One question we often get is “what are the best tours for senior in Israel?” Sometimes it is a newly retired couple wanting to enjoy new found freedom and sometimes it is a family who wants to gift a tour to their parents to enjoy, knowing it has been a lifelong dream. While there are many tours seniors can take, there are a few things to look for to make sure you get the best tours for seniors in Israel that fits your particular needs.
Best Tours for Seniors in Israel by Activity Level
We know that senior doesn’t mean inactive! Some assume that seniors will not want an active tour, but there are many options to find a tour that meets your activity level. Most tours with Immanuel Tours are someone extensive from day-to-day since for many this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and they want to fit in as much as possible. This generally means starting your touring day around 7:30a and ending it around 5:00 or 6pm. During this time you will have periods of time that are just riding on the bus or possibly hiking on a trail. So how do you deal with these days if you have a different activity level or ability?
Make sure you ask what the itinerary will be and what the schedule is anticipated to be. Ask about what concessions may be able to be made when situation arise. For example, if your tour is doing the hike at Tel Dan, and you are unable, what can be done for you during this time? Also if there is a situation in Jerusalem where you may be dropped off in one location and picked up in another, how can you be safely transported to meet back up with the trip.
Immanuel Tours Tip: Start exercising before your trip if you are currently not active. Build up your walking distance and break in the shoes you will wear on tour. Your feet and muscles will thank you and you may get to participate in more activities… and be healthier on top of it! Be sure to talk to your medical professional before starting any exercise routine, and it might not be a bad idea to talk to your doctor about your ability to travel to Israel.
Best Tours for Seniors in Israel Hotels and Value
You may think to look at the prices and go for the least expensive tour, but that can be a really big mistake! You need to compare dates, hotels, meals, and itineraries. Hotels can make a large difference in your tour. If you are staying in hotels you are unable to rest well in or eat well, you may have a hard time enjoying your tour as much during the day.
Ask for a list of hotels that will be used and then do your research on the hotels. Look at the itineraries and make sure that entry fees to locations are located. At Immanuel Tours, all of our tours include all entry fees for locations included in the itinerary.
If you would like to join a tour, please visit our Join a Tour page to see the current available tours to join. We would be happy to advise which tours would be best tours for seniors in Israel.
If you would like to form a private group or tour where you can choose your own itinerary and pace of tour, please contact us so we can help you explore the possibilities!
We hope to welcome you, “Next year, in Jerusalem!”