Explore Jerusalem at your family’s pace

For many families, Jerusalem is the centerpiece of their private Israel tour. With so much to see and do, it makes sense to plan your visit around your family’s interests and travel preferences.

Family Trip to Jerusalem

A family visit to Jerusalem can be a life-changing experience. In a city as steeped in religious, historical, cultural, and geopolitical significance, it would be easy to spend weeks there and never run out of things to do. Of course, most families don’t have weeks to spend in Jerusalem, and, with so many other places to visit in Israel, it’s crucial to plan your time there wisely.

Our approach to trip planning is simple: we know every family has different needs and interests, so we’ll customize your itinerary around you. We’ll work to strike a good balance that takes into consideration every family member’s mobility and energy levels. We’ll keep the pace comfortable and match your family with a private tour guide who specializes in multi-generational tours. We know how to keep everyone engaged while creating meaningful and enriching Israel experiences for the whole family.

Variety of options

A trip to the capital of Israel can undoubtedly provide both religious and secular experiences, as well as historical and contemporary ones. But you may feel daunted by the considerable variety of options offered by Jerusalem and find it difficult to accurately plan your trip.

Dekel Tours organizes custom family trips to Israel and will design your trip to Jerusalem while ensuring that it will be perfect for your family’s requirements and interests. We have a vast experience in planning family-oriented vacations with an emphasis on the choice of sites, activities, and attractions that will interest all of the family members, according to everyone’s rhythm – children or adults.

Private tour guide

Jerusalem is sacred to the three monotheistic religions and offers its visitors a rich selection of history, culture, archaeology, and architectural sites. During the trip designed for you by Dekel Tours, you will be accompanied by an experienced private tour guide who will spice up your tour with fascinating stories and historical, cultural, and nature-related facts, all relevant to the tour and your location. Your tour guide will use language suitable for adults and children alike. Dekel Tours’ experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the city. They will capture the attention of both adults and children and direct it to the most fascinating subjects, turning the entire experience into a fun and unifying trip.

Tours for all ages

Among the exciting attractions in Jerusalem, there is an experiential tour for all ages – a walk on and along the walls of the Old City. This is an exciting stroll that provides a magnificent view. In addition, you can take a tour in the City of David, where you will see impressive archaeology from the times of King David, and walk along the underground aqueduct constructed by King Hezekiah to bring water to Jerusalem and protect against sieges.

Machne Yehuda Market

Time to take a break! A tour of Machne Yehuda Market in the center of the city is an authentic and unique Jerusalem experience for the entire family. The alleys of the market offer colors and fragrances, a delightful atmosphere that will sweep you off your feet into a most splendid adventure of food and bargaining.

The Biblical Zoo

Another great attraction for a family trip to Jerusalem is the Biblical Zoo, which is specifically constructed to present the animals in their natural environment, in order to offer the closest possible conditions to their original habitat. The animals are not caged but in specially-designed enclosures, and between the visitors and the animals there are ditches that prevent contact between them. The zoo is divided into areas, and each area features animals of a certain category (for example, the continent from which they are from).

Gazelle Valley

Jerusalem also has beautiful green areas such as the Gazelle Valley, a natural home for three herds of gazelles, a variety of animals, and local vegetation. The Jerusalem Bird Observatory also serves as a natural habitat and source of attraction for thousands of birds that can be observed in their natural setting.

Celebrating a special event in Jerusalem

You might be celebrating a special event, such as Bar or Bat Mitzvah, and see this tour as an opportunity to connect with your Jewish roots and mark the special occasion in a special place. Jerusalem is the perfect place to do so and offers plenty of venues and activities to include as part of your celebrations.

Dekel Tours will take care of all the arrangements related to the ceremony – at the Western Wall or any other site you prefer – and any celebratory meals and activities. In addition, we can organize tours and trips to the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem, and other sites such as the Knesset or an IDF military base to meet with soldiers.

Jerusalem offers a variety of tours and attractions, and there is no possible way to see it all in one trip. It is however possible to design a well-balanced and well-paced itinerary, which will cover all of the highlights and give you a good overview of the city, its history, and culture.

Dekel Tours offers free trip consultation in order to understand what best interests you. We take your family’s interests and requirements into consideration when designing the perfect tour package for you. Our tours are all-inclusive and we look after your sleeping arrangements, transportation, tour guides, tours and activities, restaurants, and more. Whether you are interested in history and culture, nature, extreme sports, gastronomy, or anything else – your tour will reflect those wishes. Dekel Tours will organize the most suitable tour according to your interests and values and those of your family.


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