Here are a few important points you should consider: Your safety and security is Birthright Israel's #1 priority as well as ours.The situation in the Middle East is being monitored on a constant basis and the programs would be postponed or cancelled if we felt that we could not properly ensure your safety and well-being. The majority of violent incidents that have taken place over the past few years have occurred in particular tense areas of the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.If it’s summer, you’ll visit the City of David complex and discover the joy of splashing through Hezekiah’s water tunnel; if you’re traveling in winter, you’ll go to the Davidson Center and the . Friday night marks the beginning of Shabbat, and we’ll celebrate it together in Jerusalem, the historic center of Jewish life.Local Jerusalemites fill the market just before Shabbat begins. OVERNIGHT: Jerusalem Hotel It’s Shabbat in Jerusalem!If you choose, you can partake in a Shabbat service at a Jerusalem synagogue or celebrate the Day of Rest sleeping in.Enjoy a relaxed afternoon taking a walking tour of Jerusalem’s colorful neighborhoods and having some fun at a local park.Policy dictates that we do not go to Gaza and to restricted areas of the West Bank.
While the decision is ultimately yours to make, we do feel that it's important that you - as well as anyone else who may advise you on the matter - have all of the facts in hand.
We use our own tour buses, not public transportation. Group leaders and guides carry cell phones and can be reached at all times by our head office.
In accordance with the Israeli Ministry of Education guidelines - which were originally put in place for Israeli youth and student groups decades ago - a fully-trained Israeli armed guard/medic is with the group at all times.
Israel by Foot is a more active experience designed for anyone who’s physically fit and with a passion for the outdoors. Today you’ll meet your Israeli staff team and begin traveling north along the coast.
The itinerary includes about 20-25 hours of hiking, plus a night camping under the stars. Start with a welcome ceremony at the beach-side amphitheater in ancient , also known as the Kotel.