The Grand Jewish Heritage Tour
- Independence Hall
- Mini Israel
- Ayalon Institute
- Jeep Tour in the Golan Heights
- Visit the famous Western Wall Tunnels
- Lunch and Swim at one of the Dead Sea Spa Hotels
Day 1, Wednesday
After arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be met by our transfer representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Remainder of the day is free to spend at leisure.
Overnight in Tel-Aviv.
Day 2, Thursday: Independence Hall / Latrun / Ayalon Institute
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 museum, one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Visit the new “Mini Israel” miniature park including miniature replicas of the most important landmarks and buildings in Israel. Continue to visit Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, the underground movement before May 1948.
Overnight in Tel-Aviv.
Day 3, Friday: Diaspora museum / Old Jaffa / Tel-Aviv
Visit the Diaspora museum. Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, the centre of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin’s square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city. Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist’s quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1909 and Nachlat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, handmade jewelry and artefacts.
Next, stop at Shenkin, the lively and colorful street especially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.
Overnight in Tel-Aviv.
Day 4, Saturday: at leisure
Free day at leisure in Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 5, Sunday
Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders’ city, the aqueduct and the amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel and visit “AF AL PI CHEN”, the naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate.
Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbor and local market; continue to the northern most point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra, descend by cable into the limestone Grottoes.
Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse.
Day 6, Monday
Drive to Safed, center of Kabala movement; Visit the JOSEPH CARO and the HA’ ARI synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the Artist’s quarter.
Enjoy a Jeep tour to the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights; Stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra, and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp; Visit the Banias springs. Next, a visit to Tel-Hai; See the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920.
Meet a kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle. Overnight at a kibbutz guesthouse.
Day 7, Tuesday
Drive to Tiberius to visit Rambam’s grave; proceed to Beit Shean, also called “Scythopolis”, the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy in the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8, Wednesday
Tour the old city of Jerusalem.
Start with a visit of the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; Visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels; Visit the Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo, to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to
David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9, Thursday
Depart the hotel and arrive to the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem.
*Celebrate the Bar/Bat-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel.
Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra-orthodox communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the new Holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Drive 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, Overnight in Jerusalem.
|* Optional: For families who wish to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at the Wall. This will be a perfect opportunity, while the rest of the group will tour Mea Shearim, arrangements will be made at the Wall with a Rabbi. At the end of the service, rejoin your tour group at the entrance of the Israel Museum. For this special option, see below>>|
Day 10, Friday
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Masada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car, next stop for lunch and spa facilities at one of the leading hotels in the area. Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 11, Saturday: at leisure
At leisure. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 12, Sunday
Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure.
* Visit subject to availability.
** Visit subject to weather conditions.
*Optional Bar Mitzvah Service / Ceremony:
We will be happy to book for you a Rabbi to celebrate your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Rabbi’s fee will be confirmed upon confirmation from the Rabbi.
Rabbi’s Services include:
- Correspondence with family by the Rabbi.
- Meeting in Jerusalem with the Rabbi prior to the ceremony.
- Officiating at service.
- Use of prayer pamphlets and Rabbi’s personal Torah scroll.
- Rabbi’s transportation.
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah certificate from the Ministry of Tourism.
- Reform and Conservative ceremonies will be officiated at the Southern Wall area.
- Please note passengers will require to take a taxi to ceremony and also to rejoin the tour after the BM ceremony.
Tours over Jewish holidays and August are subject to hotel confirmation and restrictions.
PLAN A |
PLAN B |
|PLAN C - SUPERIOR 1st CLASS||
PLAN D |
|Tel Aviv||Dan – deluxe rooms||Carlton||Dan Panorama||Prima Tel Aviv||4|
|Galilee||Kibbutz Lavi – Hod / Hadar||Kibbutz Lavi – Hadar / Hod||Kibbutz Lavi – Hod Wing||Kibbutz Lavi – Lev Wing||2|
|Jerusalem||King David – deluxe new city rooms||Inbal||Dan Panorama||Prima Royale / Kings||5|
Included services in our tour rates:
- Private transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to your Hotel in Tel Aviv and from the Hotel in Jerusalem to the Airport.
- Meeting point on arrival at the La Farina coffee shop at the Main Arrival Hall at the Ben Gurion International Airport.
- 8 Full day touring with all entrance fees as mentioned.
- 11 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at hotels as mentioned.
- Two dinners at the hotel in Kibbutz Lavi / Galilee
- Lunch and swim at a leading Dead Sea spa hotel
- Jeep ride in the Golan Heights.
Please note there is NO credit for unused services.
Not included in our tour rates:
- Tips to guide/driver and Hotel staff.