While you can find information about Israel in numerous travel books and websites, in this site we bring a fresh and personal insider's viewpoint when it comes to all the must-see tourist attractions, the lesser-known attractions and special Israel travel tips and facts.
This Israel travel guide is written by two Israelis, Hillel and Michael. Hillel was born, raised and spent most of his life in Israel before moving to the US (in 2001), while Michael was born, raised and spent most of his life abroad before immigrating to Israel in 2014. Together they are a fitting representation of Israel's cosmopolitan people. As you can imagine, both writers have first-hand experience with the country and can provide an insider's view on it (click here for more info about the authors).
When we mention Israel to people overseas, most of them tell us: “I have always wanted to see it.”
We created this website to show people what makes this country so special. This Israel travel guide will show you just how exciting it can be to tour Israel and how fascinating and diverse the country and culture is.
And by the way, if you have already visited the Holy Land before - don't worry - I am sure you will find some new and interesting attractions here for your next visit.
You should know that there are sooooo many beautiful and inspiring places to visit when you travel in Israel that you will find it hard to squeeze them all in. And you will find it just as hard to decide what your favorite is. So before you delve deep into this site and all that Israel has to offer, let us show you some of its most popular attractions that you really don't want to miss.
The main Israel tourist attractions that you most definitely do not want to miss are:
Jerusalem, which will no doubt leave an impact on you. As one of the oldest cities in the world – it has so much culture, religious significance and beauty – you will almost feel like you are part of a biblical story. The city is roughly divided into the old and the new. Naturally, most of the popular sites are located at the old city, among those the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A must-see for when you travel in Israel.
The Dome of the Rock and old city of Jerusalem
Tel Aviv beaches
The Galilee and other northern attractions (including the Sea of Galilee and Nazareth), which is gorgeous. This area of the land has it all - breathtaking views, religious and historical sites of great significance and plenty of fun activities. If you are like us and enjoy great food and fantastic wine, the Galilee area will not disappoint you.
The Dead Sea, which is a unique natural phenomenon unlike anything else! It is actually the lowest place on the planet. And the mineral concentration in the water is so extreme that there is no life in this sea. Those minerals, which come in the form of salt and mud, are very beneficial for your skin and general health, and many people arrive from all over the world to bathe in this magical sea. It is actually very easy to float on the water. In the Dead Sea area you can also find a few sites of historical and archaeological importance. So, when you travel Israel, make sure you stop here and have a good, long float in this salty sea!
Floating on the Dead Sea. Check out the mud while visiting...
Eilat on the red sea (in the south of the country), which can best be described as the "Israeli Riviera." It has plenty of sun year round, terrific beaches and the best resorts in Israel. It is also considered one of the best places in the world for scuba diving and windsurfing.
A beautiful shot of Eilat's shoreline and hotels.
So those are some of the "must-do's" when you visit.
But there is so much more to see and do when you visit the country!
The religious aspect, the culture and the history is like no other. The great diversity and the variety of landscapes (sea, desert, lakes etc.) and people (a mix of old and new world cultures) in a very small country will make you go "WOW!!!"
All you need for when you travel Israel is good, solid information and some helpful travel tips - then you can plan out exactly what you want to see and do on your trip - and experience it all.
In this website we offer you all of that and more.
To-Da Ra-Ba (that means thank you very much in Hebrew) for visiting our Israel travel website. We hope you will enjoy your stay.
To end off, here is a short video that will give you a bit more of a taste of this beautiful country:
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