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Journey to the Holy Land of Israel with On The Go Tours

With a long coastline on the eastern Mediterranean Sea and a small window onto the Red Sea at the Gulf of Eilat, Israel offers restful beach breaks as well as a fascinating history. The three major monotheistic religions – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – all have ties to the region and the Holy Land is home to a vast mix of culture, making it a fascinating destination.

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Styles of Travel to Israel

Our Israel tours offer incredible views of the Holy Land

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Travelling beyond the sites, we've included a few interesting experiences on our trips to Israel - walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, head for the sandy white beaches of Tel Aviv, discover mouthwatering Middle Eastern mezzes, tap a dip in the mineral rich Dead Sea and try your hand at a pavement side game of backgammon.

Israel Group Tours

Discover the wonders of the Holy Land on one of our guided group tours to Israel. Our qualified English speaking local guides will bring Israel’s ancient history to life as you travel to see the country's best sights. If you would like to include Jordan or Egypt on your visit to Israel, please take a look at Road To Jerusalem and Pyramids, Petra, Promised Lands. read more

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Israel Explorer

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Biblical Lands

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Israel Private Tours

As well as being a site of pilgrimage, the Sea of Galilee also offers a host of outdoor adventures in a gorgeous setting. The Dead Sea is well known for its therapeutic waters and a perfect spot for a bit of spa pampering and rejuvenation. If some downtime and R&R on golden sands appeals, Israel's Mediterranean shoreline offers beautiful beaches and coastal charm. It would be a sin to miss Tel Aviv (no pun intended!) - a cultural and vibrant beach-side city that never sleeps, renowned for its lively nightlife, wonderful entertainment, arts, festivals and gastronomy.

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Israel tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.79 out of 5 based on 14 recent reviews — See All Israel Reviews

We had the most wonderful time. Effi , along with Heike and Richard took care of us the moment we made it though customs and made sure we found our car. We were surprised to discover there was only the two of us on the tour, but that made it all the more special especially as I am partially disabled. Effi was kindness itself, always making sure we were comfortable and saw everything we asked, including Vad Yashem, (the Holocaust Museum) which was very special to both of us although very overwhelming. We visited everywhere we asked to see, including some places that Effi knew personally. It was a wonderful, once in a life time tour which we will never ever forget. Thank you so much Hollie, Effie and everyone who made this time so special”  

• Submitted 1 Mar 2016

Fantastic ! Well organised and arranged. Topics of interest met all my needs. Great group of people. Areas for improvement. I arrived two days too early because I was on my own was stuck in a hotel for two days because I wasn't sure of dress code etc to venture out. I had to get my own transport from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I could have started the tour on the day which meant I had to visit the Dead Sea separately and pay an extra fee for it. Overall great experience! ”  

• Submitted 15 Sep 2015

The tour through Israel was fantastic. We enjoyed every moment of it and the hotel was wonderful. Sharif our Tour Guide has a wide knowledge of the history of Israel and also the religious history of the country. Sharif's pleasant personality together with his knowledge of the country made it one of the most unforgettable holidays we have had in a very long time. We like to thank On The Go Tours for their excellent organization of the tour but most of all their Tour Guide Sharif Abdo who introduced us to the culture, the history and the feeling of the country and the people of Israel. ”  

• Submitted 3 Aug 2015

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Highlights of a tour to Israel

We offer guide group based travel and private itineraries to Israel, including Nazareth, Galilee, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. With its colourful bazaars, tiny winding alleys and legendary sites like the Wailing Wall and the Church of the Sepulchre, exploring Jerusalem is like taking a step back in time. Israel is also known for its diverse and picturesque landscapes, from the Negev Desert in the south to the mountain ranges of Galilee, Carmel, Golan and the impressive Great Rift Valley and it offers a wonderful range of attractions. Nothing quite beats a bit of beach time R&R at the end of a cultural tour and we recommend combining a tour of the Holy Lands with a few days at Eilat on the Red Sea of a spa at famed buoyant Dead Sea.

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Recommended places to visit in Israel

As the cradle of three of the world's major religions, there's a staggering wealth of religious monuments and sacred sites to seek out in Israel as well as modern cities and attractive bodies of water. Here's our pick of the best to get you started.

Dead Sea

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Dead Sea | Israel

Once one of nature’s best kept secrets, today the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea attract throngs of travellers every year in search of its therapeutic properties and astounding beauty. No trip to Israel would be complete without rejuvenating body and soul here – bob in its warm turquoise waters, slap on some mineral-rich Dead Sea mud and while away the day.

Sea of Galilee

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Sea of Galilee | Israel

Best known for its Gospel associations with Jesus Christ, the Sea of Galilee is a natural pilgrimage sites for Christians, but there is so much more to it. As the largest freshwater lake in Israel with beaches, hiking trails and water sports, the area is also a prime recreational spot. Travellers will find the ancient fishing village of Capernaum and the holy city of Tiberias on its shores too.


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Temple of the Mount | Jerusalem | Israel

At the forefront of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and brimming with sacred sites, historic monuments and remarkably well-preserved architecture. Must-see sights include the beautiful Old City, stunning 7th century Dome of the Rock, revered Wailing Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, plus the amazing views from Mount of Olives.


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Nazareth Highlight

Best known as the home of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, Nazareth contains a number of Christian holy sites. The Old City has a charming architectural beauty with narrow cobbled lanes just begging to be explored, while modern day Nazareth on the other hand is a vibrant Arab city with a small town feel. Make sure you visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, St Gabriel’s Church and the Greek Catholic Synagogue-Church.

Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv Coastline | Israel

Arguably the trendiest destination in The Middle East, Tel Aviv is where you’ll find modern art galleries, cool cafes, artisan boutiques, fine dining and wonderful theatres. Set on a gorgeous stretch of the Mediterranean coast, this ever-changing metropolis is Israel’s cultural capital but despite its modern vibe you can still discover remnants of its ancient past in Old Jaffa, just south of the city.

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Recommended Reading

  • From Beirut to Jerusalem
    by Thomas Friedman
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Facts about Israel

  • Israel is one of only two countries that began the 21st century with a net gain in the number of its trees
  • Rivaling Silicon Valley in the States, Israel has the highest ratio of hi-tech companies in regards to its population
  • After Tokyo and NYC, Tel Aviv has the third most sushi restaurants per capita

Israel Travel Advice:

We closely monitor the travel advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Our tours in Israel are currently running as normal. Currently the FCO does not have any travel restrictions in place for the areas our tours visit in Israel. For further information please visit the British Foreign Office website.

Online Travel Resources for Israel:

REFER TO: Fodors, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Israel Tourism Board site and the latest Israel Weather Updates from the BBC.

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“The Old City of Jerusalem. A true historical City of Kings. I was moved by the Peace and Harmony in the Holy land.. The rich history and the really...”

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Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked
Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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