Our most recommended things to do in Israel
1. Tel Aviv: Happy Hour Bar Hopping Tour with Drinks & Snacks
Meet your friendly guide and fellow travelers at Abraham Hostel Bar. Start the evening with an Israeli style apéritif accompanied by tasty falafel and hummus. While you drink, listen to your guide give an introduction to the bar and nightlife culture in Tel Aviv before heading off into the city. A short walk from the hostel leads you to your first destination, a charming cocktail bar. Enjoy a selection of traditional and finely made cocktails, served alongside freshly baked bread, dips, and a delicious roasted eggplant. Once you’re feeling tipsy, time for the next bar, an anise themed venue. Boasting the largest collection of anise based liquors in the country, the bar offers a seriously flavorsome experience. Continue onto the next destination, a bar specializing in craft Israeli beers and Italian pizza. The evening ends at a cool and funky bar, currently hosting the best local artist...
2. Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, Red Sea & Dead Sea 2-Day Camp Tour
Explore some of Jordan's most spectacular sites on a 2-day, private tour for (1-7 people) from Amman. Day 1: Amman - Petra Depart Amman and travel south to Petra. Founded by the Nabateans, Petra is considered one of the wonders of the world. Located 139 miles (225 kilometers) from Amman, Petra was carved in stone more than 2,000 years ago. It dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Upon arrival, walk the narrow path of the Siq to discover the main entrance to the city. At the end of the Siq, see the Treasury (al-Khazneh), which was believed to hold countless treasures. Continue to the monastery and Altar of Sacrifice. Then, transfer to Wadi Rum in the afternoon. Spend the night in a Bedouin camp and enjoy dinner and some night time activities. Day 2: Wadi Rum - Red Sea - Dead Sea After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum by 4WD jeep. Wadi Rum ("Valley...
The magic places this country has to offer and our driver Khalil made this experience unforgettable. Khalil is a fantastic guide and he was always ready to help us with anything. He would show us the nicest spots for pictures and take us to the best places to eat at. He even surprised us with ice cream and drinks after a long visit at Petra. I was traveling with two friends and in just two days we managed to go on a hike around Petra, drove to Wadi Rum desert and rode 4WD and camels. We slept in bedouin camp and gazed at the shooting starts and at the sunrise the morning after. Took a dive in the Red Sea’s waters at Aqaba and had so much fun getting coated with the Dead Sea’s muds. This tour is a convenient way to explore the most significant places in Jordan if you only have a limited time to spend there. Although it is pretty comprehensive, be ready to pay extra if you would like to have guides and additional activities during your stops. Looking forward to visiting again!
3. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Dead Sea & Bethlehem Full-Day Tour
Explore the holiest cities on earth, either in a shared or private, customizable tour. Starting from Tel Aviv at 6:30 AM, travel to three of Israel's highlights. Start your guided tour in the "City of Gold." Visit Jerusalem's Old City including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Explore local Markets, Byzantine Cardo, and Western Wall. Next, embark on a tour of Bethlehem and witness the Church of the Nativity, the city where Jesus Christ was born. Those who are not interested in Bethlehem can instead opt to enjoy free time in Jerusalem while others explore Bethlehem. In the afternoon, begin heading east through the Judean Desert. Enjoy a journey to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and savor bathing and floating upon the therapeutic waters. At 4:30 PM leave the Dead Sea and return to Tel Aviv. Arrival should be around 7:00 PM.
Excellent guide and excellent day full of historical landmarks with unique stories. Thank you
4. Tel Aviv: 15-Minute Balloon Flight
For the first time in Israel, you’re invited to try out an awesome romantic/family experience, hovering over Tel Aviv in a balloon. This is a must for family vacations or birthday treats, and a special place to propose marriage. It also provides an awesome event for social occasions, with your balloon team doing their utmost to make your event unique and unforgettable. The balloon is located in Hayarkon Park, the biggest urban park in Israel and one of the biggest in the world. You will enter the balloon before rising to a height of 120 meters. You will then hover for 15 minutes during which time you will see Tel Aviv, as well as the nearby mountains and the sea. During the flight your pilot will explain to you what you see, and will answer any questions you have about the balloon. Your balloon will be registered in Israel as an aircraft with flight safety certifications provided by th...
It is quick and easy, not a lot to learn unless you ask the questions… However it is something to still do; especially if you’re not able to stay in a building that is tall enough for you to see across the city from the north to the south and along the water! The park that it is in is a beautiful park with paddle boats in the center, bike and running path all around...really enjoyed that walk to and through it!
5. From Amman: Dead Sea and Madaba Tour with Hotel Pickup
Begin your 10-hour tour with a drive from Amman to Madaba. Madaba is one of the oldest towns in the Middle East, and home to a number of churches. Many are now in ruin, but you can still see extraordinary mosaics from the 7th and 8th centuries. Visit the St. George and Martyrs churches, and later the Mount Nebo Church. Take in views of the Holy Land and the Jordan River Valley from the summit. Jericho is usually visible, and on a clear day you may see Jerusalem. Continue to the Jordan River Baptism Site, and then the Dead Sea for an amazing panoramic view. Stop at the Dead Sea Beach for an hour to relax and enjoy lunch, before heading back to Amman.
I just finished my tour and I definitely recommend it to every traveller that wants to discover Jordan. Our driver was amazing and we had a very good time visiting the religious sites and the Dead Sea. It's a unique experience that only Jordan can offer.
6. Nazareth, Tiberias & Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Tel Aviv
See the famous sites of the Holy Land on this amazing historical day tour! You will begin your journey by travelling along Israel’s scenic coastal plain via the plain of Armageddon to Nazareth. In Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph's carpentry. Traveling on, you will see the Mount of Beatitudes and Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha. Be amazed by the famous Sea of Galilee and the ruins of the ancient synagogue of Capernaum and the city of Christ. Finally, overlooking Tiberias, you will visit the site of baptism on the Jordan River, where you can have a baptismal service. You will return driving along the view of Mt. Tabor, the site of transfiguration.
It was really an interesting tour. Things to see are a lot but time spent on each attraction is enough for essentials. Pick up service and transfer very good. Filippo
7. Eliat: Coral Reef Snorkeling Trip with Instructor
Snorkel the underwater world of Eliat's colorful coral reefs, and admire the more than 10,000 different kinds of fish, sponges, coral and other sea creatures that live there. Take the option for an underwater photo shoot to take some great memories home with you, if you like. Assemble at the meeting point, and rent or purchase your mask, snorkel, and fins from the local partner's diving center. Then, set off an unforgettable journey to Eliat's coral reefs. Receive brief instructions on swimming techniques and equipment safety rules from your experienced instructor before plunging into the water. Capture the experience by ordering an underwater, digital photo shoot from the diving center, at additional cost. Make fantastic souvenirs with photos of your friends and family with the abundant sealife and vibrant corals in the background. Please note that you cannot touch anything while you...
Alex was a great snorkel guide and he brought us to part of the reef with all types of beautiful coral and fish. I really loved the Get your Guide experience and highly recommend it.
8. Eliat: Introduction to Scuba Diving
Experience a perfect trial for those who aren’t sure if they’d like to scuba dive or not. Choose from a 25 or 40-minute dive for a taste of the scuba diving experience. After arriving at the dive center, fill out a brief medical form and get a thorough briefing on the equipment you’ll be using. After a transfer to the dive site, you’ll be off and running on your diving experience. The dive begins with a 10-15 minute briefing by an experienced instructor in Russian, English, or Hebrew. Then, on the level that allows your head to stay above the surface, go through a few tasks designed to make you feel confident in the water and with the scuba equipment. After that, proceed to actual trial scuba diving. Your instructor will confidently lead you to the magical underwater world of bright coral and colorful fish, always next to you to assure your safety. After the dive, head back to the dive...
It was a perfect introduction into diving. the instructors were so nice and helpful. very calm as well.
9. Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Full-Day Trip from Tel Aviv
On this full-day tour of the Holy Land, enjoy pick-up from your hotel in Tel Aviv in a comfortable air-conditioned coach and travel along highway no' 1 to Jerusalem. You’ll be accompanied throughout the day by a knowledgeable, professional guide. You’ll enjoy a panoramic overview from Mount Scopus, overlooking the new city of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the old city. As you travel along the Kidron Valley, you’ll be able to take in views the Garden of Gethsemane as well as the walls of the city. On reaching the Armenian Quarter you'll enter the Western or Wailing Wall square via the local bazaar. You’ll see the Christian Quarter and the Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is considered to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus. You'll also walk along the 1700-year-old Byzantine Cardo, the main street, and ...
it was a great tour with omri and david,they were very experienced and helpful.Everything was great ,we had a very good time
10. Eilat Mountains: Sunset Jeep Adventure to Mount Joash
After pickup from your hotel, head to the jeep gathering point. From this point you'll ascend through the wadi along Nahal Solomon, Rehoboam Nahal, Jehoshaphat Nahal up to 725 meters above sea level on the way to Mount Joash. At a few stopping points, your guide will share stories about the history of the area. You'll also stop for a little picnic with pita bread with local labane cheese and a cup of herbal tea, before continuing up to the last point of your trip. From this observation point you'll be able to see four countries, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. After visiting Mount Joash you'll head back to your hotel.
Great jeep tour booked for the evening I arrived. Awesome way to start my 5 day get away in Eilat
Many tours are offered in Israel, from tours of Jaffa, the Dead Sea, or the Sea of Galilee to religious tours of the Holy City. Walking down the streets of Jaffa, one would find sidewalk cafes and the theaters. Israel also contains the street named Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried the cross.
One can tour the Judean Desert and even Nazareth. The Wailing Wall brings tourists from all over the world with the history of its biblical rituals of writing a prayer on a piece of paper and pushing into the holes of the wall. The Mount of Olives in Israel is mentioned in the New Testament about Jesus' teachings and His ascension into Heaven. Religion is as old as the state itself.
Jews, Christians and Muslims alike are a large part of the population. The New York Times has described Tel Aviv as a tourism destination with over 1.5 million visiting annually. With the many things to see and to experience one can quench their taste for excitement here.
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