Families returning from our Summer 2016 tours are raving! Now is the time to start planning your 2017 Summer Family/Bar-Bat Mitzvah tour. Our Special Offer - Book your tour before August 31, 2016 and pay 2016 rates for Summer 2017 is ending soon. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Call us before August 31 and we'll be happy to hold space for you and your family.
Here are some of the letters we've received from our 2016 returning families:
Our Israel trip experience exceeded all our expectations. The depth and breadth of our guides knowledge was outstanding. The service was impeccable. From the minute we were met upon arrival at the airport to the minute we left, when we once again met at the airport to help us with our luggage and navigate the ticket counter. I had been concerned about going as family of just 3, but the other people on the tour were friendly, warm and welcoming. It truly was the trip of a lifetime!
Carol F. - Glastonbury CT
I cannot say enough regarding how wonderful our IDT trip to Israel was! First, it was always a pleasure to interact with the home staff at IDT - they were incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. Then from the moment we arrived in Israel until the moment we left, we all felt incredibly well taken care of. Our tour guide was expecially wonderful - remarkably well informed, energetic, passionate, funny and fun. Adults and kids equally adored him. Our days were a perfect mixture of seeing both ancient and modern sites, cultural venues and suprisingly beautiful geological wonders. I really had no idea Israel was as gorgeous as it is. We loved seeing the Old City in Jerusalem, the high desert, the grottoes, the unique rock formations and swimming in the Red, Dead and Mediterranean Seas. Our days were busy but never exhausting and planned to appeal to both adults and kids. We found our fellow travelers friendly and our guide encouraged us to get to know one another. By the second day, the kids were in the back of the bus hanging out together and often would all have breakfast together. When we all dined together at night there was a spontaneously formed kids table to which they flocked. We felt that we got to know everyone by the end of the trip and it was hard to say goodbye. The Bar Mitzvah party on our second to last night was a wonderful end to a magnificent trip. We are recommending it to everyone we know.
Debbie W. - Glen Mills, PA
My wife, two sons and I went on the 12 day deluxe IDT Bar Mitzvah Tour in the summer of 2016. After careful consideration we chose IDT because of the efficient routing, quality of the itinerary, hotel, timing of the tour and online reviews. I was very confident that IDT was the right choice for us, and even with this high expectation, we were blown away by the experience. We saw nearly the entire country and had fun experiences along the way. The highlight was the Bar Mitzvah on Masada, but there were many others as well. Everything went smoothly and we were cared for from the time we arrived until the time we left. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. IDT also handled special requests for us and were always available. Top notch all the way and we recommend other families taking the same tour. On a final note, even though my family wasn't concerned about traveling to Israel, we understand other families are. We felt extremely safe the entire time. I am one that believes that any time is a good time to visit Israel. People should not be deterred for any reason as it is extremely safe. People who choose not to go to Israel based on erroneous safety concerns are robbing themselves of a major life experience.
Jonathan F. - Potomac, MD
We decided to have our son's Bar Mitzvah in Israel about a couple of years ago. We quickly realized that having a Bar Mitzvah tour would be the way to go. After looking around online, we chose Israel Discovery Tours, and I must say, IDT blew us away as far as professionalism, experience, quality of staff and quality of hotels. From day one to the day we came back from Israel, IDT guided us in every possible way. The tour guide, driver and the event coordinator truly made our experience in Israel a very memorable one. It was such a great feeling being in Israel, knowing that that place is like a second home for us and all Jews around the world. We highly recommend Israel as a travel destination, Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience and without hesitation - Israel Discovery Tours.
Ted M. - Alpharetta, GA
We just returned from a 10 day trip with Israel Discovery Tours - a Bar Mitzvah trip for my son - and it was a truly memorable experience. It is a very full agenda, with early mornings, but the tour guides were top notch - funny and informative, and the itinerary was interesting and worthwhile. The air conditioned bus was very comfortable, and the hotels were very nice. The Waldorf in Jerusalem was really outstanding and a super location. We felt well taken care of both before and during the trip, and it was a great bonding experience for families. Masada was a truly amazing place for a Bar Mitzvah and I can't say enough about it. It was stunning and moving. Israel Discovery Tours is a class act, and I sincerely recommend their Bar Mitzvah trip for the experience of a lifetime.
Robin G. - Great Neck, NY