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Old August 22nd, 2010, 07:56 PM
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Default Independent Haifa excursions to Jerusalem & Bethlehem?

Can anyone recommend any shore excursion companies in Haifa, Israel? We are going to be there on January 2011, and we port for only 11-12 hours.
Anyone with experience taking a JERUSALEM/BETHLEHEM excursion from Haifa? Wew are 2 adults and a 4 year-old son.

I will certainly appreciate any specific information that can help me to make a decision.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:04 PM
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We used Guided Tours Israel in both Haifa and Ashdod and were very pleased with their guides and service.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Thumbs up Avitours

We used Avitours and really enjoyed them. They are delightful to work with and designed the tour exactly the way we wanted it.

Check out our trip report and pictures at http://www.bully4.us/holyland2.html

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Old August 23rd, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Hello BigGuy25 and MercedMike,
Thank you for the suggestions. I will look them up and see what they offer.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 07:57 PM
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Hello BigGuy25 and MercedMike,
Thank you for the suggestions. I will look them up and see what they offer.
You're welcome!! Both suggestions get high grades here on CC.

Reading the threads and getting suggestions and past travelers reviews of tour operators around the world is really one of the wonderful aspects of CC!!
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Old August 25th, 2010, 07:08 PM
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We used Guided Tours Israel and we were very pleased.
Hello Charmingone,
I am considering Guided Tours as well. Could you tell me what made them a good company (service, knowledge, courtesy, punctuality, etc.).
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