PRIVATE FAMILY TRIP TO JERUSALEM
Explore Jerusalem at your family’s pace
Family Trip to Jerusalem
When you are considering a family trip with children and older adults, where mobility and energy levels might differ from person to person, it’s natural to be concerned whether the itinerary you create might be too tiring for some or boring and too slow-paced for others. To avoid any disappointments about your visit to Israel, we recommend getting in touch with a local tour operator ahead of your trip. After an initial consultation, your designated Tour Specialist will put together your customized itinerary taking into account all family members and their potential physical restrictions or levels of interest.
Jerusalem and its surroundings offer a wide selection of sites, views, and attractions, which are suitable for all ages but which also make it difficult to pace your touring days without overloading them and in order to keep everyone in the group equally interested, rested, and entertained. Read on to find out how we at Dekel Tours plan our clients’ family trips to Israel, and which activities we recommend to them to make sure their children, as well as adults, get the most out of their trip.
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).
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.
Many Jewish families worldwide choose to celebrate their son’s Bar Mitzvah in Israel, as there is no place more exciting and connected with Judaism than the land of Israel.