Davis Elijah Ross – Bar Mitzvah Tour
June 27 – July 4, 2023
Davis Elijah Ross
|Selina Beach||Tel Aviv||June 27–28, 2023 (1 night)||Breakfast only|
|Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar (Village Rooms)||Sea of Galilee||June 28–July 1, 2023 (3 nights)||Breakfast & Dinner|
|David Resort||Dead Sea||July 1–2, 2023 (1 night)||Breakfast & Dinner|
|Leonardo||Jerusalem||July 2–4, 2023 (2 nights)||1 night – Breakfast only|
1 night – Breakfast & Dinner
Day 1 – June 27 – Tue – Tel Aviv / Jaffa
Welcome to Israel! Meet & Assist at the airport. Transfer to your hotel for check in. Dinner on your own.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 – June 28th – Wed – Caesarea / Mt. Carmel / Akko / Rosh Hanikra
Following breakfast, we drive north along the plain of Sharon, the Mediterranean and the old coastal road Via Maris that linked Egypt and Babylon as we journey towards Galilee. We stop at Caesarea the incredible fortress city built by King Herod the Great, Visit the Roman Theatre, the Hippodrome and the Crusader City, we then travel north towards Haifa we will stop at German Colony for an incredible panoramic view of Haifa & Bahai Gardens .
Our next stop is Acre (Acco), the largest Crusader city in the country. The city is extremely well preserved and you can’t help being impressed by the incredible architecture and how it has survived. We can see the Crusader remains, the prison used under Turkish rule and the gallows which were later used under the British Mandate to hang Jews who broke the British law limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine following World War II.
We end our day at Rosh HaNikra, the most northerly point along Israel’s Mediterranean coast. We descend by cable car into the network of limestone grottoes created by the constant bombardment of waves against the rocks.
Proceed to kibbutz hotel next to the Sea of Galilee.
Day 3 – June 29th – Thu
8:30 – 9:30 am – Celebrate Bar Mitzvah Ceremony at Hamat Ancient Synagogue (organized by Benji)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cesarea Philippi – Banyas the Banias Nature Reserve contains an abundance of natural and historical beauty, from the ruins of ancient cities to the roaring Banias Waterfall – the biggest waterfall in Israel.
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Stop for Lunch (on your own)
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Kayaking at the Jordan River river experience and attraction From high-speed “kayaking” (rafting) down fast-flowing waters to lazing down the Hatzbani stream, Kfar Blum guarantees fun for the entire family.
5:00 – 7:00 pm – Safed walk through ancient sections of the city and hear stories of the Kabbalists and their ancient synagogues. Our Tzfat tour will end with a visit to its famous artists’ colony where we will meet a Kabala artist and learn about his special techniques and context.
Dinner & Overnight at hotel
Day 4 – June – 30th –Fri – Holy Sites surrounding the Sea of Galilee
On this day, we will sail on the Sea of Galilee, visit the museum of the ancient boat at Kibbutz Ginosar, visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus, visit the Church of Multiplication in Tabgha (where the Lord performed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes), and visit the Mount of Beatitudes (where Jesus taught “The Sermon on the Mount”). We’ll end our day with a visit to Yardenit, the traditional baptismal site on the Jordan River.
Remainder of the day at leisure at the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel
Day 5 – July 1st – Sat –Ein Gedi, Masada, Dead Sea
After breakfast we will depart the Sea of Galilee.
We will drive via the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea, our first stop.
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, David Waterfall – a year-round waterfall along the course of the David Stream, to which there is access by a hiking trail, for all the family. Arugot Stream –a hiking trail for good walkers runs along the length of the stream, which flows all year round, to the Hidden Waterfall and the pools at the head of the stream.
Than we will proceed to our next stop the fortress of Masada by cable car. We’ll visit the archeological finds and enjoy the palaces, bathhouses, walls and the remarkable view of the Dead Sea.
We will descend by cable car or by the Snake Path.
We continue along the shore of the Dead Sea to our hotel. We will have time to swim and float in the Dead Sea.
Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Dead Sea.
Day 6 – July 2nd – Sun – Culinary tour at Machane Yehuda
Free morning at Dead Sea, enjoy hotel spa and treatments (on your own).
11:00 am – we board the bus to travel to Jerusalem where we will begin from the top of Has Promenade. Armon Hanatziv – Segway tour – 2 hours, 8 km.
The magnificent Boardwalk is located in one of the highest locations in Jerusalem, is composed of three different routes that intertwine, and is considered one of Israel’s most beautiful tracks!!
The combination of the floating experience, wide paths particularly convenient for the Segway ride, clear refreshing air unique to Jerusalem and our fascinating guidance about Jerusalem’s beautiful landscapes is incredible!
There are two particular stops for observation of breathtaking views incorporated in the tour:
The first observation of the entire old city: the walls, the Temple Mount, the Jewish Quarter, the Kidron Valley, Mount Hztim, Scopus etc.
And the second observation of the Judean desert, the mountains of Moab, the separation wall, the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls – the picturesque Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Mount Samuel and a few other surprises.
Water is provided at both stops to all of the participants.
Then check in and to our hotel.
In the evening we will experience a Mahane Yehuda Market Culinary Tour to meet different local ethnic groups and taste some of their cultural foods.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 – July 3rd – Mon
Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel
We will start our day at Mount of Olives with its breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then proceed to an exciting tour to the site where much of the Bible was written, the City of David where everything all began…
We will walk on an underground street that was used by Jewish pilgrims, visit the Davidson Center, a beautiful archeological multi-level space in Umayyad palace, holding artifacts from Second Temple to Early Islamic periods, and experience the holiest of Jewish sites,
The Western Wall, known in Hebrew as Kotel – a time for reflections.
1:00 PM We will visit the Temple Mount (if time permits) we will tour the Mount.
We will proceed to the Jewish Quarter with a satisfying lunch on your own. Choose from a variety of restaurants and we will take some time to stroll the Jewish galleries.
From there, we will walk to the Christian Quarter to visit the world famous Holy Sepulchre Church, where Jesus was said to be crucified, laid to rest and resurrected.
Return to the hotel for dinner.
After dinner, Night Spectacular Tower of David Light Show* awaits us; a light and sound pictorial tale which stunningly combines the wonders of modern technology, the tumultuous history of Jerusalem and the beauty of the citadel at its best. (*Weather permitting.)
July 4th – Tue – Jerusalem’s New City
After breakfast, check out from our hotel.
We will then continue to the museum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, including the Valley of the Communities.
We will visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book with a display of Dead Sea Scrolls and visit the model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.
We will pass by the Knesset – Israel’s Parliament building, stop at the famous Menorah and the new home of Israel’s Supreme Court for a family photo.
Our tour end at Jaffa, with its unique, old-world atmosphere is completely different than the rest of Tel Aviv. It’s a wonderful place to visit during the day…
We will love wandering around Jaffa’s winding alleyways interspersed with art galleries, historic stone buildings, mosques and churches, the Jaffa Flea Market (Shuk Hapishpishim) and the Jaffa Port.
End of the tour at Tel Aviv central train station.
Required: Scan or take a picture (without flash) of the ID page of your passport (full page, all corners visible), then please send it to Michael at [email protected].
Note: Passport must be valid at least six months following end of tour.
Package price per adult sharing double rooms: $3,165
Package price per child (age 2-12) sharing rooms with parents: $2,100
Single Room Supplement: $978
Terms of Payment
First Payment (1/3): $350 (first non-refundable deposit) – Due by January 1, 2023 (For adult or child)
Second Payment (2/3): $1,407.50 – (50% of remaining balance) – Due by April 13, 2023 (For adult)
Second Payment (2/3): $875 – (50% of remaining balance) – Due by April 13, 2023 (For child)
Third Payment (3/3): $1,407.50 – (100% of remaining balance) – Due by May 26, 2023 (For adult)
Third Payment (3/3): $875 – (100% of remaining balance) – Due by May 26, 2023 (For child)
Single Supplement – (only for those who wish to reserve a single room at hotels) – Due by May 26, 2023
Methods of Payment
1) Credit Card, charged by Yael Adventures – Israel
2) PayPal (+2.1% PayPal fee)
Payments can be made at the bottom of this webpage.
Included from Package Price
- 7 nights in hotels according the program; first class category
- Buffet breakfast (daily)
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Deluxe motor coaches free WiFi
- Professional Tour Guide 7 Full days; English speaking
- Entrance fees to all locations indicated above in the program
- 1 bottle of water p.p.p.d. 500 cc
- Night out in Jerusalem – city tour
Excluded from Package Price
- Meet & Assist upon on arrival to Tel Aviv airport (see “Additional Services” for details, below)
- Transfer from the airport to hotel in Tel Aviv (see “Additional Services” for details, below)
- Tips to guide and driver – $100 per person (suggested split: $80 guide, $20 driver). Please provide the tips to Gabe Ross, who will hand it to the guide
- Travel Insurance
- Other things that not mentioned in the program
- Changes in itinerary might be made depending on the airlines changes in flight
Additional Services (optional)
Meet & Assist upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport – $150 supplement (from 1 to 5 people)
Private Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv – $185 supplement (from 1 to 7 people)
(If interested in reserving an additional service, please send an email to [email protected])
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COVID-19 – Information
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Yael Adventures may decide to cancel the tour for any reason. In such a case, Yael Adventures will be responsible to provide a full refund. Yael Adventures will not be responsible for and will not refund any purchases not made through Yael Adventures, e.g., airline tickets. Cancellation according to state travel advisors and/or warnings, acts of war, acts of God, natural disasters, or other reasons that are out of Yael Adventures’ control, will not be eligible for any form of refund. For cancellations by a tour leader or by individuals who registered for a trip, refunds will follow the Cancellation Fees schedule posted below.
- $350 non-refundable registration fee
- 61-75 days before the departure day: 50% of total cost
- 31-60 days before the departure day: 75% of total cost
- 0-30 days before the departure day: 100% of total cost
To register for the tour, a deposit of $350 is required. Online payments are available below.