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Jerusalem Area

Begin Museum- outside the Old City
Caliber 3- Shooting Range in Gush Etzion
Ramparts Walk- on top of the Old City walls
Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
Old City Jewish and Muslim Quarter Tours (pm @satturn )
Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
City of David (Ir David)-Amazing-you must take a tour to fully understand the site.
Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do
Biking - Beatiful trails in the valleys outside of the city. PM Drago if interested.
http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
https://www.patbamelach.com/
https://www.galita.co.il/en

Tel Aviv/Center

Blind or Deaf Museum in Cholon- Blind, amazing. Deaf, good. Prior reservation needed.
Hagana Museum in Tel Aviv--15NIS per adult; students free; a bit disjointed and kind of fake acting in the videos, but mostly very interesting and educational.
Bullet Factory in Rechovot
Mini Israel- Love it or hate it

North

https://www.k-k.co.il/?lang=en
Rosh Hanikra- Way up north

Golan Heights

Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
Banias Waterfall
Nimrod's Fortress in the Golan
Kayaking down the Jordan River
Mount Hermon Ski Lift
Mount Bental Overlook/Bunkers
Golan Heights Winery
Yehudiya Nature Reserve Hiking
https://www.de-karina.co.il/product/%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A8-%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%93%D7%A8%D7%9A/
http://www.pri-beresheet.co.il/%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%9B%D7%96_%D7%9E%D7%91%D7%A7%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9D


South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70



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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10305 on: June 22, 2018, 01:04:10 AM »
Anyone have any recommendations - for a Jeeping company (for a family with young kids - 7 and 5)?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10306 on: June 22, 2018, 08:26:30 AM »
Anyone have any recommendations - for a Jeeping company (for a family with young kids - 7 and 5)?
Bentzy is great, can be booked through Israelwithstyle.com.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10307 on: June 22, 2018, 10:51:33 AM »
The wiki says that It dovid is recommended, anybody do it with young kids? Is it also amazing if you have them?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10308 on: June 22, 2018, 10:56:19 AM »
The 3d movie is fun, the dark water tunnel is great as long as they are not scared or very young, the archeological tour and and discussions are interesting if they are into that stuff.  I would recommend the Temple mount sifting for the kids also run by ir david

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10309 on: June 24, 2018, 02:23:13 PM »
I usually try to read all the trip reports and the master thread before i ask questions.  But there's only 2 reports and a 207 page master thread.
Imnsho, it would be alot easier to read if hechsherim and food recommendations was a separate thread then what to do.
From the pages i did read,  it seems there was 2 places to do a chocolate factory.  One up north and one more central.  Did one lose the hechsher?  The other one still open and good?
Is there a bamba factory with a tour?  Is it good?
I'm coming with my family -4 kids,  for a week and a half.
Anything besides what's mentioned in the wiki  is a must do?

We will be doing meron and teveria as a one day trip from tzfas. During the 9 days.  Is there something near the kineret to do that's worth it?
What are must do in tzfas (local) the candle factory is long gone,  no?

Next q, for the dead sea,  what's the best option with a family,  go to a mixed beach fully dressed and hope there won't be tznius issues.
Is there separate beaches to go that can be done at the same time?  Cost?

What happens in yerushalayim for tisha b'av? Where should we go (we're chabad of that makes a difference)

Lastly (for now) i didn't finalize my accommodations,  so if anyone has an apt at least 2 bedrooms.  With 5 beds (separate beds) in yerushalayim. july 16 to the 24th. $1200-1300 for the 8 nights.
Thanks

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10310 on: June 24, 2018, 03:41:40 PM »
We called the chocolate place up north (de Karina) - and they said that it's under the ok (not sure if that includes the cafe etc).
In Tzfas there is also something called otzer hastam which is supposed to be very nice for kids.
I can post/pm what we are planning to do...if that would be helpful.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10311 on: June 24, 2018, 03:44:57 PM »
We called the chocolate place up north (de Karina) - and they said that it's under the ok (not sure if that includes the cafe etc).
In Tzfas there is also something called otzer hastam which is supposed to be very nice for kids.
I can post/pm what we are planning to do...if that would be helpful.
Thank you, that would be great.
I have a toddler and then 11-14 year olds

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10312 on: June 24, 2018, 04:25:11 PM »
Correction - asked the ok and they said that the de Karina chocolate is under someone named R. Westheim...sorry for that.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10313 on: June 24, 2018, 04:51:33 PM »
Correction - asked the ok and they said that the de Karina chocolate is under someone named R. Westheim...sorry for that.

see their website for current products under supervision:

http://de-karina.co.il/%D7%9B%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%99%D7%95%D7%AA/

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10314 on: June 24, 2018, 05:36:18 PM »
It says good until aug 2017

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10315 on: June 24, 2018, 10:33:03 PM »
We are travelling with young children (3 under 8 )
This is what we hope to do...
Arriving Thursday late morning - starting in the galil (Teveria and Tzfas)
Thursday - driving up north - settle in to our place and do the promande in Teveria.
Friday - head to Tzfas, booked a tour at otzar hastam, safed candles, walk around old City, kever of Ari and others , head to meron.
Sunday - head to Golan - tour de Karina chocolate factory and the Golan winery and then head to Yerushalayim.
Monday morning - Chevron (maybe kever Rochel too).
Tuesday - Jerusalem Tour with R. Simcha Hochbaum (also has an amazing Chevron tour which we already did). After that "a look into the past" (3d show at the Kosel), and walk through old city, mamilla, maybe time elevator.
Wednesday - Jeeping with benzys tours and Eretz Bereshit, Stop at Yam Hamelech and Masada (if we can will do ein gedi will prob. Have to skip)
Thursday - kotel tunnel tours, chizkitahu tunnels, walk through the shuk, Migdal Dovid sound and light show.
Friday - Yad vashem for adults, biblical zoo for kids, geulah mean shearim etc...
Sunday - Rosh Hanikra,
Monday - farma cultera, sarona market, hayarkon park.
If missing anything major - please post! Or anything to skip!
Thanks.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10316 on: June 24, 2018, 10:34:47 PM »
Looking for kashrus info on Derech Hagefen restaurant (near Yerushalayim), and Farma cultera near Tel Aviv,
And kashrus info for Eretz Bereshit. If anybody has the info - please post...Thank you so much.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10317 on: June 27, 2018, 10:20:01 AM »
(Im sure this has been asked before but for some reason i cant find it via tapatalk..)

Got a moving violation ticket yesterday driving through crosswalk (pulled over, not a street cam). I only carry (have) american license . Are there any negative consequences to not paying the ticket  being that i only have foreign license or are those days over ?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10318 on: June 27, 2018, 10:30:22 AM »
Looking for kashrus info on Derech Hagefen restaurant (near Yerushalayim), and Farma cultera near Tel Aviv,
And kashrus info for Eretz Bereshit. If anybody has the info - please post...Thank you so much.
Derech Hagefen is Rabbanut, most here would not eat it
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10319 on: June 27, 2018, 10:42:39 AM »
I usually try to read all the trip reports and the master thread before i ask questions.  But there's only 2 reports and a 207 page master thread.
Imnsho, it would be alot easier to read if hechsherim and food recommendations was a separate thread then what to do.
From the pages i did read,  it seems there was 2 places to do a chocolate factory.  One up north and one more central.  Did one lose the hechsher?  The other one still open and good?
Is there a bamba factory with a tour?  Is it good?
I'm coming with my family -4 kids,  for a week and a half.
Anything besides what's mentioned in the wiki  is a must do?

We will be doing meron and teveria as a one day trip from tzfas. During the 9 days.  Is there something near the kineret to do that's worth it?
What are must do in tzfas (local) the candle factory is long gone,  no?

Next q, for the dead sea,  what's the best option with a family,  go to a mixed beach fully dressed and hope there won't be tznius issues.
Is there separate beaches to go that can be done at the same time?  Cost?

What happens in yerushalayim for tisha b'av? Where should we go (we're chabad of that makes a difference)

Lastly (for now) i didn't finalize my accommodations,  so if anyone has an apt at least 2 bedrooms.  With 5 beds (separate beds) in yerushalayim. july 16 to the 24th. $1200-1300 for the 8 nights.
Thanks

There is always a big kumzitz at the Kotel that starts an hour before Shkeiah or so on 9 Av. Highly recommended.