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Top Art Museums to Tour in Israel

June 16th 2013

Artists and art fans alike will delight in visiting some of the 40-plus museums in Israel that are devoted to visual arts and design. While Jerusalem’s state-managed Israel Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art draw the largest international audiences and exhibitions, many prefer the lesser-known but no less significant art museums in Ashdod, […]

Awesome New Luxury Hotels in the Works for Israel

June 16th 2013

In recent years, the Israeli tourism industry has seen a major surge in luxury hotel construction and renovation. When the dust settles on all of the hotel building projects recently opened and currently in the works, Israel will have 9,000 more hotel rooms than it did in early 2009, bringing the grand total 47,000. As […]

Qasr Al Yahud Jordan River Site

June 13th 2013

A biblical landmark, Qasr al Yahud is located on the banks of the Jordan River, just north of the Dead Sea. Not far from the ancient city of Jericho, Qasr al Yahud is said to be the site where the Israelites, freed from Egyptian slavery some 40 years earlier, crossed into the Promised Land under […]

Mineral Beach

June 13th 2013

Please note: Due to sink holes in the area, this site is closed until further notice. Mineral Beach is a perfect choice for those who want to experience the Dead Sea without checking into a hotel. With its high concentration of salts and minerals, the Dead Sea has long been a destination for travelers seeking […]

Israel’s Top Experiential Museums

June 13th 2013

With their focus on art, science, history and more, Israel’s many acclaimed museums have much to offer in the way of exhibitions in standard formats. But many seek out museum experiences that go beyond documents and canvases on walls and artifacts under glass. On your next trip to Israel, consider visiting one of the country’s […]

Visit Neve Michael Childrens Village

June 3rd 2013

Located in Pardes Chana, 30 miles south of Haifa, Neve Michael is a home away from home for 350 children aged 4 to 18, who have come to the center from challenging circumstances. Since the 1940s, children have been brought from all over Israel to live at Neve Michael, where they are given the care […]

Graves of Jewish Sages to Visit in Israel

June 3rd 2013

Jewish tradition teaches that prayers issued at the grave of a sage are answered by God especially readily. As a result, many who tour around Israel find visits to the graves of sages to be paramount. Those who visit gravesites in order to pray are not praying to the deceased sage, but rather to God […]

Avital Volcanic Park

May 24th 2013

Even if you’ve been all around Israel, you probably haven’t been to the Avital Volcanic Park yet. Newly opened in March of 2013, the Avital Volcanic Park is a dormant geological volcanic site in the Golan Heights, not far from Israel’s border with Syria and about a 40-minute drive from Tiberias. The Avital Volcanic Park […]

Volunteer with Pantry Packers in Jerusalem

May 24th 2013

Are you looking for a hands-on social action activity for your family, tour group, youth group, synagogue or school on your next trip to Israel? Would you like to find something that packs a lot of meaning into 90 minutes of work? Check out Pantry Packers in Jerusalem. It’s a project of the Colel Chabad […]

Archeological Dig Activity

May 19th 2013

Does your ideal visit to Israel include some hands-on activities to keep all the members of your family or group engaged? If so, you may do well to consider including the Dig for a Day program. Managed under the auspices of the Archaeological Seminars Institute, Dig for a Day offers a taste of many of […]

The Suspended Bridge above the Banias

May 16th 2013

Located in the Upper Golan between the Hula Valley and Mount Hermon, the Banias is a distinguished destination for travelers looking for trails, ancient ruins, rushing water and picnic spots among verdant woods. A classic Israel tour spot, the park has recently been augmented by a remarkably designed bridge path. It could be fairly said […]

A Winter Hike in the Hasbani Stream

May 16th 2013

The meandering Jordan River, more than 220 miles long, begins just north of Israel on the Syrian-Lebanese border and flows south, emptying into Israel’s famous Dead Sea. The Jordan River serves as the border between Israel and Jordan to the east. The Senir Stream, also called the Hasbani Stream, is one of the three major […]

Archaeology and Nature at Tel Dan

May 16th 2013

If you’re looking for Biblical history, stunning natural surroundings and fascinating archaeological finds together in one destination, be sure to include the Tel Dan National Park to your Israeli itinerary. In the northeast corner of Israel, where the Jordan River, the Hula Valley and Mount Hermon meet, lies the site of biblical city of Dan, […]

Gross Family

May 7th 2013

In one simple word to describe our trip…AMAZING!!! My son Michael and I recently returned from our trip to Israel and it was spectacular. We opted for the 12 Day Jewish Heritage Tour and our expectations were met exponentially. It was my first visit to the Promised Land…a life long dream that I was finally […]

Boxer Family

May 6th 2013

THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW WONDERFUL MY TRIP WAS THANKS TO SHALOM. I would rate his company with 10 stars if I could! It was the most wonderful trip of my lifetime. I spent 6 months or more planning this trip and Shalom was incredibly attentive and responsive. I honestly think he must […]

Temkin Family

May 6th 2013

We selected Shalom Israel tours on the high recommendations from members of our community who toured with Shalom Tours as a group last year. Our 13 days were as wonderful as it could be. Our driver/guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and he coalesced our group of strangers into a family of travelers, beyond expectations. We gained […]

Rajagopalan Family

May 6th 2013

My wife & I are both in our seventies booked the Jewish Heritage tour offered by Shalom.From our arrival to our departure 12 days later Shalom tours made our trip enjoyable and stress free. The tour guides were highly qualified and the tour itinerary covered everything that we had dreamed of visiting. The choice of […]

Ross Family

May 2nd 2013

I wish I could give Shalom Israel Tours 10 stars. Our trip was somewhat last minute so we did not have much time to plan. Shalom Stark provided superior service and made everything so easy for us. The hotels and tours were first class. We did a combination of group and private tours, and the […]

Cinema Hotel Tel Aviv

May 1st 2013

Just a short walk from the Tel Aviv beach, this unique hotel showcases original projectors, movie posters, and has regular showings of classic movies.

Melody Hotel Tel Aviv

April 30th 2013

Overlooking the Tel Aviv Beach and Independence Park, this boutique hotel strives to provide its guests with an atmosphere that balances work and play.