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Israel Travel Destinations

Acre

Acre | Israel Travel GuideStopping at Acre is a must on any Israel tour. Located along Israel's northern coastline and part of the western Galilee region, Acre (pronounced Akko in Hebrew), is a fascinating mix of East and West, modern and ancient and one of Israel's most prominent archeological and historic destinations along the Mediterranean. Learn more

 

The Ayalon Institute

 Ayalon Institute | Israel Travel GuideThrill to the story of the Ayalon Institute on your Israel tour. Just south of Tel Aviv, in the city of Rehovot, is one of Israel’s most fascinating pieces of history and a testament to the bravery and resourcefulness of the Jewish citizens of Palestine during the time of British rule. Learn more

 

Banias

Banias | Israel Travel GuideOne of the four tributaries of the Jordan River, the Banias is one of Israel's most breathtaking natural waterfalls. Located in Israel's northern Golan region, the Banias -- or Panias in Arabic - originates from the top of Mount Hermon, flowing down to the foot of the mountain and forming the Senir River. Learn more

 

Beit Shean

Beit Shean | Israel Travel GuideStrategically located between the Jordan River basin and the Jezreel Valley, Beit Shean is the largest city in its region and the administrative center of the area. Visit this historically significant area, which has been inhabited since ancient times. Learn more

 

Carmel Winery

Carmel Winery | Israel Travel GuideInclude a wine tasting jaunt during your Israel tour, with a trip through the wineries of the Galilee, Judean Hills and Negev Desert. Whether traveling on a Jewish heritage tour, a private tour or even a family bar/bat mitzvah trip, you’ll all enjoy learning about Israel's ancient wine production history and experiencing this thriving industry in the present day. Learn more

 

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea | Israel Travel GuideAt some 14,000 feet under sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the surface of the earth. It is also one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, estimated to be nine times saltier than the Mediterranean Sea. Learn more

 

Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi | Israel Travel GuideAt the edge of the Judean Desert, close to the Dead Sea, is the desert oasis of Ein Gedi. With its natural springs, lush vegetation and rocky cave formations, Ein Gedi is one of Israel's most popular destinations, attracting hundreds of visitors annually who hike the extensive trails, admire the flora, search for desert wildlife and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Learn more

 

Gamla

Gamla | Israel Travel GuideGamla, known as the “Masada of the North” because of its similarly tragic story, offers stunning views, ancient artifacts, a breathtaking waterfall, and even a chance to cool off in refreshing pools. Learn more

 

Gan Hashelosha (Sahne)

Gan Hashlosha | Israel Travel GuideCool off at Gan Hashelosha on your family trip in Israel. Also known by its Arabic name, Sahne, this lush spot boasts both a natural swimming pool and waterfall that are fed by northern aquifers. Located at the foot of Mount Gilboa, Gan Hashelosha is a wonderful place to visit year-round as the water is naturally warmed and never falls below a balmy 80 degrees. Learn more

 

Mount Gilboa

Mt. Golboa | Israel Travel GuideVisit the Jezreel Valley and Mount Gilboa in the early spring to hike the trails and admire the flowering irises that blanket its slopes each year. Home to a unique species of iris, the spring blooms on Mount Gilboa attract hundreds of visitors annually. Learn more

 

Golan Heights

Golan Heights | Israel Travel GuideFor pastoral views and hills covered with trees, visit Israel’s Golan Heights. No Israel heritage or family tour is complete without a trip up north. A trip to the Golan helps demonstrate both the region’s strategic significance and its natural beauty. Connect with nature and leave the stresses of urban living behind. Learn more

 

Jordan River

Jordan River | Israel Travel GuideApproximately 100 feet wide and 200 miles long, the Jordan River is Israel's largest fresh water supplier. An important water source to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, it also feeds into Lake Kinneret - the Sea of Galilee - providing water for both drinking and agricultural use. Learn more

 

Masada

Masada | Israel Travel GuideClimb or cable up to one of Israel’s most inspiring historic sites, the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada. A critical place to visit on any Israel tour, the site rises to 1,312 feet above the Dead Sea and has become a symbol of freedom and self-determination for the Jewish people. Learn more

 

The Negev Desert

Negev Desert | Israel Travel GuideMeasuring more than 55% of Israel’s land mass, the Negev desert is a rocky desert bisected by wadis - dry riverbeds that flow briefly during winter rains - and enormous craters that are unique to the Negev. Bordered by the Sinai Peninsula to the west and the Arava Valley to the east, the Negev is a place of historical significance and environmental importance. Learn more

 

Netanya

Netanya | Israel Travel GuideNetanya, one of Israel’s foremost beach cities and tourist destinations, has a strange connection with Macy’s, one of the foremost department stores in the United States: both benefited from the involvement of Nathan Straus. Learn more

 

The City of Petra

Petra | Israel Travel GuideAn ancient city of the Nabateans, the Jordanian site of Petra has been declared a World Heritage Site and is considered one of the newer wonders of the world, given that most Western people didn’t even hear of it until 1812, when discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. Learn more

 

Rehovot

Rehovot | Israel Travel GuideFor a bit of science, visit Rehovot, established in 1890 on land owned by Zionist philanthropist Edmund James de Rothschild. Located just south of Tel Aviv, Rehovot is home to the world-renowned Weizmann Institute of Science, named for its founder, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, who envisioned a world-class scientific research center and would later become the first President of the State of Israel. Learn more

 

Roman Sites

Roman Sites | Israel Travel GuideThe Romans, in the 1st century BCE, conquered much of the known world from the Greeks; in Israel, the Roman era is generally considered to span the 1st through 4th centuries CE. Learn more

 

Safed

Safed | Israel Travel GuideMake a spiritual journey to this ancient city, located on a mountaintop overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Safed is one of Judaism's four holy cities - along with Jerusalem, Tiberias and Hebron - and is home to a vibrant and diverse religious life as well as a lively working artists’ colony. Walk its narrow winding streets and enjoy one of Israel's most picturesque cities. Learn more

 

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

Tel Dan | Israel Travel GuideOne of the most important water sources of the Jordan River, the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, located in the Galilee region of Israel, is one of Israel's most ancient and beauteous sites. A unique combination of nature and culture, walk its pleasantly shaded trails and marvel at the ancient finds dating to Neolithic times. Learn more

 

Tiberias

Tiberias | Israel Travel GuideNamed for the Roman emperor Tiberius, the city of Tiberias was built around 20 ACE by Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, as the capital of the Galilee region of Palestine. Following the capture of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple, Tiberias became a center of Jewish learning when the Sanhedrin settled in the area. Learn more

 

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