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  • One Week Tour in Israel: Robinson's Arch & Awesome Itinerary

    Jul 26, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The perfect confluence of ancient & modern culture, religion, cuisine, geography, architecture, art and archaeology.
    Cons: Summer heat; Lots of walking in the heat~ get in shape before you go!

    Summary: Our family recently returned from a week touring Israel, the Holy Land, followed by a week visiting Paris and Normandy. During our journey in Israel, my niece and nephew from ... read more

  • My Trip for Birthright: 10 Amazing Days in Israel

    Jun 27, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything.  Seriously.  The culture, the people, THE FOOD
    Cons: The heat can be brutal.  Some conflict areas.

    Summary: Last year, I was lucky enough to get accepted onto a program that sent me to Israel for ten magnificent days.  It was called Birthright.  For those of you who don't know, Birthright, also known as "Taglit," is a program in which people ... read more

  • Eating, internet / phones and things to do in Israel

    May 15, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, great activities, holy homeland Batman!
    Cons: You may end up spending more money than you thought you would!

    Summary: I love Israel! The first time I went I had this immediate feeling of ownership, like everything I saw was a personal possession of mine - the mountains, the rocks, everything was as familar as my own backyard.And it hasn't changed in all my trips in ... read more

  • Touring Israel

    Nov 30, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Jerusalem, the Galilee, Masada, the Dead Sea, a lot of interesting sites.
    Cons: Aggressive driving.

    Summary: We've visited Israel three times 2004, 2006 and during Christmas 2006/2007. Each time we visited Israel we visited several places and many of those places we returned to each time. This review is constructed as tour description covering ten selected ... read more

  • Holy Land

    Mar 30, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very beautiful and quite different country. I wish you very pleasant stay.
    Cons: a lot of military down the streets.

    Summary: For thousands of years, pilgrims and travelers have followed in the footsteps of the ancients in Jerusalem’s holy places and the country historic sites. Even if you are in Israel for a short time, Israel’s small size and modern infrastructure ... read more

  • Security in Israel

    Sep 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very safe, friendly people, nice weather
    Cons: Some minor inconvenience if you don't speak Hebrew, some searches/questioning at certain places

    Summary: I would like to post this review to provide better picture for people who are planning on visiting/will be visiting Israel in the near future. Here in USA, when we watch CNN/read our newspapers, it create the impression that it is very unsafe to visit ... read more

  • Another visit to JERUSALEM, by TRAIN, to SEE THE SNOW

    Jan 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Cons: I have NO cons for a day and visit like that. UNFORGETTABLE.

    Summary: While holidaying in Israel in 1997 and having a quiet time with the people I was staying with, -- I woke up very early on morning 17 March and on tv I saw live footage that snow was falling in Jerusalem "now". I decided immediately to go to Jerusalem ... read more

  • Amazing Trip of a Life Time

    Dec 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rich history, beautiful country, secure, good food, unlimited things to see and do
    Cons: Only minor things: Long flight, can be expensive (but well worth it)

    Summary: I made this trip about 6 months ago with my husband. We are not Jewish but not relgious in any way either. We flew from Denver to New York to Israel. We flew on El Al, which is Israel's national airline. I felt very secure on El Al. They are reputed ... read more

  • A Historic Guided Tour with an excellent guide

    Oct 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comprehensive, Good value, Informative, Educational
    Cons: Hot, Dan Pearl Hotel

    Summary: Our family of four ( 2 girls 10 and 12 y.o. ) went to Israel for 21 days, from June 25th through July 19, 2003. We chose to hire a private guide for the first 12 days. We were fortunate to have been able to arrange the services of Walter Zanger ... read more

  • You've waited long enough....

    Feb 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: living history, modern fun.
    Cons: the long, long plane flight.

    Summary: This is one beautiful, friendly country. The people are incredibly accommodating. The food is fresh and delicious. The sights are lifetime memories in the making. Whatever your background, whatever your religious beliefs, if you like to travel, this ... read more

  • Finding the Old-New Land: Zionism with an Attitude

    Apr 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An exciting land with a history that includes the wellsprings of Western religion
    Cons: Political and cultural crisis of conscience, including fundamental questions about tolerance and diversity

    Summary: Like so many others before and since, my first direct experience with the State of Israel involved landing on Israeli soil at Ben Gurion Airport amid a thunder of applause. I'm not sure why the applause caught me by surprise, but it was a ... read more

  • Ramat Hanadiv - Formal Gardens and Nature Trails

    Apr 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: wonderful way to spend time with family.
    Cons: Beyond the formal gardens, this area is not wheelchair accessible.

    Summary: There is much to see in the country of Israel far more than one opinion of material. Unfortunately, Epinions has done away with multiple entries in travel categories, and yet they only have 6 locations listed for the whole place. For the time-being, ... read more

  • 365 days of sun a year

    Mar 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Eilat: a beach vacation when it's cold elsewhere
    Cons: Can be hard to reach; extremely hot in summer

    Summary: Eilat, which looks across the water to Jordan and borders on Egypt, can provide a beach vacation when many places are having wintry weather. We visited Eilat twice last year, once when we were able to go into the water, another time when only the heated ... read more

  • Small Country, Big Sites

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: World History, site seeing, spirituality
    Cons: armed conflicts

    Summary: I was lucky enough to go to Israel on a 12 day guided tour in January 2000. Before I left, I was a bit concerned about the media's representation of the region. I thought there might be gun battles in the street or a bus I was riding would blow up. ... read more

  • Israel

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Biblical Interest
    Cons: Great deal of walking

    Summary: My wife and I visited Israel twice. The first time in 1974 and the second time in 1996. Israel is a small country packed with biblical sights through out the land. You can actually visit sights mentioned in the Old Testament and the New ... read more

  • Volunteer on a Kibbutz

    Nov 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: meeting other volunteers, free lodging, etc.
    Cons: work could be very menial, tedious

    Summary: Review Topic:  AccommodationsTravelling alone? With a friend? Don't speak any Hebrew? Go volunteer on a Kibbutz. Not only do you receive free bed and food, but most will actually pay you to stay there. What's the catch? ... read more

  • once peace is made...this is a MUST visit for everyone

    Nov 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: many historical sights, tons of fun, great shopping, great nightlife
    Cons: none

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewWhat do you think of when you think of Israel??? The first thing that comes to your mind is probably the bombings and such that you see on television. I was thinking the same thing before I went, and boy ... read more

  • Hints & Pitfalls to Avoid

    Nov 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A city not to be missed.
    Cons: Disappointment can ensue without proper preparation.

    Summary: Review Topic:  Practical InformationI have traveled to Israel twice, and have found some areas that may be of help to the new traveler to this most remarkable city. The Sabbath Day in Jerusalem is one of the most ... read more

  • The Holy Land

    Nov 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of fun things to do. You are never bored.
    Cons: Can be dangerous/expensive to get there

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewReview Topic:  OverviewIsrael is an amazing place to visit. There are 2 main reasons that I have heard for people not going there: Dangerous and it is too much of a religious place. First I am going ... read more

  • *Favorite International City Write-Off* B'Nai Broch, Israel

    Oct 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, spiritual place.
    Cons: Dangerous with all the political unrest.

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsI think it would be safe to say that for most Jews, a trip to Israel is truly a dream come true. Our dream came true in 1992. This article is part of the "Favorite ... read more

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