- Overall an excellent tour, jam packed full of a variety of visits every day. However Israel is full of tourists many of them from the USA, so many of the biblical sites are very crowded. Exceptions were the Ein Gedi National Park and Jericho. We enjoyed staying on the Kibbutzes, with good accommodation; but were disappointed with the cramped Post Hostel in Jerusalem. Although this had the advantage of being in Central Jerusalem and near both the Jaffa Gate to the Old City and a choice of restaurants.
Everything is very expensive in Israel including food although the portion sizes are generally very large. The tap water is safe to drink and gave us no problems at all. If you are flying out with Easyjet - buy a meal deal at the airport - its almost half the price.
Published on: 05 November 2016