Pass down the traditions of generations while in the presence of the Temple Mount, watching your children declare their adulthood through the recitation of the Torah portion of their B’nai Mitzvah. Listen to the Mediterranean waves splash along Tel Aviv’s silky sands. Bask in the hidden, shimmering pools of the Golan Heights and celebrate life by sipping freshly made grape juice produced on a vineyard outside Jerusalem. From the splendors of the ancient world to the pleasures of contemporary luxury,...
Jerusalem – A Celebration in Jerusalem
Jerusalem has beckoned to pilgrims of the world’s three major monotheistic religions for over 2,000 years. Minarets and gilded domes glint in the sunlight. Spires and the golden hues of Jerusalem stones sweep across the hills. Cypress trees and date palm trees adorn the skyline. Narrow cobblestone lanes wind between historical structures and the locals maintain a deep connection to culture and heritage. The family lands at Ben Gurion International Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon your arrival.
You make the brief journey south to the “City on the Hill,” passing the desert ridges for a vibrant panorama of Jerusalem’s ancient, vibrant streets. After settling into the comforts of your hotel, your guide meets the family in the lobby. Your introduction into the city begins at the City of David, taking you deep into the underwater systems erected three millennia ago. The stone remains cool to the touch as you travel through the 1,750-foot long tunnel carved into the mountain. You can hear the continuing rush of water traveling through the subterranean network.
You continue to the five-acre limestone quarry of Zedekiah’s Cave, running beneath the Muslim Quarter and Old City. Your footsteps echo through the 300-foot long chamber that contains resounding clarity, similar to a concert hall. Drops of water trickle down from the ceiling. Ancient stonecutters crafted unique patterns and formations unto the quarry. Your guide points to chisel marks and engravings written in Arabic, Greek, Armenian, and English. Your connection to the ancient roots of the city grows deeper with every step you take through the historic chambers.
Jerusalem – Shabbat In the City on the Hill
Jerusalem – Sifting Through the Past
Jerusalem – A Step into Adulthood
Galilee – Adventures in the Galilee
Galilee – The Depths of Golan
Tel Aviv – Stories for the Ages
Tel Aviv – Banks of Shores of Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv – Shabbat in the Beachside City
Tel Aviv – At the Heart of B’nai Mitzvah
- Experience the once in a lifetime opportunity of having B’nai Mitzvah in Jerusalem around the Temple Mount
- Sift through the soils of ancient Jerusalem in search of artifacts dating back to the age of the Second Temple
- Traverse the gorgeous landscapes of Galilee to discover the hidden lakes and waterfalls around the Hexagon Pool
- Celebrate the B’nai Mitzvah with a visit to a vineyard near Jerusalem specializing in Grape Juice, where you can help stomp grapes during harvest
- Delight in an active exploration of Galilee with an exciting rappelling excursion down the side of Manara Cliff
- Traverse the countryside of the Yarkon River while cycling a portion of the trail that connects Northern and Southern Israel
- Discover the stunning diversity and similarities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during two distinct Shabbat celebrations
- Witness the mark of the Roman Empire and Crusaders at the historic city of Caesarea
- Explore an undersurface water system erected more than three millennia ago, along with a stone quarry used during the creation of the First Temple
Israel welcomes B’nai Mitzvahs with open arms, displaying the vast history of Jerusalem and the wonders of the surrounding countryside through enticing excursions and captivating scenery. The family’s journey begins with your arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport. Your private transfer meets you at customs and escorts you south to Jerusalem. After settling into the comforts of the hotel, you follow your guide on an exclusive tour of the city’s history. Traverse ancient water systems and caves hidden beneath the contemporary streets. In the afternoon, you traverse the rooftops of the Jewish Quarter and visit the Old Yishuv Museum.
Enjoy a treasured day of leisure by partaking in a morning service or strolling through the streets of the serene city to view the various quarters and ancient ramparts. The following day, the family embraces the past on an archeological dig at Emek Tzurim. Search for pottery or historical coins dating back to the era of the Second Temple. Meet with combat soldiers serving in the Israeli Defense Force before touring the serene streets of the Yemin Moshe neighborhood.
Wake up early to enjoy the morning service in which your children undergo their B’nai Mitzvah in accordance with your family’s traditions. Celebrate at the Temple Mount’s Southern Wall. In the afternoon, you visit the Clore Garden of Science for an introduction into the country’s advancements in the field. Travel to a vineyard outside of the city specializing in grape juice. Help with the harvest and dance in barrels filled with grapes to help produce the sweet drink.
Next, your private transfer meets the family at the hotel and escorts you to Mount Tabor in the Galilee region. Discover where the prophetess Deborah gathered to fight the Canaanites and embark on a four-wheel-drive excursion into Upper Galilee to view the Golan Heights and the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Follow the trails of the Golan Heights in search of hidden pools, waterfalls, and streams. Continue to Manara cliff for a rappelling excursion before indulging in an outdoor cookout on the banks of the Jordan River.
You travel south to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea, found on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the remarkable layers of history en route to the Sdot Yam Kibbutz. Visit the house of Hannah Senesh for an inspirational story on the life of the World War II paratrooper. In the evening, you arrive in Tel Aviv to enjoy the fabulous night ambiance of the seaside city. Relish a family cycling tour along the Yarkon River, following a part of a trail connecting the Golan in the north to the Negev in the south.
Continue with a tour of the city, exploring the historical neighborhoods, bohemian culture, and celebrated architecture. The day is at your leisure to enjoy Shabbat in the gorgeous city. Stroll along the seaside promenade or traverse the galleries of the Tel Aviv Art Museum. You could also partake in a morning Shabbat service at one of the city’s vintage antique temples. On the final day, your private transfer meets the family at the hotel and escorts you to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight home.
$5,005 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
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- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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