Journey to the Holy Land of Israel for culture, history and spirituality of biblical proportions with our range of escorted group tours, flexible private journeys and tailor-made holidays.
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. We offer a range of travel styles to Israel including guided group tours, private journeys and tailor made holidays. We also recommend combining a visit to Israel with a trip to nearby Egypt and Jordan. We look forward to welcoming you on an adventure to Israel soon.
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Upcoming Israel Trips
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land - 18 days||Cairo, Egypt||08 Apr 2017||USD $4,675|||
|Road to Jerusalem - 11 days||Amman, Jordan||15 Apr 2017||USD $3,775|||
|Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days||Tel Aviv, Israel||20 Apr 2017||USD $2,955|||
|Biblical Lands - 8 days||Tel Aviv, Israel||24 Apr 2017||USD $2,645|||
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
Our carefully planned itineraries include all of Israel’s highlights and some hidden gems, whilst staying in comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels and allowing time for you to relax and have fun with the like-minded travellers. Escorted by a qualified local guide, we also use English speaking specialist guides at certain sights and you'll get a true insight into the local way of life in Israel today. Our Biblical Lands and Heritage & Holy Land trips are coach based tours where the group size and mix of travellers does vary, but is typically 20-plus.
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.
Israel tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.78 out of 5 based on 18 recent reviews — See All Israel Reviews
Very informative tour; very knowledgeable guides. Particularly enjoyed Mark who gave a well balanced perspective on the different Israel-related issues. ”
I am yet to even complete the Egypt portion of my tour but I couldn't wait to feedback how wonderful it has been. The ancient sites are phenomenal and our exceptional guide MoMo has explained things to us with the perfect balance of information and humour. The group bonded early and we have laughed and journeyed together through this magical country. I've felt incredibly safe and MoMo has made a point of helping each group member at every stage, to ensure a fabulous time has been had by all. The professionalism, support and excitement that MoMo has maintained is second to none. I can't recommend Egypt enough and I would very much like to return soon to further explore this beautiful, mythical and ever changing country.”
Egypt was on top of our bucket list, prior to booking we were a bit hesitant due to safety concerns from family and friends, but any hesitation we had disappeared once we contacted OTGT, every person we interacted throughout the process have been nothing but professional making our trip a wonderful experience. From Charlie Bridger who assisted us with the booking to Abdulah, the Representative/Coordinator in Cairo who was very helpful until we met with our tour guide, Alam Mido.
Alam is a great asset to OTGT, Alam is passionate about his job, he without doubt was a key contributing factor to making our trip to Egypt exceptional and beyond our expectation. Alam not only delivered what is expected from him as a tour guide, but he did so with a caring and friendly attitude. Pyramids, Temples, cruising on the Nile and enjoying the Red Sea could not have been better than with OTGT. Thank you Alam, you are an extraordinary tour guide. "Shookram"
We highly recommend Egypt.
Marco and Cathy Miranda
Recent Travel Articles on Israel
As the cradle of the world's three great monotheistic faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Israel is a fascinating kaleidoscope of ancient history and religious diversity with a host of important spiritual and sacred sites from Jerusalem to the Sea of Galilee and with our knowledgeable tour guides you'll learn all about these fascinating places and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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.