"Baby Boomer" Group Israel Tour

Group tours are for people traveling together that have specific interests they all share.  Our tour for Baby Boomers, is geared towards a very rewarding experience but at a more leisurely pace.  A tour planned for families would take into consideration that children are included and be sure there are activities and sites geared towards them.  Any group, of any age, can include a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration in Jerusalem.

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Robinson's Arch at Western Wall (Kotel), Jerusalem, Israel
Tel Aviv Ceramics Shop

Sample "Baby Boomer" Israel Tour

Here’s a sample summer Israel tour designed by Israel Celebration Tours for our “Baby Boomers.”

Day 1: Sunday

Depart the U.S.  “And away we go!”

Bags are packed, passports at the ready, we depart from the U.S.

Meals:  On the plane

Day 2: Monday

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and Off to Jerusalem

Arrival at the Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to the hotel in Jerusalem.

Drive to Mt. Scopus for a view of Jerusalem and the Old City along with the traditional “shehecheyanu” blessing with wine and bread.

Arrive in your hotel in Jerusalem and check-in. Before diner, we will meet for a ‘get-together’ cocktail in one of the hotel’s conference rooms. You will get to know your travel mates and your guide who will give you all relevant information for the coming tour.

Following that, our first Israeli dinner will be ready for us at the hotel’s main dining room.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

Meals: Get-together cocktail, Israeli dinner in the hotel’s main dining room

Day 3: Tuesday

“Digging up our roots”

Breakfast

We begin our introduction to Israel with a visit to ‘Dig for a Day’, an active archeological dig. Here we will learn how thearcheologist works and then we will participate in several aspects of the dig.

Then we will visit Beit Guvrin to see some of the caves that have been opened up in previous explorations.

From here, we will drive back to Jerusalem stopping at the Sorek caves to see this wonder of nature – stalactites and stalagmites abound.

We return to Jerusalem and to our hotel for dinner and then we will go out for a Sound and Light show at David’s Tower.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

Meals: Breakfast, dinner in the hotel’s main dining room

Day 4: Wednesday

“The Holiness of Beauty”

Breakfast

Our first stop is the Haas Promenade for a panoramic view of the Old City.

After learning about King David by viewing the City of David, who made Jerusalem the eternal city of the Jewish people, we enter the Jewish Quarter, and visit the Davidson Center where using a computer simulation, we will ‘experience’ walking into the Temple built by Herod.

Our next stop will be the famous Kotel Tunnel, which traverses the western side of the Temple wall.

Time permitting; we will leave time to shop a bit on the famous Ben Yehuda Mall. We will then go out for a group dinner in one of Jerusalem’s nice restaurants.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

Meals: Breakfast, group dinner in one of Jerusalem’s nice restaurants

Day 5: Thursday

“The Dead Sea and Zealot option”

Breakfast

We leave Jerusalem and drive to Masada and ascend by cable car to visit the palaces of Herod the Great, the Roman baths and pools, the excavations and the synagogue. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.

Proceed to the Crowne Plaza hotel at the Dead Sea to enjoy of a Lunch & Swim – You can use the Spa facilities (treatments are not included) and hotel’s private beach. (If you wish to have a spa treatment, advise your guide the day or two in advance).

We will drive along the shores of the Dead Sea for a short visit at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

We then travel to a Bedouin tent to enjoy of Bedouin Hospitality at Abraham’s Tent to learn about this culture. (We can go for a short camel ride, as well).

Today enjoy dinner in our hotel and after dinner get together for a Hebrew lesson in one of the conference rooms of the hotel.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner in our hotel

Day 6: Friday

“The Holocaust and Today’s struggles”

Breakfast

We visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the 6 million Jews who perished in the Shoah.

Our next stop is the Menorah at the Knesset, a symbol of a people seeking justice in ancient times to this very day. We make a stop at Machene Yehuda, the open-air market. Make certain you pick up some rugalach!!

We return to our hotel to clean up as Shabbat comes in. Tonight we will enjoy a special traditional Shabbat Dinner– we call it “Shabbat of Lifetime.”

First, we will visit The Wall to greet the Shabbat Queen with the thousands of others.

Afterwards, we continue to our host families’ homes for Kiddush, a special home-cooked dinner, and an unforgettable time with our local hosts. We return to the hotel.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

Meals: Breakfast, special home-cooked dinner with host families

Day 7

“The Beauty of Holiness”

Breakfast

The morning is free for those who wish to attend synagogue services or just relax at the hotel.

Around noon, we will depart for the Israel Museum– Shrine of the Book home to the famous Dead Sea Scrolls.

Also on the grounds of the museum is the Miniature model of Jerusalem, a model of Second Temple Jerusalem of 2000 years ago.  We will also have time to explore this great Museum to view the Archaeological display, Israeli art Galleries or the best Judaica items collection.

We return to the hotel. (This is a good time to meet with family/friends at the hotel). Dinner on your own at a recommended restaurant in the hotel’s vicinity.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

“Reaching Higher”

Breakfast

We drive north to the Sea of Galilee, and stop at Beit Alfa to see the remains of an ancient synagogue built during the period of the Roman rule.

Continuing north, we pass though the city of Tiberias.

We have time to stop in Rosh Pina, founded in the late 1800’s.

We now drive up the mountains of the Galil to the mystical city of Safed (Tzfat) — refuge for many of the Jews expelled from Spain in 1492.

We then drive the short distance to the Dalton Winery.

On to our beautiful Kibbutz hotel in the upper Galilee.

Dinner at our Kibbutz hotel.

After dinner, we will enjoy of a lecture about Kibbutz life from one of the senior kibbutz members.

Overnight: Kibbutz Hotel Hagoshrim

Meals: Breakfast, dinner at our Kibbutz hotel

Day 9

“Defense of the State”

Breakfast

After breakfast, drive north and visit Kfar Giladi and the ‘Roaring Lion’, located near the Lebanese border.

We then drive to Metula and the “ Dado” viewpoint for an explanation of the Geopolitical situation in this region.

Visit the Golan Heights and hear the stories and see the strategic importance of the region from Mt. Ben Tal. Enter the bunkers and view the contemporary borders with an overview of Syrian town of Kuneitra.

Visit Katzrin, the capital of the Golan; at the Talmudic village we will see the ancient synagogue that shows our connection to this land.

At the end of the day, we will take a light hike in Tel Dan.

Special fish dinner at a nice restaurant (Dag al HaDan) on the banks of the Dan River.

In the evening we will have a Hebrew lesson.

Overnight: Kibbutz hotel Hagoshrim 

Meals: Breakfast, special dinner at Dag al HaDan on the banks of the Dan River

Day 10

“The Road to Statehood”

Breakfast

After breakfast travel west to a Druze village, where we will learn about this group of people that have remained loyal to Israel and even serve in the army.

We take the cable car at Rosh Hanikra on the Lebanese border, down to the grottos.

We continue southward along the coast and visit the Acco Prison, where the British jailed and hanged Jews for the ‘crime’ of defending themselves.

Now we will visit the Israel Navy Museum located aboard one of the ships that attempted to break the British blockade of Palestine after World War II.

On to our hotel in Haifa.

Dinner at our hotel.

Tonight we will have a speaker from the Army to talk about life in the army.

Overnight: Dan Panorama hotel in Haifa

Meals: Breakfast, dinner at hotel

Day 11

“The Road to Statehood Part 2”

Breakfast

We start the morning with a visit to the beautiful Bahai Gardens.

We then drive south to the Atlit Illegal Immigration camp, (established in the 1940s by the British for Jews) and meet a former crew member (if available) of one of the ships that brought Jews to Israel during the British mandate.

We will make a stop at Caesarea, the ancient seaport where we will see the ruins, museum and the amphitheatre.

We continue south along the Mediterranean coast to Tel Aviv.

A special dairy dinner and evening activity tonight at the “Na  Laga’at” cultural center. We will discover the language used by the blind at this special place located at the old port of Jaffa.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Tel Aviv

Meals: Breakfast, special dairy dinner at the “Na Laga’at” cultural center

Day 13

“Our Home after 2000 years”

Breakfast

After breakfast in the hotel, we visit the Ayalon Institute, where we manufactured ammunition before we were a state, under the noses of the British.

We then visit Independence Hall where Ben Gurion, 65 years ago, declared the State of Israel on the 14th of May,1948.

Our next stop is a visit to the “Beit HaPalmach” museum, which commemorates the contribution of the Palmach to the creation of the State of Israel.

Towards the end of our day, we drive to Rabin Square, the site of Rabin’s assassination.

We return to the hotel to pack up.

We go out for a farewell dinner at a local Yemenite restaurant.

From here, we go directly to the airport for the return trip home.

Evening:  Depart for U.S.
Meals: Breakfast, farewell dinner at a local Yemenite restaurant

Day 14

“On the Road Again”

Arrive back in the U.S.

Arrive Friday morning in the U.S.A.

Shabbat Shalom!

Overnight: The airplane

Meals: The airplane

Day 12

Arrive back in the U.S.

Arrive Friday morning in the U.S.A.
Shabbat Shalom!

Overnight:  The airplane.