AN ISRAEL FAMILY ADVENTURE
An Israel Family Adventure: Day 1
Welcome to Israel
Embark on an adventure that includes hands-on experiences, off-the-beaten-track sites and incredible beauty, intertwined with the historical, religious and cultural history of Israel.
On your first day in Israel, walk along the Tel Aviv port to get a taste of Israeli life and soak up the atmosphere.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
An Israel Family Adventure: Day 2
Tel Aviv: The First Hebrew City
Walk along the main avenue of Tel Aviv, Rothschild Boulevard, which used to be known as Rehov HaAm (the Street of the People) at the time of the establishment of the State of Israel. Stop at Independence Hall, where the new state was declared in 1948. The street embodies the stories of poets, dreamers, visionaries, warriors and generals who changed the course of Israeli history.
Continue to the ancient port city of Jaffa and explore the alleyways and marketplaces. Enjoy lunch at a local market and then spend the afternoon taking a Graffiti Tour or visiting the interactive Palmach Museum.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
An Israel Family Adventure: Day 3
Layers of History
Dig For a Day at Beit Guvrin. Participate in hands-on archaeological excavations in the subterranean complexes of the ancient City of Maresha. Dig, shlep and sift as you excavate the 2,000-year-old subterranean complex of this ancient city. Followed by a spelunking expedition through the caves.
Later, visit the secret ammunitions factory at the Ayalon Institute, or walk amongst the biblical landscape of Neot Kedumim and learn how to make olive oil.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
An Israel Family Adventure: Day 4
Market Places and Mystics
Visit the beautiful port city of Akko, continuing north to the impressive Alma caves.
Walk through the alleys of mystical Safed, a small 16th century town who gave the world the concept of “Tikun Olam” – “Repairing the World”.
An Israel Family Adventure: Day 5
Galilee and Golan: Challenges Then and Now
Ride Jeeps in the Eastern Galilee before travelling to the Golan Heights, stopping for a lookout over Syria from Mt. Bental. Visit a Druze village or a Winery, and finish the day with a tasty chocolate making workshop.
An Israel Family Adventure: Day 6
Jerusalem: In the Beginning
Travel to Jerusalem, stopping for a camel ride and lunch at Abraham’s tent.
Overlook Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives, continuing to the City of David, the historic nucleus of Jerusalem, established 3,000 years ago by King David. and the Western Wall.
In the evening watch the Night Spectacular Show then go on a delicious nighttime bakery tour.
An Israel Family Adventure: Day 7
Jerusalem: The Center for Three Great Monotheistic Religions
Venture into the alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City for a tour of the religious and cultural focal points of all four quarters. The tour will include a visit to the Old Arab Bazaar, historical and modern places of interest in the Jewish Quarter including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Christian Quarter.
Then either enter the Western Wall Tunnels or go on an exciting Scavenger Hunt in the Old City. Spend the afternoon on a geo-strategic tour of Jerusalem and the area.
An Israel Family Adventure: Day 8
Masada and the Dead Sea
Climb (or ride cable cars) to the top of the historic Mt. Masada where 960 men, women, and children resisted the Romans during the Great Jewish Revolt almost 2000 years ago.
Spend the afternoon relaxing in the Dead Sea with the option of visiting the desert oasis of Ein Gedi.
An Israel Family Adventure: Day 9
Tragedy, Triumph and The Future
Visit Yad Vashem, the holocaust memorial museum. Taste local delicacies at the Machane Yehuda market before heading off to the Israel Museum, or take part in an anti-terror and shooting workshop.
Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for flight home