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Once in a Lifetime Morocco trip

Posted by Moshe Margolin on May 15, 2019

I have always wanted to go to Morocco. A little over a year ago, I spoke with Iris Hami, the EVP of the Gil Travel Group, about ideas for JEWISH EXPLORATIONS 2019/2020 program offerings. She suggested Morocco and said she and her husband Igal had recently visited and had an extraordinary time and learned a great deal about the Jewish history of the country from their “fabulous” guide Mokhtar. A glowing recommendation from them means an awful lot. They are certified globetrotters.

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A Tour for Literature Lovers: Israel’s Literary Sites

Posted by Gil Travel on April 24, 2019

Israel boasts a great number of world-renowned authors and a Nobel laureate, and Israelis are among the world’s most voracious readers. Visiting the literary spots is the way to learn about a country and its people in a fascinating manner. You won’t learn about one author only, but about the numerous minds who gathered to this location from across the world, and about the immense relevance of Israeli writers, who’ve not only reflected history in their celebrated works but shaped the country’s culture and national identity.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Volunteering in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on April 16, 2019

If you are that awesome type of a person who likes to travel to other countries and donate their time, effort, and knowledge, then Israel is a perfect place for you. The country offers numerous brilliant volunteering opportunities, which are truly beneficial, enjoyable, and educational. Each program has an age restriction due to project conditions, but that’s not a reason to worry as there is a program for all age groups. Throughout your stay, you’d have constant support from an experienced local field team, and on your days off, you can go on day trips around the country. If you are sensitive to high temperatures, then perhaps it’s best to join an indoor program or come in spring or autumn. Whichever rewarding program you choose, you’re bound to make a powerful personal and social impact.

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Topics: Facts about Israel

Israel Hotels

Posted by Gil Travel on April 11, 2019

Israel warmly welcomes tourists. That means that there are a myriad of hotels to choose from in the country – whether you’d like one located in a contemporary or a historic building – ranging from budget hotels and famous chains to luxury and boutique hotels. There is most certainly something for everybody’s taste and budget. We’ll focus here on some of the most unique and attention-grabbing hotels in Israel.

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Topics: Israel Travel

5 Most Visited Eastern Europe Destinations

Posted by Gil Travel on April 9, 2019

Whether you’re interested in rich cultural history, architecture, art, music, theatre, cinema, cuisine, science, technology, and numerous other wonders, Eastern Europe’s got it all and more. Europe is the world’s most visited region and Eastern Europe displays solid growth each year. To find out which countries in this part of Europe were the most visited in the last several years (taking into account various definitions of ‘Eastern Europe’) we’ve consulted a number of reports by Statista, Eurostat, and The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), from 2010 to 2018, and these are our results.

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Topics: World Travel

What’s the Best Time to Visit Eastern Europe?

Posted by Gil Travel on April 5, 2019

Eastern Europe covers a huge geographic area with multiple climates, from Mediterranean to alpine to polar-like. The tourist season generally runs from May until September, but most visitors arrive in July and August, especially in coastal areas, and in winter months in the mountain ranges. However, there is no one period within a year that could be said to be the best time for a visit to this region, but it rather depends on what type of weather, activities, attractions, and crowd you’d prefer. The truth is that every season in Eastern Europe has its charms, and we’ll prove it to you.

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Topics: World Travel

Best Places to Visit in Eastern Europe

Posted by Gil Travel on April 3, 2019

While we are well-aware of the magnificent tourist favorites like Budapest, Prague, or Berlin, there are also places that are exceptionally popular, but often overshadowed by the capitals of their respective countries when it comes to the ‘top places to visit’ lists. There are many more magnificent cities to visit in this region of the world, which offer distinctive cuisines and traditions, breathtaking landscapes, world-class museums, and well-preserved architectural gems, in addition to a myriad of festivities. These are just three of the wonderful and most unique places to see in Eastern Europe.

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Topics: World Travel

Unique Parks in Berlin You Must Visit this Spring

Posted by Gil Travel on March 28, 2019

Berlin is a fantastic place to include in your spring tour to Eastern Europe. Its parks are the best (and the cheapest) places to enjoy the outdoors and leave the worries behind. As soon as the winter is over and the spring shows itself in the warm sunbeams and lovely buds, Berlin’s citizens and tourists alike go to one of the city’s much loved 2,500 parks and green spaces. Whether you’re alone or with a group, this is the place to come to relax, take a walk, chat with a friend over a cup of coffee or a beer, have a picnic, and enjoy the beauty and grandiosity of nature.

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Topics: World Travel

Most Famous Streets in Tel Aviv

Posted by Gil Travel on March 21, 2019

The streets of Tel Aviv are loved by tourists because they are filled with street art, bars, restaurants, beaches, book fairs, concerts, the locals themselves, and all sorts of other interesting things. But these streets are named after writers, artists, politicians, leaders, and others, and each tells their part of the story of Israel’s history and culture. Here are just a few streets named after historical figures, which you can visit and learn about on your escorted tour to Israel.

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Topics: Tel Aviv

What to See in Vienna’s Famous Museums Quartier

Posted by Gil Travel on March 18, 2019

If you’re on a search for a culture wonder to include in your next tour to Eastern Europe, we’ve got just the place for you. In Vienna’s 7th district, near the Imperial Palace and next to the famous Mariahilfer Strasse, stands the MuseumsQuartier Wien (MQ) – a 60,000m2 large art complex, home to Baroque and Modern edifices, small installations, large art museums, contemporary exhibition spaces, numerous festivals and events, artists-in-residence, etc.

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Topics: World Travel