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Classic Israel - Encounters Travel
8 days

Classic Israel

From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
20
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
77682
Private available:
From
US $2,135
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Highlights

  • Admire the exquisite Bahai Shrine and its gardens
  • Ascend by cable car to the ancient fortress of the Zealots
  • Bask in incredible panoramic views from Mount of Olives
  • Float in the saline waters at the lowest point on Earth

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Tel Aviv and end in Jerusalem! With the In-depth Cultural tour Classic Israel, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Tel Aviv, Israel and 9 other destinations in Israel. Classic Israel includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Tel Aviv, transfer to hotel
  2. Day 2: Caesarea, Megiddo, Druze village, Haifa
  3. Day 3: Safed, Golan Heights, Winery
  4. Day 4: Sea of Galilee, Nazareth
  5. Day 5: Jerusalem the Old City
  6. Day 6: Jerusalem the New City
  7. Day 7: Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea
  8. Day 8: Jerusalem, free time, transfer to airport
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
5 nights
Guesthouse
2 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    3.8
  • 4.6
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  • C
    · October 5th, 2019
    It was very well organised, very comprehensive tour with an excellent guide. Our group was 16 in number, all ages and nationalities. Most enjoyable and would definitely book with them again.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Carol, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Classic Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: September 2019
  • MB
    · September 30th, 2019
    This is a comprehensive tour. Just what we wanted for a first visit to Israel. Our guide, Yehuda was fantastic. His background in archaeology combined with his experience of modern Israel gave us a complete picture of this beautiful country. All of the... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Mary Jane, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Classic Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: September 2019
  • DG
    · August 19th, 2019
    Very happy with our tour guide Meir.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Daniel, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Classic Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: July 2019
  • EA
    · December 20th, 2017
    the guide wss good, informed and pleasant perhaps a little too much political. The accomodations were bad,. The Ptima hotels in Tel Aviv and Gerusalem wete way below expectations. The rooms were extremely small, not very clean, and above all very... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Eugenio, Thank you for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback on the Classic Israel tour which you recently travelled on. Firstly, I’m very pleased to hear that you were happy with your tour guide and found him to be pleasant and well... Show more
    Trip date: November 2017
  • C
    · December 13th, 2017
    Brilliant trip!
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Christine, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Classic Israel tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: November 2017
  • MS
    · December 8th, 2016
    I went on the Classic Israel Tour. It was a fantastic experience. Our tour consisted of six people and our tour guide/driver. He was fantastic, and it was the trip of a lifetime. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this tour and go!
    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: November 2016

Dates & Availability

8 days
Classic Israel
From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

    • What is the group size of this tour?

      On average our group departures tend to have a minimum of around 10 to 20 passengers, though we only need 2 passengers to book for a departure to be guaranteed. The maximum capacity of this tour is 45.

    • Are wheel chairs available?

      On these group tours, passengers with mobility can't be accommodated as there will be issues as much of the terrain is uneven and the old city of Jerusalem for example is really not wheel chair friendly due to a lot of blocked paving, uneven surfaces and steps.

      We would be able to assist with a private tour where, yes, the same terrain would be experienced, but it will allow more flexibility with timing during sightseeing.

      On a private tour, we would request a manual wheelchair, but this service is unfortunately not guaranteed and we would need to advise whether this can be included once we offer the private tour quote.

    • What are the inclusions of this tour?

      Included:
      All accommodation in 4-star hotels as stated in the itinerary
      All transport and transfers in AC vehicles
      24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
      English speaking guide during touring days.
      All site entry fees.
      Meals as indicated in the itinerary (7 breakfast, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)

      Excluded:
      International flights (available on request)
      Visa fees (if applied)
      Travel insurance (compulsory, available on request)
      Meals not indicated in the itinerary
      Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
      Tips for driver & tour leader
      Any other items not mentioned above

    • What time does the tour start on the first day - are there any planned activities that day?

      You can arrive any time you like, as the first and last days are for arrival and departure only. No activities are scheduled on these days.

    • How much of the tour is on windy roads?

      The routes we take on this tour aren't particular windy, though the guide and driver will ultimately decide on the exact roads they use, based on conditions at that time.

    • What is the average age on this tour ?

      The average age on this tour tends to be around 40 years, however our groups are generally made up of younger and older passengers too.

    • Will my trip be ATOL Protected?

      If we book the international flights associated with your trip, your trip will be ATOL protected. If you choose to book your own international flights, your trip will be protected by our boding with ABTA and IPP.

    • Will you organise return transfer to Tel Aviv?

      The trip includes arrival and departure transfers in Tel Aviv, on the first and last days of the tour.

    • Is there a single room supplement?

      If you are travelling by yourself, the single supplement will be added to your booking. This is depending on the departure dates . If a same sex room share is arranged, the single supplement will be removed from your booking.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      New Israeli Sheqel
      Israel
    • Plugs & Adapters

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

      Type C
      Israel
      Type E
      Israel
      Type F
      Israel
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before April 26th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after April 26th, 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.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Encounters Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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