Israel Travel Guide
Whether you're visiting Israel for its religious sites or cultural riches, there's a few things that are worth knowing before you head over there. To help you plan your holiday, our travel guide resources include a round-up of Israel's top destinations and an overview of the seasons so you can pick the right time to go. There's also a section on visas and security updates so you're fully briefed on the essentials, and in our Top Travel Tips you'll find more information on the currency, food, shopping, customs, tipping and more.
Must-see destinations in Israel for first-time visits from religious sites to cities
If you still needed more inspiration, here's a collection of our favourite travel videos
- From Beirut to Jerusalem
by Thomas Friedman
- My Michael
by Amos Oz
- Son of Hamas
by Mosab Hassan Yousef
Facts about Israel
- Israel is one of only two countries that began the 21st century with a net gain in the number of its trees
- Rivaling Silicon Valley in the States, Israel has the highest ratio of hi-tech companies in regards to its population
- After Tokyo and NYC, Tel Aviv has the third most sushi restaurants per capita
Israel Travel Advice for Canadian Travellers
The safety of our travellers is paramount and we closely monitor official travel guidance to Israel. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the Canadian Government Advisory before you travel.
Flying to Israel from Canada:
The city of Tel Aviv serves as Israel's main international transport hub and there are direct flights available from Toronto with Air Canada. The flight time is around 10 hours and this is the fastest option. Indirect options are often cheaper and airlines that fly to Israel from Canada include British Airways via London, Lufthansa via Munich and Turkish Airlines via Istanbul. The average flight time when flying indirect is around 13.5 hours from the east coast and 16 hours from Vancouver and the west coast. There are no direct flights from Vancouver to Tel Aviv at present. You can search on Travelocity for flight deals from Canada to Israel or speak to a local flight specialist.