First and most important, Mazal Tov to the Bar Mitzvah boy !
Our Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah tour packages are created for families who seek a way to celebrate the momentous occasion with a spiritually uplifting experience here in Israel. The important event can combine a family vacation in Israel, exciting destinations with many cultural attractions and sites that range from the ancient to the modern.
We will create a meaningful celebration and ceremony for your child and the whole family.
See the sample itinerary below for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah tour. The itinerary can be customized to suit your personal preferences. For further details, please click the “Send Request” button and ask for a quote through the contact us form.
Tour Route: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem , Dead Sea
Arrival at Ben Gurion airport, assistance and transfer to Tel Aviv.
Rise and shine Bar Mitzvah boy. See the sun rise and take an early morning swim in the Mediterranean Sea and a stroll along the promenade. Experience Tel Aviv awaken slowly with its runners and walkers. Watch the coffee shops fill up slowly and the people rush off to work.
Explore the fun and serious sides of Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps. From the streets of Neve Tzedek, through the old port and city of Jaffa, the Nahalat Binyamin Artists Market and the Carmel food market with its smells, colors and sounds. Does the Bar Mitzvah boy like fresh fruit? Have a fresh fruit juice, a freshly baked beigel or a boureka with pickles and a hard-boiled egg and taste a falafel – a pitta with delicious falafel balls and humous.
Visit the Jewish Diaspora Museum. Try and find your family’s roots and add your family’s information to the museum’s database. Visit the Yitzhak Rabin memorial, the Ben Gurion Museum – the first Prime Minister of Israel, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
A short drive brings you to Ganei Yehoshua, named in honor of the late mayor of Tel Aviv, Yehoshua Rabinowitz. Consider it Tel Aviv’s version of ‘Central Park’, except instead of being in the heart of the city, it is almost at its edge , as you head out in a northerly direction. The park offers children of all ages a variety of outlets to exert their energies. However, the real gem here is a place called the Zapari. An obvious play on the word tzipor (bird) and safari, it is a wonderful green oasis with a large range of birds.
Take a boat ride on the Yarkon River.
Drive to Banias, for a walk in the nature reserve. Take in the vastness of the Hermon Mountain (known as Grandpa), the highest mountain in Israel. See the Jordan River waters running off from Mt. Hermon. Sit down near the shady banks of the river, taste the sweet Turkish coffee brewed on the spot, look at the varied flora and listen to the song of the bird. Take a kayak ride along the Jordan River. Dear Bar Mitzvah boy, be prepared for a really soaking wet experience.
Visit the Golan Heights: see the former Syrian strongholds overlooking the Sea of Galilee, and visit the “Golan Magic”, a multimedia show which lets you experience the scenery, the people, the sites and the history of the Golan Heights. On the way back you can stop at Manara cliff, and ascend by cable car (the longest cable car ride in the country) for a beautiful view of the Hula Valley. The lower station is 90 meters above sea level and the upper station is 840 meters above sea level.
If you still have the energy, hop off at each stop, hike, climb a wall, ride an omega, do rappelling and follow BMX bike trails. Bar Mitzvah boy – show everyone what you can do.
One last stop in nature in the north brings us to the Hula Valley. The experience of the noise, the feeding and nesting patterns of the thousands of migrating birds is unforgettable. Hear the cannon fire so that the birds won’t stay too long and eat all the fish in the fish ponds.
Drive to Safed, visit the synagogues and the artists quarter. Bar Mitzvah boy, you can practice your prayrers in preparation for the ceremony at the Wailing Wall.
Visit Rosh Pina, one of the oldest settlements in Israel where the old houses have been beautifully preserved as have their cobblestone streets.
Stop at the shores of the Sea of Galilee, also known as Kinneret, which is the largest freshwater lake in Israel, and it is approximately 53 km in circumference, about 21 km long, and 13 km wide. The lake receives water from the Hatsbani, Banias, Dan and Jordan Rivers. Have a swim or a paddle.
Drive to Capharnaum on the northern shores of the Kinneret and visit the ancient synagogue. Continue via Tiberias to Zippori National Park, site of the Talmudic town of Zippori with the famous mosaic referred to as the “Mona Lisa of the Galilee.” Zippori was the administrative and intellectual capital of Galilee, known as the “city of peace'”.
Drive to Beit Shean, one of the most impressive archeological parks in the countries, and visit the huge site of the ancient city of Scythopolis destroyed by an earthquake.
Continue via the Jordan Valley up to Jerusalem. Stop for the Shehecayanu ceremony before checking in at hotel. Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. For all visitors, but especially for the Bar Mitzvah boy, this is a very spiritual moment.
Once you have checked in, have a family dinner and then a walking tour at night on the walls of Old Jerusalem when you will hear all about one of the oldest cities in the world and the numerous conquerors who left their mark.
Wake up to the peace of Shabbat in Jerusalem. Make your way to the Wailing Wall where the Bar Mitzvah ceremony will take place. Don’t forget to bring along lots of sweets so your guests can throw them at you at the end of the ceremony. Have a hearty lunch and celebration with your family and friends.
Enter the Old City through one of its gates and visit the Wailing Wall. Descend to the tunnels which tell the story of Jerusalem. Visit the Jewish Quarter with the Cardo (ancient Roman road), the synagogues and the bazaars. Visit Mt Zion, the Tomb of King David and the Mt. Zion Cable Car. Visit the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, also known as the Citadel.
Visit Mt. Herzl, hear about how Theodore Herzl’s dream of Israel and how others buried there made his vision come true. Visit the new Herzl Museum provides a spectacular audio-visual encounter with the visionary of the Jewish State and allows you to share, through movement, Herzl’s daring aspirations and his turbulent personal journey, which make visitors feel as if they have shared in the challenge of his legacy.
In the Israel Museum you can see the restored Model of Jerusalem at the time of the second temple, and visit the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Visit the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem.
Drive past the Mount of Olives and learn that the 150,000 people buried in the large Jewish cemetery dating back approximately 3,000 years are waiting for the Messiah to arrive. See the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) with the Menorah, the colorful and vibrant market or the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo.
A visit to the colorful Mahane Yehuda market place and to the Orthodox quarter of Mea Shearim will show other various sides of Jerusalem.
Bar Mitzvah boy – Make sure to turn in early tonight as you have to rise and shine before sunrise and start climbing the snake trail up to Masada, Herod’s desert fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Drive via the Judean Desert in the direction of the Dead Sea. Climb the snake trail up to Masada. Hear the story of Jewish martyrdom against the Roman army after the destruction of the Second and see the light and sound show. See also Herod’s palaces, the bath-house, warehouses etc.
Visit Quman, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found, where an audio-visual presentation will show you how the ancient Essenes lived. Continue to the Ein Gedi nature reserve, a tropical oasis in the Judean Desert, with rich fauna and flora (it is often possible to see ibexes watching the visitors.
Arrive at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Experience a float in the water after spreading mineral mud all over you.
Drive to Latrun and visit the Tank Museum, created through the initiative of veteran commanders of the armored corps. This is a story of initiative and persistence. Visit Mini-Israel, where you can walk among 350 miniature reproductions of Israel’s main sites and monuments which you will have seen during your Bar Mitzvah tour of Jerusalem. You will recognize the sites as a veteran.
A short ride from Jerusalem, spend time in the beautiful countryside. Where, music, caves, theology, sculpture, archaeological replicas and ancient agricultural methods provide much enjoyment in natural surroundings. Beit Shemesh and Beit Jamal, Ein Karem, and Sataf are just some of the wonders that await you.
Day at leisure in Jerusalem.
There are so many more tour options for you. All you have to do is let us know what you would like and we will tailor make the tour so that your Bar Mitzvah in Israel will be memorable.
Once again, Mazal Tov to the Bar Mitzvah boy and his family !!