There is perhaps no place on Earth like Israel. It is a travel destination layered with history. The very place names evoke associations that go back millennia – Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, and Megiddo. Israel has attractions to offer everyone – shopping, dining, archaeology, history, architecture, art, beaches, scuba diving. You can explore the country on your own, or you can join a tour, which would be guided by the first-rate Israel tour operators.
Israel tour operators and tour guides are absolutely first-class. Every guide has to take a state-run course and pass a rigorous exam. Tour guides are fluent in several languages, especially English, and are incredibly knowledgeable about the history and geography of Israel. Above all, Israel tour operators are dedicated to making sure their clients are happy and comfortable. There are tours for everyone – old, young, affluent or budget-conscious, and for many interests. Tours can be large – groups of 50 or more – or small, perhaps just a family or two. In addition, Israel tour operators can customize your tour to fit your particular interests and circumstances.
Places to Go
Jerusalem has to be a highlight of any itinerary. There is more than enough there to fill a two-week vacation to bursting. The Old City features historical and archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. Jerusalem is sacred to three of the world’s major religions, and each one has historical sites and places of interest to visit. El Aqsa mosque and The Dome of the Rock are must-see places, as is the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall), and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Christian pilgrims can follow the footsteps of Jesus and His disciples, reliving the events of His final days. The Garden of Gethsemane lies just outside the walls of the Old City; its two-thousand year old olive trees were there to witness Judas Iscariot’s betrayal and Christ’s arrest.
Besides Jerusalem, there are Roman sites like Caesarea and Tiberius, ancient cities like Jericho, natural wonders like the Dead Sea. If archaeology is your passion, you must go to see Masada and Qumran, Capernaum and Bethsaida. Whatever your interest or budget, an Israel tour operator can design a tour to fit your needs.
Food and Dining
Israel tour operators do not simply stop at places to go, however! Let them show you how Israel is literally a maze cultural crossroads! Whatever your ethnic or culinary delight, you can find an example of it in Israel. Middle Eastern foods, of course, abound, from high-end restaurants to street stalls. However, you will also find New York style delicatessens, Chinese restaurants, foods from Africa, from Europe, and from Asia. Your Israel tour operator will know the best places to eat, and will be happy to explain to you some of the idiosyncrasies of travelling and dining in Israel.
So go ahead. Plan the trip. Pack the bags, and be prepared for the most memorable experience of your life guided by an Israel tour operator who will meet any and every need for your excursion!