Long tour but no regret after all
There wasn't enough time at each destination. The tour leader did not seem knowledgeable about what we were seeing.
Because we stayed in Tel Aviv we didn’t spend as much time picking up and dropping off people which was nice, giving us more time at the actual sites. We did have a required stop for lunch with no other options. Tour guide was great, would recommend for an affordable tour.
The tour sites visited were excellent and interesting but it was just a pity that the tour guide, Eli, was not very knowledgeable and did not give us sufficient insight of the places visited. Also the place he selected for lunch was rather expensive for the food offered.
This was one of the best tours I've been on. The guide (Tamar) was supurb. Imagine a woman in her seventies scrambling over ruins and through caves and explaining all the history, archeology, geology and the plants along the way. She even sang to us on the way back. Rosh Hanikra is beautiful, as are the Bahai gardens.
This tour was extremely interesting. A very long day so plenty of energy required, but our guide was great and told us lots of interesting facts at each destination. The usual stop for overpriced gift shop and lunch, but that's standard and if you don't want it just don't go in shop and bring own lunch!
It was an ok day trip but is a pity that Haifa and Rosh Hanikra they give about 10 to 15 minutes only which are the best part of the tour in my opinion. Also when complaining this to the driver and the fact he left us in a store for over 20 min he offended me in Hebrew (that I dont speak) but someone else in tour understood and not only told me but complained about it to him. Very disappointing.
A varied day trip from ancient to modern,covering Caesarea with Herod the Great's palace and the Roman remains to the Lebanese border being guarded by some very young people with very modern weapons. Haifa and the lovely Baha'i gardens deserved more time and the time for shopping in Akko deserved a lot less time. The Crusader castle is spectacular and we could have explored it a lot more. The trip to the caves of Rosh Hanikra was interesting - careful as paths in the caves are slippery.
the visit to Acre was extremely interesting, but the side trip to Haifa was not worth the time, and the brief visit to Caeserea was a bit too rushed to be worthwhile. The caves at Rosh Hanikra are worth the extra travel time... perhaps if they put a bit less in this day's excursion, more time could be spent on fewer sites
PLACES ARE BEAUTIFULL BUT GUIDE WAS BORING.
wOULD NOT RECOMEND TO BUY ANY TOURS WITH VIATOUR IN ISRAEL
Excellant combination of historical and natural sites. Elements that can be enjoyed by all faiths and interests.
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It was a good trip. We ordered it in Russian and ended up traveling in a small group of 5 in a minivan. Oleg made our day pleasant and full of surprises. Nice route.
You always know what tours are about, going in group, spending little time in each location and spending a long time in stores, but this was too much.
The guide was in a hurry in every place we went, gave small explanations -which most of the time were just a repetition of the written signs you could find or just absolutelly inaccurate- and as soon as he finished talking we had to move to next site without even have time to take photographs.
Stores and lunch where obviously a different thing, those where long and paused, I brought my own lunch and had it in the bus (I advise you to do the same) and used lunch time to go and explore by myself, which was an excelent idea -even went into a place that according to the guide was"closed" when asked if we could visit it during the tour.
On the possitive side, the places you go to are really nice and worth visiting, my advice would be to rent a car, biy the fodor's guide and do it by yourself, I did that when visiting Nazareth, Tiberias, etc and was much better
The views where really nice
Great day trip! The tour guide was great and knowledgable, we did a lot in one day and we saw a lot of history and natural beauty spots!
Great trip! Wish we could have gotten off the bus to take pictures at the Acqueduct and the bottom of the Bahai Gardens, but other than that it was a great trip!
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