J² crafts journeys of inspiration, education, and Jewish connections to Israel and worldwide. We are guided by a simple but powerful concept: No two trips are the same; each experience should be personal, meaningful, and backed by superb service. Travel is not just about the places you visit, but the connections you make along the way.
The Winter Break Multi-Generational Family Trip to Israel offers an exciting program and choice accommodations and is a great way to visit Israel with your family – starting from $4985 per person (land only). For a detailed itinerary, more information and to register please scroll down.
- Street Food
- Nature Walks
- Jeep Tour
- Family Friendly
- Art & Culture
- Food & Wine
- Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
- Check into your Jerusalem hotel.
- Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
- Participate in a Kabbalat Shabbat with hundreds of Jerusalemites at the Western Wall.
- Enjoy a festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel.
- Climb to the top of the Tower of David Citadel for a stunning view of Jerusalem's Old City.
- Stroll along the ramparts of Jerusalem's Old City.
- Take part in a fun and fascinating scavenger hunt in Yemin Moshe, a historic neighborhood overlooking the Old City.
- Explore the Israel Museum, housing more than 5,000 years of cultural treasures.
- Mark the end of Shabbat with a communal Havdalah ceremony.
- Experience Jerusalem night life, including: The Mamilla Mall, the First Station, Ben Yehuda Street, and Nahalat Shiva Pedestrian Mall.
- J² Salon Talk: A Time to Remember and a Time to Forget. Memory is a key part of Jewish identity. But aren’t some parts of history better left forgotten? We’ll be hearing from a variety of voices – Bob Marley, Yehuda Amihai, Rabbi Nahman, and Elie Wiesel – to talk about the role of remembering and forgetting in Jewish life.
- Visit Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Visit Ein Yael, an interactive, living museum, located on a 2,000-year-old archaeological site.
- Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Jerusalem while walking through the legendary Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem's largest open-air market.
- Visit Pantry Packers, where you will pack food for Israel’s poorest families.
- Enjoy a Bnai Mitzvah celebration on the top of Masada and read from the Torah. Mazal Tov!
- Float into happiness on the Dead Sea where the feeling of weightlessness is great fun.
- (Time permitting) Hike in Nahal David, part of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
- Experience Genesis Land and have fun riding a camel, followed by a traditional "hafla" dinner in a spacious tent.
- Check out of the hotel.
- Visit Kibbutz Gesher on the Jordanian border and descend to the Jordan River bank.
- Spend time and reflect at the Kinneret Cemetery where iconic Zionist figures are buried.
- Continue to the Hula Nature Reserve, home to thousands of storks, cranes, pelicans, and flamingos. Enjoy bike-riding and golf-carting.
- Check into the hotel.
- Adults: J² Salon Talk: Unpacking Utopia – The Kibbutz Then & Now. The kibbutz used to be a central institution in the Zionist revolution – socially, culturally, and even strategically. Much has changed, though, about the kibbutz and about Israel since those early years. What does a kibbutz look like today in the 21st century and how do the changes over the years represent shifts in Israeli self-image and society?
- Kids: Participate in an experiential tour of the Kibbutz.
- Spend time in Tsfat, where you will visit the synagogues and alleyways that tell the story of Jewish mysticism in the Galilee Mountains.
- Go for a jeep tour of the Golan Heights including the region's role in Israel's security history.
- Tour and enjoy a tasting session at Buza (Arabic for ice cream), an Arab-Jewish joint venture which uses natural ingredients and Italian techniques to create Galilean glida (Hebrew for ice cream).
- Visit the Galil Mountain Winery on Kibbutz Yiron near the Lebanese Border, including wine tasting.
- Dinner at the hotel.
- Check out of the hotel.
- Visit Sindyanna of Galilee – a non-profit organization that is creating economic opportunities for Arab women, one of Israel’s most underemployed sectors – and sample some of their award-winning olive oil.
- Enjoy a guided visit to the ancient city of Caesarea, one of the Land of Israel's most important cities during the Roman Period.
- Stop at the Jaffa Overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv.
- Check into your Tel Aviv hotel.
- Walk through colorful Neve Zedek, one of Tel Aviv’s earliest neighborhoods.
- Eat, drink, and learn at Levinsky Market, where we’ll sample food, sweets, and spices from all over the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
- Walk along the Independence Trail in Tel Aviv and embark on a remarkable journey that begins with the founding of Tel Aviv in 1909 and ends with the establishment of Israel in 1948.
- Explore Nachalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv’s arts and crafts market before we move on to the Carmel Market.
- Return to your hotel to prepare for Shabbat.
- Enjoy Shabbat dinner at the hotel.
- Check out of the hotel. (store your luggage)
- Experience the dynamism of Jewish life at the newly-opened ANU Museum of the Jewish People, dedicated to telling their story and representing their diversity, highlighting the creative works and cultural riches of a variety of communities in different periods of history until the present day.
- Farewell lunch at a local restaurant.
- Say goodbye to your tour educator.
RATES & LODGING
What to expect
- 8 nights' accommodations.
- 9 days of touring with a tour educator (guide), in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
- Arrival & departure transfers.
- Daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 5 dinners.
- All site entrance fees & program fees as per your final program.
- Water on the bus.
- Porterage at the hotels.
- Credit card fees.
- Flights to & from Israel.
- COVID related expenses, including tests.
- Evening transportation when dinner is not included.
- Clergy for B'nai Mitzvah Service.
- Amendments to the program: In the event that any sites, programs or meals etc. are added to the program, an additional fee may be required.
- Personal extras: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, food other than the table d’hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified.
- US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
- Value Added Tax is currently not applicable to tourists visiting Israel. Should the law change, you will be notified accordingly, and VAT will be added to your final invoice.
- Gratuities: Recommend guidelines for tipping are provided in the terms section.
- Please review our terms & conditions (T&C’s) or request that we send you our full T&C’s. Until you do that, here is the small print, and other stuff you may want to know:
- Validity | All prices quoted are based on exchange rates as of the proposal date and are subject to change without notice. Rates are per person and are based on shared twin room occupancy.
- How to Make a Reservation | The quickest way to make a reservation is to register online or contact us by email. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. A non-refundable deposit is required in order to complete the registration process.
- For any assistance with this registration process or other trip-related queries, please email Customer Care: [email protected]
- Payments | The balance of your payment is due 90 days before your trip begins, or as specified in your invoice. You will receive an email reminder 2 weeks before this date. Various payment options are available as follows:
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- Please use the following information: Citizens Bank: 1 Citizens Drive, Riverside, RI 02915 Routing number: 021313103 (Domestic only) ACH: 036076150 SWIFT Code: CTZIUS33 (International only)
- Beneficiary Instructions: For the benefit of J² Adventures. Account number: 1001858331
- J² Adventures reserves the right to automatically cancel your reservation on that date and it may be subject to reconfirmation should the final payment not be received.
- Cancelation Policy | All cancelations need to be made in writing. The cancelation fee depends on the date when we receive written notification of your request to cancel your booking. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.
- Cancelation fees | Cancelations made 90 or more days prior to departure incur the loss of the deposit. Cancelations made 89 to 46 days prior to departure incur the loss of 50% of the full trip cost. Cancelations made 45 days or less prior to the departure incur the loss of 100% of the full trip cost.
- Cancelation fees may also include: Hotel or supplier cancelation fees. J² Adventures reserves the right to adjust its terms of payment, including cancelation policies and initial deposits.
- Protect your investment for $495 p/p: Should you cancel your trip up to 5 days before your departure for any reason, our POM program offers you a trip refund. Call 888-230-6008 or e-mail: [email protected]
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