Israel Travel Guide

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Israel Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful, Warm, Historical, Interesting, exciting, great food, warm people. 

  • Con
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    KettyDK says…

     Current political situation, extreme warmth during the summer and rainy, gray and boring winters, many things are very expensive, sometimes there is a chance to come across people who are less than... 

  • In a nutshell
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     Love it or not you HAVE to see it :-) 

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Jerusalem

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1882,5396,107

Tel Aviv-Yafo

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1197,2900,90

Eilat

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386,1148,58

Haifa

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269,793,19

Tiberias

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88,330,44

Netanya

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101,191,18

Herzliya

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94,247,3

Masada

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144,522,0

Beersheba

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68,292,3

Akko

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160,537,1

Arad

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207,568,7

Caesarea

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92,306,1

`En Gedi

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94,328,0

Rehovot

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39,84,0

Zichron Yaakov

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41,174,5

Nazareth

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123,644,10

Petah Tiqwa

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35,59,0

Ramat Gan

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25,52,5

Lake Tiberias

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96,355,0

`En Boqeq

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72,212,0

Mizpe Ramon

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68,295,2

Ra`ananna

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24,99,0

Yeroham

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14,98,0

Rosh Pinna

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24,37,1

Nahariyya

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16,47,4

Hadera

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4,20,0

Bat Yam

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9,32,3

Bet She'an

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14,125,0

Ashdod

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10,47,0

Sedom

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23,38,0

Sede Boqer

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15,47,0

`En Kerem

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39,160,0

Bet Shemesh

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4,7,0

Kinneret

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29,173,0

Kefar Nahum

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36,240,0

Binyamina

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8,27,0

Kafr Kanna

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16,73,0

Bet Guvrin

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30,161,0

Tel Megiddo

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11,66,0

Giv`at Olga

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2,14,0

Ga`ash

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3,18,0

Kefar Tavor

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14,89,0

Kefar Rosh HaNiqra

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42,108,0

Ramla

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9,25,0

Qiryat Shemona

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21,49,0

Horbat Timna`

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20,87,0

Hare Gilboa`

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6,16,0

Daliyat el Karmil

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7,29,0

Bet She`arim

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27,134,0

Yotvata

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6,37,0

Jerusalem

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

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  • Old Jaffa

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Jaffa is claimed to be the oldest port in the world and was founded by Japhet, the son of biblical Noah. Early Egytian records show that it was conquered by Thutmose III in 1468 BCE. Similarly, archeological excavations in in old Jaffa have uncovered the the name of Ramses II, and was then in control of the Philistines. The Dan tribe settled...

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  • The Diaghilev

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Hotels

    I stayed at the Diaghilev last December and it was really a great choice. The room was nice and big,...

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  • Dr. Shakshuka

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Restaurants

    The place is supposed to serve authentic shakshuka - a layer of spiced tomatoes and peppers with poached eggs on top of it. What was served was tomatoes/peppers with one egg mixed into it and the other one, still raw (!), on top of it. Service was rude and the bill was too high (they charged more than what was written in the menue). Upon...

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Eilat

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  • Underwater Observatory Marin Park

    Eilat Things to Do

    Wanted to show some photos of this wonderful spot in Eilat, but my photos did not come out in a presentable form. The photo here I found on the internet at http://www.israeltripplanner.com/eilat/eilat-attractions/underwater-observatory-marine-park But I will direct you to their website - http://www.coralworld.com/eilat/eng/. This is one of the...

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  • Dan Panorama Eilat

    Eilat Hotels

    The Dan Hotel in Eilat is probably one of the best hotel of the city. While being there for the...

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  • The Red Sea Star

    Eilat Restaurants

    First, no one was at the door to greet us...we had to find our own way to the tables (3 stair levels down). No body was in the restaurant (first tip we should have taken to walk out). We ordered tap water (tourists aren't made of money..tap water = free)...but they didn't have tap water (how?!)...so they MADE us buy mineral water. Everything we...

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Haifa

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  • Bahai Shrine and Gardens

    Haifa Things to Do

    The Faith’s Founder was Bahá’u’lláh, a Persian nobleman from Tehran who, in the mid-nineteenth century, left a life of princely comfort and security . His life, work, and influence parallel that of Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Christ, and Muhammad. The essential message of Bahá’u’lláh is that of unity. He taught that there is only...

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  • Carmel Forest Spa Resort

    Haifa Hotels

    Carmel Forest, PO 9000, Haifa, 31900, Israel

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Fattoush

    Haifa Restaurants

    This Cafe / restaurant look like one of the nices at the area. We only looked for a warm drink after walking around for a few hours and we decided to check this one and look inside, the surprise was big and we immediately "conquered" one of the warm comfi sofa's. The room that we set it was under the ground so it felt like being in a cave. It is...

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Tiberias

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  • Boat Trip in Galilee sea

    Tiberias Things to Do

    Although Galillee sea is a very small lake you can enjoy a trip with wooden boats ..Replikas of old models and you can even have the chances to get a certificate for tempting your chances to have a trip with such boats ..Nevertheless you can visit Copernaum from the sea and you can have the chances of see The Golan heights considerably safely...If...

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  • Kfar Blum Kibbutz Hotel

    Tiberias Hotels

    The Kfar Blum Kibbutz Hotel is a terrific hotel . We spent 5 nights in the hotel and it was an...

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  • Baptism in Jordan River

    Tiberias Things to Do

    In the synoptic gospels, Jesus is baptised by John the Baptist. In these accounts, John the Baptist preaches repentance before the coming judgment, baptism for the forgiveness of sins, and the imminent arrival of one far greater than he. Jesus comes to the Jordan River and is baptised there by John. After the baptism, the heavens open, the holy...

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Netanya

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  • Here's One To Avoid

    Netanya Restaurants

    My family and I were very excited to try out this restaurant so we saved it for a special celebration yesterday. Unfortunately we were left extremely disappointed. What with it being situated in such a nice area and building (the Island) we definitely expected more. The appetizers were quite good (we had the chicken sticks, edamame, miso soup, and...

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  • Island Suites Hotel

    Netanya Hotels

    Ben Ami Avenue, Netanya, 42200, Israel

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Amazing New Sushi In Netanya

    Netanya Restaurants

    Kyoto Poleg is a really beautiful restaurant with a unique design. There's really nothing like it in Israel. The ambience is warm and inviting, which is amazing since it is in the Ir Yamim Mall in Netanya. I think it is the best restaurant I've ever been to that's in a mall here in Israel. The fish is super-fresh and the sushi chefs are fast and...

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Herzliya

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  • the town

    Herzliya Things to Do

    Most tourists prefer Herzliya Pituah district (2,5km NW of the railway station) because it has the beach, expensive houses, the marina and many restaurants. After two weeks of touring around famous Israeli towns we preferred to walk around the main town of Herzliya (east of the railway station) and see a normal residential area, after all we just...

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  • Dan Accadia

    Herzliya Hotels

    Highly recommend a stay here. Staff are friendly and helpful - accommodation outstanding and great...

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  • the beach

    Herzliya Things to Do

    Although only 8km west of Raanana the bus took about 45 minutes to reach Herzliya beach as it had to stop in about 30000 different bus stops :) Unfortunately it was impossible to swim that day, when we got off the bus it started to rain so lying on the beach with the dark sky above us didn’t seem very appealing, we took some pictures and returned...

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Masada

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  • Michele (jadedmuse) visits Masada

    Masada Things to Do

    We took Michele (jadedmuse) and David to visit what may be the most famous site in Israel after the Western Wall (wailing wall) in Jerusalem.The first picture shows Michele (very pregnant) taking one of many photos on Masada.The second picture shows us on the stairs that descend into the largest of the many cisterns used to store water to sustain...

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  • Food court at museum complex

    Masada Restaurants

    Friendly old man at parking place, who just inspected our boot, welcomed us in Russian with strong Odessa accent. "You can visit museum and then you can eat something. We have very good restaurants and even a MacDonalds. But this is only if you want to. Nobody will force you.":-) Who have been to Odessa will understand me!

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  • Valley floor fortifications

    Masada Things to Do

    What makes the achievements of Masada even more extraordinary is that the horst was completely surrounded by walls on the valley floor.Northing remains of the walls themselves, but what becomes very apparent from the cable car and view points at the top are the foundations of the supporting tours. Foundations of some seven towers/encampments can be...

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Beersheba

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  • Excellent service and food at The...

    Beersheba Restaurants

    Sitting on the corner of Histadrut street just off Smilanski, the exterior is not imposing, but you walk up a few steps at the entrance and find yourself presented with a glass of wine before you are seated. The interior is almost pure white, the walls, drapes, tables and chairs, with touches of color here and there, a very relaxing atmosphere with...

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  • Golden Tulip Negev

    Beersheba Hotels

    I spent 2 days in Beer Sheba (a professional meeting) and stayed overnight in the Golden Tulip...

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  • Israeli Air Force Museum

    Beersheba Things to Do

    To the north of the city, at Hatzerim Air Base, there is one of the most famous aircraft museums in the world: The Israeli Air Force museum. Here, preserved by the dry desert air, are aircraft from Israel's entire history. And that history is an eventful one. Not only has the IAF operated planes from nearly every major Western power, it has also...

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Akko

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  • lighthouse

    Akko Things to Do

    Getting out of the Templars Tunnel we walked to the sea where we saw the Acre Lighthouse. It’s an active 10meters high cylindrical lighthouse that was built by concrete in 1912 in black and white and has a gray metallic lantern room on top. It is located near the base of the former ottoman flag tower Burj-El-Sanjak. According to Wikipedia The light...

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  • Nes Ammim Kibbutz Hotel

    Akko Hotels

    Nes Ammim Village

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Turkish Bath

    Akko Things to Do

    A public bathhouse that was built by El-Jazar in the year 1795 in the format of the Oriental bathhouses that were common in the Turkish Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries...The bathhouse has an entry room that serves as a dressing room, with a marble fountain in the center. A corridor leads from the entry room to a series of hot rooms, the...

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Arad

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Caesarea

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`En Gedi

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  • Animal Life

    `En Gedi Things to Do

    You will be surprised to see so many animals roaming the area and not being disturbed by the visitors. I saw many Hyrax and Ibex in the park. The Hyrax seemed to prefer the trees close to the entrance and the Ibex, as good climbers, were mainly along the canyon walls. Both are perfect to take photos, so don't forget your camera!

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  • David's Fall

    `En Gedi Things to Do

    At the end of Wadi David you will come to a very beautiful waterfall. Kind of weird place when thinking about the dry desert you came through on your drive to Ein Gedi. The water dropping down the wall is the essential element for life in this region.

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  • Hike Wadi David

    `En Gedi Things to Do

    A fairly easy hike also good to do with kids is a hike through the Wadi David. The hike follows along a creek towards the David's Fall. The view up to the walls of the Wadi and the nature in it is fascinating. I enjoyed it very much.

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Rehovot

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  • Herzberg Winery in Moshav Satriyah

    Rehovot Things to Do

    Sorry that I could not put this location in VT, but it does not exist on the VT map. Satriyah is a small farm commune, called a Moshav, just outside the large city of Rehovot. A description on how to find Satriyah is included below.We were enjoying a day out at the open air market in nearby Ramla and decided to check out the newest winery in...

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  • Gardening on the Weizmann Institute...

    Rehovot Things to Do

    Over the years the Weizmann Institute has dedicated effort and resources to create not only the most beautiful campus in Israel but also the most interesting and unusual vegetation.It started with an "acclimatization park", an area where different trees from all parts of the globe were planted in order to find out which ones would adjust well to...

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  • Sculptures on the Weizmann Institute...

    Rehovot Things to Do

    A Weizmann Institute campus can also be viewed as a sculpture park. The sculptures are part of the landscape and are harmoniously integrated with the trees and shrubbery.Some of the outdoor sculptures (see photos) are: "Continuity" by Menashe Kadishman, "Internal Light" by Gidon Graetz; "Together" by Mark Halter; "Tree of Knowledge" by Nathan...

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Zichron Yaakov

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  • Best Coffee in Town!

    Zichron Yaakov Restaurants

    Cafe Kilimanjaro has a wealth of local charm; brimming with rich and fresh coffee, delicious and unique dishes, and a friendly and warm staff Cafe Kilimanjaro is a local staple.If you are looking for the best cup of coffee around, make sure to stop by Cafe Kilimanjaro! Once you're hooked you can buy their house-roasted beans and take them home with...

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  • Hotel Beit Maimon

    Zichron Yaakov Hotels

    We have recommended Beit Maimon to several people since our visit. The hotel is beautifully located...

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  • Delicious Chocalate

    Zichron Yaakov Things to Do

    Off of the main street of Zichron Yaakov (Hameyasadim Street/Hamidrachov Pedestrian Street), there is a small chocolate shop called Xocoatl. The owner runs the shop himself and is very friendly and helpful. He offers about 15 different flavors that vary throughout the year. When I was there I tried the blueberry, milk chocolate ganache,...

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