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Where to Relax in Budapest

Posted by Gil Travel on October 4, 2018

Nowadays, more people than ever are seeking quiet places, away from the bustling streets of the cities, where they can slow down, relax, and just enjoy their surroundings, their meal and drinks, and the company of their family and friends. These types of places are very popular in Budapest, with both locals and tourists, whether they are in groups or are looking for a place to escape from everybody and unwind by themselves. If you are searching for such a place too, here are a few you must visit while on one of many wonderful Eastern European tours.

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Tastes and Aromas of Dubrovnik: The Best of Food and Wine

Posted by Gil Travel on September 27, 2018

Dubrovnik is a city of long history, fascinating culture, and great popularity, which joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in 1979. It’s also a food and wine heaven! Let’s see what wonderful tastes you can enjoy in Dubrovnik on your tour to Eastern Europe.

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Visiting the Most Important Holy Sites of Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on September 20, 2018

Israel is, among other things, a land of heritage, antiquities, long and complex history, and a land of religions. This country has a special significance for major Abrahamic religions, but also to those who consider themselves their successors, such as the Baha’i faith. While it’s very difficult to choose just a few holy sites as the most important, there are some that are always included in the best tours to Israel from the USA , and deservingly so.

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Beautiful Churches You Must See While on a Christian Tour to Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on September 13, 2018

Israel is a place of great religious and historical significance an extremely important place for millions of people across the world. No wonder then that there are mesmerising churches of great historical and cultural significance everywhere in Israel, from Roman Catholic to Greek Orthodox churches, from old edifices to modern structures. These architectural beauties are visited throughout the year and are packed during Easter and Christmas periods, welcoming all travellers who wish to enter. When on a Holy Land Christian tour to Israel, here are some of the most beautiful churches to visit.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Visiting Some of the Greatest Jewish Monuments in Eastern Europe

Posted by Gil Travel on September 6, 2018

It is impossible to make a mistake when choosing which monument to see while on a Jewish tour of Eastern Europe. There is truly a great number of Jewish monuments in this part of the world, and it is extremely difficult choosing just a few to highlight here, so we will be taking a closer look into some famous and some lesser known, but all extremely relevant memorials one ought to visit in Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic, respectively.

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Fantastic Places to See on the Israel National Trail

Posted by Gil Travel on August 30, 2018

For those who want to enjoy the beauty of Israel, of its nature, of its ancient and its modern sides, as well as meet friendly Israelis along the way and spend time with the welcoming locals in kibbutzim, learning about their unique culture, the Israel National Trail is a perfect opportunity to do just that during one of the best tours to Israel from the USA. This hiking path was inaugurated in 1995 and, being 1,015km long, it crosses the entire country, taking 45-60 days to complete. Its northern end is near the Lebanese border at Dan, while its southern end is Eilat, on the Red Sea. National Geographic listed it as one of the most “epic trails”. It is now divided into smaller sections that can be completed in a couple of days.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Rosh HaNikra Grottoes: One-of-a-kind Experience

Posted by Gil Travel on August 23, 2018

A visit to Rosh Hanikra is, without a doubt, an unforgettable experience that you cannot have in any other place in the world. This geological formation and its vast network of grottoes and caves are located along the Mediterranean coastline in the Western Galilee region, on the border between Israel and Lebanon. The enchanting scenery and the historical significance of Rosh HaNikra make it a place truly worth visiting.

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Fairy-tale Palaces in St. Petersburg You Must See to Believe

Posted by Gil Travel on August 16, 2018

We all dream of spending some time in fairy-tale-like castles, to walk below high gilded ceilings and over marble floors, to waltz in gorgeous ballrooms underneath grand chandeliers, or to climb grand staircases towards richly decorated rooms. If you wish to take a glimpse into the lives of the aristocracy and Russia’s rich history, there is no better place than St. Petersburg’s palaces. Many rulers had a place to call home in this city of turquoise, deep red, white, pinkish, and golden-yellow edifices.

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Jewish Heritage in Russia: Must-See Places

Posted by Gil Travel on August 9, 2018

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The history of Jewish people in Russia is long and complex. In 1913, the Russian Empire was home to the largest population of Jews in the world – between 5.3 and 6 million people. Even though the community thrived for centuries, Jews were deported to the Pale of Settlement. During the Soviet rule, some Jews converted to Orthodox Christianity or hid their identity, while others left the country. Russia is a very different country now, and Russian Jews are reconnecting with their heritage and reviving the culture. If you’d like to explore Jewish history of Russia on your escorted tour to Eastern Europe, here are some significant places you will visit.

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Fun Things to See and Do in Prague as Recommended by Locals

Posted by Gil Travel on August 6, 2018

Visiting famous tourist sites is a lot of fun for most of us. Yet, many of us would also like to explore the other side of cities we visit – that known only to the locals. Prague is the place of dreams, filled with castles, fabulous architecture, thriving art scene, celebrated beer, and much more, but it’s also the perfect city for those who are looking for places and experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. So, when you join one of many available escorted tours, you will have a chance to visit the following hidden gems recommended by locals, in order to have a unique and full Czech experience.

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Topics: escorted tours