasts.

We can focus your journey on a particular passion or design a “tasting menu” of Israel. By asking the right questions, we create the itinerary of your dreams.


“For travelers like us, who really care about food and wine, our trip with Erez was a revelation. Jackie and I have been to Israel several times, but to experience it this way brought us closer to the land and the people than I could have imagined.”

Galit Berech

We have a deep basic instinct to unite over food. If two people can sit down quietly and eat from the same plate with a pita, this can open up a whole new channel.”  

Erez Pinhas

“Traveling with a renowned chef gave us access …”

“This was my seventh trip to Israel, having traveled there with tour groups, family, and independently. Without hesitation, I can say it was the best”

Karen Binder

“The essence of Israel!”

“Having traveled most of the world …. it was the best trip abroad we’ve ever experienced! The food experiences were delicious and unique. It was truly the trip of a lifetime!”

Sue and Ed Mullen

“Beyond our expectations”

“It didn’t take long to realize that Erez had organized the trip of our lives…. We would highly recommend you as a tour organizer. Our memories of this trip are everlasting!”

Linda and Larry Katzman

“… Erez is knowledgeable, interesting, organized, and best of all, really funny! He even helped us find unique souvenirs for family and friends back home. We enjoyed every minute of our first visit to Israel, left happily exhausted, and felt we had been on the trip of a lifetime.  We would definitely recommend AbbaGo Travel!”

Leslie Cole & Alan Kaplan