Cultive el cuerpo y el alma en esta excursión de 2 días por lo mejor de Israel desde Tel Aviv. Después de un día repleto de acción realizando un recorrido por las antiguas ciudades bíblicas de Jerusalén y Belén, pasará el segundo día relajándose y admirando las vistas desde Masada antes de disfrutar en el Mar Muerto.
The tour was not what it claimed to be and I was the only person among hundreds of other tourists visiting the same sites to have my itinerary. I had to switch buses several times to be taken to designated locations. They switched my schedule to going to Masada the first day and then Jerusalem the second day. The first day I was with one group, but then put on bus with strangers to go to spend the night in Jerusalem. The hotel charged me for my accommodations when my overnight hotel was to be included in my tour fare. Then on the second day I spend only a half day with the same people and then was switched again to be with a different group in the afternoon. Again, I was the ONLY person that had my itinerary, though i was traveling with large groups of people.
Stories from the Bible came alive as our awesome guide, Ami, shared the history of his country as we drove to Jerusalem. We were spoiled from pickup at our hotel in the morning to drop off later that day at our beautiful, boutique hotel in Jerusalem, organised by Viator. Our first day was full of information, amazing sights and fabulous stories. Our second day in Masada and the Dead Sea was full-on and apart from the hot hot weather, which one should've expected in the desert ? the sights/sites seen and visited brought history to life. Thanks Viator and Ben Harim.
The actual tour guides were really great especially day two guide -- not sure of his name but he had long hair -- he was awesome. But Viator itself was disappointing - they just offloaded us to another tour agency Bein Harim who did all the actual work, but they Viator did very little communicating. We had to follow up multiple times to get our pickup times/locations set up and Viator just treated it like a hand-off i.e. they just get leads and then move on. So, I won't use Viator going forward -- instead, I think you can do better by just going to the local guides themselves. In this case I WOULD recommend Bein Harim, and you can find them and book them directly and likely save money without having Viator in the middle, adding no value.
This has to be the best tour of our trip. Eli and Eyal our guides on the 2 days where superb and very knowledgeable. Our hotel in Jerusalem booked by the tour was very central to many great restaurants. Highly recommended!!!!
Loved the dead sea floating experience! I tried really hard to drown but I just couldn't. Lol!
Wasn't a huge fan of Masada but I guess that's personal preference.
Jerusalem and Bethlehem were super cool. Our guide was very informative and funny.