13 Days Israel Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour (Adults only)

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Tour Overview

This tour will run with minimum of 10 people traveling
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DAY 1

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO ISRAEL

Overnight flight to Israel


DAY 2

DAY 2

ARRIVAL TO ISRAEL |’’SHEHECHYANU” BLESSINGS AND TOAST L’CHAIM

"Bruchim Habaim" and welcome to Israel. You will be warmly greeted by an IBMT Tours representative and assist you with clearing custom and escort you to yout transfer outside of the terminal. On our way to Jerusalem if time permitting, we visit Rappaport’s stunning sculpture of the “Scrolls of Fire”.followed by a visit to the top of Mount Scopus, one of the few places from which both the Dead Sea and the Dome of the Rock can be seen. Marvel at your first panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade. Together we recite the “Shehechayanu” blessing and toast l’chaim to celebrate your visit to Israel.
Group welcome dinner & Overnight Jerusalem. (Dinner)


DAY 3

DAY 3

JERUSALEM OLD CITY

The day begins with a short drive to Mt. Zion and a visit to the traditional Tomb of King David. Then, we enter the Old City via the Zion Gate and walk through the restored Jewish Quarter, passing the excavated Roman Cardo. From here, we will visit the Western wall and take a specially arranged exciting walk through the 1200-foot long Western Wall tunnels, which includes a street built at the time of King Herod and an aqueduct to bring water to the Temple from the days of the Maccabees.  Visit the City of David. Finish the day with a visit to Machne Yehuda Market (Shuk). Overnight Jerusalem. (Breakfast)


DAY 4

YAD VASHEM | ISRAEL MUSEUM | KNESSET & SUPREME COURT

After breakfast, our day begins with a somber visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust. See the poignant Children’s Pavilion, the new Holocaust Museum and the Valley of Destroyed Communities where the names of 5000 lost communities have been inscribed in the stone walls. On our way to the Israel Museum pass by the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, there stands the 5m – Seven Branched Bronze Menorah, the symbol of the Jewish people. Across the way is the modern Supreme Court Building, the highest judicial court in Israel. Proudly sitting on a hill in Givat Ram, the Israel Museum was founded in 1965. The white domed Shrine of the Book represents the lids of the jars in which the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found near Qumran. A cross the way is the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, a unique blend of Zen and Western art principles. Marvel at the meticulously recreated 1:50 Scale Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the Second Temple period which was transferred to the Israel Museum in 2006 at a cost of $3.5 million dollars. Returning to our hotel to refresh ourselves and get ready for Shabbat at the Western wall, see our the Hasidic are receiving the Shabbat at the Wall something to remember a site that you don’t see every day.

A Traditional Shabbat dinner Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem (Breakfast & dinner)


DAY 5

MASADA | DEAD SEA

Drive through the Judean Wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, some 1200 feet below sea level and continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada. An exciting 3-minute cable car ride will whisk you to the top to view the excavations of the Herodian palace, storerooms, bathhouse and water reservoirs. Visit the ruins of the small Synagogue which served the Jews of Masada and the Beit Midrash (Torah Study Hall). Your guide will retell the harrowing tale of the 967 zealots (men, women and children) who chose to commit suicide on Masada. Proceed to the Dead Sea for a relaxing time which known for its therapeutic healing. You will experience the unique sensation of "floating" in its unsinkable waters.
Overnight Jerusalem. (Breakfast)  


DAY 6

CAESARIA | HAIFA | ACRE (AKKO) | ROSH HANIKRA

Leaving Jerusalem after an early breakfast on our way to north via the ancient port city of Caesarea built by King Herod the Great about 25-13 B.C.E. Your short introduction includes the arched amphitheater and aqueduct. Continuing along the coastal plain to Haifa and view a panoramic view of the city from the Bahai Garden. The Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith, also known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, are garden terraces around the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. They are one of the most visited tourist attractions in Israel. The architect is Fariborz Sahba from Iran, the structural engineers are Karban and Co. Our next stop will be Akko, also known to Westerners as Acre. Lying on the northern edge of the Bay of Acre in northern Israel. On its present site, Akko possesses a long history of various cultures: Canaanites, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders and Arabs. Akko is a holy city in the Bahá'í Faith and in spite of its small size has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Journey to see the Rosh Hanikra grottoes which are cavernous tunnels formed by sea action on the soft chalk rock. The total length is some 200 meters. Today a cable car whisks visitors down to see the grottoes. Dinner and overnight Kfar Blum. (Breakfast & Dinner)


DAY 7

TEL DAN NATIONAL PARK | BEN TAL | WINERY | HULA

We set our sights on the Tel Dan National Park combining a lush nature reserve with a Biblical archaeological experience with three easy hiking routes and a short wheelchair-accessible trail. At the heart of the park is Tel Dan, the capital of the ancient northern kingdom. The Dan River, one of the sources of the Jordan, flows through the reserve, its water coming from the snowmelt of nearby Mount Hermon. A wading pool offers a refreshing break.  Stopping at an observation point overlooking Kuneita and Syria, you will gain a meaningful perspective as to the significance of the strategic Golan Heights.  We will go up to Mount Bental to view the strategic Golan Heights visit to some wineries and get a chance to taste some of the fine wines in the area. End our day by visiting to Agamon Hula Tourism Park, situated in the heart of the Hula Valley considered one of the world’s most prominent bird-watching sites. At the park you can follow and observe migrating, courting and nesting birds, as well as other animals according to seasonal variation. A magical lake at the heart of the site allows you to experience nature without cages or partitions. (Bicycle and golf carts rental on own approximate $12 per person on a six-person cart). Dinner and overnight Kfar Blum. (Breakfast & dinner)


DAY 8

IDF PROGRAM | SAFED | BEIT SHEAN & BEIT ALPHA | TEL AVIV

IDF Lebanon Border Tour

This morning we will arrive to Kibbutz Malkiya, you will meet up with our very special tour guide who is also a local farmer on the Kibbutz. This tour takes you along the Lebanese border in the eastern Galilee. This is a tour not found in any visitors guide or tour book of Israel! This is a journey behind the scenes, a look at life on the Lebanese border, "living an ordinary life under threat." You also will have the unique and rare opportunity to meet with IDF combat soldiers, who are guarding the nearby Lebanese border.  We will spend time getting to know the combat soldiers and watch them in action up close and personal. Sometimes we even get a chance to climb onto a tank! This unique and amazing tour will give you a better understanding of the conflict, the lives of the soldiers protecting our Land, and everyday life at the border from an up close and personal perspective.
 
While riding you will experience exhilarating steep ascents and descents through the mountains. Along the way we will drive through running rivers (in season) while enjoying panoramic views of the Kinneret as well as the spectacular Galilee landscape. Throughout your adventure you will hear about the history, geology, flora, and fauna of this unique ecosystem.

We will also review the geopolitical situation while enjoying great views at the observation points, tour the local agricultural orchards, and depending on the season, we will plant fruit trees near the border fence, and/or taste the seasonal fruit (in the summer and autumn). Walking through the kibbutz paths we will also visit the bomb shelter of the kindergarten which portrays well what life near the Lebanese border is like.  If permitted at the time we will practice some pistol firing with our trainer at a shooting range. Continue to Safed, one of the four holy cities is also the home of Kaballah (Jewish mysticism). This charming town filled with cobblestoned streets and lined with ancient synagogues and artists' galleries, offers breathtaking views of the Galilee. From Safed drive to Beit Shean and Beit Alpha to visit the ruins of Beit Shean and the Mosaic in the synagogue of Beit Alpha. Continue to Tel Aviv. Tonight, you will be dropped off at Rothschild Blvd. Time on your own to explore the great Cafes and  famous restaurants in the area where you will find different type of fusion food only found in Israel. Overnight in Tel Aviv. (Breakfast)


DAY 9

PALMACH MUSEUM |DIASPORA MUSEUM | RABIN SQUARE | OLD JAFFA

First visit after breakfast to the famous Palmach Museum, an experiential museum covering the Palmach legacy through the stories of individuals and groups. Visitors to the museum join a group of young Palmach recruits from its establishment, and advanced through the story of the Palmach until the end of the War of Independence. We then continue to visit to the Diaspora museum, the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot which is more than a museum. This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people. Next is Rabin’s Square formerly known as Kings Square.  In 1995 the square was renamed 'Rabin Square' following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin which occurred there on November 4 of that year. The square is surrounded by the city hall building to the north (designed by the architect Menachem Cohen), Ibn Gabirol Street to the east, Malkhey Yisrael (Kings of Israel) Street to the south and Hen Boulevard to the west. It was designed alongside the city hall in 1964 by architects Yaski and Alexandroni. Ending the day to Jaffa an ancient city about 4000 years old with it’s Jewish, Christian and Muslim population all living together in harmony, lets visit the famous Flea Market in Jaffa where you can find antics and valuable merchandise available at your fingertips. Dinner & Overnight Tel Aviv. (Breakfast & dinner)

 


DAY 10

CARMEL MARKET | AYALON INSTITUTE | RAMON’S CRATER

Our first stop after breakfast and leaving Tel Aviv will be a visit to the Carmel Market. Continue to Rehovot and pay a vist to Ayalon Institute, a secret underground ammunition factory where you will learn about the bravery and ingenuity of pre-state freedom Hebrew fighters. Going south to the Ramon’s crater and check in to a fabulous Beresheet hotel the world renowned  Beresheet hotel & spa. Overnight Beresheet Mitzpe Ramon. (Breakfast & dinner)


DAY 11

MITZPE RAMON | SUNRISE JEEP TOUR | DAY AT LEISURE

Sunrise Jeep tour through the crater an experience of once if in a life time. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Free day, time to relax and enjoy the best Spa this hotel has to offer. Dinner & overnight Beresheet Hotel & Spa Mitzpe Ramon.  (Breakfast & Dinner)


DAY 12

HATZERIM AIR BASE | SDE BOKER | FLIGHT BACK

After breakfast the morning is free. Check out and depart from the hotel driving north to Hatzerim air force base museum with its' local warplanes and training planes occasionally flying above the museum during the day. The museum’s features are mostly outdoors, with a few buildings dedicated to housing Air Force archives and artefacts. From there we continue to Sde Boker a Kibbutz Best known as the retirement home of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion.  In the early evening, we stop near Tel Aviv for optional dinner before arriving at the airport.  Arriving to Ben Gurion airport at night for your flight back home after midnight. (Breakfast & dinner)

 


DAY 13

DAY 13

MIDNIGHT FLIGHT BACK HOME

On your flight back share the fun & excitement you had with your travel compananion and plan your next visit to Israel.
Arrive home early morning. 

                                                                                                                                
 


Dates & Rates

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Departure dateStart DateEnd DateDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
07 May 201908 May 201919 May 2019$3999$5400$3999BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Oct 201923 Oct 201903 Nov 2019$3999$5400$3999BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

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Inclusions


YOUR LAND TOUR INCLUDES
 

  • Meet and assist by IBMT Tours representative upon arrival to Ben Gurion airport
  • Group transfer from the airport to your hotel and return
  • Professional government English speaking guide with private car
  • 10 nights accomodation at four &  five-star hotels
  • 12 days of touring with a government licensed English guide.
  • Dead Sea & Masada visit
  • Carmel Market Bite & Taste tour
  • Full Israeli buffet breakfast at hotels daily  
  • 6 Dinners as shown below 
  • Porterage of one normal sized piece of luggage per person at the airport and hotels
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary

 

YOUR LAND TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
 

  • Return airfare and departure taxes
  • Tips to Tour guide / driver
  • Insurance – non-refundable insurance premium
  • Early check in check out not included
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Tips to Tour guide & driver (suggested $4 per day per person for driver | $8 per person per day for guide)

 

CITY

DATE

DAILY DISCRIPTION

HOTEL

MEALS

FLIGHT

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

DEPARTURE

FLIGHT 

 

JERUSALEM

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

ARRIVAL -’’SHEHECHYANU” BLESSINGS AND TOAST L’CHAIM

DAN PANORAMA

DINNER

JERUSALEM

Thursday, May 9, 2019

YAD VASHEM | ISRAEL MUSEUM |KNESSET & SUPREME COURT | MACHNE YEHUDA

DAN PANORAMA

BREAKFAST

JERUSALEM

Friday, May 10, 2019

JERUSALEM OLD CITY

DAN PANORAMA

BREAKFAST & DINNER

JERUSALEM

Saturday, May 11, 2019

MASADA | DEAD SEA & HOTEL

DAN PANORAMA

BREAKFAST

TIBERIAS

Sunday, May 12, 2019

CAESARIA | HAIFA | ACRE (AKKO) | ROSH HANIKRA

KFAR BLUM

BREAKFAST & DINNER

TIBERIAS

Monday, May 13, 2019

JEEP TOUR GOLAN HEIGHTS | BEN TAL | WINERY | HULA

KFAR BLUM

BREAKFAST & DINNER

TEL AVIV

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SAFED |BEIT SHEAN & BEIT ALPHA | CAESAREA | TEL AVIV

HEROD'S

BREAKFAST

TEL AVIV

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

| PALMACH MUSEUM |DIASPORA MUSEUM | RABIN SQUARE | OLD JAFFA

HEROD'S

BREAKFAST  

MITZPE

Friday, May 17, 2019

CARMEL MARKET | AYALON INSTITUTE | RAMON’S CREATOR

BERESHEET  

BREAKFAST & DINNER

MITZPE

Friday, May 17, 2019

SUNRISE JEEP TOUR & DAY AT LIESURE

BERESHEET

BREAKFAST & DINNER

LATE DEPARTURE

Saturday, May 18, 2019

HATZERIM AIR BASE | SDE BOKER | FLIGHT BACK

FLIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT

BREAKFAST 

ARRIVAL

Sunday, May 19, 2019

ARRIVAL

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Testimonials

We recently returned from a IBMT Tour for our son’s Bar Mitzvah and we all agree that it was the best vacation that we have taken to date.  The tour was well organized and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.  The events that they include in the tour include everything “must see” in Israel and activities that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.  The tour allows for activities for all ages and accommodates anyone who wants to do more or less than they have planned.  It is ...

Michael Rodney, Toronto, Canada

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 ...

Chana Pulvermacher, Brooklyn, NY - 2017

Dear Sheryl,

The visit to Israel was better than advertised. All of us had an awesome and inspiring vacation or as I call it, an education. Danny is one of the nicest and smartest men I have had the pleasure of meeting. He made the trip so special and I cannot imagine any other person showing us Israel but Danny.

Hotels were great but for Eilat, but no big deal. Food in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv restaurants were delicious. Sheila in Tel Aviv was extraordinary. Dinners at hotels just “so so”. Loved Mitzpe ...

Craig Savage,

Ornan,

Thank you very much for the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour we just completed.  We had a fabulous time & there were lots of special little parts from the tour that contributed to that.  The different experiences for dinner were very special, and I liked the variety of different types of sites/attractions.  Our tour guide Natalie was excellent, and I heard good things from the other group about their guide Liat.

Thanks again

Adam Waese, OSHAWA, ONT

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Sara / Ornan,

I had a fabulous time on this tour and highly recommend it to anyone interested.  We had an especially knowledgeable guide with us Doron Hoffman who as a history major added so much more information and had a great demeanor.  I was part of an international group and made some new friends.   

Regards,

 

 

Janie Carpenter, US Embassy Moscow

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 ...

David M Zimmerman, Jericho, NY - 2017

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