It’s hard to believe that Summer has ended and Fall is upon us. Our final Family/Bar-Bat Mitzvah tour of the summer season returned home on August 31st. Since then the calls have not stopped coming in from our passengers and their friends they have referred to us for future tours to Israel. This tour was comprised of families from all across American and Canada. They met in Israel as strangers but are now one large family bonded by their shared experiences on our Israel tour.
We would like to share with you just a few of the letters we’ve received:
My wife, two sons and I have now been back in the U.S. for about a week, and while I'm not inclined to hyperbole, this was frankly the most amazing trip we've ever taken. Certainly, it was significant for several reasons: 1) it was our first trip to Israel - ever; and 2) our son had his Bar Mitzvah at dawn on Masada. It was also a trip which encompassed the entire country, from the northern Lebanese border to Eilat in the south, from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, from the Jordan River to the Sea of Galilee to the Dead See to the Red Sea. Oh, and did I mention that we both drove and flew over the Negev, visited a Kibbutz, received and ongoing lesson in political science and history (our tour guide was nothing short of brilliant and funny, besides being incredibly informative). We also saw the Knesset, Yad Vashem, and the military cemetery which was more than poignant.
Throughout the entire trip, every event and activity functioned like clockwork. Even the rabbi as arranged by Israel Discovery Tours made our son feel that this truly was his Bar Mitzvah, along with the other boys and girls who were there for the same purpose. No event or activity was either too long or too short.
In sum, this was the most enjoyable trip we've ever taken!
Thanks ever so much to Israel Discovery Tours for giving us such a great experience.
-Christine & Dana L – Worcester, MA
We were thrilled with our Israel Tour. From start to finish, we enjoyed everything. We stayed at luxurious hotels (including the new Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem) and our guide was smart, entertaining and informative. There were so many highlights, but the most memorable was the Bar Mitzvah service on Masada. It was a wonderful moment to share with family and new friends. The attention to detail - from the hotels, the meals and the roomy bus (apples and water too!) made the trip carefree. It certainly surpassed our expectations
-Deborah & Jason T – Old Bethpage, NY
Our experience with the Israel Discovery Tours Bar Mitzvah Family Tour this summer was amazing. I can't say enough positive things about the staff, the itinerary and the experiences. We stayed at wonderful hotels and ate way too much great food. But, it was really our tour guide who made the trip so memorable. He was incredibly knowledgeable and fun. I think I'll hear "yalla" in my sleep for a few weeks, but we all will cherish the experience learning the geography and history of our homeland.
-Beth & Matthew S – Richboro, PA