Family Tours

You’ll just love it!!!

It’s fun, it’s engaging and it’s a gift your family will really appreciate.

About The Trip

Explore Israel with those closest to you, sharing memories that you’ll talk about for years to come. It’s fun, it’s engaging and it’s a gift your family will really appreciate.

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The trip is about you and your family, and is therefore designed specifically with your needs in mind. By nature family trips are multi-generational which provides a challenge but also a unique opportunity for family members to bond. See below for trip highlights.

Trip Highlights

Activities on our family trips are interactive, engaging, fun & meaningful. No boring lectures or endless hours looking at rocks. Here are some examples of what you can expect…

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  • Stroll down the beautiful arts and crafts fair of Nachalat Binyamin
  • Take part in a scavenger hunt at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market
  • Wade through Hezekiah’s Water Tunnels
  • Ascend the desert fortress of Masada
  • Float in the Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth
  • Discover the Golan Heights off-road in a 4x4 jeep
  • Ride camels and enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality at Genesis Land
  • Explore the Underground Bullet Factory at the Ayalon Institute where munitions were manufactured secretly for the Haganah
  • Discover the secrets hidden beneath the surface at the Kotel Tunnels 
Be Unique

Is your family crazy about sports? Do you enjoy hiking, or water activities? Do you want to meet with soldiers or volunteer to help the under-privileged? No two trips should ever be identical, tell us what interests you, your passions and special requests, and we’ll arrange the right mix of activities for you. Here’s a sample of some of the “off the beaten track” activities we’ve done in the past

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VIP seating at a Maccabi - Tel-Aviv Basketball match at Nokia Arena in Tel-Aviv, Rappelling down the Black Canyon in the Golan heights, Distributing care packages to soldiers on the Southern Lebanon border, Touring the Western Wall Tunnels with Chief archeologist Dan Bahat, Volunteering with Save a Child’s Heart Foundation.

Day 1

DAY ONE – SUNDAY - COASTAL REGION

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by our representatives and escorted through passport control, baggage claim and customs
  • Discover the magnificent port city of Caesarea including the Roman Amphitheater, Hippodrome, Palace and multi-media presentation
  • Lunch overlooking the azure waters of the Mediterranean at the Aresto Restaurant
  • View the impressive water-system at Aqueduct Beach
  • Transfer to Tiberias
  • Check-in to hotel
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee
  • Dinner at Decks Restaurant
  • Overnight Leonardo Plaza - Tiberias
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Day 2

DAY TWO – MONDAY- UPPER GALILEE

  • Experience the Mystical City of Tzfat including beautiful synagogues, artists’ colony, candle factory and ancient cemetery
  • Meet with Kabbalistic glass-blower Sheva Chaya and watch a live demonstration
  • Lunch on the promenade
  • Ascend the Manara Cliffs and engage in X-treme sports
  • Discover the verdant Tel Dan reserve where nature, history and hydro-politics come together
  • Enjoy rafting down the Jordan River from Kfar Blum
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel - Tiberias

 

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DAY THREE– TUESDAY- GOLAN HEIGHTS

  • Tour the Ancient Talmudic Village of Kazrin
  • Sample the local fare at the Golan Heights Winery
  • Explore the Golan Heights by jeep
  • Hear the story of the Six Day War as you visit the abandoned Syrian Outpost @ Mizpe Gadot
  • Visit the boutique De karina chocolate factory in Ein Zivan
  • Lookout over the border with Syria from atop Mt Bental
  • Dinner at Pagoda Restaurant
  • Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel - Tiberias
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DAY FOUR – WEDNESDAY - JERUSALEM

  • Welcome to Jerusalem: Enjoy a spectacular panorama over the city from the Haas Promenade
  • Enter the Old City via Jaffa Gate and walk along the ramparts to Zion Gate
  • Lunch in the Jewish Quarter
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall
  • Explore the City of David and feel the stories of the Bible come to life
  • Wade through Hezekiah’s Tunnels dug more than 2700 years ago
  •  Check-in to your hotel, rest, relax & unpack
  • Dinner at the authentic Moroccan restaurant - Darna
  • Overnight:  David Citadel Hotel - Jerusalem
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Day 5

DAY FIVE THURSDAY - GUSH ETZION

  • Hear the story of courage of the defenders of Kfar Etzion during the War of Independence
  • Experience the thrill of the longest zip-line in Israel at Deer Land
  • Enjoy lunch at the Gush Etzion Winery
  • Tour the City of the Patriarchs – Hevron – and visit the Tomb of Machpela
  • Dinner on trendy Emek Refaim Street
  • Overnight:  David Citadel Hotel - Jerusalem
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DAY SIX – FRIDAY- JERUSALEM

  • Pay tribute to the memory of the Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Children’s Memorial
  • Volunteer at the Hazon Yeshaya Soup Kitchen
  • Experience the vibe in the Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market
  • Shopping time in Geulah & Mea Shearim
  • Join thousands of Jews from around the globe at the Western Wall
  • Friday night dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem
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Day 7

DAY SEVEN - SHABBAT JERUSALEM

  • Day at leisure. Options include:
    • Morning services at the Great Synagogue
    • Lunch at the hotel
    • Walking tour of the gorgeous Yemin Moshe Neighborhood & Jewish Quarter
    • Dinner at the Mamilla Mall or on Ben Yehudah Street
    • Sound & light show at the Tower of David
  • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem
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DAY EIGHT  SUNDAY- JUDEAN DESERT

  • Experience the beauty of the Judean Desert off-road by ATV
  • Discover the gorgeous Ein Gedi oasis where David fled from King Saul, and cool off under a waterfall
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch
  • Ascend the desert fortress of Masada where the Zealots held out against the Romans after the Destruction of the Second Temple
  • Float in the Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth, at the Ein Gedi Spa
  • Camel rides at Almog Junction overlooking Jericho
  • Return to Jerusalem
  • Dinner at leisure
  • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem
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Day 9

DAY NINE – MONDAY - TEL AVIV

  • Relax on Tel-Aviv Beach
  • Re-enact the Declaration of the State of Israel at Independence Hall
  • Lunch and free time on the Nachalat Binyamin Promenade, Shuk HaCarmel and Sheinkin Street
  • Lookout over the coastal region from the Azrieli Towers
  • Sunset from the port of Jaffa
  • Dinner at Le Relais Jaffa
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport
  • NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!!!!!!!
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What People Are Saying

“Everything was brilliantly organized from the minute we arrived until we left. Nothing was too much trouble for you or your staff”
Mandy Bloch, Johannesburg, South Africa

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“Everything was brilliantly organized from the minute we arrived until we left. Nothing was too much trouble for you or your staff”
Mandy Bloch, Johannesburg,  South Africa

“Standing at Yad Vashem with my elderly mother & my teenage children was an incredibly moving experience for me. I felt with every fiber of my being that Am Yisrael Chai, the Nation of Israel lives!!!!”
Nathan Stelzer, Chicago, IL

“I'm back home and back to work with memories of our trip to Israel almost feeling like a dream. Great time had by all thanks to your professionalism and personalization providing significant religious, historical, and political information.”
Albert Taus, Cherry Hill, NJ

“I wanted to thank you again for the most incredible trip to Israel we could have hoped for! We enjoyed every minute of it with you and felt that touring with you was the best option for the girls. They talk about it almost daily and have great memories of the trip! Thanks a million for everything you did for us!”
Daniela Jacobson, Winnipeg , Manitoba

“We are still up in the heavens since our trip and we are not coming down anytime soon! It was an incredible trip that gave us so much insight into our Land. Thank you!” Steve and Simone Horwitz, Johannesburg SA

“I have been to Israel many times before, but for my children this was the first. I was grateful for the opportunity to put my jaded cynicism aside & tour the country with the wide-eyed enthusiasm of a ten-year old for whom everything is fresh, exciting and new.”
Deborah Palmer Far Rockaway, New York

“While I love shopping, my husband is interested in politics and my adult son is into music and wildlife. Only ISRAEL MAVEN could create a trip that catered to everyone’s needs and gave us the chance to learn from each other. Thank you!”
Cheryl Price, Los Angeles

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