ISRAEL

Israel is a country rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. From the ancient city of Jerusalem to the stunning beaches of Tel Aviv, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are interested in exploring historical sites, tasting delicious cuisine, or simply relaxing by the Mediterranean Sea, Israel has it all. So come visit this diverse and vibrant country and experience all that it has to offer!

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a city with a rich history and cultural significance, making it a must-visit destination for travelers. From the ancient walls of the Old City to the bustling markets and religious sites, there is so much to explore and discover in this vibrant city. Whether you are interested in history, religion, or simply soaking up the atmosphere of this unique place, Jerusalem has something for everyone. Make sure to visit iconic sites such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Mount of Olives to truly experience the beauty and diversity of this incredible city.

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a vibrant city located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Known for its beautiful beaches, bustling markets, and lively nightlife, it is a popular destination for tourists looking to experience the rich culture and history of the region. Whether you're exploring the ancient port city of Jaffa, sampling delicious Israeli cuisine at a local restaurant, or soaking up the sun on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean, Tel Aviv has something for everyone to enjoy during their visit.

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Other Services

At Itaca Tours, we offer additional services to elevate your travel experience to the next level. We have partnered with various companies to ensure you have everything yo need for a seamless and enjoyable trip. 

First, you can request a SIM Card through Drimsim, ensuring you have internet and phone service wherever you go. This way, you stay connected with your loved ones and have access to maps, guides, and other essential travel information.

Additionally, thanks of our partner Ekta, we offer travel insurance options for your peace of mind.

Lastly, we have partnered with Radical Storage to provide secure luggage storage services. You can leave your bags in a safe location while you explore new destinations, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings around.

With these services, we aim to make your travel experience as convenient and worry-free as possible.

Tips to travel

Traveling to Israel offers a blend of ancient history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:

Visa Requirements: Check the visa requirements for your nationality before traveling to Israel. Most visitors are granted a tourist visa upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport or border crossings. Ensure that your passport has sufficient validity for the duration of your stay.

Best Time to Visit: Israel has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The best time to visit depends on your interests. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are generally considered the best seasons for travel, with mild temperatures and clear skies. Summer (June to August) can be hot, especially in the desert regions, while winter (December to February) is cooler but still pleasant for sightseeing.

Health Precautions: Consult with your healthcare provider regarding any recommended vaccinations and preventive measures for traveling to Israel. Pack any necessary medications and a first-aid kit. Drink bottled or purified water to avoid stomach issues, and be cautious when consuming street food.

Currency and Payments: The official currency of Israel is the Israeli Shekel (ILS). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in major cities and tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry some cash for smaller purchases and transactions, especially in rural areas and markets. ATMs are available in urban areas for withdrawing cash in local currency.

Transportation: Getting around in Israel can be done through buses, trains, taxis, and rental cars. Public buses are a convenient and economical way to travel between cities and towns, with routes connecting major tourist destinations. Trains operate between cities like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa, offering a comfortable mode of transportation. Taxis are readily available in urban areas and can be hailed on the street or arranged through your accommodation. Rental cars are available for exploring remote areas and scenic routes, but be aware of local driving conditions and traffic laws.

Accommodation: Israel offers a range of accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, hostels, and vacation rentals. In major cities like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Eilat, you'll find a variety of lodging options catering to different budgets and preferences. Book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons and major holidays.

Language: Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas and by the younger population. Learning a few basic phrases in Hebrew or Arabic can enhance your travel experience and facilitate communication with locals.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Israel's rich cultural heritage by visiting historic sites, religious landmarks, and museums. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, Masada, and the Dead Sea. Participate in cultural activities such as Shabbat dinners, falafel making workshops, and guided tours of ancient cities.

Outdoor Activities: Israel offers numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, including hiking, snorkeling, diving, and desert trekking. Explore nature reserves like Ein Gedi, Timna Park, and Ramon Crater to discover breathtaking landscapes, unique geological formations, and diverse flora and fauna.

Safety: Israel is generally a safe destination for travelers, but it's essential to stay informed about local security situations and follow the advice of local authorities. Be vigilant, especially in crowded areas and tourist spots. Respect religious customs and sensitivities, especially when visiting holy sites.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can have a memorable and enriching experience exploring the beauty, history, and culture of Israel.

Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State has four Travel Advisory Levels: Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions; Level 2 - Exercise increased caution; Level 3 - Reconsider travel; Level 4 - Do not travel

Level 3 - Reconsider travel to Israel

Do Not Travel To:

  • Gaza due to terrorism and armed conflict

Reconsider Travel To:

  • Israel due to terrorism and civil unrest
  • West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest

Country Summary: Reconsider travel due to  terrorism and civil unrest. Terrorist groups, lone-actor terrorists and other violent extremists continue plotting possible attacks in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Terrorists and violent extremists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Violence can occur in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza without warning.

It's advisable to consult your country's official travel advisory website, for the most up-to-date information and specific travel advisories related to this country. Additionally, register your travel plans with your embassy or consulate for assistance in case of emergencies.

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