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Going by bus in Israel, prices ...

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Going by bus in Israel, prices ...

Hi!

We're six persons (age 66,36*me*,30,12,10,6) going to Israel in January of 2009.

I have some questions ...

I'm wondering if there is a "7-day bustickets" for tourists to go around Israel? "One Price - travel as much as you want during seven days." I've been searching around the egged-website and find nothing about it ... Or is it maybe better to rent a car for six persons? Any advices?

We will go by plane to Aqaba. And stay one night in Eilat before going north. How is it to get through the border on saturdays? We come on saturday 17th, and leave the next. Is it open all day?

And the last one for now ... We plan bringing both a Visa-card and a mastercard. Is this enough? Or should we bring cash?

Thanks ...

Svein, Norway

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11. Re: Going by bus in Israel, prices ...

Found the an other place describing going in the west bank by car:

Next time I will search before asking ... :)

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12. Re: Going by bus in Israel, prices ...

That's actually not the right post to look at, as Qumran is not in the PA area. The road which leads to Qumran does go through the PA but it's the area controlled by the IDF and the road has been safe for quite a while now, thank Goodness. Eldan is reliable and has good prices and has an agency in Eilat too - see eldan.co.il

Enjoy!

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13. Re: Going by bus in Israel, prices ...

Looks like we will rent a car ... :)

I have som Q's considering security: How is it to drive the "90", from Tiberias to Jerusalem after nightfall? Is the "90" safe 24/7? Is the road from Masada-Quamram-Jerusalem also safe 24/7 (day and night)?

In wich manner will the presence of the IDF be noticed in these areas?

Thanks! :)

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14. Re: Going by bus in Israel, prices ...

There have been no recent security related incidents in either road. Just take into account they are badly lit at night and not very wide. IDF is present at roadblocks (not many, usually) and at outposts you won't be able to see at night.

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15. Re: Going by bus in Israel, prices ...

Try to drive before nightfall, not because of security but because the roads are narrow and winding.

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16. Re: Going by bus in Israel, prices ...

Car rental offices in Eilat are closed on Saturday.

You can rent a car on Sunday morning, drive north to the dead sea sites, then go to Jerusalem.

If you wish to visit the sea of Galilee you can keep the car for another day and go north on Monday, or - stay on Sunday night near the dead sea (maybe Ein Gedi), go north on route 90 on Monday morning and come back to Jerusalem in the evening (stop to visit Beit Shean if you have time).

You then have full 3 days in Jerusalem. On Friday morning go back to Eilat by bus.

I am sure you'll have a wonderful trip. Just think about the temperture difference between Norway and Eilat!

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