Family Tour – Summer

Day 1

MONDAY – ARRIVAL

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by our representatives and escorted through passport control, baggage claim and customs
  • Transfer to Jerusalem
  • Check-in to your hotel, rest, relax & unpack
  • Dinner on own

Overnight: David Citadel Hotel - Jerusalem

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TUESDAY  – 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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WEDNESDAY – GUSH ETZION

  • Discover the splendor of the Second Temple as you navigate the Western Wall Tunnels 
  • Transfer to Gush Etzion (bring closed shoes & passports)
  • Receive instruction from former IDF commandoes at the Caliber 3 shooting range
  • Enjoy lunch at the Gush Etzion Winery
  • 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
  • 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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THURSDAY – 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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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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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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SUNDAY – COASTAL REGION 

  • Checkout & departure
  • 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
  • Visit the Neve Michael Childrens’ home in Pardes Hana
  • Transfer to Tiberias
  • Check-in to hotel
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee
  • Dinner at Decks Restaurant

Overnight: Rimonim Galei Kineret – Tiberias

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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: Rimonim Galei Kineret – Tiberias

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TUESDAY – GOLAN HEIGHTS 

  • Relax at the hotel spa or take part in water-sports
  • 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: Rimonim Galei Kineret – Tiberias

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WEDNESDAY – WESTERN GALILEE

  • Tour the sites of Tiberias and visit the Tomb of Maimonidies
  • Plant a tree in the JNF Forest near Kibbutz Lavi
  • Transport yourself back 1500 years at Kfar Kedem including donkey rides, pita-baking & lunch
  • Discover the Crusader city of Akko including the Knight’s Hall, Templar Tunnel & Middle-Eastern Souk
  • Experience the beauty of the Rosh Hanikra Grottoes
  • Transfer to Tel Aviv
  • Beach time

Overnight: Hilton Hotel – Tel Aviv

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THURSDAY – TEL AVIV 

  • Beach time
  • Checkout & departure
  • 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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