Tourism Info

How to Get Around During Your Israel Trip

Transportation Israel Map

What are the Options You’ll probably want to use a combination of ways to get around during your trip, both for convenience and cost. The possibilities include public transportation, taxis/cabs, hired cars with drivers, a guide who will transport you in their vehicle, or renting a car. Each method has it’s pluses and minuses. We’ll go through some of them ... Read More »

8 Money Saving Tips for your Israel Trip

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  Saving Money: When to Save and when Not to Save Everybody wants to save money. On your trip to Israel don’t get fleeced, but also don’t be cheap on the things that will really take away from your experience. Here are 6 tips on ways to save money and 2 tips on where to avoid the less expensive option. How ... Read More »

Choosing a Good Israel Tour Guide

A guide will take you to amazing places

Having a Good Tour Guide is Really Important! Israel tour guides have a bit of a bad reputation, reflected in this clip from the Simpsons. Courtesy of Aish.com Don’t Settle! When you are picking a tour guide, whether you are finding them directly or being referred through an agency, you need to make sure they are a good fit. The ... Read More »

Biblical Natural History Museum

Rabbi Slifkin Biblical Museum of Natural History, Hippo Skull

The Biblical Natural History Museum is the project of Rabbi Natan Slifkin. Rabbi Slifkin is affectionately known as ‘The Zoo Rabbi,’ for his great love and dedication to the animal kingdom from a Jewish perspective. It’s located in Beit Shemesh, halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, so it’s easy to work into many itineraries. A visit to the museum takes about ... Read More »

Western Wall Tunnel Tour

Western Wall Tunnel Tour

History At the Western Wall tunnel tour you can explore the full depth and breadth (literally!) of the most visited site in Israel. The Western wall is part of the giant platform Herod the Great built in the 1st century BCE (CE). The original purpose of the platform was to create a giant plaza for the rebuilt second Temple. However, after ... Read More »

What to do in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem is holy to three faiths and houses the holy sites and history of thousands of years. It serves as the capital of Israel, the seat of government, and is a modern, vibrant city. But if you find yourself wondering what to do in Jerusalem with so many options, it might be best to break it down into themes. What ... Read More »

Gush Etzion, Southern Gateway to Jerusalem

The Lone Oak Tree of Gush Etzion (Refael Yaniger)

Gush Etzion is a large collection of settlements in the Judean Hills, 15 minutes south of Jerusalem. Despite being ‘over the green line,’ there is almost universal consensus among Israelis that it is part of Israel and will remain as such under any possible future political arrangement. Why such a near-universal agreement on one group of settlements? It comes from ... Read More »