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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

Picturesque Rosh Pina: Things to See and Do

Posted by Gil Travel on July 30, 2018

If you are looking for picturesque alleys, cute cafés, and wonderful scenery, Rosh Pina is the perfect place for you. Located in the Upper Galilee, this charming small town neighbours Safed, and with Hazor, they make a three-city attraction famous for their rich history, spectacular scenery, light industry (things like consumer electronics or the clothing industry. It's less capital-dependent and more manufacturing oriented), and tourism. Rosh Pina was founded in 1882 by 30 families who emigrated from Romania, and it was the first settlement in Israel under the Baron Edmond James de Rothschild’s patronage. Rothschild built a synagogue first, followed by houses and schools, and this is what we know today as the old, lovely neighbourhood of Rosh Pina and a town of some 3000 residents.

Here are a few places in Rosh Pina you will be able to check out during an escorted tour.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Historical Places to Visit in Josefov (Jewish Quarter) in Prague

Posted by Gil Travel on July 26, 2018

While on one of the escorted tours to Eastern Europe, consider visiting Josefov. It occupies an extremely relevant place in the history of the Czech Republic. Located between Prague’s Old Town Square and the Vltava River, the history of this Jewish Quarter starts with the 13th-century order for Jewish people to settle in one region. Besides Jewish people from Prague, those banished from Moravia, Germany, Austria, and Spain settled here too over time. Huge parts of Josefov, aka the Prague Jewish Ghetto, were destroyed and remodelled over the centuries, but the most significant structures survived. Today they form the Jewish Museum in Prague, the best preserved complex of historical Jewish monuments in Europe.

Here are some of the places you ought to visit in Josefov.

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Topics: World Travel

Historic Sites and Landmarks in Warsaw Often Overlooked by Tourists

Posted by Gil Travel on July 16, 2018

Warsaw is a popular city to travel to, for many excellent reasons. Its long history and fascinating culture welcome all who wish to learn more about it, not to mention the delicious traditional cuisine. Also, it is getting increasingly easier for tourists from all across the world to travel to this metropolis full of hidden treasures to explore. But there are still quite a few fantastic, and historically significant places that are famous among locals, yet often overlooked by this city’s overseas visitors. Let’s learn more about some relevant places you can visit while on a tour to Eastern Europe.

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Topics: World Travel

At Last, Original Tips For Visiting Berlin

Posted by Gil Travel on July 9, 2018

Berlin is one of Europe’s most popular cities. Whether you are after exciting nightlife, rich history, or thriving arts scene, Berlin has it all. Still, before you travel to Germany’s capital during your next tour to Eastern Europe, it is good to pay attention to some pearls of wisdom shared by both locals and travellers in order to have the best experience you deserve.

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Topics: World Travel

The Romantic Side of Prague

Posted by Gil Travel on July 5, 2018

Prague is one of the most romantic cities in Europe, and you shouldn’t miss it while on a tour to Eastern Europe. You can go alone, with a partner, with family, or with friends; you can go there to enjoy the traditional food, long history, Prague’s museums and art, its splendid nature, or memorial sites, and this city will leave you in awe every time. Let’s look at some of the most interesting, beautiful, and historically significant structures and places that give Prague that romantic vibe.

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Topics: World Travel

8 Most Beautiful Nature Parks and Reserves in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on July 2, 2018

Israel is the land of deserts and seas, sand and rivers, and in those contraries, it is also home to numerous marvellous species of plants and animals, many of which are found in various nature parks and nature reserves across the country. You ought to meet some of these amazing creatures on your next tour to Israel, so let’s take a look at some of the places where you can do so.

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