hi! we are visiting from the Philippines and we plan to do a side trip from europe to Israel. we visit europe regularly for business meetings and for March 2014, we will be in barcelona for the Mobile Congress Conference. I plan for us to take the time to go to Israel as we have always wanted. there are several things that is stopping us during our previous trips such as:
El Al flies a smaller, one-aisle plane for the flight. can you suggest an airlines that flies with a larger aircraft to tel aviv as i am very sensitive to turbulence
Info: we are a couple in our early 30s who loves to travel but have limited time given that we run a business
2.) we plan to do israel in 7 days. what are our options in terms of guided tours?
i like guided tours but do not want to join a pre-packaged tour like Gate1. i want to take some days and explore on our own, or use different operators to minimize risk if they do not do a good job.
it seems that private guides are very expensive. I inquired about one and she charges 580USD per day. another one charges 380 per 8 hours plus 250 for the car. are these the normal rates for such guides?
we want to visit catholic/christian sites although not in deep detail about religion
i am quite at a loss due to the limited amount of info and travel operators for israel
thanks in advance