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A tour to Israel is a transformational experience and a spiritually uplifting adventure. Travel to Israel on a family trip, a private tour or on a bar/bat mitzvah tour. We offer Israel tours of different lengths, from 9-, 11-, or 13-day tours that depart year-round and include varying hotel options for optimal flexibility. Visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Galilee and Eilat and enjoy a trip of a lifetime.
9-Day Best of Israel
The Best of Israel tours offer participants the opportunity for a thorough introduction to the Land of Israel. Some of the highlights of the Best of Israel tours include a unique visit to Tel Aviv’s Independence Hall, a jeep tour on the Golan Heights and a guided visit through the newly renovated Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance complex.
11-Day Inside Israel
The Inside Israel tours offer a particular blend of experiences for tourists who seek a more intimate view of Israel. Highlights of the Inside Israel tour include an introductory dialogue with a representative of Israel's Reform movement or with a political science analyst, a wine tasting at the renowned Golan Winery located on the Golan Heights and the opportunity to participate in an active archaeological dig at the Beit Guvrin Caves.
13-Day Exploring Israel
The Exploring Israel tours provide visitors with the ultimate Israel experience. Catering to the Israel traveler who has the time to see more of the region, the Exploring Israel tour includes almost all of the elements of our other itineraries, as well as an opportunity for fun in the sun of Eilat and an optional guided tour of the 1,800-year-old Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan, recognized as one of the ten wonders of the world.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tours
9-Day Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour of Israel
This 9-day Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour will allow your child to experience his or her special day in an unforgettable setting while receiving an introduction to the Land of Israel. Together you'll marvel at the resolve of the founding fathers of modern Israel as you visit Independence Hall, ride across the Golan on a jeep, visit a renowned winery, visit the awe-inspiring Western Wall Tunnels and culminate it all with a moving coming-of-age ceremony with a local Reform rabbi.
11-Day Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour of Israel
Your bar/bat mitzvah child will never forget this incredible experience as you celebrate this special day in the framework of an extensive tour of the Land of Israel. The 11-Day Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour offers a jeep tour across the Golan Heights, a visit to the Dead Sea and the legendary Masada and a chance to uncover ancient relics at an ongoing archaeological dig, all this before celebrating the memorable event with a local Reform rabbi.
13-Day Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour of Israel
Give your child the ultimate gift – the chance to celebrate his or her special day while participating in this comprehensive 13-Day Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tour. Not only will a local Reform rabbi perform this milestone ceremony, but together you'll experience most of the components of the shorter 9-Day and 11-Day Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tours, as well as concluding with a relaxing visit to Israel's resort in Eilat and the opportunity to travel into the Red Rose City of Petra in Jordan.
Private Israel Tours
9 Day Private Israel Tour
The 9 Day Private Israel Tour will give you an opportunity to traverse the country at your own pace, while still experiencing the best Israel has to offer. With the benefit of a private guide and vehicle, you will travel from Tel Aviv to Northern Israel and conclude in Jerusalem, visiting traditional sites along with the opportunity to alter the stops along the way to suit your personal needs.
11 Day Private Israel Tour
On the 11 Day Private Israel Tour, experience the myriad of colors, traditions and rich culture and history as you travel around the country with a private guide in your own vehicle. In addition to in depth touring, you will have the opportunity and time to meet with Israelis and go off the beaten track to places rarely seen. It goes without saying that you determine your schedule…
13 Day Private Israel Tour
The 13 Day Private Tour includes all of the sites and experiences of the shorter Private Israel Tours, with the added benefit of traveling to Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea and an option of continuing the private tour experience in Petra, the 1,800 year old Nabatean city. A combination of Fun, Flexibility and Learing.
The natural choice for your first seminar with Melton - even if you have visited Israel previously - providing new depth and understanding. The seminar takes participants along a 3,800-year timeline of the land and its narratives, from the world of Abraham to contemporary Israeli society. A variety of texts serves to bring the sites alive and provide an opportunity to explore pivotal moments in the history of the Jews in the land of Israel.
Poland & Israel Seminars
At the start of the twentieth century, Poland’s Jewish community was the greatest in the world. This seminar visits a number of pivotal locations in Poland and Israel, tracing the outlines of a critical chapter in the history of the Jewish people through to the Shoah and considering its central role in the development of the Yishuv (Palestine) and the State of Israel.
Spain & Israel Seminars
Iberia served as the setting for one of the most remarkable chapters in Jewish history: that of Sefarad, embracing tragedy and great creative powers alike. The great poets, thinkers and statesmen of Sefarad help raise critical questions for us: when do Jews flourish? What ties do we have as a minority with the surrounding cultures? What happens when Jews are themselves a majority culture? The seminar explores these issues, both in southern Spain and in Israel.
Jewish Family Tours
Israel Family Tours
The history of the land, the power of the people, and Israel’s complex reality all set the stage for a wonderful family experience. Whether walking through the Old City of Jerusalem, jeep riding on the Golan Heights, floating in the Dead Sea, hiking in the desert or finding yourselves in Tel Aviv, where the State of Israel was founded, you will experience the wonder which is the Land and State of Israel.
Central Europe Family Tours
Jewish family tours through Central Europe offer a unique combination of layered memories of a vibrant Jewish past, colorful medieval town squares, and a close look at local modern Jewish communities. Travel through Jewish history, discover ancient lands and strengthen your bonds as a family, creating family vacation memories that will last a lifetime.
China Family Tours
With great walls and magnificent palaces serving as a backdrop, vibrant Imperial pasts and hidden Jewish stories mesh to present a multitude of cultures, each reflecting a unique story through taste, dress, architecture and tradition. China has all of the ingredients to create a wonderful fun-filled family vacation, with memories that will last a lifetime.
Spain Family Tours
A Jewish family tour through Spain offers amazing fun, great history, marvelous modernity and deep insight into an unparalleled Jewish existence. See where the Jewish scholar Maimonides once lived and how the architect Gaudí influenced Barcelona. The churches, walled cities, fun family activities and glorious food will serve as a wonderful backdrop to the story of a vibrant Sephardic past, placing your family right in the center of it all.
India Family Tours
A Jewish family tour to India offers a gateway to another world. Colorful markets, the Taj Mahal, the legacy of Mahatma Ghandi and the heritage of a vibrant Jewish community, are just a few of the wonders that make India an amazing place to travel with your family.
Italy Family Tours
A Jewish family tour to Italy will engage your family with the greatest heights of culture, along with riveting chapters of Jewish history. From the power of the Sistine Chapel and the grandeur of the Coliseum, to the canals of Venice and the beauty of Michelangelo’s David - and the intricacy of Jewish life throughout the ages – your family will find beauty and depth at every turn.
Morocco Family Tours
With a coastline from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, and a desert as far as the eye can see, Morocco’s fascinating culture reflects traditions both familiar and foreign. Once home to a thriving Jewish community, Morocco is a great country to travel through with your family, and engage with an exotic environment and a vibrant Jewish past.
Paris & Provence Family Tours
A Jewish family tour to Paris and Provence will raise the curtain on the City of Lights and the pastoral landscapes of Provence. Whether roaming the ancient alleyways of old Jewish Quarters, exploring gardens , palaces and museums, the culture and history of France will become clear, and the Jewish communal memory unveiled.