Israel Holidays 2019 / 2020
Be transported to the Middle East with Israel holidays. Sharing a coastline with the Mediterranean Sea, Israel also enjoys a warm climate throughout the year, especially in the summer months.
Israel seamlessly blends history, culture and heritage which in turn attracts the vast majority of its tourists. It’s city of Tel Aviv flaunts fascinating architecture, peaceful beaches and lively nightlife. Whilst Jerusalem is home to many interesting sights.
So, there is plenty to be enjoyed on an Israel holiday! From the religious monuments of Jerusalem to other historic sights like the Western Wall and Dome of the Rock shrine.
Things to do in Israel
Israel is a haven for history enthusiasts and culture vultures, and who can blame them! With a variety of sightseeing opportunities, a holiday to Israel is eye-catching to say the least.
- Masada National Park – Head to this park for a chance to check out a range of ancient ruins and sites including a visitor centre where you can learn even more.
- Sea of Galilee – A very popular religious sight, the Sea of Galilee is thought to be the place where Jesus performed miracles.
- The Israel Museum – Located in Jerusalem, this museum includes artwork and archaeological artefacts. It even features the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- Dome of the Rock – Situated on Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock is an Islamic shrine, although the rock itself is significant for both Muslims and Jews.
- The White City – In Tel Aviv, this area boasts stunning Bauhaus architectural works and I also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Israel family holidays
If you’re looking for a cultural getaway with the whole family, Israel holidays have a lot to offer. Whether it’s floating around in the Dead Sea or learning even more about the country’s popular, historical sites, Israel will keep every member of the family busy. Head to Old Jaffa in the Old City where you can walk around and admire the architecture and narrow alleyways. Plus, with a number of art and craft shops as well as art galleries, there’s more than enough to take in. With the Jaffa Flea Market, get your haggling skills ready as you search for souvenirs ranging from traditional crafts to jewellery. For a little bit more action and adventure, head to Timna Park where the whole family can go hiking or biking amid rocky landscapes. Israel has it all for a family holiday!
Israel history and culture
Israel has a rich and diverse history and culture, so much so, that it should be on the bucket list of self-proclaimed culture vultures. Israel flaunts a variety of ancient ruins and Roman marvels. There are tons of historical sites to explore in Israel and a combination of religious monuments highlighting Muslim and Jewish influences.
When it comes to having an unforgettable night out in Israel, Tel Aviv is the place to go! Whether you’re interested in pumping bars or lively nightclubs, Tel Aviv is becoming more and more popular on the nightlife scene. There’s small venues and bigger ones where you can party the night away. The city stays awake for the majority of the night, with nightlife hotspots picking up the pace around 2am and going on until the early hours of the morning. Israel’s bars are everywhere, but you might want to head to Rothschild Boulevard and its nearby streets for a good time. Enjoy a concert at Rothschild 12, soak up underground vibes at the Radio EPGB bar or head to Breakfast Club, one of Israel’s top nightclubs.
Israel holidays aren’t short of a beach, in fact, there’s a wide range of the country’s sandy shores for you to discover.
- Mineral Beach, Dead Sea – Israel is perhaps best known for the Dead Sea. At the Mineral Beach you can cleanse your skin in the mud and the sea’s other healing properties. It also has a very high concentration of salt in the sea!
- Tel Aviv Beach – A vast stretch of sand (around 10km) along the Mediterranean Sea attracts a huge number of tourists. In fact, this stretch is split into 10 different beaches, including Gordon Beach, Frishman Beach and Bograshov Beach.
- Caesarea Beach – Also known as Aqueduct Beach for its historical Roman aqueduct mark. This is a quiet beach hosting blue waters and soft sands. Completely free of busy restaurants and bars.
- Beit Yannai Beach – This peaceful beach is situated within a nature reserve offering visitors quite a rural setting as well as a great opportunity for water sports like kitesurfing.
- Herzliya Beach – Known as one of Israel’s quieter beaches, Herzliya also has all the amenities you need to spend the day here, including restaurants and beach bars.
Israel couples holidays
Couples will love holidays to Israel thanks to its diverse landscapes and fun activities. A day trip to the Dead Sea is always exciting with your loved one as you get an all-natural spa day to yourselves. Float in the salty Dead Sea and soak up all the minerals and health benefits that it has to offer. Plus, with mud baths, you can really go the full length when it comes to your Israeli spa. On the other hand, if you’re both history buffs and appreciate historical sites, you’ll love both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is home to a buzzing centre which hosts bustling markets, fascinating museums and lively nightlife venues. Sights like Mount Zion which features King David’s Tomb and the Dome of the Rock are not to be missed.
Israel’s fusion of cultures in turn creates an amazing fusion of flavours. You’ll also find that restaurants aren’t the only source of great food choices. In fact, street food and markets are highly popular in Israel when looking for a bite to eat. Enjoy everything from shwarma which consists of succulent meat stuffed in pitta to tasty cheese and vegetable pastries. Got a sweet tooth? There’s plenty of desserts to indulge in, including baklava, crepes and sahlab (a hot drink that’s rich and velvety).
People also ask
What is the best time of year to visit Jerusalem?
If you’re looking to avoid heavy crowds and bad weather, spring is a great time to visit. April – May enjoys mild weather as well as October – November.
What is the official currency of Israel?
The New Israeli Shekel.
How long does it take to get to Israel?
The flight time from the UK to Israel takes approximately 4 hours 45 minutes.