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Biblical Israel - Encounters Travel
8 days

Biblical Israel

From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
18
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
24059
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive into Tel Aviv. Transfer to hotel
  2. Day 2: Caesarea, Megiddo, Haifa, Acre
  3. Day 3: Tiberias, Capernaum, Banias
  4. Day 4: Nazareth, Beit Shean
  5. Day 5: Jerusalem - Old City
  6. Day 6: Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem
  7. Day 7: Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea
  8. Day 8: Departure airport transfer
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.5
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  • J
    December 17, 2018
    Amir was fantastic and guided us with insightful knowledge at a very good speed throughout the week. Small tour of 4 was great, and we covered all the biblical sites we wanted to cover, with reference to the Bible.
    Trip date: December 2018
  • R
    April 12, 2018
    Range of things we saw, the excellent guide and other tour members
    Trip date: February 2018
  • TS
    February 25, 2018
    It is a little scary when you live in the USA and book a tour with UK company out of London. Let me tell you this was one of the best experiences my wife and I have ever had. Everything went off lperfectly. From the tour guide to the airport shuttle... Show more
    Trip date: February 2018
  • DW
    February 19, 2018
    Our trip surpassed our expectations. we found our tour guide, Hilik, to be very knowledgeable and very willing to assist if anyone had special needs.
    Trip date: February 2018
  • JR
    October 30, 2017
    An excellent tour with an experienced and helpful guide, Hilik Silfin, who not only explained the historical significance of what we were seeing but related this to current experiences of life in Israel. good accommodation and efficient transfers made... Show more
    Trip date: October 2017
  • JM
    October 11, 2017
    Our 10 day tour of Israel revealed the astounding layers of history (modern and ancient), culture, and sights. Our tour guide, Hilik, did an outstanding job balancing the secular with the religious, history and opinion, levity and seriousness. Several... Show more
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    Trip date: September 2017
  • HJ
    May 30, 2017
    Everything was very good. Just as advertised
    Trip date: May 2016
  • Biblical Israel reviewer 8
    November 07, 2016
    We had a group of fourteen ranging in ages from 24 to 89 from all over the world and it was amazing! Almost everyone had booked through different agencies and then been outsourced again so that was a little confusing. For example when booking the tour... Show more
    Trip date: September 2016
  • B
    March 15, 2016
    I hardly know where to begin. Our group was small consisting of only 11 (eight Americans, two Brits and one Aussie) combined together from six travel agencies. We got along marvelously largely due to our guide and driver Doron Hoffman. The Mercedes... Show more
    Trip date: March 2016
  • Biblical Israel reviewer 10
    March 15, 2016
    This tour gets five glorious stars! Our guide, Doron, has degrees in history and archaeology and was a wealth of knowledge. We saw so many historical and biblical sites -- too numerous to mention but all the major Holy sites that I have read about since... Show more
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    Trip date: March 2016

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Biblical Israel
From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
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FAQs

    • Is this a big or a small group tour?

      This one is a small group tour.

    • What are the places/activities included on the itinerary and what is not included?

      What is included on the itinerary:

      - The excavations, tunnels and underground crypt at the Crusader - The remains of Herod's cliff-top fortress at MASADA (via cable car)
      - Mount Zion Upper room (room of the last supper) in JERUSALEM
      - The caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at QUMRAN
      - The Church of Annunciation in NAZARETH


      What is not included:

      - Stop and visit JERICHO (the oldest city in the world)
      - Walk the steps at the Gardens at HAIFA, but only a panoramic view of the gardens is part of the itinerary.

    • What is the accomodation set up for solo travellers?

      Please note that if you are travelling on this tour as a single passenger, the single room supplement will apply. If you'd like to share a room then we can take note of this and should a same gender room share become available, the single supplement can be removed/refunded closer to departure.

    • How friendly is this tour for handicapped/wheelchair /walker individuals?

      Whilst we are willing to accept all individuals on our tours, unfortunately I would have to advise that this tour isn't really acceptable for those with walking difficulties or those who use walking aids or wheel-chairs. The main reason for this is that the terrain at almost all the places being visited is pretty rough and it would be incredibly difficult to navigate with a wheel chair or walker. Whilst exploring the tourist sites a fair amount of walking will be required, particular on days such as the Jerusalem tours where you'll be on your feet for almost the entire day (the Old City of Jerusalem also has many steps).

    • Does this price include the plane ride there and back?

      International flights are not included in the cost of this package, however if you'd like some flight quotations we'll be more than happy to provide you with these or you can book your own flights.

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      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Israel. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Israel. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Israel. Ideally 2 months before travel.
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      • For any tour departing before 22 March 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 22 March 2020, a minimum payment of $250 is required to confirm your booking with Encounters Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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