Every site on the itinerary was open, or happy to open for our group. The staff and even the local people visiting the sites greeted the group with excitement to see a group in the country and welcomed the group with smiles. They felt truly welcomed throughout all of Israel.
Since the sites were not crowded we were even able to visit a few additional sites along the way. We visited the Western Wall Tunnel touching foundation stones of the Second Temple which is normally only visited on our 10-day tours. WOW!