The Legacy Israel Parents Trip

Day 1

MONDAY - COSTAL REGION

  • Arrive Ben Gurion Airport
  • Opening ceremony and explore the port city of Caesarea
  • Drive along Mediterranean coast to Zichron Yaacov and the Carmel Winery for a tour and wine tasting and lunch
  • Discover the gorgeous Rosh Hanikra Grottoes

Overnight: Kfar Blum, Northern Israel

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TUESDAY – GOLAN HEIGHTS

  • Explore the abandoned Syrian bunker of Tel Facher
  • Enjoy a nature walk in the Upper Galilee (Banyas)
  • Lunch at Jeeps
  • Lookout over Syria from old army bunkers on Mount Bental
  • Dinner in Tiberias on own
  • Discover the Golan Heights “off-road” by jeep and hear stories of the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War
  • Cruise on the Sea of Galilee with live Israeli music

 Overnight: Kfar Blum, Northern Israel

 

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WEDNESDAY – UPPER GALILEE

  • Discover the Mystical City of Tzfat including beautiful synagogues, picturesque alleyways and artists’ colony
  • Watch a live glass-blowing demonstration by Kabbalistic artisan Sheva Chaya OR Meet with Kabbalistic artist Avraham Leventhal
  • Lunch and shopping time on Tzfat promenade Drive to Jerusalem
  • Enjoy your first glimpse of Jerusalem from Mt of Olives lookout
  • Tie-in session
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Political update with Neil Lazarus

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem 

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THURSDAY - JERUSALEM

  • Visit the Israel Museum for an introduction to the Old City
  • Experience the sites & sounds of the Jewish Quarter including the Cardo and local Synagogues
  • Lunch in the Jewish Quarter
  • Explore the Southern Excavations and Davidson Center
  • Discover the secrets of the Temple in Western Wall tunnels
  • Walk through the bunkers of Ammunition hill as we relive the battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day war- with guest speaker
  • Dinner at Mamilla Mall
  • Sound and light show at the Tower of David Museum

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

 

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FRIDAY - JERUSALEM

  • Pay tribute to the Six Million at the Yad Vashem Historical Museum
  • Lunch in Bet Hakerem
  • Har Hertzel -?
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of the busy Machane Yehuda Outdoor Market
  • Return to hotel, relax and prepare for Shabbat
  • Join thousands from around the world at the Western Wall for Friday night Shabbat services
  • Shabbat dinner with lone soldiers

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

 

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SHABBAT – JERUSALEM

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Divide into groups to visit different synagogues in the vicinity (optional)
  • Enjoy Shabbat lunch in the home of an Israeli family living in Jerusalem
  • Optional Walking tours in Jerusalem:
  • Yemin Moshe- the first neighbourhoods in Jerusalem  or
  • Talbieh- The beautiful neighbourhood that houses the Prime Minister and the President of Israel
  • Jewish Identity discussion
  • Dinner and shopping in the city center on Ben Yehuda Street

 Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

 

 

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SUNDAY – JUDEAN DESERT

  • Travel to the Judean Desert
  • Ascend Masada by cable car & relive the bitter confrontation between Zealots & Romans
  • Enjoy lunch at the Massada Restaurant
  • Nature walk in the Ein Gedi Natural Springs
  • Float and relax at the Mineral Beach Dead Sea
  • Land of Genesis – Follow in the footsteps of our forefathers – ride camels, desert hospitality.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

 

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MONDAY – TEL AVIV

  •  Gain insight into Jewish textual learning at Mayanot Institute of Studies
  •  Travel to Tel-Aviv
  • Morning volunteer project
  • Re-experience the Declaration of the State of Israel at Independence Hall
  • Lunch Shuk HaCarmel
  • Visit Rabin Square where former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated in 1995
  • Test-drive the next-generation of electric-powered cars at Better Place
  • Closing session
  • Drive to airport

Farewell- See you next year in Jerusalem!!!

 

 

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