Monday, August 16, 2010: Arrival to Israel Arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, Transfer to family for some time on your own Overnight: On your own with family
Tuesday, August 17, 2010: With Family Spend time with family on your own Overnight: On your own with family
Wednesday, August 18, 2010: Tel Aviv: Palmach, Independence Hall, Ayalom, Jaffa Palmach Museum, Independence Museum, Tel Aviv, Ayalon Museum Overnight: Dan Hotel, Tel Aviv
Thursday, August 19, 2010: Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh HaNikara, Sea of Galilee Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh HaNikra, Sea of Galilee and Tiberias Overnight: Rimonim Galei Kinereth Hotel, Tiberias
Friday, August 20, 2010: Safed, Hula Valley, Jordan River Safed, Bycles around the Hula Valley, Ein Tina hike Overnight: Rimonim Galei Kinereth Hotel, Tiberias
Saturday, August 21, 2010: Tel Dan, Banias, Golan Heights Tel Dan Nature Reserve, Banias Hike, Golan Heights Overnight: Rimonim Galei Kinereth Hotel, Tiberias
Sunday, August 22, 2010: Archeological dig, Mt. Scopus, Old City Jerusalem Drive to Jerusalem, Archeological dig in Beit Guvrin, Mt. Scopus, Old City Jerusalem including Jewish Quarter, Arab and Christian Quarters, Western Wall Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
Monday, August 23, 2010: City of David, Israel Museum, Tad Vashem City of David and water tunnel, Model of Jerusalem from second temple period, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
Tuesday, August 24, 2010: Ein Gedi, Massada, Dead Sea, Mitzpe Ramon Ein Gedi, Masada, Dead Sea, Mitzpe Ramon Overnight: Ramon Inn Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon
Wednesday, August 25, 2010: Jeep Tour in Ramon Crater, Eilat Sunrise Jeep Tour in the Ramon Crater, Drive to Eilat, Underwater Observatory in Eilat Overnight: Herods Hotel, Eilat
Thursday, August 26, 2010: Petra Jordan Day trip to Petra Jordan Overnight: Herods Hotel, Eilat
Friday, August 27, 2010: Leisure day in Eilat, Departure Day at leisure in Eilat, Flight to Sed Dov, Pick up, time in Jaffa with family, Transfer to Ben Gurion for your departure
Departure back to the US
Shalom and greetings from Israel !! My name is Moshe Malka. I’m an official licensed tour guide in Israel and I invite you to visit Israel, the Holy Land, with me.
Our tours are all tailored specially to meet your request. We work closely with our clients to draw out an itinerary according to their needs to experiencing this unique country just the way they wanted it to be. We cater small groups in a ‘private car tour’ (with fully a/c 6 seater car Mercedes V-Class van) or big groups in a comfortable coach. Whichever way you choose, together we will build your trip and make it a once in a lifetime experience.
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Israel With Moshe was established in 1992 by Moshe Malka, a tourist guide, licensed with the Ministry of Tourism. We have spent many years organizing mission trips and leading tour groups and individuals throughout Israel. We provide a comprehensive tour package for individuals or groups, for Israel, Jordan and Egypt. All tours are conducted by professional tour guides who speak English and other languages. To ensure our clients’s safety and comfort we only use comfortable and licensed vehicles with experienced licensed drivers.
With our carefully planned itinerary we will make your trip to the Holy Land a special event. We will assist with flight arrangements, travel insurance, accommodations, ‘follow-the-bible’ tours of the Holy Land, Bar and Bat Mitzvah trips, leisure trips, trips to nearby countries, or any other requests to make your travels special.
Sunday, July 25, 2010: Arrival to Israel, Haifa Arrival to Ben Gurion Airport. Meeting and assistance. Transfer to your hotel in Haifa. Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Haifa
Monday, July 26, 2010: Akko, Rosh ha’nikra, Haifa, Bahai Gardens, Technion Akko (Acre), Rosh Ha’nikra, Bahai Gardens and Mount Carmel, German Colony, Technion Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Haifa
Tuesday, July 27, 2010: Zippori, Safed, Hula Valley Tzippori, Safed, Firing Range Ayelet Ha’Shahar, Hulla Valley nature reserve or Agamon HaHulla Overnight: Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel, Sea of Galilee
Wednesday, July 28, 2010: Banias or el Dan, Golan Heights, Wineries, Rafting, Jeep Tel Dan or Banias, Golan Heights, border with Syria, Golan Wineries, Rafting down the Jordan River and Jeep Tour in the Golan Overnight: Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel, Sea of Galilee
Thursday, July 29, 2010: Sea of Galilee, Beith Shean, Megido, Caesarea Around the Sea of Galilee, Beith Shean, Beith Alpha, Megido, Caesarea Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
Friday, July 30, 2010: Independence Hall, Diaspora Museum, Palmach Museum Independence Hall, Diaspora Museum, Palmach Museum, Nachalat Binyamin, Carmel Market Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
Saturday, July 31, 2010: Zichron Yaacov, Jaffa, Tel Aviv Zichron Yaacov for Bar Mitzvah, Jaffa, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv Harbor Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
Sunday, August 1, 2010: Latrun, Mount Scopus, Mount Olives, Old City Jerusalem Drive to Jerusalem, Latrun Tank Museum, Mount Scopus Panoramic View, Mount Olives, Old City walking tour from Mount Zion to Jewish, Arab and Christian Quarters Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Monday, August 2, 2010: Ein Gedi, Massada, Dead Sea Ein Gedi, Massada, Dead Sea Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Tuesday, August 3, 2010: Israel Museum, Mount Hertzel, Yad Vashem, Tunnels Knesset, Israel Museum, Mount Hertzel and Hertzel Museum, Yad Vashem, Western Wall Tunnels Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Wednesday, August 4, 2010: Departure back to the US
This trip to Israel included total of 15 participants from the US, to participate in the Bat Mitzvah celebratiob of Tamar Waxman and Samantha Neff.
We visited Israel from the North to the South, and of course celebrated the Bat Mitzvah on top of Massada, followed by a special night at a Bedouin village near Massada.
Here is the itinerary for this trip, together with few comments participants had about this trip:
Friday, June 11, 2010: Arrival to Israel, Jerusalem, Western Wall for Shabbat
Arrival to Ben Gurion Airport (on Delta flight #152 at 17:00). Meeting and assistance by our representative, transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem. Time permitting, we might stop for a panoramic view of Jerusalem from Mt. Scopus and a traditional entrance for the Holy city with blessings. We will end the day at the Western Wall, the holiest place for Jews, to pray to God’s presence, put a note in the wall and join the people there for Shabbat services. Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
Saturday, June 12, 2010: Old City Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Bethlehem Full day tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Starting with a panoramic view from Mt. of Olives, we will then continue pass the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus “often met with his disciples” (John 18:2) and where he spent his last hours in solitude before being captured by the Romans (Luke 22:47-53). Up to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room, Cenaculum, the place of the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-22) and the place where the gift of the Holy Spirit came upon believers who were gathered there on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2). Here is also King David’s Tomb, today an active Jewish Synagogue. Continue to walk the Via Dolorosa, the fourteen stations of the cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchure. We will then continue to visit the Israel Museum, the place where the Dead Sea scrolls are on display and the model of 2nd temple Jerusalem. Time permitting, we will then continue with a visit to Bethlehem. Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
Sunday, June 13, 2010: Western Wall Tunnels, Davidson Center, Ir David
We will start our day today with an early morning visit to the Western Wall Tunnels, walking under the Western Wall plaza to the base of this remarkable wall and along it, all the way up north, to where the Antonia Military Fortress used to stand. Back to the hotel for breakfast, then we leave again to visit the Jewish Quarter. We Walk through the Zion Gate to visit the Jewish Quarters and the Roman Cardo, the main street in the Byzantine period of Jerusalem. On to the Davidson Center to see the Robinson Arch and the excavations of the southern base of the wall. We will end the day in the City of David, Jerusalem of 3000 years ago. Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
Monday, June 14, 2010: Bat Mitzvah on Massada, Dead Sea, Bedouin reception and dinner Today is a special day for Tamar Waxman and Samantha Neff, we will celebrate their B’not Mitzvot today at Massada. We will leave early to Massada to have the Bnot Mitzvah together with the Rabbi. We will then continue to enjoy the Dead Sea, where we can experience ‘floating’ on the water. We will then drive down to Kfar Hanokdim, where we will enjoy a festive Bedouin reception, dinner, Camels and many more activities. We will spend the night there in the Desert. Overnight: Kfar Hanokdim, Arad
Tuesday, June 15, 2010: Air Force Museum, Mitzpe Ramon, Rappeling and Jeep Tour We will drive today to Beer Sheva to visit the Air Force Museum there before driving to Mitzpe Ramon, via the Crater and Desert. In the Machtesh Ramon, we will enjoy activities such as Rappeling and a Jeep tour at the Crater towards sunset. Overnight: Ramon Inn Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon
Wednesday, June 16, 2010: Archeological Dig Beith Guvrin, Sea of Galilee We leave Mitzpe Ramon today and drive to Beith Guvrin to participate in an Archeological dig at the Tel Maresha caves. We will then continue to the Sea of Galilee, stopping at a very nice and interesting shop in Kibbutz Kineret that has dates, honey, spices, olive oil, wine and lots of other Israeli products. We will then drive to Safed to hotel. Overnight: Rimonim Hotel, Safed
Thursday, June 17, 2010: Safed, Golan Wineries, Katzrin, Rafting on the Jordan River We will visit the City of Kabalah today. Safed is considered one of the 4 holly cities in Israel and was the home of many Rabbis in the 16th century. Kabalah was created here, the Shulhan Aruch was written here by Rabbi Joseph Carro and the city is special with its mystical synagogues and allies. We will continue from Safed to visit the Golan Wineries in Katzrin and will finish the day rafting down the Jordan river Overnight: Rimonim Hotel, Safed
Friday, June 18, 2010: Naot factory, Agamon Hachula, Jeep Tour in the Golan Heights Our day will start in the NAOT factory shop. We will visit the Nature Reserve Agamon Hachula and ride around the lake. Our day will end with a Jeep Tour in the Golan Heights. Overnight: Rimonim Hotel, Safed
Saturday, June 19, 2010: Rosh Ha’Nikra, Boat ride and Tiberias at night This Shabbat we will have the morning to spend it at leisure in Safed, enjoying the special atmosphere of the city on Shabbat. In noon time, we will drive to Rosh Ha’Nikra to visit the famous grottos there. In the evening, we will take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and have a festive dinner at Decks in Tiberias Overnight: Rimonim Hotel, Safed
Sunday, June 20, 2010: Tree planting, Haifa, Bahai Gardens, Caesarea, Tel Aviv Leaving our hotel in Safed, we will drive to Tel Aviv. We will plant trees in the Lavi forest on our way to Haifa. We will then visit Haifa, see the beautiful Bahai Gardens from the top of Mt. Carmel and walk through the German Colony. We will continue to Caesarea, the port city built by King Herod the great 2000 years ago and the place where Simon Peter shared the gospel with Cornelius, the Roman centurion who became the first Gentile convert (Acts 10: 44-48). The day will be over in Tel Aviv with some free time at the Tel Aviv Harbor before we leave to the airport for your return flight home (on Delta flight #153 at 23:35)
Day 2 Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, assistance inside arrival hall, transfer to your hotel Overnight, Hotel in Caesarea
Day 3 Enjoy a ride in the Tornado Boat in the port of Caesarea an experience of a life time. After lunch visit the special snail museum where you can scuba dive to rescue snails and use the special ink they produce. Of course this activity is nature friendly and the snails are returned safely to the ocean. Continue to Atlit detention camp, where the British housed the refugees smuggled in during and after World War II.
Drive to Dalat El Carmel a Druze village to receive Druze hospitality and learn about this special minority, their secret religion and traditions.
Drive through Haifa, view the Bahai Gardens that form the centerpiece of Haifa. Haifa is the world center for the Baha’I faith, the shrine being at the center of the manicured gardens.
Continue through the sea side town of Nahariya before arriving at the beautiful grottoes of Rosh Hanikra, The art work of “master nature” The cable car will take you down to the naturally hewn caves in the water on the Israel-Lebanon border. Tour the coastline, watch the amazing sights, hear the whistling wind and feel the sea waves. Overnight, Deluxe Chalet, Ramat Hagolan
Day 4 We start the morning with a tour of the mystical city of Safed; home to Cabbalists and thriving artist colony. Walk along the beautiful artist’s colony and Visit the ancient Synagogues and the artist quarters. This is one of the Four Holy Cities, according to Kabalistic studies.
Continue to “Bat Yaar Ranch” for some fun and adventure!
Visit to Manara the northern border and take a cable car ride up the mountain top and view the border, down by cable car. The cable car had been destroyed in Lebanon war, and had to be rebuilt.
End the day with kayaking down the Jordan River that combines good exercise with the exquisite beauty of Israel’s north. Overnight, Deluxe Chalet, Ramat Hagolan
Day 5 MAZELTOV! This morning we will drive to the city of Katzrin, the capital of the Golan. At the ancient Katrin Park, a partially restored 3rd-century Jewish village is the Katrin Synagogue. The Synagogue was used for 400 years until it was partly destroyed, possibly by an earthquake, in 749. Here we will celebrate the Bat Mitzvah.
Take an exciting jeep ride as we learn of the strategic importance and history of the land and its physical beauty.
Visit the Golan Olive Oil Mill for a tour and tasting. This major agricultural center combines modern technology with one of Israel’s oldest Industries.
Drive via Mitzpeh Gadot, here you will have a good vantage point of how the Golan completely overlooks the Kinneret, together with the Moshavim, Kibbutzim and the tour of Tiberius. Drive down the Jordan River to Jerusalem where you will check into your hotel. Overnight, Hotel in Jerusalem
Day 6 (Friday) Go to Emek of Surim and dig through the remains of the Second Temple thrown away by the Waqf, help do your part to preserve Jewish History. Drive to Machana Yehuda; see the locals buy their produce for Shabbat, and Mei Sharim. Shabbat dinner at the hotel Overnight, Hotel in Jerusalem
Day 7 (Saturday) Free day to rest and enjoy Shabbat in Jerusalem. Overnight, Hotel in Jerusalem
Day 8 Visit the Knesset, the house of Israel’s parliament. Both the name and the number of seats was taken from Haknesset Hagedolah, the Great Assembly of the Second Temple period. View the Chagall tapestries, subjects of the Creation, the Exodus and Jerusalem.
Across the road from the Knesset is the Menorah, the official symbol of the State of Israel.
Next we’ll visit the Supreme Court of Israel. This building is one of the most spectacular buildings in all the Middle East. Walk through its halls and learn which each nook is meant to symbolize.
Continue to the Israel Museum, where the domelike Shrine of the Book houses the Dead Sea Scrolls.
We end our day at Ammunition Hill; learn about the famous battle that saved Jerusalem on 6 days war and the brave soldiers of the hill. Take a walk into the bunker and feel the atmosphere. Return to your hotel Overnight, Hotel in Jerusalem
Day 9 We start our day with the Ramparts Walk around the Old City walls. We will make our way to the Jewish Quarter, reconstructed after the city was unified after the Six-Day War.
Visit Ir David (“City of David”), the section of Jerusalem that was captured and settled by King David and established as the first capital of an independent Jewish entity, and walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. This was the water tunnel dug by King Hezekiah in an attempt to protect the water supply to Jerusalem. Overnight, Hotel in Jerusalem
Day 10 Free day to explore Jerusalem on your own Overnight, Hotel in Jerusalem
Day 11 We depart the hotel making our way to the Negev. Visit Abraham’s Well, and Tel Beersheba the sight of biblical Beersheba. Amid the eucalyptus trees we will visit Ben Gurion’s simple dwelling. Israel’s first prime minister, his home is known as:”the hut”. Not far from the hut is Ben Gurion’s grave. The sight selected by Ben Gurion himself, overlooks Zin Valley’s geological finery. Continue to Beersheba, the capital of the Negev. Beersheba is the 4th largest city in Israel, and the home of the Ben Gurion University.
We end our day at Ein Avdat, where Moses led the Children of Israel through the desert, this being one of the water sources that Moses found. Return to Jerusalem Overnight,Hotel in Jerusalem
Day 12 Drive down the Burma Road, the path that during the War of Independence was opened to Jerusalem in which conveys brought food and supplies to the city under siege.
Continue to the Tavlin Herb Farm, a unique Israeli project in which medical plants and herbs are grown and dried naturally. Additional to this the farm makes dried fruits with no added preservatives.
Continue to Mini Israel; tour the world’s largest miniature city, designed in the shape of the Star of David. The thousands of miniature “residents” have been created to present not only the physical, but also the cultural, religious and social aspects of contemporary Israel. Return to your hotel. Overnight, Hotel in Jerusalem
Day 13 Free day to explore Jerusalem on your own Overnight, Hotel in Jerusalem
Day 14 Departure transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight home