My husband and I are planning our first, and probably only, trip to Israel. Our current plans are to go in April, after Passover, and stay two weeks. I would like to spend the most time in Jerusalem, particularly the Old City, Masada, Dead Sea, Mea Shearim, then head north for a few days and then spend a day or two in Tel Aviv. We are both in our 60's. He is in good physical condition, but I have difficulty walking long distances, up hill, up stairs, and on uneven pavement, and I walk quite slowly. I want to see as much as I can. Any suggestions as to how to best do this? I would love to have a private tour guide the whole time, but that will be too expensive, unless we can find two other couples to join us. I am thinking about hiring a tour guide for a few days and touring on our own the rest of the time. Thank you so much for your help. I have been reading everything you are saying here and finding it very helpful and interesting. Also, do you see any problems going between Passover and Shavuot regarding weather or crowds? I do not do well in very hot weather.