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 Travellers from the USA
Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs when planning your trip.
Flying to Israel from the U.S:
You can fly direct to Tel Aviv - Israel's international hub - from Los Angeles and New York with EL AL, the national airline of Israel, with a flight time of 14.5 hours from the west coast and 10.5 hours from the east coast. If you're departing from New York, Delta airlines also offers a direct route. There are a number of indirect flight options, which are often cheaper and involve one stopover. Some options include British Airways via London and United via Frankfurt. Check out Travelocity for flight deals from the US to Israel.