Jerusalem’s Pilgrim Road: 3,000 Years of History
Jerusalem's history ranges no less than three-thousand years, since the times of Israel’s second most famous king, David. The name of the city is said to be mentioned in antiquated Egyptian parchments dated roughly 1,900 B.C, and in addition at least 600 times in the book of Holy Scriptures.
Jerusalem tours in the holy land
The Jerusalem tours are classified under three broad aspects. These are--Jerusalem Jewish tours, Jerusalem Islamic tours and Jerusalem Christian tours. The holy land of Jerusalem was the venue of the medieval age Crusades. As a result, it is a paradise for those people having distinct fascination ever.
The Urban Experience - 3 Cities You Must Visit
Can't choose a location for your next trip? Looking for the perfect vacation spot? Let us help with 3 suggestions you won't be able to resist!
5 Reasons to take a Vacation
It's official: Vacations are good for you. Recent studies show that vacations are good for your health, your career and your family life. Looking for an excuse to go on vacation? We found some.
Israel Youth Hostel Association (IYHA)
The Israel Youth Hostel Association operates 19 hostels throughout the country - from Tel Hai in the north to Eilat in the south, which were all built with special attention to visitors' needs and an emphasis on proximity to nature reserves, historical sites and entertainment and recreation spots.
Tourism at Field Schools
The ideal accommodation that will give you a real feel of Israel is at one of the SPNI Field Schools scattered throughout the country. At a field school visitors can enjoy, in addition to a comfortable air-conditioned room, happy comradeship of travelers like themselves, close acquaintance with Israelis and their warm chummy attitude, the advice and recommendations of the staff, and proximity to nature – which is always within walking distance
Camping in Isreal
When you desire a real holiday out in the midst of nature, the perfect way would be lodging under the skies in a large tent with the glittering stars overhead, the sounds of the crickets and trickling water in the background, the cool breeze and an extraordinary magical feeling of being out in the countryside.
Kayaking and rafting on the Jordan River
One of the unrivaled delights for travelers in the north of Israel is the Jordan River, with its uniquely beautiful landscape and its historical, cultural and religious heritage. The most attractive way to enjoy this impressive river and its tributaries – the Dan, Snir and Hermon, is kayaking: an experience that combines total oneness with nature, physical activity and family or social bonding.
The International Birdwatching Center of the Jordan Valley
Once you have seen tens of thousands of storks, cranes or kites roosting in the fields, you will always want to come back to the northern valleys of Israel for a similar experience.
Israel National Trail
The I.N.T (Israel National Trail) is a hiking trail that combines previously marked trails and is marked along its entire length - some 1,000 km., from Beit Usishkin near Kibbutz Dan, in the north, descending to Taba border crossing at the red sea shore near Eilat in the south.
Cycling and nature trails are two of life’s greatest pleasures. It is only to be expected that a combination of both – biking trips – are a particularly popular pastime. Vibrant urban landscapes, peaceful hills, green valleys, tangled forests, commanding stretches of desert, alongside flowing creeks or on banks of the Jordan River – you will find sweaty, cheerful cyclists all over Israel.
Many pilgrims visit the Holy Land to “walk in the footsteps of Jesus,” but spend most of their time on a bus! The Jesus Trail, a 60-kilometer pilgrimage hiking trail in the Galilee region of Israel, aims to provide an alternative way of experiencing the sites on foot. The Jesus Trail connects sites from the life of the Jesus, as well as beautiful scenery and other sites of historical interest.
The phrase “Land of Milk and Honey” is mentioned 21 times in the bible. It is almost always mentioned to describe the Land of Israel. Even the Seven Species that are listed in the bible are special agricultural products of the Land of Israel and are significant in Israel’s rich agriculture.
The Druze community is one of the most fascinating ethnic groups that live in Israel. Their warmth, culture, well developed hospitality, colorful markets, authentic art, and of course their unique cuisine, all create a wonderful Druze lodging experience.
A popular Israeli song says that Israel is “a small country with a moustache, half a pin on the world map…” – but nevertheless, a variety of attractions can be found throughout its length and breadth, particularly in rural surroundings.
The small size of the country has an undeniable advantage: a short drive can take you to the heart of the countryside, to participate in one of the varied activities provided by farms, to enjoy a bike ride, to learn about the unique history of Israel, to celebrate at one of the many festivals, to hike a trail that winds along beautiful changing landscapes, and to end the day in a pampering zimmer.
Kibbutz Country Lodging
The kibbutz is a type of settlement that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, only here in Israel. Despite the many difficulties at hand the kibbutz provides a wonderful standard of living. In recent years country lodging has become widely popular on the many kibbutzim around the country, which offer peace and quiet, warm hospitality, breathtaking views and a simple but unique atmosphere.
Israel Country Lodging B&B– Zimmer
The word ‘zimmer’, originally from German, has become a generic name and symbol for many Israelis of a wondrous place and a particularly enjoyable vacation. Most country lodgings are situated in the heart of nature, and are the place to go if you want a calm pampering time away from everything
Boutique Hotels and Country Lodging (Zimmer)
A vacation in Israel is always an excellent pursuit – hospitality at a delightful boutique hotel or zimmer upgrades your pleasure, and creates an experience that is a dream come true.
Boutique (or “design”) hotels are relatively small but beautifully appointed hotels, popularized by the increasing demand for real quality: structures that boast a fascinating architectural style, luxurious rooms, inspired design, top quality art, a welcoming atmosphere and gourmet meals cooked by the best chefs.
Kibbutz Lodging Forum – Upper Galilee
Kibbutz lodging is a delightful experience that combines peace and tranquility with relaxing simplicity. A vacation in the Galilee – a beautiful region that encompasses spectacular panoramas and a magical atmosphere not be found anywhere else in the world – is always recommended. Combining the two – kibbutz lodging at one of the ‘Kibbutz Lodging Forum’ kibbutzim – assures a unique experience: perfect relaxation for the body and mind; breathtaking forests, mountains and streams; wonderfully satisfying Israeli breakfasts; meticulous well-appointed hospitality units; and an affordable price range
Romantic Country Lodging for Adults Only (no children)
A vacation in a zimmer is primarily a synonym for romance, an exclusive vacation for two. It is a blessed getaway, a place to be together to talk into the night, to cuddle under the covers, a loving and pampering dip in the Jacuzzi, candlelit dinners – in other words, an adventure for lovers!
Country Lodging with Pets
Many a romantic or family vacation would be less than perfect or impossible at all, because most country lodgings do not allow pets on the premises. This is a serious problem for people who do not want to part with their pet or have no other "pet-sitting' solution while they are away.