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Introducing Israel

Israel has quite a timeline—and from its ancient cities to ultra-modern Tel Aviv, its many iterations are vibrantly evident. With millennia-old religious sites, uniquely middle eastern cuisine, swimmable Mediterranean coastline, and world-class hiking, the travel appeal to this many-layered country is universal.

When is the best time to visit? 
Spring and fall are the sweet spots here—specifically May and September. Summer (June through August) is simultaneously busy and very hot. You'll find popular sites and Tel Aviv's sandy beaches packed with people during the day, though mornings and evenings (and the excellent, air-conditioned Israel Museum) provide respite. December through February is chilly and wet, but the end of winter brings excellent conditions for hiking in the northern Golan Heights region: wildflowers and mild temperatures abound. Keep religious observances in mind throughout the year; this is a country that goes quiet during holidays.

How many days do I need?
Israel is small in size, but substantial in terms of history and culture. Those with limited time could check out Jerusalem's highlights in a day or two; travelers planning for 3-5 days can also visit the Galilee region or the beaches of Tel Aviv. If you plan to spend at least a week, you can do all of that and more: lounge by the Red Sea in the resort town of Eilat, visit Bethlehem, Jericho (the world's oldest city), and other important Biblical sites, or head into neighboring Jordan for an extended adventure. 

Things to Do in Israel
Visiting Jerusalem's Old City is an absolute must. Weave through the maze of market alleys, making your way through the Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Armenian quarters. While in Jerusalem, you'll also want to visit the Machane Yehuda food market for falafel, rugelach, and za'atar. Stroll down Tel Aviv's funky Dizengoff Street, take a surfing lesson, and explore the 4,000-year-old port city of Jaffa. Head north to visit beautiful Haifa, mystical Safed, ancient Acre, and the rolling hills of the Golan Heights. And of course, don't forget to take a dip (er, float) in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea.

Israel Travel Insights

Old City in Jerusalem
Family Adventure in Israel - 12 Days

From Jerusalem's old city streets to the underwater world of the Red Sea, this family-friend adventure is the perfect 12-day getaway. Explore the City of David and see the Western Wall and visit the ancient desert fortress of Masada and soak in the Dead Sea. End your trip in the modern city of Tel Aviv for ancient ports and snorkeling in the Red Sea.

Al Khazneh, Petra
Explore Israel & Petra - 6 Days

Explore ancient history and culture in Israel on this 6-day trip. Visit ancient synagogues and King David's tomb in Jerusalem, tour the ancient fortress of Masada, and let the healing waters of the Dead Sea soothe you. End your trip in Petra, Jordan's incredible desert city.

Dome of the Rock and Mount of Olives in Jerusalem
History & Religion in Israel - 9 Days

Dive deep into Israel's history and religion on this packed 9-day itinerary. Walk through the Old City of Jerusalem and see the City of David, visit the lowest place on earth and float on the Dead Sea, explore the Judean desert, and tour ancient religious sites like the Mount of Beatitudes and Megiddo. Round off the tour with stops at Safed to learn about Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism) and a free day in the beach city of Tel Aviv.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Israel
Travel specialist Lena Sluga
active 8 hours ago

Lena Sluga

When I was 18, I decided to leave Germany for Australia. After a few years of globetrotting, I moved to Jordan. During my first time in this beautiful country, I lived and worked in Aqaba. But as...

Travel specialist Dana Abu El Hawa
active 1 day ago

Dana Abu El Hawa

My name is Dana, I was born and raised in the mystical city of Jerusalem where the perfect merge between history and modern culture comes to life. Living in Jerusalem has taught me a great deal...

Travel specialist Raísa Jorge
active 6 hours ago

Raísa Jorge

I hold a degree in Journalism but became a travel agent by passion. I am a fortunate person who has chosen two careers leading to the greatest experiences one can possibly have: New places, tastes,...

Travel specialist Ibrahim Elaref
active 6 hours ago

Ibrahim Elaref

I have been working in the tourism field for more than 11 years. I born in Luxor and now I live and work in Cairo. I established my own travel company in 2009, and we are now one of the leading...


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