Our Summer Family-Bar/Bat Mitzvah tours are just starting to return and our passengers had such an amazing time they couldn’t wait to write:
This tour was superb from start to finish. It was perfectly organized and everything worked perfectly without a hitch. The hotels and the meals were excellent. . We got to see Israel from tip to toe. What made this trip the outstanding was our tour guide His passion for and intricate knowledge of Israel, and his ability to communicate so easily with adults and particularly children was so impressive I can honestly say that I’ve never met anyone like him before. In a world where customer service and satisfaction is being watered down at every level, it was a pleasure to see a business trying to the maximum to please their clients particularly for such a memorable and unforgettable event in their lives. Keep up the good work!
Nancy & Harvey W – Fort Lauderdale, FL
We just returned from what can only be described as a "trip of a lifetime" to celebrate our daughter's bat mitzvah in Israel. Israel Discovery Tours took care of everything, from meeting us at the airport upon our arrival, to getting us checked into amazing hotels, planning wonderful meals throughout the trip and ceremonies leading up to and including the bat mitzvah on Masada, to filling our days with educational and fun activities for our whole family. Our guide was fantastic. His enthusiasm, patience with our questions, and love for Israel never waned. Our family feels so fortunate that we were able to have this experience in Israel, one that I know none of us will ever forget.
Sara & Stephen N – Potomac, MD
We had the most wonderful trip to Israel with IDT!!!! Thank you for organizing such an amazing trip. We LOVED Kobi and Jacob!! They were outstanding. The hotels were wonderful and the trip had the perfect ratio of history and adventure!! The families were so nice and our kids had the best time. The mitzvah on top of Masada was magical. Thank you for everything!!!!! We loved every minute of it!
Sara & Dan – Deerfield, IL
I had known for a very long time that I wanted to take my son to Israel for this occasion, and after we did extensive research we felt that IDT had the best itinerary, hotels, tour guides and more. It was truly a great experience and we felt they had every detail covered. This allowed us to be immersed in learning from our guide who was exceptional and very experienced. Being able to travel the country from the most northern point to southern point and get so many locations into a 12 day trip was very rewarding. The overall experience was so great that we would consider coming back with IDT for my younger son's Bar Mitzvah in a few years.
Stephanie & Mitchell B – Gaithersburg, MD
I would like to thank you for making our Israel trip everything we hoped it would be and more. Israel Discovery is in a class by itself and maintains the level of efficiency and integrity I so respect. Being in the travel business for more than 30 years, I have seen many changes in the level of service provided to clients and it is refreshing to work with a company run as excellently as yours is. I have and will be proud to recommend Israel Discovery to any family wishing to celebrate their son or daughter's bar or bat mitzvah in Israel
Marilyn L – Hollywood, FL
Our Adult tours for the Spring are home and they had a fantastic time. Take a look!
Words cannot describe how amazing this trip was! My husband and I have never been out of the country together and Israel could not have been a better place! IDT did an excellent job in organizing this tour with great efficiency. Our tour guide so knowledgeable and we explored so many places – he really made this trip so enjoyable. We will never forget this fabulous trip!
Marla & Jim M - Scottsdale, AZ
Bruce and I want to thank you and the entire IDT staff for putting together a trip that was beyond our expectations in every way! Our trip to Israel was the trip of a lifetime and a life-changing experience, thanks to your entire team. Our tour guide was the best we could have hoped for. He was entertaining, informative, and protective of our group in every way. We returned home with a respect and compassion for the Israeli people that was above and beyond our feelings before the trip. We feel we have truly experienced Israel’s history and realize how important it is to preserve Israel as our Jewish state.
Michelle & Bruce – Glenview, IL
We took the trip with Israel Discovery Tours in May and we cannot stop talking about all the beautiful and meaningful places we visited. Our tour guide was an amazing person whose knowledge of the history of the country was incredible. My husband and I want to thank Israel Discovery Tours for an unforgettable experience. The food, the hotels, all accommodations, and the itinerary were all impeccably arranged by IDT. Our trip with Israel Discovery Tours has been incredible. We thank you for a wonderful and unforgettable experience
Raquel & Leonard N – West Long Branch, NJ
New Reviews for you to Peruse!
So far 2018 has been a very exciting year. Our two sold out Spring Adults Only tours had an amazing Israel experience and our Summer Family / Bar-Bat Mitzvah tours are off to an incredible start! Here are just a few of the letters we have received from our very happy passengers.
Israel Discovery Tours is off the charts. Everything was beyond first class. I loved the small intimate no more than 40 people group on our bus. We were all strangers on day one and 3 days in we were all great friends. . Our guide was one for this history books. The love for his country, his incredible knowledge of the country and his amazing charisma and energy really brought complete strangers together...there are no words. The tour was incredibly comprehensive. The hotels were spectacular and each one was beautifully appointed and had incredible food and service. I felt that I experienced all aspects of Israel: the ancient history, the kibbutz experience, the natural beauty, the new and 21st century Israel. I am so thrilled that I booked my trip with IDT. First class amazing, amazing tour company. Hope to visit again with you!!!!!
Carol B – Monroe Township, NJ
The trip was totally amazing. Our guide was warm, personable, knowledgeable and funny. We did so much in each and every day of our tour.It’s unbelievable how much we were able to do each day. The hotels were plush, luxurious and totally focused on their clients.The food was delicious everywhere we went, with many choices to choose from at every meal. And, you, Brad, started us off on this incredible Holy Land Adventure, with your outstanding service that you and your staff provided to all of us. Thank you and thank you to your . We had a trip we shall never forget!
Lawrence & Diane G – Wellington, FL
We are back from the very best tour that we have ever taken to Israel and this was our seventh tour. Our Guide was the best guide ever and the venues were excellent especially for the first-timers on our tour who were introduced to Israel in a most thoughtful and exciting way.This was the first tour that was so inclusive of almost all of the meals which makes things easy, and the hotels were just terrific. The attention to detail and organization that the Staff brought was phenomenal and we were catered to like one big family. Having been on so many tours before, my wife and I always see things that we missed before and feel closer to Israel than ever before. People that we meet who have never been to Israel ask if we would recommend that they simply fly over and see Israel on their own and we tell them that this would be a very, very big mistake. Only an organized tour like the one that Israel Discovery Tours offers will be cost effective and truly give them a meaningful experience with wonderful guides and an opportunity to see all that Israel is in its 3,000 years of history. We thank you for a wonderful experience
Louise & Gerald E - Tucson, AZ
Our guide was so fabulous and such a lovely person. His breadth of knowledge was extensive and he communicated it in an engaging manner and his love for Israel heartwarming and contagious.
The itinerary was so complete. Friends of mine (including a travel agent) who have been to Israel many times said they had not seen many of the sites I saw. Upon reflection it felt like it painted a picture of ancient history to today. I’m proud to be Jewish, more-so with what I learned and experienced in Israel. The hotels were excellent as were the restaurants we visited. My only complaint, too much food! It was more then we could have imagined.
Mara C – Arlington, MA
We had an incredible time in Israel!! Our guide was an amazing person and his knowledge of history, biblical understanding and everyday Israeli life was unsurpassed. Every day was an adventure. We always felt safe and at home. The itinerary IDT provided was fabulous. We really felt as if we were part of Israel in every place we went. It was truly a blessing to see Jewish people and Israeli flags everywhere and to feel as if we were an intricate part of our homeland. I hope we can return to our homeland again soon. Thank you!!!
Alan & Sharon P – Highland Beach, FL
How does one describe a trip of a lifetime? From the beginning, Israel Discovery Tours helped us plan our FABULOUS trip to Israel. Once we arrived we were met by IDT staff, and brought to our hotel. From then on, we were always with someone from IDT. If we had any questions, they were always answered. Now, let me tell you about our tour guide. What an amazing man. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about Israel, and funny too!! I felt he really cared about ALL of us, and treated us as if we were all family! He was MARVELOUS, he made this trip! I can't thank you enough for all the attention to detail that goes into a tour like this. My visit to ISRAEL EXCEEDED my expectation and I thank you, your staff and all at IDT for making this a trip of a lifetime.
Sonni G – Wellington, FL
Summer 2017 was incredible! We Just wanted to share two of the letters we received from families who traveled this past summer. Our next Family/Bar-Bat Mitzvah Tour departs on December 23. Limited space is available, so please call soon for more information if you would like to travel with us this winter.
Everything was spectacular beginning with the ease of booking the tour, the customer service here in the US and especially the level of service we received once we arrived in Israel! Our expectations were exceeded from the get go!
The welcome party on the first evening gave the families on our tour an opportunity to meet and mingle. Before dinner, our hostess and tour guide welcomed us and explained what we can expect on our journey over the next few days.
Each morning at our hotels began early with the most sumptuous buffets and then we headed out for our day of touring in our luxury air-conditioned bus with our expert guide.. He was beyond knowledgeable. From ancient history, religion and politics to geography, topography and agriculture – our guide explained everything we needed to know about Israel in a way that captured the attention of both the adults and kids. Not a day went by where we did not laugh, cry or emphatically say, WOW!!
The purpose of this tour was for the bar mitzvah on top of Masada at sunrise. Our private ceremony, led by a wonderful Rabbi, was truly breathtaking and emotional. Israel Discovery Tours provided us with a professional photographer and videographer to capture this momentous occasion.
From the north to the south, there were so many amazing highlights on this Israel tour. But we especially adored river rafting in the Jordan River, floating in the Dead Sea, the camel ride with the Bedouins, the bullet factory and the archaeological dig - to name a few.
After our long days of touring, we were obviously exhausted. We always had free time in the late afternoon to rest at our beautiful hotels before dinner, which were always delicious with enough variety to please even the pickiest appetites. There was also a fantastic Bar Mitzvah party celebration including a DJ and dance floor where everyone got their groove on!
From arrival to departure day, everything was simply perfect and set to the highest standards of luxury travel. We can't thank you enough for this extraordinary trip of a lifetime!
Andrea & Brian – Deerfield, IL
Even before we left on our trip, the professionalism of the US staff in helping plan our Bar Mitzvah trip demonstrated the quality of the organization we chose as our tour company. We were very confident we made the right decision selecting Israel Discovery Tours.
We are now world travelers! Our son’s first trip on an airplane and his first trip out of the USA was our 12 day deluxe “extravaganza” with Israel Discovery Tours. It all began as we landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. A staff person met us at the plane, and helped us collect our luggage. She walked us through customs, and to our transportation; which drove us to our hotel. The Guide, Field Coordinator, and Bus Driver, who executed our magnificent tour, were phenomenal!
Our guide educated us on the history of the vast array of sites we visited in Jerusalem, Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, Tiberias, The Jordan Valley, Mt. Gilboa, Masada, Eilat, Tel Aviv and more. He had such “passion” for everywhere we went. He felt like it was his personal duty to educate as many people as possible about Israel. Oh, we also knew where the best ice cream in the country was!
In addition to the many historical sites we visited, there was also time to relax. We floated in the Dead Sea; we swam and snorkeled in the Red Sea while we sailed on the yacht “Zorba”. We were served a wonderful buffet lunch prepared by the crew. Our son fell in love with the lamb kabobs! We also had time to swim and kayak in the Mediterranean Sea.
The accommodations were first class. We were treated like “royalty” in some of the most spectacular hotels Israel has to offer. The food at each hotel was just astonishing with breakfast and dinner buffets.
Our son connected beautifully with all the teenagers and their siblings on the tour. The kids on our bus organized a “Kid’s Club” in the back of the bus. We heard lots of singing and laughing from them during the bus rides to the sites we visited. Even the bus was top notch with lots of space, comfortable seats, and big panoramic picture windows!
One of our personal highlights was the sunrise B’nai Mitzvah Service on top of Masada. The view was breathtaking, as the sun rose over the Dead Sea. The service was held in the remnants of the old Synagogue. It was a very special and moving service in a very special and moving place. All the families celebrated with kiddish, cookies, then a tour of the ruins and the story of the events at Masada.
The celebration continued for the 17 Bar and Bat Mitzvah teenagers with an exceptional banquet and party at the Tel Aviv Hilton with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious dinner. Israel Discover Tours made it extraordinary with a DJ, candle lighting, and a Torah cake-cutting ceremony.
Even our trip home was carefully planned. A representative met us at the airport, walked us through security, helped us check our bags, and made sure all our needs were met.
We have to say without equivocation the staff of Israel Discovery Tours was super- professional, quite friendly, and performed a first class tour. Our family loved every minute of this truly incredible adventure, and can’t wait to return someday in the future. We would like to give IDT our highest recommendation.
Paula, David and Logan D. – Coconut Creek, FL