Israel

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Name: State of Israel
Population: 8 million
Capital: Jerusalem
Language: Hebrew and Arabic
Currency: Israeli New Shekel (ILS)
Time Zone: UTC +2

Country Information
Despite its small size, Israel boasts an unbeatable amount of things to do that will delight every traveler’s senses. From religious sites and archaeological wonders to lively cities packed with history and nightlife and breathtaking natural landscapes that will leave even the pickiest of visitors awestruck.

Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world. Moreover, Tel Aviv was ranked as the top ten city for nightlife and described as the “capital of Mediterranean cool” by Lonely Planet. This tiny country is the Holy Place of Jews, Muslims and Christians and biblical places concentrate here. Float in the Dead Sea, get lost in infinite deserts, discover Jerusalem, party in Tel Aviv – Israel has something to offer to anyone’s tastes.

Climate
The northern part of Israel has a Mediterranean climate (hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters). The south and east have an arid climate.

The rainy season starts in October and lasts until the beginning of May, with the northern parts of the country receiving noticeably more rain than the south.

Culture
Israel is considered part of the Holy Land and Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahaism all tie up here. Tiny in size, Israel contains a vibrant history and mixture of cultures and personalities. Even though it was officially founded in 1948, the country’s history goes back to the beginnings of human civilizations.

The country boasts a mix of culture like no other, with a complex history to back it up and hence, it is a destination that has fascinated travellers and pilgrims for centuries on end.

Gastronomy
Israeli cuisine adapts many styles of Jewish gastronomy, namely Mizrahi, Sephardic and Ashkenzi cooking, brought by Jews from the Diaspora. Moreover, Middle Eastern foods such as falafel, couscous, hummus and more are popular in the country. Another great influencer has been the Mediterranean region, as many items common to the area are available in Israel and commonly incorporated into every-day dishes.

Kosher foods are also a big part of the Israeli cuisine. Kosher incorporates all food that conforms to the Jewish dietary law known as kashrut. For example, laws that form the kashrut prohibit the consumption of pork and shellfish.

Transportation
By Bus
Buses are cheap, fast, reliable and the most common public way of transportation for both Israelis and tourists alike. Note: From Friday at sunset until Saturday dusk (Sabbath), buses don’t run in most of Israel.

Another thing worth noting is that soldiers use buses to travel to and from their bases and it is not uncommon to see buses packed with soldiers who are often armed. This is normal and nothing to be afraid of.

By Train
The train system in Israel was recently modernized. You can expect a high level of comfort if travelling by train but in return, tickets can be quite pricey in comparison to bus fares. Note: From Friday at sunset until Saturday dusk (Sabbath), trains don’t run in most of Israel.

By Minivans or “monit sherut”
They are faster than normal buses and can be hailed from anywhere. They run during Shabbat.

For more information on Israel check out the Israel Tourism Board website here.

  • Jordan & Israel Adventure

    Israel, Jordan,

    12 people
    14 days
    Code: EESRC
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Delve into Israel and Jordan, holy lands rich with history and an oasis of delight and intrigue in the desert. This trip will see you wandering the immense ruins of Petra and exploring a ...
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  • Discover Israel & the Palestinian Territories

    Israel,

    12 people
    7 days
    Code: ENSI
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Undertake your own pilgrimage to one of the world’s great holy lands on this short but sweet uncovering of Israel’s highlights. Entrenched in the ancient but emphatically modern in outlook, ...
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  • Real Food Adventure – Israel & the Palestinian Territories

    Israel,

    12 people
    10 days
    Code: EUZF
    Activity and Adventure, Food and Drink Tours, Tours
    Discover the classic dishes and delectable delights of Israel and the Palestinian Territories on this Real Food Adventure. Savour shakshuka in Tel Aviv, feast on fish in Akko's Old Town ...
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  • Explore Egypt, Jordan & Israel

    Egypt, Israel, Jordan,

    12 people
    21 days
    Code: XESIC
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Egypt, Jordan and Israel are ancient lands that conjure images of river valleys, powerful Pharaohs, pilgrims and cities carved from stone. Dive headfirst into Cairo, sail up the Nile on a ...
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  • Coral Reef Project in Israel

    Eilat, Israel

    15 people
    7 days
    Code: 576
    Activity and Adventure, Environment Conservation, Volunteering Abroad
    Join the valiant efforts of conserving the beautiful coral reefs in the gulf of Eilat.On this exciting yet relaxing beach program, you will help maintain and preserve Israel’s cultural and ...
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  • Guiding People with Special Needs in Israel

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    15 people
    7 days
    Code: 310
    Activity and Adventure, Care Work, Volunteering Abroad
    Work with a local organisation to improve life quality of individuals with special needs in Israel.Regardless of age, religion, race or nationality, these locals have a right to high quality ...
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  • Culture Week in Israel

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    15 people
    7 days
    Code: 308
    Activity and Adventure, Cultural Experiences
    Learn more about Israel, bond with fellow participants, and immerse yourself in the local culture. This is your kick start week into a new country and its way of life!This week will take you ...
    From £1,150Member Price £1,035
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  • Animal Shelter in Israel

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    15 people
    7 days
    Code: 311
    Activity and Adventure, Volunteering Abroad
    Support animals in need at Israel’s oldest and largest operating animal shelter by taking care of abandoned, given up, and previously abused pets.This program is ideal for those who are ...
    From £850Member Price £765
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  • Desert Wildlife in Israel

    Negev, Israel

    15 people
    14 days
    Code: 444
    Volunteering Abroad
    Go on an incredible journey to Israel where you can be a part of the wildlife and environmental conservation initiative in the Arava Valley...On this exciting program, you will help maintain and ...
    From £1,300Member Price £1,170
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  • Food Distribution in Israel

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    15 people
    7 days
    Code: 312
    Activity and Adventure, Community, Volunteering Abroad
    By being a part of this community program in Israel, you can help any locals who cannot provide food for everyone in their family.In this program, you will be sorting, packing and distributing ...
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  • Essential Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories

    Israel, Jordan,

    16 people
    7 days
    Code: GEBB
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Start the fun times with falafel in Amman, cross the border into Israel and head for Jerusalem – see Masada, Jericho and Bethlehem. From here, it’s on to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee (it ...
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  • Epic Egypt, Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories

    Egypt, Israel, Jordan,

    16 people
    19 days
    Code: GEICC
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Egypt, Jordan, Israel & The Palestinian Territories – it’s the holy land trifecta and you’ve just been announced the winner.

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  • Journey to Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories

    Israel, Jordan,

    16 people
    11 days
    Code: GEJIC
    Activity and Adventure, Discovery, Tours
    Hang out in Amman, head to Aqaba for some Red Sea play and Wadi Rum for desert, and on to Petra for ancient amazingness. Zoom along the Kings Highway, check out some Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Tel ...
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