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Amazing August Events in Israel Everyone Should Check Out

August 4th 2017

August weather is hot, but the attractions are even hotter! So, if you’re planning to be in Israel during this summer month, you need to check out some of these exciting events that will be taking place throughout the month of August. Akko Opera Festival When: August 3rd – 5th The Akko Opera Festival is […]

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Touring in Israel

August 2nd 2017

Go to the Wailing Wall, find a good falafel stand, and then spend the rest of the time bickering about where to go and how to get there. If this pretty much sounds like where your next Israel vacation is heading, then you might want to check out our 4-part  series on fun and entertaining […]

Tisha B’Av for the Traditional Tourist

July 30th 2017

Tisha B’Av is not a happy time to be a Jew. Aside from the fact that it is literally the hardest fast in the calendar (a full 25 hours in the heat of the summer), it marks several memorable tragedies that occurred to the Jewish people throughout history, including the destruction of both temples. So, […]

Doing Safed Right: What to do in the Holy City

July 28th 2017

Safed (aka Tzfat in Hebrew) is a well-known city for mysticism, exquisite art galleries, and some unusual characters. But, is this a tourist destination or just a waste of time? That depends on whether you enjoy culture, history, and beautiful architecture. If the answer to that question is yes, then you’re going to love Safed! […]

Summer Beaches You Won’t Fight for Space

July 26th 2017

Going to the beach is a very popular way to spend your vacation in Israel. The carefree atmosphere, the refreshing coastal air, and the rejuvenating waves add up to a first class ticket for relaxation and enjoyment. The one thing that can ruin a good beach day is having to fight for space along the […]

Amazing Private Tour!!!

July 25th 2017

Our 6 day private tour was incredible! From the start, Shalom helped us create a tour that was perfect for our small group. This was our first trip to Israel for my son’s bar mitzvah and I wanted to make sure that we saw all the must see sights including activities that would be fun […]

Israel’s Ultimate Summer Guide Part III: Free Activities

July 21st 2017

Going on vacation can get expensive (even with fabulous deals on tours and hotel accommodations). So, most tourists are happy to hear about free events and activities in the areas where they’re staying. Fortunately, Israel is loaded with great freebies that will have your itinerary filled without depleting your wallet! From hikes to national parks, […]

Israel’s Ultimate Summer Guide Part II: The Great Outdoors

July 19th 2017

Israel has many appealing qualities, but few compare to the indescribable natural beauty of the land. From rivers and waterfalls to mountain terrains, beaches, and valleys; explore the breathtaking Great Outdoors of the Holy Land. Guaranteed to leave you speechless. Hikes Around every bend, there are ever-more exciting hikes. Some of the best ones are […]

Israel’s Ultimate Summer Guide: Theme Parks

July 14th 2017

It’s summertime, and Israel is bursting with fun and thrilling attractions. Here’s a list of the best theme parks and other outdoor attractions you’ll enjoy on your trip this year! Water Parks Various water parks around Israel include water slides of dizzying heights and bends, large pools, wading pools, an array of water attractions and […]

July’s Jumping: What to do in Israel This Month

July 12th 2017

July is no time to be bored, so if you are heading to Israel this month, you’re in luck! Check out some of these exciting events and attractions that you can enjoy, and keep your summer hotter than ever. The Sea Israel: Gottesman Aquarium You’ve probably already been to the amazing Tisch Family Biblical Zoo […]

Israel’s Ultimate Summer Guide: Indoor Activities

July 7th 2017

As the Israeli weather warms up, it’s the time when most people come to visit this beautiful country. If hiking, climbing, and schlepping around in the heat doesn’t sound like your idea of a vacation, then check out these fun activities that you can do to keep cool and have a blast while you’re in […]

Hot July Events for the Sizzling Israeli Summer

July 5th 2017

Think you’re warm right now? Well, wait till you check out these hot events that are happening only in Israel throughout July. From music festivals to sports, action, and excitement, here’s the stuff you don’t want to miss this month! Jerusalem International Light Festival The Jerusalem International Light Festival is back for its ninth year […]

The Best Golan Itinerary for Fun, Thrills, & More

June 30th 2017

If you’ve been to Israel already a few times, no doubt you’ve traveled to the Golan Heights and the Galilee. A beautiful area for its scenery, hikes, and flora, this location is a must visit area. In case you’re bored of the typical Golan paths, we have a few lesser known wonders of the area […]

Amazing Things to do Around Ein Kerem

June 28th 2017

Ein Kerem is a Jerusalem neighborhood most popularly known for its fabulous hospital, Hadassah Ein Kerem. In fact, this little town has a lot more going for it than good medical services! From artistic flair to natural beauty, check out some of the greatest tourist spots you can visit without even leaving Jerusalem. Chagall Windows […]

Family Vacation Tour

June 25th 2017

Shalom Tours is a first class operation. From the arrival in Israel to the tour and the departure from Israel they were on time everyday. Our tour guide Daniel Gutman was extremely knowledgeable, funny, responsible and was aware of our dad’s limitations (age 92) in recommending what he can and shouldn’t do in the tour. […]

What’s There to do in Gedera?

June 23rd 2017

When you’ve been to Israel a few times already, you start to tire of doing the same standard tours and attractions every year. Gedera is a tiny hole in the wall city in the central district of Israel, just south of Rehovot. And if you blink, you just might miss it! If you’re looking for […]

Amuka, the Love Guru

June 21st 2017

All cultures have one. Some call him Cupid; others prefer Eros. The Jewish religion certainly doesn’t believe in a god of love, but in Israel, we’ve got something that comes close. Amuka is a place that thousands of hopefuls flock to each year, anticipating a change in their status. Where is Amuka, what is the […]

Spotlight on: What’s There to do in Acre?

June 16th 2017

When you think of tourist attractions in Israel, you think Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Eilat. Acre, aka Akko, is probably not even going to make your top fifteen, which is why it’ll surprise you to know that this quiet little city is actually home to some of the most interesting and beautiful locations in the Middle […]

Most Beautiful Wildlife Beasts to Behold in Israel

June 14th 2017

One thing that never ceases to amaze tourists when they come to Israel is the vast diversity of the country. From the weather to the people, there’s such a beautiful array; it’s refreshing ad breathtaking. Last week, we went through some of the exotic flowers that you can enjoy while you’re here. If you’d like […]

Israel’s Best Outdoor Markets

June 7th 2017

Israel wears two hats. On the one hand, it’s the epicenter of modern living, eclectic cultural events, and the latest advancements in technological development. On the other hand, though, Israel is known for its ancient history, deep-seated religious connections, and unbroken ties to the past. There are plenty of ways for you to enjoy a […]

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