13 Days Classic Israel


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This tour is available also with private guide. For information call us at 1.877.977.4268 

DAY 1 Tuesday


Overnight flight to Israel.

DAY 2 Wednesday

DAY 2 Wednesday


Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be met by IBMT Tours representative and transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Remainder of the day is free to spend at lei-sure.
Take advantage of this opportunity to mingle with the locals. Shop at the amazing shopping malls, relax at an authentic Israeli restaurant and enjoy the amazing food Tel Aviv has to offer, or just enjoy a relaxing day at one of the beautiful beaches. Overnight in Tel-Aviv.

DAY 3 Thursday

DAY 3 Thursday


Start your journey with a visit to Latrun, where you can explore the renowned Armored Corps Museum and Memorial. This museum stands as a remarkable collection of tanks and armored vehicles from various eras, making it one of the most diverse tank museums globally. Continue your exploration of Antipatris, also known as Tel-Afek National Park, a historically significant site that has played a crucial role throughout the ages in the Holy Land. Next, proceed to the Ayalon Institute, a once-secret underground ammunition factory established by the Haganah, the Jewish underground movement before May 1948. Discover the fascinating history behind this clandestine operation and gain insights into the struggles and perseverance of those involved. Continuing your journey, visit the Weizmann House in Rehovot, a stunning structure built in 1936, which was the private residence and later the official residence of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the first President of the State of Israel and founder of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Explore the impressive house and its captivating gardens, which now form part of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Overnight Tel Aviv.

DAY 4 Friday

DAY 4 Friday


Your day starts with a visit to the Anu Museum, a remarkable site that narrates the compelling story of the Jewish people through the ages, up to the present day. Next, drive through the vibrant main streets of Tel Aviv, widely recognized as the heart of business and entertainment in Israel. This bustling metropolis, famously known as the "White City," boasts an impressive collection of over 4,000 Bauhaus-style buildings, leading to its declaration as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. As you explore further, make a poignant stop at Rabin Square, where Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin was tragically assassinated in 1995. Continue your journey to Old Jaffa, one of the world's oldest port cities, and be mesmerized by the ancient ruins while strolling through the captivating Artists Quarter. Head on to Neve Tzedek, the inaugural neighborhood of Tel Aviv, established in 1887, which still exudes its unique charm. Followed by a visit to Nachalat Binyamin, the lively pedestrian mall offering an array of live street music, arts, crafts, and handcrafted jewelry, providing a delightful and vibrant experience.
Overnight Tel Aviv.

DAY 5 Saturday

DAY 5 Saturday


Take advantage of this opportunity to mingle with the locals. Shop at the amazing shopping malls, taste the unique food Tel Aviv has to offer, or just enjoy a relaxing day at one of the beautiful beaches.

Overnight in Tel-Aviv.

DAY 6 Sunday

DAY 6 Sunday


Embark on a captivating coastal drive to Caesarea, a former Roman capital, where you can witness fascinating excavations, explore remnants of the Roman port and aqueduct, and marvel at the restored amphitheater. Proceed to Megiddo, steeped in biblical history, and explore its well-preserved water system and intriguing archaeological sites. Continue your journey driving through the Druze villages and Mount Carmel to Haifa to be mesmerized by the panoramic view of Haifa Bay, the Golden-domed Bahai Shrine, and its breathtaking gardens blending seamlessly with the surrounding natural beauty. Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

DAY 7 Monday

DAY 7 Monday


Set off on an enriching journey to Safed, the renowned center of Jewish mysticism, where you can immerse yourself in the ancient synagogues and soak in the creative atmosphere of the Artists' Colony. Continue your adventure to the beautiful Golan Heights, where you will have the chance to marvel at the remnants of former Syrian bunkers and catch a glimpse of Quneitra. Head on to the thriving Israeli town of Katzrin, known for its vibrant charm. Before concluding your expedition, make a stop at the esteemed Golan Winery, where a wonderful tour and delectable wine tasting await you.
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

DAY 8 Tuesday

DAY 8 Tuesday


Head out on a fascinating day, beginning with a visit to the sacred city of Nazareth. Explore the revered Church of Annunciation, a site of great significance. Continue your journey to Sea of Galilee, where you can delve into the history of Capernaum and marvel at the ruins of the ancient synagogue and the beautiful octagonal Church of St. Peter. Ascend to the serene Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the iconic Sermon on the Mount. As you drive through Beit Shean, make a stop at Beit Alpha to admire the remarkable remains of an ancient synagogue's mosaic floor, depicting the captivating zodiac.
Overnight Jerusalem.

DAY 9 Wednesday

DAY 9 Wednesday


Begin your day with a breathtaking panoramic view from Mount of Olives. Next, make your way to the magnificent Old City, where you can explore the revered Tomb of King David and the sacred Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and stroll through the newly restored Jewish quarter, witnessing its vibrant ambiance. Discover the remnants of the Roman Cardo, marvel at the historic Herodian quarter, and make your way to the iconic Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Conclude your day with a visit to Bethlehem*, where you can immerse yourself in the profound atmosphere of the Church of the Nativity and the iconic Manger's Square, capturing the essence of this sacred destination.
Overnight Jerusalem.

DAY 10 Thursday

DAY 10 Thursday


Drive to the esteemed Israel Museum; Discover the remarkable Shrine of the Book, where the ancient Dead Sea scrolls are safeguarded, and marvel at the intricate miniature model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. Drive by the Knesset, Israel's parliament, and continue your journey to Mount Herzl cemetery and pay your respects at Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Holocaust. Delve further into Jerusalem's history with a tour of Nachlaot. Walk through its narrow alleys while listening to heartwarming tales and uncover the rich tapestry of the city's past that shaped its very foundations.
Overnight Jerusalem.

DAY 11 Friday

DAY 11 Friday


Embark on a scenic drive through the awe-inspiring Judean Desert, leading you to the extraordinary Dead Sea, the Earth's lowest point, and situated approx. 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Make a stop at Qumran, visiting the historic site where the famed Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to reach Masada, an ancient fortress of great significance. Ascend by cable car and explore the remnants of this fortified stronghold, renowned for the Zealots' last stand against the Romans in 73 AD. Descend from Masada via cable car and continue your adventure to the Dead Sea.  Immerse yourself in its mineral-rich mud and indulge in a therapeutic float on its waters, believed by many to offer revitalizing effects. Overnight Jerusalem.

DAY 12 Saturday

DAY 12 Saturday


Enjoy a stroll on your own at the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the local colorful bazaar were you can work on your negotiating skills, or visit the local cafes and amazing restaurants to enjoy the feel of local habits and culture.

Overnight stay in Jerusalem. 

DAY 13 Sunday


Aboard the transatlantic flight, with time to think about your exciting visit filled with memories for a lifetime, you can start planning your next visit to Israel! Arrive back home the same day.

*  Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation. The program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.



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Dates & Rates

Departure date Start Date End Date Starting At Double Occupancy Single Price Child Price Book
30 Apr 2024 1 May 2024 11 Jun 2024 $2,759 $4,179 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
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17 Sep 2024 18 Sep 2024 29 Sep 2024 $2,696 $4,053 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
29 Oct 2024 30 Oct 2024 10 Nov 2024 $2,759 $4,179 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
5 Nov 2024 6 Nov 2024 17 Nov 2024 $2,759 $4,179 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
12 Nov 2024 13 Nov 2024 24 Nov 2024 $2,612 $3,885 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
19 Nov 2024 20 Nov 2024 1 Dec 2024 $2,612 $3,885 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
26 Nov 2024 27 Nov 2024 8 Dec 2024 $2,582 $3,835 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
10 Dec 2024 11 Dec 2024 22 Dec 2024 $2,498 $3,667 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
17 Dec 2024 18 Dec 2024 29 Dec 2024 $2,582 $3,835 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
7 Jan 2025 8 Jan 2025 19 Jan 2025 $2,527 $3,725 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
11 Feb 2025 12 Feb 2025 23 Feb 2025 $2,527 $3,725 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW
18 Feb 2025 19 Feb 2025 2 Mar 2025 $2,527 $3,725 $1,964 BOOK BOOK NOW

* All prices in USD

Included services:

  • Welcome to Israel meet & greet upon arrival by an IBMT Tours representative  
  • Sharing transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Dinners in Kibbutz Lavi
  • 8 touring days in a Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach 
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide
  • All transport and entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary


HOTEL PLAN Plan A Plan B Plan C Plan D
Tel Aviv Dan-Deluxe room Renaissance-Sea View room Dan Panorama Prima City Tel Aviv
Galilee Kibbutz Lavi-Hadar wing Kibbutz Lavi-Eden wing Kibbutz Lavi-Eden wing Kibbutz Lavi-Eden wing
Jerusalem King David-Deluxe New City View room Orient Dan Panorama Prima Kings


Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/drivers & hotel staff
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal extras on meals not mentioned above

*Child min. age - 5 years old


  • The hotels in the tour might be replaced with similar ones depending on availability
  • Bethlehem site is under the Palestinian Authority's Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation
  • Dead  Sea visit subject to weather conditions
  • The hotels appearing on the table might be replaced with similar ones.

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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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