Israel holidays, small group tour
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Description of Israel holidays, small group tour
This Israel holiday is a small group tour that offers an excellent eight day introduction to the Holy Land. You’ll visit the most significant historical and religious sites, starting in stylish, busy Tel Aviv, then taking in the excavations of Caesarea and Megiddo, before travelling to Haifa, a lovely port town on the Mediterranean Sea.
From Haifa, we board a boat and travel across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. We will explore Tabgha, the Mount of the Beatitudes, and also the picturesque Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains. Next, visit Nazareth and then push on south, following the River of Jordan until we reach Jerusalem. Here, spend time in the Old City and New City and also visit Bethlehem. We drive across the Judean Desert to Qumran and then make for the Dead Sea to round off this tour with a float in the extremely salty waters.
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7 Reviews of Israel holidays, small group tour
Reviewed on 22 Mar 2018 by George BrandI felt we saw practically everything that Israel had to offer with a very competent guide. Every day was packed with sights and experiences but the outstanding event was visiting the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, but I felt we needed longer at this sight. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Feb 2018 by Helen WalrutJerusalem was my most memorable moment. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Apr 2017 by Hazel SteanThe most exciting for me was learning about the history of the Jewish people and seeing Jerusalem, the old city. I really enjoyed the holiday, it packed a lot in within the week. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Dec 2016 by Jeff LyesI for one have never taken so many photos on a single overseas trip, let alone just a one week tour. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Apr 2016 by Kevin OExcellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Mar 2015 by Jon LeighVery, very, very good. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 May 2014 by Sheila JukesThere were lots of memorable moments. We visited many sites spanning about 5000 years of history. This was a very busy tour visiting many sights. It's very much a 'taster' of what Israel has to offer. Read full review
PlanetWe know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.
We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them in the correct manner.
Israel is a country which prides itself with some of the most significant holy sites in the world. Our tour guides and tour leaders instruct and encourage travellers to not pick off relics or elements of remembrance. We also encourage them to stay within the paths that were set out for visitors to walk on in order to sustain the environments surrounding the holy sites.
For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel
PeopleThroughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation in the Middle East, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.
We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belong to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people in local communities offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and cultural exchanges that take place between the locals and our travelers during our tours.
We promise to support the local community in Israel. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their holiday spending contributes to the people of Israel. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.
We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.
The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in Israel. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tours.
We educate all our staff on the real life situations of each destination. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and threats that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.
In Israel, travelers are encouraged not to tempt children or any locals with food and sweets. The culture has to be respected at all times. Travellers are encouraged to always take care of any racial and religious comments. Israel has been in political conflict with a number of countries and people may get themselves into troublesome situations if they make any racial or religious comments.