12 Days Israel Bar - Bat Mitzvah Tour

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12 Days Bar Bat Mitzvah Tour


DAY 1 Sunday


Overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Get ready to enjoy one of the best tours you have ever had in your lifetime. IBMT, with its own operations office in Jerusalem is dedicated to give you personal service to each and every one of you.

DAY 2 Monday

DAY 2 Monday


"Bruchim Habaim" and welcome to Israel. You will be warmly greeted by an IBMT Tours representative at the airport who will assist you through customs and direct you to your local guide and driver who will   provide a group transfer (available between 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM) to the Holy City of Jerusalem. 

After you have checked into the hotel you are invited to join us in one of the private lounges of the hotel for a festive IBMT Tour welcome Cocktail reception where you can mingle with your fellow travelers and enjoy hot canapes & hors d'oeuvres. Overnight in Jerusalem (Welcome cocktail reception light dinner)

DAY 3 Tuesday

DAY 3 Tuesday


Begin the day with a trip to the top of Mount Scopus, one of the few places from which both the Dead Sea and the Dome of the Rock can be seen. Marvel at your first panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade. Together with the members of the tour, collectively we recite the "Shehechayanu" blessing and toast l'chaim to celebrate your visit to Israel. Enter via the Zion Gate which leads to the Armenian Quarter and walk through the restored Jewish Quarter passing the excavated Roman Cardo. At the revered Western Wall, a specially arranged walk takes us through a newly opened 1200 foot long tunnel excavated at the time of King Herod used as an aqueduct to channel water to the Temple. On our way to Israel Museum we will pass by the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, there stands the 5m – seven-branched bronze Menorah, the symbol of the Jewish people. Across the way is the modern Supreme Court Building, the highest judicial court in Israel. Proudly sitting on a hill in Givat Ram, the Israel Museum was founded in 1965.The white domed Shrine of the Book represents the lids of the jars in which the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found near Qumran. Across the way is the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, a unique blend of Zen and Western art principles. Marvel at the meticulously recreated 1:50 Scale Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the Second Temple period which was transferred to the Israel Museum in 2006 at a cost of $3.5 million dollars. Later at the hotel join the Rabbi for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah rehearsal. Free evening dinner is on your own. Overnight Jerusalem. (Breakfast)

DAY 4 Wednesday

DAY 4 Wednesday


This is YOUR SPECIAL BAR/BAT MITZVAH DAY. Drive through the Judean Wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, some 1200 feet below sea level and continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada. An exciting 3 minute cable car ride will whisk you to the top to view the excavations of the Herodian palace, storerooms, bathhouse and water Reservoirs. Visit the ruins of the small Synagogue which served the Jews of Masada and the Beit Midrash (Torah Study Hall). Your guide will retell the harrowing tale of the 967 zealots (men, women and children) who chose to  commit mass suicide rather than be enslaved by the Romans. Here we will meet our Rabbi to witness the joy of your child coming of age.

Descend by cable car and head to  the Dead Sea. You are invited by IBMT Tours  to one of the Dead Sea hotels for  lunch & swim and experience the unique sensation of "floating" in the unsinkable waters. Most facilities will be available for you and a spa will be available for the adults to enjoy the hotel's many spa packages. Time for relaxation before your exciting evening. (Don`t put your head under the water and don`t drink the water!)

After our great lunch and relaxation at the Dead Sea water or spa we will depart the hotel as we are heading to the mountains between Jerusalem and Dead Sea. A convoy of camels will be waiting to pick us up at the  “Land Of Genesis” (Eretz Breishit) where the story of Abraham will be recreated. In Abraham’s tent, enjoy Authentic Bar and Bat Mitzvah Festive Dinner  followed by a Menora Lighting Ceremony and entertainment group who will celebrate our Simcha through the evening with   dancing, singing, drummer circle and other surprises. A magical evening is in store for us. This will be an evening you will never forget! A short drive back to Jerusalem for overnight. Dress code: casual 
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 5 Thursday


Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves to take part in a 3-hour program of digging, sifting and touring Beit Guvrin National Park. Who knows what we might find on our archeological dig at Tel Maresha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Rehovot to visit the Ayalon Institute, a secret underground ammunition factory where you will learn of the bravery and ingenuity of pre-state freedom Hebrew fighters. Pay a visit to the Yad La-Shiryon
Museum in Latrun (between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv/Jaffa) Famous around the world for its unique and diverse collection of tanks and armored vehicles, this is a `hands on` visit for the children as they can actually climb up on the combat tanks. This was the staging area for the Independence War. At the Armor Corps Museum learn about the battles that secured the road to Jerusalem which led to victory.

Tonight we will experience a new type of dinner on our successful program, we will travel to the famous Machne Yehuda market for a bite tasting tour a different type of cuisines will be offered to us exploring the verity of foods Israel has to offer.  An experience you do not want to miss out on. Overnight in Jerusalem. 
(Breakfast & dinner)

DAY 6 Friday

DAY 6 Friday


Our day begins with a somber visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust where tour members take part in a Yizkor service. See the poignant Children’s Pavilion, the new Holocaust Museum and the Valley of Destroyed Communities where the names of 5000 lost communities have been inscribed in the stone walls. 
After such a difficult visit to Yad Vashem we need our tranquil time and to change our mood by visiting to the Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem where it is happening, lots of locals are celebrating the coming of the weekend by spending time on this beautiful exciding and happening street of Jerusalem, Cafes, shops around to explore.  

Return to the hotel in Jerusalem to dress for Shabbat. We are blessed to be able to celebrate Shabbat in Jerusalem. Your host for Shabbat will be waiting to take you on an IBMT Tours experience ``Shabbat of a Lifetime`` which includes Kabbalat Shabbat, dinner and hospitality, Jerusalem style. Afterwards a short walk back to the hotel. Overnight Jerusalem. (Breakfast, Dinner) 

DAY 7 Saturday


In observance of Shabbat Today is a free day, families can explore the Old City and the Jewish Quarter, one of the four quarters of the Old City.  Or simply relax at the hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Jerusalem. (Breakfast)

DAY 8 Sunday

DAY 8 Sunday


Leaving Jerusalem behind we head for the Galilee and Kfar Kedem situated between Tiberius and Haifa, next to Tzippori where a hands-on experience will transport us back in time to life as it was in a Jewish village in the Galilee some 2000 years ago. Wearing authentic clothing, you will ride donkeys, turn wheat into bread and feast on a rustic Galilean meal. This is an experience not to be missed. Before we depart for Safed we will have a light lunch at the village.

Safed, one of the four holy cities is also the home of Kaballah (Jewish mysticism). This charming town filled with cobblestoned streets and lined with ancient synagogues and artists' galleries, offers breathtaking views of the entire Upper Galilee.
Arriving to our destination at our hotel, You are invited for our second wind of celebration in the north, Our chef will prepare an outdoor Potjie South African B.B.Q dinner for our families sitting around a Bon fire and a guitar player will pleasure our night with Israeli Mediterranean songs and dance. If you thought we had enough partying and celebrating, mmm... think again, another evening under the open sky in the north with great food and entertainment. Overnight Kibbutz (Breakfast, Light lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9 Monday

DAY 9 Monday


Explore the geo-politically vital Golan Heights by a private jeep this morning. Travelling off-the-beaten-track roads, we will hear about the decisive battles fought in this area. In Biblical times referred to as Bashan, the captivating beauty of the Golan becomes more beautiful as you go higher.  Stopping at an observation point overlooking Kuneita and Syria, you will gain a meaningful perspective as to the significance of the strategic Golan Heights.  

Now for some fun as we head to Ein Zivan to participate in chocolate making at the famous De’ Karina chocolate factory. Established by Karina Chaplinski, De Karina Chocolates has gained an impressive reputation as a gourmet chocolatier. Hear about the history and culture and take part in a hands-on workshop. (For the adults we will visit a winery and take part in wine tasting).

This afternoon is set aside for more fun as you river raft and zip line on the mighty Jordan River. Try not to get wet! Driving back along the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s sole source of fresh water and a favorite vacations spot we come to Tiberias, once a Rabbinical scholar center. Tonight a special dinner with members of the Kibbutz and engage with kibbutzim on the principals of kibbutz life. Overnight Kibbutz. (Breakfast & Dinner)

DAY 10 Tuesday

DAY 10 Tuesday


We set our sights on the Tel Dan National Park combining a lush nature reserve with a Biblical archaeological experience with three easy hiking routes and a short wheelchair-accessible trail. At the heart of the park is Tel Dan, the capital of the ancient northern kingdom. The Dan River, one of the sources of the Jordan, flows through the reserve, its water coming from the snowmelt of nearby Mount Hermon. A wading pool offers a refreshing break.

On top of Mt. Carmel, we stop at the Druze Village of Ussifiya for a traditional Druze lunch hosted by a Druze family and learn about these unique Israeli citizens. En-route to Tel Aviv we will visit the ancient port city of Caesarea built by King Herod the Great about 25-13 B.C.E. Your short introduction includes the arched amphitheater and aqueduct. In less than one hour we will be in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv with time to relax on the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean. Tonight, you will be dropped off at Rothschild street in Tel Aviv a seen you have never seen before in your eyes, Even South beach will be amazed. Time on your own to explore the great Cafes and amazing famous restaurants in the area where you will find different type of fusion food you can find only in Israel.    we will recommend some restaurants nearby for you. Overnight in Tel Aviv. (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 11 Wednesday

DAY 11 Wednesday


The morning is at leisure to spend time with your family swimming at the beach or at the hotel pool or walking along the promenade or you can take our Optional “Flying a Powered Parachute” program. You will be transferred to Kibbutz Ga’ash where you will meet your trainer / pilot and fly with him for about 20 minutes over the Mediterranean shore and will be able to see Israel from both sides.   (Ask for details)

Around noon time we will start our day by visiting the famous in door Sarona Market and you will have time for taste a large variety of food & cuisine only created in Israel. Enjoy lunch on your own from a large variety of different cuisine the market will offer you.
This afternoon moving on to ancient Jaffa where Jonah began his adventure with the whale. A perfect place for people watching and good food. Take a short walk through the restored town before returning to Tel Aviv with its narrow byways filled with artist galleries and cosmopolitan shops. A city full of secrets, surprises and adventures. We finalize our tour today with the Independence Hall, originally the Dizengoff House, where the Declaration of Independence was signed by the first Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion in May of 1948.  Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at Goshen restaurant a five stars cuisine.  Overnight in Tel Aviv.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 12 Thursday


After breakfast for those who book their return flight in the morning a transfer will be provided to the airport for your return flight home. For those who book their late night flight you have a chance to enjoy a free day in Tel Aviv on your own. You can check out from the hotel between 11am - 12pm keep your luggage at the lobby with the bell boy and stroll along the Tel Aviv famous promenade, have a great lunch at one of the great restaurants at the port of Tel Aviv just 10-15 minutes by taxi from the hotel. Return to the hotel for your transfer pick up to the airport for your late evening flight departing right before or after midnight. (B) 

At this time, you are so energized from your visit to Israel and you are
planning your next visit to ISRAEL a country that belongs to you !


Nobody does a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour Like Israel Bar Mitzvah Tours

Dates & Rates



Departure dateStart DateEnd DateDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
24 Jun 201825 Jun 201805 Jul 2018$4299$6099$2999BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Jul 201809 Jul 201819 Jul 2018$4199$5662$2999BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Jul 201823 Jul 201802 Aug 2018$4099$5662$2999Sold Out
05 Aug 201806 Aug 201816 Aug 2018$4199$5662$2999BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Aug 201820 Aug 201830 Aug 2018$4199$5762$2999BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Dec 201824 Dec 201803 Jan 2019$4399$6200$2999BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Jul 201907 Jul 201917 Jul 2019$4199$5662$2999BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD


Adventure, Israel Bar Mitzvah Tours Features:

**Free trip for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child (ask for details)


Jerusalem: Inbal Hotel

Tel Aviv: David Intercontinental

Kibbutz: Hagoshrim

Eilat: Royal Beach or Herod’s Palace



  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure at Ben Gurion Airport by a local IBMT
  • Tour representative
  • Escorted group transfer on arrival and departure
  • Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Five Stars Deluxe hotels
  • The services of a Government licensed English speaking tour guide throughout (the services of a local guide only in Eilat depending upon the number of participants)
  • FREE Rabbi Service on Masada and preparatory disc with Torah readings
  • Porterage of one normal sized piece of luggage per person at the airport and hotels
  • 10 Full days sightseeing as per the program. (as per IBMT Tours 12 day tour) including entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • 10 night’s hotel accommodation based on double occupancy at the above five star deluxe hotels 
  • Full Israeli buffet breakfast at hotels daily with chefs standing by to take your orders
  • IBMT Tours Machne Yehuda Shuk bites tour dinner
  • IBMT Tours “ Shabbat of a Life Time “ dinner and hospitality
  • A BBQ dinner with bonfire and entertaiment 
  • A unique Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration & dinner (special event)
  • 8 dinners throughout the 12 day tours
  • 3 lunches 12 day tour (Dead Sea Lunch & swim  / Kfar Kedem Light lunch / Autentic festive Druze lunch)
  • IBMT Tours special gift to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child
  • Archeological dig
  • And much much more....  



  • Round trip airfare to Tel Aviv and return
  • Departure taxes, fuel surcharge and airport improvement fees (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Insurance – non-refundable insurance premium
  • Single supplement quoted separately
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned

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Ornan and Ada

We got home yesterday, and I just want to thank you both for all of your help and support along the way and for creating what was truly the most magical experience. It surpassed every expectation. Yair is a true professional and his love and pride of Israel is contagious. I am happy to provide a glowing reference for any family thinking of joining IBMT in the future. Happy 2018!!!


Gayle Schreiber
Ridgefield CT

Gayle Schreiber

Hi Ornan and Ada,

This note is a bit delayed, but I want to thank you for the help and support you provided to help make our Israel Bar Mitzvah trip such a memorable experience.
We had an incredible time in Israel! What a great itinerary and having Yair and Natalie as our guides truly made it outstanding. 


Toronto, Canada


Petra Greenbaum

We wanted to thank you so much for a beautiful Shabbat dinner! We visited your home on Dec 22, 2017 with the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour. It was a wonderful way to begin our trip in Israel. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, and loved spending time with your family. We appreciated your warmth and hospitality and having the opportunity to hear your story. We have ordered your book and look forward to reading it.

Wishing you all the best, And a very big thank you from Toronto, Canada

Toddy, Marshall, Marlee & Alec Freilich
Miriam Freilich


Toddy Freilich


In August we went to Israel for our son’s Bar Mitzvah with our entire family. We had people ranging in age from 9 to 79 and needed a trip that would be fun for all. Ornan and his team at IBMT really took the time to get to know me and to find out what we needed before he planned a trip that everyone has agreed was the best and most memorable family trip that we’ve ever been on. The trip ran flawlessly and every detail was considered. We were able to customize our entire experience and all of his recommendations turned out to be amazing. Most importantly he was always available when I had any questions and worked tirelessly to reassure me that our trip would be perfect and it was.

Irina and Mark Gross

We recently returned from a IBMT Tour for our son’s Bar Mitzvah and we all agree that it was the best vacation that we have taken to date.  The tour was well organized and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.  The events that they include in the tour include everything “must see” in Israel and activities that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.  The tour allows for activities for all ages and accommodates anyone who wants to do more or less than they have planned.  It is obvious to me and my family that they have put serious thought into planning the tour as all of the logistics were worked out.  We would confidently refer this tour group to anyone considering a Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel.

Michael Rodney

Hi Ornan,

"Opting to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah this summer with IBMT is one of the best decisions we've ever made.  The itinerary took us to places around the country that I've never experienced on previous trips to Israel.  Experiencing our son's bar mitzvah atop Masada as opposed to a more rushed, crowded experience at the wall truly sets IBMT apart from other tour companies.  The professionalism of the IBMT staff both in North America and Israel was superb...everything was incredibly well organized and we were heartened by IBMT's level of diligence in ensuring that every hotel and restaurant fully accommodated our son's food allergies.  Our tour guide Natalie was the highlight of the trip -- she is warm, incredibly knowledgeable, and tailored the experience for everyone's needs.  The other families on ...

David M Zimmerman

To Ornan and  IBMT Tours staff,

We just got back from tour with IBMT for our Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel.

We are so glad we have chosen the right company for our tour as I can’t express my words of how wonderful this tour company was, starting before we left, the personal service they showed here back home and later the service in Israel with our great tour guide Natalie who was so informative on every place we went and what we saw. It was so wonderful to listen to a person with so much knowledge, she made it very interesting for all of us to enjoy and we all became one big family.
Fun, Excitement & Connection, IBMT you are more then that. Everyone took care of each other looking after the children, everyone pitched in

Chana Pulvermacher


Thank you very much for the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour we just completed.  We had a fabulous time & there were lots of special little parts from the tour that contributed to that.  The different experiences for dinner were very special, and I liked the variety of different types of sites/attractions.  Our tour guide Natalie was excellent, and I heard good things from the other group about their guide Liat.

Thanks again

Adam Waese

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