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7 to 10 Days Family Tour Plan

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Before.. Read More

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At Masada Read More

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With the Shugermans at Wadi Qelt Read More

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On Tanks at Latrun Read More

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Kolorabi picking for the poor Read More

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In Bar-Kokhba caves Read More

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Ready to Eat.. Read More

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Dodick-Sperber kayaking! Read More

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Sam Hecht Bar-Mitzvah at Masada, 2009 Read More

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The Tennenbaums Read More

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Day 1 – to Jerusalem

mount of olives camelWelcome to Israel!. Upon arrival, Our first few days are going to be in Jerusalem. We first head Mount of Olives Viewpoint , and greeting the City with the Jewish Tradition “Shehecheyanu” Blessing, we get intrםduced to the city, the country, and its unique history, beauty, and complexity..

If time permits we also visit the  Western Wall   before heading to the hotel to check-in, refresh, and set dinner. If time and will permits we might also go to the  Tower of David Night Spectacular .

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 Day 2 – City of David

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Our second day begins with exploring “where it all began” – the  City of David  . Descending into Warren’s shaft , and walking in the water of Hezekiah’s Tunnel  , all the way to the Pool of Siloam  . We can also walk along the newly opened Herodian drainage channel  and so reach the Southern Wall Archaeological Park   and “Davidson Center“ .

After a lunch break we continue exploring the Jewish Quarter  with a visit the to Burnt House , and possibly joining a tour of the “Chain of Generations“, or tour famed tour of the Western Wall tunnels   .

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Day 3 – Temple Mount

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Our third day in Jerusalem begins early with a visit to Temple Mount . We learn about the Muslim present and the Jewish past of the mountains, and later experience participating in the exciting project of the Temple Mount Debris Sifting Project .  For lunch we head to  Mahane Yehudah Market  , and after lunch we could learn about the foundation of the Zionist by a visit to Herzl Musum , and possibly visit its nearby National Holocaust memorial at “Yad Vashem”  .

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Optional Day Tour of “Extreme” Activities

live shootingIf time, will, budget (and parents) permit, we could also book some “extreme” activities in the vicinity of Jerusalem, such as a Segway Tour  around the old city; an ATV tour in the Jerusalem Mountains; Crawling in Bar Kokhba caves  in the Shephela and visiting Battle site of David and Goliath Zip-line in the longest zip-line in Israel in Gush Ezion; or live shooting  in an anti-terror shooting range!.

We can contemplate these experiences with a refreshing swim in a spring in Gush-Ezion area, or in Wadi Qelt (Ein Prat  ).

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Day 4 – to the Dead Sea

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This day is devoted to fun and experiences in the vicinity of the Dead Sea. We first Head to Masada , to learn about the famed site for Jewish resistance against the Romans, and possibly conduct a Bar-Mitzvah cremony on Masada  .
We then proceed to Ein-Gedi , where we experience lunch in the local Kibbutz, and a stroll in its Botanical gardens . We then continue with a hike to the waterfall in Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve , and of course end the day with a swim at the Dead Sea .

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Day 5 – Along the Jordan Valley

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Leaving Jerusalem, we head north along the Beit She’an valley, making our first major stop at  Beit She’an , famed site for it rich remains. We can continue then to a swim at the Sachne  or possibly try Ski on plastic, or joing a chocolate workshop at Galita .

If spending the night in Beit-She’an valley we can also experience the spectacular audio-visual night show at Beit She’an (“Leylot She’an “).

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Optional Day tour to the Golan Heights 

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If our time frame enables, we could a day to exploring the Golan Heights . We start the day ascending to the top of  Mt. Bental , where we can duck into an Israel bunker, and appreciate panoramic views of Israel as well as Syria. Nearby we can join an ATV tour against the Syrian Border ; a workshop at De Karina Chocolatiere ; watch a movie about the OZ 77 unit in 1973 war ; or visit at “Golan-Magic” Visitors center  in Katzrin. Heading back we could Kayak  on the Jordan River   (!), swim at the Hidden waterfall , or get our feet wet walking the Majrasa .

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Day 6 – Caesarea and Atlit

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Starting to head back to the center, we have a long drive today, but we could stop for unique experiences like walking in an underground section of the aquaduct to ancient  Caesarea  at  “Mei Kedem“ , explore the historical site of Atlit Detainee Camp , or a great Paragliding  or Bakai Flight  experience near Netanya!. Towards the evening we reach Tel-Aviv  for the night.

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Day 7 – Tel-Aviv

segwayOur last day is devoted to exploring Tel-Aviv . We start with a visit the important historical “Independence hall site, and a possibly stroll a bit on  Rothschild Boulevard . We then head for lunch in the  Flea Market  or the  the Carmel Market , and end the day with a visit to the  Palmach Museum , or Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair .

* if we have another day to spend in Tel-Aviv we could we could tour Jaffa  and Neve Tzedek , by foot or on segways (!), and later drive along the historical 1948 “Burma Road” , and visit the contemporanaous Secret Bullet Factory (“Machon Ayalon”) .

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