Dekel Tours
Sample Itinerary

Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel

DAY 1
Arrival: Jerusalem

Arrival to Ben Gurion Airport – VIP escort through passport control, baggage claim, and customs.

Transfer to your hotel

Afternoon & evening at leisure

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 2
Jerusalem Old City

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Tower of David – Explore the citadel and take in some of the best 360-degree views of ancient and modern Jerusalem.

Jewish Quarter & Western Wall – Trace the rich history and culture of the Jewish people through the many fascinating landmarks in the Old City.

Lunch on your own.

City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel – Journey back to ancient Jerusalem and explore the intricate system of tunnels built to protect the Gihon Spring.

Dinner on your own.

The Night Spectacular Sound & Light Show.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 3
Jerusalem

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Yad Vashem Twinning Program – Share your bat mitzvah experience with a young Holocaust victim who never got the chance to reach this milestone of Jewish life.

Lunch on your own.

Pantry Packers – Volunteer with this local Israeli organization that provides food assistance to Israel’s needy families and seniors.

Machane Yehuda Market – 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.

Overnight: Jerusalem.

DAY 4
Bat Mitzvah Day!

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

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

Masada Tour – After the ceremony, explore the fascinating remains and discover the story of heroism from the Roman siege on the fortress.

Lunch and Float in the Dead Sea – Experience the thrill of weightlessness as you float in the mineral-rich water at the lowest spot on earth. (Spa treatments available)

Bedouin Experience – Journey to a beautiful oasis in the Negev, where you’ll enjoy authentic Bedouin hospitality.

Dinner in the Bedouin Tent is included.

Overnight: Bedouin Camp

DAY 5
Heading North

Enjoy breakfast at the Bedouin Camp.

Camel Excursion – A desert adventure, on four knobby-kneed legs.

Plant a Tree – Get your hands dirty while you strengthen your connection to the Land of Israel and commemorate the bat mitzvah milestone.

Arab Village Visit – Get a taste of Galilean culture as you’re welcomed into your host family’s home for a lovingly cooked traditional lunch.

Home-cooked lunch is included.

ATV Adventure – Go off-road through the region’s most beautiful landscapes and get up close with the natural surroundings. Get ready to feel the adrenaline!

Dinner at your hotel is included.

Overnight: North

DAY 6
Golan Heights

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Geo-Political Jeep Tour – Experience the beautiful and historic Golan Heights with a local expert on the politics of the region.

Katzrin – Journey back in time and discover the charm of this reconstructed Talmudic-era village, home to the ruins of an ancient synagogue.

Lunch on your own

De Karina Chocolate Factory – Tantalizing tour and hands-on chocolate workshop the whole family will love.

Winery Visit – Learn about the wine-making process and the local wine industry as you sample some select wines.

Dinner at the hotel is included.

Overnight: North

DAY 7
Upper Galilee

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Tzfat (Safed) – 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.

Tzfat Kabbalah Center – Discover the world of Kabbalah and explore this secret world of Jewish mysticism. (Workshops available)

Lunch on your own.

Agamon HaHula – Witness the incredible migration of thousands of birds to and from Africa in this beautiful nature sanctuary. Enjoy a magical sunset tour through the park on the unforgettable Mystery Wagon.

Dinner at the hotel is included.

Overnight: North

DAY 8
Coastal Plain

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

Rosh HaNikra – Experience the unparalleled natural beauty of the cliffs and sea grottoes at Israel’s northwest corner.

Acre (Akko) – One of the oldest ports in Israel, this ancient city boasts archaeological wonders spanning the entire length of the port’s history, including the famous Templars’ Tunnel and the expansive Knights’ Hall.

Lunch en route, on your own.

Caesarea National Park – Meander through ancient palaces built for King Herod, a Roman amphitheater, historic port, and other archaeological wonders.

Continue to Tel Aviv and check into your hotel.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 9
Shfela & Tel Aviv

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

“Dig for a Day” – Participate in a live archaeological dig where you’ll get to dig, sift, and examine pottery through an exciting tour of unexcavated cave systems.

Ayalon Institute – Glimpse the untold history of Israel at the underground bullet factory that provided munitions for the fledgling Zionist enterprise, perfectly hidden away under a kibbutz.

Lunch en route, on your own.

Carmel Market – Have an unforgettable multi-sensory experience at Tel Aviv’s largest open-air market.

Nachalat Binyamin Arts & Crafts Fair – Look for treasures at this semi-weekly street fair featuring hundreds of local artists selling their original works.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 10
Departure Day

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Old Jaffa – Explore this historic neighborhood’s charming alleyways, bustling flea market, and trendy port area. Tel Aviv’s sister city doesn’t disappoint!

Peres Center for Peace and Innovation – Enjoy a fascinating, multi-sensory tour of Israeli innovation.

Lunch en route, on your own.

Graffiti Tour and Workshop – Grab a paintbrush and join one of Israel’s most loved street artists for a walking graffiti tour of Tel Aviv.

Farewell dinner on your own.

Transfer to the airport – Your driver will transport you to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight.

Can’t wait to welcome you back to Israel soon!

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CuriousBoomer
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5 star ratingCustom tailored itinerary and personalized experience My wife and I took two of our granddaughters (ages 13 abd 14) on a tour of Israel and Jordan... read more

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Peter F.
7/24/2022