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Shalom Tours Suspends Operations

November 12th 2023

Thank you for your many years of support. May G-d bless our brave IDF soldiers in their efforts to protect our people. Until the hostages are returned home to their families, Shalom Israel Tours is suspending operations.

Places in Israel to Learn More About the Haganah and Palmach

March 9th 2020

Prior to the establishment of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in 1948, the Jewish population of Palestine (the yishuv) had to rely on local defense groups to keep themselves safe. After the Arab riots in 1920, an underground military organization was formed which became known as the Haganah.  The Haganah protected Jewish settlements […]

Beautiful Sites of Historical Importance to See Near Nazareth

March 2nd 2020

  In the Galilee sits the ancient city of Nazareth. It’s home to many cultural and religious sites of importance, especially Christian, including the Church of the Annunciation. As the childhood home of Jesus and Israel’s largest Arab city, Nazareth is a place many people like to visit.  Yet outside the city, there are also […]

5 Fascinating Places to Visit in the City of Nazareth

February 24th 2020

The ancient city of Nazareth, in northern Israel, is a popular place to visit for foreign tourists and Israelis alike. It’s especially significant site for Christians, being the childhood home of Jesus. The town features a variety of Christian sites including churches, monasteries, and pilgrimage routes.  Nazareth’s Old City has a bustling old shuk (market) […]

The Best Theaters in Tel Aviv for Visiting Theatergoers

February 17th 2020

When it comes to modern culture – modern Israeli culture – Tel Aviv is the place to be. It’s a major hub of culture and entertainment, both in the local region, and indeed worldwide. The majority of the nation’s theaters and performing arts centers are located here, making it an ideal destination for visiting theatergoers.  […]

Movie Theaters in Jerusalem Ideal for Visiting Movie Buffs

February 10th 2020

With so many fascinating things to see and do, your time in Jerusalem might already seem action-packed. Yet sometimes, after a few days of exploring and traveling, you just need to take things a little easy. And where better to sit down and relax than in one of Jerusalem’s many movie theaters?  Visiting movie buffs […]

6 Luxury Hotels in Jerusalem Within Walking Distance of the Old City

February 3rd 2020

Jerusalem’s Old City is the most important tourist destination for the vast majority of visitors arriving in Israel. It is, therefore, no surprise that nearby are a number of luxury hotels offering guests a convenient, comfortable, and upscale place to stay for a few nights. All of these hotels are within walking distance of the […]

5 Things to See Just Outside Jerusalem’s Old City Walls

January 28th 2020

Mention Jerusalem and many people will picture the famous sites found within the Old City Walls. From the Temple Mount and Western Wall to the Tower of David and Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the ancient city area is filled with fascinating places of cultural and historical importance. Yet just outside the City Walls are […]

5 Fascinating Ancient Tombs to Visit in Israel 

January 20th 2020

Given the Holy Land’s long, varied, and fascinating history, it will come as no surprise that Israel is a land filled with ancient tombs. This is especially the case in and around Jerusalem. Some are actual places of burial while others are simply monuments to great figures from Biblical times.  When visiting the capital, or […]

Wonderful Trip to Israel

January 19th 2020

Shalom Israel Tours met and exceeded my hopes and expectations! Everything they said they would do, was done! Sagi, our tour guide, was absolutely wonderful! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and genuinely interested in making sure our group was having the best experience possible. He was sensitive to the needs of our group. He did many […]

Flawless tour of Israel!

January 19th 2020

Took the 13-day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour in late November 2019. From the timely and precise answers provided by Shalom prior to booking the tour, to the delivery as we arrived in Israel and through the end of the tour I give the entire experience a superlative grade. This was one of the top vacations […]

Great Family Private Tour

January 19th 2020

Shalom Tours was recommended to us as a company who could work with a group that was multi-religiosity, multi level of Israel experience and multi-aged. Shalom Israel Tours was all of that due to great planning and to our tour guide Daniel. Further, with a December trip the weather was quite variable and Daniel and […]

Trip of a lifetime!

January 19th 2020

We just got back from 12 days in Israel. We planned our tour with Shalom about a year ago, and we could not have asked for a more enriching experience. We traveled with our teenage boys and both sets of our parents. Most of of us “first timers to Israel”. We had my sons bar […]

Lifetime Memories Created

January 19th 2020

We recently returned from a 12 day Jewish Heritage Tour with Shalom Israel Tours. I must admit I am a skeptic of organized tours as I prefer to plan things on my own but I have no regrets after spending 12 says in Israel on this tour, From booking, to meeting my transport at the […]

6 Beautiful Parks in Tel Aviv Perfect for a Family Picnic 

January 13th 2020

Every great city needs beautiful parks – and Tel Aviv is no different. The nation’s second city (also known as the ‘Non-Stop City’) is a thriving and energetic metropolis but dotted within are a number of green areas where you can find a spot of peace, relaxation, and family fun.   For touring visitors, the parks […]

4 Hot Springs in Which to Relax When Touring Israel

January 6th 2020

Israel is a land famous for many wonders, both natural and manmade. Among the natural features that make the Holy Land truly remarkable are the numerous thermo-mineral hot springs dotted throughout the region. They offer visitors a chance to relax in warm waters rich with healing salt minerals.  The natural hot springs in Israel are […]

7 Amazing Archaeological Discoveries in Israel During 2019

January 3rd 2020

Israel lies in one of the oldest regions of continuous human settlement in the world – the Near East. It’s position between three different continents means the Holy Land has seen the migration and flourishing of countless peoples and civilizations through the millenia. It’s no surprise therefore that every year – every month – there […]

5 Things to Do in Tel Aviv North of the Yarkon River 

December 26th 2019

When you look at a map of Tel Aviv, you could easily be forgiven for thinking the north of the city ends at the Yarkon River. This long river, the largest coastal river in Israel, meanders its way from Tel Afek (Antipatris) in the center of the country to the Mediterranean Sea, coursing through the […]

3 Delicious Winery Tours in Israel’s Galilee Region 

December 17th 2019

Wine is a booming industry in Israel. Despite its small size, there are over 250 commercial and boutique wineries dotted throughout the country. Not least in the beautiful Galilee region, where the rolling green hills, warm temperatures and relatively high rainfall provide excellent conditions for winemaking.  Situated as it is in north-central Israel, the Galilee […]

Amazing Things to See and Do in the Judean Foothills

December 10th 2019

To reach Jerusalem from Ben Gurion airport, you’ll inevitably travel through the beautiful Judean Foothills. This is a soft-sloping hilly region of Israel roughly halfway between the Holy City, nestled in the Judean Mountains, and the port city of Ashdod on the Coastal Plain.  Also known as the Shfela, or Shephelah, the foothills have been […]