ITC has announced the dates and itinerary of its Israel Family Adventure, which will take place from December 21, 2011 to January 2, 2012. The tour will be led by Temple Beth Shalomâ€™s Rabbi Geoffrey Spector and Leah Beker. Designed for three-generational family groups, the tour will feature activities for both adults and children.
Online PR News – 19-September-2011 – – Livingston, NJ â€“ September 19, 2011 â€“ ITC, the premier Israel tour operator in North America, has announced the 2011-2012 Israel Family Adventure. The purpose of the tour is not only to provide a fun family vacation, but also to strengthen the connection between Jewish-Americans and the Holy Land. Rabbi Spector and Leah Beker will take tour participants to numerous sacred and historical sites, in addition to guiding recreational activities for family members of all ages.
The Israel Family Adventure is geared towards Jewish families who want to learn more about the history, culture, and traditions of Israel. The tour will kick off with an opening ceremony and orientation. Sites that tour participants will visit throughout the trip include the following:
* Old City of Jerusalem
* Golan Winery
* Chocolate Factory at Kibbutz Ein Zivan
* IDF Air Force Base
* Yad Vashem
* Kotel Tunnels
* Tunisian Synagogue
* Palmach Museum
* Historic Acco
Israel is a land of natural beauty, so the tour will also incorporate several outdoor activities, including a visit to the Dead Sea, a camel ride in the Judean desert, and a day at the beach in Tel Aviv. From relaxing at a spa to taking part in a hands-on archeological dig to tasting award-winning wines at the Golan Winery, tour activities will cater to diverse interests.
Participants in ITCâ€™s Israel Family Adventure will tour on a deluxe motor coach and stay in the Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv and the Leonardo Plaza Hotel in Jerusalem and Tiberias. Also included in the tour are a full color sourcebook from ITC and all breakfasts and dinners. The land only package costs $3495, while the land and air package costs $5245. The latter package includes a round-trip flight from Newark to Tel Aviv on EL AL Airlines.
ITC CEO Larry Ritter said, â€śThe Israel Family Adventure will allow families to enjoy a fun getaway, but it doesnâ€™t stop there. The trip will also be a transformational experience because participants will have the opportunity to light the lights of Hanukkah, celebrate Shabbat, and take part in a Bar/Bat Mitzvah service in the Holy Land itself. The tour is a meaningful gift for any Jewish family who wants to feel closer to their ancestral homeland.â€ť