This tailor-made bar mitzvah tour is made to create an incredible immersion in the culture and history of Israel, as well as help the Bar / Bat Mitzvah boy/girl to form a full-fledged look at Jewish heritage.
This tour covers many of Israel’s cultural monuments, significant places, and natural locations. If you want to create a Bar mitzvah tour in Israel on your own preferences, then I will be happy to help you with this.
My mission as a tour guide in Israel is to create a unique experience for you, and not only by telling historical facts and stories, booking restaurants in Israel, booking sites and hotels but also by setting up your precious Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony, remember you are here for this important event and not for dealing with reservations and different arrangments, our Luxury car will be always equipped with water bottles and light snacks for the top experience.
FIRST DAY - ARRIVAL AND PRIVATE TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL IN JERUSALEM
I hope the flight went without incident. I am your tour guide in Israel and will meet you at the airport and help you navigate and get to the hotel. Along the way, we will stop to look over this ancient and amazing city full of history and mystical attractiveness.
I recommend using also the VIP service at the airport, this service saves you time and unnecessary lines.
SECOND DAY - EXPLORE MASADA, HIKE EIN GEDI, AND FLOAT ON THE DEAD SEA
Your exciting adventure begins today! We will visit the ruined remains on Mount Masada. It offers a pleasant view of the Judean desert.
This place is filled with echoes of the past. I will tell you the most interesting and amazing myths and legends while you enjoy wonderful landscapes. It is worth saying that Masada has UNESCO world heritage status.
Then we are moving to the cool oasis of Ein Gedi! This small piece of greenery in the middle of the desert will meet us with waterfalls, palm trees swaying in the wind, and pleasant views. The streams are filled with crystal water, and birds sing in the air. Flowers will give a pleasant aroma while we move along a safe path. I advise you to prepare your cameras, here you can make a lot of good photos!
Ahead of us are the waves of the Dead Sea! You can swim in the warm sun, relax in the sand, and listen to the hiss of water. For lovers of outdoor activities, there is the opportunity to ride a kayak and see big salt crystals.
THIRD DAY - VISIT YAD VASHEM, THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, THE KOTEL TUNNELS
It is important to remember the dramatic events of the past, so today we will visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s official monument to the victims of the Holocaust.
We will study the Israel Museum, remember the tragedies of the past and the fortitude of the Israeli people. The museum is very popular abroad. A lot of tourists come to the country only to see their exhibits. The reason for this is the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest handwritten version of the Bible. You can see them with your own eyes and learn a lot about the people who wrote their fate and the ending of their lives.
After that, we will also visit the famous model of the second temple of Jerusalem, based on archaeological excavations. This is an amazing opportunity to see what Jerusalem looked like hundreds of years ago.
In the evening I will take you to the Old City of Jerusalem. We will enter begin the underground Jerusalem tour (tunnels or Kotel), the most visited place in the city. Here, underground, the stories and legends of ancient Jerusalem and the truly mystical atmosphere await you. Also, here you will find many archaeological finds from different historical eras.
FOURTH DAY - MAZEL TOV ON YOUR BAT/ BAR MITZVAH DAY! EXPLORE JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY, ENGAGE WITH A MITZVAH PROJECT, ENJOY A CELEBRATORY CULINARY EXPERIENCE
On this important day for Bat / Bar Mitzvah, we will go to the Kotel. There will occur a ceremony at the Western Wall of reading the Torah.
Following the ceremony, you’ll tour the Old City of Jerusalem as it relates to the chain of Jewish history which the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child has just become part of. This is the place where the shrines of Jews, Christians, and Muslims stand on one another, having survived the dangers of the past. I will help you uncover the mystery of these shrines and understand their significance for the three monotheistic religions.
You will visit the most important places of the Jewish heritage, starting from First Temple times and the surviving Broad Wall and continuing with the Second Temple Period, the Kotel (Western Wall), and the old Roman main street, Cardo in the heart of the Jewish quarter.
The second half of the day will begin with the fact that you will get the “Mitzvah project” in your hands, which strives to help to achieve world peace by encouraging everyone to study what God expects of us as human beings.
At the end of the day, you and your family can enjoy a private dinner prepared by a professional chef. A variety of exotic and classic dishes are the perfect ending to this active day.
As a tour guide in Israel, this day is exciting to me as well and you becoming a part of my family too.
FIFTH DAY - A JOURNEY FROM JERUSALEM TO THE NEGEV DESERT
We will go to the desert, at Sde Boker, the retirement home of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion and his wife. It offers beautiful scenic views of the mountains, dunes, and dunes.
Then we are coming for something extremely interesting! We will prepare the equipment, refuel the car, and then we will go in search of wild animals and exotic insects. Among them will be scorpions, foxes, hyenas, and even wolves.
This journey will not be the easiest part of the tour, but I promise, it will make you feel like a man of the past. We will use the stars as a guide, as well as explore the area for interesting finds. There are some great surprises are waiting for you.
Optional visit: Hiking in Ein Ovdat.
SIXTH DAY - TAKE A JEEP RIDE IN THE RAMON CRATER
On the sixth day of our tour, we will go by jeep to the Ramon Machtesh Crater. This place has limited vegetation and soil, containing a variety of different colored rocks and diverse fauna and flora. You can go down to the crater in person, find out about how it was formed, and what are the features of such natural phenomena.
The next destination is the Gvanim upland. From there, a beautiful view of the surroundings opens. Then we get to the Acacia tree and talk a bit about the amazing desert flora.
A roller coaster ride along an old oil pipe will be a great addition to today. This is an amazing contrast! The hot sun, wild surroundings, and this small particle of civilization.
We will stop under a comfortable tent protecting from the sun. Here you and your family will enjoy a pleasant dinner and cool drinks.
SEVENTH-DAY - TRANSFER FROM THE NEGEV DESERT TO TEL AVIV
It's time to say goodbye to the desert. On our way to Tel Aviv, we going to stop at a significant place, an underground bullet factory located on a kibbutz hill in Rehovot, Mahon Ayalon. Today it is a museum and a national historical monument.
It was created in absolute secret in less than a month, underground 8 meters. There is something to see here, I assure you.
EIGHTH DAY - EXPLORE ANCIENT JAFFA AND TEL AVIV
This day will unite both the present and the past. We will start by exploring Jaffa, an ancient, ruined city, but still filled with history to the very last stone.
Ships of many eras used to come into its old port. It received ships of the biblical era, Flea Markers, galleys of Cleopatra, warships of Caesar, and Napoleon.
Neve Tzedek, the ancient district of Tel Aviv, has its own extremely fascinating story, which I will gladly tell you. You will learn how this Jewish city has absorbed hundreds of years of change and formed into an important cultural and political center
A walk around the city and the opportunity to chat with residents will give special ease to today's tour. After all, what could be better than personal life experience?
I also recommend visiting one or two museums in Tel Aviv and Rothchild Boulevard.
NINTH DAY - TRANSFER TO AIRPORT
On this, our Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel came to an end. I hope you fell in love with Israel. The car is already waiting – it will quickly and safely take you to Ben Gurion Airport. see you next time!
This is one of the classic itineraries including the south region, if you wish to include the north region of Israel please see my