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ISRAEL TRAVEL GUIDE

A Guide to The Holy Land

View of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

From the legends of Galilee in the north to the beaches and coral reefs of Eliat in the south, politically charged Israel is a surprisingly diverse country. Along with exploring Biblical and archaeological sites, you can enjoy the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv, snorkel the Red Sea and hike the dramatic Wadi Kelt canyon. The country claims more museums per capita than any other in the world, and its dining scene, though relatively unknown to foreigners, is excellent. Whether you're in the mood for nature and adventure, culture and sightseeing or simple relaxation, you'll find it here.

SAFED


HIDDEN GEM
Palacio Domain
The 5,000-year-old city of Safed in Upper Galilee is among Israel's best-kept secrets. It is the home of the Palacio Domain, which blends the warm charms of an inn with the comforts of a larger hotel.

The lobby of Palacio Domain in Safed, Israel


TEL AVIV


Find reviews for Tel Aviv restaurants, including Gedera 26

WHERE TO DINE
Tel Aviv Restaurants
The Tel Aviv dining scene offers many options, from fusion dishes at Gedera 26 to French fare at Brasserie. Search for reviews and view our picks for the 10 Hot Spots for Dining in Tel Aviv.
Find the Best Restaurants in Tel Aviv


BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Tel Aviv

Founded in 1909, Tel Aviv is a unique city, where ancient ruins and modern Bauhaus landmarks provide the backdrop for thriving commerce. Organize your business trip with this handy guide.

Our Tel Aviv Business Travel Guide features top restaurants, hotels and attractions


ISRAEL


Hotel Spa Mitzpe Hayamim in Israel

TOP 10 DETOX SPAS
Hotel Spa Mitzpe Hayamim
The 37-acre Mitzpe Hayamim health farm overlooks the Sea of Galilee in Northern Israel. Among its many à-la-carte spa services, guests find Chinese, Thai, Indian and Shiatsu massage, medical pedicures and detoxifying beauty treatments.


TOP 10 HEALTH RETREATS
Carmel Forest Spa Resort
This relaxing hideaway overlooks the sea and is Israel’s largest and most luxurious spa resort. Here you’ll be pampered within an inch of your life, dine on healthy, kosher meals and enjoy a personal consultation to tailor treatments and activities to your specific needs.

Carmel Forest Spa Resort


Rest easy at King David Hotel Jerusalem

BOOK A ROOM
Hotels in Israel
Whatever your reasons for visiting Israel — whether it's to see the sights, do business or simply relax in the Dead Sea — there is a hotel that meets all of your needs. Be sure to find the perfect lodgings by using these reviews, ratings and room photos.


TRAVEL FEATURE
Israel for Families

From parasailing in Eilat to rafting the Jordan River to walking through the 2,000-year-old Alona Park tunnel, Israel delivers off-the-beaten-path places for adventure as well as lots to do for families.

A rafting trip down the Jordan River


A woman floating in the Dead Sea

NATURAL SPA
Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is rich in minerals but cannot support any life form. It does, however provide a restorative refuge for people who bathe in it. For more information, visit www.deadsea-health.org


For more information, visit the official Israel Ministry of Tourism site.

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