Our first summer group has already returned home from their extraordinary Israel experience and judging from the phone calls - they had an awesome tour!
Not only did they see all of Israel - they experienced it as a family and celebrated their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs high atop Masada at an amazing sunrise service.
Starting in Jerusalem at the brand new 5 star Waldorf Astoria, they toured all the sites of this amazing city where new and old converge at the epicenter of religious history. From the top of Mount Scopus to the busy narrow streets of the Old City, not a sight, sound or flavor was missed.
From Jerusalem it was on to Northern Israel stopping along the way at Caesaria, Haifa and the magnificent grottoes at Rosh Hanikra. From centrally located Tiberias our group was able to easily tour all of the interesting and exciting sites including the beautiful and strategically important Golan Hights on a private jeep tour, the ancient city of Safed - home of Kabballah, and rafting on the Jordan River. In the evening our group had a fun filled boat ride on the Sea of Galilee complete with music and Israeli dancing and a visit with Kibbutzniks at Kibbutz Ein Gev.
Before leaving the north on their way to the Negev Desert, the families met with some very special newcomers to Israel at GanGaroo - Kangaroos, Koala Bears and exotic birds! Not just a zoo, an adventure where everyone gets to feed, pet and play with the animals.
The luxurious Isrotel Dead Sea Resort and Spa was our groups desert oasis for one night. From here they were able to float in the Dead Sea and be close to Masada - the location of the highly anticipated Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony the next day! The beautiful sunrise Bar/Bat Mitzvah service took place in the ancient synagogue a top Masada. Afterwards, it was back to the hotel for breakfast and then on to Eilat!
What could be better than two nights in the fabulous resort city of Eilat after a week of touring? The group thoroughly enjoyed the calm clear waters of the Red Sea, the beautiful beaches and a fantastic boat cruise with lunch and snorkeling. After a short flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv (we always fly to avoid a long bus ride), our families arrived at the incomparable Tel Aviv Hilton ready to celebrate at their festive Bar/Bat Mitzvah Gala Party. What a celebration it was - music, dancing, cake cutting and candle lighting. An incredible evening!
It was time to say goodbye after one more day of touring in Tel Aviv. Although their journey of discovery and celebration has ended, their memories and connection to Israel will last a lifetime. If your thinking about taking our fantastic Family - Bar/Bat Mitzvah tour - We're sure any one of our families would love to tell you about their journey!No One Gives You More Israel Than Israel Discovery Tours!The best hotels in each cityOur own staff of Israeli guides - the most requested in IsraelExciting, fun and well balanced itinerariesOvernight at the Dead Sea - You're right there to go to Masada2 Nights in Fabulous EilatAll Breakfast, Most Dinners, 1 Lunch CruiseComplimentary Arrival & Departure Airport transfers on tour datesComplimentary Bottled water on the busComplimentary Video of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Service and Party
This Spring our two Adults Only tours used our NEW and IMPROVED itinerary. In order to keep our status as the #1 Tour to Israel, we are constantly changing, improving and updating our itinerary. Judging by the response of our recently returned passengers, we hit a home run!
In the Negev Desert, at the Ramon Crater, we added a visit to the new Visitor's Center which houses the emotional museum and memorial to Ilan Ramon, Israel's first astronaut. On our way to Tiberias we have added a tour of the Atlit Detention Camp. Contructed by the British, Atlit was used to imprison desperate Jews arriving in spite of the British Mandate 1939 - 1948. In the Golan Heights a refreshing visit to the award winning Golan Heights Winery is new for 2016/17, including a tasting to sample some of the best wine Israel has to offer.
We are always working to improve our routing and scheduling, allowing us to see the most and maximize your time to shop, relax and enjoy every minute of your Israel experience.
As always, whether you choose the Deluxe or Value tour, the intinerary is exaclty the same.
Just a few notes from our Spring 2016 returning passengers:
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what a fabulous trip we had to Israel. We immediately gelled with everyone and became one harmonious group. We even decided that we would go to dinner together on our night off! Besides all of the interesting sights and amazing countryside, our guide was fantastic. His knowledge and ability to transfer his love of Israel to everyone in the group was astonishing. We are so delighted that we were finally able to make this trip. We always felt safe and had a fabulous time. Many friendships were made and we hope to be able to come back for a secone time - maybe even with some couples from the group Iris & Sy - Mount Sinai, NY
A note to let you know that the Israel trip was an unbelievable adventure. Every minute of everyday was just amazing. Our guide was fabulous in every way; he was so knowledgeable and interesting. The entire trip is something we will talk about for a very long time and we will never forget our experiences. Myra & Michael, Wilton Manors, FL