Month Visited: August
We are a family that likes adventure and excitement at times, but we also enjoy luxury and comfortable settings when possible. We are willing to rough it and get off the usual tourist route if it means seeing or experiencing something unusual or unique. Some days we try to see and do as much as possible, but we try to be more flexible on other days and allow time for relaxing or simply exploring the area. We are an active family and we enjoy spending time in nature as well as visiting some of the most popular tourist spots in the area. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 18 years, Boy age 13 years, Boy age 11 years.
Description: The Morad Winery is situated at the base of the Carmel Mountains in Israel, in the fertile soil of Galilee. Kosher wines are made from a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other sources. Exotic wines made from local pomegranate, cherry, passion fruit, grapefruit, apricots, dates, cinnamon, coconut, carob, and apple honey are all produced by Morad Winery. The winery also produces many liqueurs from the finest local ingredients as well, and these include almond, melon, and banana among other flavors. The wines and liqueurs produced here are shipped all over the world.
Our Experiences: Our stop at the Morad Winery in Israel was very fun for the adults, not so much for the kids. We stopped in at the visitor center and the adults sampled some of the kosher wines offered for sale while the kids looked around. Our children did enjoy seeing the fruit being turned into wine, and the scenery here was fabulous. This is a good stop for any family that enjoys nature, and adults who enjoy fine wine made from exotic fruits. All of the products they offered at the visitor center were completely kosher, and this was a very nice stop.
Address: Jerusalem & Central Lowland Strip, Jerusalem, Israel
Admission: Adults and children over 5 years NIS 69, children under 5 years free
Description: Mini Israel is a very popular attraction in Israel that features miniature models of almost 400 of the most significant sites in the country, and these are displayed from an eye level view. In addition to the sites and structures there are more than 25,000 miniature people, and the entire attraction covers almost 8 acres. There is a visitor center, a bonsai tree nursery, and a hall where visitors can watch a movie of the creation of Mini Israel as it was developed and built.
Our Experiences: The Mini Israel park was an enormous hit with all of us, the kids really liked the miniature people, buildings, and landmarks. We spent quite some time wandering through the park and enjoying the miniature displays, and this stop was a favorite of our time in Israel. Kids and adults of all ages would enjoy this stop and it is worth the cost of admission. The displays cover a lot of space and each site represented is perfect and at 1:25 scale.