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Enjoying the Many Cultural Wonders of Haifa

Posted by Gil Travel on January 23, 2019

If you’re planning to go on one of the brilliant escorted tours to Israel and you’re interested in history, culture, and amazing sights, then the country’s third largest city is the place for you. Haifa is located on the gorgeous slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea, offering the most wonderful views imaginable. It’s also a popular multicultural city where harmony and a blend of Arab and Jewish cultures are treasured. Haifa is full of cultural pearls for you to discover, but here are some must-sees for you to start the exploration.

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A Journey to the Past: Visiting the Awe-Inspiring Hazor

Posted by Gil Travel on January 3, 2019

If you wish to travel some 3-4,000 years into the past while on your escorted tour to Israel, we’ve got just the place for you! Hazor was a very important city, located in the Upper Galilee, in the southern Hula Valley, on the ancient trade route through Syria to Babylon, linking Egypt with Syria, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia. In the Book of Joshua, Hazor is described as “the head of all those kingdoms”. A major fire was caused either by Joshua or by the people from the lower city who rebelled, devastating the city, which soon collapsed. Today, you’ll find the Tel Hazor National Park on the site, and the museum in the nearby Kibbutz, Ayelet HaShahar, home to various archaeological findings. Other artifacts are displayed in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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Top Sights in Wonderful Akko

Posted by Gil Travel on December 27, 2018

Akko is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the Middle Bronze Age. Its location at Haifa Bay is extremely important – it has both sea and land routes traditionally vital for commerce, and it’s also home to one of Israel’ rare natural harbors. Many historical figures, such as Marco Polo, many scholars, artists, writers, travelers, merchants, pilgrims, and mystics, all walked on the roads of Akko. It’s an amazing town with a long and powerful history, witnessed by its still-standing minarets, church domes, fortifications, moats, bastions, and numerous other edifices. So what are the top sights in Akko you absolutely must see on an escorted tour to Israel? Let’s have a look!

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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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Beautiful Churches You Must See While on a Christian Tour to Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on September 13, 2018

Israel is a place of great religious and historical significance an extremely important place for millions of people across the world. No wonder then that there are mesmerising churches of great historical and cultural significance everywhere in Israel, from Roman Catholic to Greek Orthodox churches, from old edifices to modern structures. These architectural beauties are visited throughout the year and are packed during Easter and Christmas periods, welcoming all travellers who wish to enter. When on a Holy Land Christian tour to Israel, here are some of the most beautiful churches to visit.

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Fantastic Places to See on the Israel National Trail

Posted by Gil Travel on August 30, 2018

For those who want to enjoy the beauty of Israel, of its nature, of its ancient and its modern sides, as well as meet friendly Israelis along the way and spend time with the welcoming locals in kibbutzim, learning about their unique culture, the Israel National Trail is a perfect opportunity to do just that during one of the best tours to Israel from the USA. This hiking path was inaugurated in 1995 and, being 1,015km long, it crosses the entire country, taking 45-60 days to complete. Its northern end is near the Lebanese border at Dan, while its southern end is Eilat, on the Red Sea. National Geographic listed it as one of the most “epic trails”. It is now divided into smaller sections that can be completed in a couple of days.

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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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Top 10 Stargazing Spots in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on June 28, 2018



While Israel is more than beautiful and enjoyable during the day, visitors ought to witness the magnificence that is its night sky. Since there is little light pollution in these places, the moon, the stars, and all other celestial objects are clearly visible to the eye. This country has many amazing spots for stargazing for you to visit while on a tour to Israel, but the most beautiful are found in two extremely different areas: the desert and the sea.

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10 Reasons to Visit the Negev Desert

Posted by Gil Travel on June 18, 2018

The Negev Desert covers over half of Israel’s total land area, much of it uninhabited, but it has so much to offer to its visitors. Are you after some spectacular sites? Or ancient ruins? Maybe you just wish to relax, or you are searching for your next adventure. Look no further than the magnificent Negev that has it all. Here are ten of many reasons to include the Negev Desert in your next tour of Israel.

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6 Archaeological Sites to Visit in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on June 11, 2018

Given the country’s long history that spans thousands of years, its resilience and individuality, but also a great number of different rules it had been under, it is not a surprise that there are various and magnificent archaeological sites to explore on every turn. Here are six archaeological sites you might want to visit while on one of your tours to Israel.

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Topics: Israel Travel, Culture and Heritage