Jewish Family Tour

Are you coming for a special celebration? A wedding, bar mitzvah or other important event?

Let Travelujah create an experience your will treasure forever. Whether your passion is history, food and culture, religion, archaeology, technology, wine, or all of the above, we can craft the perfect itinerary for your tastes. Enjoy the flexibility and luxury of your own private tour guide, luxury vehicle, VIP access to special sites, incredible chef restaurants, and markets, meet soldiers and people who are involved in building the modern state of Israel.

 

Day 1

Welcome to Israel! A Travelujah representative will welcome you at the sleeve of the plane and escort you through passport control and customs to your driver who will take you to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

Enjoy an evening at leisure at one of Tel Aviv’s delightful restaurants.

Overnight: Carlton Tel Aviv

Day 2 

After an excellent Israeli breakfast (which you will enjoy daily) you will meet your guide in the lobby of the hote.
Drive to Rehovot to visit the Ayalon Institute, the secret Bullet Factory.
The remainder of your day will be in Tel Aviv. Visit the Independence Hall on the famous Rothschild Boulevard. Continue the tour where Tel Aviv started, in Old Jaffa. Tour the Old port and walk through the alleyways. End yoru day with a fantastic Graffiti Tour and get an inside look at Tel Aviv’s thriving art culture.

Enjoy traditional Shabbat dinner hospitality with  a local family

Overnight: Carlton, Tel Aviv

 

Day 3

Israel’s Mediterranean coast to the Galilee

You will check out and travel north along the Mediterranean Coast to visit the archaeological site of Caesarea, including the Roman Theater and the Crusader Port. We will continue north to visit a real Kibbutz and learn about Kibbutz life. We will also have an opportunity to meet with soldiers in the northern border of Israel.  Our day  will conclude with a thrilling ATV ride in the Galilee mountains.

Overnight: Kfar Blum Pastoral Lodging

Day 4

After our delicious breakfast we will start the day with a visit to the ancient city of Safed,  one of the four Holy Cities in Israel; the others being Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias. Stroll along the cobbled streets in the older part of town with its many art galleries and medieval synagogues. The adjoining Artists’ Quarter is unique and the artist’s home studios are open to the public.  We will then drive to Golan Heights and visit Mount Bental where we will have an interesting briefing about the situation in Israel/ Lebanon Border. Syrian bunkers can also be seen from this site with Damascus just 60 kilometers away.  We will also have a chance to visit one of Israel’s boutique wineries and enjoy a wine tasting as well as a   chocolate making workshop.

We will then drive to Jerusalem and check in to our hotel.

If you wish, tonight you can enjoy a Sound and Light show in Jerusalem

Overnight: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

 

Day 5 

We will start the day going back  more than 3,000 years ago when King David left Hebron for a small hilltop city known as Jerusalem where we will visit the ancient City of David. Pass through the tunnels through which the city was conquered and residents fled. Go down to the hidden Siloam spring where kings were crowned. Walk in illuminated darkness through the water of Hezekiah’s Tunnel. You will need waterproof shoes or sandals for the water walk through Hezekiah Tunnel. We will then visit the Western Wall, the holiest place of the Judaism, and take a tour through the ancient Tunnels of Western Wall.

During the afternoon we will walk through Arab shuk and continue to the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, visit  the Cardo, and the remains of a priestly family home from the time of the Second Temple, known as the  Burnt House.

Note: If you are celebrating a bar/bat mitzvah, then today we would arrange your child’s bar/bat service in the morning.

Overnight: Mamilla hotel, Jerusalem

 

Day 6

This morning we will have breakfast and then drive down into the Judean desert where we will visit Genesis Land. There, we will go back to life 5,000 years ago, meet “Abraham” and “Yehuda”, ride on camels and prepare pitot under Abraham’s tent.

Drive through the Judean wilderness past the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth and on to  Masada, “The Stronghold”.  this spectacular mountain top fortress is situated on the western shore of the Dead Sea and was built by Herod. Its  famous as the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ascend the fortress by cable car to visit the palaces of Herod the Great, the Roman baths and pools, the excavations and the synagogue. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.

Descend for a “float” in the salty water of the lowest place on Earth.
Enjoy from a lunch and swim in Herods Dead Sea Hotel. (treatments of the Spa on your own). Time permitting, we can stop for a brief hike in the Ein Gedi Nature reserve before we  drive back to Jerusalem.

Overnight: Mamilla hotel, Jerusalem

 

Day 7

Today we will focus on modern Israel and begin our day by visiting Yad Vashem Museum, Israel’s Memorial to the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. We will then have an opportunity to visit either Shalva or Susan’s House, two very important non profit organizations that serve the needs of children. In the afternoon we will visit Calibre 3 and participate ina special forces artillery training workshop.  In the late afternoon we will  and enjoying a walking tour of the Machene Yehuda market,  Jerusalem renowned food and spice market, where Jerusalem residents shop. We will then go to the home of a local chef and prepare an outrageously fun final meal together.

 

Day 8

Check out of your hotel and we will transfer you back to the airport. If your flight is late we can arrange a late checkout and you can enjoy a day at leisure until your departure transfer to the airport.

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