13 day Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Tour Package

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13 day Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Tour Package

Starts in: Ben Gurion Airport
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This private 13 day Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Tour Package is extensive and thorough, showcasing the highlights of Israel, focusing on Jewish historical sites, and covering most of the region for a comprehensive trip. Our 13 day Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Tour provides experiences in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Safed, the Golan Region, and so much more. It also provides time in the south visiting Eilat and surrounding areas.

Our Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah tour is dynamic and offers a large number of sights, sounds, smells, and overall experiences to create the perfect family vacation, and celebrate the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Travel extensively throughout Jerusalem, exploring the Old City, the Kotel, and important Jewish historical sites. Visit Yad Vashem’s Holocaust Museum, Machane Yehuda, and Mount Herzl. Tour through Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and Rehovot, making your way north towards Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, Tiberias, and the Golan Heights. Visit Beit Alfa, Tzipori, Kfar Kedem, and head South down to Eilat where you will visit Timna Park, the Red Canyon, and Neot Smadar. This 13 day Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Tour is an excellent way to enjoy a mix of adventure, history, culture and sightseeing in a well organized program.

The 13 day tour is flexible and offers optional tours to suit your family’s interests. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah day is a free day with the option to arrange this important ceremony and day. Our team of experts are happy to assist with providing Rabbinical services, locations, transportation, and the post-ceremony dinner/celebration. Have a look at our recommended 13 day Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Tour Package below. We are confident this tour will help create lasting memories and an unbelievable experience!

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13 day Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Tour Package Highlights

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Use free time in Tel Aviv and Eilat to explore these vibrant coastal cities and their unique people

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Take advantage of optional activities along the way, from planting trees as a dedication to loved ones to rafting the famous Jordan River

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Tour the historic port of Jaffa, Independence Hall where the Israeli Declaration of Independence created modern Israel, and the Ayalon Institute Museum, a former hidden ammunition factory that's now a modern museum

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Explore Herod's ancient port city of Caesarea, Haifa's highlights, the limestone grottoes of Rosh HaNikra, and Neve Michael, a multi-disciplinary village for at-risk youth in Israel

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Soak up the singular spiritual energy of Safed and tour the well-preserved ruins of Nimrod's Fortress, and then pick some fruit at Ein Zivan and taste local homemade cheeses

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Admire the archaeological site of Tzippori and experience ancient life at Kfar Kedem before heading to Tiberias to see the graves of Maimonides and the Rambam

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See the most important sites of ancient and modern Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Machane Yehuda, Mount Herzl, and more

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Spend a day in the Judean Desert with a hike at Masada, a visit to the verdant oasis of Ein Gedi, and a refreshing soak in the iconic waters of the Dead Sea

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Experience the best of Eilat with a trek through the Red Canyon, a visit to Timna Park and the world's first copper mine, and visit a local kibbutz to learn more about agriculture in the desert and taste some locally-made wines

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Visit Ben Gurion's home, the natural wonder of Mitzpe Ramon, and get your hands dirty with an archaeological dig at Beit Guvrin

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Let us take away the hassle of planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah abroad and arrange your special day with our handpicked local vendors for a stress-free journey

13 day Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
  • Airport transfer to your hotel
  • Check into your hotel and enjoy free time at your own pace to check out your new surroundings
  • This is an excellent opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, situated along the Mediterranean coast
  • Enjoy a leisure stroll throughout the many markets, admire the Bauhaus architecture, and breathe in the fresh sea air as you visit the stunning beach, and walk along the “tayelet” - boardwalk
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 2 - Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Ayalon Institute in Rehovot
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Visit the Old port city of Jaffa overlooking the gorgeous shores of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Explore the vibrant flea markets and marvel at the buildings and architecture throughout the neighborhood
  • Head to the famous Rothschild Boulevard where you will visit the Independence Hall, the important site where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1948 to create the Jewish State of Israel
  • Enjoy another market experience in the colorful, exciting, and well-known “Shuk HaCarmel”
  • This outdoor market is sure to offer some delicious treats and an authentic market experience as you wind your way through it
  • Travel towards Ramat Aviv and visit the Palmach Museum, which honors the Israel Defense Forces and the underground defense from pre-1948 known as the Haganah
  • Explore the Ayalon Institute Museum in Rehovot, once an ammunition factory hidden inside a kibbutz and now an informative and interactive museum
  • (Optional) Visit the Tzura Forest and enjoy a memorable tree planting experience,
  • This is a perfect way to honor the Bar or Bat Mitzvah or plant a tree in memoriam or celebration of loved ones
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 3 - Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra and Neve Michael Children’s Village
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Explore the ancient and well-preserved ruins dating back to Herod’s time in the coastal city of Caesarea
  • Enjoy these archaeological wonders, and visit the famous aqueduct, Amphitheater, and Hippodrome
  • (Optional)Delve right into the water and enjoy a diving experience in the Ruins at Caesarea - the world's only underwater diving museum.
  • Enjoy lunch and a meaningful social experience at the Neve Michael Children’s Village, where you can explore, volunteer, and appreciate this worthwhile multidisciplinary children’s center
  • This experience allows you to engage with the children living in this impressive facility
  • Pass by the scenic beauty of Mount Carmel as you head further north to Haifa
  • Visit the unique and exciting caves found in the most northern reaches of Israel, Rosh Hanikra
  • (Optional) Tree planting in the garden of this worthwhile center
  • Overnight in Galilee/Kibbutz
Day 4 - Safed and the Golan Heights, Mount Meron, Mount Bental and the Hula Valley
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Visit the mysticism capital of Israel, Safed - a hub for Kabbalah and Jewish learning with a fascinating history
  • Explore the city's famous artist's colony, awash with creativity and unique Jewish art
  • See the gravesites of legendary Jewish luminaries like Maimonides and Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes
  • Learn the history of the famed Ari HaKodesh Synagogue
  • See the holy burial site of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron
  • Climb to the peak of Mount Bental with panoramic views of the Golan region, and hear the tale of heroic efforts which occurred at this IDF stronghold
  • Head northwards to the picturesque Hula Valley, known for its stunning nature reserve that hosts a wet habitat home to many water birds
  • Get lost in the magic of this rare and important wetland in the Middle East, and enjoy sighting birds as well as other wildlife
  • Overnight in the Galilee
Day 5 - Beit Alfa,Tzipori, Kfar Kedem, Tiberias
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Travel to the Beit Alfa Kibbutz, situated on the Gilboa Ridge, and enjoy a glimpse into Kibbutz life as well as visiting local art exhibitions and Beit Alfa Synagogue
  • Visit another archeological wonder and impressive site Tzipori, also known as Sepphoris to follow in the footsteps of ancient Emperors and visit marvelous ancient ruins including a theatre and synagogue
  • You may also get to enjoy an archaeological dig
  • Enjoy a hands-on experience and travel back in time while visiting Kfar Kedem, a unique site that allows you to engage in a recreation of an ancient land
  • Enjoy dressing in traditional clothes, and gather grain, make homemade fresh cheese, press olive into oil, spin wool, and turn fresh grapes into wine for a unique and unforgettable experience
  • Visit the important city of Tiberias and the grave sites of some of the most influential Jewish minds in history, including Rabbi Moses Maimonides and Rambam
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6 - Jerusalem Old City and City of David
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem, wander through the alleyways and streets of the Jewish Quarter, including the market place (Shuk) and enjoy the sounds, smells, and sights of these stone streets
  • Visit the important site rich in Jewish history, the Kotel or Western Wall, and engage in a moment of prayer and peaceful reflection at this holy site
  • Go underneath the City of Gold to impressive City of David and walk through the famous underground tunnels hidden beneath the city
  • While underground you will also explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel or Warren’s Shaft, offering a memorable experience and further insight into this site
  • Explore the site believed to be the burial site of David, King of Israel - King David’s Tomb
  • Visit the Old City Cardo, famous as the street which houses the Ancient Roman cities and the Herodian Quarter
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7 - Free day or Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceremony
  • Enjoy an optional free day to explore on your own at your pace
  • Alternatively, this is the day of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony
  • Depending on particular requirements for this ceremonious day, we are happy to help arrange the event including Rabbinical services, location options, transportation, post ceremony celebration/dinner
  • Our hand-picked operators are some of the best in the country who will provide you with excellent options for planning this special occasion
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 - “New City” Jerusalem including Yad Vashem, Mount Herzl, Tree Planting
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Visit Machane Yehuda Market, famous for its vibrant energy, and sample some delicious and decadent treats, along with fresh produce and baked goods
  • This is one of our favorite authentic experiences that's an absolute must when visiting Jerusalem!
  • Explore the Nahalat neighborhood, a unique collection of old courtyards situated in the city center and showcasing old-style houses, hidden courtyards, and small synagogues
  • Visit Israel’s parliament building - the Knesset
  • Visit the burial site of Theodore Herzl, an important national site found on Mount Herzl
  • Stop at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum
  • This powerful and somber experience is an important way to connect with Jewish History
  • Visiting the museum also provides an opportunity for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah to engage in the Twinning Program with Yad Vashem
  • This unique program is an opportunity to strengthen connections between the child and their Jewish history and heritage, specifically with those who lost their lives in the Holocaust, as well as those who survived
  • (Optional) End the day in a meaningful tree planting experience in the Jerusalem Forest, which is also an opportunity to remember loved ones that have been lost, or celebrate the new Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9 - Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Head towards the majestic fortress atop Masada, and choose to hike the Snake Path or ascend using the cable car to reach the top and take in the stunning view
  • Take a glimpse into the rich Jewish History in this impressive mountaintop fortress
  • Travel to to Ein Gedi, a desert oasis filled with stunning natural beauty
  • Visit Genesis Land, a special site where the biblical stories come to life
  • At Genesis Land, you will enjoy camel rides, pita making, and a special experience of shepherding in the Judean Desert
  • Visit the lowest point on Earth, the famous Dead Sea, and enjoy a once in a lifetime chance to float in the salty water
  • Drive south through the Negev desert towards Eilat
  • Overnight in Eilat
Day 10 - Free day in Eilat
  • (Optional) Enjoy a relaxed day on the stunning beaches of Eilat with the red mountain landscape as your backdrop
  • (Optional) Visit the Underwater Observatory Marine Park which showcases marine life in the region, both above and below the surface and situated along the coral reef, and you can also enjoy a special ride on a glass-bottomed boat and marvel at the exciting marine life
  • (Optional)Travel to the Botanical Gardens in Eilat and enjoy a walk through with the red mountainous expanse behind you, and endless vegetation and plant life throughout, for a perfect family friendly experience
  • (Optional) Engage in a fun filled day of watersports and activities on the water from the Dolphin Reef and a chance to swim with the dolphins to stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, parasailing, waterskiing, and kitesurfing, as well as some first-class snorkeling and diving options
  • (Optional) Travel for a fun-filled day to one of the Seven Wonders and enjoy stunning Petra. driving from Eilat through the Arava border towards Petra, enjoying sites like the Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, the Treasury, al Siq, Jabal Madbach, the Tombs, and the Theater, ending with an authentic lunch and Jordanian hospitality
  • (Optional) Extend your Petra tour and spend the night in a Bedouin Campsite under the stars with a second day in Jordan to visit Wadi Rum, where you will take a Jeep Safari tour throughout the desert and stop in the markets of Aqaba (Two day Petra and Wadi Rum options runs on Day 10 and Day 11)
  • Overnight in Eilat (or optional Jordan)
Day 11 - Timna, Red Canyon, Kibbutz Ketura or Neot Smadar
  • Visit the scenic Red Canyon and enjoy a family hike throughout this rocky terrain and various levels of hiking trails
  • Travel to Timna Park and marvel at the unique rock formations in this horseshoe-shaped valley which spans across 15,000 acres to visit sites like the world’s first ever copper mine, sandstone rock formations and pillars, and an interactive visitor center
  • Enjoy a unique Kibbutz experience at Kibbutz Ketura, an impressive facility known for its innovative work in desert agriculture and recognized in as a world leader in this field
  • Enjoy a glass of wine and wander through the desert vineyard at Kibbutz Neot Smadar, and visit the Art Center known for its art and music along with impressive cultural and agricultural facilities for a very special desert experience
  • Overnight in Eilat
Day 12 - Sde Boker, Mitzpe Ramon, Jeep tour in Mitzpe Ramon, Beit Guvrin
  • Pickup from your hotel in Eilat
  • Drive throughout the stunning Negev Desert to visit Sde Boker, the well-known home and famous hut of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion
  • This unique site has been converted into a special museum and visitor center
  • Travel onto to the famous Ramon Crater, located in Mitzpe Ramon and admire the view of the expanse
  • Take part in a fun Jeep Tour adventure throughout the desert backdrop in throughout Makhtesh and enjoy the serene beauty of the region
  • Explore through a special archeological wonder that is rich with Jewish history, Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and take part in an archaeological dig to find your own treasures
  • (Optional) Have a unique Sandboarding experience in the desert, a thrilling and unforgettable experience throughout the sand dunes
  • (Optional) Enjoy camel rides along with an authentic Bedouin style lunch the perfect way to complete your desert experience
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 13 - Departure
  • Enjoy a relaxing morning in Tel Aviv before your flight
  • Airport transfer to Ben Gurion Airport
NB - all timings on 13 day Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Tour Package are approximate
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