Holidays

Eretz Yisrael

Eretz Yisrael

Purpose: Heritage, Faith, History, Culture - Optional Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceremony
No. of days: 10 days - 9 nights
First & Last Cities: Tel Aviv
Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Galilee, Tiberius, Beit Shean, Gan Hashlosha, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea
Starting cost: $2,159
 
Day 1 – Fri: Tel Aviv
After arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv
 
Day 2 - Sat:  Tel Aviv
Free day at leisure in Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv. [B]
 
Day 3 – Sun: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Galilee
Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the Crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the amphitheater, which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel and visit “Af Al Pi Chen”, the naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Drive to Akko (Acre) and walk along the old harbor and local market; continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra, descend by cable into the limestone Grottoes. Continue to Galilee for overnight at a Kibbutz hotel. [B/D]
 
Day 4 – Mon: Galilee (Safed, Golan Heights, Tel Facher, Banias)
Drive to Safed, center of Kabala movement; Visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha’ Ari synagogues, stroll around the narrow alleyways and visit the Artist’s quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour to the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights stop at Gadot overlook, the memorial for the fallen of the Golan located over former Syrian bunkers; and view the monument built in honor of the Alexandroni Brigade. Proceed for a magnificent observation point over the city of Quneitra and the Syrian territory. Drive to Tel Hai; see the Roaring Lion Monument and learn about the heroic battle of Joseph Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle. Overnight at a kibbutz hotel. [B/D]
 
Day 5 – Tue: Galilee, Jerusalem (Tiberius, Beit Shean, Gan Hashlosha, Mt. Scopus)
Drive to Tiberius to visit Rambam’s grave; proceed to Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy in the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city. Overnight in Jerusalem. [B]
 
Day 6 – Wed: Jerusalem (Kotel tunnels, Sephardic synagogues, Davidson Center, Tower of David)
Start with a visit of the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion.  Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; Visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels; Visit the Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo, to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period. Overnight in Jerusalem [B]
 
Day 7 – Thu: Jerusalem (Yad Vashem, Mt. Herzl, Ammunition Hill, Israel Museum)
Enjoy seeing the Bar Mitzvah ceremonies at the Western Wall. Drive through Mea Shearim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra-orthodox communities. Proceed to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, and Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the six-day war, and later converted into a national memorial site and museum. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next, visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the Holyland model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Overnight in Jerusalem. [B]
 
* Optional: Celebrate the Bar/Bat-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel.
For families who wish to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at the Wall, this will be a perfect opportunity. While the rest of the group will tour Mea Shearim, arrangements will be made at the Wall with a Rabbi. At the end of the service, rejoin your tour group at the entrance of the Israel Museum. For this special option, see below.
 
Day 8 – Fri: Jerusalem (Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea)
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Masada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc.  Descend by cable car, next stop for lunch and spa facilities at one of the leading hotels in the area. Return to Jerusalem.  Overnight in Jerusalem. [B]
 
Day 9 – Sat: Jerusalem
The day is at leisure. Overnight in Jerusalem. [B]
 
Day 10 – Sun: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, USA
Transfer from your hotel to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to board your flight back home. [B]
 
Note: Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.
 
[B] = Breakfast | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner


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Tour includes
  • Private round-trip transfers:
    • Ben Gurion Airport to your Hotel in Tel Aviv
    • Hotel in Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Airport.
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in the hotels of choice
    • Tel Aviv - 2 nights
    • Galilee - 2 nights
    • Jerusalem - 5 nights
  • Meals
    • Breakfast Daily
    • 2 dinners in Galilee
    • 1 lunch at the Dead Sea
  • Jeep Tour in the Golan Heights
  • Visit the famous Western Wall Tunnels
  • Swim at one of the Dead Sea Spa Hotels
  • Jeep ride in the Golan Heights.
  • 6 full-day touring on A/C vehicle
  • English speaking guides
  • All entrance fees and attractions as per the above itinerary
Not included in tour
  • Airfare between USA and Israel
  • Airport taxes
  • Lunches en route on sightseeing days.
  • Treatments at the Dead Sea spa
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Insurance
  • Tips to driver, guide or hotel staff
  • Any item not mentioned as “Included”

Hotels in your Tour

City Plan E * Plan D * Plan C * Plan B * Plan A *
Tel Aviv Prima City 4 Dan Panorama 4.5 Carlton 4.5 Dan Tel Aviv 4.5 Dan Tel Aviv 4.5
Galilee Kibbutz Lavi-
Eden wing
4 Kibbutz Lavi-
Eden wing
4 Kibbutz Lavi-
Hadar wing
4 Kibbutz Lavi-
Hadar wing
4 Kibbutz Lavi-
Hadar wing
4
Jerusalem Prima Kings 4 Dan Panorama 4 David Citadel / Orient 4.5 King David 4.5 King David 4.5

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking                                                                * Tripadvisor rating


Tour Pricing

Hotel Plan Plan E Plan D Plan C Plan B Plan A
Double Single Triple Double Single Triple Double Single Triple Double Single Triple Double Single Triple
2020 Departures
Mar 6,13,20 27 $2,305 $3,199 $2,259 $2,579 $3,729 $2,269 $3,205 $5,009 $2,929 $3,579 $5,705 $3,125 $3,745 $6,039 $3,235
Apr 17 $2,305 $3,199 $2,259 $2,579 $3,729 $2,269 Not Available $3,579 $5,705 $3,125 $3,745 $6,039 $3,235
Apr 24 $2,305 $3,199 $2,259 $2,605 $3,779 $2,285 $3,279 $5,165 $2,979 $3,739 $6,019 $3,229 $3,905 $6,349 $3,339
May 1,8,15,22 $2,389 $3,355 $2,339 $2,669 $3,909 $2,329 $3,279 $5,165 $2,979 $4,005 $6,539 $3,409 $4,169 $6,869 $3,519
Jun 5,12 $2,305 $3,199 $2,259 $2,669 $3,909 $2,329 $3,279 $5,165 $2,979 $4,005 $6,539 $3,409 $4,169 $6,869 $3,519
Jun 19 $2,305 $3,199 $2,259 $2,669 $3,909 $2,329 Not Available $4,005 $6,539 $3,409 $4,169 $6,869 $3,519
Jun 26 $2,279 $3,149 $2,229 $2,669 $3,909 $2,329 $3,279 $5,165 $2,979 $4,005 $6,539 $3,409 $4,169 $6,869 $3,519
Jul 3,10,17,24 $2,269 $3,139 $2,225 $2,579 $3,729 $2,269 $3,239 $5,079 $2,955 $3,579 $5,705 $3,125 $3,745 $6,039 $3,235
Jul 31 $2,305 $3,199 $2,255 $2,615 $3,789 $2,299 $3,165 $4,915 $2,909 $3,645 $5,825 $3,179 $3,815 $6,159 $3,289
Aug 7,14,21
Aug 28 $2,339 $3,265 $2,295 $2,579 $3,729 $2,269 $3,109 $4,815 $2,865 $3,579 $5,705 $3,125 $3,745 $6,039 $3,235
Sep 4,11
Oct 16,23,30 $2,305 $3,199 $2,259 $2,669 $3,909 $2,329 $3,279 $5,165 $2,979 $4,005 $6,539 $3,409 $4,169 $6,869 $3,519
Nov 6
Nov 13 $2,269 $3,139 $2,225 $2,669 $3,909 $2,329 $3,179 $4,955 $2,909 $3,185 $4,899 $2,859 $3,349 $5,229 $2,969
Nov 20 $2,249 $3,099 $2,205 $2,475 $3,525 $2,189 $3,099 $4,809 $2,859 $3,139 $4,819 $2,829 $3,309 $5,149 $2,939
Nov 27 $2,179 $2,975 $2,139 $2,265 $3,105 $2,049 $3,029 $4,669 $2,809 $3,139 $4,819 $2,829 $3,309 $5,149 $2,939
Dec 4,11
Dec 18 $2,239 $3,089 $2,199 $2,669 $3,909 $2,449 $3,589 $5,789 $3,185 $3,959 $6,455 $3,375 $4,125 $6,789 $3,485
Dec 25 $2,239 $3,089 $2,199 $2,849 $4,279 $2,605 $3,645 $5,905 $3,219 $3,959 $6,455 $3,375 $4,125 $6,789 $3,485
2021 Departures
Jan 1,8,15,22 29 $2,159 $2,935 $2,119 $2,305 $3,189 $2,079 $3,029 $4,669 $2,809 $3,039 $4,615 $2,759 $3,205 $4,949 $2,869
Feb 5,12,19
Feb 26 $2,239 $3,089 $2,199 $2,475 $3,525 $2,189 $3,045 $4,699 $2,819 $3,459 $5,469 $3,039 $3,625 $5,805 $3,149
Child sharing room with parents, Bed and Breakfast basis
All departures $1,649 $1,499 $1,549 $2,029 $2,029

* Dates are tour departures from Tel Aviv. Rates are per person and may change without notice

 

Tour Code: IL05TLV20DH


Options

Bar or Bat Mitzvah Service/Ceremony**

We will be happy to book a Rabbi** to celebrate your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi’s Services include: 

  • Correspondence with family by the Rabbi
  • Meeting with the Rabbi in Jerusalem, prior to the ceremony
  • Officiating at service
  • Use of prayer pamphlets and Rabbi’s personal Torah scroll
  • Rabbi’s transportation
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah certificate from the Ministry of Tourism
  • Reform and Conservative ceremonies will be officiated at the Southern Wall area
  • Please note passengers will require to take a taxi to ceremony and also to rejoin the tour after the ceremony or we can book car service instead

** Rabbi’s fee will be determined upon confirmation from the Rabbi