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Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Group Tour

Group Size

10 - 40 People

Languages

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Overview

PEERLESS TRAVEL is proud to offer our Ultimate Family Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Experience

On this most comprehensive family tour offered in North America, you’ll be amazed, delighted, and intrigued as each day unfolds. Meticulous planning by our team of experts ensures a perfect blend of history, archaeology, adventure, action, and just pure fun!

Join us for a life-altering experience you will never forget.

Itinerary

Day 1         March 10, 2022 - Meet at the Airport

Enjoy the farewell hugs of friends and loved ones, meet fellow travelers and board our long-anticipated Journey

Day 2         March 11, 2022 - Welcome to Israel!

Dinner

Our representative will meet us at Ben Gurion Airport, facilitate our customs clearance, and join us on our deluxe tour bus bound for Tel Aviv. On our way to Tel Aviv, we will visit the old port city of Jaffa; you will have a breathtaking view of the modern Tel Aviv and the ancient/modern contrast of both cities. You will want to stroll through the narrow picturesque streets of this old city, view the Art Galleries, and enjoy the special Mediterranean ambiance. Back to the hotel and prepare for our traditional Shabbat dinner.

Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day 3         March 12, 2022 - Leisure in Tel Aviv

Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely morning walking tour to Ben Gurion Blvd and visit Ben Gurion’s home in Tel Aviv. In the museum, you will have a chance to look into his private and public life with lots of books and pictures, all the items that belonged to Paula & David Ben Gurion are in the house. Continue to the Old Port of Tel Aviv, recently renovated and center of cultural life, bustling with restaurants. In the afternoon transfer to ‘Sarona’, the recently opened Historical center situated in the area settled by German Templers in the mid-19th century; which is now the new entertainment district in the heart of Tel Aviv. Enjoy the shops and cafes while learning about the Templers in Palestine as well as the architectural restoration work.

Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day 4        March 13, 2022 - Tel Aviv - Archeological Dig

Breakfast

Dinner

After your delicious buffet breakfast (this may be the best one yet…), we’ll drive to nearby Rehovot and the Machon Ayalon, the pre-state underground ammunition factory and see how the early Israelis prepared for battle under the noses of the British Army – from past responses, this is invariably a highlight of the trip! From here you’ll head to the ancient city Beit Guvrin and the chance to join a real archaeological dig at the neighboring Bell-Caves of Tel Maresha. As we make our way back to Tel Aviv, we’ll visit the famed Carmel Market, the Nachlat Binyamin promenade, have authentic Israeli falafel, mingle with the crowd, and become immersed in this bustling scene. We’ll get you back to the hotel in plenty of time to have a rest.

Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day 5         March 14, 2022 - Tiberias, Caesarea, Haifa

Breakfast

Dinner

After breakfast, journey to the seacoast of Caesarea, the port city built by King Herod. The seaside setting and fascinating ruins make this special stop – the newly excavated hippodrome is the best-preserved in Israel. While here we’ll take in a new multi-media presentation that depicts the history of this ancient city, Herod’s “jewel on the sea”. From here we’ll travel to Haifa and the beautiful Mediterranean coast. You’ll see the lovely Baha’i Shrine and its spectacular Persian gardens. Drive to Safed, the birthplace of Kabala and home to wonderful, tiny synagogues and a thriving colony of artists.

Overnight: Pastoral Kfar Blum.

Day 6         March 15, 2022 - Galilee - Golan jeep tour

Breakfast

Dinner

Today our journey through the Golan starts… what a blast! We hope to share a rare treat – subject to the political situation, we’ve arranged to visit an Army Base, speak with the soldiers who defend the northern borders, and observe the life of an active combat unit! From this once-in-a-lifetime experience, we’ll head down from the heights of the Golan, taking in spectacular views of the area as we make our way to Tel Dan.

A town that has seen many different occupants in the course of 6000 years, its setting in the lush valley supplied by the Dan River makes it one of the loveliest visits to the North. For a little excitement, it’s time to get off the beaten path – we’ve got a jeep tour that will run us up the Golan Heights following the same route taken by Israel’s defenders when they took the heights during the 1967 Six-Day War. As we continue on, we’ll pass through Katzrin, the central city of the Golan, and arrive back in Kfar Blum. We’ll spend the night here.

Overnight: Pastoral Kfar Blum.

Day 7         March 16, 2022 - Galilee

Breakfast

Dinner

Today, we head south… As we wind our way along the Jordan Valley, our first stop is Beit Shean, the largest excavated Roman city in the Middle East. Its magnificent Amphitheatre is still used for performances and the evidence of the earthquake that destroyed the city in 749 is most impressive. We’ll head to Kfar Kedem a recreated biblical village that offers a glimpse into the daily lives of our ancestors. Heading to Jerusalem and before dinner this evening the families will meet the Rabbi and the bar/bat mitzvah children will have a chance to visit with him and rehearse individually.

Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 8        March 17, 2022 - Masada Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony

Breakfast

Lunch

This is the day you came for and we’ve made sure that it’s everything you’ve hoped for and more. We’ll depart early — before dawn, you’ll board a cable car and ascend the face of Masada to witness one of the most glorious sunrises imaginable – the ruins around you seem almost to glow…. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah service will take place in a special area, shaded and looking out over the great expanse of desert. Your child holds center stage and the setting could not be more appropriate. Following the service, after the photos, after the hugs, take time to wander the site – from the palace of Herod, the early synagogue, and the remains of the Roman siege camps, this is a marvelous chance to reflect on our shared history. Departing Masada, our next destination is the enchanting oasis of Ein Gedi, one of the most important of Israel’s many nature preserves. Now it’s time to play… Eretz Bereshit (Genesis Land) and our Desert Experience, promises a day of fun and relaxation. Here we’ll meet the Bedouin – people for whom the desert is home — a caravan of camels will carry us across the parched landscape toward a traditional “Chafla” lunch. We depart the desert and continue to Jerusalem.

Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 9         March 18, 2022 - Jerusalem New City

Breakfast

Dinner

We’ll start the day with Yad Vashem, the nation’s memorial to victims of the holocaust is an appropriate next stop. We’ll receive an introductory lecture, tour the exhibits and grounds and participate in a moving “Yizkor” (memorial) service. A short drive will bring us to Har (Mount) Herzl, the military cemetery and final resting place of Theodore Herzl and many of Israel’s leaders. The rest of the day we’ll celebrate the vital city Jerusalem has become. A visit to Machane Yehuda market – strolling the alleys of the market, taking in incredible mounds of spices, fruit, and nuts, tasting local – made halva, ice cream, fresh fruit drinks – a trip to the supermarket back home will never seem the same again. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish. In the evening we’ll make our way back to the Western Wall and join in Friday night prayer – an experience you’ll remember forever. Tonight we’ll share a traditional Shabbat dinner, conversation, and maybe another stroll.

Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 10         March 19, 2022 - Jerusalem at leisure

Breakfast

Dinner

Today is yours to spend at leisure. For some, a rest or catch up with friends and relatives might be just the thing, for others, a Shabbat service or a wander through the modern city’s sites might beckon. Those who wish may join us for a morning walking tour through some of the Old City of Jerusalem’s diverse neighborhoods. Be sure to leave a little time to rest up. Tonight we’ve planned a Festive Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration in honor of the hard work and dedication the children have shown. A specially arranged dinner planned around the freshest of local bounty and live entertainment (subject to group size) will make it a night to remember.

Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 11         March 20, 2022 - Jerusalem Old City

Breakfast

Dinner

This morning we’ll head to Mount Scopus for a stunning, panoramic view of Jerusalem and gain a sense of the old city and the day’s journey. We’ll enter the Old City through the Jewish Quarter and walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. As you stroll this ancient street, our expert guide will bring to life the people and the events of the period. We’ll wander through the twisting streets of the Quarter and arrive at the Davidson Centre where you’ll be treated to a computer imaging presentation of the Temple through time. With a short walk, you’ll find yourself in the center of the Jewish world – we’ll explore the Kotel – the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, the Southern Wall, and exciting new excavations revealing the shops beneath the storied Robinson’s Arch. The Rabbinical Tunnel, running along the western wall of the Temple Mount, will bring us back to today’s Jerusalem and a chance to relax and reflect.

Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 12         March 21, 2022 - Return to North America or Extend your trip

Breakfast

You’ve packed a lot into this short time and provided the kids and yourselves with memories for a lifetime. It’s a long flight, but home is on the other end

Price

All rates in US Dollars
Rates are based on $4,399 per person when sharing a Double Room

 

*Total Rates for Families that include a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child Tour Date Land Tour Rate
Family of 3 (2 parents, 1 BM child in 1 room) Pay for 2 persons March 10 – March 21 $8,798
Family of 4 (3 Persons, 1 BM child- 2 rooms) Pay for 3 persons March 10 – March 21 $13,197
Family of 5 (4 Persons, 1BM child- 2 rooms) Pay for 4 persons March 10 – March 21 $17,596
PRICE IN USD
* No additional discount applies for non Bar/Bat Mitzvah children in rooms above
** Maximum ONE Free Bar/Bat Mitzvah child per family

 

A Single Supplement surcharge of $1,791 is added to the base price for a single person in a room

Terms and Important information

Air transportation is available from anywhere in the USA and Canada. Airport transfers are included on the scheduled tour dates. Passengers arriving earlier and departing later will receive transfers if pre and post hotels are booked by Peerless Travel Inc. No refunds are made for missed sightseeing tours, missed transfers, or unused hotel accommodations on our summer tours.

Payments

Credit cards are accepted for all deposits, payments for the tour, insurance, and air transportation. Partial payments can be made in Israel Bonds!

Registration

A deposit of $450 US per person is required to secure space on the tour and is not required for the Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Celebrant (Deposit becomes non-refundable 90 days prior to departure).

Insurance

Insurance will be issued 90 days prior to departure to protect your deposits and subsequent payments.

Passports

Must be valid six months from the date of return. If you are not a US or Canadian passport holder please check visa requirements.

Cancellation Policy

The deposit is 100% refundable up to 90 days prior to departure. Land services are subject to a 50% cancellation fee up to 14 days prior to departure and 75% 14 days or less, prior to departure.

Peerless Travel has gained an excellent reputation operating Family Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tours. In order to maintain this reputation, we wish to advise you that minor changes may be made in the itinerary or the accommodations. These changes may occur prior to departure and even during the Tour itself. The changes are usually a result of insufficient space, changes in site schedules, safety and ease of transportation, or the inability of the supplier to provide services to meet our standards. We will make every effort to ensure that any changes made to the Tour comply with our high standards.

Time Table

Please note that the itinerary or even accommodations could change according to conditions.

  • Registration
  • Finalize extensions of stay, additional tours, and other individual arrangements. It is highly recommended to finalize these arrangements no later than 6 months before departure!!
  • Final payments must be made 30 days prior to departure
  • Travel insurance must be issued 3 months prior to departure

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Old City special tour
  • New Herodian Excavations
  • The City of David
  • The Rabbinical Tunnel
  • Desert Adventure
  • Archaeological Dig
  • Camel ride in the Negev
  • BM Ceremony at Masada
  • Rehearsal with Rabbi prior to Ceremony
  • Certificate from the State of Israel
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony
  • Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Celebration Dinner party
  • Target shooting
  • Jeep Ride through the Golan Heights
  • Hiking at Ein Gedi waterfall
  • Special Shehecheyanu Welcome in Jerusalem
  • Har Ben Tal observation point
  • Army base visit.
  • Meeting families and making memories that last a Lifetime.

DELUXE HOTELS

  • Tel Aviv Carlton
  • Jerusalem The Orient
  • Pastoral Kfar Blum Kibbutz Guesthouse

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance at airport upon arrival & departure
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 10 nights Deluxe Hotels & Kibbutz Guesthouse.
  • Israeli Buffet Breakfast daily, 7 dinners & 1 lunch
  • 8 days sightseeing in a Deluxe air-conditioned coach according to suggested program.
  • English speaking guide on all touring days.
  • Entrance fees to all sites and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Rabbi service for the BM ceremony at Masada
  • Gratuities to all porters and waiters
  • Services of our office in Israel
  • Gratuities to Guide and driver
  • Meals and drinks not included in the program
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Air transportation is available from USA?
Yes, Air transportation is available from anywhere in USA and Canada
Airport transfers are included?
Airport transfers are included on the scheduled tour dates. Passengers arriving earlier and departing later will receive transfers if pre and post hotels are booked by Peerless.
Refunds are made for missed sightseeing tours?
No refunds are made for missed sightseeing tours, missed transfers or unused hotel accommodations on our tours.
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