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Advice on 7 day trip

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Advice on 7 day trip

We will be visiting Israel next week, staying Tel-Aviv. We will be meeting friends Fri/Sat and really want to fit two tours in along with some general sight seeing around the city. I was thinking of one day for Jerusalem and Bethlehem and another for Nazareth/Sea of Galilee with our own trip to the Dead Sea. Can anyone advise if this is the best use of our two tour guide trips and also if anyone can say which is the best company? Any help much appreciated, i've read many threads and am just more confused!

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1. Re: Advice on 7 day trip

If there's any place in Israel where you stand to benefit from the enhanced experience that a licensed guide can ensure you, it will certainly be in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Galilee is another area that makes sense to use a guide, though, if you rent a car, you can easily get around this area.

Do NOT attempt to visit Nazareth on a Saturday. The traffic that day is always a nightmare. If you must tour the Galilee region on Saturday (rather than Friday), I'd start with the Mt of Beatitudes, Tabgha, and Capernaum. Enjoy a traditional St. Peter's fish lunch at Kibbutz Ein Gev and then continue to the Yardenit baptismal site. If there's still time, end the day with a visit to the Church of the Transfiguration on Mt Tabor.

While touring the Dead Sea, of course, you won't wan to miss a visit to Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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2. Re: Advice on 7 day trip

Obviously how you arrange your visit is your call - and you don't say whether the purpose of your trip is business leaving you only 2 days to tour, but if you are here for 7 days, why only 2 days for seeing the country.

With only two days I would spend them both in Jerusalem, or one in Jerusalem and one for the Dead Sea and Masada - in any case you will barely scratch the surface.

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3. Re: Advice on 7 day trip

One day to see Jerusalem and Bethlehem will enable you to check you have been there but not allow you to see much of anything. Like Oreet I am confused with your time allocation but agree--just stay in Jerusalem for both days

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