Visiting tourist destinations would be the first items on your to-do list when going for an Israel vacation. But did you know that apart from touring popular tourist sites, tours in Israel will offer other fun things that you can do to really experience Israel and make your visit memorable?
Several Israel Vacation Suggestions
- Get to taste the local delicacies. For sure, there is a local shawarma food store in your area or a specialty store selling Middle Eastern food, but eating and enjoying your favorite shawarma in the Middle East is totally different. You are getting the authentic dish as prepared from the place where it came from, right? You may also want to try the Broek as pastry filled with potatoes and cheese, or the hummus and pita bread too.
- Visit the local market and practice your negotiation skills. Explore the market with tours in Israel and look for that one special souvenir to bring home. Seeing the locals in their most natural environment would make you better appreciate the country that you are visiting.
- Learn some local words or phrases. Knowing basic words equivalent to ‘where is’, ‘how much’, ‘Thank you’, ‘Yes’, ‘No,’ and some greetings would come a long way and would make your Israel vacation memorable.
- Stop, relax and drink coffee or tea. Of course, you would want to visit lots of historical places. But too much running around will not make you appreciate the place that you are in. Try to visit a local café and order some Baklavas, coffee or tea and enjoy the moment. The best place to do this is to visit the Jaffa flea market for some nice cafes and some arts and craft wares.
Popular Tours In Israel
Of course, you already know that Israel is a Biblical Holy Land for Christians, Jews and Muslims since it is where the famous biblical land Jerusalem is located. It is also home to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock. Spend some time in prayer in the cracks of the huge Western or Wailing Wall and visit the place of the crucifixion. Explore the old streets of the city bazaar and be amazed by the old market lanes and rows of colorful spices and magnificent local wares.
Another thing to do on your Israel vacation is to visit the excavation site of the Tower of David where you will get a glimpse of the more than 4,000 years of Israel history. You might also want to swing by the Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center for a glimpse of a more recent history, or spend an afternoon at Yad Vashem, a memorial to more than six million Jews who died in the Holocaust. Tours in Israel will lead you to Yad Vashem, a home to vast library where you can find rare collections and resources that can help you deepen your understanding about Holocaust.
Of course, your Israel vacation won’t be complete without some fun and Israel doesn’t fall short in that category. The nightlife, cafes and beaches are abundant to make sure that you will get a good night indeed. Of course, tours in Israel will lead you to the Dead Sea, Baha’i Gardens in Haifa, mountain fortress of Masada and many more.