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Covid-19 and tourism to Israel


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As I write this post more than half of Israel's population has received Pfizer's second vaccine: The vaccination rate (the fastest in the world) will likely bring us by the end of March 2021 at the end of the vaccinations. Our 3rd confinement is finished, the Corona cabinet has approved the third phase in the deconfinement plan of the Ministry of Health from Sunday March 7, 2021. With the green label it will be possible to sit both indoors and outdoors in cafes and restaurants, to go to hotels, event halls, amusement parks and conferences. This green label will be the proof that will allow citizens of all countries to regain some freedom after this year of restrictions and for travelers to enter Israel in all serenity. David Ben Gurion's airport which had been closed since January 25 reopened and for the moment authorizes the entry into Israel of 2000 passengers and soon 5000 with a lockdown imposed for those who do not have the green label. I think the time to plan the trip around mid / late 2021 has come. If you feel like discussing routes, schedules or Covid, I would be happy to restore my pre-covid19 activity, needless to say, with no obligation on your part.

Private Car Tours
1 day tours
masada the dead sea
jerusalem old and new
nazareth tiberias the sea of gallilee
safed tiberias and meiron
cesaria haifa acco and rosh hanikra
dessert safari tour
Tel Aviv the international style and Bauhus
2 day tours
Jerusalem bethlehem massada the dead sea
Jerusalem By Night
2 days negev desert tour
3 days north cesaria haifa acco galil golan
last minute tours bookings
Above you can find some examples of activities I arrange on a regular basis.
Theses activities are based on my best experience
Please dont hesitate to ask me about any kind of activities:
I can make most of your wishes come true.
Some of the services I can offer:-
- 7 seat luxury air-conditioned minibus with driver/guide(larger vehicle can be arranged upon request).
- Tailor made tours covering the entire country with personalized itinerary including all arrangements.
- Hotel and restaurant bookings.
-Special interest tours covering History, Archeology, Religions and Local traditions.
-Nature tours including bird-watching, nature hikes and visits to nature reserves.
-Activity tours including Rafting, desert trips, helicopter tours, abseiling and parachuting.
-Wifi in vehicle internet access is open anytime for participants portables or smartphones.
Massada and The Dead Sea 1 Day Tour
Descend to the Judean Desert via the Inn of the Good Samaritan.
Stop at Qumran. Visit the site of the Essenes.
View the cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Drive via Ein Gedi,
Arrive at Massada, Ascend Massada by cablecar to tour the 2000 year old fortress and Palace, built by King Herod.
Float in the Dead Sea - at 400m below sea level- the lowest place on earth,
and benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the water.
Drive back to Jerusalem with overview of Jerico.
Jerusalem old and new
Overlook Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and the Temple Mount Esplanade.
Travel along the Kidron Valley to view the Garden of Gethsemane and the 16th
Century wall of the old city.
Enter the Dung gate to reach the Western (wailing)Wall.
In the old city walk through the local bazaar, the Christian Quarter, the stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre the site of the crucifixion.
Walk along the 1700 year old Byzantine main street, the Cardo, and the renovated Jewish Quarter and Mount Zion.
Stop for overview of Bethlehem visit the Nativity Church in Bethlehem.
Tour to the new city, see the Knesset, Menorah and Governement Buildings.
Visit Yad Vashem-Holocaust Museum.
Exit via scenic Ein Kerem.
Nazareth tiberias and the sea of gallilee 1 Day Tour
Begin the journey north by traveling along Israel's scenic coastal plane.
Stop off at Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St Joseph.
Continue via Kfar Cana to Tiberias, the ancient Jewish Capital of Galilee,
situated on the shores of the beautiful Sea of Galilee.
Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue of Capernaum.
Visit the Church of the Multiplication of the loaves and fish at Tabgha.
View of the Mount of Beatitudes and continue to the Jordan River, the Biblical baptism site.
Return via Mount Tabor and the Valley of Armageddon to the starting point.
Safed Tiberias And Meiron
1 Day Tour
Drive north to Tiberias. Visit the graves of Rabbi Meir Baal Hanes and the Rambam. Drive via the Sea of Galilee and stop for the breathtaking view.
Continue to Safed and visit the blue synagogue of Abuhav, the place where the ‘’Shulchan Aruch’’was compiled by Joseph Karo, and the artists village.
From Safed travel to Mr. Meron, visit the graves of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
and his son Rabbi Elazar.
Cesaria Haifa Acco Rosh Hanikra
1 Day Tour
Drive along coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman Capital and port, walking tour
of theatre and Archeological ruins and excavations.
Continue to Haifa, make a scenic view of city, the Bahai shrine and gardens, and the port.
Continue via Nahariya to Rosh Hanikra to visit the limestone grottos and view the Lebanese border.
Return via Acre to visit the Crusader underground city and crypt.
Walk through the Old City and oriental Market, the Arab Mosque and the Old port.
Tel Aviv Architecture
International style and Bauhaus
1 Day Tour
Drive along the bustling beach promenade road towards the 5000 years old
harbor-city of Jaffa,
Visit the archeological excavations from biblical times.
Walk through the old Artists quarter and visit its variety of galleries.
Enjoy a view of the famous historical harbor mentioned in the biblical story of Jonah and the Whale.
Drive to the Neve Tzedek and Suzanne Dellal center,
See the Tel-Aviv's Bauhaus houses along the buzzing central street such as:-,
Dizengoff Street, Allenby Street, Rothschild Boulevard, the Hall of Independence,
the Golda Meir Art Performance center,and the Yitzchak Rabin Square.
Returnning to your hotel at approximately 23:30
Jerusalem BethLehem Massada The Dead Sea
2 Days Tour
In this tour we combine the Jerusalem and Massada tours with an overnight stay
at a 4 star central scenic Jerusalem hotel.
We begin the tour with a view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade.
Travel along the Kidron Valley to view the Garden of Gethsemane and the 16th Century wall of the old city.
Enter the Dung gate to reach the Western (Wailing) Wall.
Walk through the local bazaar, the Christian Quarter, the stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa)
to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre , the site of the crucifixion.
Walk along the 1700 year old Byzantine main street, the Cardo, and the renovated Jewish Quarter and Mt. Zion.
Stop for overview of Bethlehem and the Judean Desert.
Tour to the new city, see Knesset, Menorah and Governement Buildings.
Visit Yad Vashem-Holocaust Museum.
Return to the hotel for overnight.
Next mornning
descend to the Judean desert 400 m below sea level,
travel along the shores of the Dead Sea and ascend Massada by cable car.
Enjoy the unique experience of floating-swimming in the Dead sea's mineral rich water.
Drive back overlooking at the city of Jericho.
Modest dress will be required for holy sites visits
Desert Safari Tour 1 Day Tour
On this tour we will take a look at typical Judean desert life and vegetation on this route with numerous scenic overviews.
We Will start with overlook from Mt Scopus towards Judean Desert.
Overview of St George Monastery and Wadi Kelt.
Drive to tomb of Nebi Mussa.
Drive along Judean Cliffside overlooking Wadi Daraja and the Dead Sea.
Stop for a swim in the Dead Sea.
return to our starting point or the hotel
Swimming suits,hats and towels as well as some water will be necessary
Entering the illuminated ancient biblical city of Jerusalem.
Walking through the old city towards the renovated Jewish Quarter.
Visit the Byzantine main street, the Cardo continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Take a short walk on the walls surrounding the old city of Jerusalem up to the Western (wailing) wall.
Drive along the Ophel promenade and the illuminated city walls.
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the old city.
Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane. Attend the outdoor sound and light show at the Citadel of David museum.
Finally, take a short tour of the new city by night before returning to your hotels.

Listed price includes entrance fee for show
Return to Tel-Aviv at approximately 24:00
Show takes place between April-October
The Negev - 2 days - Tel Sheva - House of David Ben gurion Sde boker - Avdat - Ramon Crater We head to the Negev desert. Stop at Tel sheva to visit the biblical archaeological site. We cross Beersheba which became a very impressive university city. We continue to Kibbutz Sde boker, tour of the house of David and Paula Ben-Gurion then to their graves
resting in a green garden in the middle of the desert. The moon landscape and the various colors of the Negev landscape are enchanting.
Visit Avdat ancient Nabatean city whose capital was Petra then to Mitzpe Ramon for a panoramic view in the Visitor center where will find explanation regarding the geological evolution the desert negev together with the amazing life of Ilan Ramon the first Israeli astronaute for NASA who lost his life in the space shuttle explosion. Stop at the workshop carpenter in the crater.
We walk along the mediterranean coast to Caesarea Maritima, ancient port and capital of Judea from the Roman and Byzantine period, visit the Roman Theater and the archaeological remains of the Byzantine period and the Crusaders.
Continue towards Haifa, panoramic view of the port of the city from the top of Mount Carmel  to admire the Shrine 'Bab' and the beautiful Bahai gardens. Then to the Crusader city of Akko, visit the area of ​​the Hospitallers of Saint John and the crypt, the market of the old town, passing by the port and the Khan el Umdan.  Overnight in Galilee
2nd day NAZARETH, TIBERIADE AND THE SEA OF GALILEE Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Joseph. Go through the village of Qana to arrive at Tiberias, the ancient seat of the Sanhedrin and the capital of Galilee on the shores of Kinnereth Lake. Visit the Capernaum synagogue of the 4th century, and the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes called in arabic Tabgha. Descend along the lake to the river of Jordan, to Yardenit baptism site of Jesus. Overnight in Galilee
A visit to Safed the synagogue of Abuhav and that of Joseph Caro, wander in the neighborhood of artists.
We will go to the Golan Heights. Stop for a panoramic view of Kuneitra ghost town on the Syrian border.
Then Birkat ram, ancient volcano which became a lake. Stop at Banias, called Ceasaree Philippi in the Roman times. We cross
Kiryat Shmona the capital of Upper Galilee a few kilometers from Lebanon.
Back to Tel-aviv
last minute small budjet group tours
service dates 2021. price$/ pers. places avail. status
Tel-Aviv white city International style walking tour weekly 50 Nis Pls join
Galilee. Zippori.Tiberias 28.4.21 120.-$ 6 seats Pls join
Safed. Meron.Golan 3.5.21 140.-$ 6 seats Pls join
Dead sea Qumran Massada Ein-Gedi 5.5.21 120.-$ 6 seast Pls join
Golan Heights.Galilee 22.5.21 120.-$ 6 seats Pls join
5 days regular tour inc. eilat inquire inquire inquire now
Ceasarea. Haifa. Akko 23.5.21 120.-$ 6 seats Pls join
Nazareth. Sea of Galilee 25.2.21 120.-$ 6 seat Pls join
Jerusalem old and new 28.5.21 120$ 6 seats Pls join
Nazareth. sea of galilee 7.6.21 120.-$ 6 seats Pls join
Old city of Jerusalem 10.6.21 100.-$ 6 seats Pls join
Tel-aviv jaffa 16.6.21 100.-$ 6 seats Pls join
Bugdet Small Group Terms & Conditions
- Price/each Varries with each participant joinning. (regressive cost)
- Minimum 2 Paticipants to Start the B.S.G (budget small group)
1 -2
250 $ each
170$ each
140$ each
120$ each
100$ each

 what does it cost?
-up to 3 passengers:-                                                     Euro 550.- /day 
-up to 6 passengers:-                                                     Euro 600.- /day
-6 passengers "group tour":-                                           Euro 100.- per passenger/day
-Extra Milage/kilometrage -                                            There is no extra mileage or hour charge for "group tours"
-Up to 200 km and 10 hours a day
-Each extra km                                                               Euro 1.-
-Each additional 1 hour:                                                  Euro 20.-
- Overnight for the guide                                                 Euro 150.- per night
-Prices are exclusive of entrance fees and hotel bookings (2 days trip Jerusalem-Massada)
-Changes in itinerary can occur only due to public holidays or force majeures.
-Price does not include hotel bookings (2 days trip Jerusalem-Massada)  
Let me offer you special hotel fees all over Israel.
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