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.
Overnight: Pastoral, Kfar Blum
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.
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”!.
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.