Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour

8 days from $4,752 per person*
  • Witness a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at Masada, the ancient mountaintop fortress.
  • Take in the Night Spectacular show at the Tower of David.
  • Float in the rejuvenating waters of the Dead Sea.
  • With private guide, explore Haifa and the ancient ruins of Caesarea.
  • Featuring luxurious hotels.
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Shabbat Shalom! Heritage, History and rite of passage come together in our exclusive Bar/Bat Mitzvah tour. Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah symbolizes the child's coming of age and the beginning of life as a fully participating Jewish adult. He/she will now accept religious responsibilities and can perform the important duties of Jewish life. The question is, why not experience this event surounded by loved ones in the Holy land of Israel? Complete with ceremony at an ancient synogogue in Masada, private touring will take you through Old and New City Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Ellah Valley, up north into Galilee and back down the coast ending in Tel Aviv covering all the essential highlights along the way. This itinerary is dedicated to making this special occasion a memory your family will always treasure. Mazel Tov!

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
    Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
    • VIP Bronze Arrival Service - Representative
    • Tel Aviv - Jerusalem [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Old City Tour (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • The Night Spectacular at the Tower of David - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Knesset, Israel Museum & Yad Vashem - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Jerusalem to Dead Sea
    Jerusalem to Dead Sea
    • Jerusalem - Dead Sea [Latrun, Ellah Valley, Beit Guvrin, Hatzerim, Dead Sea] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Dead Sea
    Dead Sea
    • Private - Sunrise Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Masada, Dead Sea - Vehicle/Driver
    • Rabbi/Ceremony
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Dead Sea to Galilee
    Dead Sea to Galilee
    • Tour - Private - Beit Shean, Sea of Galilee, Water Park - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Galilee to Tel Aviv
    Galilee to Tel Aviv
    • Galilee - Tel Aviv [via Rosh Hanikra, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Tel Aviv
    Tel Aviv
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Tel Aviv - Jerusalem

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, an airport representative will meet you before passport control with a sign with your name on it and escort you through a separate passport control desk. Afterwards, your representative will assist you to pick up your luggage where you will later walk through the arrivals gate to meet your driver who will be waiting for you.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Accommodation: Inbal Hotel (5*)

Among all of the luxury hotels in Jerusalem, the Inbal offers guests a different kind of deluxe hospitality. Overlooking the magical Old City and Liberty Bell Park, the Inbal provide an experience that combines elegance and exclusivity with a sense of belonging and a warm feeling of home. Enriched by the capital city’s unique ambience, vibes and spectacular views, the Inbal Hotel Jerusalem is not only one of the finest Jerusalem hotels, but is also a doorway to the city’s grand culture, tradition and history. A 5 star hotel Jerusalem treasures, the Inbal is in walking distance to the city’s main tourist attractions, shopping areas and entertainment centers, near an array of unique and memorable historic sites.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Inbal Hotel
Inbal Hotel

Day 2: Jerusalem

Accompanied by your private guide enjoy a full day city tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Delve into the history and visit the important sites that make up the city’s past. Begin at the Tower of David, also called the Jerusalem Citadel, a landmark that dates back to the Mamluk and Ottoman period. Visit the famous Hezekiah’s Tunnel and explore the archeological remnants. Continue onto the Jewish Quarter to see a significant landmark - the Western Wall nicknamed the ‘wailing wall’ after the worshipers who use it as an open-air synagogue. Soak up the atmosphere and continue through the Jewish quarter to the Christian quarter for a walk along the Via Dolorosa. The road was once an important pilgrimage route for Christian visitors, believed to mark the way to the site of Jesus’ crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Enjoy a once in a lifetime sound and light show during the Night Spectacular at the Tower of David. The walls of this ancient citadel are transformed into a stage for a sensational showcase of sight and sound. The ancient stories of Jerusalem’s history are revealed through giant, breathtaking, virtual images. This multi-sensorial experience uses Trompe L'oiel technology, which allows for vivid colors and images to show up brightly of the walls of the citadel, whisking the viewer’s back through time. Around 20 projectors, 15 computers, 15 speakers, 10 video players, and 10000 plus yards of cables are combined creating the first show of its kind in the world, providing excitement for viewers of all ages. As this is an evening, open-air show, be advised to dress warmly. During this 45 minute show, taking pictures is prohibited.

Accommodation: Inbal Hotel (5*)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Old City Tour
Old City Tour
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Projections on the Citadel
Projections on the Citadel

Day 3: Jerusalem

Early this morning, your private guide and transportation will pick you up and take you to the Orthodox communities of Mea Shearim, to learn about the unique lifestyles of the locals. From here, you will travel to Knesset for some sightseeing of the Israeli Parliament buildings and the biblical emblems of Menorah. Next, you will visit the Israel Museum, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and to see the holy land model which replicates what Jerusalem looked like during the second temple period. After, you will travel to Mount Hertzel, the location of a military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial. 

Accommodation: Inbal Hotel (5*)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Knesset's Menorah Sculpture
Knesset's Menorah Sculpture

Day 4: Jerusalem - Dead Sea

Depart from Jerusalem with your private guide and transportation and travel via Shaar Hagai, to Latrun to visit a former British police station, which is now a memorial site dedicated to armored corps of the Israel Defence Force. Also, while in Latrun, enjoy a visit to mini Israel, a park that features many of the important Israeli monuments, all built in miniature size. From Latrun, travel via the Ellah Valley, the famed location where David fought and defeated Goliath, to visit the monumental hand-carved Beit Guvrin Caves. Shortly after visiting the Hatzerim Air Force Base, housing the Airforce Museum, where a number of aircraft from throughout Israeli Air Force's history are on display. Next, travel to Beersheva, known as the city of the patriarchs, to visit an authentic Bedouin tent. Here, learn about this unique culture, whilst enjoying their folklore and hospitality. This tour concludes as you descend to the lowest geographical point on earth, the Dead Sea.

Accommodation: Isrotel Dead Sea (5*)

Deep below sea level, at the lowest point on the face of the earth and by the shore of a unique natural phenomenon, Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel & Spa awaits you. Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel & Spa is a green oasis of health, tranquility, indulgence and spa, located in Israel, within dramatic views of desert mountains and elevated cliffs. Here too, the Isrotel chain tradition of excellence and hospitality is evident – professional spa treatments, healthy mineral mud baths, Yoga workshops, sweet water swimming pools, Dead Sea Water swimming pools, spacious rooms and the highest level of service – allowing a peaceful holiday, spa and leisure ambience, relaxation and health for your body and soul.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dead Sea
Dead Sea
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Isrotel Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea

Day 5: Dead Sea

Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony held in a 200 year old synagogue.

At Sun Rise enjoy an early morning climb of the Masada.  Upon descending via cable car, return to the hotel for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah brunch. After dining, take an opportunity to relax and float in the mineral enriched waters of the Dead Sea, or simply enjoy the rest of the day relaxing or trying some other leisurely activities. 

A local Rabbi will perform the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at Masada. Inspired by the location and archaeological findings of the site,  the ceremony is performed at Sunrise in the ancient synagogue discovered within the mountain fortress of Masada, on Mondays, Thursdays and on Rosh Chodesh, the first day of each Hebrew month.

Accommodation: Isrotel Dead Sea (5*)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Reading of the Torah Scroll
Reading of the Torah Scroll

Day 6: Dead Sea - Galilee

Enjoy the wonderful scenery as your private guide and transportation provide a transfer through the Valley of Jordan, to the recently excavated city of Beit Shean. This location is filled with a substantial amount of ancient monuments dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods. The trip continues onward for some sightseeing in Tiberias, which peacefully rests on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a renowned, historically important center of rabbinical learning. The day ends with a fun filled visit to the Water Park on the Sea of Galilee.

Accommodation: Mitzpe Hayamim (5*)

Mitzpe Hayamim Spa Resort lies on the eastern slopes of Mount Canaan, isolated from the concrete jungle and thriving on fresh air and tranquility. Overlooking the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee, each room has a natural, woody effect for those who require some grounding and subtle earthy tones. The resort and restaurants have been approved by Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive organization based on the principles of excellent French lifestyle and cuisine. Mitzpe Hayamim meets and surpasses these standards with its organic kitchens stocked with farm grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Nothing beats the sweetness of a tomato from the mountains. Detoxifying spa treatments prove the Mitzpe Hayamim is an all-around cleansing experience.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rainbow Cave in Nahal Betzet, Galilee
Rainbow Cave in Nahal Betzet, Galilee
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mizpe Hayamim Resort
Mizpe Hayamim Resort

Day 7: Galilee - Tel Aviv

Start the day with your private guide and transportation for a visit to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra for some sightseeing. You will descend by cable into the limestone Grottoes. Next you will be taken to Acre for a walk along the old harbor area and local market. From here you will precede to Haifa for some panoramic viewing atop Mt. Carmel, before visiting “AF AL PI CHEN”, an old naval museum, created during the time of the British mandate. Continue south to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. Upon arrival you will explore the excavations sites of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the amphitheater which has been restored as a concert venue. Finish the day at your hotel in Tel Aviv.    

Accommodation: Carlton Hotel (5*)

The Carlton Tel Aviv is situated a short walk from the Tel Aviv train station, and even closer to the beach. Considered home to some of the best sand and water in the country, it is a hot spot for lounging, walks, and sunbathing. The rest of the time, guests enjoy roaming the 267-room Carlton Hotel, becoming acquainted with its numerous restaurants and facilities. Dining is a profound experience, with elegant beach settings or award winning breakfasts at Red & Green Pepper. The rooftop spa and health club offer services that will soothe the skin and bones, making it hard to leave this wonderful vacation spot.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cable Car in Rosh Hanikra
Cable Car in Rosh Hanikra
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Carlton Hotel Lobby
Carlton Hotel Lobby

Day 8: Tel Aviv

A private vehicle will provide a transfer between Tel Aviv and the airport.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Inbal Hotel (5*): Jerusalem

Among all of the luxury hotels in Jerusalem, the Inbal offers guests a different kind of deluxe hospitality. Overlooking the magical Old City and Liberty Bell Park, the Inbal provide an experience that combines elegance and exclusivity with a sense of belonging and a warm feeling of home. Enriched by the capital city’s unique ambience, vibes and spectacular views, the Inbal Hotel Jerusalem is not only one of the finest Jerusalem hotels, but is also a doorway to the city’s grand culture, tradition and history. A 5 star hotel Jerusalem treasures, the Inbal is in walking distance to the city’s main tourist attractions, shopping areas and entertainment centers, near an array of unique and memorable historic sites.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Inbal Hotel
Inbal Hotel

Isrotel Dead Sea (5*): Dead Sea

Deep below sea level, at the lowest point on the face of the earth and by the shore of a unique natural phenomenon, Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel & Spa awaits you. Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel & Spa is a green oasis of health, tranquility, indulgence and spa, located in Israel, within dramatic views of desert mountains and elevated cliffs. Here too, the Isrotel chain tradition of excellence and hospitality is evident – professional spa treatments, healthy mineral mud baths, Yoga workshops, sweet water swimming pools, Dead Sea Water swimming pools, spacious rooms and the highest level of service – allowing a peaceful holiday, spa and leisure ambience, relaxation and health for your body and soul.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Isrotel Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea

Mitzpe Hayamim (5*): Galilee

Mitzpe Hayamim Spa Resort lies on the eastern slopes of Mount Canaan, isolated from the concrete jungle and thriving on fresh air and tranquility. Overlooking the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee, each room has a natural, woody effect for those who require some grounding and subtle earthy tones. The resort and restaurants have been approved by Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive organization based on the principles of excellent French lifestyle and cuisine. Mitzpe Hayamim meets and surpasses these standards with its organic kitchens stocked with farm grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Nothing beats the sweetness of a tomato from the mountains. Detoxifying spa treatments prove the Mitzpe Hayamim is an all-around cleansing experience.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mizpe Hayamim Resort
Mizpe Hayamim Resort
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bedroom
Bedroom

Carlton Hotel (5*): Tel Aviv

The Carlton Tel Aviv is situated a short walk from the Tel Aviv train station, and even closer to the beach. Considered home to some of the best sand and water in the country, it is a hot spot for lounging, walks, and sunbathing. The rest of the time, guests enjoy roaming the 267-room Carlton Hotel, becoming acquainted with its numerous restaurants and facilities. Dining is a profound experience, with elegant beach settings or award winning breakfasts at Red & Green Pepper. The rooftop spa and health club offer services that will soothe the skin and bones, making it hard to leave this wonderful vacation spot.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Carlton Hotel Lobby
Carlton Hotel Lobby

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    This was such an amazing trip. We greatly appreciate how informative our host Mohamed and all of the guides we had were. Our host met with us every day except for when we were on the boat and gave us a rundown of what we were doing that day, etc. We never once waited on the guides or van drivers, everything in our tour went exceptionally smooth! We could not have asked for better tour guides. Hala, Mohamed Saad and Mohamed Mekkay are very knowledgeable guides, they offered so much information on everything that we saw and were able to answer all of our questions. We absolutely loved them. Thank you so much for such a great experience!

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