Trip Planning

Holidays In Israel

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Planning Around the Holidays in Israel In planning your trip one of the first things you need to do is to select the dates for your trip. The rest of your plans will be built on this basis. There are a few things to be aware of when choosing dates, other than your personal considerations such as school vacations and ... Read More »

How to Get Around During Your Israel Trip

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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 »

Download Free Trip Planning Workbook

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The Insite Israel Trip Planning Workbook This handy workbook will help you to make the most of your time in Israel, save money, achieve your goals and have tons of fun. Sign up here and get your free copy. No spamming or selling your information. We promise. Read More »

Choosing a Private or Group Israel Tour

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What’s the difference? There are two main ways to do professional tours in Israel. One is to plan a tour, and then fill a bus with passengers and split the costs among them. The other is to hire a guide and transportation specifically for your smaller group, such as your family, friends or colleagues that you’re traveling with. Choosing whether ... Read More »

Planning Ahead for your Israel Trip

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When to Start Planning Starting to plan your trip to Israel 3-6 months in advance can save you a lot of headaches later. The more you plan ahead the more flexible and care free you can be during your vacation. It sounds counter-intuitive, but if you have solid plans it’s much easier to make changes and go with the flow ... Read More »

Choosing a Good Israel Tour Guide

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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 »