Our small group Israel tours are the perfect way to learn more about this fascinating country and discover how Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories has shaped the world historically.
From the religious fervour of Jerusalem to the tranquil villages along the Sea of Galilee and bustling, modern-day Tel Aviv.
We take pride in being one of the best Israel tour companies - we are passionate about showing you the best of what Israel has to offer as well as its and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
A select few of our Israel tours are combined together with Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and its neighbouring countries such as Egypt and Jordan - widely known for its pyramids, the Dead Sea, and more.
Our guided tours in Israel will show you the fascinating history of this beautiful land and the Occupied Palestinian Territories has created an incredible tie with the majority of people on earth and it, therefore, remains one of the most iconic travel destinations to visit.
Whether you want to lose yourself in the intricate alleyways of Jerusalem, move from one historical monument to the next, visit ancient archaeological sites or enjoy floating in the Dead Sea, a well-designed Israel tour package is sure to leave a lifetime of memories.
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Trip booked through Groupon at a Great offer price - Encounters was nothing but professional from the start. I even purchased insurance - extra days and got the best flights from my local airport- Great experience
I thought it was very good we didn't have to worry about anything everything was in order and kept with the schedule as planned, unless we wanted to deviated from it to do somethingelse. The trip really a trip of a life time.
There was a time many years ago that I wanted to travel to Egypt and didn't because of the cost. This trip was, to me, very affordable. I think everyone should experience this trip. The tour guide was alos excellent, Sherif Mohammad.
Anthony has been amazing throughout my planning of my tour. He has been very quick in replying to my emails and always answering with everything I wanted to know.
I look forward to hopefully planning my next trip through him next year!
My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.
There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.
Dial Code: +972
Area: 20,770 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Israel is the Dead Sea at 430m (-1411 ft.) | The highest point in Israel is Har Meron at 1,208m (3,963 ft.)
Population: 8,452,841 (2018)
Government: Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic
Language: Hebrew, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic
Israel, officially known as the State of Israel, is in the Middle East on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. This country borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to the east and west, and Egypt to the southwest.
The landscape of Israel is geographically diverse given the small area it covers. Tel Aviv is Israel's economic and technological centre and the seat of government while the capital is Jerusalem. The state's sovereignty over Jerusalem has only limited recognition. Israel has the highest standard of living in the Middle East as well as one of the highest life expectancies in the world.
Israel is defined as a Jewish and democratic state. The country is a representative democracy with a parliamentary system, proportional representation and universal suffrage. Israel has the 33rd largest economy in the world and is a developed company. A highly skilled workforce and a high percentage of citizens holding tertiary education degrees make Israel one of the most educated countries in the world.
The coastal plain of Israel, on the shores of the Mediterranean, is home to most of the nation's population. The Jordan River runs along the Jordan Rift Valley, from Mount Hermon through the Hulah Valley and the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea - the lowest point on the surface of the earth.
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Have you ever wanted to travel to a country with breath-taking beaches, pristine desert landscapes, noble historic sites, scenic cities and mouth-watering food? Then be prepared to add Israel to your bucket list.