Family trip to Israel sample itinerary: Tel Aviv Jaffa coast

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Family trip to Israel sample itinerary

DAY 1
Arrival: Tel Aviv

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

Transfer to your hotel

Afternoon and evening at leisure

Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 2
Tel Aviv – Jaffa

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

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.

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

Lunch en route, on your own.

Bicycle (or Segway) Tour – Cruise the seafront and the tree-lined streets of Tel Aviv-Yaffo and get a unique perspective on Israel’s most vibrant metropolis. Enjoy the architectural and cultural sights as well as the beach!

Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 3
Coastal Plain

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

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

Daliyat al-Carmel – Visit a Druze village and learn about the Druze community and their culture as you share a traditional homemade lunch with a local family in their home.

Lunch with Druze family included

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.

Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: North

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DAY 4
Golan & Upper Galilee

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Banias Nature Reserve – Experience the majesty of Israel’s largest and most powerful waterfall and view the ruins of the ancient civilizations who also experienced this region’s great cultural and economic significance.

Lunch en route, on your own.

Golan Heights Jeep Tour – Go off-road through the stunning mountain landscapes of the Golan and enjoy unrivaled views of some of the historical and political landmarks.

Rafting Adventure – Enjoy this opportunity to cool off and take in the exquisite scenery surrounding the Jordan River.

Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: North

DAY 5
Jordan Valley

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

Galita Chocolate Farm – Your visit to Galita at Kibbutz Deganya Bet includes a fascinating film, hands-on chocolate workshop, and fun chocolate activity for the whole family. Enjoy a tour of the kibbutz as well.

Gan HaShlosha National Park – Take a dip in naturally warm springs shaded by lush palm trees and surrounded by greenery and learn why some people believe that this is the real-life location of the Garden of Eden.

Lunch en route, on your own.

Scenic drive to Jerusalem.

Dinner on your own and evening at leisure in Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 6
Jerusalem Old City

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

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

Davidson Center – Imagine what it might have felt like to walk through the ancient walled city of Jerusalem before its destruction.

Lunch en route, on your own

Jewish Quarter – Explore the rich history and culture of the Jewish people through the many fascinating historical, archaeological, and religious landmarks.

The Western Wall (Kotel) – Feel the other-worldly air surrounding the holiest site in the world for the Jewish people. Many choose to write a prayer on a slip of paper and leave it in the cracks of the wall.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 7
Jerusalem

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Yad Vashem – 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 at Israel’s official Holocaust memorial site.

Shuk Mahane Yehuda Tasting Tour – Taste your way through the crowded rows of stalls at Jerusalem’s largest and most highly-trafficked open-air market.

Tasting tour includes lunch.

ATV Adventure – Feel the adrenaline on 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.

Delicious BBQ feast included after your ATV adventure.

Evening at leisure in Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem

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DAY 8
Judean Desert

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Masada – Enjoy your scenic ascent and discover the story of heroism and martyrdom during the Roman siege on this mountain fortress.

Dead Sea – Float in the hypersaline water and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of weightlessness in the mineral-rich water at the lowest spot on earth.

Lunch en route, on your own.

Ein Gedi Nature Reserve – Get up close to the stunning array of desert flora, take a dip in a refreshing desert spring, and cool off under a breathtaking waterfall.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 9
Shfela

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.

Lunch en route, on your own.

Latrun – Visit the memorial site for the Israeli Armored Corps, where you’ll learn about its history while you check out (and climb on) the huge display of tanks.

Camel Excursion – Get ready for a thrilling desert adventure, on four knobby-kneed legs. Don’t forget your camera.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 10
Departure Day

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Day at Leisure – Enjoy a day of self-guided exploration and relaxation. Here are some suggestions:

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

Shopping Time – Stroll down the iconic Ben Yehuda Street, Mamilla pedestrian mall, or Old City shuk for some local goodies and souvenirs.

Old City Ramparts Walk – Experience the Old City from a completely different angle: looking down into the walled city from above the ancient fortification.

Biblical Zoo – Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and variety of informative animal exhibits.

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

We hope to welcome you back to Israel soon!

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