Category Archives: Orthodox Tours

Tour Packages and Pricing

This is the page, where you can find pricing information for tour packages. Price tables are divided into Pricing for guide only, pricing for guide and transport only, pricing for guide, transport and hotel only and pricing for guide, transport, hotel and food only. All prices for the named tour itineraries are based on these prices. As you can see, prices are extremely low. Click here for the Itineraries.

For example, a Catholic tour 7 days, 30 persons cost $537 (p.p.) all-in. The tour Israeli Gem tour has the same price for 7 days: $537 (p.p.), but the Israeli Gem tour 10 days has the price $767 per person.

But there are people, who want to have a full tour but only with guide and transport. They want to arrange the accommodations themselves. In those cases, the same example of tours have different prices: a Catholic tour 7 days, 30 persons cost $222 (p.p.). The tour Israeli Gem tour has the same price for 7 days: $222 (p.p.), but the Israeli Gem tour 10 days has the price $317 per person.

  1. Pricing Guide only
  2. Pricing Guide and Transport only
  3. Pricing Guide, Transport and Hotel
  4. Pricing Guide, Transport, Hotel and food (all-in)

Price lists Guide only
(independent of number of people in group)

If you want to hire only the guide, whatever the size is of your group, here follows the price list. For the itineraries, click here. For any question, contact us.

Days Guide
1 $150
2 $300
3 $450
4 $600
5 $750
6 $900
7 $1,050
8 $1,200
9 $1,350
10 $1,500
11 $1,650
12 $1,800
  • Included: Itinerary, guide
  • Excluded: Accommodations, transport, food, visa, insurance, entrance fees, personal expenses
  • Optional: For religious (Christians) people, we can add a priest, pastor or monk to your group.
  • Optional: For $200, we can supply a virtual guide (electronic book on tablet computer with tour information).

These tours are for (extended) families with loads of customizations and don’t like the tour-out-of-the-can. For them, each day in Israel is a new, unknown adventure.

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Price list Guide and Transport

This price list contains the prices for the guide and the transport (usually mini-van or bus) only. Your price is in the columns p.p., depending on the number of persons in your group and the number of days touring. For the itineraries, click here. For any question, contact us.

Days 6
people
p.p. 16
people
p.p. 30
people
p.p.
1 $450 $175 $850 $147 $1050 $132
2 $900 $250 $1,600 $194 $2,000 $163
3 $1,350 $325 $2,350 $241 $2,950 $195
4 $1,800 $400 $3,100 $288 $3,900 $227
5 $2,250 $475 $3,850 $334 $4,850 $259
6 $2,700 $550 $4,600 $381 $5,800 $290
7 $3,150 $625 $5,350 $428 $6,750 $322
8 $3,600 $700 $6,100 $475 $7,700 $353
9 $4,050 $775 $6,850 $522 $8,650 $385
10 $4,500 $750 $7,500 $469 $9,500 $317
11 $4,950 $825 $8,250 $516 $10,450 $348
12 $5,400 $900 $9,000 $563 $11,400 $380
  • Included: Itinerary, guide, transport
  • Excluded: Accommodations, food, visa, insurance, entrance fees, personal expenses
  • Optional: For religious (Christians) people, we can add a priest, pastor or monk to your group.
  • Optional: For $200, we can supply a virtual guide (electronic book on tablet computer with tour information).

Tours for those, who only want to have an itinerary, guide and transport are for those who want to wander through the Holy Land and see where their path leads them. The guide needs to be very knowledgeable in order to serve such groups. Many who want to hike the deserts of Israel choose for such tour and mostly small groups prefer this.

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Price list guide, transport and hotel (tourist class (usually compared with 3-stars))

This price list contains the prices for the guide, transport (usually mini-van or bus) and hotel only. Your price is in the columns p.p., depending on the number of persons in your group and the number of days touring. For the itineraries, click here. For any question, contact us.

For those, who wants to have a hostel, guest house, camping site, 4-5 star hotels, boutique hotels, let me know and I calculate for you the best price.

Days 6
people
p.p. 16
people
p.p. 30
people
p.p.
1 $705 $118 $1,430 $90 $2,225 $74
2 $1,410 $235 $2,860 $179 $4,450 $148
3 $2,115 $353 $4,290 $268 $6,675 $223
4 $2,820 $470 $5,720 $358 $8,900 $297
5 $3,525 $588 $7,150 $447 $11,125 $371
6 $4,230 $705 $8,580 $536 $13,350 $445
7 $4,935 $823 $10,010 $626 $15,575 $520
8 $5,640 $940 $11,440 $715 $17,800 $593
9 $6,345 $1,058 $12,870 $804 $20,025 $668
10 $7,050 $1,175 $14,300 $894 $22,250 $742
11 $7,755 $1,293 $15,730 $983 $24,475 $816
12 $8,460 $1,410 $17,160 $1,073 $26,700 $890
  • Included: Itinerary, guide, transport, accommodations
  • Excluded: Food, visa, insurance, entrance fees, personal expenses
  • Optional: For religious (Christians) people, we can add a priest, pastor or monk to your group.
  • Optional: For $200, we can supply a virtual guide (electronic book on tablet computer with tour information).

There are groups, who want to be in charge of the food (where and when they want to eat).

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Price list guide, transport and hotel (tourist class) and food

This price list contains the prices for the guide, transport (usually mini-van or bus), hotel and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) only. Your price is in the columns p.p., depending on the number of persons in your group and the number of days touring. For the itineraries, click here. For any question, contact us.

For those, who wants to have a hostel, guest house, camping site, 4-5 star hotels, boutique hotels, let me know and I calculate for you the best price.

Days 6
people
p.p. 16
people
p.p. 30
people
p.p.
1 $780 $130 $1,505 $94 $2,300 $77
2 $1,560 $260 $3,010 $188 $4,600 $153
3 $2,340 $390 $4,515 $282 $6,900 $230
4 $3,120 $520 $6,020 $376 $9,200 $307
5 $3,900 $650 $7,525 $470 $11,500 $383
6 $4,680 $780 $9,030 $564 $13,800 $460
7 $5,460 $910 $10,535 $658 $16,100 $537
8 $6,240 $1040 $12,040 $753 $18,400 $613
9 $7,020 $1170 $13,545 $847 $20,700 $690
10 $7,800 $1300 $15,050 $941 $23,000 $767
11 $8,580 $1430 $16,555 $1,035 $25,300 $843
12 $9,360 $1560 $18,060 $1,129 $27,600 $920
  • Included: Itinerary, guide, transport, accommodations, food
  • Excluded: Visa, insurance, entrance fees, personal expenses
  • Optional: For religious (Christians) people, we can add a priest, pastor or monk to your group.
  • Optional: For $200, we can supply a virtual guide (electronic book on tablet computer with tour information).

By experience, this is the choice of many groups, because they say they want to have an all-in tour. Well, here it is.

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Tour Itineraries

The tour itineraries are models or templates and can be easily customized (in principle for free). If you choose for a tour down here, I advise you to contact me and we go over the itinerary and see what can be changed, which will meet your expectations, requirements and preferences.



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Custom Tours specially made for you

Day Tours
Religious Tours
Walking Tours
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Rent Wim the Tour Guide

For custom tours, you need to have the following:

  1. An itinerary (those mentioned here one for example). Click here to customize these tours for you)
  2. A guide. You can use the information here instead of renting a guide, but in the end it’s more expensive and a huge hassle.
  3. Transport. Transports can be that you hire a mini-bus with driver, or you rent a car or let your guide do it for you (click here for more info).
  4. Hotels. You can use the info here, or on bookings.com or generally the Internet or let your guide negotiate the best deals for hotels for you.
  5. Food. You can use the restaurants here in this itinerary or ask the guide.
  6. What you need to supply is
    1. Airplane tickets
    2. Visa and insurance

For costs, questions, queries and other related information, click here.

The listed tours in this page is only a set of samples or templates for you to choose and/or mix with. Using those templates, you can easily create a itinerary, which will suit you, you family and/or group. Ask Wim to help you out.

Tour itineraries already published

  1. Family and Children tour, 12 days
  2. Classical Israeli-Gems Tour, 10 Days
  3. Family and Children tour, 10 days
  4. Orthodox Christian Tour, 10 days
  5. Orthodox Christian Tour, 8 days
  6. Orthodox Christian Tour, 6 days
  7. Orthodox Christian Tour, 4 days
  8. Day tour Jerusalem
  9. Day tour Sea of Galilee
  10. Walking day tour Tel Aviv
  11. Catholic Tour Israel, 7 days
  12. Catholic Tour Israel, 5 days
  13. Catholic Tour Israel, 3 days
  14. Catholic Pilgrimage Tour, 8 days
  15. Day tour Old Tiberias Walking Tour
  16. Day tours Nine Farm Tours for Families
  17. Day tour Old-City Ramparts Walk tour, Jerusalem
  18. Day tour Luzit Caves – Do-it-your-self in caving
  19. Boat tours – Touring in the Red Sea, Sea of Galilee and cruises
  20. Wine Tasting & Israel Adventure Experience
  21. A Holy Land Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of the Virgin Mary
  22. Bus tours
  23. Camel tours
  24. Cave tours
  25. Children tours – Specific tours for your children and teenagers
  26. City tours – More city tours then we already have
  27. Day tours – More day tours in a specific theme
  28. Family tours – More family tours, but in a specific theme
  29. Jeep tours
  30. Catholic tours
  31. Christian tours
  32. Evangelic tours
  33. Orthodox tours
  34. Pilgrimage tours
  35. Wine tours

Tours in the make

  1. Follow the Footsteps of Jesus in Jerusalem
  2. Adventure tours
  3. Music tours
  4. Culture tours
  5. Food and Wine tours
  6. History tours
  7. Church tours

Orthodox Tour, 4 days

For this (multiple day) tour, you need to have the following:

  1. Wim Vincken
    Wim Vincken, Guide

    An itinerary (this one for example. Click here to customize this tour for you)

  2. A guide. You can use the information here instead of renting a guide, but in the end it’s more expensive and a huge hassle.
  3. Transport. Transports can be that you hire a mini-bus with driver, or you rent a car or let your guide do it for you (click here for more info).
  4. Hotels. You can use the info here, or on bookings.com or generally the Internet or let your guide negotiate the best deals for hotels for you.
  5. Food. You can use the restaurants here in this itinerary or ask the guide.
  6. What you need to supply is
    1. Airplane tickets
    2. Visa and insurance

For costs, questions, queries and other related information, click here.

This tour is for Orthodox visitors to the Holy Land. It will bring you to Caesarea, followed by Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German, Dutch, Russian and Greek.

You will visit the following cities or places in this tour:

Day 1 – Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee
Day 2 – Sea of Galilee
Day 3 – Jerusalem (old city)
Day 4 – Jerusalem (old city)

Click on More Info or Things to do behind the sigh. Restaurants in the neighborhood of the sights are available in this itinerary each day. Click on Restaurants.

Tour itinerary

Day 1 – Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee

  1. Caesarea National Parkmost important cities in the Roman worldMap.
  2. Roman theater, the hippodrome and Herod’s palace
  3. Tel Megiddois an ancient city, counting currently 26 layers of ruins, is created 7,000 BC (making it 9,000 years old)Map.
  4. Mount Tabor – Map.
  5. Church of the Transfiguration – Map.
  6. Nazareth Villagetouch the time of Jesus, see its sights, hear its sounds …Map.
  7. Church of St. GabrielOrthodox counterpart to the Catholic BasilicaMap.
  8. Kfar Cana Wedding churchJesus turned water into wine at a wedding, at the behest of his mother MaryMap.
  9. Sea of Galilee – Map.
  10. Evening tour – Evening entertainment and a small tour

Day 2 – Sea of Galilee

Capernaum 1

  1. Kibbutz Ginosar – … famous 2,000 year-old Galilee Boat – Map.
  2. Boat-ride across the Sea of Galilee –
  3. CapernaumJesus’ “own town” – Map.
  4. BethsaidaMiracles, home to Peter, Andrew and Philip and cursed …
  5. Kursi –
  6. Primacy of Petercommemorates Jesus’ reinstatement of Peter after a fish breakfast
  7. Tabghablessed by seven springs … – Map.
  8. Korazim – Map.
  9. Mount of Beatitudes – – Map.

Day 3 – Jerusalem (old city)

Dome of the Ascension
Dome of the Ascension
  1. Mount of Olivesmost prominent sites in the Jerusalem vicinity mentioned in the Holy Scriptures
  2. Pater Noster – Sanctuary of the Eleona
  3. Dome of Ascensionshrine marking the place where Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven
  4. Palm Sunday Roadbiblical road that Jesus followed when he entered into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
  5. Dominus Flevit Churchwhen “Jesus wept” over the death of Lazarus
  6. Garden of Gethsemaneyoung saplings when Jesus came here with the disciples on that fateful night after the Last Supper
  7. Grotto of Gethsemaneplace where Jesus, betrayed by Judas, was arrested
  8. Pools of Bethesdamiraculous healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus
  9. Via Dolorosa – the route that Jesus took between his condemnation by Pilate and his crucifixion
  10. Church of the Holy Sepulchrewhere Jesus was crucified
  11. Church of the Holy Sepulchre Chapelsplace where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial
  12. Garden Tombthe site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus

Day 4 – Jerusalem (old city)

Old City Jewish Quarter
Old City Jewish Quarter
  1. Mount Zionhighest point in ancient Jerusalem
  2. King David’s Tombthousand-year-old building that houses the Tomb of King David
  3. Room of the Last SupperJesus shared the Last Supper with the disciples
  4. Jewish Quarter
  5. Western Wall last remnant of the Temple in Jerusalem
  6. Western Wall Tunnelsmassive as the open-air portion of the Western Wall is – at over 180 feet long and over 60 feet high
  7. Temple Mountwhere Abraham offered Isaac
  8. Davidson Visitors Centerexperience of Second Temple pilgrims with that of present-day visitors
  9. City of Davidplace where King David established his kingdom
  10. Hezekiah’s Tunnel1,500-foot-long-tunnel created by King Hezekiah
  11. Pool of Siloamwhen Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture

Orthodox Tour, 6 days

For this (multiple day) tour, you need to have the following:

  1. Wim Vincken
    Wim Vincken, Guide

    An itinerary (this one for example. Click here to customize this tour for you)

  2. A guide. You can use the information here instead of renting a guide, but in the end it’s more expensive and a huge hassle.
  3. Transport. Transports can be that you hire a mini-bus with driver, or you rent a car or let your guide do it for you (click here for more info).
  4. Hotels. You can use the info here, or on bookings.com or generally the Internet or let your guide negotiate the best deals for hotels for you.
  5. Food. You can use the restaurants here in this itinerary or ask the guide.
  6. What you need to supply is
    1. Airplane tickets
    2. Visa and insurance

For costs, questions, queries and other related information, click here.

This tour is for Orthodox visitors to the Holy Land. It will bring you to Caesarea, followed by Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Qumran, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi and Masada. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German, Dutch, Russian and Greek.

You will visit the following cities or places in this tour:

Day 1 – Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee
Day 2 – Sea of Galilee
Day 3 – Jerusalem (old city)
Day 4 – Jerusalem (old city)
Day 5 – Jerusalem (new city)
Day 6 – Qumran, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Masada

Click on More Info or Things to do behind the sigh. Restaurants in the neighborhood of the sights are available in this itinerary each day. Click on Restaurants.

Tour itinerary

Day 1 – Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee

  1. Caesarea National Parkmost important cities in the Roman worldMap.
  2. Roman theater, the hippodrome and Herod’s palace
  3. Tel Megiddois an ancient city, counting currently 26 layers of ruins, is created 7,000 BC (making it 9,000 years old)Map.
  4. Mount Tabor – Map.
  5. Church of the Transfiguration – Map.
  6. Nazareth Villagetouch the time of Jesus, see its sights, hear its sounds …Map.
  7. Church of St. GabrielOrthodox counterpart to the Catholic BasilicaMap.
  8. Kfar Cana Wedding churchJesus turned water into wine at a wedding, at the behest of his mother MaryMap.
  9. Sea of Galilee – Map.
  10. Evening tour – Evening entertainment and a small tour

Day 2 – Sea of Galilee

Capernaum 1

  1. Kibbutz Ginosar – … famous 2,000 year-old Galilee Boat – Map.
  2. Boat-ride across the Sea of Galilee –
  3. CapernaumJesus’ “own town” – Map.
  4. BethsaidaMiracles, home to Peter, Andrew and Philip and cursed …
  5. Kursi –
  6. Primacy of Petercommemorates Jesus’ reinstatement of Peter after a fish breakfast
  7. Tabghablessed by seven springs … – Map.
  8. Korazim – Map.
  9. Mount of Beatitudes – – Map.

Day 3 – Jerusalem (old city)

Dome of the Ascension
Dome of the Ascension
  1. Mount of Olivesmost prominent sites in the Jerusalem vicinity mentioned in the Holy Scriptures
  2. Pater Noster – Sanctuary of the Eleona
  3. Dome of Ascensionshrine marking the place where Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven
  4. Palm Sunday Roadbiblical road that Jesus followed when he entered into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
  5. Dominus Flevit Churchwhen “Jesus wept” over the death of Lazarus
  6. Garden of Gethsemaneyoung saplings when Jesus came here with the disciples on that fateful night after the Last Supper
  7. Grotto of Gethsemaneplace where Jesus, betrayed by Judas, was arrested
  8. Pools of Bethesdamiraculous healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus
  9. Via Dolorosa – the route that Jesus took between his condemnation by Pilate and his crucifixion
  10. Church of the Holy Sepulchrewhere Jesus was crucified
  11. Church of the Holy Sepulchre Chapelsplace where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial
  12. Garden Tombthe site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus

Day 4 – Jerusalem (old city)

Old City Jewish Quarter
Old City Jewish Quarter
  1. Mount Zionhighest point in ancient Jerusalem
  2. King David’s Tombthousand-year-old building that houses the Tomb of King David
  3. Room of the Last SupperJesus shared the Last Supper with the disciples
  4. Jewish Quarter
  5. Western Wall last remnant of the Temple in Jerusalem
  6. Western Wall Tunnelsmassive as the open-air portion of the Western Wall is – at over 180 feet long and over 60 feet high
  7. Temple Mountwhere Abraham offered Isaac
  8. Davidson Visitors Centerexperience of Second Temple pilgrims with that of present-day visitors
  9. City of Davidplace where King David established his kingdom
  10. Hezekiah’s Tunnel1,500-foot-long-tunnel created by King Hezekiah
  11. Pool of Siloamwhen Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture

Day 5 – Jerusalem (new city)

Ein Karem
Ein Karem
  1. Yad VashemHolocaust remembrance and education center
  2. Children Memorialtribute to the approximately 1.5 million Jewish children who died during Holocaust
  3. Ein Karem – – Map.
  4. Israel Museumdisplays relating to archaeology, Judaica, ethnography, history and culture
  5. KnessetIsraeli Parliament Building
  6. Ben Yehuda pedestrian mallsbeating heart of center-city life in the capital
  7. Nahalat Shiva pedestrian mallspicturesque neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem
  8. Mahane Yehuda Market – largest open market in Israel

Day 6 – Qumran, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Masada

Masada Mountain & Cable Car
Masada Mountain & Cable Car
  1. QumranHiding places of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  2. Essenescarried within themselves all of the seeds of Christianity and of future western civilization
  3. Ein Gedioasis of Ein Gedi on the shore of the Dead Sea
  4. Masadadesert fortress of Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea
  5. Dead Sea – high mineral content allows nothing to live in its waters
  6. Evening tour – Entertainment in the desert