11 reasons to choose a private tour in Israel
There are 3 ways in which you can travel Israel: by your own, with a group or with a private tour. This article explains why preferring private tour on the other tour options that mentioned above.
Indeed Israel is a modern country with western culture, a country in which getting along should not be too hard. All signs written both in Hebrew and English, most people you will meet will speak Basic English and yet, here are 11 reasons for preferring a private tour guide when you are in Israel.
o Flexibility- You needs an itinerary that will fit your needs. The only way you can have this is with a private tour. When you are tired you can stop and rest, if you want to change the plan, you can do it instantly. You have the final word.
o Transportation- on private tours, the guide drives the car. He knows the shortcuts, where to park the car, how to handle other Israeli drivers, and he comes with a comfortable car. Israeli drivers are patient less, driving a rent car on roads that you do not familiar with, can lead to an unpleasant conflicts with the typical Israeli driver. On Private tours you have a driver guide that will handle that easily. Other driving issue relevant to Israel is: knowing where you are not allowed to drive for military reasons or for security reasons. Not that it’s dangerous! But avoiding incontinency is always better.
o Asking questions- Private tour is the only way that you can assure that your questions will be answered. Only on Private tour you can ask as many questions as you like. The guide will give all his/her attention just to you and to your questions. There are no other people that will compete on guide’s attention.
o Hearing the guide – Private tour is the only way that you can assure that you won’t miss any information. On private tours the guide will wait for you and walk with you on you own pace. The guide will start explaining only on your convenient time and there will be no other people to block your way or access to the guide. You will never loose your group because you are the group and the guide is with you on all time.
o Out of the ordinary sites- feel like seeing the battle field of David and goliath? Want to hike in the desert in a unique valley? Have you ever seen the stalactite cave? The only way to see unique and out of the ordinary sites in Israel is with a Private tour guide. A Private tour guide in Israel will take you to absolutely any place in the country.
o Out of the ordinary hours- with Private guide you can see Jerusalem by night, with Private tour guide you can hike up the snake path to Massada for sunrise. Only on Private tour you can start and end the tour on your own your time.
o Budget – Private tours are not cheap (Compared to joining a group tour) but if you travel with your family or friends that share the costs, it’s really worth it. The friendly atmosphere and personal touch on private tours, worth every Shekel.
o Wasting time- your time in Israel is valuable therefore you don’t want to waste your time waiting for other people. In any group tour you will have this guy of family that is always late. You will wait for them in the morning on departure from the hotel and you will wait for them when they are shopping during the tour. The only way to maximize tour site seeing time, is by taking a Private tour guide in Israel. Not only you will maximize your time, you will do it in a very ease and tranquil manner.
o Friendliness- Your tour guide is someone who looks in your eyes, talks to you from a close distance and shares the adventures and experiences with you at the same time. From our experience the tour guide turns into a family member right from the beginning.
o Shopping and restaurants – professional tour guide will also know where the good shopping places to be are, he can advice you for what should be a reasonable price for something. Private tour guide in Israel can recommend to you and take you to good non touristic restaurants, authentic restaurants that you will not find on your tour book.
o Meeting Israelis- with a private tour guide you will have the opportunity to meet face to face with Israelis. Touring a country, especially a country like Israel, is not just site seeing. A very important part of Touring Israel is by knowing its people. With a private guide you will be able to sit down and talk to Israelis, understand their way of life and their culture.