Israel: Tailored Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Experience

For over 40 years, Gil Travel has helped families just like yours strengthen their ties to Judaism and make cherished memories with personalized Bar & Bat Mitzvah Israel tours.
  • Highlights

    The Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony and celebration will be an unforgettable highlight of your tailored Israel trip.
  • Notes

    Land Only
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

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For over 40 years, Gil Travel has helped families just like yours strengthen their ties to Judaism

and make cherished memories with personalized Bar & Bat Mitzvah Israel tours. Relax, and let us take care of the details! Work with our specialized travel agents who send over 40,000 people to Israel each year. We have the experience and insight to plan every aspect of your celebration.

Your family can climb Masada, take a dip in the Dead Sea, shop and feel the energy of Jerusalem in Mahane Yehuda market, plant a family tree at Neot Kedumim, explore the Palmach Museum to learn of the elite fighting force of the Haganah who fought for the state of Israel, volunteer with an organization in need, enjoy a celebratory lunch in the ancient coastal city of Caesarea, visit some Start-Up Nation stops, or have a meaningful moment at the Western Wall. With your personalized tour, your choice of experiences are endless!

*Please note that the itinerary you can view on this page is an example of one we designed. Think of it as a starting off point! Gil Travel will go to all lengths possible to make your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Israel trip a special, meaningful and memorable experience!

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Day

1

Arrive at Ben Gurion

You will be met at the jetway by Aerohandling who will escort all of you through airport formalities then out to your guide who will be waiting for you at the arrivals Hall.

You can start by going to Neot Kedumim and planting a tree then proceed to Jerusalem.

Upon arrival in Jerusalem, have a Shehechyanu at the Haas Promenade and have a nice lunch somewhere.

Overnight stay in Jerusalem at Dan Panorama.

Overnight:Jerusalem

Day

2

Touring the Old City

9:20am - Western Wall Tunnels- a treat for history and archaeology buffs. These tunnels will lead us back in time through the Second Temple era.

1045am – Virtual Reality Experience – see what Jerusalem was like during the 2nd Temple period.

Jewish Quarter - the main residential area for Jews in the Old City of Jerusalem and one of the four traditional quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Cardo- A Roman street built in the 6th century consisting of stores situated between two rows of columns.

3:00pm - Sifting at the Temple Mount.

Shabbat dinner at a local home in Jerusalem

Return to Dan Panorama.

Overnight:Jerusalem

Day

3

Israel Museum, Artist workshops

Israel Museum -
On the grounds of the museum visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed.

11:00am - Artist workshops at Ein Yael including pottery and musical instruments.

Walk through the Mahane Yehuda and see how young artists turns the closed street into a gallery of famous faces.

Return to Dan Panorama for the evening.

Overnight:Jerusalem

Day

4

Scavenger hunt, Sound and light show

9:45AM - Family Scavenger Hunt in Jerusalem, Wandering from the Montefiore Windmill through the winding alleys of Yemin, you will learn the story of a frontier neighborhood that became one of Jerusalem’s most beautiful neighborhood.

9:00pm - Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David inside the Jaffa Gate.

Overnight at Dan Panorama.

Overnight:Jerusalem

Day

5

Rabbi Meeting, Gush Etzion, Latrun

8:15am – Rabbi Michael Klein Katz will meet you at breakfast to go over the Bar Mitzvah plans.

10:30AM - Gush Etzion – Caliber 3 security training
Enjoy the 2nd longest zipline in the world here.

Proceed to Latrun (Yad Lashiryon) to see the Memorial for the Armored Corps.
Latrun, the site of many famous military battles, now is home to a memorial museum.

Travel to Tel Aviv to stay at the Dan Panorama there.

Overnight:Tel Aviv

Day

6

Touring Tel Aviv and Caesaria

9:00AM - Palmach Museum – With remarkably realistic sets, sounds, lighting, special effects and even moving rooms, the visitor learns the history that lead to the founding of the State of Israel.

Depart Tel Aviv for Caesarea to view the magnificent remains of Herod’s city, the Roman capital and port and fortified Crusader town. View a multimedia presentation about the city's history.

Lunch in Caesarea.

Overnight at Dan Panorama.

Overnight:Tel Aviv

Day

7

Ayalon Institute, Carmel Market

10:00am - Ayalon Institute
Visit this secret military industry factory plant created by the Haganah in 1945 in a kibbutz accessed only through a hole in the floor under a washing machine.

Nachalat Benyamin - Located in one of the oldest Tel Aviv Neighborhoods, this is the best place in the city to find original, handmade items.

Carmel Market - We will visit the largest open-air marketplace in the city. Smell the spices, the fruits and fresh vegetables.

Late afternoon departure for the Dead Sea. Overnight stay in Ganim Dead Sea.

Overnight:Ein Bokek, Dead Sea

Day

8

Bar Mitzvah on Masada

10:00 am - Proceed to Masada for the Bar Mitzvah with Rabbi Michael Klein Katz.

Hike at Ein Gedi - Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is home to beautiful hot springs, a variety of plans, and wildlife.

On to your hotel to experience the Dead Sea and the hotel's facilities.

Overnight at Ganim Dead Sea

Overnight:Ein Bokek, Dead Sea

Day

9

Bedouin visit, Sde Boker, Ein Avdat

Depart for the South.

11:00am Stop at Kfar Hanokdim for camel ride and Bedouin Hospitality

Sde Boker - Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigned from office in 1953 and moved to the Sde Boker where he lived the rest of his life even after returning to politics. He believed that eventually the Negev would be home to many Jews who would move to Israel after having made Aliyah, and he felt that Sde-Boker was an example for what should follow.

Ein Avdat - Enjoy the water springs at the narrow canyon at Ein Avdat.

9:30pm - Stargazing this evening with Ira Machefsky.

Spend the night at Ramon Inn.

Overnight:Mitzpe Ramon

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10

Jeep tour, hiking, Alpaca and llama farm

9:30 am - Jeep tour at the crater.

The balance of the day can be spent hiking, repelling, and visiting the alpaca and llama farm.

Overnight - Ramon Inn at the Ramon Crater

Overnight:Mitzpe Ramon

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11

Beersheva National park

Morning at leisure

Late morning departure.

Visit Beersheva National park or Karaso Science Park .

Stop for dinner on the way to the airport.

Late night departure for home.
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