Tours to Israel for Families and Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Traveling to Israel is the greatest gift  you can give your family and celebrating a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Israel is life changing. 

On our family tours, we have created a program designed to meet the needs of all age groups.  There is a wonderful balance of significant points of interest and hands-on fun activities to keep your kids and the younger component engaged.  It is where learning, having fun and family unite.  

Each tour package includes one of our expert licensed tour directors, an experienced driver, daily breakfast, most dinner options, deluxe accommodations suitable for families in wonderful locations, and so much MORE. 

2021 Israel Tours

Jun 15 - 27

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
The Ultimate Family Trip!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
13 Days
Land Price: $4,249.00

Jun 15 - 30

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
The Ultimate Family Trip! Two full weeks in beautiful Israel
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
16 Days
Land Price: $4,799.00

Jun 29 - Jul 11

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
Experience the ultimate family trip!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
13 Days
Land Price: $4,249.00

Jun 29 - Jul 14

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
Two full weeks in the country!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
16 Days
Land Price: $4,799.00

Jul 20 - Aug 1

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
Making memories for a lifetime!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
13 Days
Land Price: $4,249.00

Jul 20 - Aug 4

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
The ultimate family experience!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
16 Days
Land Price: $4,799.00

Aug 3 - 18

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
Two amazing incredible weeks!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
16 Days
Land Price: $4,799.00

Aug 3 - 15

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
The ultimate family trip!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
13 Days
Land Price: $4,249.00

Aug 17 - 29

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
13 Days
Land Price: $4,249.00

Aug 17 - Sep 1

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
16 Days
Land Price: $4,799.00

Dec 21 - Jan 2

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant *Free!
13 Days
Land Price: $4,399.00

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Families

16 Day Summer Family & Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour View/Print PDF


DAY 1: Tuesday – DEPARTURE DAY

Depart on your flight to Israel.


DAY 2: Wednesday – Shalom! Arrival Day

All passengers who have booked EL AL group flights are met at the airport and transferred to the bustling cosmopolitan city of Tel-Aviv. Check in to our deluxe hotel on the beautiful beach promenade. 
PM: WELCOME DINNER TONIGHT IN HOTEL MAIN DINING ROOM (FROM7:00PM). AFTER DINNER ENJOY A STROLL ALONG THE BEACHFRONT. OVERNIGHT TEL-AVIV


DAY 3: Thursday – TEL-AVIV

BREAKFAST. Our day begins with a visit to Independence Hall where on May 14th, 1948, Israel became an independent nation. Then we travel to Rechovot to tour the Ayalon Institute, a secret factory camouflaged on a kibbutz making millions of bullets for the Hagana. This was done right under the noses of the British authorities. Then Kids only will drive to the Lachish region to experience a “Hands on Dig” at an actual archaeological site, “Tel Marisha” – the birthplace of King Herod.  Adults will enjoy visiting Sarona, one of the newest and most happening places in the heart of Tel Aviv.  Continue to Old Jaffa.  Walk along the ancient streets, viewing archaeological excavations and charming galleries. ****Tonight there will be a meeting with all of the Bar & Bat Mitzvah Celebrants and their parents before dinner. 
PM: DINNER ON YOUR OWN TONIGHT. OVERNIGHT TEL- AVIV


DAY 4: Friday – TEL-AVIV / CAESEREA / HAIFA

BREAKFAST. Start today with a walk through the Carmel Market or Shuk, and visit the open-air craft fair, Nachalat Binyamin Market. Continue north via Netanya to Caeserea. We visit the Crusaders’ Battlement, the Roman Theater – where concerts and cultural events take place all summer long, plus the ancient Aqueduct still standing for 2000 years. Next, an emotional visit to Atlit – a former detention compound for Jewish immigrants who arrived in Israel illegally during the British Mandate period. Arrive at our luxurious hotel atop Mt. Carmel.
PM: KABALAT SABBATH SERVICE FOLLOWED BY OUR FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITIONAL DINNER. OVERNIGHT HAIFA


DAY 5: Saturday – HAIFA AT LEISURE

BREAKFAST. Sabbath at leisure. Enjoy a delightful stroll in the beautiful city of Haifa or visit a local Synagogue. The lovely pool area is yours to enjoy. Available – Optional tour to the incredible Tel Megiddo – the excavations that inspired James Michener’s book “The Source”. Next, drive to a Druze Village where we learn about their culture and customs in their environment. Browse and shop in their bustling bazaar – a fun way to end an exciting tour before returning to our hotel around 2:30 PM. 
PM: DINNER WITH ENTERTAINMENT… OVERNIGHT HAIFA


DAY 6: Sunday – HAIFA / AKKO / SAFED / UPPER GALILEE

BREAKFAST. Drive by the Bahai Gardens on our way to the ancient port city of Akko to visit the prison where members of the Hagana and Irgun were held captive during Israel’s fight for independence. Here Leon Uris’s famous novel “Exodus” was filmed. Then on to the beautiful new Jewish development town Karmiel, in the Galilee. Proceed to Safed, famous art colony and center of mystic Kabbalism. See its Synagogues and picturesque cobblestone streets and art galleries before arriving at our Kibbutz, located in the lush hills of the Upper Galilee. 
PM: DINNER. AFTER DINNER, LEARN ABOUT KIBBUTZ LIFE FROM A KIBBUTZ MEMBER. KIDS ENJOY NIGHT SWIMMING AND PLAYING GAMES ON THE BEAUTIFUL  GROUNDS OF THE KIBBUTZ. OVERNIGHT KIBBUTZ.


DAY 7: Monday – UPPER GALILEE

BREAKFAST. We start today with an exciting JEEP RIDE to the Golan Heights and enjoy a magnificent view of the entire Hula Valley. See the Syrian fortifications  which threatened Israel for 19 years before the Six Day War. Continue to the Golan Heights Winery situated in Katzrin, capital city of the Golan Heights. The adults will enjoy tasting high quality wines.  The kids will experience the activity of the harvest, grapes if ready for making wine, olives if ready for making oil, and/or flour if ready for making pita. Then the kids and parents interested will enjoy an exciting kayaking trip down the Jordan River.  After at our wonderful kibbutz enjoy a swim in the magnificent indoor / outdoor pools. 
PM: DINNER. TONIGHT WE GATHER FOR A KUMSITZ (CAMPFIRE GATHERING) AND  SING- ALONG! OVERNIGHT KIBBUTZ.


DAY 8: Tuesday – Heading to Jerusalem

BREAKFAST. Depart for Beit Shean, the most exciting antiquity excavation in Israel. It is compared to Pompei of ancient Rome. Continue to Bet Alpha for a visit to the ancient Synagogue with its outstanding mosaic floor. On to Sachne, an oasis at the foot of Mount Gilboa. Enjoy a swim in this unique Garden of Eden setting. Continue to Genesis Land situated in the heart of the Judean Desert to experience life as it was in biblical times.  Enjoy Camel trekking and gather under tent for an early feast biblical style.  Then we head toward Israel’s capital – Jerusalem of Gold. Following in our forefathers footsteps, we enter Jerusalem and gather for a traditional special Shehecheyanu welcome. 
*Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrants will have a get together with the Rabbi in our hotel after check in.
PM:  DINNER in the Judean Desert. OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM


DAY 9: Wednesday – JERUSALEM

BREAKFAST.  Begin the day with a visit to the Western Wall – the holiest site in Judaism. Next we enter the newly excavated Tunnel that runs along the Western Wall. Continue walking through the restored Jewish Quarter of the Old City, viewing the Hurva Synagogue and the Cardo.Next, an emotional visit to Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust – Yad Vashem, including the New Museum to remember the magnitude of the Holocaust on European Jewry. Visit the Children’s Pavilion, the Avenue of the “Righteous Gentiles”, and the Ohel Yiskor, the main Memorial Hall. 
PM: DINNER and some free time on your own before viewing the spectacular SOUND & LIGHT SHOW at the Tower of David Museum! OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM.


DAY 10: Thursday – BAR/BAT MITZVAH DAY / THE DEAD SEA / CELEBRATION PARTY

BREAKFAST. 6:30 AM  depart  Jerusalem for  Massada where our Bar and Bat Mitzvah Ceremony will take place. Ascend by cable car to the top of this impressive last Stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. After our emotional ceremony, tour the fortress – see Herod’s Palace, the Synagogue and Bath Houses. Descend by cable car. Then on to the exciting and rejuvenating floating experience at the DEAD SEA known for its therapeutic healing qualities. Return to Jerusalem. 
PM: BAR/BAT MITZVAH CELEBRATION DINNER PARTY (DRESS UP)Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrants Participate In A Memorable And Meaningful Candle Lighting Ceremony. OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM


DAY 11: Friday – JERUSALEM AT LEISURE

BREAKFAST. Day At Leisure… Relax, Shop, Enjoy! PM: This Evening, An Emotional Visit To The “Western Wall” To Witness The Ushering In of The Sabbath – An Experience You’ll Never Forget! 
PM: FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITIONAL SHABBAT DINNER. OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM


DAY 12: Saturday – JERUSALEM

BREAKFAST.  Sabbath. Join us for services at the Great Synagogue. Then enjoy the fantastic Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Shrine of the Book, and the renovated Model of the City of Jerusalem from the 2nd Temple Period. 
PM: DINE ON YOUR OWN FOR YOUR LAST NIGHT IN JERUSALEM. ENJOY. OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM


DAY 13: Sunday – JERUSALEM / EIN GEDI / EILAT

BREAKFAST. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea passing the caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We will climb into the desert to visit the oasis of the Ein Gedi Falls and swim in the fresh cold water. Head for exciting Eilat via the Arava road.
PM: DINNER. AFTER DINNER, WALK ALONG THE PROMENADE AND FEEL THE EXCITEMENT OF THIS MIDDLE-EASTERN PARADISE! HOTEL ENTERTAINMENT. OVERNIGHT EILAT


DAY 14: Monday – EILAT or PETRA, JORDAN

BREAKFAST. FAMILY FUN DAY beginning  with snorkeling in the Red Sea, an experience the whole family enjoys. Then the remainder of the day FREE for you to enjoy our fabulous private beachfront hotel and magnificent pool area. Para Sailing, speed boats, caterpillar boats are just a few of the activities available! Or you may desire full day tour to one of the ancient wonders of the world, Petra (see flyer for details). 
PM: DINNER. HOTEL ENTERTAINMENT. OVERNIGHT EILAT.


DAY 15: Tuesday – EILAT / TEL AVIV Last Touring Day

BREAKFAST. Drive northward to the great crater of Mitzpe Ramon, the “Machtesh”, where we view a unique geological  phenomenon comprised of ancient rock strata that dates back 200 million years. Then we visit David Ben Gurion’s gravesite overlooking the wilderness of Zin. Continue via Beer Sheva, capital of the Negev to the Israeli Air Force Museum to see a huge collection of millitary airplanes and helicopters used by the IDF on route to Tel-Aviv. Continue to Tel-Aviv for our farewell dinner.
PM: DINNER followed by late evening transfer to the airport. We leave the great land of Israel for our return to the U.S.A. with unforgettable sights and memories etched in our minds of this extraordinary, incredible country. SHALOM!


DAY 16: Wednesday – Flights depart between midnight and 1:00 am

– HOME

13 Day Summer Family & Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour View/Print PDF


DAY 1: Tuesday – DEPARTURE DAY

Depart  on your flight to Israel.


DAY 2: Wednesday – Arrival ISRAEL

All passengers who have booked EL AL group flights are met at the airport and transferred to the bustling cosmopolitan city of Tel-Aviv. Check in to our deluxe hotel on the beautiful beach promenade.PM: WELCOME DINNER TONIGHT IN HOTEL MAIN DINING ROOM (FROM7:00PM). AFTER DINNER ENJOY A STROLL ALONG THE BEACHFRONT. OVERNIGHT TEL-AVIV


DAY 3: Thursday – TEL-AVIV

BREAKFAST. Our day begins with a visit to Independence Hall where on May 14th, 1948, Israel became an independent nation. Then we travel to Rechovot to tour the Ayalon Institute, a secret factory camouflaged on a kibbutz making millions of bullets for the Hagana. This was done right under the noses of the British authorities. Then Kids only will drive to the Lachish region to experience a “Hands on Dig” at an actual archaeological site, “Tel Marisha” – the birthplace of King Herod,  while the adults visit Sarona, one of the newest most happening places in Tel Aviv AND Old Jaffa, walking along the ancient streets viewing archaeological excavations and charming galleries.   Tonight there will be a meeting with all of the Bar & Bat Mitzvah Celebrants and their parents before dinner.
PM: DINNER ON YOUR OWN. OVERNIGHT TEL- AVIV


DAY 4: Friday – TEL-AVIV / CAESEREA / HAIFA

BREAKFAST. Start today with a walk through the Carmel Market or Shuk and the open-air craft fair, Nachalat Binyamin Market.  Continue north via Netanya to Caeserea. We visit the Crusaders’ Battlement, the Roman Theater – where concerts and cultural events take place all summer long, plus the ancient Aqueduct still standing for 2000 years. Next, an emotional visit to Atlit – a former detention compound for Jewish immigrants who arrived in Israel illegally during the British Mandate period. Drive by the Bahai Temple before we arrive at our luxurious hotel atop Mt. Carmel.
PM: KABALAT SHABBAT SERVICE FOLLOWED BY OUR FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITIONAL DINNER. OVERNIGHT HAIFA


DAY 5: Saturday – HAIFA AT LEISURE

BREAKFAST. Sabbath at leisure. Enjoy a delightful stroll in the beautiful city of Haifa or visit a local Synagogue. The lovely pool area is yours to enjoy. Available – Optional tour to the incredible Tel Megiddo – the excavations that inspired James Michener’s book “The Source”. Next, drive to a Druze Village where we learn about their culture and customs in their environment. Browse and shop in their bustling bazaar.
PM: DINNER WITH ENTERTAINMENT… OVERNIGHT HAIFA


DAY 6: Sunday – HAIFA / AKKO / SAFED / UPPER GALILEE

BREAKFAST. Our first stop today, the ancient port city of Akko to visit the prison where members of the Hagana and Irgun were held captive during Israel’s fight for independence. Here Leon Uris’s famous novel “Exodus” was filmed. Then on to the beautiful new Jewish development town Karmiel, in the Galilee. Proceed to Safed, famous art colony and center of mystic Kabbalism. See its Synagogues and picturesque cobblestone streets and art galleries Continue to the Kibbutz located in the lush hills of the Upper Galilee.
PM: DINNER. AFTER DINNER, LEARN ABOUT KIBBUTZ LIFE FROM A KIBBUTZ MEMBER. KIDS ENJOY NIGHT SWIMMING AND PLAYING GAMES ON THE BEAUTIFUL  GROUNDS OF THE KIBBUTZ. OVERNIGHT KIBBUTZ.


DAY 7: Monday – Today is a great day in the north!

BREAKFAST. We start today with an exciting JEEP RIDE to the Golan Heights and enjoy a magnificent view of the entire Hula Valley. See the Syrian fortifications  which threatened Israel for 19 years before the Six Day War. Continue to Katzrin, the capital city of the Golan Heights.  Adults will enjoy wine tasting at the Golan Heights winery while the kids experience the activity of the harvest; grapes for making wine, olives if ready to make oil, and/or flour if ready for making pita. After we head for an exciting kayaking/rafting trip down the Jordan River. Enjoy a swim in the magnificent indoor / outdoor pools.
PM: DINNER. TONIGHT WE GATHER FOR A KUMSITZ (CAMPFIRE GATHERING) AND  SING- ALONG! OVERNIGHT KIBBUTZ.


DAY 8: Tuesday – Heading to JERUSALEM

BREAKFAST. Depart for Beit Shean, the most exciting antiquity excavation in Israel. It is compared to Pompei of ancient Rome. Continue to Bet Alpha for a visit to the ancient Synagogue with its outstanding mosaic floor. On to Sachne, an oasis at the foot of Mount Gilboa. Enjoy a swim in this unique Garden of Eden setting. Continue to Genesis Land situated in the heart of the Judean Desert to experience life as it was in biblical times.  It is here that we enjoy Camel Trekking and gather under tent for an early biblical feast!  Then we head toward Israel’s capital – Jerusalem of Gold. Following in our forefathers footsteps, we enter Jerusalem and gather for a traditional special Shehecheyanu Welcome.  
Upon arrival at our hotel ALL the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Celebrants will have a get together with the Rabbi before heading out for dinner.
PM:  Dinner in the Judean Desert.  OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM


DAY 9: Wednesday – JERUSALEM

BREAKFAST.  Begin the day with a visit to the Western Wall – the holiest site in Judaism. Next we enter the newly excavated Tunnel that runs along the Western Wall. Continue walking through the restored Jewish Quarter of the Old City, viewing the Hurva Synagogue and the Cardo. Next, an emotional visit to Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust – Yad Vashem, including the New Museum to remember the magnitude of the Holocaust on European Jewry. Visit the Children’s Pavilion, the Avenue of the “Righteous Gentiles”, and the Ohel Yiskor, the main Memorial Hall.
PM: Dinner and some free time on your own before viewing the EXTRAORDINARY SOUND & LIGHT SHOW AT THE TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM! OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM.


DAY 10: Thursday – BAR/BAT MITZVAH DAY / THE DEAD SEA / CELEBRATION PARTY

BREAKFAST. 6:30 AM  depart  Jerusalem for  Massada where our Bar and Bat Mitzvah Ceremony will take place. Ascend by cable car to the top of this impressive last Stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. After our emotional ceremony, tour the fortress – see Herod’s Palace, the Synagogue and Bath Houses. Descend by cable car. Then on to an exciting and rejuvenating floating experience at the Dead Sea known for its therapeutic healing qualities.  Return to Jerusalem.
PM: BAR/BAT MITZVAH CELEBRATION DINNER PARTY. Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrants Participate In A Memorable And Meaningful Candle Lighting Ceremony. (DRESS UP NIGHT). OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM


DAY 11: Friday – JERUSALEM AT LEISURE

BREAKFAST. Day At Leisure… Relax, Shop, Enjoy! PM: This Evening, An Emotional Visit To The “Western Wall” To Witness The Ushering In of The Sabbath – An Experience You’ll Never Forget!
PM: FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITIONAL SHABBAT DINNER. OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM


DAY 12: Saturday – JERUSALEM - LAST TOURING DAY

BREAKFAST.  LATE CHECK OUT. Sabbath. Join us for services at the Great Synagogue. Then enjoy the fantastic Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Shrine of the Book, and the renovated Model of the City of Jerusalem from the 2nd Temple Period.
PM: Dine on your own for your last night in JERUSALEM before heading to the airport for your evening flight home. (Late transfer arranged for those who booked EL AL flights). We leave the great land of Israel for our return to the U.S.A. with unforgettable sights and memories etched in our minds of this extraordinary, incredible country. SHALOM!


DAY 13: Sunday – Flights depart between midnight and 1:00am

13 Day Winter Family & Bar and Bat Mitzvah Tour View/Print PDF


Day 1: Tuesday Departure Day!

Depart on your flight to Israel.

 


Day 2: Wednesday Arrival Day!

All passengers who have booked group EL AL flights are met at the airport and transferred to the bustling cosmopolitan city of Tel-Aviv. Check in to our deluxe hotel on the beautiful beach promenade.

PM: WELCOME DINNER! After dinner enjoy a stroll along the beachfront. OVERNIGHT TEL-AVIV.


Day 3: Thursday Tel Aviv

BREAKFAST. Our day begins with a visit to Independence Hall where on May 14th , 1948 Israel was declared an independent state. Then we travel to Rechovot to tour the Ayalon Institute, a secret factory camouflaged on a kibbutz making millions of bullets for the Hagana and underground. This was done right under the noses of the British authorities. Kids only will drive to the Lachish region to experience a “hands on dig” at an actual archaeological site, “Tel Marisha” - the birthplace of King Herod. Adults visit Sarona, one of the newest hot spots of Tel Aviv and walk along the ancient streets of Old Jaffa, viewing archaeological excavations and charming galleries and port.

Tonight there will be a meeting with all the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrants and their parents before dinner.

PM: Dinner on your own tonight. Enjoy! OVERNIGHT TEL-AVIV.


Day 4: Friday Tel Aviv/ Haifa

BREAKFAST. Begin the day with a walk through the Carmel Market or Shuk and the open air craft fair, Nachalat Benyamin. Drive north to Caeserea. We see the Crusaders’ Battlement, the Roman Theater - where concerts and cultural events take place all summer long, plus the ancient Aqueduct still standing for 2000 years. Next, an emotional visit to Atlit - a former detention compound for Jewish immigrants who arrived in Israel illegally during the British Mandate period. Drive by the Bahai Temple before we arrive at our luxurious hotel atop Mt. Carmel.

PM: KABALAT SHABBAT SERVICE FOLLOWED BY SHABBAT DINNER.

OVERNIGHT HAIFA.


Day 5: Saturday Shabbat!

BREAKFAST. Sabbath at leisure. Enjoy a delightful stroll in the beautiful city of Haifa or visit a local Synagogue. The lovely pool area is yours to enjoy. AVAILABLE - Optional tour to the incredible Tel Megiddo - the excavations that inspired James Michener's book "The Source". Next, drive to a Druze Village where we learn about their culture and customs in their environment. Browse and shop in their bustling bazaar - a fun way to end an exciting tour before returning to our hotel around 2:30 PM.

PM: DINNER & SHOW! OVERNIGHT HAIFA.


Day 6: Sunday Haifa/Upper Galilee

BREAKFAST. Our first stop today, the ancient port city of Akko to visit the prison where members of the Hagana and Irgun were held captive during Israel's independence. Here Leon Uris's famous book "Exodus" was filmed. Proceed to Safed, famous art colony and center of mystic Kabbalah before arriving at our Kibbutz in the hills of the Upper Galilee.

PM: DINNER. Talk on Kibbutz life from one of the Kibbutz members and night swimming in the huge heated indoor pool for the kids. OVERNIGHT KIBBUTZ.


Day 7: Monday Upper Galilee

BREAKFAST. We start this morning with an exciting jeep ride on the Golan Heights and the Hula Valley. See the Syrian fortifications which threatened Israel for 19 years before the Six Day War. Continue to Katzrin, capital city of the Golan Heights. Adults visit the Golan Heights Winery, tasting high quality wines while the kids experience the activity of the harvest; grapes if ready for making wine, olives if ready to make oil, and/or flour if ready for making pita.

PM: DINNER. Sports and games in the sports complex on the grounds of the Kibbutz. OVERNIGHT KIBBUTZ.


Day 8: Tuesday Upper Galilee/Jerusalem

BREAKFAST. Depart for Beit Shean, the most exciting antiquity excavation in Israel. It is compared to Pompei of ancient Rome. Next we head to the Judean hills for CAMEL RIDES. Continue toward Israel’s capital - Jerusalem of Gold. Following in our forefathers footsteps, we enter Jerusalem and gather for a traditional SHEHECHEYANU.

PM: Dinner. Overnight Jerusalem


Day 9: Wednesday Jerusalem

BREAKFAST. Begin the day with a visit to the Western Wall - the holiest site of Judaism. Next we enter the newly excavated Tunnel that runs along the Western Wall. Continue walking through the restored Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Next we visit, Yad Vashem, the National Memorial to the Jewish Holocaust..

Tonight the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Celebrants will have a get together with the Rabbi.

PM: Dinner and some free time on your own. 8:30 pm The Spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David Museum (weather permitting)! OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM.


Day 10: Thursday Bar & Bat Mitzvah Day - Masada and the Dead Sea

BREAKFAST. Early departure for Masada where our Bar and Bat Mitzvah Ceremony will take place. Ascend by cable car to the last stronghold of the zealots in their struggle against the Romans. After our emotional ceremony, tour the fortress - see Herod’s Palace, the Synagogue and Bath houses. Descend by cable car. Then on to an exciting and rejuvenating experience at the Dead Sea Spa known for its therapeutic health qualities (weather permitting).

PM: BAR/BAT MITZVAH CELEBRATION DINNER PARTY. Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrants participate in a memorable and meaningful candle lighting ceremony. (DRESS UP NIGHT). OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM.


Day 11: Friday Day at Leisure!

BREAKFAST. Day at leisure…. SLEEP, RELAX, SHOP, ENJOY! Consider lunch or a walk through the busy Machane Yehuda Market before it closes for Shabbat today!

PM: THIS EVENING, AN EMOTIONAL VISIT TO THE "WESTERN WALL" TO WITNESS THE USHERING IN OF THE SABBATH - AN EXPERIENCE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET!

PM: FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITIONAL SHABBAT DINNER. OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM.


Day 12: Saturday Last Day/ Late Check Out!

BREAKFAST. Sabbath. No wake up call. Join us for services at the Great Synagogue if you like. Then enjoy the fantastic Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Shrine of the Book, and the renovated model of the city of Jerusalem from the 2nd Temple Period. You have the comfort of your rooms all day- 6:00 pm CHECK OUT
PM: Dine on your own for the last night in Jerusalem before heading to the airport for your evening flight home. AIRPORT TRANSFER -7:30 pm. We leave the great land of Israel for our return to the U.S.A. with unforgettable sights and memories etched in our minds of this extraordinary, incredible country. SHALOM!


Day 13: Sunday Flights depart between midnight and 1:00am.

You arrive home early in the morning same day (Sunday). 

*During certain periods of special events or circumstances it may be necessary to revise the routing of the itinerary.

Accommodations

The Carlton

Tel Aviv

Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Overlooking the Tel Aviv Marina, promenade, and the white sandy beaches of Tel Aviv. The Carlton hotel features stunning views and modern style.

Dan Carmel

Haifa

Built on the crest of Mount Carmel, this classically elegant hotel commands unforgettable panoramic views of the bay, the city, and the countryside. The recently refurbished rooms and suites are all designed with classic and elegant tones and complete with the modern accessories and luxurious comforts, as expected at the best hotels in the world.

Hagoshrim Kibbutz & Resort Hotel

Upper Galilee

One of the most beautiful Kibbutzim in the north you will be impressed with its magnificent setting, well appointed new deluxe rooms, and an incredible array of resort amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center and more… You will also enjoy the most wonderful food especially their wholesome delicious soups.

The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

Jerusalem

Location! Location! Location! The Inbal Jerusalem Five Star Deluxe Hotel is situated in the heart of Jerusalem, overlooking Liberty Bell Park and the Old City, within easy walking distance of the city’s main cultural, historical and holy sites.

The Royal Beach

Eilat

The most beautiful hotel in Eilat! Situated on the shores of the Red Sea, come feel the excitement of this Middle Eastern paradise. Enjoy a walk along the promenade. The perfect ending to our tour!

Arrive Early or Stay Later

Extend Your Stay

Do you need extra time to acclimate or do you have family/friends you wish to visit in Israel?
You may want to consider adding a night or two at the beginning of our program or at the end of the program.
Please contact our office for more details.

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SOME FAMILY FAVORITES

  •  Archaeological Dig at Tel Maresha in caves dating back to the times of the Maccabees (Chanukah Story)
  •  Kayaking or Rafting on the Jordan River
  •  Swimming at Gan Hashlosha (Sachne), a natural spring water oasis paradise
  •  Fruit Picking (harvest permitting)
  •  Jeep Riding on the Golan Heights
  •  Camp Fire Kumsitz in the north
  •  Late afternoon & night swims at our magnificent hotels
  •  Camel Riding in the heart of hte Judean Desert
  •  Biblical Feast under Abraham's Tent
  •  Special Shecheyanu Welcome in Jerusalem
  •  Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David
  •  Floating in the Dead Sea
  •  Hiking at Ein Gedi waterfall
  •  Snorkeling in the Red Sea
    Learning and having fun, meeting families and making memories that last a lifetime!
    ALL FAMILY TOURS INCLUDE:
  • The Finest Guides and Drivers – Israel’s BEST!
  • Travel comfortably on motor coaches with complimentary water
  • Exciting Comprehensive Itinerary
  • Deluxe family friendly hotels, well located
  • Headsets or Whisperers – hear your guide with ease
  • All Spectacular Buffet Breakfasts
  • All Dinners Included (except three nights)
  • Evening family entertainment
  • All entrance fees – no waiting with Group VIP access
  • Gratuities to Maids, Waiters, Porters
  • PLUS, Wonderful surprise extras… always!

YOUR TRAVEL & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • EL AL Airlines operates NON-STOP FLIGHTS to Israel from New York, New Jersey, Boston, Los Angeles, and Miami
  • VIP airport service and transfers are included for passengers flying EL AL on our scheduled departures and designated group flights
  • You are welcome to travel with other carries and airport transfers can be arranged but are not included
  • Travel days are included in tour days/dates
  • Speak with your Travel Professional before booking your flight to coordinate with tour schedules

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  •  family tours are active
  •  you must be in good health
  •  able to walk reasonable distances over unpaved and uneven terrain
  •  able to walk steps
  •  not able to accommodate wheelchairs or scooters
    (please review terms and conditions)

BAR & BAT MITZVAH CELEBRANTS

*FREE LAND OFFER

Applies to ONE Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child (age 13 or 12) per FAMILY OF 3 OR MORE
Family of 3: 1 Triple Room- one free land tour for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child
Family of 4: 1 Family Suite or 2 Double Rooms – one free land tour for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child
Family of 5: 1 Double Room & 1 Triple Room- one free land tour for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child 

No Other Discounts for non-Bar/Bat Mitzvah children will apply.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS FOR BAR/BAT MITZVAH CELEBRANTS:

  • Preparation Material for BM Service
  • Rehearsal with Rabbi prior to Ceremony
  • Certificate from the State of Israel
  • Margaret Morse Tours Special Gift
  • Meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceremony
  • Unique Candle Lighting Ceremony
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah Celebration Dinner Party

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare 
  • Daily lunches + 3 dinners 
  • Optional Saturday Tour from Haifa – Tel Megiddo and Druze Village – $50 pp
  • Optional Day Tour to Petra from Eilat (available with 16-day tour only)- $425 pp
  • Bonus Tip to Guide $80 pp / Driver $40 pp
  • Travel Insurance -highly recommended
  • Airport Transfers for passengers not traveling EL AL airlines and/or not arriving or departing with tour schedule