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Israel is a West Asian country which has historical and religious significance for Christians, Jews and Muslims. The country is bordered by several Middle Eastern countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza Strip and Egypt. Israel tourism largely depends on devoted pilgrims who come to the holy city of Jerusalem to see the various historical and biblical sites in its Old City. Here, the Temple Mount complex is a favoured destination for Israel tours, where people can see the Dome of the Rock Shrine, the Al Aqsa mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Nevertheless, there is more to Israel tourism, thanks to its many beaches, and numerous archaeological sites and people turn up here in droves to see what the country has to offer. From a desert in the South to a fertile valley inland to mountain ranges in the north along with a coastal plane, Israel seems to have it all. One of the key draws in Israel tourism is the Dead Sea which is said to be the lowest point on land on earth.

The capital of the country – Jerusalem is a touchy subject for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Nevertheless, they all converge here to worship at various places which are significant to their faith. In the Old City, people head towards the Temple Mount where the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque are present. Both these are very important for Muslims while the Western Wall is a 2000-year-old stone wall where Jews come to pray although people of all faiths are welcome.

Meanwhile, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is believed to have been built over Calvary where Jesus was nailed to the cross. With so much rich religious history brimming underneath, Jerusalem is a popular tourist destination for obvious reasons. Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan city with its fresh vibe and lively nightlife will surprise you and help you unwind, with a glass of something cool at its golden beaches.

There is also the Tel Aviv Museum of Art which is a wonderful place to check out if you are a pursuer of arts. Hard to miss is the White City with a significant number of buildings constructed in the Bauhaus style. Haifa is yet another jewel in the crown of Israel. The lush green of its famed Baha’i Garden, a beautiful terraced garden with stunning symmetry, set against the backdrop of the impossibly blue Haifa Bay is a huge draw here. The Dead Sea, which is actually a large saltwater lake. It is said to be the lowest point on earth and has extremely salty water. These waters and its mineral rich mud have numerous health benefits and people come here often for various treatments or to just luxuriate in the spas.

Countries
Israel
Things to do
  • Beaches
  • Hiking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Ancient Synagogues
  • New Testament Sites
  • Nightlife
Cuisine
  • A mix of Jewish diaspora cooking combined with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences, Israeli cuisine is flavorful, fresh and healthy.
  • It incorporates many foods traditionally included in other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, so that spices like za'atar and foods such as falafel, hummus, msabbha, shakshouka and couscous are now widely popular in Israel.
  • Tel Aviv provides foodies with a diverse range of Middle Eastern dishes and some of the Mediterranean's finest bites, such as, Shawarma, Schnitzel,Falafel with pita bread, Shakshuka, Burekas, Hummus, Challah bread, Krembo,etc.
  • One of the rules says meat and dairy can never be consumed together, so there are different restaurants for meat and dairy foods, and kosher burger joints will never serve any topping containing cheese or bacon.
Costs
  • Budget: $100–180
  • Double room at midrange hotel (per person): $45–70
  • Meals of falafel or hummus, and supermarket picnics: $25 (per day)
  • Meals at midrange restaurants: $30-45
  • Travel by bus or sherut (shared taxi): $15
  • Private taxi travel: $30-45
  • Swim at free public beaches
  • Travel by midsize rental car or with guide: $120
Visa
  • Completed and signed application for a visa to enter Israel (Download the application for Visa to enter Israel​). Itinerary including plane ticket, and hotel reservation information or address of where you will be staying, Passport (must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of the stay in Israel), Two passport pictures, Health Insurance (a letter stating that you are fully covered for your international travel), Letter from Employer, stating that you are currently employed and will continue to work once you return from your trip, & Payment of the fee
  • The process takes between 5-7 business days and the visa is valid for 3 months from the date it was issued. Please send the applicationschedule an appointment over 4 weeks before the flight to Israel.
Season to Visit
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 04 Days - 07 Days

Known For
  • The Dead Sea
  • Tel Aviv Beaches
  • Banhai Gardens
  • Masada
  • Tsfat
  • Caesarea
  • Nazareth
  • Akko
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Beit She'an
  • Tel Aviv Architecture
  • Makhtesh Ramon
  • Golan Heights
Areas to Visit
  • Kiev
  • Lviv
  • Dead Sea

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