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Northern Israel Sites That You Need To Experience!

December 31st 2014

Although lots of first-time visitors to Israel concentrate on Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, the country’s northern regions havedozens of must-visit spots too. Here are a few of our favorites – you may want to double-check that they appear on your itinerary. Mount Bental IDF Base Lookout A furious battle was fought on Mount Bental during […]

Differences Between Israel Tour Operators And Travel Agents

December 31st 2014

When you have straightforward travel needs, such as wanting to book a flight to visit your family or rent a car overseas, a travel agent can be a great help. Travel agents are generalists who know about many different destinations. However, when you’re spending a lot of money for a tailor-made trip to Israel, you’re […]

Petra Nabatean City

December 31st 2014

The iconic rosy pillars of Petra were built during the 1st century BCE by members of ancient Nabatean society to be their stately capital city. When the Nabateans disappeared, having become assimilated into the Roman Empire, they left Petra behind. Located in what is today part of Jordan, close to the western border with Israel, […]

Famous Jerusalem Market

December 31st 2014

It’s hard to imagine a spot in Israel that says, “You’re in the Middle East,” more than Machne Yehuda. Known to locals as “the shuk,” new Jerusalem’s main bustling outdoor market is a popular attraction for Israeli shoppers and tourists alike. With more than 250 vendors, Machne Yehuda offers the best prices and freshest selections […]

City of Haifa

December 31st 2014

Haifa, the third largest city in Israel, is home to nearly 300,000 people. The city of Haifa is located near the distinctive, rounded point that juts out of the upper left on the map of Israel. It’s a Mediterranean harbor city and one of the main commercial ports in Israel. After the establishment of the […]

Israel Museum & Dead Sea Scrolls

December 31st 2014

With ten separate exhibition areas and off-site installations, there is no larger, more comprehensive art and history museum in Israel than the Israel Museum. Jerusalem’s Israel Museum is so vast, it could take several days to explore its campuses and see its entire collections. The Israel Museum is perhaps best known for the Shrine of […]

Arbel National Park

December 30th 2014

The Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve, covering more than 2000 acres, is a multi-faceted attraction in the eastern portion of the lower Galilee. The most dramatic image of Arbel National Park is Mount Arbel, the cliff face that rises 1300 feet above the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and offers a spectacular view of the […]

Eilat Underwater Observatory

December 30th 2014

The Underwater Observation Marine Park is one of the not-to-be-missed highlights of a touring experience in Eilat. Here, visitors can descend a staircase into a glassed-in room deep below the surface of the Red Sea. Located just a few miles to the south of Israel’s southernmost city, the Underwater Observatory hosts hundreds of species of […]

Keshet Cave Cliff

December 30th 2014

The site known as Keshet Cave is located in the Upper Galilee, just a few miles from Israel’s border with Lebanon. Long ago, there was an actual cave here, but it collapsed, leaving and just part of the arched limestone ceiling intact. Pottery artifacts found by archeologists at the site date back more than 3,000 […]

4 Things to Sort Out Before Building Your Israel Tour Itinerary

December 28th 2014

If you can decide on a few things before you reach out to a tour consultant to help plan your trip to Israel, you’ll have the best chance of optimizing the time you spend traveling. After all, the more your booking agent knows about you, your interests and the people with whom you’ll be traveling, […]

Jordan River National Park

December 25th 2014

Spanning approximately 250 acres, the Jordan River National Park (Park HaYarden in Hebrew) can be found a bit more than a mile northeast of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) in the foothills of the Golan Heights region. The park’s sprawling green spaces and trails offer a nice counterbalance to more hectic days spent touring Israel’s […]

Lone Tree Brewery Tour

December 25th 2014

The Lone Tree Brewery prides itself on producing great, handcrafted beer. Each tour of the modest microbrew facility, located in the forest of Gush Etzion, includes several components. The tour is designed to be hands-on. Since tours are arranged in advance, the staff tries to brew its beer on days when tour groups will be […]

3 Things that Make Touring in Israel Surprisingly Easy

December 25th 2014

When you’re traveling to a country across the world where the locals speak another language and use a different currency, it’s natural to be a bit nervous. Israel is especially friendly to tourists, though, and you’re likely to be pleasantly surprised by how easy it will be to accomplish day-to-day tasks like withdrawing cash and […]

Gan Guru Australian Park

December 24th 2014

Gan Guru Australian Park offers a small taste of Australia in Israel’s Jezreel Valley. Created especially as an attraction for families and children, the complex is primarily a zoo for imported Australian animals. It’s the place to go to see kangaroos, koalas, cassowary birds that don’t fly and foxes that do, along with kakadus, emus […]

Getting to Know Israel’s Most Important Cities

December 23rd 2014

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are the heavy hitters, the most well-known and populated cities in Israel. But for the tourist who wants to get a taste of the rich diversity in the tiny country of Israel, make sure to put all six of these urban locales on your itinerary! The southern tip If it’s the […]

Israel’s Top Wheelchair-Accessible Natural Wonders

December 21st 2014

With advance planning, and by working with an experienced tour consultant, you can easily find plenty of fully or partially wheelchair-accessible sites that allow mobility-challenged visitors to enjoy the natural wonders of Israel. Here are some of our favorites. Thundering Waterfalls at the Banias Nature Reserve The most impressive waterfall in Israel is located within […]

Beit Shearim

December 21st 2014

Visitors to Israel are often amazed by the juxtapositions of ancient and modern that define their tour experiences. With findings dating back to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th centuries, Beit She’arim National Park definitely falls on the ancient side of the continuum. Located approximately 12 miles east of Haifa, Beit She’arim is best known for […]

Golan Heights Jeeping

December 20th 2014

A jeep ride is an ideal way to really get up close and personal with the luscious green hills of the Golan Heights while touring the north of Israel. There are a number of licensed jeep tours offering different vehicles and different trails. What they have in common is great adventure and an opportunity to […]

Israel’s Top Water Hikes for Families

December 19th 2014

If your family is into hiking in nature, there are plenty of reserves and trails in Israel that feature opportunities to get and stay wet. Even if you’re traveling with family with varying levels of hiking ability, Israel has water hikes that you’re all sure to love. Here are some of our favorites. Strollers welcome […]

Israel’s Top 3 Mysterious Archaeological Sites

December 18th 2014

Perhaps due to its location at the hinge of Europe, Asia and Africa, the land of Israel has been home to countless cultures over the millennia. However, while the activities of the Crusaders, Romans and Ottoman sultans here are well documented, there are plenty of discovered digs that have stymied the experts, unsure of who […]

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