A trip to the Holy Land of Israel is surely one of the trips that will remain in your most beautiful memories for a lifetime. The holy places that are visited on this occasion, as well as landscapes that are several thousand years old, will leave you breathless. However, before traveling, you will need to know some key things about the country you are headed to. So here are our few tips.
A Journey To Israel
Few places in the world are both a “hot spot” and an attractive tourist destination. Israel, with its developed religious, historical, health and rural tourism – is one such place. The diversity of its territory is amazing and delightful. In this country, there are as many as nine climate zones. You can see forests, deserts, mountains, but also the lowest point of the planet. This country also has four seas: the Mediterranean and the Red as well as the unique, Dead Sea and the freshwater Galilee sea. In winter you can ski in Hebron while in the summer you can admire corals, fish and dolphins in the Bay of Eilat. Israel is indeed a very special place on earth. Almost everything has been written about this country. You just need to see it.
Documents For Going To Israel
You certainly have to prepare the documents, however, the number of papers you need depends on the fact from which country you travel to Israel. Specifically, some countries have a visa waiver agreement. However, the authorities have the right, based on Israeli internal regulations – to deny entry to foreigners or to shorten the length of their visit. In this regard, due to high-security standards and prevention of illegal immigration, Israeli border authorities carry out a thorough screening and examination of passengers about the reasons for their stay. All these ceremonies and border crossings can take up to 2-3 hours, depending on the size of your group.
Less Known Rules
Rather than a stamp in your visa, the customs assistant gives you a little light blue “Stay permit” paper document. You must keep this paper until you leave Israel. On the back of such a document, it says that it serves as your residence permit. This standard was presented so that you would not have a problem visiting some countries like Malaysia – which are not extremely glad that you have been to Israel. Therefore, the authorities have chosen not to strike the stamp on the visa. However, if you have any doubts about the conditions of travel, stay and employment – you should contact the Embassy of the State of Israel in your country.
This country is a beautiful and sacred place, but it can also offer you a true luxury, enjoyment of privacy and comfort – so you will feel as if you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. According to Golan Exposure, exclusive seaside resorts and condos are just a fraction of what this country has to offer. Numerous, almost ideal resorts can be considered your private oasis. If you love exploring, you can arrange a private tour, where on the return you will be greeted by friendly hosts with a cocktail in the yard, or you can go for dinner at one of the Arabesque restaurants. Israel is a truly amazing place – see for yourself.
Jerusalem is also called the “city of peace,” and it is the capital and central point of the visit to Israel. Its Old Town is completely built of stone, narrow hills, with tall, thick walls that, due to its turbulent past and present, divide this zone into a Jewish, Christian, Armenian and Muslim neighborhood. The central part of the Old Town is where the famous Solomon Temple once stood. In its place are now rising two Islamic shrines – the Golden Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosque. The only remaining part of the ancient Jewish Temple is the Wailing Wall, in front of which a large number of people pray to God every day.
What you will notice first in Tel Aviv are the palm trees that are everywhere. There is also plenty of green space, especially in front of apartment buildings where you can see some really small gardens. Since people here are very proud of their country, you will often see Israeli flags on the fronts of buildings. Modern architecture stands out amongst the huge buildings. The White City of Tel Aviv, or White city, is a term referring to the collection of over 4,000 Bauhaus or international style buildings in the 1930s when German Jews immigrated to the city. That’s why many architecture lovers adore Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv has thus become a city where most young people live, a huge percentage of those between 18 and 34 who are trying to succeed here. According to the Youthful Index, it has been named the best city for youth in the Middle East, ranking 14th in the world by a list led by New York, London, Berlin, San Francisco and Paris.
Other Israel Landmarks
Particularly interesting is the historic port of Jaffa, which carries a strong Arab heritage with elements of all Mediterranean styles. Bethlehem, the birthplace of the Lord Jesus Christ, Nazareth with its historical heritage and the Church of the Annunciation, the Jordan River and the site of baptism of Jesus and finally the beautiful Netanya, a place on the Mediterranean coast – are just some of the unique experiences that await visitors to the cradle of spiritual culture and civilization. We must not forget the unique experience that is only possible in Israel – floating in the Dead Sea.
How Many Days Are Enough To Visit This country?
In five to seven days you can just feel a little of the atmosphere. So if you can – make sure you stay longer. We believe that Tel Aviv would appeal to every young person, while Jerusalem is more for the elderly and religious people – and those who like to learn more about the historical heritage of this country. Israel is an unusual country, a fusion of different religions and cultures – it is both progressive and traditional. Travelling to this country is like coming out of a screening of a good movie – where the end is not fully revealed but lets you decide for yourself what you watched. One thing is for sure: You will see a lot of interesting things and bring great impressions from a trip like this.