Bat Mitzvah tour in Israel

Celebrate your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah surrounded by thousands of years of rich Jewish history and tradition. A Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel is the perfect way to explore your family’s Jewish roots and turn your daughter’s big day into a celebratory experience the whole family will love.

Your Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel

Starting with the perfect Bat Mitzvah ceremony, we’ll custom-build an unforgettable Israel tour to celebrate your daughter in style and help the whole family reconnect with the Land of Israel.

 

Your amazing Bat Mitzvah Tour package includes:

 

  • Complete event-planning services for the bat mitzvah ceremony
  • Expert guidance in selecting the perfect ceremony venue, celebratory activity, reception, and more
  • Custom itinerary built around your family’s unique needs, interests, and preferences
  • Comprehensive touring services, including hand-picked hotels, transportation, and private English-speaking tour guide
  • Full backing and 24/7 support of Dekel Tours 
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience for your whole family

 

We can’t wait to celebrate your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah with you and your family. Contact us for a free trip consultation, and let us start helping you put together your custom Bat Mitzvah tour.

 

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Bat Mitzvah tour in Israel

Bat Mitzvah Tour Highlights

Bat Mitzvah in Israel - Highlights - Western Wall
Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall

Dekel Tours specializes in creating unforgettable Bat Mitzvah tours built around you and your family! Your tour is a complete Israel experience that will connect your family to all of Israel’s rich cultural past, present, and future. 

 

Your Bat Mitzvah tour in Israel might include:

 

    • Ceremony at the Western Wall
    • Scavenger hunt around the Old City of Jerusalem
    • Hands-on art or cooking workshop with professionals
    • Home-cooked meal with a Druze host family
    • Driving ATVs through the desert
    • Rafting down the Jordan River
    • Volunteering with a local service agency

 

Your family’s dream Bat Mitzvah Tour is waiting! Contact us today to start imagining the possibilities.

 

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Customize your Bat Mitzvah Tour

Dekel Tours is here to help design a Bat Mitzvah tour in Israel that is tailored to your family. Let’s think outside the box and create a one-of-a-kind Israel experience custom designed for you.

 

Your Bat Mitzvah Tour is uniquely yours:

 

    • Unforgettable Bat Mitzvah on top of Masada (or in the ruins of an ancient synagogue, or overlooking the Old City, or somewhere with shade/air conditioning/roving mystics…)
    • Rappelling down the walls of the Old City 
    • Spending the night in a fabulous Bedouin hospitality in the Negev
    • Private cruise on the Kinneret or the Dead Sea
    • Challenging your family in a crazy-fun escape room 
    • Guided star tour of the night sky in Ramon Crater

 

The possibilities are endless! Tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll make it happen so you can have the family trip in Israel that you’ve always imagined!

 

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Sample Itinerary

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat 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 hotel – Check in, unpack, relax, and unwind.

 

Leisure time – Enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the neighborhood around the hotel.

 

Lunch and dinner on your own.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat Mitzvah Tour]

 

JERUSALEM – OLD CITY

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Tower of David (Citadel) – Start your Jerusalem tour with some of the best 360-degree views of ancient and modern Jerusalem. Your guide will point out some of the major landmarks and help you get an understanding of the historical, archaeological, and religious significance of where you’re standing and what you’re seeing.

 

Jewish Quarter – A walking exploration of the rich history and culture of the Jewish people through the many fascinating landmarks in the Old City, including the Cardo, the Broad Wall, the many synagogues and yeshivas, and the Western Wall.

 

Lunch en route in the Jewish Quarter, on your own.

 

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

 

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

 

Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David – Utilizing the walls of the citadel, this fabulous audio-visual spectacle recreates the history of Jerusalem or the story of King David using virtual reality images.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat Mitzvah Tour]

 

JERUSALEM

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Yad Vashem Twinning Program – 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 bat 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.

 

Pantry Packers – Volunteer with this local Israeli organization that provides food assistance to Israel’s needy families and seniors. Pitch in at the food warehouse in Jerusalem where staff and other volunteers work throughout the week to pack up millions of parcels of food and household goods that will be delivered nationwide to those in need of food aid.

 

Mahane Yehuda Culinary Experience – At Jerusalem’s largest and most highly-trafficked open-air market, you’ll forage for fresh local ingredients amidst the quintessentially Israeli chaos of the shuk and then turn your bounty into a delectable meal at a unique culinary workshop with a professional chef.

 

Dinner included in culinary workshop.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat Mitzvah Tour]

 

BAT MITZVAH DAY!!!

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Bat Mitzvah Ceremony at Masada – After your scenic cable car ride up the mountain, the ceremony will take place within the ancient mountain fortress. Mazel tov!!

 

Masada Tour – After the ceremony, 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 – Celebrate with the family 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 celebratory buffet lunch at a resort hotel. (Optional spa treatments available.)

 

Bedouin Hospitality – Experience desert life with local Bedouins in a beautiful oasis in the Negev. Enjoy authentic Bedouin hospitality, an exciting camel trek, and a lavish feast.

 

Dinner at the Bedouin Camp is included.

 

Overnight: Bedouin Camp.

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat Mitzvah Tour]

 

HEADING NORTH!

 

Enjoy breakfast and check out.

 

Enjoy the beautiful landscape views on your scenic drive north through the Negev and the Shfela regions.

 

Plant a Tree in the Tzora Forest – This is a great opportunity to strengthen your connection to the Land of Israel and contribute to the development of Israel’s forests. Commemorate the Bat Mitzvah or honor a loved one with a hands-on experience that will stay with you for a lifetime and leave a lasting mark in Israel for generations to come.

 

Visit an Arab Community – Get a taste of traditional Galilean culture with a visit to an Arab village. You’ll be greeted by a local host family and welcomed into their home for a lovingly cooked traditional lunch.

 

ATV Adventure in the Upper Galilee – Your off-road adventure will take you through the region’s most beautiful landscapes, overlooking historical sites and getting up close with the natural surroundings. Feel the adrenaline and experience Israel in a completely different way.

 

Continue to your hotel and check in.

 

Buffet dinner included at the hotel.

 

Overnight: North

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat Mitzvah Tour]

 

GOLAN HEIGHTS

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Geo-Political Jeep Tour – Experience the beautiful and historic Golan Heights on an amazing Jeep tour that will show you the stunning mountain landscapes while also offering an in-depth exploration of some of the historical and political landmarks of one of Israel’s most fascinating and complicated regions: the border with Syria.

 

Katzrin – In this reconstructed Talmudic-era village, you’ll find a beautiful ancient synagogue, reconstructed buildings with replicas of ancient household goods, and even an ancient wine and olive press.

 

Lunch en route, on your own.

 

De Karina Chocolate Factory – Family-friendly tour and hands-on chocolate-making workshop where you’ll learn from professional chocolatiers and make your own delicious, colorful chocolate treats.

 

Winery Visit – 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 included at the hotel.

 

Overnight: North

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat Mitzvah Tour]

 

UPPER GALILEE 

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Tzfat (Safed) – The city of Jewish mysticism, or Kabbalah, known for its lovely views of the Upper Galilee, walking trails, historical sites, and plentiful art galleries. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets lined with galleries and ancient synagogues, look for treasures, or just steep in the spirituality that abounds in this one-of-a-kind town.

 

Kabbalah Center – Discover the world of Kabbalah in the mystical city of Tzfat. The Center offers a number of fascinating opportunities for visitors to explore this secret world of Jewish mysticism, including a tour of the visitors center, musical experiences, lectures, and hands-on workshops.

 

Lunch en route, on your own.

 

Agamon HaHula – A vast nature preserve and bird sanctuary in the Hula Valley with numerous trails for hiking or biking, golf-cart tours through the park, as well as the unforgettable Mystery Wagon, making this the perfect spot to experience co-existence between nature and humanity as you become a spectator in the migration of thousands of birds to and from Africa.

 

Buffet dinner included at the hotel.

 

Overnight: North

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat 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.

 

Old Acre (Akko) – One of the oldest ports in Israel, this ancient Crusader city boasts archaeological wonders spanning the entire length of the port’s history, including the famous Templars’ Tunnel along the coast, the expansive Knights’ Hall, and the charming open-air market.

 

Lunch en route, on your own.

 

Caesarea National Park – Home to ancient palaces built for King Herod, a Roman amphitheater, historic port, and other Roman archaeological wonders, such as the Promontory Palace with the remains of its mosaic floor.

 

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 recent Bat Mitzvah Tour]

 

SHFELA & TEL AVIV

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

“Dig for a Day” – Participate in a live archaeological dig in Beit Guvrin National Park. Here you will get to dig, sift, and examine pottery through an exciting tour of the unexcavated cave systems of the park.

 

Ayalon Institute – Catch a glimpse of the untold history of Israel at this kibbutz, which housed a secret bullet factory used by the Hagana (precursor to the IDF) to make illegal ammunition during the British Mandate.

 

Lunch en route, on your own.

 

Carmel Market – Tel Aviv’s largest open-air market makes for an unforgettable multi-sensory experience, with hundreds of local vendors selling fresh and prepared foods, household goods and souvenirs, and all kinds of tasty treats.

 

Nachalat Binyamin Arts & Crafts Fair – Adjacent to the Carmel Market, this semi-weekly street fair brings together hundreds of local artists and artisans selling their creations. Each piece is authentic, original work by a local artist, making this the perfect opportunity to grab a unique gift for someone special.

 

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

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat Mitzvah Tour]

 

TEL AVIV

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Lunch en route, on your own.

 

Graffiti Tour and Workshop – Grab a paintbrush and join a renowned Israeli street artist for a walking graffiti tour of the Kerem HaTeimanim neighborhood in Tel Aviv. This tiny enclave was originally founded by immigrants from Yemen and subsequently discovered by local artists; this off-the-beaten-path gem is full of authentic charm and amazing street art.

 

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

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

 

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[Sample itinerary based on a recent Bat Mitzvah Tour]

 

LEISURE DAY / DEPARTURE

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Day at Leisure – Enjoy a day of self-guided exploration and relaxation. The following is a short list of things you can do around Tel Aviv 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.

 

Shopping Time – Enjoy some down time window-shopping in Tel Aviv: from the designer boutiques of Shenkin and Rothschild Blvd. to the glitzy shops of Dizengoff Street, from the local artisan workshops and galleries of Neve Tzedek to the funky Florentin District, there’s something for everyone.

 

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 flight home.

 

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