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Circling the Sea of Galilee

August 24th 2012

A tour to Israel is not complete without a trip up north to the gorgeous and historically significant Sea of Galilee. Besides the wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation, there are few places where the bible comes alive in such a powerful way. Start your visit in Tiberias, on the western shore of the Sea of […]

Touring Israel and its Wine Regions

August 24th 2012

Although considered a “New World” winemaking region, Israel has been producing wine since biblical times. The small country boasts over 200 wineries, ranging from small, family-run boutique operations to major international exporters. Consider planning your tour to Israel around the five distinct wine regions (Galilee, Judean Hills, Samson, Carmel and Negev), each of which has […]

Wine and Nature Tourism in the Negev Desert

August 24th 2012

Although it makes up 60% of Israel’s landmass, the southern Negev desert is the least populated part of Israel. David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, had great faith in this region and is famous for saying, “It is in the Negev that the creativity and pioneer vigor of Israel shall be tested.” Today people […]

Top 5 reasons why Tzfat is worth visiting

August 24th 2012

Israel’s highest city elevation-wise, and a center of kabbalah and mysticism, Tzfat (also spelled Tsfat and Safed) is well worth a visit. This sleepy artists’ town is an idyllic place to spend a few hours or a few days with gorgeous views, great eats, and plenty of spirituality. Plus, it makes a great base for […]

Tzora Winery Tour

August 20th 2012

Israel’s Tzora Vineyards lies nestled in the Judean Hills, where the small team of winemakers at Tzora believes the location of their vineyards to be highly valuable to the wines they produce. Established in 1993, the 20+ year-old winery crafts 80,000 bottles each year with plans to grow to a full production of 100,000 bottles […]

Family Fun in the Upper Galilee

August 14th 2012

Situated in the very north of Israel, the Upper Galilee is full of natural beauty and plenty of opportunities for family fun, making it well worth the short trek up from the country’s center. From kayaking to rappelling, and from farm visits to charming towns, there is truly something for everyone, every time of year. […]

The Most Amazing Destinations in the Golan

August 12th 2012

Located at the northeastern tip of Israel, the scenic Golan Heights offers opportunities for outdoor recreation, archeological discovery, historical encounters, wine tasting, relaxing, and more. It’s the perfect place to escape during your tour to Israel, whether for a few hours or many days. Head to the Golan Heights to cool off in the summer […]

Wine Tasting in the Land of Samson

August 12th 2012

Wine Tasting in the Land of Samson Located between the rim of Judean Hills and the Coastal Plain of Israel, the Samson region was home to modern Israel’s first winery, Carmel’s Rishon Lezion facility. Named for the biblical figure of Samson, the area is rife with history, but it also includes the greater metropolitan Tel […]

Biblical and Modern Winemaking in the Judean Hills

August 7th 2012

Biblical and Modern Winemaking in the Judean Hills With interest in Israel’s wines reaching a fever pitch in recent years, the oenophile tourist is advised to avoid missing out on the splendid wine tourism opportunities of the Judean Hills region. Conveniently nestled between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the picturesque Judean Hills region is one of […]

Wine Tasting and Touring in the Galilee and Golan

August 5th 2012

The north of Israel is one of the most picturesque regions to visit, and it also produces some of the country’s finest wines. Throughout the Lower Galilee, Upper Galilee and Golan Heights, there’s plenty to see and taste on your tour of Israel. With a state-of-the art production plant and five vineyards, Galil Mountain Winery […]

Float, Hike, Climb and Relax by the Dead Sea

August 5th 2012

A tour to Israel is not complete without a stop at the Dead Sea, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. But that’s not all there is to do in the area! Visit the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, take a cable car to the top of Masada to enjoy incredible views, […]

Wine & Touring the Carmel Region

July 24th 2012

Seeing Sights and Sipping Wine in the Carmel Region If syrupy Passover wine is all that comes to mind when you think of Israeli or kosher wine, then you’re missing out. Take advantage of your tour to Israel to visit some of the country’s world-class wineries in between the local sites. The area surrounding Mount […]

Best Value Hotels in Israel

July 24th 2012

Dollars Go Farther at the Best Value Hotels in Israel Planning a trip to Israel can be a big deal, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. The country is chock full of accommodation options to suit every taste and budget. At Israel’s best value hotels, you won’t be trading in economy for comfort […]

Israel’s Best Romantic Hotels

July 24th 2012

Israel’s Best Romantic Hotels for Couples If you are planning a trip to Israel as a couple, then you might benefit from exploring the various romance-friendly accommodation options the country has to offer. From intimate zimmers (luxury boutique cabins) to fancy spa hotels, you can tailor your vacation experience and make your tour to Israel […]

Celebrate Hadassah’s 100th Anniversary

July 19th 2012

Celebrate Hadassah’s 100th Anniversary with a Tour to Israel Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, making it the ideal time to plan a private custom tour to Israel. They are going all out with a Centennial Celebration and Convention in Jerusalem in October. Jerusalem is the perfect […]

Great Family Hotels in Israel

July 17th 2012

Bring the Kids Along to the Best Family Hotels in Israel  Israel is the perfect place to vacation with the whole family, and there are plenty of family-friendly hotels to choose from. From on-site zoos to water parks, these hotels have created top-notch hospitality experiences with the kids – and parents! – in mind. Kibbutz […]

Best Spa Hotels in Israel

July 15th 2012

Get Pampered at the Best Spa Hotels in Israel Israel vacations are all about rest and relaxation (when not touring!), so why not treat yourself to one of the best spa hotels in Israel? From the very southern tip of the country to the middle of the desert, and from the center of the bustling […]

Gourmet Eats and Off-Road Adventures in the Galilee

July 11th 2012

Gourmet Eats and Off-Road Adventures in the Galilee Although many people think that Israel is all desert, the north of the country is a lush, green paradise replete with lakes, mountains, forests, rivers and streams. This fertile region is a popular place to visit and one you should consider including in your tour of Israel. […]

Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt – a New Way to Experience Israel!

July 10th 2012

For your next tour in Jerusalem choose an activity that is great for the kids and entire family- a Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt. Shalom Israel Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts are run in the charming Nachlaot neighborhood or the historical Jewish Quarter. In teams you will race through the neighborhood, gathering information, learning the stories and having fun. […]

Rappelling, chocolate, and wine in the Golan Heights

July 10th 2012

The Golan Heights, in the north of Israel, is considered by many to be the most beautiful part of the country. While Jerusalem may be Israel’s heart, the Golan is a dream come true for adventure seekers and food and wine connoisseurs. From exhilarating hiking and rappelling through waterfalls to chocolate and wine tastings, there […]