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Must-Visit Kibbutzim in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on June 4, 2018

Kibbutzim are pioneering establishments, and the kibbutz movement is one of the most iconic in modern Israel’s history. Kibbutz is the Hebrew word for gathering, a notion that is extremely important to Israelis. The origin of kibbutzim is mostly agricultural. Many young immigrants from Eastern Europe that came from the early 1900’s toiled to cultivate the swamp land and make it habitable. As many came with socialist beliefs, they created entire communes. These were organized around agriculture and the idea that all property, including the fruit of their work, should belong to the community as a whole. That is why the results of their labor were equally shared by all members. From the 1970s, many kibbutzim were privatised. Today, kibbutzim export agricultural goods, cut diamonds, and drip irrigation equipment. Some offer tours, and others provide an authentic kibbutz experience with their living and work programmes.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, Israel Travel

Things You Didn't Know About Jerusalem

Posted by Gil Travel on May 31, 2018

When choosing one of many tours to Israel, one always desires to visit this inspiring place. Jerusalem is indeed a city of pilgrimages, but it is not only that. This welcoming city has so much more to offer to all different types of visitors, such as various cultural sites, art events, culinary experiences, delightful natural sights and, of course, a myriad of stories that form its history and that Jerusalem will tell to all who wish to listen.

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Topics: Jerusalem, Israel Travel

8 of the Most Anticipated Hotels Opening in Israel in 2018

Posted by Gil Travel on April 3, 2018

2018 brings new opportunities and amazing places to stay in when on your next trip to Israel. With a growing number of tourists each year, new hotels will be opened in order to provide the best service and ensure an amazing experience to all tourists.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Top Escorted Tour Destinations Worldwide / Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on March 26, 2018

Senior tours are a fantastic way to spend fun, relaxing, and educational time for mature travellers who want to enjoy life and leave the troublesome planning to other people. Escorted tours offer stays at the best hotels and meals at the best of restaurants, as well as visits to castles, palaces, and monuments of great cultural, historical, and religious value. Through this experience, the guests are led by educated and friendly guides.

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Topics: World Travel, Senior Travel, Israel Travel

3 Beautiful Synagogues in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on March 20, 2018

Israel has a myriad of interesting and educational sites, all included in tours to Israel for travellers to enjoy, so choosing just a few can be difficult. Still, if one wishes to see Israel’s edifices of great architectural and historical importance, one must visit the synagogues.

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Topics: Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

Port cities in Israel with the most breathtaking views 

Posted by Gil Travel on March 12, 2018

Most of Israel’s western border is the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout the centuries, some cities that were small ports grew into large and urban centers with rich culture. Nowadays, they are popular tourist destinations that offer many unique sites and lots of leisure activities. These port cities play an important role for the country’s economy. Apart from bordering with the Mediterranean Sea, the south of the country borders with the Red Sea. Eilat, the major southern port and the only Israeli city on the Red Sea, developed into a beautiful resort and one of the major tourist attractions. Other port cities like Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Akko, and Ashdod, buzz with tourists, and have various landmarks of historical and cultural significance.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Hitch a ride: your guide to Taxis in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on February 19, 2018

Planning a trip to any country requires detailed preparation. One of the things one must take care of is transportation. When going to Israel, one can count on taxis, as they are a very popular way of transportation. Many people in Israel do not own a car, and taking a ride by bus doesn’t fit their schedule, so they turn to taxis. The taxis are all modern cars, safe, and with reasonable, not only for locals, but tourists as well. Some of the tourists find taxis in Israel quite cheap compared to the European or American ones.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Top 7 Qualities of an Ideal Tour Guide

Posted by Gil Travel on February 15, 2018

One of the key factors for a high quality tour is having the right tour guide. A good tour guide must provide accurate information about the attractions, make sure the tourists see as much as possible and have a good time. A tour guide ensures his groups get informed and learn while they travel. He/she does everything it takes to deliver a quality escorted tour.

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Topics: Israel Travel

What to look out for when choosing an escorted tours company?

Posted by Gil Travel on January 10, 2018

Planning a trip can be overwhelming. It requires a lot of research and organization. To save time and avoid the stress that organizing brings, many people turn to tour companies who will do all the work for them.The company will tailor and make a detailed plan of a tour according to the client’s needs and wishes. Tourists can also join some of the already well planned and organized tours that provide an incredible touring experience at a more reasonable price.

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Topics: Israel Travel

7 Best Hummus Places in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on January 4, 2018

Maybe it’s difficult to understand the obsession locals have over hummus food, but once you try it, and after a couple of dishes, you will understand their craving. When on tours to Israel, be sure to check some of the best hummus places, try some dishes and who knows, maybe you too will become a hummus fan (if you aren’t already). This ultimate Israeli fast food made from chickpeas is full of iron, protein, minerals and vitamins. Even though it’s high in fat, most of it is unsaturated. This healthy fast food is definitely worth giving a try to get the most from your trip to Israel.

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Topics: Israel Travel