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Water Sports and Geological Wonders in Eilat

September 4th 2012

Israel’s southernmost city, which shares borders with both Egypt and Jordan and boasts some prime property on the shores of the Red Sea, is a water lover’s dream. With every kind of water sport imaginable, plus incredible beaches and geological wonders, the laid-back resort town of Eilat is worthy of its place on your Israel tour […]

Shabbat in Jerusalem

September 4th 2012

As the holiest city in the world, there is no better place to spend a shabbat evening than Jerusalem. Take a day off from your busy tour in Israel on a Friday to stroll through the bustling Mahane Yehuda market and a walking tour of the surrounding Nachlaot neighborhood, before the pre-Sabbath hush falls over […]

Ella Valley Winery Tour

August 29th 2012

Ella Valley Wineries began in 1998 when one man, Danny Velero, drove all across Israel looking for the ideal place to reinstitute the wine culture of Israel. He settled on the historic Ella Valley and the Aderet Vineyard was planted, employing 21st century wine-making knowledge that Velero imported from his years in Napa Valley, California. While […]

Multiculturalism and Vistas in Haifa

August 27th 2012

Built at the foot of Mount Carmel on the shores of the Mediterranean, Haifa is Israel’s third-largest city after Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and it’s well worth a visit. A crucial port city for over 3,000 years, Haifa has been ruled at various times by the Phoenicians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, British and […]

Enjoy the Outdoors Along the Dan River

August 26th 2012

The largest tributary of the Jordan River, the pristine Dan River in the north of Israel is a wonderful destination for lovers of the nature. Located in the Golan Heights at the base of Mount Hermon, the Dan River offers kayaking, white water rafting, camping, hiking, fishing for fresh trout, and even archeological remnants at […]

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 […]

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