Overall, an enjoyable and interesting experience. I am even more impressed by the Israelis themselves, what they have created and how they defend themselves and their interests. Just remarkable! I thought our guide was just superb. Very informative, he quoted Old and New Testament sources and phrases that, with the occasional music added, brought a nice touch to it all. But, in all my years of travels, I cannot think of another guide who was more informed about his subject: the varied Middle East past and so up to date with current events. A real gem! Overall, a job well done.