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Biblical Israel - Encounters Travel
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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

Start in Tel Aviv and end in Jerusalem! With the In-depth Cultural tour Biblical Israel, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Tel Aviv, Israel and 10 other destinations in Asia. Biblical Israel includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tel Aviv
  2. Day 2: Jaffa, Caesarea & Cana
  3. Day 3: Sea of Galilee to Banias
  4. Day 4: Sea of Galilee to Nazareth
  5. Day 5: Dead Sea
  6. Day 6: Yad Vashem, Ein Karem & Bethlehem
  7. Day 7: Jerusalem
  8. Day 8: Departure airport transfer
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  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Food
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    4.5
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  • J
    · December 17th, 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.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Jefferson, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Biblical Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: December 2018
  • R
    · April 12th, 2018
    Range of things we saw, the excellent guide and other tour members
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Richard, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Biblical Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: February 2018
  • TS
    · February 25th, 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
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Thomas, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Biblical Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: February 2018
  • DW
    · February 19th, 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.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Debra, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Biblical Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: February 2018
  • JR
    · October 30th, 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
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi James, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Biblical Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: October 2017
  • JM
    · October 11th, 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
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi James, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Biblical Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
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    Trip date: September 2017
  • HJ
    · May 30th, 2017
    Everything was very good. Just as advertised
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Hugo, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Biblical Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: May 2016
  • Biblical Israel reviewer 8
    · November 7th, 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
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Israel holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: September 2016
  • B
    · March 15th, 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
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Israel holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: March 2016
  • Biblical Israel reviewer 10
    · March 15th, 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
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Israel holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
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    Trip date: March 2016

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Biblical Israel
From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Does this israel trip include airfare?

      We specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

    • What is included in the tour price?

      Included:
      All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
      All transport and transfers
      24-hour airport arrival transfer service
      English speaking guide during touring days
      All site entry fees
      Meals as indicated in the itinerary

      Excluded:
      International flights (available on request)
      Departure transfer service on the final day
      Visa fees
      Border tax (payable locally at approx. $107 per person)
      Travel insurance (compulsory)
      Meals not indicated in the itinerary
      Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
      Tips for tour leaders and drivers
      Any other items not mentioned above

    • Do you arrange transfers?

      Yes. Please contact us to arrange this.

    • Does it incude a visit to the Western Wall or do we only get a view?

      On the Fantastic Israel tour, you will have a walk through the old city of Jerusalem and you will have the opportunity to touch the Western Wall.

    • Do you arrange flights?

      TourRadar is an online booking portal for group tours only, we are not a travel agency so we cannot arrange flights for you, we reccommend using skyscanner.com or kayak.com to find the best possible price for international flights.

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    • Currencies
      New Israeli Sheqel
      Israel
      د.ا
      Jordanian Dinar
      Jordan
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M, J, G. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M, J. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, J, G.

      Type C
      Israel and Jordan
      Type E
      Israel and Jordan
      Type F
      Israel and Jordan
      Type D
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      Type M
      Jordan
      Type J
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      Jordan
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Israel and Jordan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Israel and Jordan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Israel and Jordan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Jordan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Jordan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
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      • For any tour departing before September 29th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 29th, 2021, a minimum payment of $50 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 prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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