For our Israel vacation, we spent 10 days traveling through the country. We ate great food, immersed ourselves in history, and spent time in the outdoors. This Israel itinerary had a great mix of all.
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Asia9 days / October 2017
Highs & Lows
The history and learning all the different cultures.
The struggles of the region.
As a lover of history, I have always wanted to take a vacation to Israel and specifically Jeruselum to experience in person one of the oldest cities in the world. We rented a car and drove throughout the country to visit as much as we could. I'm also a lover of sun, and good food and Israel did not disappoint. Also, there are so many amazing food options in this country. I highly recommend an Israel vacation.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Our vacation in Isreal was limited on time so I would have reduced our time in Acre to 2 nights and added 1 more night to Tel Aviv. Acre is very small and there is so much to see in Tel Aviv.
How was the food?
Mona in Jerusalem was beautiful and the food was excellent. Uri Buri in Acre had good seafood and was located on the waterfront. The food in Israel is amazing and is a vegetarian dream-hummus, pita, lots of roasted and pickled vegetables.
What tips would you give a friend?
Shops and neighborhoods shut down from Friday at sunset to Saturday sunset for Sabbath. Plan your restaurants and tours accordingly.
Tel Aviv was very warm, but Jerusalem was far cooler. In the mosque in Acre I had to cover my head with a scarf to enter.
Rented a car was very inexpensive and it was easy to get around the country. I'm glad we had it. All the cities were walkable.
How diverse the country is. We saw the desert, shopped high fashion in Tel Aviv, toured ancient ruins, visited the most significant religious sites, drove through wineries, walked the beach etc. There is so much to see and you can really tailor to your interests.
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