Israel classic small group tour
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Description of Israel classic small group tour
This Israel small group tour follows a carefully crafted itinerary around not only some of Israelís most celebrated ancient and sacred sites but also into the Palestine and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Starting in Tel Aviv where you have a day to enjoy the business and beaches of Israelís second city in terms of population size, we then head north to take in the ancient coastal site and superb Roman ruins of Caesarea . More ancient wonders await inland at Israelís largest archaeological site in Megiddo National park. Also known as Armageddon, it is mentioned in the Bible as a place of apocalyptic battle.
There are many more Biblical spots along the way of course, including Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee as well as Bethlehem in the Palestine. We learn more about the highly controversial Occupied Palestinian Territories on our visits to Golan Heights and also Jerusalem of course, where we have a tour of the old and new city.
The trip draws to a close with a visit to the Dead Sea and another of the regionís natural heritage highlights which we reach by cable car, Masada National Park with views overlooking the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea.
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3 Reviews of Israel classic small group tour
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by Carol MyerscoughWe visited so many wonderful places. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Mar 2019 by Barbara KoistinenExcellent, we had a wonderfully knowledgeable guide! Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Mar 2017 by Lansing FreemanThe most memorable was seeing the places you have only read about, or seen on film. The authenticity of antiquity. Read full review
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We 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 know that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on it 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. Our 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 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 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.
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.
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