Welcome to the Encyclopedia for the Tourist in Israel

Welcome to the Encyclopedia for the Tourist in Israel. You will find (currently) more then 800 touristic sights in Israel in many different categories.This site is created, maintained and shared by the tour guide Wim Vincken, who’s using the information here to create new tours for tourists and as proof of concept. You can see the newest entries of this site here.

Culture in Israel

As a guide, I’ve been asked so many times about food, music, theater and other questions about culture in Israel, I’ve decided to do something about it. I added information about theater, music and dancing in the site in the form of events. That I did. But there was something missing about Israel and something very important.

It’s food. Or more specifically, recipes about typically Israeli food. Why? Food is one of the pillars in Israel, which will determine how deep the cultural ties are connected to this land, which some of us call the Holy Land, and the rest call Israel. When I was researching this subject, I discovered a huge treasure in the art of dining and the art of making the best food I can imagine. Many of the culinary treasures I discovered has deep historical roots in this country, left behind by the many cultures and civilizations, which ruled these lands once, and replaced by other civilizations.

I will include a major section of Israeli recipes and articles about food in this site for you to use as you see fit. So keep checking out the site.

Here follows the last three articles about typical and historical Israeli recipes you can use at home.

  1. Iranian Lamb and Herb Stew – Ghormeh-e Sabzi (10/19/2016) - One of the most popular dishes for Iranians is the Iranian Lamb and Herb Stew, which they call Ghormeh-e Sabzi. This dish is a splendid testimony to the Persian love of herbs and fragrance, and is a harmonious melange of texture and flavor. For an equally fulfilling vegetarian option, double the kidney bean portion to make up for the absent lamb. When the Persians were invading the lands of Israel, they brought also this dish to the people. When they finally left, they left behind the recipe. Today you can eat this in Iranian restaurants.
  2. Meaty Ratatouille (10/19/2016) - Think of this as a Lebanese relative of ratatouille, if you like. It’s about using fresh produce from the garden or market, as available, and layering them in a pot. You can go as chunky or as fine as you like. Just make sure the aubergine/eggplant is cut into larger pieces, as they cook the fastest. The kind of tomatoes you use here are important so do taste and adjust, adding more or less tomato purée/paste for color and richness when needed. You can find this dish in restaurants in the north of Israel.
  3. Bedouin Mansaf Risotto (10/19/2016) - Normally, this Bedouin dish is prepared with dried yogurt or buttermilk (jmeed). In Jordan this is almost a national dish, because this is a communal dish (everyone comes to eat when you make it, family, neighbors and friends) and a great symbol of generosity that is often served on special occasions. The way how you eat it is with your right hand, the meat is torn apart and rolled into a ball, which you dip into the yogurt. Instead of Jmeed, you can use Greek yogurt instead. Some call this dish also the so called Bedouin Pizza.

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Tour Packages and Pricing

Pricing
The prices are for all of our tours are strongly reduced because of a new pricing model. The reason is because our income is coming from the salary of the guides and not the additional income from accommodations, transport and food. That means now it’s possible to have a normal tour under the $600! For the price list, click here.

Price lists
We’ve published the price list for all of our tour packages and the new price policy. That means that normal tours (not the low-budget tours) are now much cheaper then you can find anywhere in Israel (i.e. normal tours of 7 days all-in are now under the $600 for 30 person groups). For the price list, click here.

Virtual guide
Additionally to that, we also introduce the virtual guide for our tour packages. A virtual guide is a tablet computer with your tour itinerary, including relevant detailed information about the tour with restaurants, hotels, sights, history and much more information. Click here for more information about the virtual guide.

Replace the normal Israel Tour into the Israeli Gem Tour
The normal Israeli tour is ‘upgraded’ to the Gem tour. What that means is that you get more value for your dollar (and the prices of all tours are now also reduced). Read this article about what the Gem tour actually is and what it contains.

The last three new entries

  • Transport in, to, from and near Eilat (10/26/2016) - For those who are visiting Eilat (or are going to do that) without plan (like most of you do), here are some tips for you to make your life a bit easier if you want to see something of Eilat. It's the problem of getting there and how to move around and with what. Did you know that you can fly to Eilat instead of driving for 4 hours by car? Do you know how much that cost? It cost you $35 and 35 minutes. Voila, you earned your reading back with this.
  • Hotels in Eilat (10/26/2016) - Eilat’s accommodation ranges from the good to the bad to the downright ugly – this is not a place to expect a charming or unique hotel experience. As is the case with most resort towns, the cost of hotel rooms rises by about 25% at weekends and 50% (or more) during Israeli school holidays and in July/August. Reserve ahead during these times. The prices we have cited in our reviews are at the higher end of the mid-season range. If you enjoy staying in five-star chain hotels, you'll be spoiled for choice. There are more than 50 options around the lagoons at North Beach and along the road to Taba, including nine Isrotels, two Dan Hotels and seven hotels in the Leonardo/Herod group. Most have bland decor, restaurants where the fixed-price buffet reigns supreme, large pool areas and decent but not exceptional levels of service.
  • Beaches of Eilat (10/26/2016) - Beaches and water sport are the dominating swimming activities in Eilat and in this article you will see what you can do here and what beaches we are talking about. In Eilat, there are two types of beach/water-tourists; those who love to swim in the Red Sea and those who prefer the water pools of their hotel.

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  • What’s new on this site are the Tour Guide Diaries, which describes (each month and sometimes more) thoughtful, funny, dramatic and hilarious moments during touring experiences with groups in Israel. It’s a perfect way to have inside view what’s going on with our tours. Click here to see the series.

  • What’s new in this site and interesting is the guide to create your own itinerary for your tour in Israel and in this way to save thousands of dollars on your tour with your family, company, church or friends. Read Part I here and Part II here.

  • Also what’s new is information for people considering to visit Israel on a limited budget. Yes, of course it’s possible and you live like a King on a budget $53 a day or $370 for a week! Read it here.

  • And for the people, who prefer to hike (or to combine limited budget and hiking), here is the detailed information about hiking in Israel. And next to those pages, there is more hiking to do on this site.

  • Another new thing are the so called ‘low-budget’ tours, which makes it possible for a full tour in Israel under the $600 per person for 8 days! or read the Catholic Tour, 8 days for $455 p.p.


rent-tour-guide GIFThe sights in this website are divided into the following parts:

  1. Israeli events like festivals, opera, music, music concerts, theaters, etc.)
  2. Religious sights (Bahai, Christian, Druze, Jewish, Muslim).
  3. Maps of all major cities in Israel.
  4. Sights, which are organized by location (north, center and south of Israel).
  5. I’ve tried to divide the touristic sights here in interest groups (for Children, for Christians (religious), for Elderly, for Families, for Hikers, for Jews (religious), for Muslims (religious), for Pilgrims, for Schools, for Shoppers, and for Teenagers).
  6. Tour Guide Diaries (funny stories from the guides about our tours) (new).
  7. Tours, which are created by Wim the Guide (Boat Tours, Bus Tours, Cave Tours, City Tours, Children Tours, Day Tours, Family Tours, Farm Tours, Gems Tour, Jeep tours, Religious Tours, Catholic Tours, Christian Tours, Evangelic Tours, Orthodox Tours, Pilgrimage Tours, Walking Tours, Wine Tours).

Here we display the first 10 entries of the major categories in Israel.


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Day Tours

  1. Kfar Cana Day Tour (10/20/2016) - About 8 km northeast of central Nazareth on the road to Tiberias (and on the Jesus Trail), the Arab town of Kafr Kana (Cana) is believed to be the site of Jesus’s first miracle (John 2:1-11), when he changed water into wine at a wedding reception. About 10% of the population is Christian.This is a day tour, especially when you want to renew your wedding vows.
  2. Tour Packages and Pricing (10/4/2016) - This is the page, where you can find pricing information for tour packages. Price tables are divided into Pricing for guide only, pricing for guide and transport only, pricing for guide, transport and hotel only and pricing for guide, transport, hotel and food only. All prices for the named tour itineraries are based on these prices. As you can see, prices are extremely low.
  3. Israel tour (from Eilat, Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee and Haifa) all in, 7 days including guide for $490 (9/21/2016) - Israel tour (from Eilat, Negev, Camel and Jeep tours, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and Haifa) all in, 7 days including guide for $490
  4. Israel tour, 10 days, $637 per person, including guide (9/21/2016) - This 10 days tour brings you from Tel Aviv to the north of the country (Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Tiberias, Haifa, Golan), followed by Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, Masada and Ein Gedi, using apartments and public transport and had a luxurious vacation for $637 per person, including guide. Just another example of a low-budget tour.
  5. Free Day Tours in Israel (9/18/2016) - When I look into the Internet for free day tours in Israel, I receive indeed some content. Except that the last time it's updated is in 2014. Some of them are sponsored by the city, like Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, but when I want to have that free tour, nobody is there. So I've decided to publish free day tours for you.
  6. Modern Jerusalem Walking Tour (9/15/2016) - This walking tour, which might take up 3-4 hours, leads you through modern Jerusalem. That 'modern' Jerusalem is relative, because we are talking from the year 1860! Anyhow, you will visit all the major interesting sights from 'modern' Jerusalem on foot.
  7. 120 Minute Walk around West Jerusalem (9/14/2016) - The heart of West Jerusalem, centered on Jaffa Road, was largely developed during the years of the British Mandate (1917–1948). So, while it is nowhere near as ancient as the Old City, it does carry a weight of recent history related to the founding of the Jewish state of Israel. Aside from the scattering of historic buildings and monuments, this is also the heart of the modern city, with pedestrianized streets of cafés, restaurants and shops, cultural centers and busy markets. It is a highly rewarding area to explore.
  8. 120-Minute Walk around the Old City Walls (9/14/2016) - The Old City of Jerusalem may occupy a relatively small area geographically, but its compactness and uneven topography make it a frequently confusing place to explore. One good way to gain an overview is to take to the ramparts and view the crush of alleys, domes and towers from the top of the walls that enclose them. Visitors can walk along two sections of wall: from Jaffa Gate clockwise to St Stephen’s Gate, and from Jaffa Gate anti-clockwise to the Dung Gate. The section between St Stephen’s Gate and the Dung Gate is closed to the public. Many steep flights of steps mean that this is not a walk for the elderly or infirm.
  9. Muslim Quarter Day Tour (9/14/2016) - Here we have the day tour for the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem. A day tour takes normally a day, but this tour can also take a half day, depending on your attention to details. Anyway, this tour is for anyone, who wants to explore the Muslim Quarter of this ancient city from the Christian perspective.
  10. Sodom Day Tour (9/13/2016) - By tradition, this area is the site of Sodom and Gomorrah, the biblical cities that were destroyed in a storm of fire and brimstone, punishment from God because of their people’s depravity (Genesis 18-19). These days, Sodom is much better known for its desert hiking and cycling trails than for sodomy. And for that we have this day tour. Normally, a day tour occupies about a half day, but I added several hiking opportunities to this day you and that means you will be busy the whole day. It's breathtaking nature in action.

See all of them, click here.


Walking Tours

  1. Tour Packages and Pricing (10/4/2016) - This is the page, where you can find pricing information for tour packages. Price tables are divided into Pricing for guide only, pricing for guide and transport only, pricing for guide, transport and hotel only and pricing for guide, transport, hotel and food only. All prices for the named tour itineraries are based on these prices. As you can see, prices are extremely low.
  2. Jericho, the Ancient City, where Time Stood Still (10/1/2016) - Local authorities proudly call Jericho the ‘world’s oldest continuously inhabited city' and this is no idle boast – archaeological evidence traces the city’s history back over 10,000 years. When you visit Jericho, you will notice that it's not much changed since that time! Earthquakes proved Jericho's biggest challenge, leveling some of its most fantastic sites – such as Hisham's Palace – over the centuries. Jericho has modernized somewhat since the Canaanite period, but not much. Small-scale farming still makes up a significant portion of the local economy, although tourism is making inroads. The town is rather scruffy and unkempt but retains a raffish charm and a smiley demeanor. Most visitors just stay long enough to ascend the Mount of Temptation and marvel at the archaeological remains of Tel al-Sultan (Ancient Jericho).
  3. Israel tour (from Eilat, Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee and Haifa) all in, 7 days including guide for $490 (9/21/2016) - Israel tour (from Eilat, Negev, Camel and Jeep tours, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and Haifa) all in, 7 days including guide for $490
  4. Israel tour, 10 days, $637 per person, including guide (9/21/2016) - This 10 days tour brings you from Tel Aviv to the north of the country (Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Tiberias, Haifa, Golan), followed by Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, Masada and Ein Gedi, using apartments and public transport and had a luxurious vacation for $637 per person, including guide. Just another example of a low-budget tour.
  5. Catholic tour, 8 days, $455 per person (9/21/2016) - Here is an example of a 'low-budget' tour under the $600 range (actually this tour cost $455 per person). In this tour, the group (of 20) changed one time their location and focused on the center and north of Israel and they lived in luxury and splendor. They used public transportation and apartments to see and visit the Holy Land. If they would hire the guide, it would cost them $515 p.p.!
  6. Free Day Tours in Israel (9/18/2016) - When I look into the Internet for free day tours in Israel, I receive indeed some content. Except that the last time it's updated is in 2014. Some of them are sponsored by the city, like Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, but when I want to have that free tour, nobody is there. So I've decided to publish free day tours for you.
  7. Modern Jerusalem Walking Tour (9/15/2016) - This walking tour, which might take up 3-4 hours, leads you through modern Jerusalem. That 'modern' Jerusalem is relative, because we are talking from the year 1860! Anyhow, you will visit all the major interesting sights from 'modern' Jerusalem on foot.
  8. 120 Minute Walk around West Jerusalem (9/14/2016) - The heart of West Jerusalem, centered on Jaffa Road, was largely developed during the years of the British Mandate (1917–1948). So, while it is nowhere near as ancient as the Old City, it does carry a weight of recent history related to the founding of the Jewish state of Israel. Aside from the scattering of historic buildings and monuments, this is also the heart of the modern city, with pedestrianized streets of cafés, restaurants and shops, cultural centers and busy markets. It is a highly rewarding area to explore.
  9. 120-Minute Walk around the Old City Walls (9/14/2016) - The Old City of Jerusalem may occupy a relatively small area geographically, but its compactness and uneven topography make it a frequently confusing place to explore. One good way to gain an overview is to take to the ramparts and view the crush of alleys, domes and towers from the top of the walls that enclose them. Visitors can walk along two sections of wall: from Jaffa Gate clockwise to St Stephen’s Gate, and from Jaffa Gate anti-clockwise to the Dung Gate. The section between St Stephen’s Gate and the Dung Gate is closed to the public. Many steep flights of steps mean that this is not a walk for the elderly or infirm.
  10. Muslim Quarter Day Tour (9/14/2016) - Here we have the day tour for the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem. A day tour takes normally a day, but this tour can also take a half day, depending on your attention to details. Anyway, this tour is for anyone, who wants to explore the Muslim Quarter of this ancient city from the Christian perspective.

See all of them, click here.


Religious Tours

  1. Tour Packages and Pricing (10/4/2016) - This is the page, where you can find pricing information for tour packages. Price tables are divided into Pricing for guide only, pricing for guide and transport only, pricing for guide, transport and hotel only and pricing for guide, transport, hotel and food only. All prices for the named tour itineraries are based on these prices. As you can see, prices are extremely low.
  2. Catholic tour, 8 days, $455 per person (9/21/2016) - Here is an example of a 'low-budget' tour under the $600 range (actually this tour cost $455 per person). In this tour, the group (of 20) changed one time their location and focused on the center and north of Israel and they lived in luxury and splendor. They used public transportation and apartments to see and visit the Holy Land. If they would hire the guide, it would cost them $515 p.p.!
  3. Muslim Quarter Day Tour (9/14/2016) - Here we have the day tour for the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem. A day tour takes normally a day, but this tour can also take a half day, depending on your attention to details. Anyway, this tour is for anyone, who wants to explore the Muslim Quarter of this ancient city from the Christian perspective.
  4. Catholic Pilgrimage, 8 days (8/29/2016) - A fascinating 8-day Catholic Pilgrimage tour for individuals and groups, combining visits to sacred Christian sites with other historical attractions. For options and other relevant information, ask Wim and see his rates.
  5. The Way of Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross (8/26/2016) - "Via Dolorosa" designates a stretch of road between the Antonia fortress and Golgotha, along which Jesus Christ walked bowed under the weight of the Cross. The name dates from the sixteenth century, although the custom of retracing Jesus' steps to Golgotha began in the early centuries of Christianity. According to the most common tradition the Antonia fortress and the Praetorium nearby were the sites where Jesus was brought before Pilate. The fortress, which stood near the north-west corner of the Jewish Temple, was the starting point for Jesus' painful walk toward Calvary, which at that time was outside the city walls.
  6. Custom Tours specially made for you (8/24/2016) - The listed tours in this page is only a set of samples or templates for you to choose and/or mix with. Using those templates, you can easily create a itinerary, which will suit you, you family and/or group. Ask Wim to help you out.
  7. Orthodox Tour, 4 days (8/24/2016) - This tour is for Orthodox visitors to the Holy Land. It will bring you to Caesarea, followed by Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German, Dutch, Russian and Greek.
  8. Orthodox Tour, 6 days (8/24/2016) - This tour is for Orthodox visitors to the Holy Land. It will bring you to Caesarea, followed by Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Qumran, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi and Masada. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German, Dutch, Russian and Greek.
  9. Orthodox Tour, 8 days (8/24/2016) - This tour is for Orthodox visitors to the Holy Land. It will bring you to Tel Aviv, followed by Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Golan, Jerusalem, Qumran, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi and Masada. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German, Dutch, Russian and Greek.
  10. Orthodox Tour, 10 days (8/24/2016) - This tour is for Orthodox visitors to the Holy Land. It will bring you to Tel Aviv, followed by Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Golan, Jerusalem, Qumran, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Masada and the Negev. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German, Dutch, Russian and Greek.

See all of them, click here.


Maps

  1. Maps of the Negev (10/3/2016) - Here you find a collection of maps about Negev for you to download and/or to print. These maps are coming from the public domain.
  2. Ancient Christian Maps of Israel (9/23/2016) - Here you can see several ancient Christian Maps of Israel. There are maps about the Christian expansion in South Europe, North Africa and Middle East, maps in the time of Jesus Ministry and maps of Israel and Jerusalem in the time of Jesus.
  3. Maps about ancient Canaan (9/23/2016) - Maps about ancient Canaan, including Abraham in Canaan, Canaan in the 14th century, Deborahs victory over the Canaanites, Israel in Canaan from Joshua to Samuel to Saul, Israel in the middle of the Bronze age, Phoenician trade and civilization, Selected Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlements, The conquest of Canaan and The land of Canaan from Abraham to Moses.
  4. Biblical maps of Israel (9/23/2016) - Biblical maps of Israel, which includes Kingdom of Judah, The kingdom of Herod the Great, The division of the land among the tribes, National regions of ancient Israel, Modern political divisions of ancient Israel, Israel under the Ptolemies, Israel in the middle Bronze age, Israel in Canaan from Joshua to Samuel to Saul and Israel after the Exile
  5. Tsfat in Hebrew Maps of Tzfat (9/22/2016) - Here you find a collection of maps about Tzfat for you to download and/or to print. These maps are coming from the public domain.
  6. Maps of Sea of Galilee (9/19/2016) - Here you find a collection of maps about Sea of Galilee for you to download and/or to print. These maps are coming from the public domain.
  7. Maps of Bethlehem (9/3/2016) - Here you find a collection of maps about Bethlehem for you to download and/or to print. These maps are coming from the public domain.
  8. Maps of Tiberias (9/1/2016) - Here you find a collection of maps about Tiberias for you to download and/or to print. These maps are coming from the public domain.
  9. Maps of Tel Aviv (9/1/2016) - Here you find a collection of maps about Tel Aviv for you to download and/or to print. These maps are coming from the public domain.
  10. Maps of Nazareth (9/1/2016) - Here you find a collection of maps about Nazareth for you to download and/or to print. These maps are coming from the public domain.

See all of them, click here.


Music

  1. Amirim near Mountain Meron – The Battle between Fruit and Wine (10/7/2016) - West of Tsfat, antenna-topped Mt Meron (1204m), Israel’s second-tallest peak (after Mt Hermon), looms over the Dalton Plateau and scattered Jewish, Druze and Arab villages. Until recently, the area was planted with deciduous fruit trees such as pear and apple, but more and more land is being given over to grapevines for the thriving wineries of Ramat Dalton, sometimes called (with some exaggeration) the ‘Israeli Napa Valley’ or ‘Israel’s Tuscany’. Oh, one word of warning! This is the 'land of the not-meat eating communities'.
  2. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  3. Doof Festival 2017 Doof Festival 2017 – April 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Summer Begins Here! Doof is one of Israel’s largest trance music labels. Every year, on the shore of the beautiful Kinneret, they host over 50 top Israeli and Internationals DJs for a non-stop 72-hour music festival. Bring your tent, be prepared to a little rain (2015 was famous for the mud-madness), and get ready to party with beautiful psychedelic people from all over Israel and the world! While The Doof Festival is the big one, Doof and their partner the Paganka crew host parties throughout the year, check their Facebook page for updates.
  4. Nataraj Festival Nataraj Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Nataraj Festival is a very special festival, with workshops, music, and performances in Kfar Hanokdim at 10 November 2016.
  5. Grounded Festival Grounded Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - So, after long hours of hard work and preparations, we’re proud and excited to be sharing our new baby with you all: Grounded Festival, an electronic music festival set in the foothills of the magnificent Edom Mountains and on the shores of the Red Sea in Eilat.
  6. E-Boded Desert Weekender E-Boded Desert Weekender – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - From Friday noon to Saturday sunset, the E-Boded Deseret Weekender is a non-stop musical journey, featuring the best DJs and selectors of the Tel Aviv underground scene. In order to keep the event small and personal, only 500 tickets are available. Throughout the event, there will be open-bar for all ticket-holders.
  7. Ryley Walker at the Barby Ryley Walker at the Barby – December 2016 (9/29/2016) - Canadian indie musician Ryley Walker with his first Israeli concert at Barby, Tel Aviv!
  8. Moderat – Tel Aviv Moderat – Tel Aviv – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - Huge three-piece German electronic music band will be performing in Tel Aviv for the first time on November 10th at Hangar 11! They are also meant to be incredible live, and were voted the number 1 live act of the year in 2009 by electronic music magazine Resident Advisor!
  9. Eleanor Friedberger Eleanor Friedberger | Live In Tel Aviv – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - American indie singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger has her first concert in Israel at Bascular!
  10. Tiesto In Israel 2016 Tiesto In Israel 2016 – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - The legend returns! One of the world’s largest DJs is back in Israel for a special concert at Live Park Rishon!

See all of them, click here.


Festivals

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. Doof Festival 2017 Doof Festival 2017 – April 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Summer Begins Here! Doof is one of Israel’s largest trance music labels. Every year, on the shore of the beautiful Kinneret, they host over 50 top Israeli and Internationals DJs for a non-stop 72-hour music festival. Bring your tent, be prepared to a little rain (2015 was famous for the mud-madness), and get ready to party with beautiful psychedelic people from all over Israel and the world! While The Doof Festival is the big one, Doof and their partner the Paganka crew host parties throughout the year, check their Facebook page for updates.
  3. Nataraj Festival Nataraj Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Nataraj Festival is a very special festival, with workshops, music, and performances in Kfar Hanokdim at 10 November 2016.
  4. E-Boded Desert Weekender E-Boded Desert Weekender – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - From Friday noon to Saturday sunset, the E-Boded Deseret Weekender is a non-stop musical journey, featuring the best DJs and selectors of the Tel Aviv underground scene. In order to keep the event small and personal, only 500 tickets are available. Throughout the event, there will be open-bar for all ticket-holders.
  5. Oktoberfest in Herzliya! Oktoberfest in Herzliya! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Oktoberfest – the world’s greatest beer festival is coming to Israel, hosted by one of the countries most famed cities – the coastal town of Herzliya. Oktoberfest Israel marks the festivities parallel to those taking place at the “Wiesn” in Munich, and will feature live German music, various assortment of Bavarian beer flavors and dishes, as well as fair-themed game stands.
  6. Manush Festival 2016 Manush Festival 2016 (9/29/2016) - Amazing location, top DJs, lots of alcohol, and most importantly great people!
  7. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  8. Jewish Film Festival 2016 Jewish Film Festival 2016 – December 2016 (9/15/2016) - The annual Jewish Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque explores a range of topics connected to the issue of Jewish identity are examined including: faith, art, culture, philosophy, music, food, lifestyle in Israel and in the Diaspora and the relationship between Judaism and other religions.
  9. Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film Festival SPIRIT Film Festival – November 2016 (9/9/2016) - Films that uplift, enlighten and challenge us. Films that reflect the human spirit, the human existence, and the opportunity to live in peace with our selves, with each other, with the universe. Films that speak from the heart and awake joy, love and compassion within us. The spiritual cinema sheds light on the quest for meaning and inspiration, and has become a prominent trend in the film industry around the world.
  10. Near Nazareth Festival Near Nazareth Festival – May 2017 (9/9/2016) - NNF invites all film lovers to partake in our celebration. Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers. Festival participants from around the world will show their works. We believe that the best place for them to present their work - is Near Nazareth Festival. Our festival Near Nazareth NNF is the first of its kind. Our festival will serve to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world. Through cooperation with movie lovers from around the world, we will make history.

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