10 Days Classic Israel

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 10 Days Classic Israel

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DAY 1 Monday

FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV

Overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Get ready to enjoy one of the best tours you have ever had in your lifetime. IBMT, with its own operations office in Jerusalem is dedicated to give you personal service to each and every one of you.


DAY 2 Tuesday

BEN GURION / JERUSALEM

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a IBMT Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem


DAY 3 Wednesday

DAY 3 Wednesday

JERUSALEM : OLD CITY

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives. Drive to the Old City; Visit the tomb of King David and the room of Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel's Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square.
Overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 4 Thursday

DAY 4 Thursday

JERUSALEM : NEW CITY

Drive to the Israel Museum; Visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period; Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim , the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular "Sound & Light Show" at the Tower of David museum (weather conditions permitting). Dinner & Overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 5 Friday

DAY 5 Friday

QUMRAN / MASADA / DEAD SEA

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 A.D. Descend by cable car Continue to the Dead Sea; Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea* that many believe has its therapeutic effects (*weather permitting). Overnight in Tel Aviv.


DAY 6 Saturday

DAY 6 Saturday

TEL AVIV AT LEISURE

Breakfast and free day at leisure in Tel Aviv.


DAY 7 Sunday

CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / DRUZE VILLAGE / HAIFA

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city, Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Golden domed Bahai shrine and Gardens. Lunch; Dinner & Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.


DAY 8 Monday

DAY 8 Monday

SAFED / GOLAN HEIGHTS / WINERY

Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and artists' colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting; Proceed to Kessem Hagolan, a multimedia presentation of the area and its history. Dinner & Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse


DAY 9 Tuesday

SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH / CAPERNAUM

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation. Continue to Tiberias; visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter. Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Overnight in Tel Aviv.


DAY 10 Wednesday

DEPART TEL AVIV

After breakfast transfer to Ben Gurion airport for your departure back home.


Dates & Rates


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21 Aug 201722 Aug 201730 Aug 2017$1908$2771$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Aug 201729 Aug 201706 Sep 2017$1770$2520$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Sep 201705 Sep 201713 Sep 2017$1770$2520$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Sep 201712 Sep 201720 Sep 2017$1770$2520$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
16 Oct 201717 Oct 201725 Oct 2017$1770$2520$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Oct 201724 Oct 201701 Nov 2017$1770$2520$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Oct 201731 Oct 201708 Nov 2017$1770$2520$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Nov 201707 Nov 201715 Nov 2017$1770$2520$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Nov 201714 Nov 201722 Nov 2017$1740$2439$1100BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Nov 201721 Nov 201729 Nov 2017$1708$2374$1100BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Nov 201728 Nov 201706 Dec 2017$1708$2374$1100BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Dec 201705 Dec 201713 Dec 2017$1708$2374$1100BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Dec 201712 Dec 201720 Dec 2017$1708$2374$1100BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Dec 201719 Dec 201727 Dec 2017$1659$2320$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Dec 201726 Dec 201703 Jan 2018$1687$2370$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Jan 201802 Jan 201810 Jan 2018$1687$2370$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Jan 201809 Jan 201817 Jan 2018$1603$2219$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Jan 201816 Jan 201824 Jan 2018$1603$2219$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Jan 201823 Jan 201831 Jan 2018$1603$2219$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Jan 201830 Jan 201807 Feb 2018$1603$2219$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Feb 201806 Feb 201814 Feb 2018$1603$2219$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Feb 201813 Feb 201821 Feb 2018$1603$2219$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Feb 201820 Feb 201828 Feb 2018$1603$2219$1200BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Feb 201827 Feb 201807 Mar 2018$1694$2383$1200BOOK THIS TOUR

Inclusions


Included services:

  • Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 8 nights accommodation 
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 1 Lunch at a Druze village on Sunday
  • 2 Dinners in Kibbutz Lavi
  • 6 touring days as per itinerary with English speaking guide
  • Dinner in Jerusalem on Thursday followed by a Sound and Light show at David Citadel
  • Transportation and Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary

 

Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/drivers & hotel staff
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal extras on meals not mentioned above

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Testimonials

The IBMT Bar Mitzvah tour was fantastic! It was the perfect blend of family time and peer group time, of sites with religious/historic significance and just plain fun. The guide was personable and informative, and even the bus driver was great. All the details were attended to and you didn’t have to concern yourself with or worry about a thing. It was a true vacation. We would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are going to Eilat, Petra is a must!

Marcia, Eli and Max Lawrence, Chicago, IL

I want to thank you for a most fabulous trip/experience/adventure ! We had a great time !! And so enjoyed and appreciated so many of the wonderful surprises that IBMT had for us ! The bar Mitzvah day was amazing and the party that night an absolute thrill !!!! What a memory ! The hotels were great! We saw/ learned and did so much in 2 weeks ! What a great time ! What great people on our trip, what a fascinating country .

Lisa Weinberg, Toronto, Canada

We returned from our trip yesterday and are now recovering from jet lag.
We had a great time and both believe this was one of the best vacations we have ever taken. I expected to enjoy Israel, but not to the extent that I did. The trip was well-planned, full of activities and we greatly enjoyed the tour guide, Nadav.
Thank you for putting together such a wonderful trip. We have friends considering a Bar Mitzvah trip for their grandchildren and will recommend IBMT to them.

Kathy Mattes, San Francisco

How to I begin to thank you for an awesome Bar Mitzvah Tour that literally has changed my soul. I love Israel and will seriously get behind doing whatever I can do to help our state. I am a proud American but my heart belongs to Israel. We had an experience that was like none other, we enjoyed our group immensely and Natalie is a golden jewel, never to be cast off as she held us all together and so knowledgeable about every aspect. She is quite the tour guide! And our driver great too.

Joan Ross, Palm Spring, CA

Hi Ornan,

"Opting to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah this summer with IBMT is one of the best decisions we've ever made.  The itinerary took us to places around the country that I've never experienced on previous trips to Israel.  Experiencing our son's bar mitzvah atop Masada as opposed to a more rushed, crowded experience at the wall truly sets IBMT apart from other tour companies.  The professionalism of the IBMT staff both in North America and Israel was superb...everything was incredibly well organized and we were heartened by IBMT's level of diligence in ensuring that every hotel and restaurant fully accommodated our son's food allergies.  Our tour guide Natalie was the highlight of the trip -- she is warm, incredibly knowledgeable, and tailored the experience for everyone's needs.  The other families on our tour were excellent, excellent people and we've made friendships that will last for many years to come."

Warm regards,

David M Zimmerman, Jericho, NY - 2017

To Ornan and  IBMT Tours staff,

We just got back from tour with IBMT for our Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel.

We are so glad we have chosen the right company for our tour as I can’t express my words of how wonderful this tour company was, starting before we left, the personal service they showed here back home and later the service in Israel with our great tour guide Natalie who was so informative on every place we went and what we saw. It was so wonderful to listen to a person with so much knowledge, she made it very interesting for all of us to enjoy and we all became one big family.
Fun, Excitement & Connection, IBMT you are more then that.

Everyone took care of each other looking after the children, everyone pitched in
“Just like one Big Mishpucha”

I would like to thank you Ornan for a great tour that you have provided for me and my family in Israel.

Chana Pulvermacher, Brooklyn, NY - 2017

Dear Ornan,

We recently returned from our IBMT - Israel Bar - Bat Mitzvah Tour.  We loved it. 

Natalie did everything a guide should do and more. She is very knowledgeable, well spoken and fun. She interacted well with everyone....parents,  grandparents,  aunts and uncles and definitely the kids. All our accommodations were first class. The touring was well planned and comprehensive. 

Thank you very much.

Sincerely, 

 

Ruth Baruch and Gary Satz , Hollywood. FL

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