|15 Days Jewish Israel Tour|
An in depth Jewish experience of Israel that includes Eilat and southern Israel
The 15 Days Ultimate Jewish Israel Tour includes all of the amazing sites as the 12-Days Tour, plus an extension to the popular resort city of Eilat, the Negev Desert and Southern Israel.
This tour will allow you to to take your time and to truly experience Israel without the need to rush it.
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Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 1
Arrive in Israel, hotel check in and overnight stay in Tel Aviv
Arrive in Tel Aviv via the Ben-Gurion Airport. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your Israel Ministry of Tourism Licensed Tour Guide who will transport you to your hotel for check in.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 2
Tour of Tel Aviv - Independence Hall, Mini Israel, Ayalon Institute and Yad Mordechai
Begin your 15-Day tour with a trip to Independence Hall where the Israel Declaration of Independence was signed. From here, you will travel to Latrun to visit the "Mini Israel" Park, a fascinating tourist attraction that features miniature scaled models of hundreds of important buildings, historical landmarks and spiritual centers in Israel.
At the Ayalon Institute, you will travel to an underground ammunition factory that was built by the Haganah in 1945. This secret factory was well disguised under a Kibbutz and was the leading producer of ammunition during the years it operated.
Conclude your day by visiting Yad Mordechai, a Kibbutz in southern Israel that bears the name of Mordechai Anilevitz. Here you will learn about Anilevitz and the battle that took place here during the Independence War in 1948 when the advancing Egyptian army invaded Israel.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 3
Tel Aviv - Diaspora Museum/Rabin's Square/Old Jaffa/Neve Tzedek/Nahalat Benyamin
Develop a greater understanding of your Jewish heritage at the Jewish Diaspora Museum. Here you'll travel through the six "gates" of family, community, faith, culture, the Jewish people among the nations, and the return to the land of Israel. The items you will find in this museum will not necessary hold historical or archaeological significance, but rather help depict items of importance to Jewish traditions in Israel.
Next on the tour is a trip to Rabin's Square, the open square market where Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in 1995 during a peace rally, and a drive to the ancient port city of Old Jaffa. This port city is believed to be one of the oldest, continuously operational ports in the country. Explore the streets of the seaside city, tour the artists' quarters and browse the local shops.
Your day will conclude in Tel Aviv with walking tours of three well-known spots: Neve Tzedek, Nahalat Benyamin and Sheinkin. Both Nahalat Benyamin and Sheinkin are vibrant streets where you will find quaint cafes, local vendors, street performers and fortunetellers. Neve Tzedek is the oldest neighborhood in Tel Aviv, originating in 1909.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 4
Shabbat in Tel Aviv
Spend a free day in Tel Aviv exploring places in the city that are of special interest to you and your family.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 5
The coast of Israel - Caesarea/Haifa/Acre (Aco)/Rosh Hanikra/Galilee
Today your tour will lead you to the coast of Israel. First, you will visit Caesarea, a city along the Mediterranean coastline that was dedicated to Augustus Caesar by Herod the Great. The city is full of ancient archaeological ruins from both the Roman and Crusader times, including an amphitheater and aqueducts.
Next on your journey is a tour of Haifa--a city in the mountain range of Mt. Carmel that provides exceptional views of Israel's natural landscapes. While in Haifa, you will tour the Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum and learn about the Ha'apala, or clandestine immigration, that lasted between 1934 and 1948.
Your day will conclude in the Lower Galilee at Kibbutz Lavi, the community you'll be calling "home" for the next few nights. Your time in Kibbutz Lavi provides a wonderful opportunity to speak to Kibbutz members and learn about their culture, spirituality and everyday life.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 6
Safed/Golan Heights/Jeep Tour/Banias/Tel Hai/Upper Galilee
You will begin the day in Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel. In the 1600's, Safed was the center of Kaballa, or Jewish mysticism, in Israel, and it remains a spiritual center to this day. Experience the mysticism yourself by walking through the streets of Safed, viewing the works of local artists and visiting its beautiful synagogues. The Joseph Caro and the Ha'ari synagogues are the most well known in Safed.
Next on your tour is a trip to Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp, and Banias Springs, a nature reserve that features a breathtaking waterfall, a bounty of flora and ancient ruins. Before retiring for the day, you will visit the fort of Tel-Hai--the battlefield where Josef Trumpeldor fought heroically in 1920. The "Roaring Lion" monument in Tel-Hai honors the fighters of that infamous battle.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 7
Tiberia/Beit Shean/Gan Hashlosha/Beit Alpha/Jordan Valley/Jerusalem
Plant a tree in honor of a friend or family member, or simply to enhance the environmental beauty of Israel, before driving to Tiberia, the site of Rambam's grave. Your tour will proceed to Beit Shean, or "Scythopolis," a large archaeological site that features amazing artifacts from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Some of the original ruins that you will see here include a Roman temple, basilica, ritual bath and a pottery workshop.
Beit Alpha is the next stop on your tour--the location of an ancient synagogue from the Byzantine period over 1,500 years ago. The highlight of the synagogue is the intricate mosaic floor that depicts the lunar Hebrew months. Next, your tour guide will show you to Gilboa Mountain, the famous ridge where King Saul died fighting the Philistines. In addition to the religious significance of Gilboa Mountain, the ridge is a beautiful natural landscape that is home to fresh springs and glorious wildflowers.
Your day will wrap-up with a spiritual blessing at Mount Scopus prior to entering Jerusalem--the next stop on your Jewish tour of Israel.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 8
Mt. Zion/Western Wall Tunnels/Davidson Center/David's Tower
Your tour of Jerusalem will begin in one of the holiest places in Israel--the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Spend time experiencing the religious significance of the tomb before walking along the ancient Roman Cardo in Jerusalem and touring four Sephardic synagogues in the Jewish Quarter. Next on the tour is a visit to the Western Wall tunnels. These tunnels run underground to expose the entire length of the wall.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 9
Western Wall/Mea Shearim/Israel Museum/Holy Land Model/Yad Vashem
Your day will begin with a spiritual visit to the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem. Families who wish to hold their children's Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall can do so now, as either a private or a group ceremony. These ceremonies are officiated by a local Rabbi and are arranged in advance through Jewish Israel Tours. You can learn more about our Israel Bar Mitzvah Tour Options by clicking here.
After the tour of the Western Wall, those individuals who are not celebrating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah will head to one of the oldest neighborhoods in Jerusalem. In addition to being the oldest neighborhood in the city, Mea Shearim is one of the most ultra-orthodox communities in Israel. You will learn what it is like to live in Mea Shearim, where all inhabitants strongly adhere to Jewish law.
Your last stop of the day will be Ammunition Hill, a significant memorial site and museum that honors the fierce Six Day War battle that took place here.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 10
Day 10 of your tour takes you on a drive through the Judean Desert to the lowest point on the planet. Here sits the Dead Sea--a spiritual, historical and natural wonder that contains some of the saltiest water in the world.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 11
Free Day in Jerusalem
Spend Shabbat in Jerusalem exploring the sites and attractions of the holy city.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 12
Negev Desert/Air Force Museum/Sde Boker/Mitzpeh Ramon/Timna/Eilat
Drive to southern Israel to visit the Negev Desert--a location that makes up approximately half of Israel's land mass. Although it is sparsely populated, the Negev Desert is a popular tourist spot because of its pockets of natural beauty, archaeological ruins and historical significance. Here in the Negev Desert, you will make a stop at Israel's Air Force Museum in Hatzerim. This museum introduces visitors to the Israeli Air Force and gives them the chance to view the planes and equipment that were actually used in many famous air battles and operations.
The day's tour continues to Sde Boker, the home of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. You will view his residence and pay tribute at his grave, which overlooks the Zin Valley, before driving to Mitzpeh Ramon to view the Makhtesh Ramon crater--a geological wonder that is 40 kilometers long and between 2 and 10 kilometers wide.
The last stop on the way to Eilat is Timna, home to copper mines, huge multi-colored rock formations and King Solomon's Pillars.
Overnight in Eilat.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 13
Free day in Eilat or Petra Tour
Spend a free day in the popular tourist city of Eilat. Located along the Red Sea, visitors come here to relax on the sandy beaches, swim in the sea and enjoy the lively nightlife. Activities to enjoy include camel rides, ATV desert tours, sailing and the Dolphin Reef.
If you'd prefer, you can spend the day taking an optional tour of the Rose City of Petra in Jordan. Petra is an ancient city established around the 6th century BC that was carved completely out of stone. Its nickname, Rose-Red City, comes from the color of the rocks in which the city was carved. Petra remains Jordan's most popular tourist attraction, and is a "must-see" for anyone touring the Middle East.
Those tourists who choose to visit Petra will return to Eilat in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Eilat.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 14
Eilat City Tour/Mamshit/Bedouin Hospitality/ Tel Aviv
On the final day of your Jewish tour to Israel, you will visit the underwater observatory in Eilat that is built into a coral reef. Here you will get an up-close look at the reach and magnificent marine life in the Red Sea, including many varieties of tropical fish, sharks and beautiful coral reefs. From here, you will drive to Mamshit for a camel ride through the 350-acre national park. You will also have the opportunity to tour an authentic Bedouin tent and learn about the life and hospitality of the Bedouin people.
The day's tour will end in Tel-Aviv to prepare for your departure from Israel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Jewish Heritage Tours - Day 15
Departure from Israel - Arrival in USA
Check out of your hotel, eat breakfast and head to the Ben-Gurion Airport for your departure from Israel. Now that your Jewish tour of Israel is complete, you can reflect on your Israeli experience and the connections you made to your religious homeland. Hopefully, the experiences you've had in Israel over the past 15 days have created a lifetime of memories for you and your family that have both strengthened your connection to Israel and have given you a deeper sense of belonging to the Holy Land.
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|Last Updated on Sunday, 01 January 2012 20:46|