I will be going to Israel in the fall for about 17 days. It is my first trip there although my wife has many relatives in the country. However, I would prefer to stay at hotels, thus securing my freedom a bit. I am 73; my wife is 70.
Questions are many.: Should I book airline, hotels separately or look for package deals?I am sure the relatives will be escorting us around and so perhaps the escorted tour groups are not really the best route to take.
We'd be coming out of New York City and I am cringing at an 11-hour trip stuck in coach unless I can get a deal on business class. Also, what hotels would you recommend in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, our base points?