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Kusminsky Bar-Mitzvah Tour Plan, June 2022

June 8 (WED)

  • 16:00 Arrival. Welcome to Israel!
  • Drive to Jerusalem and greeting the city “Shecheyanu” from Mount of Olives viewpoint.
  • Check in to the hotel and an optional festive dinner.

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

June 9 (THUR)

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

June 10 (FRI)

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

June 11 (SAT)

  • Day tour to the battle site of David and Goliath.
  • View and review the battle from Tel Azeqah.
  • Visit Beth-Shemesh and track the possible site where the ark rested after being held by the Philistines.
  • Drive along the 1948 “Burma Road” and learn about the battles to protect Jerusalem and its Jewish population in 1948.
  • Join a tour of the 1948 secret bullet factory at “Machon Ayalon“.
  • Time permitting visit the new visitor center at Khan Shaar Hagai.

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

June 12 (SUN)

  • Morning tour of Yad Vashem main museum and its main out doors monuments.
  • Drive down to the Dead Sea and have a short camel ride at the Sea level sign.
  • Continue to the caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • After a lunch break, hike up to the main water fall in Nahal David’s Ein-Gedi Nature reserve.

Overnight: Dead Sea

 

June 13 (MON)

  • Morning visit to Masada and its museum.
  • Drive along the Jordan valley to Beth-alpha and learn about its unique synagogue.
  • After a lunch break tour the rich remains at the city of Beth-She’an.
  • Check in and an optional swim at the Sea of Galilee.

Overnight: Tiberias

 

June 14 (TUE)

  • Sail on the Sea of Galilee with optional watersports activities.
  • Hike in the shallow streams of spring water in the Majrase.
  • Join a session of shofar making at “Kol Shofar“.
  • Optional hike to the ruins of Sussita.

Overnight: Tiberias

 

June 15 (WED)

Overnight: Tiberias

 

June 16 (THUR)

  • Visit the tomb mark of Maimonides in Tiberias.
  • Drive up the Galilee and tour the site of Sepphoris. Track its famous mosaic floors, and visit its special 6th century synagogue.
  • After a lunch break crawl into the burial cave complex of Beth-Shearim.
  • Drive to Tel-Aviv.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

June 17 (FRI)

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

June 18 (SAT)

  • Free day in Tel-Aviv
  • Optional swim at the sea, a walk along the Yarkon stream, or joining an F16 simulator session at “The Squadron“.
  • Optional visit to the ANU Musuem.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

June 19 (SUN)

  • Head south of Tel-Aviv to the fantastic ruins of Ashkelon.
  • Continue to the Border with Gaza and view the “Path to Peace” project at Netiv Ha’asara.
  • Reach Sderot and learn on living next to border with Gaza.
  • Time permitting visit the 1948 battlefield in Yad Mordechai.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

June 20 (MON)

  • Head north of Tel-Aviv to appreciate the fantastic ruins of Caesarea.
  • See the new visitor center and the sunken harbor of Herod.
  • Walk along the shoreline to Herod’s palace and theatre.
  • Optional hike to Caesarea’s aqueduct.
  • Reach Haifa and view the famous Bahai Gardens.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

June 21 (TUE)

  • Transfer to the airport for departure. FAREWELL!

 

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