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Israel Family Journey 8 Day Tour

Travel through Israel exploring the most famous sites for 8 Days!


  • Jerusalem - Kotel tunnel tour
  • Machane Yehuda Market
  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
  • Judean Desert
  • Masada National Park
  • Dead Sea
  • Independence Hall Tel Aviv

Day 1: Arrival

Thursday / Overnight: Jerusalem

Welcome to Israel!

Arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on self-booked flight An airport VIP greeting and complimentary transfer to our Jerusalem hotel is included for all travelers arriving this day

Mamilla Complex

Group orientation and welcome dinner at Joy Restaurant

Tower of David

Night Spectacular Show in the Old City

Day 2: The Old City of Jerusalem

Friday / Overnight: Jerusalem

Haas Promenade

Experience a panoramic introduction to Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade

City of David

Discover the foundations of Jerusalem at the City of David archaeological park

Hezekiah water tunnel

Navigate under ancient Jerusalem in the Hezekiah water tunnel, fed by a fresh natural spring (summer only)

Zion Gate

Enter the Old City via the Zion Gate – Explore the rooftops, alleys and ancient squares of the Jewish Quarter

The Western Wall

Reflections at the Kotel – The Western Wall — and go deep under the Old City on the Kotel Tunnel Tour. Subsequently return to our accommodations – Freshen up, relax, and experience the quiet that descends on Jerusalem as the city prepares for the start of Shabbat

Jerusalem First Train Station

Option to attend an outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat service (pluralistic) at the Jerusalem First Train Station market (summer only). Evening: Enjoy a festive Shabbat dinner experience as a group at our hotel

Day 3: Shabbat in Jerusalem

Saturday / Overnight: Jerusalem


Option to attend Shabbat services, explore the Israel Museum (on own) or relax at the hotel pool


Shabbat lunch is included at our hotel

Montefiore’s Windmill

Afternoon walking tour – Montefiore’s Windmill, Yemin Moshe and the Prime Minister’s Residence in Rehavia

Christian Quarter

Option to return to the Old City to tour the Christian Quarter and Arab Shuk (bazaar)

Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall

Evening: Discover Jerusalem nightlife at Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall

Day 4: Loss & Renewal in Israel

Sunday / Overnight: Dead Sea

Yad Vashem

Morning: Docent-led tour of the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center (option to visit Jerusalem Biblical Zoo for children)


Make a quick stop at the grounds of the Knesset – Israel’s Parliament Building — and photo-op at the famous National Menorah

Mahane Yehuda

Experience the color and energy of the Mahane Yehuda open-air marketplace


A hands-on archaeological workshop at Beit Guvrin National Park (summer only)

Mt. Herzl National Memorial

Learn about the leaders who shaped the story of modern Israel at Mt. Herzl National Memorial (winter only)

Judean Desert

Travel deep into the heart of the Judean Desert for a camel riding experience and desert tent dinner feast at Kfar Hanokdim

Dead Sea

Check-in to our accommodations on the Dead Sea at Ein Bokek Beach

Day 5: Adventures in the Judean Desert

Monday / Overnight: Sea of Galilee


Ascend Masada – Option to hike up the Snake Path or take cable cars. Walking tour of Herod’s desert mountaintop fortress and the bastion of an ancient Jewish rebellion

Dead Sea

Floating and relaxation time at the Dead Sea resort facilities

Ein Gedi

Short nature walk to the desert waterfalls at Ein Gedi and view wild ibex in their natural habitat

Jordan Valley

Travel northwards to the Galilee via the Jordan Valley, part of the Syrian-African Rift Valley. Subsequent check-in and dinner at our accommodations on the Sea of Galilee shores

Day 6: Mystics in the Galilee

Tuesday / Overnight: Sea of Galilee


Walking tour of ancient Tsfat – The historic center of Jewish mysticism in the Galilee highlands

Tsfat artist quarter

Lunch on own and personal exploration time in the Tsfat artist quarter

Rafting journey down the upper Jordan River

Cool off with a relaxed rafting journey down the upper Jordan River (summer only)

Hula Valley

Nature walk and bike riding in the Hula Valley migratory bird reserve (winter only)

Sea of Galilee

Free time for relaxation and/or swimming in the Sea of Galilee and hotel pool

Sunset cruise

Evening: Sunset cruise on the Sea of Galilee with Israeli dancing followed by a lakefront dinner at Decks Restaurant

Day 7: Perspectives from the Golan Heights

Wednesday / Overnight: Sea of Galilee

Golan Heights

Ascend the Golan Heights and explore the region on a historical off-road jeep trek

Mt. Ben-Tal

View Israel’s neighbors and crawl through former bunkers at the summit of Mt. Ben-Tal

Golan Height Winery

Enjoy a tasting and tour at the Golan Height Winery (option: Kesem HaGolan 4D film for children)


Return to the kibbutz for a guided walking tour and explanation of the kibbutz idea

Dinner at Roberg

Evening: Gourmet dinner at Roberg, a gourmet restaurant in the Galilee countryside

Day 8: Along the Mediterranean Coast

Thursday / Overnight: Tel Aviv

Mediterranean Coast

Travel westward toward the Mediterranean Coast

Haifa - Bahai Temple Gardens

Overlook of Haifa from the Bahai Temple Gardens on Mount Carmel

Druze village of Ussafiya

Discover a new culture, enjoying traditional hospitality and lunch in the Druze village of Ussafiya

Tour of Caesarea

Tour of Caesarea – Herod’s Roman amphitheater and grand palace on the beach

Jaffa seaport

Arrive to Tel Aviv in the late afternoon and enjoy a sunset walking tour of the ancient Jaffa seaport

Tel Aviv

Check-in to our luxury hotel on the Tel Aviv beachfront

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for overnight flights back to North America

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See more of Israel for less!


  • VIP airport greeting and a private transfer to Jerusalem hotel. Complimentary for anyone arriving to Israel on the first day of the program
  • 4-star and 5-star centrally located accommodations with hotel porterage included
  • Licensed Israeli tour guide throughout program
  • Luxury private air-conditioned touring bus with dedicated Israeli driver. Saturdays in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are designed as walking tour days without a bus
  • Israeli counselor/support staffer accompanies groups with at least 25 participants
  • Two group meals daily, including tax and gratuities at restaurant meals. For those including the Eilat Extension, only breakfast is included in Eilat
  • Site entrance fees, activity costs and programming
  • All applicable taxes. Note: Additional VAT (tax) applies for Israeli citizens at group hotels

Not Included

  • Local medical insurance (optional)
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • Group cell phone rental service (optional)
  • Meals not marked as included in itinerary
  • Hotel incidentals
  • Israeli staff gratuities (suggested $100/adult traveler)
  • Flights to and from Israel

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement available and children’s discounts. Contact us for more information.

Location Hotel
Jerusalem Mount Zion Hotel
Dead Sea Crowne Plaza Dead Sea
North Israel Ma’agan Holiday Village
Tel Aviv Carlton
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