Price range
From $3470 per person
Upcoming Date
21 Mar 2024 - 29 Mar 2024
Tour Time
9 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)


Bnot Mitzvah celebration in the Western Wall
Purim celebrations in Jerusalem
Market tasting tour
Jeep tour in the Galilee
Golf cart and bicycle ride through the Hula Valley
Druze home hospitality and cooking experience
Donkey riding and pita bread baking
Street Art colorful tour and workshop


1 - Thursday ( March 21 ) : Shalom and welcome to Israel



  • Welcome to Israel - Arrival at Ben Gurion airport. After going through the arrival procedures and collecting your baggage, you will meet your driver.

  • VIP fast track assistance at the airport upon arrival - Arrival flight UA072 at 3:30 PM, for Arnstein, Radin, Levinson families

  • Transfer to Jerusalem & check-in to your hotel - Please note: check-in time is after 3:00 PM.

  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant - We will be happy to give restaurant recommendations and make reservations when needed. The First Station in Jerusalem walking distance form your hotel. (on your own, meal and transfers aren't included)

  • Jerusalem - Inbal Hotel

Overnight: Jerusalem - Inbal Hotel

2 - Friday ( March 22 ) : Shabbat flavor



  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Meet your guide, Mark Kedem at your hotel lobby to begin touring

  • Challah baking workshop - To begin your journey in Israel together, start the day with a Challah baking session. Get your hands in the dough and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

  • Ramparts Walk - Discover the Old City on the Rampart Walls which were built in the 16th century for patrolling by the Ottomans. Today you can enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Old City and the surroundings.

  • Rappelling down The Old City Walls - For a real thrill and an unforgettable experience - rappel down the old city's walls.

  • Fleischer family arrival flight LY-008 - Upon arrival at the airport VIP fast track is included as well as transportation to Jerusalem.

  • Experience Kabbalat Shabbat service at the Kotel

  • Shabbat Friday night family dinner - Enjoy Shabbat family dinner at Inbal hotel. (Meal is included)

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast

3 - Saturday ( March 23 ) : The lowest place on earth



  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Begin with a magnificent lookout from Mount Scopus - Mount Scopus, or “tzofim” in Hebrew, is one of the tallest hills surrounding Jerusalem. The name “scopus” means a vantage point, and the lookout post on the edge of this hill is the place to go for the finest views of the Old City, the Dome of the Rock, and the sprawl of New Jerusalem.

  • Travel to the Judean Desert and tour of Masada Fortress - Ascend the mountain from the east to explore Masada, scene of the epic stand by Jewish rebels at the end of the Great Revolt against Rome nearly 2,000 years ago. The new museum at the Visitor Center reveals the secrets of the daily life of the rebels, the story of the excavations, and how the site became one of Israel’s most important symbols.

  • Dead Sea Resort for swim and lunch - Israel’s Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, a stunning, other-worldly landscape of shimmering blue water ringed by bare, orange and yellow hills. The waters of the Dead Sea hold a potent solution of minerals and salts that have strong healing properties. Together with its ethereal beauty, these health-giving minerals make the Dead Sea’s beaches and spas popular vacation spots for Israelis and tourists alike. At one of the local hotels, have lunch and 'float' in the Dead Sea.

  • Ein Gedi oasis hike (time permitting) - This beautiful nature reserve features Nahal David, a spectacular water hike for all ages. Trails in a range of levels of difficulty take you alongside and through the cool, fresh waters of Nahal David, down waterfalls, along jaw-dropping canyons, and past caves. If you’re both quiet and lucky, you might even glimpse the sure-footed ibex and other local animals.

  • Travel back to Jerusalem

  • Free evening in Jerusalem - Optional dinner at Machneyuda (upon availability).

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, Lunch at a Dead Sea hotel

4 - Sunday ( March 24 ) : Memory and Life



  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Begin with a powerful visit to Yad Vashem - B’nei/Bnot Mitzvah tour with Yad Vashem's Twinning Program. Israel’s national Holocaust museum presents a profoundly Jewish memorial of the Shoah. From its dramatic structure to its powerful exhibits, such as the labyrinthine Valley of the Communities and the chilling Children’s Memorial, Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance.

  • The younger kids (under 10 YO) will visit the Zoo - The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in Jerusalem. The vast grounds and beautiful landscape along with the wide selection of animals make this a MUST SEE for kids and adults.

  • After a meaningful morning we will continue with a fun and tasty culinary tour in Machane Yehuda Market - In the heart of the city, a bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life, art, and flavor, a tasting tour through Machane Yehuda market is an adventure for your taste buds. Enjoy the hustle and bustle with all the rich fragrances, colors, and sounds this iconic Jerusalem market offers. (the tour will replace lunch, in 2 groups)

  • Tour of Jerusalem Old City - See archaeological finds from the First and Second Temple periods, Roman ruins, vibrant synagogues, and learning institutions, all jostling for space in these busy stone streets.

  • Browse through the famous Arab Market - Check out the local sweets, the many stalls selling spices, pastries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes, and so much more. Meet store owners whose stores have been in their family for generations.

  • Dinnet at Machneyuda - depending on availability (not included) - "This restaurant is considered one of the best in Jerusalem, possibly the country. Celebrity chef, Assaf Granit, grew up in Jerusalem and pays homage to the city's colors and cacophony in his elegant dishes. The menu changes twice daily, but it nearly always includes chamshuka, a fusion of chopped meat and hummus, and a raucous dessert ceremony of ice cream flung on tables covered in aluminum foil.”

  • Suggestion: experience the fun Purim night atmosphere at the market

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, Market tasting tour

5 - Monday ( March 25 ) : Day of celebration



  • Breakfast at your hotel - Late check-out is included until 4PM.

  • Begin your special morning at the hotel - hair stylist and makeup artist (availably upon request - not included) - Transfer to the Old City for your celebration.

  • 10:30 AM - Bnot Mitzvah Ceremony at the Ezrat Israel - Torah reading and blessings at Ezrat Yisrael, the Egalitarian Section. (Rabbi, musicians, photographer etc. are not included).

  • Festive group lunch at a venue - Quarter's Cafe (meal is not included), arranged on your own.

  • Walk in the colorful streets of Jerusalem and celebrate Shushan Purim with the locals

  • Afterwards, return to your hotel to refresh and check-out before heading northwards to the Galilee.

  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee - The best way to appreciate the beauty of the Sea of Galilee, is by taking a boat ride across the blue water, especially at sunset as the sky changes color and the sun sinks behind the dreamlike hills that surround the lake.

  • Festive dinner at a local restaurant in the North - Options will be sent separately (Meal not included).

  • North - Isrotel Gomeh Hotel

Overnight: North - Isrotel Gomeh Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast

6 - Tuesday ( March 26 ) : Abundance



  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Start your day with a lovely water hike in Snir stream - Walk between the beautiful water streams, water plants and shaded track, in one of the Jordan’s water sources.

  • Continue with a jeep tour of the Galilee - Take a fun and interesting jeep tour of Galilee with a local expert guide. While traversing the rich landscape, learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the area. Stop for a lookout over the border with Syria and Lebanon to get a better understanding of the geography and strategic role this region has for the State of Israel. Your local guide touches on the nuances of living so close to the northern border and what that has meant for Israel as it relates to security and humanitarian issues.

  • Lunch on route - possibly lunch at the Kibbutz Dining Room - (meal not included)

  • Magical ride through Agamon HaHula - The Hula Valley sits in part of the northern Syrian African Rift Valley which stretches as far south as Mozambique in Africa. Each migration season, over 500 million birds travel through the Hula Lake. This wetland paradise is the perfect stopover for small waterfalls, cormorants, heron, pelicans, raptors, storks, and cranes. Enjoy an afternoon bike or golf carts ride through the park.

  • Evening: cooking experience, dinner and home hospitality - Together with your hosts in their private home, prepare traditional Druze Galilean dishes and then enjoy the feast you create. Learn about Druze culture and history from your hosts and from the food you eat.

  • North - Isrotel Gomeh Hotel

Overnight: North - Isrotel Gomeh Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, Druze home hospitality & dinner

7 - Wednesday ( March 27 ) : Physical and spiritual heights



  • Breakfast at your hotel & check-out

  • Tour of Tzfat - Enjoy the first part of the day touring the Old City of Tzfat. This special city has been known since the 16th century as a major center of Kabbala, Jewish mysticism. Tzfat’s mystical aura adds to its special status as one of Israel’s four holy cities, along with Jerusalem, Tiberias, and Hebron. The old synagogues, narrow alleyways and artists’ studios add to the hilltop city’s unmistakable charm.

  • Experiential lunch at Kfar Kedem - Go back in time and experience the lifestyle of our ancestors – dress like the Israelites, go on donkey riding, Pita baking and a “Hafla” – authentic meal.

  • Drive to Tel Aviv & check-in to your hotel

  • Enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at a local restaurant - (meal not included, we'll be happy to send restaurant recommendations)

  • Dan Tel Aviv

Overnight: Dan Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

8 - Thursday ( March 28 ) : The First Hebrew City



  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Begin your day with a tour of Old Jaffa - Jaffa is one of the most ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin. Today Jaffa is a mixed city, where Jews and Arabs live alongside each other. Tel Aviv, Jaffa's younger sister, was established centuries later, in the year 1909, but the two were united into one municipality in 1949, yet each part kept its unique feel and atmosphere. Jaffa has been regenerated in recent years with the old narrow streets and courtyards becoming a highly popular part of Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry.

  • Fun and colorful graffiti tour and workshop - Tour the dynamic neighborhood of Florentine, Tel Aviv’s most bohemian and upbeat neighborhood and learn about contemporary Israeli culture through the writing on the wall, graffiti, bumper stickers and even painted garbage bins. In recent years Tel Aviv has become Israel's capital of urban art. Take part in an interactive fun graffiti workshop, where you'll make something on your own and take it with back home.

  • Bid farewell to Mark your guide and your driver

  • Free afternoon on the beach

  • Dinner at a local restaurant - (on your own, not included)

  • Dan Tel Aviv Hotel

Overnight: Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast

9 - Friday ( March 29 ) : Explore Tel Aviv on your own before heading back home



  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Enjoy a free day to explore on your own - Transfers, a guide, and activities are not included.

  • Check-out from hotel before noon - Late check-out without extra charge, is based upon availability and the hotel can confirm only on the same day. To ensure you'll have your rooms available before your departure flight, full nighty rate will apply per room.

  • Fleischer family - private transfer to Ben Gurion Airport - Flight LY-001 departs at 12:45 PM. At the airport, you will be assisted by VIP agent through all departure procedures.

  • Recommended: lunch at the Carmel Market and Nahalat Binyamin Art & Crafts market - The Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel), is the largest market in Tel Aviv and reveals the taste of the ages of Tel-Aviv in the youthful atmosphere of the city's central market.

  • Friday night farewell dinner at a local restaurant - (Meal is not included)

  • Private group transfer to Ben Gurion Airport - For Arnstein, Radin, Levinson families, flight UA-141 departs on Saturday, March 30th at 00:50 AM. At the airport, you will be assisted by VIP agent through all departure procedures.

  • Safe travels, and we look forward to hosting you again in our beautiful country.

Meal Plan: breakfast


What's the weather like in Israel?

It is always best to check the weather forecast beforehand as the weather during the Spring seasons can be unexpectedly warm or cold. From late March through May, daytime temperatures are generally very pleasant - around 65-70°F, though it can still be hot in some areas (such as the Dead Sea and Eilat). There is a slight chance of rain, but it doesn't happen often. It can be cooler in the evenings in the North and Jerusalem - approximately 45°F.
Weekly weather forecast

General guide for tipping

Tips are not included in the cost of a tour and are always at your discretion. Having said that, in Israel, it is customary to add a gratuity of 15-20% at a restaurant and to tip your guide and driver. For all groups ranging from 2-6 people, it is suggested that you tip the tour guide $70 -$100 (from the group) per day. For groups larger than 8, it is recommended to tip $8-$12 per person, per day + 50% for your bus driver. Please note! Unless stated otherwise, on our group tours, the hotels, restaurants with meals included and serving staff is being generously tips by our staff - on your behalf. If you are not sure, check with your guide or operator for further details.

Is there someone who can assist with booking flights?

If you are interested in assistance with flight booking, please refer to our travel partner, Riverdale Travel, for direct bookings. Flights for Experience Israel 2023 will be available to reserve beginning June 1, 2022. If you have any questions or would like to book your flight, please contact Kathy at [email protected]. You may also purchase travel insurance by clicking here. **Flight costs for Experience Israel 2023 are not included in the trip costs, and are paid for separately and directly to the airline or travel agent at the time of booking.

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 60 days prior to the first day of trip. An invoice will be sent 90 days before the trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Please note: 

  • The itinerary is subject to change as a result of unforeseen changes from suppliers, weather, etc.
  • This proposal is valid for 1 week for private clients, and 10 days for groups. 

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours, with a full refund.

For cancellations made:

  • Up to 60 days prior to departure, any payments made above the deposit towards the tour will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable
  • 60 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure, 25% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide for 7 days v
Transportation in a private bus for 7 touring days v
Airport transfer upon arrival and departure based on 6 flights v
Meals: all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Hotel accommodation v
Bnot Mitzvah ceremony - site, Rabbi, photographer etc. v
Early check-in and late check-out at the hotels v
Transportation in the evening for dinners and time on own v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
Optional and suggested activities v
VIP services upon arrival & departure v

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