As a preferred on-site Virtuoso provider, Kenes Tours is honored to have hosted an agents’ familiarization trip (FAM. trip) for Virtuoso travel agents. For seven days, from January 12th-19th, seventeen top travel agents representing some of the world’s leading and most renowned agencies had the incredible opportunity of experiencing the highlights of Israel.


Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies, with more than 11,400 advisors worldwide. It represents the best of the best in travel, with a portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners – top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Its advisors use their global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for their clients, from weekend getaways to dream vacations. FAM. trip’s participants included leading representatives from United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia.

Based in Tel Aviv at the Isrotel Royal Beach hotel and at the David Intercontinental hotel, in Jerusalem at the Mamilla hotel, and in the Galilee at the Isrotel Mizpe Hayamim hotel, our agent partners were able to familiarize themselves with some of the sites and special activities that their clients can experience while in Israel. Some of the tour highlights included: walking tours in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem’s Old City, visiting the stunning archaeological excavations at Jerusalem’s City of David, swimming and ‘floating’ and a 5-star lunch at the Herod’s hotel-Dead Sea, a special street art and graffiti tour in Tel Aviv’s Bohemian Florentine neighborhood with the multi-talented linguist Guy Sharett, experiencing the powerful sight of 40,000 migrating birds at the Agamon HaHula nature preserve, tasting authentic Druze home hospitality with the incredible Paul Nirens from Galileat, and travelling off-road in-style through the Negev desert on an ‘Overland’ adventure. On behalf of all of us here at Kenes Tours, we would like to extend our gratitude to the group’s Virtuoso agent participants. From the amount of heartfelt and positive feedback we’ve received, we can declare the tour a success!


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