The Ultimate Family and Bar-Bat Mitzvah Tour

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from $4990 Per Person

Starting: 07/02/2017

Through: 01/18/2018

# of Nights: 9

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Day Destination
1 Sunday: En Route
2 Monday: Tel Aviv
3 Tuesday: Tel Aviv
4 Wednesday: Dead Sea
5 Thursday: Jerusalem
6 Friday: Jerusalem
7 Saturday: Jerusalem
8 Sunday: Jerusalem
9 Monday: Tiberias
10 Tuesday: Tiberias
11 Wednesday: Tiberias / Caesarea / En Route

Jerusalem,Dead Sea,Tiberias,Tel Aviv

Tour Departs on: Sunday

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child is FREE!!

Tour Includes:

  • Deluxe Hotels
  • Comprehensive Group Sightseeing Escorted by Professional Tour Manager
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • 19 Meals*:
    • Israeli Buffet Breakfast Daily
    • Welcome Dinner in Tel Aviv
    • “Hafla” Bedouin Dinner or Lunch
    • Shabbat Dinner in Jerusalem
    • Dinner in Jerusalem Restuarant
    • BBQ Dinner in The Galilee
    • Kibbutz Dinner in The Galilee
    • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Dinner
    • Farewell Dinner in Tel Aviv

*Final meals subject to change

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CITY NIGHTS HOTEL
Tel Aviv 2 Carlton (Sea View Rooms)
Dead Sea 1 Isrotel Dead Sea
Jerusalem 4 Inbal
Galilee 2 Kibbutz Kfar Blum

Jerusalem,Dead Sea,Tiberias,Tel Aviv

Tour Departs on: Sunday

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child is FREE!!

Tour Includes:

  • Deluxe Hotels
  • Comprehensive Group Sightseeing Escorted by Professional Tour Manager
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • 19 Meals*:
    • Israeli Buffet Breakfast Daily
    • Welcome Dinner in Tel Aviv
    • “Hafla” Bedouin Dinner or Lunch
    • Shabbat Dinner in Jerusalem
    • Dinner in Jerusalem Restuarant
    • BBQ Dinner in The Galilee
    • Kibbutz Dinner in The Galilee
    • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Dinner
    • Farewell Dinner in Tel Aviv

*Final meals subject to change

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Day Destination Experience
1 Sunday: En Route

Depart the USA on your flight to Israel.

2 Monday: Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv; meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Welcome Dinner get together at hotel. (D)

3 Tuesday: Tel Aviv

Drive to Rehovot, where we will tour the amazing Machon Ayalon ammunition factory, which was used by the Haganah (Israel’s pre independence army) to secretly manufacture bullets during the time of the British Mandate. Continue to Latrun, a strategic location on the road to Jerusalem during Israel’s War of Independence. Tour the IDF Armoured Corps Museum, where all the tanks used by the Israeli army since 1948 are on display. Back to Tel Aviv to , visit Independence Hall, where Ben-Gurion officially declared the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.(B)

4 Wednesday: Dead Sea

Today begins with an archaeological dig at the Tel Maresha excavations where we will take part in a hands-on search for ancient objects; followed by a ‘crawl’ through the famous Beit Guvrin caves. Continue further into the desert to meet the Bedouins of the desert at “Hanokdim Farm”. Test your camel riding skills; experience a Bedouin “Chafla” – a sumptuous Lunch of Bedouin cuisine while you enjoy their unique hospitality. Spend the afternoon at leisure at the Dead Sea Spa hotel – relax and unwind in the Geothermal pools or “float” in the Dead Sea – you cannot sink. Coat yourself in the famous black mud. Dinner at your hotel on the Dead Sea followed by a meeting and rehearsal with the Rabbi for the families, and individually with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. (B.L.D)

5 Thursday: Jerusalem

After breakfast, ascend Masada (by cable car) the last stronghold of the Zealots who chose death rather than surrendering to the Roman Legion in the Jewish revolt against Rome some 2000 years ago. Masada is now declared a UNESCO “World Heritage Site”. Join the Rabbi for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah service, at select locations overlooking the Dead Sea and the Mountains of Moab. After, tour Herod’s Palace, the synagogue, the bath house, the water system and the fascinating storage rooms. Drive to Ein Gedi for a hike through this beautiful oasis to the spectacular waterfalls. Departing the Dead Sea, pass Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Stop for a beautiful overview of the ancient and new city of Jerusalem and a short “Shehechiyanu” ceremony. Evening: Restaurant Dinner followed by the amazing Sound & Light show at the Citadel Museum. (B.D)

6 Friday: Jerusalem

Drive to Ammunition Hill to learn about the epic battle fought by the Israeli Paratroopers and Jordanian Legionnaires in the 6 day war (1967) that resulted in the unification of Jerusalem. Continue to Yad Vashem national memorial and Museum of the Holocaust. Stop in the grove of the Righteous among the Nations; continue to the Children’s Memorial then proceed to a special “Yizkor” (memorial service) in Bikat Ha Kehilot (The Valley of Communities); visit the new Museum. A special programme will be provided for children (accompanied by one parent). Stop at Mt. Herzl to discuss “from Shoah Vetkuma” (from destruction to Independence), visiting the final resting place of the founders of modern day Israel who had a dream and some of those young men who paid the ultimate price to make the dream a reality. Drive to Machane Yehuda Market, walk along the alleys of the market and taste locally made halva, homemade Jerusalem ice cream, natural health drinks and fine olive oils. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Before sunset visit the Western Wall to witness Kabbalat Shabbat at the start of Friday evening prayers and watch the procession of Yeshiva students dancing their way to the Kotel to greet the Sabbath bride. Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner at the hotel. (B.D)

7 Saturday: Jerusalem

Day at leisure in this fascinating city with an opportunity to rest, participate in one of the many Shabbat services, or visit with family. Or, simply enjoy the swimming pool and fantastic Spa facilities at your hotel. An Optional morning walking tour is also available strolling through some of Old Jerusalem’s diverse neighbourhoods. Evening: Our unforgettable Festive Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration including special dinner and live entertainment (subject to minimum number of participants) at the hotel. (B.D)

8 Sunday: Jerusalem

Visit the Biblical City of David in the heart of ancient Jerusalem, the city of kings and prophets, where the most exciting and impressive finds of recent years were found including an impressive public structure from the time of Kings of Judea. Visit the underground water system including new discoveries in the area of the Canaanite Citadel and the Canaanite Pool. Take the full wet trail or walk in the dry Tunnel. We arrive at the Southern Wall Archaeological Park including a multimedia presentation – describing life around the Temple Mount Continue through the Southern Wall Excavations, and then stop at the Kotel – the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. End the day walking back in time through the Western Wall (Rabbinical) Tunnels a fantastic on-going excavation under the city also known as “Hafirot Hakotel”. (B)

9 Monday: Tiberias

Drive via the Jordan Valley through the homeland of Prophet Elisha and stop at Beit Shean to see the fine Roman, Byzantine and Omayyad ruins. Journey to the centre of Kabala, the ancient, sacred city of Safed: explore the picturesque ancient alleyways, the historic synagogues and visit some of the many fine galleries in this artists’ colony. Continue down the Jordan River area, where you can test your skills kayaking on the Jordan River and zip lining on the Omega. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B.D)

10 Tuesday: Tiberias

We begin at Kibbutz Ayelet Hashachar – test your skill at target shooting. Visit an Army Base, with a wonderful opportunity to see IDF soldiers and observe the life of an active combat unit. Continue down the Northern slopes of Golan Heights, stopptin for a spectacular view of the lush Finger of the Galilee en route to Tel Dan. Walk the nature trail along Dan the largest source of the Jordan river. Take a jeep ride off the beaten track up onto the Golan Heights following the route of the IDF when they captured the Golan Heights in the 6 day war. Continue to Tiberias where we end the day with a sumptuous dinner and boat ride at Decks. (B.D)

11 Wednesday: Tiberias / Caesarea / En Route

The day begins at Mitzpeh Hoshaya; participate in cheese making and bread baking and take the Donkey ride challenge (if you are skilled you’ll get your license as well). Travel via Haifa to view the Baha’i Gardens en route to a quaint Druze Village. Continue to Caesarea. Visit the perfect Roman Theatre, the Hippodrome, the crusader walls and stop at the new Multi Media show where one can “speak” to King Herod and many of the prominent elders who shaped history some 2000 years ago. Continue along the coastal road to Tel Aviv for our farewell dinner before departure to the airport for your return flight to the USA. (B.D)

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LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD)

July 2017 – December 2017
2017 ONE ROOM TWO ROOMS
Departure Single Couple Family of 3
(2 + BM child)
Family of 4
(3 + BM child)
Family of 5
(4 + BM child)
Jul 2-13 $4990 $7678 $7678 $11517 $15356
Jul 16-Jul 27 $4990 $7678 $7678 $11517 $15356
Aug 6-Aug 17 $5115 $7738 $7738 $11607 $15476
Aug 20-Aug 31 $5115 $7738 $7738 $11607 $15476
Dec 24-Jan 3; ‘18** $4990 $7678 $7678 $11517 $15356
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child (Bar Mitzvah Boy age 13 - Bat Mitzvah girl age 12).
No additional discounts apply for non-Bar/Bat Mitzvah children in rooms above. Maximum ONE Free Bar/Bat child per family.
*Return flight for summer programs should be reserved for Wednesday night.
**Dec 24 Departure: (8 Nights): Revised Itinerary (return should be booked for late evening of Jan 2 '18)(1 Night Tel Aviv; 5 Nights Jerusalem; 2 Nights Kibbutz).
Extensions available in Tel Aviv or to Eilat with Optional Petra Day Tour for either Pre or Post the Tour dates.
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Private Car Touring using above itinerary & Customized itineraries for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Family Tours available; please inquire.