Good trip overall. It depends on the guide you get as to the level of information and the clarity. Like most organized trips, they waste a lot of time picking up people and at over priced gift shops. The restaraunts they take you to for lunch also vary in quality. The one is Bethlehem was all you can eat but in Akko was a rip off. Prices average $15-20 per person. BE AWARE on this trip..there is duplication on the Jerusalem days. You will see a lot of the same things in the morning between the Jerusalem new/old and the Jerusalem city of David, so you might get bored as we did.
It was a great disappointment that we did not visit the Bahai Gardens, but the day was full and we felt a bit rushed anyway.
Great trip. Enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed all the trips I took while in Tel Aviv the local tour company were great. Wonderful tour guides and of course you can't beat the destinations which are steeped in history and incredibly beautiful.
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.
United States of America
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.
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