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Enjoying the Many Cultural Wonders of Haifa

Posted by Gil Travel on January 23, 2019

If you’re planning to go on one of the brilliant escorted tours to Israel and you’re interested in history, culture, and amazing sights, then the country’s third largest city is the place for you. Haifa is located on the gorgeous slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea, offering the most wonderful views imaginable. It’s also a popular multicultural city where harmony and a blend of Arab and Jewish cultures are treasured. Haifa is full of cultural pearls for you to discover, but here are some must-sees for you to start the exploration.

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Topics: Israel Travel

The Enchanted Castles of the Czech Republic

Posted by Gil Travel on January 9, 2019

For all of you who wish to experience the magic of fairy-tale-like castles transported into the 21st century, here’s an amazing fact: according to the National Heritage Institute, there are a whopping 932 castles in the Czech Republic, in addition to 1187 chateaux, all surrounded by forests, gorgeous gardens, fountains, and sculptures. The majority of these structures have been renovated and are well-maintained. Most of these are museums now. Others were converted into different types of establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, wedding venues, golf courses, etc. The rest were, unfortunately, ruined. Let’s check out the five castles we’ve chosen as the starting point for your enchanted castle adventure while on an escorted tour to Eastern Europe. Interesting fact: all of the castles below were used as filming locations for many famous films.

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A Journey to the Past: Visiting the Awe-Inspiring Hazor

Posted by Gil Travel on January 3, 2019

If you wish to travel some 3-4,000 years into the past while on your escorted tour to Israel, we’ve got just the place for you! Hazor was a very important city, located in the Upper Galilee, in the southern Hula Valley, on the ancient trade route through Syria to Babylon, linking Egypt with Syria, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia. In the Book of Joshua, Hazor is described as “the head of all those kingdoms”. A major fire was caused either by Joshua or by the people from the lower city who rebelled, devastating the city, which soon collapsed. Today, you’ll find the Tel Hazor National Park on the site, and the museum in the nearby Kibbutz, Ayelet HaShahar, home to various archaeological findings. Other artifacts are displayed in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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Topics: Israel Travel

How to preserve battery life in your electronics while travelling

Posted by Gil Travel on December 31, 2018

Smartphones, tablets and other similar gadgets have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. We use it to stay in touch with our friends and family, to organize our business and private routines, to have fun and to capture various moments in our lives, big and small. All these activities take their toll on the device’s battery, and when you’re on a tour to Israel, for example, and not planning on getting near a charger for most of the day, keeping your electronics alive is an even bigger challenge. And you’d definitely need your little gadgety companion to immortalize those beautiful moments of travel or to find your way around, with the help of a map app.

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Top Sights in Wonderful Akko

Posted by Gil Travel on December 27, 2018

Akko is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the Middle Bronze Age. Its location at Haifa Bay is extremely important – it has both sea and land routes traditionally vital for commerce, and it’s also home to one of Israel’ rare natural harbors. Many historical figures, such as Marco Polo, many scholars, artists, writers, travelers, merchants, pilgrims, and mystics, all walked on the roads of Akko. It’s an amazing town with a long and powerful history, witnessed by its still-standing minarets, church domes, fortifications, moats, bastions, and numerous other edifices. So what are the top sights in Akko you absolutely must see on an escorted tour to Israel? Let’s have a look!

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Topics: Israel Travel

7 Ways to Save Big on your Trip to Berlin

Posted by Gil Travel on December 20, 2018

Trips to major and very expensive cities can actually be quite affordable. If you know what to do and plan ahead where to go, you can save big on your trip to Berlin. There are many affordable places and activities in this city, and there are many more that are completely free! So here are a few tips on how to have a wonderful, but inexpensive time on your tour to Eastern Europe.

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Topics: World Travel

Movie Night: Cinemas in Tel Aviv

Posted by Iris Hami on December 17, 2018

 

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A Special Jewish Tour of Poland: Włodawa, Kock, and Kazimierz Dolny

Posted by Gil Travel on December 13, 2018

If you’re thinking about going on one of the amazing escorted tours to Eastern Europe, we recommend this special tour of Poland. These are towns off the beaten path, but they ought to be visited more because they have a significant place in Polish history and in the history of Jewish people. These places shouldn’t be overlooked. Instead, their traditions should be upheld and the memory of the communities that once lived here preserved.

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Topics: World Travel

Meet the Amazing Women who are Shaping Israel Today

Posted by Iris Hami on December 10, 2018

Meet the Amazing Women who are Shaping Israel Today

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Israel: A Technological and Economic Powerhouse

Posted by Iris Hami on December 6, 2018

Israel: A Technological and Economic Powerhouse

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