Planning to visit Israel? Whether it’s for a vacation or a life-changing Christian pilgrimage, there are many things you need to know and consider before getting an Israel tour package to get the most out of this history-rich nation. There are over a thousand tourist destinations in Israel given the colorful history of the country. By the time you start doing research on the internet in search of acquiring the best Israel tour package, we bet you’d be pretty confused what to get, where to go and what to do. Here are some questions to answer that will help you narrow down when, where to go and what to do in Israel.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Israel?
Israel undergoes four seasons and unless you prefer a winter vacation in Israel, opting for Spring and Autumn seasons would be the best time to go there when outdoor temperatures are pleasant throughout the country. Spring in Israel comes in April and May. Meanwhile, Autumn comes around September to October. The average temperature in Israel is around 73°F (23°C), January has the coldest temperatures which can be around 46°F (8°C).
Planning to Go to the Three Pilgrimage Festivals?
Planning to witness or join the Three Pilgrimage Festivals which are Pesach or Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot? This sacred festival doesn’t fall on the same dates every year since it follows the Jewish Calendar, not the Gregorian calendar which the widely used civil calendar in the world. If you plan to join and book for the festival next year, make sure to check the Jewish calendar and see its equivalent dates on the Gregorian calendar. Joining the Three Pilgrimage Festivals is said to be a life-changing experience. But before booking a pilgrimage Israel tour package for this festival, consider the nature of this holiday which tends to be chaotic. Jews in Israel would be on vacation throughout the holiday to join the festival along with the tourists. During this period, expect roads, beaches, parks, shops and public places to be very crowded.
Where to Go and What to Do?
You will have numerous choices as you browse through different Israel tour packages you can find online. You can categorize them by location or by the activity. If you plan on checking out the beaches in Israel, going to Tel Aviv to check out the beaches in Galilee would be your best bet. Also, you can head to the Dead Sea via a shuttle, tour bus, or rental car from Tel Aviv. It takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to get there. If you plan to visit biblical Israel tourist spots, Jerusalem is just an hour away from Tel Aviv. There are numerous biblical sites in the Holy City, Jerusalem, including Bethlehem which is the biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ. You can also find the Western Wall or Kotel HaMaaravi in Jerusalem. On the other hand, Mount Hermon offers great hiking trails and skiing.
If you are still confused what Israel tour package to get, simply start by determining when is the best time to go and visit then contact us so we can help you arrange your tour. We will hook you up with our friendly tour leaders that will help you narrow down your choices to experience the best of Israel!