Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
13-22 June 2024
Tour Time
10 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Ballpark prices only 

4* package –

Hotels:

Jerusalem – Dan Panorama, Superior room

North – Ramot Resort Village, Deluxe room

Tel Aviv – Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach Hotel – Deluxe room

Price per person, in USD, based on a group of 13 people:

Single – $6,100

Double – $4,400

Triple – $3,850

Family of 4 people will have 2 double rooms next to each other.

 

5* package – 

Hotels:

Jerusalem – Inbal Hotel, Deluxe room

North – Ramot Resort Village, Challet Deluxe room

Tel Aviv – Dan Tel Aviv, Deluxe room

Price per person, in USD, based on a group of 13 people:

Single – $7,250

Double – $4,980

Triple – $4,550

Quad – $4,260

Family of 4 people will have one family (quad) room

Highlights

Bat Mitzvah celebration
Experience the Israeli cuisine - market tours, baking and cooking workshops and more
Participate in an archeological dig
Jeep tour of the Golan
Kayak in the Kinneret savannah
Street art tour and workshop

Itinerary

- ( January 1 ) : welcome to Israel

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Activities:

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion airport - Your VIP agent will be waiting to greet you at the sleeve of the plane. After assisting with arrival procedures and collecting your baggage, you will be taken to meet your driver.

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

  • Rest and enjoy a free day to explore on your own - Some suggested activities that we can arrange for you:
    - The Israel Museum and the shrine of the Book
    - The Hebrew Music Museum
    - Shtisel tour in Mea Shearim

  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant - On your own. We'll be happy to make restaurant suggestions and reservations closer to the trip. (meal not included)

  • Jerusalem

- ( January 1 ) : Jerusalem the Heart of the Jewish People

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Half day walking tour of the Old City - Tour Jerusalem’s Old City and meet the people and places that make this place so unique. In the Jewish Quarter, uncover the layers of Jewish history from the time of the First Temple until the present day. In the Christian Quarter, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and, if conditions permit, visit the one of the holiest Muslim sites, the Temple Mount. Throughout the tour explore the complexity of a city that is holy to these three major religions.

  • Tour of The Western Wall Tunnels - Explore what’s under the Kotel through the Kotel Tunnels Tour. The Western Wall is impressive, but its greatness is truly discovered when you descend underground to the Western Wall Tunnels. The tunnels run along approximately 488 meters (1601ft) of the Western Wall, giving visitors a taste of the challenge that stood before Herod the Great during the biggest of all his immense building projects - the expansion of the Temple Mount.

  • Shukriya - bread baking workshop - Meet Avraham and Odeya - chefs, life partners, and owners of 'Shukriya - a Home for Jerusalem Culinary Culture' - who will introduce you to the culinary story of Jerusalem. Participate in a bread baking workshop, followed by a light Jerusalem style dinner.

  • Free time at the hotel, rest and enjoy the hotel's amenities

  • Shabbat Friday night dinner with a local family - This is an opportunity for incoming tourists of all backgrounds to experience an authentic Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath) at the home of a host family in the heart of Jerusalem. You will receive an informative introduction to Shabbat while dining on a home made a delicious meal with your hosts.

  • Jerusalem

- ( January 1 ) : The lowest place on earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel - We recommend an early start since it gets hot in the desert.

  • Tour Masada National Park - Ascend the mountain by cable car 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 - 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

  • Dinner on your own

  • Evening: Tower of David Sound and Light Show - Amidst the archaeological remains in the David Citadel courtyard the story of Jerusalem unfolds through virtual reality images. The Night Spectacular uses trompe l'oeil technology – the stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the viewers are part of a multi-sensory experience.

  • Jerusalem

- ( January 1 ) : Memory and Life

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Yad Vashem - B’not 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.

  • Young kids' track: Jerusalem Biblical 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.

  • Machane Yehuda Tasting tour - After a meaningful morning, we'll look ahead as we immerse ourselves in the life and vibrancy of Jerusalem. In the heart of the city, sits this bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life, art, and flavor. And, 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.

  • Giving back opportunity - Leket Israel, the National Food Bank, is the leading food rescue organization in Israel. Unique among all other organizations that serve the poor in Israel and food banks worldwide, Leket Israel’s sole focus is rescuing healthy, surplus food and delivering it to those in need through partner nonprofit organizations. Pick fruit or vegetables in Leket's field that will be distributed by the organization.

  • Drive north and check-in to your hotel

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • North

- ( January 1 ) : Day of celebration

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Morning tour of Tzfat Old City - Tzfat sits at a higher altitude than any other city in Israel and 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.

  • Havat Rom - A visit to a magical organic farm, located on a mountain with a beautiful view of Meron Mountain. This is an agricultural organic farm, where they use ancient knowledge along with modern tools. Trying to find the balance between humans and nature. Meet the goats and enjoy a light meal from the fresh produce and excellent cheese.

  • Drive back to the hotel and get ready for the Bat Mitzvah party

  • Kiddush and light meal reception in the visitors center - (not included, a proposal for the Bat Mitzvah package will be sent separately)

  • Bat Mitzvah ceremony at Ein Keshatot - A special ceremony at the ancient synagogue looking towards the Sea of Galilee and the hills of the Galilee. The ceremony will be followed with a short tour of the Jewish village and beautiful synogogue, with the original Ark Complex – the most preserved and magnificent ever to be discovered in Israel.
    We recommend adding musicians to the ceremony.

  • Outdoor blowout chef dinner - (not included, a proposal for the Bat Mitzvah package will be sent separately)

  • North

- ( January 1 ) : The rugged Golan

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Begin with a nature hike in Tel Dan - Tel Dan National Park combines a lush nature reserve with a biblical archaeological experience and includes a short wheelchair- accessible trail. At the heart of the park is “Tel Dan”- the capital of the ancient northern Israeli biblical kingdom.

  • Sweet stop at DeKarina boutique factory - Hear about the process of making chocolate and the story of Gyora Chepelinski that made Aliya, founded the workshop and fulfilled her dream. Taste some of the finest chocolate in Israel and have a hot chocolate drink or coffee.

  • Lunch on route - (meal not included)

  • Explore the Golan on a jeep tour - Take a geo-political tour of the Golan 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 from Mt. Bental to get a better understanding of the geography and strategical role this region has for the State of Israel. Your local guide touches on the nuances of living so close to the Syrian border and what that has meant for Israel as it relates to security and humanitarian issues.

  • Sunset Savannah kayak in the Jordan - Discover the hidden savannah. Row through one of the most beautiful spots in Israel, amongst the plants, trees, and waterfalls in the middle of this magical Kinneret savannah.

  • Dinner at a local restaurant - (meal not included)

  • North

- ( January 1 ) : Cultural mosaic

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel & check-out

  • Akko's highlight tour - Walk through 4,000 years of history in this ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage site. The ancient city of Akko, situated on the Mediterranean coast, is one of the oldest ports in the world, and a city shared by Jews and Muslims. Walk narrow streets past towering ramparts, deep moats, green domes, venerable synagogues, slender Muslim minarets, and secret passageways. Discover the subterranean city built beneath Akko in the Middle Ages by the Crusaders. Learn about the city’s ancient history, as well as its important role in Israel’s modern history.

  • Fun and authentic cooking class - At Beit Elfarasha meet the true gems of the city, the local women. Beit Elfarasha's programs empower women of Akko by bringing them together to create connections and make change. Join some of the women in a cooking workshop in their beautiful center as well as touring the city with the women and hearing their stories.

  • Transfer to Tel Aviv

  • Afternoon 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.

  • Check-in to your hotel

  • Dinner at a local restaurant - (meal not included)

  • Tel Aviv

- ( January 1 ) : Israeli culture

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Begin your day with an archeological experience - Explore Beit Guvrin National Park located in "the Land of Thousands of Caves". The caves of Beit Guvrin hold a rich trove of artifacts that visitors like you have uncovered over the years. Don’t forget to check out the amazing Bell Caves too. Experience the thrill of unearthing the hidden past on Dig-for-a-Day, a ground-breaking archaeological experience designed for active travelers of all ages.

  • Carmel Market Tasting Tour - Continue to Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel), the largest market in Tel Aviv. Touring the market reveals the taste of the ages of Tel-Aviv in the youthful atmosphere of the city's central market. The Polish, the Persian, and the Yemeni... in this case, it is not the start of a joke, but the fascinating culinary traditions that mix in this place. The established market that was founded over 90 years ago, can now reveal its secrets, stories, and legends to you. (The tasting tour replaces lunch)

  • Back in Tel Aviv - Independence Trail - Inspired by the Freedom Trail in Boston, the new Independence Trail leads to several heritage sites teaching visitors the history of this great city along the way. The trail begins at the intersection of tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard and Herzl Street, home to Tel Aviv’s first kiosk. The trail ends across the street at Independence Hall, where on May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion read aloud the Declaration of Independence as Israel was declared an independent Jewish state.

  • Street Art tour and workshop - Enjoy a creative Graffiti workshop in the trendy neighborhood of Florentin, and experience fun and artistic freedom. Learn about contemporary Israeli culture through the writing on the wall and discover new and daring Israeli Graffiti Artists that are gaining recognition around the world.

  • Free evening, and dinner on your own - (meal not included)

  • Tel Aviv

- ( January 1 ) : Shishi Israeli - weekend's atmosphere

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Enjoy a free day to explore the city on your own - On this day guide and driver are not included.
    Some suggestions and things we can offer:
    - Israeli culture through a tour of the Israeli Art collection in the Tel Aviv Art Museum.
    - Nahalat Binyamin Art and Crafts open-air market.
    - Tour of the ANU Museum of the Jewish People.
    - Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.
    - Surfing lesson.
    - Bike tour of Tel Aviv.
    - Check-out Jaffa's Flea Market

  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant - (meal not included)

  • Tel Aviv

- ( January 1 ) : Farewell

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Activities:

  • Breakfast & check-out from hotel - Please note check-out time is by 11AM or 12PM. If needed you will be able to store your lugguge at the hotel's lugguge room.

  • Group ransfer to Ben Gurion Airport - Fly back home, we wish you safe travels.

  • We look forward to hosting you again in our beautiful country

FAQ

What's the weather like in Israel?

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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

Are medical and travel insurance necessary? Where can I purchase it?

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Health Insurance It is a condition of your booking through Via Sabra / Israel4All, as well as the State of Israel, that you obtain travel health insurance which includes coverage for COVID-19. https://www.travelinsured.com/agency/?p=ViaSabra   Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase full travel insurance which includes coverage for ‘cancellation under any circumstances and for any reason’. It is recommended to purchase insurance as soon as the booking is made, as this cover is often dependent on purchasing as close to the time of booking. You can purchase travel insurance with our partner, Travel Insured, an experienced company and one of the largest in the industry through this link.

General guide for tipping

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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.

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

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

Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the tour due to force majeure circumstances, or Israeli government-imposed/air flight restrictions related to COVID-19,  a full refund may be possible, minus a $200 per person service fee.

For cancellations made:

  • Up to 45 days prior to departure, any payments made above the deposit towards the tour will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable
  • 45 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
VIP fast-track assistance upon arrival and departure (based on 2 flights) v
Group transfers to & from the airport v
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Bar Mitzvah ceremony and dinner v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
Optional and suggested activities v
Testimonials
“Best Vacation Ever! My wife and I just returned from our first trip to Israel. We've traveled domestically and overseas many times. This was absolutely the best trip we've ever taken. I know many people who have gone to Israel and made lots of recommendations to go here, go there, etc... Ros and the crew at Via Sabra were absolutely fantastic. From shaping the trip to meet our schedule, finances, desires, etc... Via Sabra hit the mark on the nose. They made the trip easy from the gitgo with VIP service to and from Israel; no long lines to wait in and an expert on both ends of the trip to help us navigate the airport, customs, passport control, VAT refunds, baggage and our transport to and from the airport. We had a magnificent guide, Mark Kedem, who was made the trip even more enjoyable; beyond our expectations. Mark has an uncanny knowledge of all aspects of Israel including the geography, history, architecture, food, how all the religions interact, etc. It was like a great history class in-country with great food. Mark also steered us to off the beaten path places and restaurants that were truly memorable and unique. We plan to go back to Israel soon (hopefully next year) and will definitely use Via Sabra and Mark again. They're worth every penny!!!!”
Joe M
2019
“Via Sabra's November 2019 tour "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" was fantastic. It combined learning about the places we visited with learning about and tasting the cuisine of these places. Many of the destinations were unusual; all were fascinating. Our guide Orit Levi's knowledge, enthusiasm, and charm enhanced the experience,”
Joan T
2019

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