Israel Family Journey

8-12 Day Israel Experiences for Adults & Families

Discover Israel's rich history, modern culture and natural beauty on a multi-generational tour. Be inspired by the same staff who lead our teen programs as you explore Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, the Galilee and much more. 

Israel Family Journey

You're invited to experience the very best of Israel on a pluralistic Jewish travel experience designed for everyone in the family.

Choose from a core 8-day or 10-day itinerary – both of which can be combined with a 2-day extension to Eilat and Petra. Dates are offered throughout the summer and winter vacation seasons.

Israel Family Journey is a joint program of BBYO and Authentic Israel. The program is organized in-house by our own staff and led by our own elite guides and counselors – which means we're able to provide you with a higher level of service, a truly educational experience and an excellent value.

We look forward to hosting you in Israel!

Scroll down to learn about opportunities to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah on Israel Family Journey (for adults too)!

Early Bird Discount + Risk Free Registration = Act Now!

Sign up at least five months in advance to lock in your spot and receive a $100/person discount. All payments are fully refundable up to four months in advance, so your savings are absolutely risk free.

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

 

Retrace the footsteps of history in the Old City, explore a water tunnel in the City of David and experience the quiet of Shabbat in Jerusalem
Descend to the lowest place on earth to float in the Dead Sea and scale the heights of Masada in the Judean Desert
Navigate the Negev Desert wilderness the old-fashioned way on camels and enjoy a delicious desert tent dinner feast
Experience Israel's pioneering heritage at an authentic kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee shores, and ascend the Golan Heights on an off-road jeep trek
Travel to the Mediterranean coastal city of Haifa and discover the stunning Bahà'í Gardens and Temple on Mount Carmel
Soak up the cultural riches, browse colorful street festivals and enjoy the always lively beach culture of Tel Aviv
Make a solemn visit to the Yad VaShem World Holocaust Remembrance Center and celebrate modern Israel's establishment at Independence Hall
Get your hands dirty on the Dig-for-a-Day Archeological Seminar and cool down on a relaxed rafting trip down the upper Jordan River
Sample Israel's diverse cuisine at gourmet restaurants, in a Druze village at a Bedouin tent, and in open-air markets 

Optional Add-Ons

Descend into the ocean caves of Rosh Hanikrah and explore the Crusader era history in the ancient seaport of Acco (only available added to the 10-day core experience)
Luxuriate at the Red Sea resort city of Eilat and enjoy a guided day tour of Petra in Jordan (available added to the 8-day or 10-day core experiences)

What's Included

Enjoy our no-hidden-costs approach so that you can enjoy the experence to the fullest. With the exception of one meal a day and staff gratuities, Israel Family Journey is an all-inclusive package!
  • VIP greeting at Ben Gurion Airport and a private transfer to our Jerusalem hotel for all arrivals on the first day of the program
  • 4-star and 5-star centrally located accommodations with luggage porterage included
  • Licensed Israeli tour guide escorts the program on a 24/7 basis
  • Luxury private air-conditioned touring bus with dedicated Israeli driver
    Saturdays in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are designed as guided walking tour days without a bus
  • A youth counselor/support staffer accompanies groups with at least 25 participants
  • Two group meals daily, including tax and gratuities at restaurant meals
    For those including the Eilat Extension, only breakfast is included
  • Site entrance fees, activity costs and programming
  • All applicable taxes
    An additional VAT (tax) applies for Israeli citizens at group hotels
  • The guided Petra Day Tour option includes all border crossing and visa fees

What's Not Included

  • Travel to/from Israel
  • Local medical insurance (optional)
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • Group cell phone rental service (optional)
  • Meals not marked as included in itinerary
  • Hotel incidentals
  • Israeli staff gratuities (suggested $100/adult traveler)
  • Pre or post stay arrangements and activities

Celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Israel

Traveling to Israel as a family is an especially meaningful way to mark a child's coming of age. Adults are more than welcome to participate in this Jewish rite of passage. There are so many ways to mark this occassion, and we have some great ideas on how to incorporate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration as part of your journey.

Private Ceremony in Jerusalem (Pre-Tour)

Arrive in Israel a day early and plan a private ceremony as a family at a destination in Jerusalem such as the Western Wall, the Davidson Center, the Haas Promenade, etc. We will connect you with an appropriate local Rabbi to design and lead a ceremony that fits your own family's vision for the experience.

Private Ceremony in Jerusalem (Mid-Tour)

Shabbat in Jerusalem is a less structured day in the itinerary, and as such, it's a good opportunity to celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah during the tour.

Symbolic Ceremony on Masada (Mid-Tour)

The world's oldest surviving synagogue is located atop Masada, which makes for an especially moving Bar or Bat Mitzvah experience. For anyone interested, our Israeli guide will lead a short and symbolic ceremony for your child as part of the group tour on Masada. Don't worry — no preparation is required before the tour! (and there is no extra cost)

The Family Journey IS the Celebration

In the most basic sense, becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is simply about reaching a certain age. No ceremony is required in Jewish law! For many families the mere act of traveling together through the Land of Israel together is the most appropriate way to celebrate this happy occasion.

This was the trip and experience of a lifetime for myself, for my wife and our kids.
Our guide was very knowledgeable about history, culture, and nature - and had a wonderful sense of humor. He preseneted things very objectively, yet it felt like we had a personal touch.
This trip by far superseded my expectations. We saw so much ina  very comfortable and easy manner. The tour guide and the Israeli counselor were amazing. They were so friendly and helpful with my children.

Early Bird Discount + Risk Free Registration = Act Now! Sign up at least five months in advance to lock in your spot and receive a $100/person discount. All payments are fully refundable up to four months in advance, so your savings are absolutely risk free.

Program Dates

Choose from tours scheduled throughout the summer and winter break seasons. All dates are guaranteed. Private groups are organized by request.

2016 Tour Dates

Tour Arrival Date
Program begins on
Thurday Evening
8-Day End Date
Program concludes
Thursday evening
10-Day End Date
Program concludes
Saturday evening
Eilat Ext. End Date
Add-on to the 8-day
or 10-day program
December 22, 2016
Limited Availability
December 29, 2016 December 31, 2016 December 31, 2016 or January 2, 2017

2017 Tour Dates

Tour Arrival Date
Program begins
Thurday evening
8-Day End Date
Program concludes
Thursday evening
10-Day End Date
Program concludes
Saturday evening
Eilat Ext. End Date
Add-on to the 8-day
or 10-day program
June 15, 2017
Available
June 22, 2017 June 24, 2017 June 24, 2017 or June 26, 2017
June 22, 2017
Available
June 29, 2017 July 1, 2017 July 1, 2017 or July 3, 2017
June 29, 2017
Available
July 6, 2017 July 8, 2017 July 8, 2017 or July 10, 2017
August 3, 2017
Available
August 10, 2017 August 12, 2017 August 12, 2017 or August 14, 2017
August 10, 2017
Available
August 17, 2017 August 19, 2017 August 19, 2017 or August 21, 2017
December 21, 2017
Available
December 28, 2017 December 30, 2017 December 30, 2017 or January 1, 2018

Program Costs

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NOTE: The costs below reflect the 2017 package. To view the 2016 details, click here

8-Day Core Program

START DATE:
June, July, December
START DATE:
August
Base cost with double room hotel occupancy $2,175/p $2,275/p
Supplement for single room hotel occupancy $600/p $650/p
Discount for anyone sharing a triple or quad* room – ages 13 and above -$100/p -$100/p
Discount for anyone sharing a triple or quad* room – ages 12 and under -$250/p -$275/p

10-Day Core Program

Base cost with double room hotel occupancy $2,475/p $2,585/p
Supplement for single room hotel occupancy $800/p $880/p
Discount for anyone sharing a triple or quad* room – ages 13 and above -$100/p -$125/p
Discount for anyone sharing a triple or quad* room – ages 12 and under -$350/p -$400/p

Eilat Add-On Package

   
Base cost with double room hotel occupancy
Does not include the Petra Day Tour
$550/p $550/p
Supplement for single room hotel occupancy $250/p $250/p
Discount for anyone sharing a triple or quad* room -$35/p -$35/p
Supplement for guided Petra day tour from Eilat
Includes Jordanian visa cost, border crossing fees and all tips
$375/p $375/p

Acco & Rosh Hanikrah Day Tour

   
Optional day tour from Tel Aviv on Saturday (Day 10)  $100/p  $100/p

*NOTE: Quad size family rooms are subject to hotel availability and are restricted to families traveling with at least one child who is age 12 or under

Travel Insurance

BBYO has partnered with Travel Insurance International to provide an discounted travel insurance package where children under the age of 18 traveling with parent(s) are covered for FREE

The policy includes coverage for medical-related cancellations, travel delays and luggage loss, trip interruption, and medical care. Cancel for any reason coverage is available as an add-on. Exact terms and conditions are available on the Travel Insurance Israel website. The policy must be issued before final payment is made for the program, and some benefits are only available within 21 days of registration.  The cost of the policy is a function of the total cost of your trip, including airfare booked on your own. Take advantage of it!

Israel Family Journey tells the story of Israel through the lens of Jewish history. We begin in Jerusalem, follow the path of the Exile to Masada and Galilee and then conclude in Tel Aviv celebrating the establishment of modern Israel. Actual itineraries and final hotels may vary only slightly and will be re-confirmed about two months prior.

NOTE: The 2016 dates feature some different hotels. Click here for details.

Day 1
Thursday: Welcome – Arrive in Israel!
  • Arrive at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport on self-booked flight
    An airport VIP greeting and complimentary transfer to our Jerusalem hotel is included for all travelers arriving this day
  • Get oriented to Israel and enjoy a welcome dinner at J’oy Restaurant in the Mamilla Complex
  • Evening: Tower of David – Night Spectacular show in the Old City
  • Overnight: Mount Zion Hotel, Jerusalem
Overnight: Mount Zion Hotel, JerusalemDinner


Day 2
Friday: Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Experience a panoramic introduction to Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade
  • Discover the foundations of Jerusalem at the City of David archaeological park
  • Navigate under ancient Jerusalem in the Hezekiah water tunnel, fed by a fresh natural spring (summer only)
  • Enter the Old City via the Zion Gate – Explore the rooftops, alleys and ancient squares of the Jewish Quarter
  • Free time for shopping and lunch in the Cardo area of the Jewish Quarter
  • Reflections at the Kotel – The Western Wall — and go deep under the Old City on the Kotel Tunnel Tour
  • Return to our accommodations – Freshen up, relax, and experience the quiet that descends on Jerusalem as the city prepares for the start of Shabbat
  • Option to attend an outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat service (pluralistic) at the Jerusalem First Train Station market (summer only)
  • Evening: Enjoy a festive Shabbat dinner experience as a group at our hotel
Overnight: Mount Zion Hotel, Jerusalem Breakfast & Dinner


Day 3
Saturday: Shabbat in Jerusalem
  • Morning: Option to attend Shabbat services, explore the Israel Museum (on own) or relax at the hotel pool
  • Shabbat lunch is included at our hotel
  • Afternoon walking tour – Montefiore's Windmill, Yemin Moshe and the Prime Ministe's Residence in Rehavia
  • Option to return to the Old City for a guided tour of the Christian Quarter and Arab Shuk (bazaar)
  • Evening: Discover Jerusalem nightlife at Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall
Overnight: Mount Zion Hotel, JerusalemBreakfast & Lunch


Day 4
Sunday: Loss & Renewal in Israel
  • Morning: Docent-led tour of the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center
  • Option to visit Jerusalem Biblical Zoo for younger children
  • Visit the grounds of the Knesset – Israel’s Parliament Building — and stop for a photo-op at the famous National Menorah
  • Experience the color and energy of the Mahane Yehuda open-air marketplace
  • Dig-for-a-Day – A hands-on archaeological workshop at Beit Guvrin National Park (summer only)
  • Learn about the leaders who shaped the story of modern Israel at Mt. Herzl National Memorial (winter only)
  • Travel deep into the heart of the Judean Desert for a camel riding experience and desert tent dinner feast at Kfar Hanokdim
  • Descend to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, and check-in to our resort accommodations at Ein Bokek Beach
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Resort Hotel Breakfast & Dinner


Day 5
Monday: Adventures in the Judean Desert
  • Wake up early and ascend Masada – Option to hike up the Snake Path or take cable cars
  • Walking tour of Masada - Herod’s desert mountaintop fortress and the bastion of an ancient Jewish rebellion
  • Descend Masada via the cable cars and return to our accommodations
  • Experience effortless floating at the Dead Sea and enojoy our deluxe resort hotel facilities
  • Take a short nature walk to the desert waterfalls at Ein Gedi National Park and view wild ibex in their natural habitat
  • Travel northwards to the Galilee via the Jordan River valley, part of the vast Syrian-African Rift Valley
  • Check-in and dinner at our kibbutz accommodations on the Sea of Galilee shores
Overnight: Kibbutz Maagan Guest House, Sea of GalileeBreakfast & Dinner


Day 6
Tuesday: Mystics in the Galilee
  • Walking tour of ancient Tsfat – The historic center of Jewish mysticism in the Galilee highlands
  • Lunch on own and personal exploration time in the Tsfat artists colony
  • Cool off with a relaxed rafting journey down the upper Jordan River (summer only)
  • Nature walk and bike riding in the Hula Valley migratory bird reserve (winter only)
  • Free time for relaxation and/or swimming in the Sea of Galilee and hotel pool
  • Sunset cruise on the Sea of Galilee with Israeli dancing followed by a lakefront dinner at Decks Restaurant
Overnight: Kibbutz Maagan Guest House, Sea of Galilee Breakfast & Dinner


Day 7
Wednesday: Perspectives from the Golan Heights
  • Ascend the Golan Heights and explore the region on a historical off-road jeep trek
  • View Israel’s neighbos and crawl through former bunkers at the summit of Mt. Ben-Tal
  • Enjoy a tasting and tour at the Golan Heights Winery (option: Kesem HaGolan 4D film for children)
  • Return to Maagan for a guided walking tour of this agricultural community and explanation of the kibbutz idea
  • Gourmet dinner at Roberg, a gourmet restaurant in the Galilee countryside overlooking the Sea of Galilee
Overnight: Kibbutz Maagan Guest House, Sea of GalileeBreakfast & Dinner


Day 8
Thursday: Along the Mediterranean Coast
  • Travel westward toward the Mediterranean Coast
  • Take in the views of Haifa from the Bahai Temple Gardens on Mount Carmel
  • Discover a new culture, enjoying traditional hospitality and lunch in the Druze village of Ussafiya
  • Tour of Caesarea – Herod’s Roman amphitheater and grand palace on the beach
  • Arrive to Tel Aviv in the late afternoon and enjoy a sunset walking tour of the ancient Jaffa seaport*
  • Check-in to our luxury hotel on the Tel Aviv beachfront
Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel AvivBreakfast & Lunch
*NOTE: The 8-day option for Israel Family Journey ends this evening with a transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for return flights or a domestic flight to Eilat for those extending to Eilat (hotel not included in Tel Aviv).


Day 9
Friday: Building Modern Israel
  • Travel westward toward the Mediterranean Coast
  • Visit the Ayalon Institute – Learn about the story of the Haganah and the quest to create a modern Jewish State at this secret munitions factory
  • Independence Hall – Recount the creation of modern Israel where it happened and learn about the Jewish State’s founding values
  • Celebrate the spirit of Tel Aviv at the Nahalat Binyamin street festival and the nearby Carmel Market
  • Afternoon walking tour of Tel Aviv’s historic Neve Tzedek neighborhood and trendy Rothschild Blvd.
  • Return to our accommodations to freshen up and relax
  • Option to attend an outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat service (pluralistic) at the Tel Aviv Port (summer only)
  • Evening: Enjoy a festive Shabbat dinner experience as a group at our hotel
Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel AvivBreakfast & Lunch


Day 10
Saturday: Shabbat on the Beach
An optional day tour of Acco & Rosh Hanikrah is also offered this day
  • Morning: Option to attend Shabbat services -OR- Celebrate a “Tel Aviv-style Shabbat” on the Mediterranean beach!
  • Shabbat lunch is included at our hotel along with late check-out through 2:00pm
  • Walking Tour — Rabin Square Memorial, HaBimah Theater Grounds, Dizengoff Fountain and the classic Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv
  • Program wrap-up and farewells on the beach
  • Evening: Transfer to Sde Dov Airport for flight to Eilat -or- Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for overnight flights back to North America
Breakfast & Lunch

Optional Acco (Acre) & Rosh Hanikrah Day Tour

A day tour of the Western Galilee is offered as an alternate to the final Saturday in Tel Aviv. This optional tour covers the Rosh Hanikrah ocean caves and the ancient seaport of Acco – including the Templar Tunnels and Crusader-era castle. The tour starts in the morning at our Tel Aviv hotel and return to Tel Aviv that evening in time for connecting flights back to North America or on to Eilat. The cost of the Acco & Rosh Hanikrah Day Tour is $100 per person, and it covers all touring costs (lunch not included).
 

Optional Eilat & Petra Extension

Conclude your travels with a relaxing stay at the Red Sea resort city of Eilat – with the option to visit Petra, Jordan's wonder of the world. The package includes two nights of hotel with breakfast daily, roundtrip domestic flights and all airport transfers. The Eilat extension is designed as a vacation package and is not guided. The guided day tour of Petra in Jordan costs an additional $375 per person. It includes round-trip transfers, entrance fees, border fees, the Jordanian visa fee, tips, and lunch (not kosher).
Day 8 or 10
Thursday or Saturday: Depart for Eilat
  • Evening: Travel on domestic flight to Eilat
  • Arrive at Eilat Airport and transfer to our resort accommodations on the Red Sea
Overnight: Herods Palace Hotel, EilatBreakfast & Lunch


Day 9 or 11
Friday or Sunday: Optional Petra Tour Red Sea Relaxation
  • Option #1: Relaxed day to enjoy Eilat and the Red Sea
  • Option #2: Guided day tour of Petra including lunch (not kosher)
Overnight: Herods Palace Hotel, EilatBreakfast & Lunch


Day 10 or 12
Saturday or Monday: Red Sea Relaxation
  • Relaxed day to enjoy Eilat and the Red Sea
  • Evening: Domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv*
Breakfast

*Return flights from Eilat Airport to Ben Gurion Airport will be booked according to the traveler's schedule. Participants wishing to stay longer in Eilat may do so with prior arrangements.

 

You have questions? We've got answers! Our most frequently asked questions are answered below. Contact us for more.

The core program is offered as an 8- or 10-day experience. The 8-day version ends in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening. The 10-day version includes additional touring in Tel Aviv on the final Friday and Saturday. An optional two-day Eilat & Petra Extension is offered at the end of both the 8- or 10-day program.

Israel Family Journey is led by a licensed Israeli guide who is with the group on a 24/7 basis. Our guides are charismatic educators with an expertise in informal education -- many of them also staff our BBYO teen groups. For groups with at least 25 participants, the program is joined by an Israeli counselor who primarily focuses on the experience of younger participants. Each group is assigned a deluxe touring bus with a dedicated driver. NOTE: The Eilat Extension is generally not escorted.

Israel Family Journey is an active tour designed for both adults and families. Each day is full of experiences that are designed to provide you with the full flavor of Israel, regardless of age. Although the program does not have any formal age limits, the itinerary involves a good amount of walking and some long days in general. Participants who wish to take a break from the active schedule can opt-out of some experiences like rafting on the Jordan River and off-road jeeping on the Golan Heights.

Israel Family Journey is an active experience and most appropriate for children eight and older. For children younger than 10 years of age, we provide alternative programming to Yad Vashem and for participants under the age of 18, we provide alternative programming to the Golan Heights winery tour.

See the Overview page for guidance on how to incorporate a formal or informal Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony into your experience.

Groups are comprised of couples traveling without children, solo adults and families traveling with children of all ages. Because of the active nature of the program, children traveling with their parents are typically age 10 or older. Group sizes typically range from 15-40.

Israel Family Journey is a pluralistic Jewish travel experience for all. Group meals are kosher, and there is no bus-based touring on Shabbat. The program is unaffiliated with any specific religious approach – rather it is designed for travelers of all backgrounds seeking a complete first-time experience in Israel through the lens of Jewish history and identity.

Our goal for the program is to create a sense of community among individual travelers – with participants gaining lasting new friendships and a richer experience as a result. There are also ample opportunities for personal exploration during the tour. In particular, Saturdays are designed to be less structured, and no programming is mandatory on any day. Participants are encouraged to arrive in Jerusalem earlier or stay in Tel Aviv longer to explore even more on their own. Group hotel reservations can be extended accordingly.

Detailed guidance about meeting the group in Israel is available on the Prepare page

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Detailed pre-trip material is distributed approximately three months prior to arrival. Participants will also be invited to a trip Facebook group in order to meet fellow travelers before the program and stay in touch afterwards. In the meantime, review this background information to plan ahead:

Passport & Visa Rules

Please check to make sure that you know where your passport is and that it is not expired or about to expire. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date you arrive in Israel. If your passport expires within this period, please start the renewal process today. Many airlines will deny you boarding if your passport is not valid according to this policy. If you are traveling to Israel on a USA, Canadian, or European Union member country passport, a visa is not needed to enter Israel. If you are traveling on a passport from another country, you may need a visa to enter Israel. Our office is able to provide you with an official ticket confirmation if needed.

Getting to/from Israel

Participants are responsible for arranging their own air travel to/from Israel and are escorted from the airport to our arrival hotel in Jerusalem at no extra cost. This VIP greeting and transfer service is only available to those arriving to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on the first day of the program – regardless of arrival time (although we recommend arriving no later than 4:30pm). The program formally begins on Thursday evening with dinner followed by the Tower of David Sound & Light Show in the Old City. If you are arriving before the official arrival day, we can book additional night(s) at the hotel in Jerusalem based on using our group rates. Contact us for details. The VIP greeting and transfer service is available for a supplemental fee if you are arriving before the first day of the program.

At the end of the program, participants will be escorted back to Ben Gurion Airport on the final Thursday/Saturday night in time to catch overnight flights back to North America (departing between 10:30 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. the next day). Participants on return flights outside of this window can be accommodated with an airport transfer by special arrangement, and additional fees will apply. Finally, participants wishing to extend their booking at our group hotel in Tel Aviv can do so by prior arrangement.

Travel Insurance

BBYO has partnered with Travel Insurance International to provide an discounted travel insurance package where children under the age of 18 traveling with parent(s) are covered for FREE.

The policy includes coverage for medical-related cancellations, travel delays and luggage loss, trip interruption, and medical care. Cancel for any reason coverage is available as an add-on. Exact terms and conditions are available on the Travel Insurance Israel website. The policy must be issued before final payment is made for the program, and some benefits are only available within 21 days of registration.  The cost of the policy is a function of the total cost of your trip, including airfare booked on your own. Take advantage of it!

Local Health Insurance

Separate from travel insurance, local health insurance is available that covers treatment and medication for non pre-existing conditions. The policy carries no deductible or co-pay, and there are no claims to submit. Even if your home insurance extends abroad, you would need to pay out of pocket in Israel and file a claim with your insurance when you return home. This local Israeli policy is a very easy way to receive medical care in Israel without any paperwork or reimbursement process. Additional policy information is available here. The cost of the policy varies by age as follows:

Up to age 59 – $2.50/Day
Ages 60-69 – $6.50/Day
Ages 70-79 – $7.50/Day
Ages 80-85 – $9.50/Day

Staff Gratuities

It is customary in Israel to tip the Israeli guide and driver at the end of the program. As a rule of thumb, $100 per adult traveler is appropriate – or in the shekel equivalent. We recommend splitting that amount – 1/3 for the driver (~$35) and 2/3 for the guide (~$65). Although not customary, you may also provide a gratuity to the Israeli counselor. Gratuities for hotel staff and wait staff at group meals are already included in the cost of the program.

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To sign-up, download and complete the Registration Form

Your completed form can be submitted by fax to 1-202-315-3269, by email or by mail to: BBYO Passport / 5185 MacArthur Blvd NW #640 / Washington, DC 20016. Payment for Israel Family Journey may be made by check or credit card. Save 3% on all program costs when you pay by check, payable to BBYO Passport.

Registration Terms
In order to reserve your place on the program, a $250/person deposit fee is due with registration. If you qualify for the early registration discount, it will be posted to your account soon after we receive your registration. The trip deposit is fully refundable up to 120 days prior to program start date. The balance of payment is due no later than 60 days prior to trip start date. Participants who cancel within 120 days of the program start date will receive a refund, minus the deposit. Participants who cancel within 60 days of the program start date are not entitled to a refund.


NOTE: If you plan to purchase our discounted travel insurance, the policy must be issued before final payment is made for the program, and some benefits are only available within 21 days of registration.


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