Israel Tours

Tour packages that showcase the Holy Land By: Claire Makepeace
On a tour, clients can visit the Old City of Jerusalem. // © 2011 David Bolton
On a tour, clients can visit the Old City of Jerusalem. // © 2011 David Bolton

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Jerusalem, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee: names so important to the Bible that they conjure an image of awe-inspiring historical value, whether a traveler is religious or not. The chance to explore these places along with Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, a kibbutz and so much more is why many Americans have been -- and will be -- heading to Israel for years. In order to minimize stress and maximize sightseeing time, many clients opt for tours with experienced guides, comprehensive itineraries and comfortable accommodations. With so many options available in 2011, agents can find the best tour to suit the needs and preferences of their clients.

Essential Israel
Brendan Vacations clients can travel extensively throughout Israel on a 10-day Best of Israel tour, starting in Jerusalem where they will visit the Old City, including Mount Zion and the Via Dolorosa. The tour continues through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee and Tel Aviv. Tours run from March to February 2012 and start at $1,925 per person, all-inclusive, apart from airfare.
www.brendanvacations.com

Following the Bible

From Nov. 8-19, Ya'lla Tours USA is offering an Israel tour designed especially for Christians who want to explore the roots of their faith. With the In the Footsteps of the Bible tour, clients participate in an archeological dig at Beit Guvrin near Jerusalem, have a fish lunch on the banks of the River Jordan in the style of Saint Peter, visit Nazareth Village and enjoy a private boat trip on the Sea of Galilee. The tour starts at $4,295 per person, including a double room, all meals and airfare.
www.yallatours.com

Israel On Sale
Gate 1 Travel is offering an inexpensive tour of the Holy Land for travelers who want to explore Israel in its entirety but are on a budget. The 10-day Israel on Sale tour is available from April 4 until the end of the year and is priced from $829 per person, all inclusive, apart from airfare. The tour starts in Tel Aviv, allowing guests to explore the more modern side of Israel with its cutting-edge fashion, architecture and restaurants. The tour also visits the Roman ruins in Tiberias along with the Bahai Gardens, Nazareth, Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee.
www.gate1travel.com

The Luxury Treatment
For travelers looking to experience the most luxurious side of Israel, the Elite Israel tour by private car might be a perfect fit. The 11-day Isramworld tour is available from March through the end of 2011. Clients can experience the country from the luxury of a Mercedes Benz accompanied by a private chauffeur and guide. Guests will stay in high-end hotels in Tel Aviv, Tiberias and Jerusalem and dine at five-star restaurants throughout the tour, which will visit the Dead Sea, Druze Village and more. In addition, clients are entitled to VIP Club Services at Ben Gurion International Airport. Prices start a $10,995 per person.
www.isram.com
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