Jewish tradition has always placed great value on children, and as parents we want what is best for them – their well-being, safety and education. Providing unique teaching opportunities through travel is a meaningful exercise for the entire family. A trip to Israel provides the perfect environment for youth to learn about their rich Jewish heritage. I mean, what could be better than visiting the land in which their forefathers lived. Time spent in Israel is without a doubt the most advantageous way to nurture a love and pride in their Jewish Heritage. Jewish Heritage Israel tours present a unique opportunity to educate your children about their Jewish roots by taking them to the ancient places where their ancestors lived as well as seeing the amazing modern State of Israel in all its wonder and beauty. There are some special factors when traveling Israel with children, you want to keep them engaged and having fun while giving them many chances to learn more about themselves!
Planning a fun-filled tour for the family can be a little tricky. You want it to appeal to both adults and children. Depending on the age of your child, you may want to choose a customized Bar/Bat Mitzvah Israel Tour or a customized family Jewish heritage tour for children. Doing so will allow you customize the dates of the tour, the sites you’d like to visit, the hotel accommodations and many other factors that can lend itself to having an exciting tour for the whole family. You’ll want to take in all the historical sites the Israel offers such as Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea. You may also want to include the resort city of Eilat in southern Israel. There you can visit the Underwater Marine Observatory, swim with dolphins at Dolphin Reef or enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the beach. There is so much to do in Israel, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time.
More great places to visit in Israel during your Jewish heritage tour for children include:
Rosh HaNikra – this stunning geologic formation, located off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Western Galilee, is something you’ll want to check out. The white cliff face opens up into spectacular grottoes.
Biblical Zoo – one of Israel’s biggest tourist attractions, the Biblical Zoo covers over 62 acres of incredible terrain in South Jerusalem. See over 170 species of animals in this idyllic setting with a man-made lake with waterfalls and pools.
Gan HaShlosha National Park – this national park in Israel features hot springs, natural pools and waterfalls in a lovely shaded setting. Great place for a swim!
NeotKedumim – the Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel is a biblical garden and nature preserve located near Modi’in, halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Plant a tree in memory of a loved one here.
Beit She’an Archaeological Park – the largest archaeological site in Israel protects the ruins of the city of Beit She’an. Situated approximately 4 miles from Mt. Gilboa, it was the leading city of the Decapolus during Roman times.