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G2’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour for Families

DAY 1:  Arrival in Israel

Upon your arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist you and your family with all the arrival formalities at Ben Gurion International Airport. Transfer to Tel Aviv, and check in at the hotel. Afternoon- city tour in Tel Aviv and Jaffa including the old port of Jaffa, the flee market, the new port area, the old train station of Tel Aviv and Neve Tzedek. Welcome dinner at the hotel or in one of Tel Aviv’s kosher restaurants.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 2: Tel Aviv

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we continue our tour in Tel Aviv. Visit the Independence Hall. The site of David Ben Gurion's monumental proclamation of the State of Israel in May 1948. Continue to Rothschild Boulevard to view examples of the intriguing Bauhaus-style architecture from the 1930s. The local proliferation of the style won Tel Aviv recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the nickname of ‘the White City'. Continue to Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian mall, with its restored buildings and sidewalk artists. We will make our way to the Colorful Carmel Market and then to Sheinkin, a trendy Tel Aviv shopping street. You will have some free time for lunch and shopping. In the afternoon we visit the beautiful Rabin Center and the Palmach Museum. We finish the tour at the modern bustling Tel Aviv Port. Dinner tonight at the hotel or in one of Tel Aviv’s great restaurants

 Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 3: Coastal Area- Caesarea, Haifa, Akko

After enjoying a famous Israeli Breakfast we will check out of the hotel. Drive along the coastal road to Caesarea, one of Ancient Israel's most important cities during the Roman Period. Visit the Herodian Theater and new excavations along the Mediterranean shore. The conclusion of the visit will be the 900-year-old Crusader city built on the same site.

Continue to Haifa, and visit the amazing Bahai Gardens, one of the holiest sites of the Bahai religion and the German colony. The kids will be kept busy at the Israel Navy museum and the visit  to a local Druze village in the Carmel Mountains gives a unique opportunity to discover world of the Israeli Druze community. You will sample the Druze cooking during lunch at the village. Our last stop is Akko (Acre), a UNESCO Heritage Site, and a multi-layered experience from the days of the Crusades through to contemporary Israel. We will have guided visits to the newly renovated Crusaders' City and The Al-Jazzar Mosque, one of the largest and most interesting in Israel. We leave this city for our hotel.

Overnight will be at a hotel or Kibbutz in the upper Galilee.

DAY 4: Exploring the Galilee and the Golan

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit of the Tel Dan Nature Reserve  located on the largest tributary of the Jordan River. Here you can walk along the river and explore the ruins of the great Biblical city of Dan. This is followed by a Jeep tour where you’ll climb the Golan Heights in the footsteps of IDF soldiers who battled in the Six-Day War. Enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and gain an insight into the strategic complexity of the Golan.

Cross the Golan Plateau to the border with Syria and overlook the abandoned town of Kuneitra and the United Nations outpost nearby. Lunch will be at leisure.

After lunch we’ll have some wine tasting at a local winery or enjoy a Chocolate Workshop in one of the kibbutzim of Ramat Hagolan.

Overnight and dinner at the upper Galilee hotel

DAY 5: The Nature reserves of the Galilee and Spiritual Safed

Breakfast at the hotel. Between May to September is the perfect time for rafting or kayaking on the Jordan River (water shoes recommended). Another option between October to April is a visit to the Hula Nature Reserve and the Agamon Hula Ornithology (Bird Watching) and Nature Park, that is situated in the heart of the Hula Valley. The valley is bordered by mountain ranges to east the Golan Heights and to the west. The Naphtali Range is strategically located in the center of the Afro-Syrian Rift and one of the most significant bird migration routes in the world. During every migration season,) fall and spring), over 500 million birds from more than 400 species migrate in the skies above this mountain range.

Continue to Tsfad, the center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years and a contemporary artists' colony. This visit includes: a guided visit to the Ari Caro or Abuhav Synagogues, with their great stories and mystical messages; a stroll through the quaint Art Galleries and shops in the artists' colony. In the late afternoon we will have a kibbutz visit complete with a tractor tour and explanation of Kibbutz life by a member of the Kibbutz.

Overnight and dinner- Tiberius

DAY 6: Tiberias, Hamat Gader crocodile farm and hot springs

After breakfast we visit an Olive press factory where we will learn about one the most important Israeli symbols- olive oil – how it is grown and produced.

From here we continue to Hamat Gader. The Hamat Gader Park spreads over an area of 40 acres of tropical parkland that includes covered outdoor settings, restaurants, lawns, Ancient Roman Baths and the thermo mineral pool area. Furthermore, Hamat Gader boasts one of the largest Crocodile farms in the Middle East with approximately 200 crocodiles of various species. Here you will have free time to enjoy the site and for  swimming. On the way back to the hotel we will stop at the Yardenit baptism site located along the Jordan River in the Galilee region of northern Israel.

Overnight and dinner- Tiberias

DAY 7: Ein Gedi and Masada

We will leave Tiberius after breakfast for the Dead Sea area. We’ll stop en route for a Camel Ride through the desert in Biblical style before arriving in the Ein Gedi Nature reserve. Here we will be met by the famous Ibax animals that live inside the streams of the reserve and are very friendly hosts. 

The highlight of the day is Masada. We will take the cable car up to Masada, Herod's mountaintop fortress and site of the Jewish Zealots' last stand against the Roman Legionnaires. Your guide will explain Masada's role as a symbol of Jewish defense and its current significance for modern Israel.

Continue to our hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.

DAY 8: Day at leisure at the Dead Sea

Breakfast at leisure at the hotel. Enjoy a free day at the dead sea to swim in the salty waters, rest at the hotel’s pool and have a massage. A mud treatment is a must!

Dinner and overnight at the hotel at the Dead Sea.

DAY 9: Jerusalem, the Old City

We leave the Dead Sea after breakfast for Jerusalem, a highlight of the trip. Upon arrival at the Holy City we’ll stop at Mount Scopus for a panoramic overview of the city and the traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing, followed by an introduction to the city.

Once orientated, we will enter the Old City of Jerusalem for a guided visit through 3,000 years of Jewish life. This includes the western wall tunnels- the underground continuation of the Western Wall along the Temple Mount. Some free time at the Kotel to write a note or ponder on the magical walls.

Optional Kabbalat Shabbat services at local synagogues in Jerusalem. ( on your own).

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 10: Jerusalem, Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies.

We have an early snack at the hotel before leaving for the Kotel for a special Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony in the Old City. After the ceremony we return to the hotel for a later breakfast.

The rest of the day is free to enjoy Shabbat in Jerusalem.

Dinner at a Kosher Jerusalem Restaurant.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 11: Jerusalem- the New City

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit the Yad Vashem complex, the Jewish National Memorial to the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, including the new Historical Museum, the Children's Memorial, and a memorial service. Continue to Israel museum, and visit the second temple model- 50:1 scale model, covering nearly one acre, evokes ancient Jerusalem at its peak. Visit the famous Machne Yehuda open market- ethnic and cultural experience of many tastes smells and stories. Free time at the market for lunch and shopping before leaving for an afternoon visit of  the biblical zoo of Jerusalem and the modern model of Noa’s ark.

Dinner at leisure – we suggest the new Jerusalem Train Station

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 11: Jerusalem – City of David and Ein Zurim

We leave for the City of David after breakfast. The “City of David” is the heart of ancient Jerusalem, the city of the kings and prophets, where the books of the Bible were written.

We will descend down to the hidden spring where kings were coroneted and walk in illuminated darkness through the water of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, where water has flowed since the time of the prophets.

Continue to Archeological experience at city Ein Zurim-an archaeological treasure more precious than gold. Join us in uncovering the glorious past of the Temple Mount where we sift through rubble that originated in ancient buildings of the Temple Period and learn about findings from archaeologists and expert guides at the site. A really first- hand experience of the times. The afternoon is free for you to continue to explore and do some last minute shopping.

Evening option: The Spectacular Sound and Light show at the David Citadel Museum

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 12: Departure transfers to the airport for flights home

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport and flight back to the USA.

Optional extension to Eilat on the Red Sea

DAY 12: Ayalon Institute, Weizmann Institute, flight to Eilat

Depart Jerusalem for the Ayalon Institute, near Rehovot, for an eye-opening tour of a clandestine munitions factory used during the British Mandate. Continue to The Clore Garden of Science. An interactive, outdoor science museum which is  located in the heart of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. The museum challenges visitors to reconsider their ingrained perceptions and to enhance their understanding of the world around them through enjoyable, hands-on activities for all ages. At noon we transfer to Ben Gurion airport’s domestic flight terminal for the flight to Eilat.

After a short flight you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight and dinner: Eilat

 

DAY 13-15: Eilat and the Red Sea

This is a leisure resort where you can enjoy late breakfasts and the wonders of the Red Sea.  Suggested activities in Eilat: Visit the Eilat Underwater Observatory on your own and experience the wonders and mysteries of the world beneath the Red Sea.

*Diving experience with diving guide or dive with the dolphins at the Dolphin Reef. *Guided day tour of the ancient Nabatean city of Visit Petra in Jordan, recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Lunch is included. *Fun in the Sun in Eilat with optional water sports, hiking, jeep trip and much more.

Dinners in Eilat’s amazing restaurants and late nights enjoying the local nightlife

Overnight: Eilat

Day 16: Flight from Eilat to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight home.

Early breakfast and check-out of the hotel for a transfer to the local Eilat airport.

After arrival at Ben Gurion you will  connect to the international flight terminal for your flight home. *If needed we can arrange transfer to Tel Aviv for overnight, and than morning transfer to the airport.

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