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Israel, the world’s only Jewish state, is located on the eastern Mediterranean and bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. A country rich in ancient history, its capital city, Jerusalem, is considered the cradle of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Pilgrims of different faiths from all over the world go here for spiritual quests and journeys, and Jews have considered Israel to be both their Promised Land and Holy Land. Many of its sites are important places in the history of Judaism, including the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock.

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Would you like to book a holiday to Israel? You can enjoy a wonderful holiday destination here. Some reasons to go here: a green nature, good restaurants, extraordinary museums and a surprising culture. There are many different hotels. A cheap budget hotel is available from €74,00 per accommodation. Would you like to enjoy a more exclusive hotel room? Then you pay an average of €201,00 per overnight stay. You can enjoy a sun holiday here. But it is also crowded in winter. Book your conveniently located hotel room in Israel at the lowest rate. Choose one of the hotel providers and find the best deals.

CountryIsrael
Capital cityJerusalem
Average hotel price€125,00
Official languageHebrew
CurrencyIsraeli new shekel (ILS)
Best travel timeMarch to May & October
Number of inhabitants9.038.309
Total surface area20770 km2
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (IST)
Flag AirlineEl Al
Central Airport Ben Gurion International Airport (IATA:TLV)
Government websitewww.gov.il

Useful travel information
Are you planning your trip to Israel? Below we offer some practical information. The capital city is Jerusalem. People pay here with Israeli new shekel (ILS). The Israeli time zone is UTC+02:00 (IST). The language(s) spoken here: Hebrew. They have about 9.038.309 residents. The country’s total land area is 20770 km2. As for power supplies: the mains voltage is 230 V, 50 Hz and the socket type is C / H. The phone code is +972.

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Popular regions for a hotel stay in Israel

Apart from its history and archaeological finds, Israel today offers exciting festivals, sandy beaches and colourful culture. The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra is world-renowned and draws audiences from all over; its local cuisine a mishmash of Asian and Mediterranean foods; and events such as the Red Sea Jazz Festival draw attention to an already-thriving Israeli arts scene. Folk dancing is also frequently performed for visitors. Israel has special areas where you can spend time during your holiday. Below you will find a summary of beautiful regions. You can then find an explanation and view the available hotel offer. Also explore hotel accommodations in Ukraine or Lithuania.

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Main attractions of Israel

The Dome of the Rock
Located at Temple Mount, this beautiful Muslim shrine encloses the rock on which Abraham nearly sacrificed his son, where Jacob saw the ladder to heaven, and from where the Prophet Muhammed ascended to heaven. It is one of Jerusalem’s best-known landmarks.

The Western Wall
Also located at Temple Mount, this is considered the holiest shrine of the Jewish world. The wall is the only remainder of the Second Temple of Jerusalem, razed in 70 AD by Roman forces under Titus. The tradition of slipping in prayers written in paper in the cracks of the wall has goes back 2,000 years.

City of David
Now named the Arab village of Silwan, this is the oldest part of Jerusalem. Biblical figures such as David, Solomon, and the prophets walked here, and the Song of Songs was inspired by its ancient gardens. It is best visited with a guide or on an organized tour.

Church of the Nativity
Tradition has held that this church marks the site of Jesus’ birthplace. It is the oldest surviving church in the Holy Land. According to legend, the Persians spared it during their invasion in A.D. 614 because of a representation of the Magi (fellow Persians) that decorated the building. It is held sacred by both Christian and Islam followers.

 

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Information about public transportation in Israel

Israel offers many options for public transport. A good domestic airport is Ben Gurion International Airport. Good transfers are available. The national flight company is El Al. They fly to different destinations. Possibly you can find a last-minute deal. On www.gov.il you can read extra details regarding: tourist tax, laws and regulations and passport control.

Getting There & Around

By Plane
Ben-Gurion International Airport is located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and serves both cities. Israel’s national carrier, El Al, has direct international connections to European and North American cities. Airlines that fly into Israel include Air France, Iberia, Thai Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways and Lufthansa.

Getting Around

By Plane
Arkia is Israel’s inland air service. They don’t fly on the Sabbath, but they have flights connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with Eilat and Rosh Pina.

By Bus
Buses run from early morning to late evening, and they operate until midnight in the major cities. Avoid traveling at rush hours (7-8 am and 4-6 pm). Most buses are only in service two to three hours before sunset on Fridays and on the eves of Jewish holidays. From Friday afternoon until Saturday evening, there is no bus service throughout the country, although there are partial bus services in the West Bank, Haifa and East Jerusalem.

By Train
Trains are cheaper than buses and the routes run through beautiful areas in Central Israel. Services can be suspended, though, due to conflict in the region. Check if services have resumed before you leave or when you arrive. Although the trains are old, their cabins are roomy and comfortable. They run on a daily schedule save for religious holidays and the Sabbath.

By Sherut
Sherut is a shared limo or van that goes from city to city or points within cities. They often go where buses don’t go. On Saturday, they are the only transportation available.

Average hotel prices

Israeli hotel prices vary widely (based on regio & type of accommodation). We offer a price estimate in the next figure.

Accommodation typePrices
Budget hotel€74,00
Normal room€125,00
Exclusive lodging€201,00
Full weekend€375,00
Meal (per person)€63,00
Normal rates for an hotel stay in Israel

Climate & Weather Forecasts July 2024

During summer, temperatures can hit in the high 90s, so dressing lightly is recommended. In the evenings, a sweater or light jacket is a good idea if you’re in higher elevations such as Jerusalem. The country has a Mid-latitude steppe and desert climate. The standard annual temp. is 20,5°C degrees. In winter it is a bit colder. Take into account about 9,4°C degrees. Summer can get pretty hot. Like 29,3 degrees Celsius. In the table below you will find the weather forecast for the next 7 days.


What are typical Israeli dishes?

Falafel and houmos are considered Israel’s national foods. Falafel are fried balls of mashed chickpeas, served inside a pita bread. It makes for a great vegetarian meal and will probably be the cheapest meal you can find. Houmos is a cream of chickpeas, onion, tehina , and olive oil and normally eaten with pita bread, tomatoes and olives. Sabich was brought to Israel by Jews from Iraq and has become very popular. It is pita bread stuffed with deep fried eggplant and a hard-boiled egg. For religious Jews, some McDonalds restaurants are kosher. Most Burger King restaurants are kosher too. There is a good coffee culture in Israel, with several popular local chains (no Starbucks). They include Aroma, Arcafe (more expensive than Aroma), and Elite.