Israel has 14 cities with populations over 100,000, including Jerusalem at over 500,000 (including occupied East Jerusalem), and Tel Aviv.
Beautiful hotels, located in areas with that expose the culture and feel of Israel. You will love the experience of a lifetime.
Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, (main photo), the historic Western Wall,
Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Israel’s financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches. The Red, Mediterranean and The Dead Sea are sites that you must see.
FOOD and CULTURE
It incorporates many foods traditionally eaten in Levantine, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, and foods such as falafel, hummus, msabaha, shakshouka, couscous, and za’atar are now widely popular in Israel. From beaches, to shopping, to shows, there is so much to see and do.
The night life is filled with concerts for tourists, great food, festivals and much more.
Need to Know Before Travel to Israel
Passport & Visa
Passport stamps are no longer, so you needn’t worry about outdated advice claiming to beware of a stamp showing you have been to Israel. Instead, nowadays a paper visa is issued at entry which shows your stamp.
Visas are issued on arrival (free of charge) to USA, UK, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and Irish passport holders.
Recommended: Polio & Typhoid
Hebrew & Arabic are the official languages of Israel and the Palestinian territories, however English is widely spoken.
Israeli New Shekei (Converter USD to ILS )
In restaurants, bars and for tour guides, tip around 10-15%. Outside of the food and tourism industry, tipping is not expected nor common.
Bartering is expected and common in the Old City markets.