Family Trips to Israel

We know that families come in all shapes and sizes, so our family trips to Israel are custom-designed around your specific needs and preferences. We’ll cater to your family’s unique characteristics and interests and create the all-inclusive Israel tour package that’s perfect for you. We understand that traveling with kids can be challenging, but we believe that visiting Israel with your whole family can be a rewarding and unforgettable experience — for everyone! Our multi-generational family trips are geared toward travelers of all ages, so we can ensure that everyone has a once-in-a-lifetime trip!

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Dekel Tours specializes in creating unforgettable family trips to Israel. Your family’s all-inclusive tour will take you through beautiful landscapes, trace the rich history of the Land, and expose you to the exciting cultures and traditions of present-day Israel. We will tailor your itinerary specifically to your tastes and your budget, so you can be sure that your trip will be the perfect blend of exciting, educational, and spiritually meaningful. 

 

We can’t wait to help you put together your ultimate Israel experience! Contact us today for a free trip consultation, and one of our friendly and talented Tour Specialists will start building your family’s dream trip to Israel! Your customized, all-inclusive tour package includes up-to-date, expert advice, providing you with 24-hour local support from our staff for the time you are here. We take care of everything, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your family trip to Israel!

 

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Family trips to Israel

Highlights

Family trips to Israel
Camel ride during a family trip to Israel

Dekel Tours loves to help families design the tour of a lifetime. Travelling to an unknown country for the first time can offer many surprises.  Here are some ideas from our clients’ family trips to Israel:

 

    • Take a cable car down to gorgeous grottoes
    • Walk through beautiful streams and water channels of the Golan and Galilee
    • Raft down the Jordan River
    • Visit the ancient kingdom of David and the modern city of Jerusalem
    • Ride a camel and learn about daily life in biblical times

 

The options are limitless.  Contact us now and a tour operator will be in touch to design the ultimate family private tours in Israel!

 

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Family trips to Israel
participating in an archaeological dig

Whether this is your first visit to Israel or you’ve been here many times, we can customize your Family Israel Tour and create a package that’s uniquely yours. The possibilities are truly endless:

    • Plant a tree in Israel with the JNF/KKL community in honor of your family
    • Rappel down into the salt caves of the Dead Sea
    • Hike Masada in time for sunrise
    • Tour the Magen David Adom ambulance station and meet a local paramedic
    • Enjoy an Israeli Basketball or Soccer game
    • Meet and share a dinner with a lone soldier (someone serving the Army with no family in Israel)

 

The sky is the limit!  Tell us what you want to do and we will make it happen!

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9

[Sample itinerary from a recent Family Tour in Israel]

 

ARRIVAL — SATURDAY, MAY 23rd 

 

  • 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.
  • Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. 
  • Lunch and dinner on your own.

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

 

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TEL AVIV — SUNDAY, MAY 24th 

 

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at Leisure – Enjoy a day of self-guided exploration and relaxation. The following is a short list of sites that can be visited 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.
    • Diaspora Museum (Beit HaTfutsot) – Multi-disciplinary and interactive exhibits highlighting the ongoing story of worldwide Jewry from a large number of perspectives.
    • Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Home to the largest art collection in Israel and containing works by both Israeli and international artists, this museum maintains permanent displays including the works of Cezanne, Chagall, Monet, Picasso, and more.
  • Lunch and dinner on your own.

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

 

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COASTAL PLAIN — MONDAY, MAY 25th 

 

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • 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.
  • Daliyat-al-Carmel – A Druze village on the Carmel Mountain, 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 in your Daliyat al-Carmel visit.
  • Old Acre (Akko) – One of the oldest ports in Israel, it 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.
  • Continue to your hotel and check in.
  • Dinner at the hotel is included.

 

Overnight: North

 

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GOLAN HEIGHTS — TUESDAY, MAY 26th 

 

  • 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.
  • Lunch en route, on your own.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dinner at the hotel is included.

 

Overnight: North

 

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JORDAN VALLEY — WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th 

 

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Beit Shean – National 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.
  • 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 bumblebees in pest control, and more.
  • Lunch en route, on your own.
  • 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).
  • Continue to Jerusalem and check into your hotel.
  • Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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 JERUSALEM — THURSDAY, MAY 28th 

 

  • 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. Make sure to bring shorts and water shoes!
  • Davidson Center – 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.
  • Jewish Quarter – Walking exploration of the rich history and culture of the Jewish people through the many fascinating historical, archaeological, and religious landmarks in the Old City, including the Cardo, the Broad Wall, the many synagogues and yeshivas, and the Western Wall.
  • The Western Wall (Kotel) – The holiest site in the world for the Jewish people, this section of wall is the sole remnant of the Second Temple. Jews come from all over the world to visit and pray at this holy site, and many choose to write a prayer on a slip of paper and leave it in the cracks of the wall.
  • Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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JERUSALEM — FRIDAY, MAY 29th

 

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • Yad Vashem – Israel’s official Holocaust memorial site and the definitive source for Holocaust education, documentation, and research. Learn about and pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, Jews who fought their Nazi oppressors, and non-Jews who aided the victims of the Nazi Regime.
  • Mahane Yehuda Market – At Jerusalem’s largest and most highly-trafficked open-air market, you can taste wonderful foods from local vendors, buy local goods and produce, and enjoy the quintessentially Israeli chaos of market shopping.
  • Lunch en route, on your own.
  • Jerusalem Neighborhood Walk – Feel the city transition from the busy work week to the quiet of Shabbat as you enjoy a stroll around some Jerusalem’s neighborhoods, including Yemin Moshe, Emek Refa’im, and the Old City.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat at the Kotel – Join thousands of Jews as they gather in the Kotel plaza for prayer or reflection to welcome the sabbath.
  • Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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 JUDEAN DESERT — SATURDAY, MAY 30th 

 

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • Masada – After ascending to the top of this mountain fortress via cable car, you’ll explore the fascinating remains of King Herod’s palace, including the Roman-style bathhouse 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 lunch at a resort hotel. (Optional spa treatments available.)
  • Lunch is included in your Dead Sea activity.
  • Ein Gedi Nature Reserve – A spectacular natural desert oasis, where you can get up close with the stunning array of desert flora, take a dip in a refreshing desert spring, and cool off under a breathtaking waterfall.
  • Return to Jerusalem
  • 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 using virtual reality images.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

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 JERUSALEM / DEPARTURE — SUNDAY, MAY 31ST 

 

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning at Leisure – Squeeze in as much of Jerusalem as you can before it’s time to head home:
    • Go shopping for souvenirs at the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall
    • Walk the Ramparts of the Old City 
    • Visit the Israel Museum and see the Dead Sea Scrolls on display
  • Transfer to the airport – Your driver will meet you just outside your hotel and drive you to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home.

 

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