Israel: Grand Jewish Heritage Tour *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Option

The Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour is just that; GRAND! This tour is the perfect opportunity for those experiencing Israel for the first time, or those who want to have an extended Tel Aviv touring experience.
  • Date

    Multiple Departures
  • Duration

    13 days / 11 nights
  • Highlights

    Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Golan Heights, Banias Spring, Galilee, Tiberias, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea
  • Notes

    Land Only, Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $785
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

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Israel: Grand Jewish Heritage Tour *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Option 13 Days13D11 Nights11N

In addition to the highlights of Jerusalem’s Old City, New City, Western Wall and Yad Vashem, this Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour offers travelers the best of the Galilee and coastal explorations. Marvel at the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Allow yourself to be thrilled by the history and views of Masada, and enjoy yourself as you float on the Dead Sea. Spend extra time in Tel Aviv taking in all of its historical and cultural offerings, including the Diaspora Museum, Ayalon Institute, Nahalat Binyamin and shopping on Sheinkin Street.

This is not only a “GRAND” tour, but a Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour that will keep you coming back for future trips!

* Optional: For families who wish to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at the Wall. This tour has the perfect opportunity while the rest of the group tours Mea Shearim. Arrangements will be made at the Wall with a Rabbi. At the end of the service you would rejoin your tour group at the entrance of the Israel Museum. Please inquire if interested and see itinerary for trip details.

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Tours/Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Jeep ride in the Golan Heights
  • English speaking guide
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Day

1

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Arrival to Israel

Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to Arrivals Hall. Meet your driver at La Farina Bakery where he will be holding a sign with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

2

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Tel Aviv

Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared; Next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps memorial museum also considered as one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Continue to Beit Guvrin national park, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site; Explore parts of the archaeological remains and unique caves.
Proceed to Ayalon Institute, once a secret underground ammunition factory established by the "Haganah", the Jewish underground movement before May 1948.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

3

Friday, August 03, 2018

Tel Aviv

Visit the Diaspora museum; Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel; Also known as the "White City" , Tel-Aviv was declared by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site for its Bauhaus style buildings.
Stop at Rabin's Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the Artist's Quarter.
Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian mall of the city where you can enjoy live street music, arts, crafts and handmade jewelry. Next, stop at Sheinkin,

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

4

Saturday, August 04, 2018

At leisure

Enjoy a free day at your leisure in Tel Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

5

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Coastal Route

Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; see the excavations of the Crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the Amphitheatre that has been restored as a concert venue.
Proceed to Haifa to visit the Clandestine Immigration and Naval museum ("Af al Pi Chen") and hear the story of the illegal immigrants to Israel at the time of the British mandate.
Drive to Acre, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site; walk through the old port and local market. Continue to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formation.

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

Day

6

Monday, August 06, 2018

Galilee/Golan

Drive to Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel, center of the Kaballa movement; visit the Caro and Ari synagogues; stroll through the narrow alleyways and visit the picturesque Artists' quarter.
Next, enjoy a Jeep tour at the foots of the Golan.
Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at Gadot overlook, the memorial for the fallen of the Golan, located over former Syrian bunkers; view the monument built in honor of the Alexandroni brigade.
Proceed for a magnificent observation point over the city of Kuneitra, and the Syrian territory.
Drive to Tel-Hai; see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920.
Meet with a Kibbutz member

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

Day

7

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Galilee/Jerusalem

Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; Continue through the Jordan valley to Beit Shean, known as "Scythopolis", and see the fascinating excavated remains from Roman and Byzantine periods.
Stop at Beit Alpha to admire the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue discovered in 1929.
Visit Gan Hashlosha national park and enjoy the warm spring water pools and waterfalls.
Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

8

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Jerusalem – Old City

Visit the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, heart of the ancient Roman City ; visit the four Sephardic Synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter; tour the Western Wall Tunnels ; visit the archaeological park at Davidson Center; walk through the colorful local bazaar to visit the
Tower of David museum presenting the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city beginning with the first temple period.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

9

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Jerusalem – New City

Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel.
Drive through Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities.
Proceed to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, and Yad Vashem the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the six-day war, and converted into a national memorial site and museum. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the Holy land model, a miniature replica of erusalem as it was during the second temple period.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

10

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dead Sea/Massada

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue and bathhouse; descend by cable car.
Next, stop for Lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area and enjoy a "Swim" in the mineral rich Dead Sea.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, L).

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11

Saturday, August 11, 2018

At Leisure

Enjoy the day at your leisure.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

12

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Jerusalem/Departure

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. Your driver will meet you at your hotel 4 hours prior to departure.
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