2022 Y2I Sample Itinerary

(Subject to Change)

Sunday, June 26 Depart the U.S. for Israel!
Monday, June 27 Afternoon arrival in Israel! After check-in at the hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner, followed by an orientation and evening at the outdoor pool, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful Tel Aviv skyline.
Tuesday, June 28 Let the tour of Tel Aviv begin!  Rabin Square, Neve Tzedek, Jaffa and more.         We’ll enjoy lunch at the exciting market area. Evening activity with Dance Israel!
Wednesday, June 29 Exciting treasure hunt starting at the Israeli Center for Innovation and Technology! Visit the world-renowned Weizmann Institute of Science, a leading research center in the world.  Then onward to Jerusalem until Sunday. Evening activity: Israel 101 with Stand With Us.
Thursday, June 30 A special Welcome to Jerusalem awaits you! Tour the historic Old City of Jerusalem and the City of David, and end the day with a phenomenal evening tour of the magnificent Western Wall Tunnels.
Friday, July 1 Start the day with an inspirational hike at the Sataf. Enjoy lunch and the sights and sounds of people getting ready for Shabbat at Machaneh Yehudah (outdoor market). Experience a magical Shabbat in the holiest city in the world—Jerusalem—where we will join thousands of Jews from the world-over at the Western Wall.  
Saturday, July 2 We’ll visit the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the pool. Spend the evening on Ben Yehudah St. in Jerusalem!
Sunday, July 3 Visit the incredible Ayalon Institute to learn about one of the most fascinating chapters in the establishment of the State of Israel! Today is the day Israeli teens join us for a few days. Our fun together starts in the desert, for an amazing overnight, including camel rides, drumming circle, a Bedouin feast, and endless fun getting to know each other under the desert sky.
Monday, July 4 Very early morning rise and shine for an easy hike up Mount Masada to greet the dawning of a new day as we watch the sun rise over the Dead Sea. Then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, for indescribable fun floating in the salt-laden Dead Sea. After lunch we will travel up north to Tiberia. After dinner, the evening is our to enjoy by the pool, playing soccer, and hanging out with your new friends.
Tuesday, July 5 Lots of activities today—explore northern Israel, including a trip up Mt. Bental to look into Syria. Then we’ll go rafting on the Jordan River and end the day with an evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee—lots of dancing!
Wednesday, July 6 We’ll visit the mystical city of Tzfat, and enjoy lunch in the Druze Villege of Ossafiya for a traditional Druze lunch.  You’ll learn about the secret Druze religion.  We’ll wrap up our time with the Israeli teens in the evening, and share what we learn about each other, and ways to support each other.
Thursday, July 7 This is an intense emotional day marked by visits to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust and a visit to Mt. Herzl, where Israel’s heroes of all kinds are buried.  We’ll wrap up our adventure in Israel with a special farewell dinner and by sharing reflections and then head to the airport for our flight home.
Friday, July 8 Arrive home.      

 

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