Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
22-30 July 2023
Tour Time
9 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Saturday ( July 22 ) : Welcome to Israel

v

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.

  • Transfer to Jerusalem - Check into your hotel

  • Gather with your guide to meet and say Shehechiyanu to bless the beginning of your journey together in Israel!

  • Family Artifact Bags - With Shehechiyanu each person will receive a bag for collecting artifacts of the trip and each family will receive a family bag. Some of the treasures that will go in your bag will be given to you, others you will add yourselves. You will fill the family bag together throughout the trip.

  • Dinner at Hatzot, - Two brothers, Abraham and Michael Ajami founded this landmark family restaurant in 1970. Located in one of the older neighborhoods in Jerusalem. Legend has it that Meurav Yerushalmi - the favorite Israeli mixed grill dish - was born at Hatzot Restaurant.

  • Jerusalem

: Jerusalem

2 - Sunday ( July 23 ) : Jerusalem- Put Yourself in the Picture

v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Start the day with an Instagram Workshop - Learn to tell your Israel story through the photos, with a professional photographer. Before heading to the Old City, learn the techniques of taking beautiful pictures with your smartphones. During this workshop we train our eyes to look all around us, above and beyond. You'll also learn how to make a great Instagram story and each day your family will have time to create a story together.

  • Old City touring in smaller groups - Each family will receive a packet of old photos of places in the Old City that you will have to find throughout the tour.

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

  • Aruhat Eser - Enjoy the legendary Israeli ten o'clock snack- 'shoko v'lachmaniya' (don't ask), 'sanvichim', 'limonada', 'hatifim'...you'll learn all these words and more.

  • Jewish Quarter - The Jewish Quarter is best known for the Western Wall, but there’s a lot more to see and do here. See archaeological finds from First and Second Temple periods, Roman ruins, and vibrant synagogues, learning institutions which jostle for space in these busy stone streets.

  • Davidson Center - Walk through the archaeological park of the southern excavations. Get a glimpse of the glory of the Second Temple, the Jewish kingdom, and the devastation that followed.

  • 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.

  • Walk through the Muslim and Christian Quarters - Check out the local sweets and many stalls that sell spices, pastries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes and so much more. Meet store-owners whose stores have been in their family for generations. The Christian Quarter is home to a rich tapestry of Christians of many denominations featuring the historic and impressive Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

  • Before boarding the bus for dinner, spend a few minutes as a family creating your first Instagram story

  • Dinner at Cafe Shalva - Shalva is a Jerusalem based organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. The café’s profits go back to the center and graduates of Shalva work at the café.

  • 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

: Jerusalem

3 - Monday ( July 24 ) : The Lowest Place on Earth

v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel

  • Masada National Park - Hike up the snake path or take the cable car and tour King Herod’s private fortress which, following the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 BCE, became a base for a small band of Jewish zealots in revolt against the Romans. Although the rebels held their own, they were eventually overcome by siege, and according to historian Josephus, chose mass suicide over surrender. Masada has come to symbolize the fierce determination of the people of Israel, but its tragic history also raises questions about the price of freedom.

  • "Lunch Truck" - While you float in the Dead Sea a lunch bar will be open for your group with fun food options for lunch

  • The Dead Sea - 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.

  • Camel riding and Biblical Dinner - Genesis Land is situated in the heart of the Judean desert, on the way to the Dead Sea, in the land where the Patriarchs lived. A magical place, it enables visitors to experience life as it was in biblical times. Ride by camel to desert hospitality in the style of Abraham and Sarah and enjoy a delicious desert meal.

  • Jerusalem

: Jerusalem

4 - Tuesday ( July 25 ) : Meaning and Community

v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Yad Vashem - Visit the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. Tour this memorial to the darkest moment in world and Jewish history, its children’s memorial, and exquisite gardens. Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance. You'll be guided by a member of the Yad Vashem staff.

  • Option for younger children- 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. (optional private tour and navigation game)

  • Family midrash with Kol Haot - With the "Kol HaOt" team, we will explore the personal meaning of Israel and our family by using colors and symbols to give ourselves and our fellow participants a visual picture of what this journey means to us

  • Falafel Lunch

  • Drive North

  • Agamon HaHula - Bikes & Golfcarts - The Hula valley sits in part of the northern Syrian African Rift Valley which stretches as far south as Mozambique in Africa. During every 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. Early morning ride through the park.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Star Gazing and kumzitz

  • North

: North

5 - Wednesday ( July 26 ) : Digging Deep

v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Archeological dig at Um el Kanatir - Also known as Ein Keshatot, this site was home to a Jewish village from the Period of the Mishna and Talmud, with a magnificent synagogue in its center. Enter a synagogue that features the original Ark Complex – the most preserved and magnificent ever to be discovered in Israel. The synagogue was excavated and reconstructed with advanced technological methods, and today it stands at a height of one story. The Ein Keshatot site also offers a visit to the village spring, which flows into ancient pools, surrounded by shaded areas.

  • Picnic lunch and fruit picking

  • Adventure afternoon - Jeeps or ATV's in the Golan

  • Wine tasting for adults, chocolate workshop for kids

  • Druze cooking workshop and dinner - 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

: North

6 - Thursday ( July 27 ) : Spiritual and Physical Heights

v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Tzfat - Discover Tzfat which 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. The old synagogues, narrow alleyways, and artists’ studios add to the hilltop city’s unmistakable charm. You can wander around the artist quarter and find some beautiful galleries in the artist row. Stop at the Tzfat Candle Factory!

  • Goats with the wind - At Goats with the Wind, have a magical lunch at this family-owned goat cheese farm and restaurant. Everything you will eat comes from the farm. Meet the goats and enjoy the special touches of the place.

  • Caesarea National Park - On the Mediterranean coast, Caesarea National Park is one of Israel’s most impressive archeological sites. Here, amazing ancient harbor ruins, beautiful beaches, and impressive modern residences sit side by side. The city was initially built by King Herod in the 1st century BC, who dreamt of a major seaport to connect the Province of Judea with Rome.

  • Continue to Tel Aviv

  • Check into hotel and dinner on your own

  • Tel Aviv

: Tel Aviv

7 - Friday ( July 28 ) : Tel Aviv- Old-New City

v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Old Jaffa - On a walk through Jaffa, discover the ancient and modern situated side-by-side. Stroll through the alleyways of the Old City filled with artist studios as well as archaeological discoveries. Discover which Jewish and Christian stories took place in the city.

  • Independence Trail - Inspired by the Freedom Trail in Boston, the new Independence Trail leads to 10 of Tel Aviv’s 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.

  • Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Market - If your tour is on a Tuesday or a Friday, visit Nachalat Binyamin, an open-air market in the heart of Tel-Aviv that has become synonymous with quality Israeli crafts and folk art. The market is comprised of over 100 stands representing specialty crafts and folk art in virtually every medium imaginable: wood, stone, sand, glass, ceramics, various metals with most if not all containing materials or themes found only in Israel.

  • Ice cream and cocktails

  • Kabbalat Shabbat at Israeli Beit Tefilah - Join the wonderful participatory Kabbat Shabbat at the Tel Aviv Port

  • Shabbat dinner

  • Tel Aviv

: Tel Aviv

8 - Saturday ( July 29 ) : A Tel Aviv Shabbat

v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Group Shabbat Tefilah

  • Shabbat "Jewish" Brunch picnic - Indulge in a Jewish Shabbat Brunch. Enjoy the variety of classic ethnic foods that are part of the Shabbat day meal. These dishes are brought directly from the homes in which the food was cooked for families that share their heritage and flavors.

  • Free time- Hit the beach and optional walking tour

  • Graffiti Tour - Enjoy a creative Graffiti tour in the trendy neighborhood of Florentin, and experience fun and artistic freedom. Discover new and daring Israeli Graffiti Artists that are gaining recognition around the world.

  • Dinner on your own

  • Tel Aviv

: Tel Aviv

9 - Sunday ( July 30 ) : Bringing it Home

v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Early morning surfing lesson - Surfing lesson with Hagal Sheli (My Wave), an NGO that uses surfing as a vehicle for personal development and advancement. In 2012 Omer and Yaron, educational entrepreneurs and avid surfers, developed a unique surfing program for transforming the lives of youth-at-risk. Their mission: Empower youth to never give up, to continue to pursue their dreams and to ultimately succeed: ‘In the ocean, as in life’. Must be age 11 and up to participate.

  • Return to the hotel to shower and check out

  • ANU Museum of the Jewish People - In June 2021, after ten years of planning and construction, the largest Jewish museum in the world opened its doors. You’re invited to join a fascinating journey that portrays the story of the Jewish people through the generations and up to the present time. The Museum represents all parts of the Jewish people and highlights the creative works and cultural riches of a variety of communities in different periods of history. This story is about all of us and each and every one of us is part of it.

  • Street food lunch in smaller groups

  • Mayumana Workshop in Jaffa - Mayumana is dedicated to the joy of making art through rhythm. Meet the Manumana performers and join them for an active and creative workshop to embody their philosophy "Rhythm is the universal language that synchronizes one heartbeat to another."

  • Artifact Sharing - Before the final dinner, each family will share one artifact from their bag to tell the group about how the trip impacted them.

  • Final Dinner

: Final Dinner

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.

Would you like to stay in touch?

Early bird special - $200 off per person.

Available only between October 1-10, 2021!!

Registration for the trip will open on October 1. Fill out this form to be notified when registration for the trip opens, so you can take advantage of early bird special pricing!

Would you like to stay in touch?

Skip to content