Tour Guides and tour Companies:
Sulwis Suleiman – firstname.lastname@example.org +972 54 582 3612 – he tours all over Israel including: TLV, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, West Bank, Jordan etc.
Adi Siri – email@example.com – +972 50 668 4541 She gives local reasonably priced tours in Tel Aviv only
Jordan Tour Guide – firstname.lastname@example.org +962 77 25 38 649 or +962 79 890 8167 -he has been a guide for 20 plus years. He will help with everything once you cross the Jordanian Border. You fly into Eilat Airport in Israel then take a 10 minute taxi to the boarde, check in at 2 counters (papers then payment) and then walk across the boarder. Guide arranges the VISA that you will need to get into Jordan. Once you meet him he takes care of the rest including the Hotel in Jordan. It is best to stay one night in Jordan for you will see more, you won’t be rushed and all of the entry fees are then cheaper.
Places to eat – https://www.restaurants-in-israel.co.il/restaurant.aspx?id=23724
2 local Airlines – www.Arkia.com and Isair – http://www.iaa.gov.il/en-US/airports/bengurion/airlines/Pages/Israir.aspx
Welcomepickups.com – To reserve a car for your arrival. Usually from International airport to TLV is $50 to $75. They can also take you directly to Jerusalem for about double the TLV rate.
Gett is the app you must download for local taxi rides
Best Rental car place – https://rent.albar.co.il/en/rent-in-israel/ –
Neveh Tzedek neighborhood is cool to walk around galleries and stores and coffee and ice cream and yogurt.
Rothschild blvd is nice to walk around. restaurants and bars. pretty lively.
Tour Guide – Maor : +972 52 221 4814
Masada – is 1.5 hours from Jerusalem.
Israel Side Trips from Tel Aviv
Haita – 1,5 from TLV – Womens Center for trade is key attraction
Kinneret – tons of nature preserves
Safed – one of the 4 holiest cities in israel – Sachne Natural Pools key attraction
Hurfeish – one of the Druze Villages in Galilea
The Norman – www.thenorman.com – 1920’s mansion – one of the best hotels in Israel. rooftop pool and lounge. plus a nice spa. And great location.
Alexander Tel Aviv – www.alexander.co.il/luxry-hotel – beautiful modern hotel next to the beach in Tel Aviv. they have a wonderful location and a beautiful rooftop restaurant.
Poli House By Brown Hotels* – https://brownhotels.com/poli – Hip little hotel in the heart of Tel Aviv. 10 minute walk to the beach or grab a free bike at the hotel and ride to the beach. this has a cool Rooftop bar and pool. the rooms are really small and fairly expensive. this hotel is in a great location too. it is next to the Carmel (HaCarmel) Market. we did not lay at the pool with the hipsters. this is the place to be in Tel Aviv. if you are 25 to 40. see hotel pictures below.
Hotel Montefiore –www.hotelmontefiore.co.il – a very small and beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of TLV. really quaint with an award winning restaurant on site too.
Vera Hotel – http://theverahotel.com – a really cool boutique hotel with only 39 rooms. with a spa and sundeck on the roof. mid priced too.
The Setai Tel Aviv – http://www.thesetaihotel.co.il – One of the nicest Hotels in the heart of Jaffa. next to the beach, great pool and really nice hotel.
The Brown Beach Boutique Hotel* – http://www.brownhotels.com/beach – great hotel just one block from the beach. the hotel has a small spa and a little bar plus a nice space for breakfast. the rooms are fairly large and clean but miss on little details like paint on light switches and missing grout in bathroom. overall the rooms were pretty clean. rooms 308, 408 and 508 have balconies and views of the water. use a hotel bike to ride for miles up and down the coast. great value.
* join the hotels frequent guest program and receive a discount if you book direct.
Mamilla Hotel – www.mamillahotel.com – One of the best Luxury hotels in Jerusalem. very modern. great roof top deck for drinks.
American Colony Hotel – www.americancolony.com american owned hotel with great service and attention to detail. one of the few places with great outdoor pool.
The David Citadel Hotel – www.thedavidcitadel.com one of the older classic hotels, nice roof top pool plus a spa and a gym. Perfect location.
Leonardo Boutique Hotel * – www.leonardo-hotels.com – a little more reasonable than the hotels listed above. nice rooms. no room service though. coffee and food one floor below reception.
Dan Boutique Hotel* – www.danhotels.com Reasonably priced hotel that faces the old city wall.
*Join their frequent guest program for 5% discount off of your room but you must book your room directly with hotel. Better chance for an upgrade too.
Tour Guide: Ori Unterman – email@example.com or +972 52 338 4669 She is a great local guide that can take you to see old and new Jerusalem. The Machane Yehuda Market.
Jerusalem Tour – Tower of David Museum. Visit historical marvels and spiritual landmarks as King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Delarosa, the Arab Market and the recently restored Roman Cardo. Wander through the charming Armenian & Jewish quarters. See the sacred Western Wall and then the Christian Quarter. End your day at the tasty and lively culinary gem The Machane Yehuda Market.
National Holocaust Musem (YadVashem.org) – you can visit this museum on your own. Hire a guide when you get there or use audio head set. This is easily a 3 hour plus tour. You can do it quicker but you will likely miss parts of it. It’s big and beautiful and tragic and moving all at the same time.
Welcomepickups.com – rides from the TLV airport. Trip usually costs approx $110. You can jump in a cab for cheaper.
Due to Shabbat Friday nights are really slow in Jerusalem and most of Israel.
Saturday Tours always have an extra fee if they run at all.
Masada and The Dead Sea Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada and learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Take the cable car up and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains including: a palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths, walls and other findings. Descend by cable car or hike both ways.
Now continue to the Dead Sea! The lowest place on earth. Enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the Dead Sea. You will not believe how buoyant you are. Then cover yourself with the mineral rich mud that many believe has therapeutic effects and wash it off in the water. Make sure to bring towels, sunscreen, water and flip flops. Do not shave anything the day you go for if you do the salty water will burn the shaved area.
The Dead Sea