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Classic Israel - Encounters Travel
Classic Israel - Encounters Travel
Excellent
3 reviews
Starts
Tel Aviv
+8 Destinations
Northern Israel
Ends
Jerusalem
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Highlights

  • Visit the Bahai Shrine and gardens
  • Enter the occupied Palestinian Territories
  • See the Church of the Nativity
  • Bask in the mud of the Dead Sea
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start in Tel Aviv and end in Jerusalem! With the in-depth cultural tour Classic Israel, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and 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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  • EA
    Written on December 20, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    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 noisy... People on the same tour, who oaud less than we did, had wsy better accomodations. Very disappointed...The two days on the Kibbutz community were equally unpleasant.. We had to change rooms due to the animal menure smell. The food was also not up to the expecrations. We got thrown in with local members of the community who were not very hygenic....It was our first ecperence with TourRadar snd it was nit a good experience...not thinking of booking with you again.
    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 informed. We realise that guides play a big part in making a tour enjoyable so it’s great to hear that these expectations were met on your tour. This is exactly the type of feedback we strive for. The hotels used are the ones that we advertise as being used for the tour on our website, so I'm sorry if they didn't meet your expectations. Both are set at the Israeli 4-star level and while they're not the best hotels in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, this is not designed as a luxury tour. It's also quite hard to strike a balance between hotels in locations that are quite busy, with the benefits of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby, and those in more out of the way places that may be quieter but not have as much to do easily accessible around them. I'm sorry you didn't like the stay at the Kibbutz Lavi either. Part of the reason we include a Kibbutz hotel for one night is to give you the opportunity to mix with the local people who live on the kibbutz and run it, and to learn about the farming there and their way of life. We generally get good feedback about this part of the tour, but I appreciate it may not have been for you. Both ourselves and Tour Radar do run promotions on our various tours from time to time which can lead to people paying different prices for the same tour. We are also starting to offer optional 5-star hotel upgrades on this trip so people can choose the level they'd like to book. Overall I’m sorry that this tour didn’t quite meet with your expectations and that you won’t consider using us in the future. Both ourselves and Tour Radar do offer a great range of different tour options to all corners of the world, of varying levels, including some luxury 5-star tours which may be of interest to you. Thank you again for taking the time to get back to us with this feedback, it’s very much appreciated.
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  • C
    Written on December 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Brilliant trip!
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  • MS
    Written on December 8, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  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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    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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    • May 1, 2017

      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.

    • May 1, 2017

      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.

    • December 1, 2016

      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.

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    • Sandra3rd May 2018
      I have travelled a lot over the last ten years and joined several organized tours. This is the absolute best, easiest and most efficient service I have ever come across. Its been so easy and well organized to achieve the booking and book the tour I want to be part of. I am very confident that this is going to be an amazing experience. Thank you TourRadar

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    Recommended for Israel. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Israel. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Israel. Ideally 2 months before travel.

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    Location
    Tel Aviv is the starting point and Jerusalem is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 July 2018 the full payment of $2,017 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2017 for Classic Israel, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 371 km.
    • Tel Aviv (Israel)
    • 52 km
    • Caesarea (Israel)
    • 27 km
    • Megido (Israel)
    • 25 km
    • Haifa (Israel)
    • 55 km
    • Safed (Israel)
    • 20 km
    • Sea of Galilee (Israel)
    • 29 km
    • Nazareth (Israel)
    • 108 km
    • Qumran (Israel)
    • 23 km
    • Dead Sea (Israel)
    • 34 km
    • Jerusalem (Israel)

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