Hi, I'm trying to plan a trip to Israel and would like to use a tour company. I'm looking for a tour company that offers anywhere from five to 10 day tour options and handles the itinerary and hotels each day. The tours could be classic Israel or Christian-focused. Any recommendations? Thanks!
Sorry about the previous reply. The official Israel Tourist Board site has a long list of tour operators: http://tinyurl.com/y785yfvc
It's smart to consider a tour through Israel as a lot of the archeological sites are spread out often in remote locations, a bus tour can help to make the most of your time.
If you have toured in Europe independently, you can tour in Israel independently. English signage is everywhere and most people speak some English, many speak fluent English. If you want to visit the area around the Sea of Galilee, you need a car, because the only public transportation is buses or taxis (and taxis aren't cheap here) and the buses don't go to many of the tourist sights.