7 DAY DISCOVER ISRAEL
Don't have 10 days to take off of work and life? Join us for 7!
Can’t afford to take 10 days off of work? Don’t worry, we have the perfect solution for you – our 7 Day Discover Israel trip!
Join us for 7 amazing days traveling around Israel, experiencing all of the Birthright Israel “musts” – floating in the Dead Sea, that famous camel ride, ridiculously delicious falafel and hummus, exploring the vibrant, modern city of Tel Aviv; walking the ancient pathways in Jerusalem’s Old City and more.
All you have to do is take a few days off and you’ll be all set for the adventure of a lifetime!
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7 Day Discover Israel
|Jan 14 - Jan 22||EWR||
Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport. You will be met and assisted through customs by Israel Experts staff and will meet your Israeli tour guide and driver who will be with you throughout your tour.
Mifgash ("Encounter") Begins. Today you will be joined by 8 young Israelis who will be traveling with you for your entire trip.
You will have the privilege to explore Israel through their eyes (and they through yours) and to forge new and lasting friendships.
Go through orientation: Take some time to get to know your fellow participants, staff, and guide while preparing for the 10-day journey ahead of you.
Hike the Nahal Amud Nature Reserve, also known as the Wadi Amud, a stream in the Upper Galilee that spills into the Sea of Galilee.
Explore Tzfat - the ancient and modern home of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). Tour ancient synagogues and artists’ quarters.
Participate in a unique coexistence seminar in the Arab village of Jisr Al Zarqa or at one of our other partnering programs.
Explore Jaffa, one of the world's ancient ports. Modern Jaffa has a heterogeneous population of Muslims, Christians and Jews. Jaffa is a major tourist site with an exciting combination of old and new. You may have time to explore the local flea market called Shuk Hapishpeshim for all kinds of hidden treasures (and delicious things to eat).
Enjoy a night out in Tel Aviv in an area full of trendy restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes and shops.
Visit Rabin Square ("Kikar Rabin" in Hebrew); a large public city square in central Tel Aviv, named after Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated at the conclusion of a massive peace rally held at the square on November 4, 1995.
Visit Independence Hall where David Ben-Gurion proclaimed Israel's Independence in 1948.
Stroll down the trendy area of Nachalat Binyamin and the neighboring market "Shuk HaCarmel", where you can find many cafes, shops and unique gifts.
Arrive at your kibbutz in time to prepare for Kabbalat Shabbat (greeting of Shabbat) and candle lighting followed by Shabbat dinner. Participate in “Oneg Shabbat” (Shabbat Pleasure) program.
Sleep in (a bit) today! It's Shabbat!
Enjoy an activity prepared for you by the Israelis.
Take part in the Havdalla ceremony, ending the Shabbat and welcoming the new week.
Visit Yad Vashem, Israel's national memorial to the Holocaust. The museum presents the historic events that befell Europe following the Nazis’ rise to power in Germany and the fate of the Jews under Nazi rule in the occupied countries.
Visit Mount Herzl, Israel's military cemetery and the burial place of Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir and Theodore Herzl.
Enjoy a night out in Jerusalem an area full of restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes and shops.
Tour the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the Jewish quarter and be witness to millennia of Jewish history, from the time of biblical kings and prophets to modern celebrations and conflicts. Walk to the Cardo, the street built by the Romans in the sixth century, situated 20 feet below modern street level. One part of the Cardo is a restored arcade of Jewish galleries and shops, while the other part is an open-air reconstructed street. Take time for personal prayer and reflection at the Western Wall (Kotel).
Take time to explore Machane Yehuda market during the day where you'll find fresh fruits and vegetables, ridiculously delicious pastries, a wide variety of ethnic food (Yeminite, Iraqi, Kurdish, Persian, Georgian, etc.), and more.
Bring your trip to a close with a wrap-up session where you'll reflect back on your Birthright Israel experience.