Israel for tourism is a unique country. Firstly, the Red Sea resort of Eilat is good for relaxing all year round; secondly, it is possible to combine the pleasant (that is, relaxation) with the useful, namely with excursions to the holy places of Israel. If we add to the first two points the possibility of healing the body weary of life on the coast of the Dead Sea, it becomes clear that this is where the Russians need to go. Importantly, it takes only four hours to fly to the country. Russian tourists are especially pleased with the presence of Russian-speaking staff in many hotels.
Most often, tourists who choose Israel as their vacation destination are offered holidays in Eilat. The company Ophir Tours has developed for its customers an unconventional version of a trip around the country called Four Seas. Continue reading
The diversity and contrasts of Israeli landscapes are especially evident in the famous Galilee.
… In the legendary waters of the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee – the origins of the events of biblical history.
… In historical and religious centers, from Safed to Nazareth, from Tiberias to Acre and Capernaum.
… In the picturesque corners of nature reserves with mountain waterfalls, swamps, bird nests and exotic wildlife.
… In majestic archaeological sites – from the Roman city of Beit Shean and luxurious baths in Hamat Gadera to many charming ancient mosaics and the Crusader fortress, located on a hilltop. Continue reading
Deserts make up most of Israel, but witty people call their state the land of four seas. Why go to Israel is a rhetorical question: everyone is looking for his own.
“Where are you going? They shoot there!” – we discouraged one friend from a trip to Israel. The conversation took place in October 2000, when the political situation in the Middle East sharply worsened and it seemed that a war was about to begin. But a friend was not timid. She went to Israel every year, for five years in a row, and was not going to change her habit. There is a category of people (nationality does not play a role here): once having visited Israel, they become fans of this country. The threats of terrorist attacks do not scare them – on the contrary, this is included in the price of the permit, increases adrenaline. Continue reading