Virgin Holidays is set to expand its holiday offering for Brits as the Sir Richard Branson ‘s travel firm is launching new escorted tour holidays to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
The new packages come just weeks after Virgin Atlantic’s new flights to Tel Aviv took off , with return Economy fares from £358pp.
To complement the new route, Virgin Holidays will offer a new series of escorted tour holidays to Tel Aviv, as well as Jerusalem.
For example, The Classic Israel tour will be a nine-day/eight-night tour offering stops at Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.
Guests will get to explore some of the world’s most famous holy sites – including the Church of Nativity – as well as taking a dip in the Dead Sea, enjoying local wine tasting and learning all about the diverse cities. Prices for this tour start from £1,869pp.
For those with more annual leave to play with, the travel giant will also offer The Classic Israel with Jordan tour, a 13-day, 12-night tour with trips to Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Petra and Amman. Prices for this one start from £2,945pp.
You can already book the tours on the Virgin Holidays website .
It’s not just escorted tour holidays which will be on offer.
The company also announced that it was offering customers stays at a series of hotels in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, ranging from 3.5* to 5* offerings.
These can be booked with Virgin Atlantic flights to Tel Aviv of course, with four-night packages starting from £629pp based on a 30th January departure date.
Joe Thompson, Managing Director of Virgin Holidays said: “Tel Aviv is a fresh and exciting destination and we know that Virgin Holidays’ customers will enjoy exploring this cultural heartland, set against a bustling backdrop, full of rich heritage and thrilling innovation.
“From lively markets, fantastic food and endless cultural attractions when the sun is up, coupled with a vibrant nightlife scene when the sun sets, a holiday to Tel Aviv offers endless possibilities and we wholeheartedly welcome this eastern hotspot to our Virgin Holidays’ portfolio.”