Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel

If you are looking to help your child explore his cultural heritage and build a lasting connection with the Jewish Homeland, there’s no better option than a Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel. We can help you arrange an unforgettable ceremony and custom build a once-in-a-lifetime tour for the whole family. 

Bar Mitzvah Israel Tours

A custom Bar Mitzvah Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage in over 5000 years of Jewish history and culture, from the times of our forefathers to today’s vibrant and modern State of Israel.

 

Your son’s incredible Bar Mitzvah package includes:

 

  • Hand-crafted touring itinerary, built around your family’s needs and preferences
  • Private English-speaking tour guide
  • Complete touring services, including hotels and transportation
  • Wrap-around event planning services for the big day 
  • Personalized celebratory activities the whole family will love
  • Full backing and 24/7 support of Dekel Tours

 

We will work with you to plan your trip and treat it as if it were our own, so you can be sure your son’s Bar Mitzvah tour is a completely customized, once-in-a-lifetime adventure for the whole family.

 

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Bar Mitzvah Tour Highlights

Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel Highlights
Visiting an IDF military base

Dekel Tours wants to help your family create lifelong memories and build a lasting connection to Israel. 

 

Your custom-built Bar Mitzvah Israel tour might include:

 

    • Bar Mitzvah ceremony surrounded by family and ancient Jewish history and tradition
    • Participating in a live archaeological dig
    • Touring an underground munitions factory from before Israel became a state
    • Wading through a biblical water channel under the Old City
    • Meeting Israeli soldiers and hearing their stories
    • Training with Israeli commandos
    • Rugged ATV rides or climbing adventures

 

The sky is the limit for your Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel. Contact us now for a free trip consultation with one of our amazing, native English-speaking Tour Specialists. 

 

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Personalize your Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Tours in Israel
Bar Mitzvah celebration

Your personal Tour Specialist will help design a Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel that perfectly fits your family—from the ideal ceremony venue and celebratory activities to a comprehensive Israel tour your whole family will love.

 

Find some inspiration in these unique moments from past private tours in Israel:

 

    • Host a BBQ for Israeli soldiers on their base
    • Volunteer with the Ethiopian community of Israel
    • Celebrate your Bar Mitzvah in the ruins of an ancient synagogue 
    • Have a stunning reception overlooking the walls of the Old City
    • Enjoy an eye-opening performance at the Na Laga’at Theater
    • Rappel down into the salt water caves of the Dead Sea

 

The possibilities are endless! We can’t wait to help you create an unforgettable Bar Mitzvah Tour in Israel!

 

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Sample Itinerary

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

ARRIVAL

 

Arrival to Ben Gurion Airport – You will be met by a representative and escorted through passport control, baggage claim, and customs.

 

Transfer to your hotel – check in, unpack, relax, and unwind.

 

Lunch on your own in Jerusalem.

 

Leisure time – enjoy the hotel facilities and explore the neighborhood around the hotel.

 

Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

JERUSALEM OLD CITY

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

City of David – Hezekiah’s Tunnel – At the City of David, you’ll encounter fascinating archaeological discoveries from both the First and Second Temple periods. In Hezekiah’s tunnels, you’ll wade in the darkness through knee-deep water and learn about how King Hezekiah built this intricate system of tunnels in order to protect the freshwater Gihon Spring from the encroaching Assyrian forces. 

 

Davidson Center – An impressive collection of archaeological discoveries from the First and Second Temple periods, including a drainage channel containing rare artifacts from the destruction of Jerusalem. The Center also houses a 3D model of ancient Jerusalem which allows visitors to imagine what it might have felt like to walk through the ancient walled city.

 

Lunch en route, on your own.

 

Scavenger Hunt in the Old City – Explore the Jewish Quarter on an interactive and exciting walking adventure. Compete with your family members as you go off-the-beaten-track and discover some of the hidden treasures of Jewish history that lie deep within the ancient stone walls of the Old City.

 

Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

BAR MITZVAH DAY!

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Bar Mitzvah at Goldman Promenade: The stunning views overlooking the Jerusalem Hills and the Old City provide the perfect backdrop for this momentous occasion. Mazel Tov!!

        9:00 am – Meet the photographer for portraits

        10:30 am – Ceremony with Rabbi

 

Celebratory lunch is included.

 

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

 

ATV Adventure and BBQ Feast – Celebrate with a rugged ATV trek over the rolling, rocky terrain of the Judean Hills, where you’ll hop out for cave explorations and breathtaking views of the desert at sunset. After your ride, enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner at Cnaanit.

 

Dinner at Cnaanit is included.

 

Return to Jerusalem.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem.

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

JERUSALEM

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Yad Vashem Twinning Program – Visit Israel’s official Holocaust memorial site and the definitive source for Holocaust education, documentation, and research. This special program at the museum allows you to share your bar mitzvah experience with a young Holocaust victim who never got the chance to reach this milestone of Jewish life.

 

Lunch en route, on your own.

 

Israel Museum – Featuring a display of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world.

 

Machane Yehuda Market – At Jerusalem’s largest and most highly-trafficked open-air market, you’ll taste your way through the crowded rows of stalls, enjoying the best local produce, freshly baked delicacies, and scrumptious street food in Israel.

 

Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

JUDEAN DESERT

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Camel Excursion – A desert adventure, on four knobby-kneed legs. You’ll come away from the ride with a new appreciation for these majestic beasts of burden (not to mention some great photo opportunities).

 

Masada – After ascending to the top of this mountain fortress via cable car (options for hiking), you’ll explore the fascinating remains of King Herod’s palace, including the roman-style bath house and the ancient storerooms and watchtowers. Here you’ll learn about the significance of the site and the mass suicide that occurred during the Roman siege on the fortress.

 

Lunch and Swim/Float in the Dead Sea – Take a relaxing break from touring and experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of weightlessness as you float in the mineral-rich hypersaline water at the lowest spot on earth. You’ll enjoy private beach access and an indulgent buffet lunch at a resort hotel. (Optional spa treatments available.)

 

Lunch is included at the Lunch and Swim.

 

Return to Jerusalem.

 

Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

JORDAN VALLEY

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

 

Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu – A religious kibbutz that is dedicated to organic farming and natural, religious living. Here your guide will teach you about religious life on a kibbutz, the organic farming methods used in their fields, the use of bumble bees in pest control, and more.

 

Beit She’an – A national historical park filled with archaeological remains from throughout the entire history of the region. View the wall that used to surround the ancient city, a Roman temple, ancient public baths, and more.

 

Lunch en route, on your own

 

Rafting Adventure – A great opportunity to cool off and take in the serene landscape surrounding the Jordan River. The whole family will enjoy cruising in the cool water on a hot summer day.

 

Continue to your hotel and check in.

 

Buffet dinner at the hotel is included.

 

Overnight: North

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

GOLAN HEIGHTS

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Banias Nature Reserve – Home to the largest and most powerful waterfall in Israel, beautiful hiking trails through lush vegetation along the Hermon Spring, ancient shrines and the ruins of a temple built by Herod the Great, as well as an ancient flour mill still in operation today.

 

Majd-al-Shams – A Druze village in the northern Golan Heights, where you’ll learn about the Druze community and their culture as you share a lunch of freshly made, traditional Druze food with a local family in their home.

 

Lunch is included at Majd-al-Shams.

 

Golan Heights Jeep Tour – Off-road tour of the stunning mountain landscapes of the beautiful Golan, highlighting some of the historical and political landmarks of one of Israel’s most fascinating and complicated regions.

 

Winery Visit – At the Assaf Winery in Israel’s Golan Heights region, you’ll learn about the entire wine-making process from tilling the soil, to harvesting and pressing the grapes, to barrel-aging and bottling the different wines. As part of your tour, you’ll sample a number of the winery’s select wines and enjoy a fascinating discussion of the local wine industry.

 

Buffet dinner at the hotel is included.

 

Overnight: North

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

COASTAL PLAIN

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

 

Rosh HaNikra – The natural beauty of the cliffs and sea grottoes at Israel’s northwest corner is unparalleled. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean on the cable car ride down to the sea caves and get a sense of why this spot has been considered one of the region’s most prized treasures throughout history.

 

Baha’i Gardens – Take in the stunning views of the Baha’i Temple and gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and hear about the site’s importance in the Baha’i faith and enjoy some of the best scenery in Haifa.

 

Lunch en route, on your own.

 

SUFA Academy – Learn the secrets of Israel’s success as a security powerhouse directly from the country’s elite fighters themselves. Your personalized SUFA adventure will have you learning the same skills using the very training methods experienced by the elite fighting forces of the IDF’s most highly respected combat units.

 

Continue to Tel Aviv and check into your hotel.

 

Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

TEL AVIV

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Old Jaffa – This historic neighborhood with its charming alleyways, bustling flea market, and trendy port area is filled with something for everyone. Sit along the water, haggle with local shopkeepers, take in the historical and archaeological sites, stop in a museum, or just soak in the unique vibe of Tel Aviv’s sister city.

 

Peres Center for Peace and Innovation – This museum and visitors center takes guests on a fascinating, multi-sensory tour through Israel’s emergence as the innovation hub it has become over the last half-century. Learn about some of the pioneering Israeli technologies that are changing the world across a vast range of disciplines and enjoy the many hands-on exhibits that bring these innovations to life.

 

Levinsky Market Tasting Tour – Get a taste of the modern culinary scene in Israel on a guided tasting tour through the Levinsky Market, one of Tel Aviv’s best-kept secrets. This gem of a local market has a bit of everything on offer, and you’ll have the chance to sample some of the finest market-fresh cuisine in Israel.

 

Florentin District Graffiti Tour – Your guided tour through this colorful artisan district will introduce you to some Israel’s best local street artists. You’ll learn about some of the great art that fills the streets of south Tel Aviv and get a sense of how the street art in this vibrant neighborhood captures the social, political, and cultural moods in contemporary Israeli society.

 

Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a past Bar Mitzvah tour]

 

TEL AVIV – DEPARTURE DAY

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

 

Day at Leisure – Enjoy a day of self-guided exploration and relaxation. The following is a short list of activities that can be experienced without a guide:

 

Tel Aviv Neighborhood Walk – Wander the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, Florentin District, Kerem HaTeimanim, and Rothschild Boulevard to get a taste of the many layers of Tel Aviv.

 

Walk the Sea-Front Promenade – Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Mediterranean and take in the beach-side sights and sounds, north to the Tel Aviv Port and south to the Jaffa Port.

 

Sarona Market – Tel Aviv’s foodie Mecca, Sarona includes over a hundred boutique sellers specializing in fine gourmet products from Israel and abroad. Taste your way through this enormous culinary playground, sampling all the goodies including a sizeable collection of food stands run by some of Israel’s best known chefs.

 

R&R at the hotel or on the beach – Take advantage of the hotel’s facilities (enjoy a spa treatment and lounge by the pool) or spend some time soaking up the warm Israeli sunshine on the beach.

 

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport – Your driver will meet you just outside the lobby of your hotel and transport you to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight.

 

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