Welcome to Israel!
Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport where you will be met by our representative. You will be driven to Jerusalem in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for luggage.
“The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven”
Traditionally earth’s appointed meeting place with heaven, Jerusalem is a city of uncanny spiritual energy, profound creativity, and radical ideas.
Once you’ve had a chance to freshen up after your journey, will meet in the hotel lobby and proceed to the Western Wall or “Kotel”. As today is a Friday your first Jerusalem experience will be one of watching the singing, dancing and celebrations as the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) is welcomed into the holy city. Your guide will then escort you to a home hospitality dinner where you will enjoy your first meal in Israel as a group.
Shabbat Dinner Home Hospitality
Start time: 7:00 PM
Meeting point: Hotel Lobby
This evening you might like to head to the Kotel (Western Wall) to see the lively singing and dancing to welcome Shabbat to the holy city of Jerusalem (this part of the evening is optional and unguided). You will then enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner in the home of a local Jewish family, gaining an insider’s view of the meaning of Shabbat in a Jerusalem home. Food will be plenty and conversation is sure to be lively! Please note that the host family may also be entertaining other guests too.