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History in the Making

Posted by Rebecca Stern on December 1, 2020

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Fun stuff, Gil Travel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel

Two Men Walk Into a Dubai

Posted by Rebecca Stern on October 14, 2020

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Family Tours, Gil Travel, group travel

Dig Into History With VFI Plus Archaeology

Posted by Ellen Warren on September 10, 2020


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Topics: Fun stuff, Gil Travel, group travel, guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Senior Travel, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, escorted tours, volunteering

Gil Travel Group Travel Insurance

Posted by Gil Travel on April 3, 2020

In the last month, travel insurance companies are inundated with claims having to do with ramifications of Covid-19 – whether it be a cancelled flight, closed borders, fear of endangering health and fear of the unknown. Since this is an unprecedented situation, the rules and regulations of the insurance companies have become fluid and are adjusting in their favor given the circumstances.

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Topics: Gil Travel, World Travel

Visiting the Dreamy Town of Boskovice in the Czech Republic

Posted by Gil Travel on February 25, 2019

Boskovice is a small town situated just 30km from Brno. It is the most important town of the Moravia Region, one of the main historical regions of the Czech Republic, the other two being Silesia and Bohemia. Boskovice has numerous attractions, including an important historical center, a castle, a château, the Jewish quarter, a museum, many family wineries and a fantastic summer festival. Here are some of the things you can see in this charming town and just some of the reasons to include Boskovice in your tour to Eastern Europe.

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Incredible Synagogues Designed by Renowned Architect Lipót Baumhorn

Posted by Gil Travel on February 14, 2019

Lipót Baumhorn (1860-1932) was a Hungarian architect and one of the greatest figures in the world of the Hungarian synagogue architecture. He was born in Kisbér and graduated from the Technische Hochschule in Vienna, where he studied under Heinrich Freiherr von Ferstel, a vital figure in the late 19th-century Viennese architecture and the designer of the Votive Church. Baumhorn also worked in the office of Ödön Lechner in Budapest, which was another crucial period for the formation of Baumhorn’s recognizable style, as he adopted a part of Lechner’s characteristic style, but instead of the folkloric elements, he followed more standard architectural conventions, using patterns appreciated by various Jewish communities. In 1894, he opened his own office.

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Must-See Attractions in Český Krumlov

Posted by Gil Travel on February 11, 2019

Český Krumlov is a perfect place to include in your next escorted tour to Eastern Europe. It’s the second most popular tourist attraction in the Czech Republic, the center of which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a walled city where most of the architecture dates from the 14th through 17th centuries, notably in the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. The town has a lot to offer to its guests: magnificent religious sites, excellent galleries and museums, many great restaurants, hiking nearby Mount Klet’, kayaking or boat riding along the River Vltava, etc.

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Theatres in Tel Aviv You Must Visit This Autumn

Posted by Iris Hami on November 1, 2018

When it comes to theatres, Tel Aviv is a truly rich place. When you go on one of the wonderful tours to Israel, make sure to include as many of these splendid places of art and creativity as you can. From the country’s national theatre to small, avant-garde theatres, there is a place for everyone, and everyone is welcomed. You can see original Israeli plays in some theatres, but also international classics, contemporary hits, and cabarets in others. Either way, you are in for a treat. Let’s check out some of Tel Aviv’s theatres you must visit this autumn.

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Topics: Gil Travel, Israel Travel

A tale of two tours: Escorted tour or personal guide?

Posted by Gil Travel on February 25, 2018

Some travelers are adventurous spirits who prefer exploring new areas alone. They love privacy and don’t like to share a new experience with foreigners who happen to be at the same place and time. On the other hand, there are those who don’t like planning or navigating on their own throughout new places, so they let others do all the planning and organization. They either choose an escorted tour or privately tailored tour, so they can enjoy sightseeing without any worries.

Joining an organized tour brings lots of benefits, including more knowledge about the visited site (a tour guide provides all information about it), no waiting in lines to buy tickets, seeing more in one day because a guide will drive you from one place to another, the zero chances of getting lost, not finding the site, etc. Some people do not have enough time to research and learn a lot about the places and landmarks.

If in doubt which one to choose for your next trip, here are the differences and the pros of escorted tours and privately planned tours so you can decide which one suits your needs better.

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Topics: Custom Programs, Gil Travel, World Travel

Yvel Jewelry: A Prestigious Israeli Brand with a Lot of Heart!

Posted by Gil Travel on October 24, 2014

Gold rings with ruby and pearls
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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Fun stuff, Gil Travel, Israel Travel