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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

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

Israel's Past Rulers and Where to Find Them

Posted by Gil Travel on January 2, 2020

The area of Israel has a millennia-old history and has been called home by numerous civilizations. Today, we can see their legacy and the remnants of their intricate cultures. How amazing is that? As we’re talking about many centuries of history, we won’t be able to discuss each period in detail, but we’ll still be able to see what immense impact these cultures had on the creation of the country as we know it today.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Facts about Israel, Israel Travel

Why the Jerusalem Winner Marathon Tour is a Perfect Choice

Posted by Gil Travel on August 20, 2019

For a truly unique experience in Israel, how about joining thousands of runners in the Jerusalem Winner Marathon, where you’ll get to enjoy the exciting course through the old and modern city of the beautiful Jerusalem?  If you feel excited at the thought of it, this special six days/five nights-tour is the perfect choice for you. But running the marathon is not all.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Jerusalem

Israel’s Artist Colonies and Quarters you Must See

Posted by Gil Travel on July 31, 2019

Israel has a deep love and respect for art and is not afraid to show it in every city, in every street, on every corner, and in its numerous galleries and museums displaying some of the world’s greatest artistic wonders created by renowned international artists and a great number of celebrated Israeli artists. Art is born and cherished through a myriad of mediums and in a myriad of spaces in this country, but some of the most fascinating sites where the creators converge to create and display their works are artists’ quarters, villages, and colonies. Let’s take a look at three such captivating places in Israel.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel

Wonderful Druze Villages in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on July 23, 2019

Some 143,000 Druze living in Israel are a unique ethnic minority amongst Arab citizens of this country. They speak Arabic language, and they also serve in the Israel Defense Forces. Druze are a religious minority too, but even though the religion of this community originated from Ismaili Islam, generally speaking, Druze are not considered Muslims. They mostly inhabit several lovely villages and multi-religious Arabic towns, particularly in the north of the country, in Upper and Lower GalileeMount Carmel, and the Golan Heights. Let’s check out a few wonderful Druze villages in Israel.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel

3 New Museums in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on November 12, 2017

No matter which country you visit, museums are an inevitable part of your tour. A lot of information about the history, culture, art, and archeology can be found in the country’s museums. When planning your tours In Israel, make sure to search for the museums and their artefacts. The list might go on and on and it’s difficult to make the right choice. To give their visitors unforgettable experiences, people in Israel invest a lot of money and effort to enrich museums’ collections and opening of the new, unique museums. On the list of the best museums in Israel, not all of them are founded a few decades ago.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Culture and Heritage

7 Artists in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on November 7, 2017

There has never been a shortage of inspiration for Israeli artists. Its rich history and political strife have served them to grow and deliver inspiring and rich works of art. Rich societal contexts and their deep engagement helped them flourish in various branches of art, from photography, painting, sculpture to performance and film. The 20th century gave many Israeli artists who became popular and renowned not only in their homeland, but also in the western world. Even though contemporary Israeli art scene has been overlooked for many years, it developed into a provocative and dynamic environment, interrogating political and national issues.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel

Introducing New Jewish Tours with Scholars

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on August 3, 2015

We at Gil Travel Group are very proud and excited to announce our upcoming collaboration with Adult Jewish Learning Programs in Princeton, NJ to offer the Jewishly-engaged sophisticated traveler a new option in worldwide education travel.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Senior Travel, Romantic trips

Jewish Heritage and History of Berlin

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on July 7, 2015

Overview of Jews in Berlin

The history of Berlin links closely with the history of the Jews. In fact, it was founded when the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I, in 1671, commanded 50 of the Jewish families expelled from Vienna to settle in Berlin. Today, Jews are once again weaving into the life and times of Berlin, but the heritage sites of Jewish past still remain significant in the history of the community.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Family Tours, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel