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Israel Overview

Israel, located in the Middle East is a key tourist destination in the region and features long Mediterranean coast, smaller Red Sea coast and sprawling desert in the South and modern cities. The country embraces a diverse landscape within a relatively small area and is recognised globally as the only Jewish majority country in the world. Israel is stunningly diverse relative to its small size and is blessed with legendary tourist spots and attractions peppered across the country; the sacred city of Jerusalem and the rich and vibrant Tel Aviv are just two of its claims to fame. Travellers booking flights tickets and holidays in Israel are charmed by the deeply rooted, dynamic and noticeably heterogeneous culture of the nation. There are numerous places of historic and religious interest apart from the country's stunning coastal scenery that make holidays here truly rewarding.

Top Destinations in Israel

Mere mention of Israel evokes images of the highly venerated and sacred city of Jerusalem as well as the pulsating capital of the country, Tel Aviv. But that's just the tip of the iceberg! Israel is endowed with a plethora of other enthralling tourist spots that simply baffle the tourists taking flights and holidays to the nation. If you have booked tickets to Israel, then you get the opportunity to witness, Nazareth, the home town of Jesus Christ; the ancient port town of Akko; beautiful city of Ashdod with spectacular beach strip; Eilat on the Red Sea, popular as the Goa of Middle East; modern resort town of Tiberias; the list of popular destinations in Israel seems just endless! Besides, the lush greens Beth Shean Valley, Carmel Range, picturesque Sea of Galilee and the Caesarea National Park that is home to ancient port city attract a number of nature, adventure and history enthusiasts.

Flight Tickets to Israel

Israel's stunning natural draws as well as highly developed economy keeps the country's airports inundated with hordes of leisure and business travellers from all over the world. Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport handles most cheap flights to Israel from global destinations including the UK. The national carrier of Israel, El Al Israel Airlines and British Airways, the flag carrier of the UK, operate direct flights to Israel's capital Tel Aviv from London Heathrow Airport hence are popular among Britons flying to Israel. Other leading airlines that connect Israel with leading airports across the world include Air France, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Alitalia, KLM Royal Dutch and Swiss.

Israel Quick Travel Facts

Geography: Israel is a Middle Eastern country with diverse terrain including coastal areas bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Neighbouring countries are Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

Capital: Tel Aviv

Key Holiday Destinations: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Galilee, Akko, Nazareth, Haifa and Ashdod.

Popular Airports: Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV), Ovda International Airport (VDA)

Popular Airlines: El Al is the national airline with hub at Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv.

Language: Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel. English is spoken and understood widely.

Time Zone: UTC+2

Popular Holidays: Sightseeing, Beach, Culture and history, Trekking, Shopping, Pilgrimage.

British High commission: British Embassy
192 Hayarkon Street
(Tel Aviv)

Best Time to Visit Israel

Israel can be a considered as a round the year destination as the best season for travelling to the country would depend on the activity being pursued. In terms of weather, spring is the most pleasant as the landscape comes alive after the winter rains. However, it is the peak season for foreign tourists and booking cheap flights/accommodations for the period may be tricky. Summer features high temperatures however many trekking enthusiasts test their stamina at destinations such as Masada during this season. Autumn is considered to be the shoulder season, hence a favourite among those seeking deals on tickets and hotels.

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