This was my best tour. I am still realizing all we done in the one day we were on the tour. The tour guide was smart and fun. The tour was all day, yet the time on the bus was perfect to digest and discuss what you just left. The bus was clean and comfortable and stops were planed perfectly.Lunch was a treat with great views of the sea of Galilee good food and a chance to get to know your travel mates.Highly Recommened
I enjoyed the trip. It was a bit fast passing through all of the sights. Overall, I would recommend it.
Nice guide, it would be nice to include either a trip to the church of the beatitudes of mount tabor if at all feasible.
Very nice explanation from the guide. The baptishm at Jordan river was fine.
The tour was a marvelous experience. Our guide was excellent! Thank you. I am so glad I had the chance to go to Galilee and see places so central in the life and ministry of Jesus.
Very well run tour. Comfortable transportation. Enjoyed the international mix of tour participants. Guide very knowledgeable. Every bit of tour was interesting!
My brain is still catching up to what all was presented. You have to see this part to understand the gospels in the natural state.
We enjoyed the trip very much - interesting sites and scenery, very well-informed and interesting guide /driver (Eyal). Small bus with every seat occupied - tough on the tall long-legged guests!
The tour was very interesting and contained so much information.
Bad - Being told to be at the pick up point by a certain time then waiting over 45 minutes for the transport. This tour also goes to Tel Aviv, so do it from there, rather than Jerusalem. Also for the price lunch should be included.
I had a good time on this tour. Our tour guide Eyal was friendly and informative.
This tour is really more about tracing the history of Jesus, from his birth place and the places he went to, and his parents, Mary and Joseph. For those of you who are visiting Israel for spiritual purposes, it would probably be a good way to spend the day.
I am not particularly interested in the story or background of Jesus so it dragged on at parts, but don't let that stop you from taking this tour if this is more your thing. They are beautiful places to visit and does carry historical significance even if much of the significance is attributed rather than verified by actual proof that Jesus was here.
It was ok--nothing great! I wish they didn't take you to souvenir places for 40 minutes hoping you would buy some overpriced items.
We were very pleased. This is a good way to see a lot in a short time. Be patient with the pick up time and be prepared for the trip going longer than advertised. The guide took time for all questions. He even arranged a last minute baptism for someone on the trip by locating a female minister near by to come to the River Jordan to do the baptism. Stopping at stores provides access to bathrooms so they are part of most tour packages.
was a bit too much of historical religious back ground.
nice tour guide, good food at a fish restaurant at the Sea of Galilee
Stop at the river jordan was also quiet interesting
Very intellectual and enrichming experience. Non-doctrinal guides talk focused on Jesus and his period as it relates to Israel. The guides saw to it that a short conversation about a place visited is given and highlights are underscored.
Well done!!! Extremely wonderful tour operator and guide. Well organised, very informative, lots of time given to explore on our own. Highly recommend this tour but the driver we had for that day was reckless and we had a couple of near misses. He drove too fast and slammed on brakes too often (He was very impatient). He did not regard the comfort of his passengers. Thanks to the seat belts, we did not fly through the windows.
Everything was very well organized. We were lucky to travel with small group- only 5 tourists.
Our guide Ori was extremely knowledgeable. Excellent day spent with him. Hotel for overnight was more or less OK. Nothing special.
Loved the tour but not the guide. Her English was difficult to understand and she rushed us through important sites.
Firstly, the 5 guides (especially Amir, Eyal and Rami) were very good. It is deceptive to advertise this as a 5 day tour - it is 5 individual 1 day tours (different guides, drivers and tourists every day).
There was no continuity and much repetition. Dual language tours wasted more time. The result was very limited time at many Holy City sights, particularly in the Christian, Armenian and Muslim Quarters. Everything listed on the itinerary was "seen" (but in a fly-by manner, or only from a distance). If transport issues were resolved, more time would be available for these amazing sites.
Our advice - get your own guide and driver to avoid the logistical issues apparently common in this tour.
Expect a total of 4-5 hours wasted daily in transit before and/or after the actual guided tours (tours ended on time at app 4PM regardless of time wastage on unnecessarily long lunches etc). Expect a 30-45 minute late pickup (4 days out of 5), numerous stops to pick up/drop off other tourists for their tours (different to yours), meeting at bus checkpoints to transfer everybody between buses.
The order in the itinerary advertised in Viator was changed. A call after the first day's travel to the Bein Harem office resulted in an email with our revised itinerary (not previously provided). Prior to the call, we had no idea of our collection times, nor did the guide of the day. However, the staff in the Bien Harem office were very helpful.
The accommodation in Prima Park Hotel was good ( and we learnt later that compared to others, we should be grateful to be here). The restaurant in the hotel was the only viable option for dinner and was good, as was their breakfast. The Nof Tavor Hotel was basic - no restaurant and no eating options within walking distance, bar snacks (6-8 options) only. The breakfast was acceptable.
This was unlike any Viator "tour" that we have previously experienced. We have done many throughout Europe but this one was most disappointing.
The guide was great!
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