Feb 13 (THUR)
16:50 Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!
Upon arrival you will take a taxi to reach Tel-Aviv, check in, and settle for the night.
Feb 14 (FRI)
Our first day of touring will be devoted to exploring Jaffa and Tel-Aviv. We will start at ancient Jaffa , and move on the the Flea Market . Later we will continue to the Independence Hall on Rothschild Boulevard , and stroll along the Carmel Market and Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair .
Feb 15 (SAT)
Today is a free day that can be used for self exploring of Tel-Aviv, or just relax by the beach.
If you want, we can also set a tour to the “Shfelah“, visiting sites relating to Samson and the battle of David and Goliath, and also visit the “Secret Bullet Factory (“Machon Ayalon”) ” (***) and/ or having a Powered Parachute Flight above the Sharon (***).
Feb 16 (SUN)
Checking out of Tel-Aviv, possibly drive along parts of the 1948 war ““Burma Road” “, and upon reaching Jerusalem, check in, and then go on a tour of the Old City , with an emphasis on the Herodian Quarter visiting sites like the Western wall , the Burnt House , the Cardo , the Hurvah Synagogue , and the old city market (the Suq ).
Feb 17 (MON)
Today is Bar-Mitzvah day!. At 9:00 you will conduct the Bar-Mitzvah ceremony (***), and later have a branch.
Feb 18 (TUE)
Feb 19 (WED)
Heading north for a few days, we explore the famous ruins of ancient Caesarea , former Roman metropolis, and Rabbinical center, where we can also have a nice lunch.
Next we head to the ancient catacombs of Beth Shearim , a significant Jewish cemetery in ancient times. After lunch we continue to the Sea of Galilee, and visit the site of the significant discovery of of a 2000 year old synagogue at Magdala , before checking into our hotel.
Feb 20 (THUR)
We then continue to a Chocolataire workshop at “De Karina Chocolatiere “, and after lunch visit the local visitors center of the Golan heights – “Golan Magic” Visitors Center . If time and will permits we will also visit the impressive remains of the ancient synagogue at Capernaum .
Feb 21 (FRI)
On our last day we will drive to the Rosh Hanikra Grottoes and descend by cable car into caves dug into white cliffs right by the border with Lebanon.
We continue to Akko , and learn about its major role in Crusaders times. We could also have a fast speed boat ride against the walls of the city, and a nice lunch in on the city’s walls.
In the afternoon we will start heading to the airport for departure (23:55).