Although it would take years to take in all of Israel’s historical, cultural and gustatory pleasures, you can manage a number of the highlights if you have only a week. This suggested itinerary will help you make the most of your seven days.
Lots of folks in Israel speak English as a second language, but it is always polite to try and use the native tongue Hebrew to get you through your day to day since it is polite and they appreciate it when visitors make the effort. Here are some helpful tips when approaching an Israeli.
There are more than forty national parks in Israel, ranging from archaeological sites such as Masada to sites of natural beauty such as Carmel National Park. As of 2005, Israel maintains more than 150 nature reserves, protecting 2,500 species of indigenous wild plants, 20 species of fish, 400 species of birds and 70 species of mammals. Some parks are located at archaeological sites such as Tel Megiddo, Beit Shean and Kursi, while others, such as the Alexander stream and Hurshat Tal, focus on nature and the preservation of local flora and fauna.
Unfortunately, there is always some level of political and civil unrest in Israel. The best thing you can do for the safety of yourself and for the benefit of having a nice trip is to check with any government travel advisory service as well as the Israeli embassy located nearest to you.
The Design Museum Holon in Tel Aviv is truly on the cities hidden treasures. Opened in March 2010, this futuristic looking complex is actually one of the foremost museums highlighting design and contemporary culture.