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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

Volunteering for a cause!

Posted by Ilana Blumental on August 17, 2020

You COULD just write a check. You COULD just attend an IDF-themed gala. OR you could pack your bags, fly to Israel, and work arm-in-arm with Israeli soldiers. Sweat with them, laugh with them, support their work with yours, tell them why you are there, and show them that you are also all-in in supporting the State of Israel. And when they look at you and ask, “You paid to be here? You paid to come and help?” you can smile and say “yes.”

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Custom Programs, group travel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Jerusalem, escorted tours, volunteering

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

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: Israel Travel, Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter Main Attractions

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on January 15, 2015

No matter which religion you practice, chances are Israel holds a great deal of historical significance to you. Many people want to go on a pilgrimage to view the sites they’ve studied in person. Jerusalem, in particular, holds much religious significance and is a site of many relics worth exploring for any tourist. While we have written on the history of Jerusalem's Christian Quarter, we want to go into more detail about the great attractions found there.

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Topics: Christian Travel, Israel Travel, Romantic trips, Jerusalem

Christian History of Israel: Mount of Beatitudes

Posted by Iris Hami on November 20, 2014

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Topics: Christian Travel, Israel Travel, Jerusalem

Main Attractions in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter

Posted by Iris Hami on November 5, 2014

Mount Zion


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Not far from the of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Southwest district of the Old City is Mount Zion, the place often mentioned in Scripture. This is where the Jewish Quarter of the city and Western Wall serve as the main attractions for locals and visitors alike. Read More

Topics: Bar Mitzvah / Bat Mitzvah, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Jerusalem

Christian Quarter of Jerusalem

Posted by Iris Hami on September 6, 2014

Brief Introduction to the Christian Quarter

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Topics: Christian Travel, Jerusalem

5 Must-See Christian Biblical Sites

Posted by Iris Hami on August 9, 2014

Jerusalem's 5 Must-See Christian Biblical Sites

From one end of Jerusalem to the other, residents and visitors alike can find themselves at any number of sites important in biblical times. If you’re looking for a bit of Christian biblical history in your sightseeing, consider these 5 locations.

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Topics: Christian Travel, Jerusalem

Singles Trip to Israel: Israel Insiders

Posted by Iris Hami on June 21, 2014

Israel Insiders: Perfect Singles Trip to Israel

Have you dreamed of touring Israel but put it off because you didn't want to travel alone?

Gil Travel has the solution for you! Our Israel Insiders Tour allows individuals to explore Israel with a group of like-minded singles.

In Israel, there are growing numbers of single individuals and fewer couples than in years past. Israelis use the term “seeking” to describe individuals who are looking to start a relationship. Because so many singles love to travel, we have designed a program specifically for them.  On the Israel Insiders Tour, scheduled for November 8-17, 2014, participants between the ages of 45 to 65 will meet the leaders of Israel’s high tech companies and start-ups, and spend time with a local journalist to learn about Israel’s present-day issues, while exploring the country’s cultural and historical sites. It's a perfect combination of mixing business with pleasure!

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel, Tel Aviv, Romantic trips, Jerusalem