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Israel Holidays

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Introduction to Holidays in Israel

A small country with a lot to offer, Israel is a unique holiday destination jam-packed with a diversity of sights and experiences that guarantee visitors an unforgettable holiday.

Sites of historical and religious significance abound, with Jerusalem providing a natural focal point for many Israel holiday itineraries. Galilee, the Dead Sea and Tiberias are also must-sees for visitors with even a passing interest in religion.

But the culture of Israel is about more than just the past - as the country’s many galleries, museums and festivals demonstrate. There’s always something on somewhere - from the annual Jazz Festival on the shores of the Red Sea in Eilat to the major exhibitions on display in Tel Aviv and the spectacular Festival of Lights in Jerusalem.

Israel’s famous Mediterranean and Red Sea beaches provide the perfect backdrop to sunny family holidays. Tel Aviv is perhaps the ultimate combined beach and city destination, with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and party spirit that regularly spills over onto the shoreline. Elsewhere on the Mediterranean coast, Herzliya and Netanya are less well known but equally beautiful resorts, offering visitors peaceful beachside holidays.

Eilat, the only Red Sea resort in Israel, enjoys a year-round sunny climate and the dramatic landscapes that characterise the Sinai region. Fantastic diving and snorkelling opportunities await those keen to explore the world under the waves - and with Dolphin Reef, Coral World and a variety of other entertainment opportunities there’s plenty for all the family to do on dry land as well.

Those in search of a luxury pampering experience will find plenty of tempting options amongst Israel’s many deluxe spas, and none better than those on offer by the Dead Sea. The unique benefits of the mineral-rich waters, therapeutic mud and low UV sunshine of the Dead Sea area are well documented, and the spas that line the shore make the most of the natural resources on their doorstep.

As a small country with a well-developed infrastructure and good road system, Israel is easy to get around and is ideal for driving holidays as well as package breaks. Whatever kind of holiday in Israel you’re looking for - guided tour, city break, beach holiday, luxury getaway or a tailormade itinerary - we at Holiday Designers can help ensure that your experience is a pleasurable and memorable one.

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 Highlights of your holiday in Israel

  • Discover the timeless sights of Jerusalem - including the Old City walls, Mount of Olives, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Shrine of the Book.
  • Enjoy the cafe culture and cosmopolitan dining of Tel Aviv - and be sure to taste the delicious local felafel!
  • Marvel at the Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv that earned the city UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2003 and the nickname ‘The White City’.
  • Wander the streets of neighbouring Old Jaffa, where the historic winding lanes are lined with galleries and shops.
  • Dive with dolphins in Eilat, the original Red Sea resort.
  • Float effortlessly in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea - and then enjoy a pampering mud treatment in a local spa.
  • Visit the former Roman capital of Caesarea, where you can still see the remains of an ancient theatre and hippodrome.
  • See the Biblical sites located by the Sea of Galilee, including the Mount of Beatitudes (thought to be the site of the Sermon on the Mount) and Nazareth.
  • Relax on the shores of the Mediterranean in trendy Herzliya or peaceful Netanya.
  • Ride the cable car up to Massada, last stronghold of the Jewish rebels at the conclusion of the Great Revolt against Rome approximately 2000 years ago.
  • Take in the vast desert landscapes of the Negev and try some of Israel’s finest wines at one of the vineyards in the area.
  • Get a taste of Kibbutz living in a Kibbutz hotel.

 Note: Some images and descriptions within our Israel programme relate to areas under the control of the Palestinian Autonomy

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Location

Israel is located at the junction between Africa, Asia and Europe, with the Mediterranean to the northwest and the Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba) to the south. It is bordered by Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the East and Egypt and the Gaza Strip in the southwest. 

Climate in Israel

Summers in Israel are generally very warm. The Mediterranean coast tends to be hot and humid, while temperatures in Eilat are hotter but very dry. Jerusalem and central Israel are generally cooler, especially at night.

Spring and Autumn are pleasant - a little cooler than summer, but great weather for sightseeing. Evenings, especially in and around Jerusalem, can get cold.

Winter remains warm in Eilat, but is colder elsewhere in the country. January and February often see rain and, on occasion, snow. 

Very little rain falls during the other seasons, and in Eilat rarely at all.

Temperature Guide

 Average daily temperatures in degrees celsius.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dead Sea 20 22 25 29 34 37 38 38 36 32 26 21
Eilat 21 23 26 31 35 37 40 40 36 33 28 23
Jerusalem 11 14 16 21 25 27 29 29 28 26 19 14
Tel AvivHerzliya & Natanya 18 19 20 22 25 28 30 30 31 28 25 19
                         

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Highlights of Israel Tour - Tour Offers

Highlights of Israel Tour - Tour Offers

18 March 2018 - Prices from £1,099 per person, bed & breakfast*, on the Highlights Tour of Israel based on 2 adults sharing a room. 

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  • *Pay for BB and receive Half Board
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  • 15KGS baggage allowance per person
  • Transfers with meet & assist on arrival and departure
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • English speaking guide in air-conditioned vehicle
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Royal Beach Tel Aviv - 2017/18 Holiday Offer

Royal Beach Tel Aviv - 2017/18 Holiday Offer

27 January 2018 – Prices from £995 per person for 7 nights, Bed and Breakfast at the Royal Beach, Tel Aviv based on 2 adults sharing a room, including flights, 15KGS baggage allowance per person and private transfers.

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Beresheet Hotel Mitzpe Ramon - 2017/18 Holidays

Beresheet Hotel Mitzpe Ramon - 2017/18 Holidays

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Dan Panorama Tel Aviv - City Break Holiday Offer

Dan Panorama Tel Aviv - City Break Holiday Offer

01 February 2018 – Prices from £545 per person for 4 nights, Bed and Breakfast at the Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv based on 2 adults sharing a room, including flights, 20KGS baggage allowance per person and private transfers.

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Dan Panorama Tel Aviv - 2017/18 Holiday Offer

Dan Panorama Tel Aviv - 2017/18 Holiday Offer

27 January 2018 – Prices from £789 per person for 7 nights, Bed and Breakfast at the Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv based on 2 adults sharing a room, including flights, 15KGS baggage allowance per person and private transfers.

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