The #1 Best Bar Mitzvah in Israel Family Tour

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Bar Mitzvah in Israel

On this most comprehensive family Bat/Bar Mitzvah in Israel tour offered in North America, you’ll be delighted and intrigued as each day unfolds.  Meticulous planning by our team of experts ensures a perfect blend of history, archaeology, adventure, action and just pure fun!  Join us for a life-altering experience you will never forget.

Bar Mitzvah in Israel

The Ultimate Family Tour & Bar/Bat Mitvah Celebrations

Bar or Bat Mitzvah Child FREE!

 

Trip Highlights

  • Bar / Bat Mitzvah high atop Massada
  • Herodian Excavations
  • Rabbinical Tunnel
  • Davidson Centre
  • City of David
  • Archaeological Dig
  • Camel Ride in the Desert
  • Bedouin "Hafla" Dinner
  • Rafting on The Jordan Ruver
  • Visit an Army Base
  • Jeep Riding in the Golan Heights
  • Bread and Cheese Making Activity
  • Tree Planting
  • Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • A Festive Bar / Bat Mitzvah Celebratory Evening
  • PLUS MUCH MORE!

Itinerary

Depart Toronto from Lester B. Pearson International Airport en route to Ben Gurion Airport.

Welcome to Israel! Arrive Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv; meeting, assistance, and transfer to your hotel on the sparking Mediterranean shore.
Balance of the day at leisure. Welcome Dinner get-together this evening. (D)

We’ll all meet this morning and begin our tour driving first to Machon Ayalon, a secretive bullet factory
established by the Haganah underground movement in 1945. As the largest bullet factory during that time, it produced 2.23 million bullets between 1946- 1948, while keeping the secret from the ruling British military. Continue to Neot Kedumim, an eco-tourism site and a “living museum” that recreates the physical setting of the Bible, in
all its depth and detail. Here, you will have the opportunity to plant a tree in the soil of Israel. Drive back to Jaffa to explore the reconstructed Artists’
Quarter with its galleries and boutiques. We’ll head to Tel-Aviv’s popular Nachalat Benyamin, an open pedestrian Arts and Craft Fair where you will find a variety of hand made products as well as performance artists. Evening at leisure in vibrant Tel Aviv. (B)

Drive to Caesarea; visit the perfect Roman Theatre, the Hippodrome,
the crusader walls and stop at the
new multimedia show where one can “speak” to King Herod and many of the prominent elders who shaped history some 2000 years ago. Then, head to Haifa; see the meticulous Bahai Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, often described as
the “eighth wonder of the world.” Proceed to a nearby Druze Village where we will learn about the Druze people and their way of life. Continue to Mitzpeh Hoshaya’s Kfar Kedem; participate in cheese making and bread baking and take the Donkey ride challenge. Leave with a Homing Pigeon and send a special message back to Kfar Kedem as you release the pigeon on his path back home.
On to the Jordan River area, where you can test your skills kayaking* on the Jordan River and zip lining on the Omega. Dinner and overnight at your Kibbutz hotel. (B.D)

Today, we’ve arranged for a unique experience
– subject to the political situation, we’ll visit an Army Base, speak with the soldiers who defend the northern borders and observe the life of an active combat unit. Afterwards, a
sweet treat as we head to De Karina Chocolate Boutique and Factory established by a family of chocolatiers who settled in Israel in 2003 from Argentina. The guided tour will take us through the factory where we learn about the history of the chocolate making industry before tasting some of the most delicious chocolate ever. Descend from the heights of the Golan, taking in spectacular views of the area as we make our way to Tel Dan, a town that has seen many different occupants in the course of 6000 years. Its setting in the lush valley supplied
by the Dan River makes it one of the loveliest sites to visit in the North. Tonight we will enjoy a traditional Israeli dinner followed by an ex- citing jeep tour beginning in the twilight hour traveling into the darkness. Traveling in open jeeps, we will hear the sounds of the night and observe the active wildlife. Returning from this exhilarating ride, we will head for a cosy get together around a bonfire “Kumzits” to roast some marshmallows while we star gazing into the glorious Israeli skies. (B.D)

Begin the day in the ancient, sacred city of Safed, the center of Kabbalah; explore the picturesque ancient alleyways, the historic
synagogues and visit some of the many fine galleries in this artists’ colony. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the largest excavated Roman city in the Middle East that was home to approximately 40,000 people. See the Roman temple, artisan workshop, public baths and a magnificent amphitheater that is still used for performances. Then drive south and rise through the mountains to Jerusalem. Upon arrival, stop for a blessing of Shehecheyanu while taking in the sweeping views of the Old City.
Tonight, traditional Shabbat Dinner at the hotel in Jerusalem. (B.D)

Day at leisure in this fascinating city with an opportunity to rest, participate in one of the
many Shabbat services, or visit with family. Or, simply enjoy the swimming pool and fantastic facilities at your hotel. (B)

Drive to the City of David, an exciting area of discovery in the heart of ancient Jerusalem
– home to many of the most impressive finds of recent years. Visit the underground water system including brand new discoveries from the Canaanite Period.
You might explore the cool wet Hezekiah’s Tunnel, or choose the recently opened (and dry…) tunnel which brought water to the city in the time of Herod. Continue to the Southern Wall Archaeological Park (Davidson Centre) and experience a fascinating presentation describing the Temple Mount and life as it was two millennia ago. Arrive at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, and finish the day’s adventure walking back in time through the Western Wall (Rabbinical)
Tunnel, a fantastic route running under the Old City. Return to the hotel and meet with the Rabbi for a final rehearsal of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony before the big day. Evening: drive to Genesis Land (Eretz Beresheet), located in the heart of Judean Desert; experience life as it was in biblical times as you are greeted by Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, and a train of camels leading you down to Abraham’s tent, where you will have the Bedouin “Hafla”, dinner. Return to Jerusalem for overnight. (B.D)

The big day is here for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrants and we’ve made sure that it’s
everything you hoped for and more. Early morning descend through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Planet earth, continuing straight to Masada, a UNESCO “World Heritage Site”. Ascend the mountain by Cable Car to this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Join the Rabbi for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah service at a select location overlooking the Dead Sea and the Mountains of Moab. After, tour Herod’s Palace, the synagogue, the bath house, the water system and the fascinating storage rooms. Descend Masada and drive to one of the hotels at the Dead Sea for lunch and swim; float in the therapeutic mineral-rich waters before proceeding to Ein Gedi for a hike through this beautiful oasis to the spectacular waterfalls—a perfect family day to remember. Return to Jerusalem and get ready this evening for the “Night Spectacular” Sound & Light Show at the Citadel Museum. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B.L)

Begin with a short drive to Ammunition Hill and learn of the epic battle between Israeli
paratroopers and Jordanian legionnaires during the Six Day War that resulting in the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967. Continue to Yad Vashem National Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust. Stop at the Grove of the Righteous among the Nations, the Children’s Memorial and take part in a special “Yizkor” (memorial service) in Bikat Ha Kehilot (The Valley of Communities). A special program will be provided for children (accompanied by one parent). Proceed to Mt. Herzl, the site of Israel’s national cemetery and see the final resting place of the founders of modern day Israel including former prime ministers and presidents. On to famous Machane Yehuda Market and immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Jerusalem’s Shuk (market). Wander around the many local vendors selling delicious cheeses, pastries, spices, nuts, fruit jusices and much more. Tonight we’ve planned a Festive Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration in honour of the children’s hard work and the dedication they have shown.

Enjoy a specially arranged dinner planned around the freshest of local bounty and live entertainment (subject to group size). It will be a night to remember. Overnight Jerusalem. (B.D)

Today begins with an archaeological dig at the Tel Maresha excavations where we will take part in a hands-on search for ancient
objects; followed by a ‘crawl’ through the famous Beit Guvrin caves. Continue to Latrun, a strategic location on the road to Jerusalem during Israel’s War of Independence. Tour the IDF Armoured
Corps Musuem, where all the tanks used by the Israeli army since 1948 are on display. Return to the hotel to refresh before our farewell dinner. Those departing late this evening will be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met and assisted for your departure flight. (B.D)

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport (meeting and assistance provided) for your return flight to Canada (B)

Everything your family needs to celebrate your child's simcha!

Your tour includes:

  • Deluxe Hotels
  • Comprehensive Group Sightseeing Escorted by Professional Tour Manager
  • (Option for Touring by Private Car)
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers with Expedited check in service at Ben Gurion Airport on Departure
  • 18 Meals
  • Israeli Buffet Breakfast Daily
  • Welcome Dinner in Tel Aviv
  • A Bedouin “Chafla” dinner at Genesis Land
  • Lunch at a Dead Sea Spa Hotel
  • Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Gala Dinner
  • Kibbutz Dinner in the Galilee
  • BBQ dinner in the Galilee
  • Farewell dinner in Jerusalem

Tour Packages (in USD)

Single

$6,498

Couple (sharing a double room)

 $9,398

Family of 3 (parents plus BM child in 1 room)

$9398

Family of 4 (3 persons plus BM chikd in 2 rooms)

$14,097

Family 0f 5 (4 persons plus BM child in 2 rooms)

$18,796

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The #1 Best Bar Mitzvah in Israel Family Tour
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