Bar and Bat Mitzvah Tour

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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Tour

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Mazal tov! Celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah in Israel is the most meaningful way possible to mark such an important milestone event. It is an extraordinary and life changing opportunity to experience a bar/bat mitzvah in Israel – the one Jewish country in the world. Surrounded by family, traveling the country together, exploring ancient and modern history, food, culture, nature and much more is an exciting and transformative experience. Our programs are all specially curated to meet the needs of your group. Whether you are coming as a nuclear family or as an extended multi-generational group, we can plan an exciting program that will speak to everyone joining your trip.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Main City Square, Old Town
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Included
    Airport Transfers
    Departure Taxes
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Entry Fees


History of the City

Travelujah’s bar/bat mitzvah tours are awesome. Simply stated, our trip was incredible.  Thank you so much for all your input and effort to make it so meaningful and stress-free.  Every person thoroughly enjoyed themselves – and it was certainly a varied group.  By the way – Shai was voted the best guide ever” – Ken Pritzker All you need to do is to share a bit  about your family, your child, your interests, passions, and goals, and we will plan the most amazing tour you could ever imagine. We have awesome tour guides, a warm rabbi to help facilitate your son or daughters experience, and we can create special celebrations that complement your family’s tastes. It will be an experience that will forever change all of you and that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
  •     Explore the ancient City of David and its water tunnels
  •     Walk or take the cable car up Masada and learn about the story of the Jewish Zealots who the Romans until the very end
  •     Explore the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, the markets and more
  •     Celebrate your Bar/bat mitzvah with a special ceremony at the Robinson Arch
  •     Festive meal and camel ride at Eretz Beresheet in the Judean desert 
  •     Take an Exciting Jeep tour of the Golan Heights 
  •     Tasting tour of the famed Machene Yehuda market 
  •     Visit the Golan heights and take a thrilling  jeep ride
  •     Try your hands at making chocolate
  •     Visit the ancient city of Safed and its historic synagogues and artist colony
  •     Explore Tel Aviv, Israel’s start up city
  •     Walk into the waterfalls of Ein Gedi
Day 1 Departure from the USA
  • Overnight onboard flight
  Day 2  Welcome to Israel! 
  • VIP Meet/Assist after passport control, to luggage claim and then to the driver
  • Transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to your  hotel in Jerusalem
Overnight, Inbal Hotel,  Jerusalem Day 3 - Jewish Heritage of Jerusalem
  • Visit Yad Vashem, considered the first and most famous memorial to mankind’s darkest period. See the Valley of the Communities - a man-made valley in the form of the European Map built in remembrance of where over 5000 names of communities are engraved on the stone walls, each one remembering a Jewish community that was damaged or destroyed during the Holocaust. (Optional : twinning ceremony- you can strengthen your child's identification with his or her Jewish heritage by forging bonds with individual children who were murdered during the Holocaust. Choosing to participate in the Program offers the opportunity to remember and learn about the life of a child who was murdered during the Holocaust.)
  • Taste your way through the Machane Yehuda Market. This bustling Jerusalem marketplace and neighborhood incorporates food, drink, shopping, bars, and restaurants. The market is an exciting venue to experience the colors, aromas and flavors of Israeli food and more!
  • Tour the City of David, housing the newest and most exciting excavations of Jerusalem during the time of the first Temple period. Here we’ll also walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel which still flows with water (weather depending).
  • Return to your hotel to meet with your rabbi and review details for the bar/bat mitzvah service
  • Tonight- Enjoy the sound and light show at the Tower of David
Overnight, Inbal Hotel,  Jerusalem  Day 4 -  Bar/Bat  Mitzvah day  in Jerusalem
  • Travel to the  Old City for  a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the Southern Wall
  • Visit the Davidson Center
  • Descend through the Western Wall tunnels and into the many layers of Jerusalem’s past at the time of the Temple
  • Continue walking tour of Jerusalem Old City including The Four Quarters: The Cardo, Roman Roadwith lunch en route
  • Return to the hotel to change and Dress warm for an exciting night of celebration and adventure
  • Depart for GenesisLand  for an adventurous Camel Ride in the Judean Desert and learn all about the surrounding area and its rich history. We will learn how to make pita followed by a festive dinner !
Overnight, Inbal Hotel,  Jerusalem  Day 5 – The Dead Sea Valley 
  • Visit Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and walk to the waterfalls at this oasis in the desert.
  • Ascend the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada by cable car to the ancient synagogue of Masada and explore the ancient fortress. Here, was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans.
  • Relax, Lunch and Swim (Float!) at the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Spa Hotel – Float in the Dead Sea! Cover yourselves with mud (found on the shores of the Dead Sea / for purchase) and enjoy the unsinkable therapeutic waters of this mineral-rich Sea. Make the lowest place on Earth a “high”light of your trip!
  • Drive North to your hotel in the Galilee
Dinner and Overnight: Kibbutz Ein Gev, Galilee Day 6 Ancient and Modern Jewish History in the North   
  • Take a walking tour through the narrow winding alleys of Safed, site of some of the beautiful
  • synagogues and browse through the artists’ workshops and galleries found in the flourishing artists' quarter.
  • Visit DeKarina and learn about the chocolate making process, tour the factory and participate in a chocolate making workshop. (Adults can do a wine tasting) !
  • Drive to Mount Bental one of Israel’s favorite mountain peaks on the Syrian border.
  • Board your jeep for an exciting trip along Israel’s border, see the bunkers
  • Would you like a taste of Galilean village life? Participate in a short (one dish – grape leaves or similar)  cooking lesson with hosts in Madjal Shams. Then, enjoy dinner with your hosts and learn about the Druze community and their contributions to Israel.
Overnight: Kibbutz Ein Gev, Galilee Day 7 – Israel -Along the northern coast 
  • Breakfast at the Hotel and Check Out
  • Drive to Rosh Hanikra and visit the famous northern border point with the cable car going to the amazing grottos. Tour the adjacent kibbutz of Rosh Hanikra
  • Visit the ancient crusader port city of Acco and the fascinating UNESCO town with new excavations, from 1000 years old. Visit the Crusader Halls and see the underground tunnels and pathways. We’ll also visit the Acco Prison which was the main prison and execution site used by the British during the Mandate Period.
  • Stop at Herod the Greats masterpiece, the ancient city of Caesarea and once the seat of Roman rule. View the excavated Roman Theater, with its acoustic and theatrical sound, which was used for many performances throughout the centuries.
  • Check in to hotel
Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv  Day 8  - Israel’s Modern start up nation city – Tel Aviv
  • Take a walking tour of Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood outside of Jaffa and Tel Aviv’s hip neighborhood where the intellectual elite lived during Israel’s early days.
  • Visit Independence Hall, where Ben Gurion declared the birth of the State of Israel
  • Walk down Rothschild Boulevard one of the first streets to be built in the city of Tel Aviv little over 100 years ago. Named originally as “The Street of the People”, it was renamed to reflect the generosity of Baron Edmond James de Rothschild of the French Rothschild banking dynasty. Visit the Birthright Innovation Center (based on availability)
  • Visit the Nahalat Binyamin artists market (every Tuesday and Friday)
  • Lunch on own in the delicious Carmel market
  • Visit the new, state of the art,  ANU Museum and explore the complex and strong heritage of the Jewish People, how it has remain intact for over 2,000 years.
Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv  Day 9 – Tel Aviv – Then and Now
  • Visit the Underground Bullet Factory - also known as the Ayalon Institute and learn the story of a secret factory that was instrumental in the Independence day war
  • Visit the Old Port City of Jaffa (Yafo), one of the oldest port cities in the world, you can visit the ancient ruins and walk along the Artist's Quarter.
  • End your visit by learning a  bit of Hebrew and a peek into  Israeli culture on a fun graffiti workshop  tour, led by  one of Tel Aviv’s foremost graffiti artists.
  • Late Check out
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for International Flight