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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

A unique Cycling Mission in Hungary

Posted by Gil Travel on April 7, 2020

JDC On Wheels to Hungary and Romania, June 2019

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, World Travel

A Memorable Druze Experience

Posted by Gil Travel on March 31, 2020

The Druze are a minority group in Israel with a rich culture, history and culinary repertoire .  We’ll tell you more about the history, culture, villages, and amazing food so that we can meet these people and get to know their story through this written ‘journey’ across Israel.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage

A Mission destination that hasn’t been done before

Posted by Gil Travel on March 30, 2020

Delight your members with a Women’s mission to Amsterdam

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, World Travel

Easter in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on March 24, 2020

For numerous Christian pilgrims across the globe, there is no better place on the entire planet to observe Easter than Israel. Thousands of believers walk the footsteps of Jesus, relive his last days, and join together to remember his resurrection in this country, particularly in one of its most special cities – Jerusalem. What’s more, at the same time Christians celebrate Holy Week, Jews celebrate Passover, so this is a very exciting and special time for countless people who live and who come here. 

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

3 Ideas For an Unforgettable Bat/Bar Mitzvah Tour

Posted by Gil Travel on February 12, 2020

How wonderful would it be to spend one of the most memorable moments in a young Jewish person’s life in the country of Jewish history and tradition? How amazing would it be to have a bat or bar mitzvah tour in the land where so many have gone through this important ceremony, and in some of the most special places for Jews all around the world? Israel has such massive significance for generations upon generations of youth who’ve had their Bar/Bat Mitzvah here, surrounded by the people they love, together creating the most special of memories.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Bar Mitzvah / Bat Mitzvah, Jewish Heritage

Herod's Israel: An Architectural Genius

Posted by Gil Travel on February 7, 2020

Herod the Great is a king known for many things, good and bad, but he had a great gift for architecture. 

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Topics: Facts about Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

Israel's Culinary Hotspots For Every Gourmand

Posted by Gil Travel on February 4, 2020

Here’s a tour option for those who want to ‘taste’ the culture! All across Israel, you’ll find a myriad of cuisines, each with a great number of tasty dishes that speak of the country’s culture and history. It’s really easy finding popular spots with hearty meals that you simply must try, as they’re on every turn in every city, town, and village in Israel, but here are some of our recommendations for culinary hotspots to visit.

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Topics: Facts about Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

Israel's Famous Valleys

Posted by Gil Travel on January 10, 2020

Pretty much everything in Israel is special. Even valleys are not simply valleys. Many of these charming natural areas have both historical and religious importance, and they tell the travelers many vastly interesting stories. There are quite a few truly beautiful valleys to visit, but for this special ‘tour’, we’ve chosen four particularly interesting sites in Israel. Let’s visit each.

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Topics: Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage