Your flight to Israel will most likely arrive into Ben Gurion airport, close the exciting city of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is a great place to start your vacation since it has a wealth of tourist attractions, top quality restaurants, culture and glorious Mediterranean beaches to boot. Unless you have pre-arranged a transfer from the airport or booked a rental car, you will either need to take the train or bus into town. Alternatively you can take a taxi or for a cheaper option a ‘shurut’ which is a shared taxi which will take you to your hotel but will drop off others along the way.
What to see and do on your Israel vacation
Tel Aviv on its own is a great reason to book a flight to Israel and with so much to offer it’s easy to see why it has become a popular place for a city break. If you have booked a longer vacation you will obviously want to visit as many of the country’s sites of interest as you can – and Jerusalem is sure to be top of the list.
The ancient holy city of Jerusalem is just an hour’s drive from Tel Aviv and you must plan to spend at least one whole day here since there’s so much to see. From the Temple Mount and Wailing Western Wall to the moving Holocaust Museum, you will not regret having booked your flight to Israel and will find your time in Jerusalem to be an unforgettable experience. From here you can take the short trip to Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity.
Nazareth and the Galilee are other places to devote time to on a trip to Israel. You can take a boat trip on the serene Lake of Galilee, or spend time at churches and places mentioned in the Bible. Safed is an ancient town famous for its charming narrow lanes which are perfect for strolling, as well as for its authentic restaurants and artists’ studios.
The Dead Sea is renowned for its highly salty waters which provide an irresistible form of entertainment for tourists since it’s impossible to sink – in fact you can happily read a book while floating upon its waters. While here you could also visit one of the many Dead Sea spas for a therapeutic mud treatment. Once revitalized you could move on to Mt Masada, home to the remains of an impressive ancient fortress.
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Israel is home to the he Negev Desert, a part of Israel that’s become an eco-travelers paradise – here you can sleep under the stars in a Bedouin tent or take a jeep tour to see the incredible variety ofnatural flora and fauna living here. The Ramon Crater is located here too, one of the wonders of the world, and well worth a visit.
Eilat is located in the south of Israel on the Red Sea. Not only does it have a stunning Coral Reef, which attracts new and experienced divers, it has beautiful white sandy beaches and year round sunshine.Eilat is the perfect place to bring the family, since there’s an underwater observatory, Dolphinariumand Theme Park located close by and you can also tour the local area and visit nature reserves.
There’s so much to take in during a holiday to Israel – and there’s always so much left to do that your flight to Israel is sure to be the first of many.