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The Tale of the Biblical Tels

Posted by Gil Travel on March 4, 2020

For all of you who love history and archeology, here's a perfect Israeli treat. Tels house centuries of fascinating history in each of its stone and ruin, each discovered object that somebody used ages ago, in each grain of sand that covered these cities in layers upon layers with each passing epoch, creating these settlement mounds. Now, let's all gather around and learn about these remarkable sites.

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel

LGBTQ Tour in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on February 26, 2020

Israel is certainly the best country in the Middle East for LGBTQ individuals to live, be it alone or with their families. People in this country are largely accepting and welcoming, while the government has been actively promoting social equality for LGBTQ people for more than a decade. What’s more, Tel Aviv has become one of the gay capitals of the world. Therefore, there are many types of tours available specifically for non-heterosexual individuals.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel, World Travel

If You Could Visit Only One Synagogue per Eastern European Country...

Posted by Gil Travel on February 17, 2020

There are many countries in Eastern Europe and each boasts their own Jewish history and amazing architectural wonders that are their synagogues. So it’s overwhelmingly difficult to choose just one synagogue in each country as the most important one for the visitors to see. But we looked at five super-popular countries of Eastern Europe, and we wondered which ones we’d choose if it only had to be one in each capital. It’s impossible to define any of them as the most important one or the best one, but here are some of the many historically central synagogues in Eastern Europe.

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Topics: World Travel

3 Ideas For an Unforgettable Bat/Bar Mitzvah Tour

Posted by Gil Travel on February 12, 2020

How wonderful would it be to spend one of the most memorable moments in a young Jewish person’s life in the country of Jewish history and tradition? How amazing would it be to have a bat or bar mitzvah tour in the land where so many have gone through this important ceremony, and in some of the most special places for Jews all around the world? Israel has such massive significance for generations upon generations of youth who’ve had their Bar/Bat Mitzvah here, surrounded by the people they love, together creating the most special of memories.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Bar Mitzvah / Bat Mitzvah, Jewish Heritage

Herod's Israel: An Architectural Genius

Posted by Gil Travel on February 7, 2020

Herod the Great is a king known for many things, good and bad, but he had a great gift for architecture. 

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Topics: Facts about Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

Israel's Culinary Hotspots For Every Gourmand

Posted by Gil Travel on February 4, 2020

Here’s a tour option for those who want to ‘taste’ the culture! All across Israel, you’ll find a myriad of cuisines, each with a great number of tasty dishes that speak of the country’s culture and history. It’s really easy finding popular spots with hearty meals that you simply must try, as they’re on every turn in every city, town, and village in Israel, but here are some of our recommendations for culinary hotspots to visit.

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Topics: Facts about Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

Famous Monuments of Dubrovnik

Posted by Gil Travel on January 29, 2020

Dubrovnik is an old city by the Adriatic Sea that has seen many cultures live in it, make trade deals in it, develop it, and create in it some of the world’s most amazing pieces of art and architecture. These have with time become the city’s most popular, but also most beloved monuments. Let’s check out just some of the many famous sites to see on a tour of this Croatian city.

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Topics: World Travel

Must-Visit Museums in Barcelona

Posted by Gil Travel on January 21, 2020

Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in the world, popular for pretty much everything it has to offer to its admiring visitors, including its charming architecture, magnificently rich culture, some of the world’s most celebrated art, popular cuisine, and much, much more. Granted, Spain has had its fair share of dark chapters in history, but Barcelona has been putting in effort to preserve both the best and the worst within the country’s history, culture, and art, so that each new generation of locals and visitors would learn about it all. Now, all the country’s many great and small – but nonetheless fascinating - accomplishments are housed in what are today some of the most renowned museums in the world. And we’re about to visit them.

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Topics: World Travel

Jewish Quarters in Eastern Europe

Posted by Gil Travel on January 14, 2020

All across Eastern Europe, we find many awe-inspiring Jewish monuments located within the Jewish Quarters in many different cities. Each of these quarters is home to very long histories of the Jewish communities that have lived in those cities for thousands of years. The stories and memories transferred by the monuments that remain in today’s Jewish Quarters are both joyful and tragic. Let’s take a look at just a few of many monuments we can see in Eastern Europe’s amazing Jewish Quarters.

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Topics: World Travel

Israel's Famous Valleys

Posted by Gil Travel on January 10, 2020

Pretty much everything in Israel is special. Even valleys are not simply valleys. Many of these charming natural areas have both historical and religious importance, and they tell the travelers many vastly interesting stories. There are quite a few truly beautiful valleys to visit, but for this special ‘tour’, we’ve chosen four particularly interesting sites in Israel. Let’s visit each.

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Topics: Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage