3 Most Amazing Things to Do in Israel

You can’t leave Israel without doing these things!

Israel is a very remarkable area for human history and the epicenter of three major monotheistic faiths. This land is an amazing place for a simple vacation and the greatest destination for a sabbatical. These 3 things to do in Israel are for anyone who wants to explore the local culture and for those who want to relax and unwind. Enjoy!


Stroll Around The Old Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem
Photo by Private Tour Guide Zel Lederman

The Old City of Jerusalem is the cultural heart of Israel. All the important religious sites of the nation are located here. You can’t leave the country without visiting the Western (Wailing) Wall. It is the holiest place for all the Jews around the world. The wall represents the only remains of the ancient Jewish Temple and nowadays millions of people come here to pray and to leave their letters between the cracks in the wall. The two other remarkable religious sites are The Dome of The Rock and The Church of The Holy Sepulchre. For Christians the most remarkable site is the Mount of Olives, which is known as the place where Jesus was crucified.

Besides all the religious places, The Old City is a great area to explore the colorful culture of Israel. Just walk around the famous street markets and bazaars, taste some street food and talk to the locals. The best way to explore the Old Jerusalem off the beaten path is to connect with one of TravelPapa Locals. These friendly people are always ready to show you around, they can help you with translation and interpretation and they know the best places to hang out.


Hang out in Tel Aviv


Tel Aviv
Photo by Private Tour Guide Nico The Guide

In contrast to The Old City of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv is the most modern and developed city in Israel. From the Mediterranean beaches to the crazy nightlife – this city is for those who are here to have the greatest vacation ever! Before the sunset you can enjoy some time in Jaffa – ancient city at the southern Tel Aviv. Some say, the port of Jaffa is so old, it was mentioned in the old testament. Stroll around its old narrow streets, visit the famous flea market and take lunch at one of the street cafés. They say that the most beautiful sunsets in Israel can be seen on the Tel Aviv Beach. It is the best way to complete your day. Take off your shoes, feel the sand between your toes and relax as the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea.

And when the night comes the fun starts. They call it “The City That Never Sleeps”, and they are right! Countless bars and clubs are open for you to stay up all night partying. You can join one of the local bar crawls or you can find a local to hang out with. These are the nights you won’t forget!


Float in the Dead Sea

Dead Sea
Photo by Private Tour Guide Nico The Guide

This area is remarkable for many reasons. First of all, the shore of the Dead Sea is known as the lowest point on earth (481 m below the sea level). But that is not the main reason why tourists love this place. The sea owes its name to the fact that no fish can survive in its salty waters. What is more interesting, this quality is deadly to fish but it can be healing for humans. Tourists visit these magical waters for their medical properties and healing abilities. Many people come here to relax at the beach and to cover themselves in the mineral-rich mud. One of the most unique features of the Dead Sea waters is that you can float naturally on them. Just chill out and relax as you float in the warm, salty sea.

Dead Sea is a must-see (no pun intended) for anyone who wants to visit Israel. Not only because of the relaxation you can achieve there, but because of history around this area. These majestic landscapes keep so many ancient stories. We recommend you this amazing tour around Jerusalem, Jordan River and the Dead Sea with a private tour guide to get the most out of your trip.

Don't forget, that TravelPapa has the best airfares to Israel. And we are always glad to help you with any of your trips!

Author: Pavel Malisev

Source: TravelPapa.com/PrivateTourGuides

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