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Day Trip Options in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on May 28, 2019

Whether you want to see a new place in Israel every day, or there are a few specific sites you wish to explore, daily tours allow you the complete freedom to choose and customize your Israel adventure, creating the vacation you truly want. In addition to that, you get to meet new people every day, while enjoying yourself, learning, and becoming richer by an experience with each step. There is a myriad of superb day trip options to choose from while in Israel, and we’ll highlight just a few here.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Safed’s Must-See Museum Trio

Posted by Gil Travel on May 20, 2019

Safed is considered one of Israel’s four holy cities, alongside Jerusalem, Hebron, and Tiberias. Its Old Town is a brilliant gateway to a rich past and culture, with its narrow cobblestone alleys, medieval synagogues, and the famous Artists’ Quarter. In the 16th century, following the Spanish Expulsion, Safed welcomed many Jewish religious scholars and mystics, becoming the spiritual center of the Jewish world, most prominently of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). In order to fully experience this city, travelers must explore its history, carefully housed in Safed’s museums.

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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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Best Budget Hotels in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on May 15, 2019

With so many fantastic options to choose from when it comes to accommodation in Israel, from luxury hotels to cute boutiques, finding an excellent budget hotel might seem like a difficult task. Luckily, it’s far from it! Whether you want to see Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, enjoy desert adventures or swim in the sea, amazing and affordable accommodations are available across the country, and here are our top picks.  

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Eastern Europe Jewish Heritage Tours

Posted by Gil Travel on May 8, 2019

Eastern Europe is a treasure trove of diversity, but also of Jewish history, culture, tradition, and magnificent heritage. In order to experience all this, there are truly many places to visit and numerous carefully crafted tours to choose from. This way you can travel, learn, and walk on the path of Jewish ancestors and the contemporary local Jewish communities. Let’s check out some of the most popular Jewish heritage tours in Eastern Europe.

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Topics: World Travel

Trendy Jewish Tours in Budapest

Posted by Gil Travel on May 6, 2019

In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with Óbuda to form a new city, Budapest, which was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. This beautiful city is the home to the largest active and religious Jewish community in this part of Europe, with a long, complex, and brilliant Jewish heritage in all spheres of life. As a matter of fact, Hungarian Jews have had an important role throughout the country’s political, economic, and cultural history. You can tour the city’s Jewish sites alone or, if you prefer, go with a professional and knowledgeable guide. Either way, you are in for a brilliant and enriching experience.

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Gil’s Top 3 Jewish Tours of Spain

Posted by Gil Travel on May 2, 2019

Gil takes pride in being the number one travel management company for Jewish Heritage tours and Jewish related travel, offering guided tours all across the world for more than forty years. One of many fantastic countries where Gil will gladly take you on a Jewish tour is Spain. Thanks to the knowledgeable guides, you can have an entertaining and greatly meaningful journey, gaining a deep understanding of the rich Jewish heritage and culture, local communities’ history in different regions of Spain, and even learn about the daily life of local Jews. Let’s check out a few places in this mesmerizing country that tell the story of its Jewish people.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage

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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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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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