Trip Option:

Western Canada Does Israel!

Our classic 10-day signature experience exclusively for participants from Western Canada. Live West of Winnipeg? Join us in Israel this summer!

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Israel!

Welcome to the first day of your Birthright trip! We will be starting our adventure with an icebreaker at Caesarea Beach before driving North to check in and start the group programs. We will venture into the hopes and expectations that you have for your Birthright trip!

Overnight: Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan Guest House

Day 2: The Golan Heights - Understanding the Issues

This is your first Israeli morning and we will start it by introducing you to the very typical Israeli breakfast. Once we are all filled with energy, we will start our hike at Jilaboun and spend some time overviewing Mount Bental. After lunch on your own, we will visit the Golan Heights Winery and then raft on the Jordan River.

Overnight: Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan Guest House

Day 3: Spirituality and Mysticism in the Galilee

After an exciting hike at Mount Meron, we will be meeting our mifgash - which means we will meet our Israeli peers that will be traveling with us for the next few days! Together we will go tour the City of Tzfat and drive to our Kibbutz where we will be having an Israel update with a professional speaker.

Overnight: Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan Guest House

Day 4: Jerusalem – The Eternal City

We will start our day with a diversity program at Sindyanna of Galilee before driving to Jerusalem where we will be touring the Old city. At night we will be having a group program to talk about our upcoming visit to Yad Vashem Museum.

Overnight: Bait Vagan Youth Hostel, Jerusalem

Day 5: Living in the Shadow of Memory

Today we visit Yad Vashem Museum, where we will reflect and learn about this important part of our history followed by touring Mount Herzl. We will then be processing the day we just had in a group discussion. Late afternoon, we will head back to our hotel to prepare for Shabbat and the programs we have planned.

Overnight: Bait Vagan Youth Hostel, Jerusalem

Day 6: Rest and Reflect on Shabbat

Today is Shabbat – a day to rest and reflect on what we have experienced so far together, and spending some free time to get to know each other better. We will end the day with Seudah Shlisheet and dinner on our own.

Overnight: Bait Vagan Youth Hostel, Jerusalem

Day 7: Modern Day Jerusalem

Today is the day that we are saying goodbye to our Israeli peers (mifgash). We will go have lunch on our own at the famous Machne Yehuda Market and then be drive to Netanya, fresh up and go to Tel Aviv for a fun night out!

Overnight: Q Hotel, Netanya

Day 8: Tel Aviv Your Way

We are driving back to Tel Aviv today where we will be touring Neve Tzedek and the famous Rothschild Boulevard. We will having lunch on our own and do some self exploration for the rest of the afternoon before meeting back to go have some time at the Beach. Later on we will explore the Birthright Innovation Center before heading out to the Bedouin Hospitality center and have dinner and a bonfire there. After dinner and our evening program we will be spending the night under the stars in our own Bedouin tents.

Overnight: Kfar Hanokdim Bedouin Camp, Judean Desert

Day 9: Masada – Choosing Your Heroes

Today we will be going for an optional camel ride before climbing Masada via the Roman Ramp and touring the Ancient Fortress. We will have a quick hike at the Nachal David National Park before going for lunch and have some very well deserved resting time at the dead sea. After that, we will be going to our hotel, have dinner and have a group summary and process our Birthright trip.

Overnight: Ein Gedi Youth Hostel

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