June 22, WED
Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL! We first head up north for a few days, and pending on time of arrival, we could include a tour of the wonderfull antiquities of Caesarea on the way.
O/N: Pastoral, Kfar Blum
June 23, THUR
Our day of touring the Golan Heights will include highlights like Mount Bental, an ATV tour along the Syrian border, an optional fun workshop at De-Karina Chocolatiare, or Kayaking on the Jordan River!
O/N: Pastoral, Kfar Blum
June 24, FRI
Heading west we ascend to the famed mystic city of Safed and learn about Jewish Kabalah. We continue to the village of Peki’in where the longest contiuous Jewish community exists, and and reach Akko where we will stay for the week-end.
June 25, SAT
Today is the big Day! in the morning we conduct a Bar-Mitzvah ceremony at the ancient synagogue of Sepphoris, followed by a brunch at the site, and a tour of the ancient city. Upon returning to Akko we set a sail around the old city’s walls in a speedboat, and a tour of its fantastic medieval remains.
June 26, SUN
Checking out of Akko we head to Israel’s NW corner, where we descend into the Rosh Hanikra grottoes. We then drive to Haifa and admire the the famed Bahai Gardens, ascend up to a Druze village for a special Lunch experience, and then head to Jerusalem. Upong reaching the city we greet it from Mount of Olives – “Shehecheyanu”!.
June 27, MON
A day devoted to the City of David will includes highlights like David’s palace, Warren’s Shaft, a hike through an ancient water tunnel to the Pool of Siloam, and up the Herodian drainage tunnel to the Southern Wall Archaeological park. For lunch we could go to the Mahane Yudah Market, followed by a stroll through the market and through the Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea-Shearim.
June 28, TUE
Exploring Jerusalem’s Old city we will enter at Jaffa gate and tour the highlights of the Jewish Quarter, some of the Christian Quarter, and of course visit the plaza of the Western Wall. We could also combine it with the virtual model of the Temple, and ‘Chain of Generations’.
June 29, WED
A day tour of the Dead Sea will include a visit to the famous site of Masada, the oasis of Ein-Gedi, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found (Qumran), and of course – a swim at the Dead Sea.
June 30, THUR
A day tour of the Shephela that will include highlights like David and Goliath’s bettle site, crawling in Bar-Kokhva caves, exploring biblical sites like Lachish, joining a tour of the 1948 Secret Bullet Factory, and more.
July 1, FRI
Our adventure day in Tel-Aviv will start with a stroll through the picturesque alleys of Old Jaffa, and on to the colorfull flea market. Next we will head to Tel-Aviv and after a lunch break appreciate the Fridays’ drafts fair at Nahalat Benjamin. Shabbath Shalom!
July 2 ,SAT
Day off in Tel-Aviv, or Optional tour to the Ashkelon and the border with Gaza.