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Historical

When in the Arabic quarter located in the old city, you can walk the Via Dolorosa, the same road Jesus Christ walked before he got crucified. Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the place where Jesus died, was buried and resurrected. The main entrance to the old city, Jaffa Gate, is close to the Tower of David. The remains of this citadel is now owned by the Historic Museum of Jerusalem. The museum provides you with a full overview of Jerusalem’s history. In Galilea you can visit the old city Acre and the historic remains of Hazor and Dan. A visit to Yad Vashem is slightly more serious. This museum will confront you in an almost intimidating way with the terrible happenings of the holocaust, during World War II.

Museums

Lots of museums in Tel Aviv teach you everything there is to know about Tel Aviv's history, the country and all the different religions. Former houses of famous, historical Israelis can be visited as well as some beautiful parks and botanical gardens. In the Tower of David, which is the remain of an old citadel in Jerusalem, now accommodates the Historic Museum of Jerusalem. The museum provides a full overview of Jerusalem’s history. Besides historical museums you can also find great modern art museums. 

Religious buildings

Israel was the cradle of three world religions. Throughout the country you can learn a lot about the birth of Christianity and Jewism. Pay a visit to Nazareth and Bethlehem or one of the many other Biblical places. Going across the Arabic quarter in the old city, Via Dolorosa displays the road Jesus Christ walked during his crucifixion. Along the route you will find 14 significant points describing moments of his last steps. Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, it is the place where Jesus died, was buried and resurrected.

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Israel is a country of differences. The sunny south displays a miraculous underwater world in Eilat. At the Mediterranean coast you’ll find trendy Tel Aviv. Going inland you can discover multicultural Jerusalem. Historic and religious sights, stretched beaches and natural variety, that’s Israel. But above all, this sacred ground has been the cradle of three world religions. This you will see, feel and experience everywhere you go.

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Time zone
In summer +1, in winter +2
Visa
Not required
Vaccinations
Recommended
High season
March – October
Currency
Israeli shekel (ILS)

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Where to stay?

Israel is well-known for:

  • Sacred ground wherever you will go
  • Various activities
  • Multicultural everyday life

Keep in mind:

  • Very hot summers, especially in Eilat
  • The constant tension between Israelis and surrounding people and countries
  • Sabbath, the Jewish rest day, from Friday after sunset

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Tower of David
Historical

When in the Arabic quarter located in the old city, you can walk the Via Dolorosa, the same road Jesus Christ walked before he got crucified. Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the place where Jesus died, was buried and resurrected. The main entrance to the old city, Jaffa Gate, is close to the Tower of David. The remains of this citadel is now owned by the Historic Museum of Jerusalem. The museum provides you with a full overview of Jerusalem’s history. In Galilea you can visit the old city Acre and the historic remains of Hazor and Dan. A visit to Yad Vashem is slightly more serious. This museum will confront you in an almost intimidating way with the terrible happenings of the holocaust, during World War II.

Memorial at Yad Vashem
Museums

Lots of museums in Tel Aviv teach you everything there is to know about Tel Aviv's history, the country and all the different religions. Former houses of famous, historical Israelis can be visited as well as some beautiful parks and botanical gardens. In the Tower of David, which is the remain of an old citadel in Jerusalem, now accommodates the Historic Museum of Jerusalem. The museum provides a full overview of Jerusalem’s history. Besides historical museums you can also find great modern art museums. 

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Religious buildings

Israel was the cradle of three world religions. Throughout the country you can learn a lot about the birth of Christianity and Jewism. Pay a visit to Nazareth and Bethlehem or one of the many other Biblical places. Going across the Arabic quarter in the old city, Via Dolorosa displays the road Jesus Christ walked during his crucifixion. Along the route you will find 14 significant points describing moments of his last steps. Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, it is the place where Jesus died, was buried and resurrected.

The overwhelming Yad Vashem
Sights

Israel is a country where there are plenty of things to do and see. Jerusalem for example is a city with many faces. Take the old walled city with numerous historic, religious sights. Churches, mosques and synagogues show the different religions of people living here. You can walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ down Via Dolorosa and watch the orthodox Jews at the Western Wall. In modern, West-Jerusalem you will find the oppression of people during the holocaust at Yad Vashem. Besides religious and historical buildings, Tel Aviv has several museums. Furthermore other cities and places in Israel are worth a visit as well. 

Bauhaus style building in Tel Aviv
UNESCO

The city with most sights in Israel is Jerusalem, without a doubt. Yet nothing has be named a world heritage there. The well-known ‘white neighbourhood’ of Tel Aviv is. This area with buildings in geometrical forms and asymmetric details is the biggest neighbourhood built in the so called Bauhausstyle. Other sights on the list are the old city of Acre, the caves at mountain Karmel and the caves of Maresha. As are historical remains like Massada (with a nice view over the Dead Sea), Biblical settlements and the necropolis of Bet She’arim. The incense route displays the old trading route.

Little notes at the Western Wall
Local culture

Israel’s culture is a true jumble. History and religion can’t be seen separate from each other. Add Arabic traditions and a modern society and you get this cultural jumble. You will see it everywhere, in people’s clothing, how they treat each other and in their foods. Like in many other Mediterranean countries Israeli life happens in the open air. People are very friendly and some may offer you a free cup of tea. However, the cultural jumble also caused some tension. Therefore you will see relatively many armed guards in the streets.

Exploring nature
Active

A bit of the coast of Eilat the mountains and desert provide several good hiking and mountain bike trails. Various birds can be spotted and some very unique shaped rocks are worth seeing. While climbing or abseiling you can view the world from a different point of view. The Golan Heights are located east of Galilea. You can go skiing during winter or enjoy the colourful plants that bloom during spring. Climbing, abseiling, cycling and hiking are just some of all the activities possible in this area.

Starting the night
Bars & Clubs

And then, as the night falls, the buzzing nightlife in Eilat starts. Cosy terraces, nice bars and trendy nightclubs come to life, providing entertainment for everybody. In Tel Aviv you can have a nice meal in one of the outstanding restaurants. Traditional Israeli food or rather international cuisine, you will always find something you like. Following diner you might want to enjoy Tel Aviv’s nightlife. Try lounging at the beach while listening to relaxing music. At the city centre lots of terraces, bars and nightclubs are awaiting your arrival. In Jerusalem Ben Yehuda invites you to a bar crawl in which you will explore all the little side streets.

Tel Aviv
Beaches

In Eilat you can choose to stay on the beach and enjoy the sun. As the sun sets the sea displays mighty colours. Turn around and admire those colours in the sky, just above the mountains of Eilat. In Tel Aviv white sandy beaches stretch before your eyes, inviting you to relax and enjoy the sun. Tel Aviv is not the only beach along the Mediterranean coast to go to. North of Tel Aviv for example you can go to Herzliya or Netanya, or even a little more north to Caesarea. Once you are there, you should go to Aquaduct Beach. On the beautiful sandy beach the remains of a Roman aqueduct take you back to long lost times.

Colourful underwater world
Diving

Eilat and the Red Sea are truly a diver’s paradise. Clear, warm water, beautiful corals and colourful fish show a different sight every day. Impressive coral reefs, ship wrecks at the bottom of the sea, there is a lot to discover in the waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. When you are lucky some nosy dolphins will accompany you for a swim. Experienced diver, or beginner, Eilat offers lots of diving opportunities for everybody.

Local shop in bazar
Shopping

Apart from the museums and churches you should find your way to the shopping streets in Tel Aviv. The newest designer clothes, luxury brands and fashion designed by local talents you can buy it all in trendy and hip shops. Carmel Market is the largest fruit and vegetable market of the city, famous for its outstanding ‘borekas’. A filled, salty pie, once adopted from Turkey. Nearby you will find an arts and crafts market, where people sell their own handcrafts. The Jaffa Flea Market is a showroom case flea market. In the new city, western Jerusalem, you feel as if you travelled in a time machine, all of a sudden you are in the present. Go to the neighbourhoods Emek Refa’im and Mannilla to visit galleries, fashionable shops and hip bars.

Windsurfing along the coast
Water sports

At the beaches along the Mediterranean coast you can practice several water sports. In Eilat you can let the wind blow you across the water. Wind and kite surfing can be done almost every day, as can be sailing. There will always be enough wind and there are lots of facilities where you can rent your gear. Never surfed or sailed before? No problem, you can learn everything and Eilat has some of the best teachers.

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