This tour takes you on a journey through some of the sub-cultures that form the unique blend that is Israel. From the ancient civilizations at Megiddo & Caesarea, through the traditional Druse villages & the modern day kibbutz.
Tel Aviv Area
Service of a private government licensed English speaking driver/guide.
Comfortable government licensed private tourist vehicle.
Pick up drop off at hotel/ship.
Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route.
Prices are quoted in USD per vehicle.
On Saturdays and Jewish holidays a supplement of $140 per vehicle will apply.
Modest attire is required in the holy sites (no shorts).
Head cover and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
This tour is available daily.
We recommend to book the tour at least 24 hours in advance.
08:00 Pick up from the hotel/ship.
Drive north along the Sharon Coast , we continue eastward passing the city of Hadera, stop at Kibbutz Ein Shemer for a unique kibbutz experience, taking you back in time to the early pioneering days of the kibbutz until the present, be part of daily kibbutz life, see – feel – smell and taste the different aspects of the kibbutz.
Proceed further east taking the ancient Via Maris route along the Iron Wadi, passing some Arab villages on our way to Megiddo. Visit this important Biblical site where archaeologists have unearthed an incredible 25 layers of settlements built one on top of each other, covering a period of 35 centuries.
The city is referred to in the New Testament as Armageddon, a name St. John derived from the Hebrew for Mount Megiddo, Har Megiddo. According to the Book of Revelation, this is where the last great battle will be fought when the forces of good will triumph over evil. See the ruins and walk through the 9th century BCE water tunnel.
Continue north to Mt.Carmel overlooking the Jezreel Valley, enjoy a scenic drive and the panoramic view of the valley and the Lower Galilee, view of the Carmelite monastery overlooking the valley, stop at the local Druse villages for a visit, learn about the Druse religion and tradition.
Travel along the Carmel Coast to Caesarea, visit the Roman theater, see the recent archaeological excavations with the Marine Palace, the Hippodrome, the Bath House, visit the Crusader city, view the ancient port, the Byzantine street and the Aqueduct.
Our guides are all government licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, speak English or another language as ordered. We are proud of our team of guides, who are experienced, knowledgeable, interesting and service oriented, well-mannered and love guiding. On Trip Advisor you can find excellent reviews of our guided tours.
The vehicles used for the tours are government licensed tourist vehicles. They are designated for transporting tourists only, are comfortable, new and maintained by our in-house traffic officer. Families and small groups will enjoy travelling in a car driven by a suitably licensed driver-guide (two-in-one, no doubt a saving). Large groups will be transported in small or large luxury tourist buses.
In general for daily private tours is it better not to keep baggage in the car. If your tour is ending at the airport and therefore it is necessary to take your baggage, please let us know in advance so that we can provide a suitable vehicle. Please take into account that if you have a large number of suitcases that require a large vehicle, it may increase the tour price.
The most popular language is English, followed by Spanish, mandarin, French and German, however guiding is available in almost all foreign languages. For less popular languages it is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of a guide speaking your desired language. The cost of guides that speak languages other than English is higher and that will affect the tour price.
The basic price of the tour includes a vehicle and guide. We can of course reserve and include meals, accommodation, entrance fees and special activities (such as ATV rides, winery and/or culinary tours, etc.), as you may require.
The tour price does not include VAT (tourists are exempt from paying VAT on touring services), and anything else that has been decided not to include – such as accommodation, meals and entrance fees. In general we can include or exclude anything in or from the tour price, as required.
During the Israeli summers the days are long and the departure hour in the mornings can be as late as 09:00 AM. In winter the days are short so it is recommended not to leave any later than 08:00 AM to ensure arriving at all the sites planned for visiting before closing.
A touring days is up to 10 hours, however tours to nearer distances will be shorter and those to further distances will be longer, so that in general touring days will range from 9 to 11 hours accordingly.
The quantity and variety of restaurants in Israel is enormous. We try to select restaurants that serve typical Israeli cuisine. If you prefer chef or other type of restaurants we will be happy to recommend some that suit your budget and tastes.
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