All India, 30th September 2016 (GPN) : A Country that is rich in the diversity of landscape, culture and food while offering enthralling family activities and breath-taking scenery, Israel is located on the coasts of the Mediterranean and Red Seas. In under seven hours one could drive from North to South and in about two hours drive East to West covering most of the country, while experiencing the vibrant and modern influences from all over the world offering visiting families many activities and experiences.
Israeli Cities of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Eilat
Drive down along the Mediterranean coast and experience the cities of Israel from Akko to Tel Aviv. Stop at the Underwater Archaeological Park, the aqueduct and amphitheatre at Caesarea National Park and the Baha’i Gardens of Haifa as you make your way to Tel Aviv. Take a dip in the azure Mediterranean Sea, learn how to surf or engage in the many activities before rinsing off at the beach showers and continuing on with your visit. Take the Segway tour down the Tel Aviv Promenade and visit the historical Jaffa Port, rent Tel-O-Fun bicycles and ride down the busy Rothschild Boulevard to artistic neighbourhoods like Florentin, walk down the street and flea markets selling keepsakes, ethic clothing and vintage gems making these fun family activities while sightseeing.
No trip to Israel is complete without a visit to Jerusalem whose little wonders have been attracting visitors for centuries, where ancient and modern merge in a city while still creating history. Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point and the second saltiest body of water on the planet with azure water rich in minerals for both beauty and health, making it the largest spa in the world. Alongside find the famous cliffs of Masada where the ancient ruins tell stories of empires transporting the whole family back in time.
On the southern tip enjoy the resort city of Eilat located on the Red Sea. Take the family diving or snorkelling and explore a magnificent combination of various types of corals and an abundance of colourful tropical fish, swim with dolphin at the Dolphin Reef or go tandem skydiving for a once in a lifetime experience overlooking Israel and her neighbours. Enjoy evening walks on the café and restaurant lined promenade running alongside the beach while taking in the sunset reflecting a red glow off the sea on to the nearby hills.
Activities in North Israel
In western Galilee, on the north-western tip of the country, visit Rosh Hanikra the only point in Israel where great white chalk cliffs meet the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Take one of the steepest cable car rides in the world to the grottoes (sea caves) where a walking path in the heart of the cliff takes you to the natural tunnels that have been carved through the rocks over time. Enjoy a family bicycle tour or go kayaking before enjoying a splendid meal at the sea facing restaurant.
Travel east and find yourself in the GolanHeights region with many family oriented activities including horseback riding, jeep trips, hiking beautiful trail and water activities, all while experiencing the community ‘way of life’ in the settlements. Ride up to the snow-covered peak of Mount Hermon, the highest mountain in Israel, bask in the sun while you enjoy the crisp mountain air and the spectacular views. If learning how to ski, snowboard or sledding is on the family’s list, this would be the right time to take lessons.
Make you way to the Sea of Galilee, or Kinneret, which is a large freshwater lake with historical significance alsofamous for many family oriented activities like beach camping, or go rafting down the Jordan River that flows through the Kinneret. The region has many hotels that offer kids clubs with entertainment for young families where you can enjoy delicious food and award winning wines at a multitude of restaurants.
Embark on a journey to Israel, a small but inspiring country that is full of family adventures to keep visitors of all ages entertained throughout your vacation and in all seasons.