Mazal Tov! Your grandchild is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah! Join grandparents and their Bnei Mitzvah aged grandchildren for a trip your grandchild will still talk about at their Sheva Brachot. Bond with them in this special way as they enter into adulthood. Hold their hands as you explore the Tower of London, tour Buckingham Palace, and laugh with them at Madame Tussauds and the Harry Potter Studio. Enjoy a celebratory banquet and a special volunteering opportunity. Treat them like only a grandparent knows how as you build memories that will last a lifetime.
Day 1 Sunday Aug 16: Tel Aviv – London Depart Tel Aviv and arrive in London early afternoon. Enjoy an introductory guided panoramic tour, including Buckingham palace, Big Ben, The London Eye and so much more! Stroll around for some great photo opportunities.
Early evening check in at hotel. Our group will transfer together to an area with many kosher restaurant options for dinner of your choice!
Day 2 Monday Aug 17: Tower of London and London Eye After our Kosher breakfast, we begin our exciting day with a visit to the London Eye. Not just another Ferris wheel, the experience showcases breathtaking 360 degree views of the capital and its famous landmarks and has been the number one visitor experience in the city for the past decade.
The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and gives you an ever-changing perspective of London. Within each capsule, interactive guides allow you to explore the capital’s iconic landmarks in several languages.
In the afternoon continue to the Tower of London. The Tower of London is a 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London that is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous prisoners. On our tour we see the crown jewels, and be entertained by the Yeoman Warders, also known as ‘Beefeaters’, who will share key stories from 1,000 years of history. Be entertained by tales of intrigue, imprisonment, execution, torture and much more…
Group will transfer to kosher restaurants of your choice.
Day 3 Tuesday, Aug 18-Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace After breakfast transfer to Madam Tussauds to see your favorite celebrities and politicians in eerily realistic wax form. A classic London experience!
Continue to Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every summer. Experience up close what it means to be a Royal.
Finish the day with a visit to the Kinder-transport memorial. Kinder-transport is the name given to the rescue mission that began nine months prior to the outbreak of World War II. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and the Free City of Danzig. The children were placed in British foster homes, hostels, and farms.
Dinner in Central London (on own) – there’s no choice in central London. There are some vegan options but there are those who will not consider them.
Tonight we experience a show! Famous for its West End Shows the London theater district rivals that of Broadway! Final show to be determined.
Day 4 Wednesday Aug 19: Harry Potter Studio Tour
Any teenagers dream come true! A Harry Potter studio tour! The Studio Tour is a three-hour self-guided adventure into the heart of the world famous and wildly successful films, from his room under the stairs, to the Gryffindor common room complete with magical fireplace, and the Potions classroom. Enjoy the magic!
Return to London for a unique chesed/volunteering opportunity.
For dinner we have prepared a special celebratory banquet, where we will eat together in a kosher restaurant in London (included)
Day 5 Thursday – Aug. 20: Science Museum Check out of hotel. Enjoy a morning of free time, for shopping, or visiting a museum that you had your eye on. Group will meet up in Central London for a visit to the Science Museum. The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket. The museum’s interactive galleries bring to life first scientific principles and contemporary science debates.
Transfer to airport, stopping for dinner en route (dinner on own). Flight lands in Israel early Friday morning, August 21st.
Price: AACI members -£1990 (GBP) per person in a double room. 3rd child in room £1790.Rooms accommodate up to 3 adults, or 2 adult+1 child (sofa bed). Children up to age 18. Non members please add £50 currency converter
Entrance Fees to all sites listed
Kosher Breakfast daily
Daily Kosher Lunch packs
Kosher Celebration Banquet Dinner (1)
Roundtrip flights from Tel Aviv.
West End Show
Water on bus (2 per day)
Deluxe Coach for tours
Tips to driver/guide,
AACI Staff Escort
Expenses of a personal nature
Any activity not included in above itinerary
Additional Meals as per the itinerary
Please note: Every evening except for the banquet evening, the group will be taken to an area with a wide choice of Kosher restaurants where you can choose where you want to eat.
After this you can choose to return to the hotel on your own, or the escort will set a time to meet and you will return together on London Transport or by taxi.