Bar / Bat Mitzvah Israel Tour Sample Itinerary



Depart on the date of your choice for Israel, beverages and meals served onboard.


Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.

Overnight:  Jerusalem


The Old City will be the starting point for the tour, beginning at Mount Scopus for a breathtaking view of the entire city spread out below. Continue to the Jewish Quarter, with a walk through the reconstructed Cardo, once on the main street in Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, remains of the upper city in Herod's reign and proceed to the Western Wall. Walk through the Western Wall Tunnel. Optional: Bar/Bat Mizvah Ceremony at Western Wall.

Overnight:  Jerusalem

Today we continue with sightseeing in Jerusalem and tour the New City. We start the day with a special event to commemorate your visit to Israel - planting your own tree in the Jewish National Fund Forest. Continue to Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust and to the nearby Mount Herzl. Proceed to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book exhibit housing the Dead Sea Scrolls also see the Second Temple Model of Jerusalem. Return to your hotel via the Haas Promenade for a panoramic view of the Old City and the Judean Desert.

Overnight:   Jerusalem


Day at leisure

Overnight:  Jerusalem

Depart Jerusalem and drive via Beersheva, Capital of the Negev, to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on Earth. Drive along its shores to Masada and ascend by cable car to view the famed archaeological ruins including King Herod's Palace. Descend, and drive to the Ein-Gedi Spa for lunch and enjoy the remainder of the day in the spa facilities, relaxing and having fun or trying the unique "Dead Sea float." Optional: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceremony at Masada.

Overnight:   Jerusalem


Today we depart Jerusalem in the morning to explore the archaeological site of Tal-Maresha at Beit Guvrin. This site offers a labyrinth of rooms and underground installations. Continue to Tiberias via the Jordan Valley. The afternoon will be spent at a water park on the shores of the lake. Continue to your hotel for dinner. Optional: Dig for a Day at Beit Guvrin

Overnight:  Kibbutz in the Galilee or Hotel in Tiberias


Spend the day in the northern Galilee and the Golan. Visit Capernaum to view the ruins of an ancient synagogue. Drive to Beit Shean, the most monumental Roman/Byzantine City in the area. Continue sightseeing in the Golan and the Banias, with its beautiful waterfall. Optional: Start the day with a two hour jeep tour through the Golan Heights. Optional: Enjoy the experience of kayaking on the Jordan River.

Overnight:  Kibbutz in the Galilee or Hotel in Tiberias

Our last day in Galilee, an early morning start will first take us to Safed, with its old synagogues and artists quarter. Drive through the hills of the Galilee to Zippori, an ancient city from Roman and Byzantine periods and see its magnificent mosaics. Continue to the nearby Kfar Kedem in Mitzpe Hosha'aya where you can smell, taste and experience life as it was 2,000 years ago. You will have the opportunity to relive some of the Biblical Village life and appreciate the importance of domestic animals while being treated to traditional foods in a shepherds' tent. Leave the lower Galilee and drive towards the Mediterranean Sea to arrive at the historic site of Caesarea, to view the Roman and Byzantine archaeological finds, the crusador fortifications and the amphitheater. Drive via the coastal road and stop in Haifa to visit the Bahai Temple and its exotic gardens. Continue on to Tel Aviv.

Overnight:  Tel Aviv

DAY 10
Morning tour of Tel Aviv beginning with a drive along Dizengoff Street, Habima National Theater, and Mann Auditorium. Continue to the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora to view the story of the Jewish people's history and culture during the 2,700 years of Diaspora. End the day at the exciting and colorful Carmel Market. Wander at your leisure through the open-air arts and crafts fair in the Nachalat Benyamin Midrachov where you can see the work of local artisans and do some last-minute shopping.  Optional: Farewell dinner at a seaside restaurant in Jaffa. 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 11
Transfer to the Ben Gurion Airport for your return home. 



PLEASE NOTE!  We reserve the right to omit any site and/or change the itinerary
Should it be necessary due to local conditions. 

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