We are a boutique luxury travel company based in Tel Aviv, Israel that provides travelers with personalized, authentic, once-in-a-lifetime trips to Israel, Lapland, Georgia, Montenegro, Iceland, and Ireland.
Our mission is to change perspectives and connect people from all over the world through travel.
Director of Operations
Julia is an Olah Chadesha, having made Aliyah from Denver, Colorado in 2017. Prior to starting Fig Trips, Julia worked in finance until deciding to pursue her passion for travel full-time. Julia strongly believes that travel can be a life-altering experience and is devoted to providing travelers with the best experience humanly possible--approaching each trip with the same amount of personalized care and dedication as she would for her family and friends.
Julia holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a Master's Degree in Marketing Communications from Clark University.
Client Experience Director
Ishai is a five-star rated, government certified tour guide that offers historical heritage tours, hiking excursions, geopolitical tours, and specialty private tours for individuals and families, religious groups, universities, and diplomats. A history buff and army veteran, Ishai holds a degree in Israeli History from the University of Haifa and his expertise includes geology, geopolitics, and ancient and modern history. Ishai strives to provide his travelers with the most authentic and comfortable experience possible--constantly seeking out surprises and hidden gems to delight his travelers.
Ishai is an avid hiker and outdoorsman, having taught nature survival classes to students and adults. He has also completed the Israel National Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, walking from Mexico to Canada.
Incoming Tourism Coordinator
Tal is a dedicated tour operator, working in the field of tourism for the past 7 years. Tal holds a BA in International Relations and Sociology-Anthropology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Prior to working at Fig Trips, Tal was serving as a project manager at the Jerusalem Press Club where he was in charge of hosting various delegations of foreign press.
Tal is always searching for the next hidden gem that Israel has to offer, and believes that a tailor-made trip based on the customer’s needs can maximize their travel experience.
Geffen Ben David
A passionate hiker, Geffen lives in a small village near Beit Shemesh--inside a forest and right on The Israel National Trail route—a testament to her love for the outdoors.
Geffen believes that the best way to explore new places is on foot, bringing her passion and enthusiasm for nature and discovery to all of the trips she helps plan.