Israel Travel Guide

Israel is a country with a rich history and mainly due to religious interest this destination has long been a popular destination for years. There is history around every corner with holy sites located throughout the country. From sightseeing in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, seeing the spectacular Galilee lake to visiting ancient Bethlehem, there are so many places to visit and things you can do. If you would like to visit Israel view our travel ideas today.


 
 

Things to Do & Travel Ideas in Israel

Find activities, experiences, travel packages, backpacking ideas, eco & adventure holidays in Israel.

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Israel Destination Guide

Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting Israel.

  • Population: 7,950,000 (approx)
  • Area: 20,700 km2
  • Currency: Israeli Shekel
  • Capital: Jerusalem (population 800,000 approx)
  • Language: Arabic / Hebrew + a lot of people also speak English
  • International Dialing Code +972

 

Top Reasons to Travel to Israel

  • Need some encouragement to book your flight? Check out our top reasons to visit Isael:
  • See incredible places like Jerusalem
  • Get close to amazing historic locations
  • Taste the local food
  • There are so many different experiences available

 

 

How to Get to Israel

Getting to Israel is fairly simple, you can even fly with Easy Jet from the UK and if you book in advance you will get a great deal on prices. Most flights fly into Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and from here you can venture out and see more of the country. From the USA to Israel take around 14 hours, some cheaper routes have stop offs.

 

Travelling in Israel

Thinking about booking a visit to Israel going backpacking to Israel? Search authentic holidays in Israel where you will get to travel like a local. We list travel packageswhere you can explore more of Israel and Palestine. Israel is a part of the Holy Land. Three of the world's major religions - Christianity Judaism and Islam – are tied to the region. Israel is one of the world's oldest travel destinations and there is plenty to do here. From the capital city of Jerusalem (a UNESCO World Heritage site) to the mountainous peaks of Mount Hermon and to the most vibrant city in the country, Tel Aviv, Israel has something to offer everyone.

A walk around Nazareth or seeing the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa is recommended whilst the beaches of Eilat and the stunning Negev desert scenery are a must see. You might be suprised to learn that Tel Aviv is one of the most popular party destinations in the world, there is amazing nightlife here. There are lots of different options where you can travel in a small group, make new friends and enjoy one of the most fun experiences of your life. Prices vary depending on where you would like to visit and how long you would like to stay. 

 

Israel Budget Travel Tips

  • General Advice: Israel is an expensive destination so you will need to prepare and have enough prepared inadvance. If you would like to visit Israel on a small budget then accommodation and sightseeing prices can be really high at peak times of the year e.g. Passover in April, Autumn festivals and also Christmas which is a popular time for overseas tourists.
  • Accommodation: Israel is a very developed country with great infrastructure for travelers, you will find hotels and hostels throughout the country but prices are not cheap. If you are looking to experience the country on a budget then it is difficult to find really cheap places to stay and you might want to join a program we have listed on our website as accommodation is included in the overall Cost. In cities like Jerusalem you can stay in the Old Town for cheap but this is not the most desirable area.
  • Food: There are lots of different options for eating out in Israel, throughout the country you will find cafes, restaurants, bars and also street food which is very cheap and tasty. There are lots of healthy options available too. If you are on a budget you might want to but fresh food from local supermarkets and makolets (local convenience grocery stores). Don't be afraid to try the local delicacies, and don't worry there is a range of worldwide food options available e.g. fast food outlets.
  • Sightseeing: Costs for visiting the tourist sights in the country can vary, some are free whilst others charge an affordable fee. 

 

Health & Safety

When thinking about visiting Israel images of violence and recent turbulence but this country is a very safe destination to visit. You will find Israeli people very friendly and open to meeting foreigners, most people speak English but learning basic Hebrew might come in handy. Always check latest travel advice before departing though and we highly recommend booking a tour where you will get everything arranged and also in-country support. 

 

 

      

 

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