Bar Bat Mitzvah in Israel - Tour Company Comparison Chart

Israel B Mitzvah Tour Company Comparison Chart
  America Israel Travel ARZA GAMA Israel Discovery Tours Israel Tour Connection ITAS Margaret Morse Tours
Length of tours 11-, 12- or 13-day 11- or 13-day 10- or 12-day 11-, 13- or 15- day 11- or 15-day 11-, 12-, 14- or 15-day 13- or 16-day
Ceremony Locations In Jerusalem: the Western Wall, the Southern Wall, the Western Wall Tunnels, the Tower of David Museum, the Hurva Synagogue. Outside Jerusalem: Masada, Neot Kedumim, Galilee’s ancient synagogues of Baram or Corazim. Day 3 of 13-day-tour. Day 9 for other tours Masada Day 9 The Southern Wall Day 9 Masada Masada or Southern steps in Jerusalem Day 4 Masada Masada Day 10
Offers Offer private, customized family tours, group b'nai mitzvah tours, escorted family tours with optional ceremony Land tour free for bar bat mitzvah child when sharing a room as third and min. 4 full-fare adults Land tour free for bar bat mitzvah Free land tour for bar/bat mitzvah child plus $1,000 air credit for child with family of 4 Free all-inclusive touring for the b'nai mitzvah Land tour free for bar bat mitzvah child
Ceremony preparation before departure No No No No Sends preparatory CD with Torah readings Sends preparatory CD with Torah readings No
Meet with clergy in Israel before ceremony No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Celebratory meal after ceremony Dinner at the Cardo, recreation of a 1st century Roman eatery, with entertainment and Roman togas (11-day tour); Bedouin village dinner party (12-day tour); or Jerusalem restaurant (13-day tour) Dinner in Jerusalem restaurant Dinner in Judean hills at "Land of Genesis" for biblical-style dinner party in tent with “Abraham” and his family Banquet with live music at Tel Aviv Hilton Dinner in Judean hills at "Land of Genesis" for biblical-style dinner party in tent + fewell party with music and dancingt Dinner at hotel with music Dinner with live music
  America Israel Travel ARZA GAMA Israel Discovery Tours Israel Tour Connection ITAS Margaret Morse Tours
Plant tree in forest Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Kibbutz overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jeep ride on the Golan Heights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rafting or kayaking on Jordan River (weather permitting) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Float in Dead Sea Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Participate in archaeological dig Yes Yes Yes
Optional extension trips Eilat, Petra, Sinai Eilat, Petra Eilat Eilat Eilat, Petra Eilat Eilat
Notable Dinner and camel ride in Bedouin village Visits to Independence Hall and Stars of Caesarea Interactive Center. Experience hospitality in a Druze village Tour and taste at the Golan Olive Oil Mill. Participate in Israeli team games at the Bat Yaar Ranch Volunteer in Jerusalem soup kitchen. Participate in private memorial service at Yad Vashem followed by the presentation of certificates at the Bronze Menorah outside the Knesset. Home hospitality with Israeli families; meet Israeli artists; gifts for B'Nai Mitzvah kids Swim with dolphins, gift to B'nai Mitzvah kids Dancing cruise on the Sea of Galilee



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