Bar Mitzvah Experience

Day 1

TUESDAY – 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 accommodation
  • Enjoy a spectacular panorama over the city from the Haas Promenade
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall
  • Explore the Western Wall Tunnels
  • Dinner at leisure – suggested Mamilla Alrov Promenade

Overnight: Jerusalem

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Day 2

WEDNESDAY  JERUSALEM  

  • Departure
  • Discover 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
  • Lunch & tour of the Jewish Quarter including the Broad Wall, Cardo, Burnt House & more
  • Relive the dramatic battle on Ammunition Hill that led to the liberation of the Old City in the Six Day War (1967)
  • Dinner on own on trendy Emek Refaim Street

Overnight: Jerusalem

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Day 3

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 Mineral Beach
  • Camel rides & dinner @ Abraham’s Tent in Genesis Land (Included)

Overnight: Jerusalem

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Day 4

FRIDAY  JERUSALEM 

  • Pay tribute to the memory of the Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Children’s Memorial (Option for special Bar Mitzvah Tour)
  • Enjoy 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 in David’s Village

Overnight: Jerusalem

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Day 5

SHABBAT  – JERUSALEM

  • Morning at leisure
  • Walk on the Ramparts of the Old City from Jaffa Gate to Zion Gate
  • Walking tour of the gorgeous Yemin Moshe Neighborhood & Hinnom Valley
  • Musical Havdala
  • Dinner on Ben Yehudah Street
  • Sound & light show at the Tower of David

Overnight: Jerusalem

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Day 6

SUNDAY – GUSH ETZION 

  • Walk along the Path of the Patriarchs from Neve Daniel to Rosh Tzurim
  • Learn how to shoot under the expert guidance of former IDF commandos @ Caliber 3 
  • Lunch on own in Gush Etzion @ Gavna Restaurant
  • Experience the thrill of the longest zip-line in Israel at Deer Land
  • Hear the story of heroism of the defenders of Kfar Etzion
  • Dinner on own at the authentic Moroccan restaurant - Darna

Overnight: Jerusalem

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Day 7

MONDAY  - COASTAL REGION 

  • Discover the magnificent port city of Caesarea including the Roman Amphitheater, Hippodrome, Palace and multi-media presentation
  • Lunch on own overlooking the azure waters of the Mediterranean at the Aresto Restaurant
  • Exclusive visit the IAF Base in Ramat David – pending military approval
  • Check-in to accommodation, rest, relax & unpack
  • Early dinner at hotel – option to go to Tiberias for Eicha & Kinnot

Overnight: Ramot Resort - North

 

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Day 8

TUESDAY - TZFAT & 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 - to be confirmed
  • Lunch on the promenade
  • Explore the gorgeous Tel Dan Reserve where nature, history & hydro-politics come together
  • Enjoy rafting down the Jordan River
  • Return to Ramot Resort
  • Dinner at Decks Restaurant followed by cruise on the Sea of Galilee

Overnight: Ramot Resort - North

 

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Day 9

WEDNESDAY – GOLAN HEIGHTS

  • Ascend the Golan Heights by jeep
  • Hear the story of the Six Day War as you visit the abandoned Syrian Outpost @ Mizpe Gadot
  • Sample the local fare at the Golan Heights Winery
  • Lookout over Syria from Mt Bental
  • Enjoy a delicious chocolate workshop at De Karina in Kibbutz Ein Zivan
  • Host IDF combat troops for a BBQ at their base with live music & entertainment

Overnight: Ramot Resort - North

 

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Day 10

 THURSDAY  – TEL AVIV 

  • Morning at leisure
  • Checkout & departure for Tel Aviv
  • Lunch at Ramat Aviv Mall
  • Tour the state-of-the-art Palmach Museum & learn about the ”Striking Force” that formed the backbone of Israel’s Defense Forces in 1948
  • Visit Rabin Square where Prime-Minister Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated
  • Sunset from the port of Jaffa
  • Dinner on own – suggested Le Relais Jaffa

Overnight: Hilton Hotel – Tel Aviv

 

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Day 11

FRIDAY - AT LEISURE

  • Day at leisure. Options include:
  • Experience the vibe at the Nachalat Binyamin Promenade & Carmel Market
  • Re-enact the Declaration of the State of Israel at Independence Hall
  • Levinsky Market
  • Relax by pool & beach
  • Shabbat services and dinner at hotel

Overnight: Hilton Hotel – Tel Aviv

 

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 SHABBAT  – AT LEISURE 

  • Day at leisure at beach/ pool or exploring the city
  • Dinner on own (suggested Tel Aviv Port)
  • Overnight: Hilton Hotel – Tel Aviv

NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!!!!

 

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