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Bar & Bat Mitzvah Tours to Israel Winter 2018
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Israel Tour / Bar & Bat Mitzvah Tours – Israel Winter 2018 / 2019

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Tours – Israel Winter 2018 / 2019

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Our Bar / Bat Mitzvah Tours to Israel gives your family the unforgettable backdrop of Israel, for a trip of a lifetime! Discover your Jewish roots in Israel with cultural attractions that range from ancient to modern encompassing a meaningful Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony and celebration for the entire family!

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Thursday, December 20

Israel Pilgrims Overnight flight to Israel
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Friday, December 21

When You Come Into the Land (Deut. 26:1) Arrive in Israel – Group meeting and transfer to Tel Aviv.  Recommendations on your own:  Explore the Nachalat Binyamin crafts fair. While there checkout the nearby Carmel Market and bohemian Sheinkin Street – All Three of these Tel Aviv icons meet at the "Magen David Junction" Stroll down Rothschild Boulevard to view the Bauhaus architecture for which central Tel Aviv's "White City" was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have lunch or drink and desert at the Tachana – Tel Aviv's old Ottoman railroad station converted into a restaurant-café area. Hotel check-in with time to relax before this afternoon’s “getting-to-know- you” session and Shabbat welcome dinner Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
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Shabbat, December 22

Shabbat in Tel Aviv Morning at leisure to relax, attend Shabbat services, explore on own or visit with family and friends. Late afternoon meet your guide and visit the "Aliyah Bet" Memorial in London Square to hear the story of the illegal immigration operations which rescued Jewish refugees before the founding of the State of Israel Walking tour of the quaint Neve Tzeddek neighborhood that gave birth to Tel Aviv - the "first Hebrew city in 2,000 years". Enjoy and explore Tel Aviv. Most museums and art galleries are open today (details and recommendations will be provided). Havdallah together on the beach Dinner at Maganda Yemenite Restaurant Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
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Sunday, December 23

Foundations of the Modern State Visit the Palmach Museum in Ramat Aviv for a multimedia presentation about the elite underground organization that played a critical role in founding the State of Israel. At Independence Hall, relive Ben Gurion’s moving declaration of the State Tour the alleys of Old Jaffa, the ancient port city once known as the Gate of Zion. Optional: Evening visit to Ashkelon - Baltimore's P2K Partnership Community (additional cost for transportation). Free evening to explore Tel Aviv nightlife Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
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Monday, December 24

Layers of History Travel north along the Mediterranean Coast Visit the Roman ruins at ancient Caesarea, including an impressive amphitheatre and aqueduct and the newly-opened multi-media center, where ancient history comes to life Guided tour of the former Atlit detention camp where the British held Holocaust refugees, who tried to enter the country "illegally". Board an “illegal immigration ship" to watch a multimedia presentation about the heroic pre-State immigration. Enjoy a boat ride (weather permitting) on Lake Kinneret followed by a delicious lakeside dinner at Decks Restaurant. Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Guest House
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Tuesday, December 25

In the Footsteps of the Kabbalah Tour the synagogues, courtyards, and shops of the mystical city of Tzefat Visit the studio of Kabbalistic artist to hear about how Jewish spirituality has influenced his work. Take an exciting jeep ride to the strategic Golan Heights and look down at the Galilee Panhandle the way the Syrian army once did. Then look out from the peak of Mt. Bental to appreciate Israel's complex geopolitics. Group may split: Enjoy a tour and tasting, at the delicious chocolate factory at Kibbutz Ein Zivan followed by a chocolate-making workshop OR Tour and wine and cheese tasting at the kibbutz’s boutique Bahat Winery Take pride in our soldiers at an IDF base and then enjoy a BBQ dinner with the soldiers. Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Guest House
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Wednesday, December 26

The Jordan River Valley and Ascent to Jerusalem Early departure as we bid farewell to the Galilee and plant a tree in Israeli soil in honor or in memory of a loved one Discover Ethiopian Jewish culture at the Germachin Center in Beit Shean. Learn about this community's modern day Exodus story and the challenges facing the Ethiopian Israeli community today. Travel south through the Jordan Valley. Stop off at "Abraham's Tent" for a Camel ride and biblical hospitality before ascending to Jerusalem. Hotel check-in Meet with the Rabbi at the hotel in preparation for Thursday’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah service. Dinner on own in Mamilla Mall area Evening: Attend The Night Spectacular, the Jerusalem history sound and light show at the Tower of David Museum(weather permitting) Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
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Thursday, December 27

Freedom Fighters or Fanatics Optional: (additional cost) Set out early morning across the Judean Desert to climb Masada and watch the sunrise from its peak. Morning Transfer for those wishing to ascend Masada by cable car Tour the ruins of Herod's palace and the last outpost of Jewish independence. Discuss the terrible dilemma faced by its Jewish defenders 2,000 years ago. Celebrate a moving Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony on top of Masada. Spend some time today at the Isrotel Dead Sea Resort Hotel, enjoying its spa facilities, buffet lunch and swimming in the amazing Dead Sea. Delicious celebratory group dinner at Hachetzar Restaurant Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
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Friday, December 28

Holocaust, Remembrance and Continuity Guided tour of Yad Vashem Israel's national Holocaust memorial and museum, including the Historical Museum and Children’s Memorial. (Children under age 10 are not permitted in Yad Vashem's historical museum). Alternate program for younger children: Visit Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo, where you'll see animals which lived in Israel during biblical times. (Children must be accompanied by an adult. Zoo visit not included in the tour price). Lunch on own. Meaningful visit to Mt Herzl Cemetery to discover chapters in the history of Israel while standing next to the graves of Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir, Theodore Herzl and Hannah Senesch. Time permitting drive by the Knesset and Supreme Court buildings – Pillars of Israel's democratic system. Visit the raucous outdoor market of Machane Yehuda, and see how Jerusalem locals prepare for Shabbat (time permitting). Light Shabbat at hotel before leaving for Western Wall. Welcome Shabbat with thousands of others at the Kotel (Western Wall) to join in the prayers, dancing, and people-watching. Enjoy home hospitality as a group in the home of a Jerusalem family for a delicious Shabbat dinner accompanied by a program of Sabbath blessings, stories and songs and featuring a variety of Jewish ethnic dishes Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
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Shabbat, December 29

And on the Seventh Day... in Jerusalem Morning at leisure for Shabbat rest or time to visit with family and friends Late morning Walking tour: Explore the wonderful fortress that houses the Jerusalem Museum at the Tower of David to learn about the history of Jerusalem throughout the ages followed by a tour through the colorful quarters of Jerusalem’s Old City Havdalah, followed by our Final Dinner Party, with music and dancing and a toast to the New Year at the hotel. Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
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Sunday, December 30

The Old City of Jerusalem – An Ancient Jewish Legacy In the Western Wall Tunnels discover underground Jerusalem walking along the Western Wall’s massive foundation stones. Explore the Southern Wall Excavations and learn more about Jerusalem in ancient times at the Davidson Center. Engage in hands on archaeological work at “Dig for a Day” in Beit Guvrin National Park. Adventurous explorers can try a “Cave crawl" Return to hotel to pack and depart for Ben Gurion Airport for flight to the USA Return to hotel to pack and depart for Ben Gurion Airport for a flight to Eilat Late Check out.
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Monday, December 31

A Temporary Departure Arrive in USA – the memories stay with you forever!
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OPTIONAL EILAT EXTENSION

Sunday, December 30– Eilat Adventure
Upon landing at Eilat Airport you will be met by ITC representative and transferred to your Hotel. Hotel check-in Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel Eilat
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Monday, December 31

Red Sea Delight After breakfast board the Red Sea Sail - a luxury touring yacht at the Eilat marina for a leisurely cruise and lunch on the Red Sea. Snorkeling equipment is available for a closer look with the most exquisite coral reefs and tropical fish to be found in the world. Dinner on own Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel Eilat
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Tuesday, January 1

The Delights of Eilat OR The Wonders of Petra Spend the day at leisure sampling the delights of Eilat, including beautiful beaches, your hotel’s pool and spa facilities, water-skiing, paddle boats, wind- surfing, banana boats, snorkeling, a swim with the dolphins, or scuba- and “snuba”-diving (extra charges apply for some of these activities) OR Optional: Our excursion to the Nabatean City of Petra is from 7 am to the evening (extra charge). You need to apply for this extension in order to book your trip to Petra. We will secure your Jordanian visas in advance. Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel Eilat
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Wednesday, January 2

Sun and Fun Morning at leisure in Eilat Late afternoon flight to Ben Gurion Airport for your international flight to the USA
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Thursday, January 3

A Temporary Departure Arrive in U.S.A.

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Bar & Bat Mitzvah Online Application – Israel Winter 2018 / 2019

  • Name, Address & Contact Info:

  • Please include a copy of the front page fo your passport – it must be valid for 6 months beyond your trip return date.

  • Address Of Participants If Different From Above

  • Hebrew name of Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Transliteration in English – Not Hebrew)

  • Tour Details:

  • Return with $250 deposit per passenger. Optional Travel Insurance available, please see our website for details.

  • Prices reflect a 4% discount for purchases with Check or Cash; Please add 4% if using Credit Card. Make check out to ITC Tours. Full payment is due 90 days before departure. Please read reverse side and sign – thank you!
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    ROOMS: Prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms are available at a supplementary cost. TIPPING: Minimum tips for guides and drivers are regulated by the State of Israel and will be added to the price of all tours. Tips will be pre-collected with tour invoicing. INSURANCE: Optional insurance policy available, please see our website or contact ITC TOURS for details. MEDICAL CONDITION: ITC is not responsible for any medical conditions that may occur during or prior to the tour. CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be in writing to us and must be signed by the person who made the original reservation. Cancellations are only effective from the day they are received by us. No refunds are issued for cancellations received after the date the tour departs. If you cancel the land or air portion of the tour, cancellation fees and penalties may be deducted from your refund or deposit. Cancellation fees apply to each person. Penalty fees apply on returned checks. *CANCELLATION PENALTY SCHEDULE: 120 Days to 91 Days Prior to Departure........ Cancellation Fee $250 Per Person 90 Days to 80 Days Prior to Departure.......... Cancellation Fee $500 Per Person 79 Days or Less............................................. No Refund BAGGAGE: Luggage is the responsibility of the passenger and that of the airlines. For lost luggage, the passenger is responsible for notifying the airline directly. SEAT ASSIGNMENTS: There is no advanced seat selection for tour departures; however, we will try to meet individual requests upon availability. Three hours advance arrival to the airport is necessary to insure adequate time for check in. Seat numbers, locations & upgrades cannot be guaranteed by ITC until time of purchase from airline. RESPONSIBILITY FOR FLIGHT AND PASSENGER ACCOMMODATIONS AND SERVICES: ITC is responsible for making all arrangements for tour services offered in the itinerary. The airlines, hotels, land operators and other suppliers providing services are independent contractors and not agents, employees or associates of ITC. Acceptance and confirmation of your reservation is at the discretion of the airlines even after full payment has been made. ITC assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with the service of an aircraft, motor coach, taxi, or other conveyances, which may be used in the performance of its duty to the passengers. All vouchers and other documents for services issued by the company are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers and to the laws of the country where services are supplied. If the tour services as indicated by the itinerary cannot be supplied or there are changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond the control of ITC, we will arrange for provision of comparable services. ITC reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary whenever ITC deems it necessary to the comfort, convenience and safety of the participant at any time. Credits not allowed for unused tour services. The participant agrees that ITC shall not be liable for any changes in flight schedules, delays, weather conditions, damages, losses (including personal injuries, death and property losses) or expenses occasioned by acts or omissions of any person, including suppliers providing services, or for any acts of war, insurrection, revolts, or other civil uprisings, military actions, strikes, or acts of G-d occurring either in the country of origin, through passage or destination. No person other than an authorized representative of ITC by written consent is authorized to vary, add or waive any term or condition in this agreement. The right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any tour passenger should such person’s health or general deportment impede the operation of the tour to the detriment of the other tour passengers. PASSPORTS AND VISAS: Each passenger participant must have a valid passport. Please make sure the expiration date is at least 6 months past your return date. IMMUNIZATIONS: No immunization shots or vaccinations are required at present, unless otherwise noted. NOTE: The sequence of activities in the itinerary may change or be reversed; some may be omitted due to circumstances beyond our control. There is no monetary value issued for omitted sites. Pricing is subject to change until the trip is paid in full.

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