Can’t get time off work or school? That’s no longer a reason not go on a Birthright Israel trip. Sachlav now offers an exclusive 7 day Birthright Israel trip option which includes “Tel Aviv Your Way”, a full-day program which gives you optimal time in Tel Aviv with the freedom to choose how you spend your time.
Over the course of 7 days you’ll get all the best of Birthright Israel, plus the value added extras to make your short time in Israel that much more meaningful. Don’t let the gift of a free trip to Israel pass you by, take advantage of an opportunity that suits your schedule, and offers you the full trip experience.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO THE LAND OF MILK ‘N WINE
Hit the road running! Travel to Ben Shemen Forest for a welcoming session, before driving North to Caesarea. Taste a variety of Israel’s best wines at one of its most popular boutique wineries. After settling into your hotel and having dinner, we’ll gather for an Israel Update with Nathan Jaffey, which will introduce you to the dynamics of life in Israel.
Explore the narrow alleyways of the ancient city of Safed, one of Israel’s 3 holiest cities. Enjoy a jam session with the popular Agadata Musical Band before we make our way to Tel Aviv. Enjoy some free time to shop and explore at the Jaffa market. After dinner, prepare for a night out experiencing the best of Tel Aviv’s vibrant nightlife.
Start your day with a tour of The Israeli Museum, before delving into Tel Aviv’s more modern artistic side, with a graffiti tour of the trendy Florentine neighborhood. Have some free time at the Carmel Market for lunch, before visiting the beautiful port city of Jaffa. Drive South into the desert for a traditional Bedouin experience at Kfar Hanokdim, complete with a desert feast, star gazing and a night spent in traditional Bedouin tents.
Watch the sunrise on the ancient mountain fortress of Masada. Then take a bumpy ride across the desert on camel-back, before getting muddy at the Dead Sea. After lunch we’ll make our way to Jerusalem to tour the Old City and visit the Western Wall. We’ll then make our way to our hotel for a much needed rest.
Start the day with a visit to Mt Hertzl, Israel’s largest military cemetery for fallen soldiers, then make your way into town to taste your way through the famous Machane Yehuda food market. Get spiritual with a unique Shabbat service at the Western Wall, before enjoying a delicious Friday night meal with your group.
Chill and take in the special Shabbat atmosphere… Have an activity with your I.D.F Soldiers, and tour the Israel Museum. Once Shabbat is over, explore Israel’s nightlife with a evening out on Jerusalem’s buzzing Ben Yehuda Street.
DAY 7: HOW FAR WE’VE COME
Visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, meet a survivor, and pay your respects by connecting with the individual stories of those lost in the Holocaust. After lunch, head back to Tel Aviv for a tour of the newly restored Sarona neighborhood, and enjoy its array of boutique stores and eateries. Learn more about Israel as the dynamic start up nation, with a personal presentation by Start IL. After dinner, head out to enjoy your last night in Tel Aviv.