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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

Best Non-Denominational Tours of Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on June 27, 2019

While Israel is steeped in religious sites, there is so much history, culture, architecture, and nature to see on a tour that doesn't have a strong religious focus. These are experiences you can have nowhere else in the world. Travelling through the deserts and plains, natural parks and coastal areas, you are bound to fall in love with the country. Plus, you are always escorted by a professional and highly knowledgeable guide who will tell you the story of a place and its inhabitants, and answer any question you might have. 

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Topics: Israel Travel

Why Arava Peace Road is the Perfect Driving Route

Posted by Gil Travel on June 20, 2019

There isn’t a more unique driving route than the one following the border between Israel and Jordan, called the Peace Road. The line between these two countries was drawn in the middle of the Arava streambed in 1922 during the British Mandate. In 1994, during the peace negotiations with Jordan, additional land and water disputes were solved. Today, the road is home to the diverse sites which reflect the history between the countries, as well as the richness of Israel’s natural beauty and local communities. Get ready to see breath-taking landscapes from the lookout points and meet the kind and hardworking farming communities along the way. 

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Topics: Israel Travel

5 Unique Road Trips to Take Only in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on June 17, 2019

It is next to impossible not to have fun in Israel. It really does offer something for everybody’s taste, and if you are a type of person who enjoys road trips, you have found your ideal place. You will get to experience the most unique sights, the most fascinating historical and artistic sites, the diverse nature and landscape – from the desert, over the cities, to the villages, and the sea – and you will get to meet the locals who will share their story and that of their ancestors’ in the area. An interesting fact: you can cross the entire country from north to south in about seven hours, meaning it is really possible to see Israel by car. 

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Topics: Israel Travel

Day Trip Options in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on May 28, 2019

Whether you want to see a new place in Israel every day, or there are a few specific sites you wish to explore, daily tours allow you the complete freedom to choose and customize your Israel adventure, creating the vacation you truly want. In addition to that, you get to meet new people every day, while enjoying yourself, learning, and becoming richer by an experience with each step. There is a myriad of superb day trip options to choose from while in Israel, and we’ll highlight just a few here.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Safed’s Must-See Museum Trio

Posted by Gil Travel on May 20, 2019

Safed is considered one of Israel’s four holy cities, alongside Jerusalem, Hebron, and Tiberias. Its Old Town is a brilliant gateway to a rich past and culture, with its narrow cobblestone alleys, medieval synagogues, and the famous Artists’ Quarter. In the 16th century, following the Spanish Expulsion, Safed welcomed many Jewish religious scholars and mystics, becoming the spiritual center of the Jewish world, most prominently of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). In order to fully experience this city, travelers must explore its history, carefully housed in Safed’s museums.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Best Budget Hotels in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on May 15, 2019

With so many fantastic options to choose from when it comes to accommodation in Israel, from luxury hotels to cute boutiques, finding an excellent budget hotel might seem like a difficult task. Luckily, it’s far from it! Whether you want to see Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, enjoy desert adventures or swim in the sea, amazing and affordable accommodations are available across the country, and here are our top picks.  

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Topics: Israel Travel

A Tour for Literature Lovers: Israel’s Literary Sites

Posted by Gil Travel on April 24, 2019

Israel boasts a great number of world-renowned authors and a Nobel laureate, and Israelis are among the world’s most voracious readers. Visiting the literary spots is the way to learn about a country and its people in a fascinating manner. You won’t learn about one author only, but about the numerous minds who gathered to this location from across the world, and about the immense relevance of Israeli writers, who’ve not only reflected history in their celebrated works but shaped the country’s culture and national identity.

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Topics: Israel Travel