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Birthright Israel Outdoors - Free Trips to Israel
Free Trips to Israel - Birthright

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DESTINATIONS
  • Ancient and modern Jerusalem
  • Negev and Judean Deserts
  • Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights
  • Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Coast
  • The Dead Sea and Masada
  • The mystical city of Tsfat
MOMENTS
  • Watch the sunrise from Masada
  • Gain a new perspective at Yad VaShem
  • Celebrate an Israeli-style Shabbat
  • Experience floating in the Dead Sea
  • Tap into the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv
ACTIVITIES
  • Camel trek and desert tent dinner
  • Raft down the Jordan River
  • Explore contrast and culture in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
  • Browse colorful open-air markets
  • Cool off under a desert oasis waterfall
CONNECTIONS
  • Bond with fellow IBD and GF travelers
  • Forge friendships with local Israelis
  • Discover a rich culture and diverse people
  • Experience current events first hand
  • Develop a deeper sense of perspective

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Each itinerary is unique according to your exact dates, the time of year and so many other factors. Browse the sample itinerary below for a taste of the journey that awaits you

FlyingHomeDAY 1 | Sunday
TAKE OFF for Israel

You’ll meet your group at one of our gateway airports and spend the night above the clouds — and headed to Israel.



MediterraneanCoast_125DAY 2 | Monday

Along the MEDITERRANEAN COAST

Shalom! And welcome to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport! Today you’ll meet your Israeli staff team and begin traveling north along the coast.

Spend the evening relaxing and getting to know your fellow travelers during introductions and ice-breakers at the hotel in the Galilee

OVERNIGHT: Kibbutz Guest House in the Galilee



Caesarea_125DAY 3 | Tuesday

CULTURE High in the Galilee

Wander through the mystical city of Tzfat walking the cobblestone streets and alleys of this quaint town. After a packed lunch, you’ll meet with artist David Friedman and then return to the hotel to absorb the musical stylings of Israeli musician Gilad Vital.

OVERNIGHT: Kibbutz Guest House in the Galilee



GolanHeights_125DAY 4 | Wednesday

PERSPECTIVES from the Golan Heights

Ascend the beautiful Golan Heights to Gadot Lookout for new perspectives at this old Syrian outpost. Enjoy lunch and then check out the amazing views from Mt. Bental. Relax as you peacefully cool down while rafting the Jordan River before you travel south to Tel Aviv. After this day of sweeping vistas, you’ll get an evening on your own in the dynamic and energetic metropolis of Tel Aviv.

OVERNIGHT: Tel Aviv Hotel



tel aviv israelDAY 5 | Thursday

Discovering Modern TEL AVIV

Here in one of the most fascinating cities in the world, you’ll meet your Israeli peers and get to understand life in Israel from the perspective of a local living with IBD and GF. You’ll explore the roots of the Israeli state from a pluralistic and diverse perspective at the Rabin Square Memorial and Independence Hall, and eat at the Carmel Market.

No trip to Tel Aviv is complete without beach time relaxing in the Mediterranean before heading to Jerusalem to learn about Gift of Life, a life-saving program helping those with cancer.

OVERNIGHT: Jerusalem Hotel


jerusalem trip DAY 6 | Friday
Feeling SHABBAT in Jerusalem

Before the calm of Shabbat settles over Jerusalem, you’ll explore the colorful and fascinating Machane Yehuda open-air market. From there, you’ll head to the iconic sites of the Jewish Quarter, exploring the Rampart Walls, rooftops, corridors, and squares of this ancient neighborhood.

At the Western Wall, you’ll have time for reflection, introspection, and exploration in these hours before Shabbat. Then head to the hotel for a festive Shabbat dinner and celebration.

OVERNIGHT: Jerusalem Hotel



jerusalem tripDAY 7 | Saturday

Ancient PERSPECTIVES and New NARRATIVES

Morning gets off to quiet and re-energizing start. You may choose to join optional tours of neighborhood synagogues, before you join the group for a neighborhood walking tour and visit to the fascinating Israel Museum. End Shabbat with a Havdallah ceremony to mark the start of the new week.

The stars are out now, and it’s time for a group night out to the famous Ben Yehuda Street pedestrian mall as Jerusalem comes alive.

OVERNIGHT: Jerusalem Hotel



yad vashem israelDAY 8 | Sunday

REMEMBRANCE and Renewal
Today you’ll confront anti-Semitism and the legacy and tragedy of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. After a sobering and eye-opening visit, you’ll then move to honor Israel’s national leaders and fallen soldiers at Mt. Herzl National Cemetery.

And now it’s time to head back into the natural wonders of Israel and head south to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.

OVERNIGHT: Dead Sea Hotel



dead sea israelDAY 9 | Monday

ADVENTURE in the Judean Wilderness

You’ll grab a snack in the morning and then head off to the Herod’s awe-inspiring mountaintop fortress of Masada via the cable cars. Explore the stark and beautiful remains of this ancient site of rebellion and descend back down for breakfast.

No trip to Israel is complete with a chance to float in the Dead Sea. Then we’ll enjoy  a short nature walk to the beautiful desert waterfalls at Ein Gedi National Park.

OVERNIGHT: Sde Boker Hotel



israel questDAY 10 | Tuesday

Deep in the NEGEV Wilderness

The day has finally come – get your camera and best puns ready as you head to Chan Hashayot Bedouin to ride a camel.

At the desert outpost of Sde Boker, you’ll learn about David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, and his vision for modern Israel. Then you’ll see some of that vision come to life at Shvil Hasalat, “The Salad Trail, an incredible desert farm.

OVERNIGHT: Tel Aviv Hotel



Sunrise_Masada-150x150DAY 11 | Wednesday

SHALOM! Returning HOME

Israel still has more to offer… so we’ve still got a day with programming and learning. First you’ll work with Save a Child’s Heart, an exceptional organization based in Israel that provides life-saving heart surgery and care for children around the world. You’ll still be inspired and uplifted as your tap into the spirit of innovative which drives Israel at the Taglit Innovation Center.

You’ll then explore Jaffa, an ancient and beautiful port city of nestled into the curve of the Mediterranean before your last group dinner together.

Now it’s time to fly back home after 10 amazing days with Israel Outdoors. During your time in Israel, you’ve been challenged by new ideas, discovered an extraordinary culture, and are returning home with a renewed understanding of your history.

And once you’re home, there’s still more to discover. Explore your post-trip options.


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