If you’re thinking about applying for a Birthright Israel trip, there might be a heap of questions on your mind. Things like: What’s included in this free trip? Who will be in my group? And is there such a thing as too much hummus? Well if details are what you want, keep reading to find out all you need to know about this free trip to Israel.
How Long is a Birthright Israel Trip?
Great question! Most of our trips last 10 days. We feel that’s plenty of time to explore the country (more here). Short on time? We also offer 7-day trips. If you want to spend more than 10 days in Israel, it’s also possible to extend your trip.
Who Will I Be Traveling With?
You’ll be traveling with other Jewish peers in your age group. We like to bring a range of participants from different places around the USA so you can make new friends you wouldn’t have otherwise had the chance to meet. However, you can also choose to go with your local community or campus. One of the highlights of a Birthright Israel trip is the opportunity to meet Israeli locals who will also join you for a portion of the trip. And of course your bus wouldn’t be complete without staff members, a medic, and a tour educator who will help you make the most of this experience.
What’s on the Itinerary?
There’s so much to do, see, and eat when you’re in Israel. That’s why each day is jam-packed with activities. You’ll explore the bustling street markets in Tel-Aviv, go for a night hike in the desert, and take selfies as you float in the Dead Sea. Some of the highlights also include hiking Masada, visiting the Old City in Jerusalem, and gorging on falafel and hummus. We offer classic trips and themed trips. All trips include the essential sites in Israel, but some experiences and attractions differ depending on the trip organizer and type of trip you choose. Visiting the trip organizer’s website is the best way to learn more about what you can expect on a specific trip.
Roundtrip airfare, room accommodations, and admission tickets are all included with your Birthright Israel trip. We also cover transportation and two meals a day. All we ask is that you bring along some extra cash for one meal, and of course- any souvenirs to remind you of your amazing trip to Israel.
Are you ready for an adventure in Israel? Learn more about the application process or get started on your application today.