History Packed: Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel 

Published on November 23, 2017 by IBMT

With the travel experts at IBMT, a Jewish heritage tour to Israel leaves nothing to worry about. The sightseeing is pre-planned. Touring around the country is organized. Accommodations are pre-arranged. And most everything is included - the walking tours, the daily excursions, the evening activities, and many daily meals.

With IBMT, a Jewish heritage tours to Israel combines the history and modernity of Israel into a full travel experience. The idea is for travellers to enjoy the total experience - the landscape, the culture, the local food, and even some “hidden” travel spots. An organized Jewish heritage tours to Israel is a cost-effective way to travel.

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Arriving in Tel Aviv, the IBMT travel team is ready to help. With offices in Israel, IBMT is well positioned to provide personal service and hands-on attention. With every Jewish heritage tour to Israel, tour representatives meet travellers at the airport, and offer assistance from landing to baggage collection. A comfortable tour bus transfers everyone for a restful overnight in Tel Aviv. Starting off with a leisure day exploring Tel Aviv, travellers discover a vibrant city with expansive beaches, acclaimed restaurants, and cultural sights in every corner of the city.

Caesarea / Haifa / Acre / Rosh Hanikra

Driving north to Caesarea, this was once the Roman capital of the entire area. Touring includes the Crusader excavations, Roman aqueduct, and remains of the amphitheatre. In Haifa, the recent history of illegal immigrants during the British mandate is awakened. Continuing to Acre, the Old City is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Then further north to Rosh Hanikra, descending by cable car down to the natural caverns to admire the spectacular rock formations. After a full day of touring, overnight is spent at a local Kibbutz guesthouse.

Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a hyper-saline body of water that is truly unique. This is the lowest point on earth – about 1,400 feet below sea level. The high salt concentration of the Dead Sea makes it easy to float in natural buoyancy. Staying in the area, Masada is the next amazing experience, ascending to the top by cable car and touring the mountain fortress, the original synagogue, and remaining bathhouses. Descending by cable car, the next stop is at one of the leading spa facilities in a nearby hotel for an enjoyable "swim" in the mineral/salt rich Dead Sea.

Safed - one of the holiest cities in Israel

Safed is considered one of four holy cities in Israel. As the centre of the Kabbalah movement, the local synagogues are a must visit, along with a stroll through the picturesque artists' quarter. Continuing with a Jeep tour along the Golan Heights, travellers witness the observation point that looks over the city of Kuneitra (Syrian territory). Next is Tel-Hai, where the famous “Roaring Lion” monument tells about the 1920 battle of Josef Trumpeldor. Overnight at a local kibbutz guesthouse includes a revealing look at the unique lifestyle of the kibbutz.

Jerusalem – many centuries of history

Celebrated by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is of deep significance to all three faiths. With IBMT, a Jewish heritage tour to Israel encompasses the entirety of Jerusalem - the Old City; the Dome of the Rock; the Al-Aqsa Mosque; and the Wailing Wall. Also included in the daily touring are the Jerusalem Archaeological Park and the Western Wall Tunnels, both of which will captivate history and archaeological enthusiasts. Offering a complete cross-section of religion, history, culture, and tradition, Jerusalem is truly a highlight in Israel.


Still traveling but wanted to thank you for planning a marvelous trip.  It is truly a trip of a lifetime.


Susan Lachtman


The IBMT Bar Mitzvah tour was fantastic! It was the perfect blend of family time and peer group time, of sites with religious/historic significance and just plain fun. The guide was personable and informative, and even the bus driver was great. All the details were attended to and you didn’t have to concern yourself with or worry about a thing. It was a true vacation. We would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are going to Eilat, Petra is a must!

We went on a church group to the Holyland with IBMT Tours and had a great trip, everything was planned for us perfectly. There was over 123 people in four different bus groups and things went smoothly, I thought it was going to be hectic with that many people in the group but IBMT did a wonderful job and made sure the buses did not go convoy, every bus had its own time table and itinerary for the day, our guide Dani was so knowledgeable and loving. We love you IBMT and we will recommend you guys. Thanks for everything you have done for us.

We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception at the INBAL to the closing dinner at the CANAAN restaurant in Tel Aviv one and all loved them.

It was a busy tour made even more so by my husband who was determined the grandchildren see “everything”.  Fortunately for us, we had the best guide when Ornan (from IBMT) gave us GADI.  All of the groups loved their guides but Gadi was  special.  He was able to reach the kids (ages 7-13) as well as the adults.  His knowledge, willingness to adjust the schedule, and good nature gave him a soft spot in all of our hearts.  He filled in at Yad Vashem when the guide droned on a bit too much for some of us.  He searched out a cemetery where a father, grandfather and great grandfather was buried and proceeded to enlighten us on the rituals and customs of a military cemetery.  He adjusted our times to include those little extras.  When weather precluded the camels, we visited Qumran.  After the Bar Mitzvahs, some wanted to walk down Masada - again, no problem. 

We loved everything.  Friday night dinner with an Israeli family (coincidentally the husband was from Toronto), meeting the soldiers on the kibbutz, the Druze lunch, sampling different foods at the shuk, the bullet factory and on and on.  Although the weather was precarious in December, it didn’t stop us and we were able to celebrate Chanukah in Israel...menorahs  everywhere, sufganiyot of every kind, celebrations in the street galore.

Would we recommend this tour...without a moments hesitation.  We had a family trip of a lifetime.  Thank you also to our bus driver Louie, whom we all loved and who got us around safely. 

“Gadi” - what else can we say ... g double o - d, j-o-b. Good job, good job.  V-e-r-y-n-i-c-e, very nice, very nice.💕



I cannot imagine a better, more organized, more perfect experience! IBMT went above and beyond all expectations!

Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.

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