Taglit birthright 2018 guide and sample itinerary

Welcome to a new series of posts on our website, this time dealing with Taglit Birthright!
We’re sure you’ve already been acquainted with what Taglit Birthright trip is.

We will be covering all there is to know about the taglit birthright trip in this next couple of posts so hang on tight!

How to Prepare and Who’s Eligible for Taglit Birthright


In this series, we’ll be covering everything you need to know about the trip. From all the necessary information before the trip, to peoples’ impressions and experiences after they’ve returned home, taglit birthright israel sample itinerary and more.

So what are you waiting for? Join over 500,000 young Jewish adults who’ve already experienced Taglit and have an adventure of a lifetime!

First of all, you’ll need to visit the official website of the foundation that sponsors Birthright: www.birthrightisrael.com. There you’ll be able to read about the current trips available via the “FIND A TRIP” menu. This is also where you apply after registering at “MY APPLICATION”. But before you do that, make sure you check out if you’re eligible for the trip.

Eligibility to perticipate on taglit birthright:

  • This is a program for Jewish young adults, aged 18 to 26 who have finished high school.
  • You must also have at least one Jewish birth parent, or have completed Jewish conversion through a recognized Jewish denomination.
  • If you have been to Israel before, with your family or on other personal business, you are still eligible.
  • You are not eligible if you have been to Israel for more than one semester since the age of 12.
  • If you are an Israeli citizen, you are only eligible if you never lived in Israel or left before the age of 12.
  • If you have served or volunteered in the Israeli Army after the age of 18, you are not eligible.
  • Students in exclusively Jewish Studies programs in any institute of higher learning, rabbinical programs, yeshivot/seminaries, Jewish communal service programs and the like are not eligible.

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what is the schedule for the israel birthright trip

We will now take you on a sample itinerary of your Birthright tour. Just one of many possible routes.
This one covers all of Israel and the days spent on the trip but as other birthright israel organizers may vary in their schedule for this trip, this can give you a really good idea of what you are going to experience on your trip!

Day 1 of the birthright trip

Meet the other travelers and your supervisors through interactive introductions. Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Then head North to begin our tour at Haifa, the third largest city in Israel, near the northern border of Israel. Visit Caesarea, an ancient Roman city on the Mediterranean Sea. See the Roman aqueduct and a preserved Roman amphitheater. Have lunch in one of over 20 restaurants and enjoy some free time in Zichron Yaakov.

After lunch head from the Mediterranean coast to the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret). Arrive at the hotel in Tiberius on the western coast of the sea. Have dinner at restaurant on the boardwalk. There’s going to be a private party room with hot pizza, pasta, cheesy potatoes, fresh salads, and ice cream for dessert. Take it easy with a free night to relax after the long journey.

Additional options:

  • Nachal Amud Hike
  • Olive Press Factory

Day 2 of the birthright trip

Have a taste of an authentic Israeli breakfast, including shashuka, salad buffet, scrambled eggs, rich chocolate pudding, cottage cheese, fresh vegetables, toasted bread and bread rolls. Depart for Golan Heights. Feel the rush as you hike along the Yehudiya Zavitan coming to a 92-foot waterfall.

Grab lunch at a cafe and enjoy your free time in Katzrin shopping mall. Continue to a winery tour and taste famous wines from the Golan Heights Winery. Observe how wine is made, packaged, and distributed around the globe. Visit the place that made headlines at Mt. Bental, an observation point and former Israeli bunker between the Israeli and Syrian border.

Return to the hotel for dinner in the hotel’s dining doom. Options include an array of meats, chickens, fish, french fries, cooked vegetable dishes, custom salad, chocolate, and fruit pastries. Night activity: private show with popular Israeli musician. Meet one of Israel’s celebrities and hear his amazing journey through music.

Additional options:

  • Banyas Waterfall Hike
  • Biking in Hula Valley


Day 3 the birthright israel trip

Continue the tour after breakfast at the hotel as the Israelis join the team. Eight of them who are your age will spend the next five days with you. Next up is rafting down the Jordan River, an exhilarating activity with all your new friends.

Then we head for lunch at a cafe in Tzfat. The mystic city of Tzfat is positioned among stunning mountains. It’s a scenic region of antique architecture with magnificent stone arches and structures over 500 years old. Walk along cobblestone roads filled with eclectic artists, entertainers, street painters and galleries. An amazing introduction to Kabballah from the famed Avraham Levental awaits you next in the hometown of Jewish mysticism.

Go back to the hotel for dinner for a buffet style banquet. Hear more about actual life in Israel from your Israeli companions with a special surprise interactive activity. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the night ride along the Kinneret with a drum circle and a DJ.

Additional options:

  • Candle-making workshop at Safed Candles
  • Travel to seafront caves by cable car

Day 4 on the israel birthright trip

After breakfast, we leave for the metropolitan city of Tel Aviv. Hit the gorgeous sandy beaches. Have a go at Israel’s favorite beach game: matkot. See the past and present intertwine in the ancient port city of Jaffa. Celebrate diversity in this melting pot of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim influences.

Scent the tastes and aromas of Tel Aviv in the Nachalat Binyamin and Carmel markets and check out all the souvenirs for your friends and family. Learn about the events that occurred to establish Israel in 1948 at the Independence Hall in Tel Aviv. Take a walk at Rabin Square, the city’s famous public city square.

Check in at the New Beachfront Hotel and enjoy your dinner. Then hit the clubs for a night out in Tel Aviv. Dance the night away at the hottest clubs, bars, and cafes in one of the world’s top party capitals.

Additional options:

  • Graffiti Tour of Tel Aviv with world-famous graffiti artist
  • Concert or theater show at one of Tel Aviv’s performance centers


Continue to read on for the rest of the days:

Days 5 & 6