Israel Holidays

Israel Holidays

Jet off on a Middle Eastern adventure with a difference. From the dream-like beaches of Tel Aviv with their ever-stretching velvet sands to the rejuvenating resorts of the Dead Sea that simply ooze tranquillity and the beautiful port city of Acre with its incredible ancient ruins and magnificent mosques – Israel holidays have endless possibilities. Immerse yourself in the local culture, admire incredible scenery and spend time soaking up that gorgeous golden sunshine. This unique country offers a twist on the traditional sun-soaked getaway.

Why holiday in Israel?

Discover incredibly diverse landscapes ranging from the roaring head of the Negev desert to the depths of the mystical Dead Sea on this Middle Eastern adventure. A place where idyllic coastlines meet iconic religious lands and contemporary, colourful cities offering countless cultural experiences. These harmonious, holy lands offer something special for every visitor. Whether you’re after some rest and relaxation by the sea, a sunny city break with an extravagant nightlife scene or you’re a keen culture seeker with the hopes of exploring some famous historical attractions – this Middle Eastern paradise offers something for everyone!

Beaches in Israel

With a miraculous Middle-Eastern climate, boasting incredibly clear blue skies and a generous helping of glorious sunshine, the beaches in Israel are a real hotspot all year round. Beach lovers will be blown away by the amazing coastal resorts dotted around this country’s glorious shores. For an energetic slice of sunshine head to the Tel Aviv city centre beach, where you’ll find friendly locals, lively beachfront bars and watersports galore! Be sure to take a wander down the long seafront promenade here, where you’ll find plenty of succulent seafood eats and cooling tasty ice creams. Rest and relaxation more your thing? Discover the Red-Sea resort of Eliat, this little slice of paradise offers immaculate beaches, where you can waste away long afternoons with a good book and it’s also a super snorkelling spot too! For all those culture seekers out there Ashdod is the place to be, with its fascinating ancient history and many museums – it’s perfect for history buffs with a soft spot for a slice of sunshine.

Food and Drink in Israel

From cheap-and-cheerful street food eats to gourmet dining feasts, a world of culinary delights await in Israel. If you’re on a mission to discover the unique flavours used in these sunny lands. The best place to start is with the nation’s favourite – Falafel! This fried chickpea treat is packed full of herby goodness and is commonly served on a warm flatbread with a side of special Israeli salad. You can also tuck into many juicy grilled meats, matched with mushrooms and spinach for a succulent evening feast.
There’s nothing the locals love more than a catch up at a café, whilst sipping on a rich Arabic coffee. From family-run backstreet secrets to beachfront café’s with seafront views, it’s worth exploring the countries café culture whilst your here (and the pastries round here are pretty good too). Speaking of a sweet tooth, be sure to tuck into a slice of Baklava whilst you’re stopping here, the treasured Arabian dessert has never tasted so good! Another local speciality is Shoko B’sakit, which literally translates to chocolate in a bag. You’ll find the locals biting the corners off these curious looking bags and drinking the gorgeous chocolatey goodness straight from the source – no need for cups when it comes to this unique treat!

Visiting Israel

Seeking a spot of culture on your Middle Eastern adventure? Then you’ve come to the right place. Discover the holy lands of Jerusalem, the sacred capital city with a long and fascinating history. Visit the famous Western Wall, experience magnificent churches and enjoy immersing yourself in the heavenly atmosphere that hits as you arrive in this spiritual wonderland – it’s a memory you’ll treasure forever. Another attraction that ranks highly on tourists’ to do lists is to experience the unique waters of the Dead Sea. Located way below normal sea levels, these waters have a super high salt content, meaning swimmers will find themselves floating on the top of the water with ease. You have to experience this magical phenomenon for yourself! Nature lovers are also in luck, as there are many outdoorsy activities to get stuck into. Discover the nation’s incredible Gan HaShlosha National Park, where waterfalls, emerald lakes and fascinating nature await. The island’s Red Sea coastline is also a real snorkelling hotspot, with its tropical fish and rainbow coloured corals, you can spend hours getting lost in these wondrous waters.
If you’re the type to come to life as the sun sets, then you have to experience the incredible Tel Aviv nightlife scene at least once in your lifetime. From the rustic, open-air craft beer bars of Rothschild Boulevard where speakeasies and happy hipsters go hand in hand, to stylish wineries serving the latest samples fresh from the vineyards. But the party doesn’t stop here in this enthusiastic city. Head to the south of the city at around 2am to truly get the full Tel Aviv experience. Big name DJs, live music acts and crazy dance moves are just the start of what is sure to be a night to remember in these parts of town.

Useful Info for Visiting Israel

You can jet off to Israel in just over five hours from the London Gatwick and their clocks come in three hours ahead of us back in the UK. The local currency used is the Israeli New Shekel and the local’s official languages are both Hebrew and Arabic. British passport holders can visit Israel as a tourist for up to three months without a visa. We advise holders of other passports to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements. It’s also worth noting that during the holy month of Ramadan, many cafés and restaurants will close during the day, restrictions on alcohol sales may be in place, and hotel dining for non-Muslim guests may take place in private rooms. Playing music, dancing, and eating in public areas may also be restricted during this time.
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