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Jerusalem Area

Begin Museum- outside the Old City
Caliber 3- Shooting Range in Gush Etzion
Ramparts Walk- on top of the Old City walls
Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
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Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
City of David (Ir David)-Amazing-you must take a tour to fully understand the site.
Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do
Biking - Beatiful trails in the valleys outside of the city. PM Drago if interested.
http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
https://www.patbamelach.com/
https://www.galita.co.il/en

Tel Aviv/Center

Blind or Deaf Museum in Cholon- Blind, amazing. Deaf, good. Prior reservation needed.
Hagana Museum in Tel Aviv--15NIS per adult; students free; a bit disjointed and kind of fake acting in the videos, but mostly very interesting and educational.
Bullet Factory in Rechovot
Mini Israel- Love it or hate it

North

https://www.k-k.co.il/?lang=en
Rosh Hanikra- Way up north

Golan Heights

Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
Banias Waterfall
Nimrod's Fortress in the Golan
Kayaking down the Jordan River
Mount Hermon Ski Lift
Mount Bental Overlook/Bunkers
Golan Heights Winery
Yehudiya Nature Reserve Hiking
https://www.de-karina.co.il/product/%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A8-%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%93%D7%A8%D7%9A/
http://www.pri-beresheet.co.il/%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%9B%D7%96_%D7%9E%D7%91%D7%A7%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9D


South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70

Good summary of many hikes:
http://hikingintheholyland.com/

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Author Topic: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread  (Read 1454816 times)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11100 on: June 23, 2021, 10:28:03 AM »
there's cliff rappelling in the area as well

did you ever do atv or jeep where you can drive your own vehicle in the area?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11101 on: June 24, 2021, 06:45:56 AM »
Anyone have a contact for a apartment rental in Geulah for a Shabbos (Thursday through Sunday night)
i wish i knew what i was doing...

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11102 on: June 24, 2021, 12:18:49 PM »
looking to find some adventure activity near Tiberias area for 2 boys(12 and 15)any recommendations? was thinking off road jeeping etc..?

also any hotels in the area with private swimming pool?
Kayaks in the Jordan are a Israeli favorite
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11103 on: June 24, 2021, 12:19:24 PM »
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11104 on: June 24, 2021, 12:37:15 PM »
I'm very wary of Airbnb in Israel
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I've only used when people that I personally know recommend a specific one

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11105 on: June 24, 2021, 01:12:35 PM »
I'm very wary of Airbnb in Israel
Why?

I had a bad experience with one, but it's the only time I booked an Airbnb that didn't have a ton of great reviews and it taught me not to do that again. Had a good experience with another that had good reviews.

IF the place has lots of great reviews and you're familiar with the exact area why wouldn't you do it?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11106 on: June 24, 2021, 01:17:54 PM »
Why?

I had a bad experience with one, but it's the only time I booked an Airbnb that didn't have a ton of great reviews and it taught me not to do that again. Had a good experience with another that had good reviews.

IF the place has lots of great reviews and you're familiar with the exact area why wouldn't you do it?
I have heard of countless bad experiences and very few good ones. The first thing a Israeli thinks when he sees a platform like Airbnb is "How can I use this to rent out my old dirty smelly tzimmer to unsuspecting Americans and double book and charge triple". Sorry for the profiling etc. Been here for too long.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11107 on: June 24, 2021, 01:21:40 PM »
I have heard of countless bad experiences and very few good ones. The first thing a Israeli thinks when he sees a platform like Airbnb is "How can I use this to rent out my old dirty smelly tzimmer to unsuspecting Americans and double book and charge triple". Sorry for the profiling etc. Been here for too long.
Wouldn't a lot of great reviews mitigate that risk?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11108 on: June 24, 2021, 01:24:07 PM »
Wouldn't a lot of great reviews mitigate that risk?
People here have a low bar.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11109 on: June 24, 2021, 02:39:59 PM »
did you ever do atv or jeep where you can drive your own vehicle in the area?
Haven't looked into it

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11110 on: June 24, 2021, 02:40:34 PM »
People here have a low bar.
You can usually get a sense of where the bar is from reading the reviews.

Personally I've had good experiences where the reviews were overwhelmingly positive and provided details about what was good. Lots of places with hundreds of good reviews. Obviously the pictures have to look good too, area has to be good, etc.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11111 on: June 24, 2021, 02:41:17 PM »
People here have a low bar.
many/Most reviews are from foreigners
i'll only do an airbnb based on enough reviews and consistent good experiences, or if it's an area with minimal options, such as the adom badarom festival

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11112 on: June 24, 2021, 02:42:57 PM »
many/Most reviews are from foreigners
i'll only do an airbnb based on enough reviews and consistent good experiences, or if it's an area with minimal options, such as the adom badarom festival
I would probably do it too if I had no choice. Like I would do a tzimmer... High chances of failure.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11113 on: June 30, 2021, 08:29:16 AM »
anyone know of an good  off the beaten path intense water hike up north? wading swimming water caves etc.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11114 on: June 30, 2021, 08:32:36 AM »
does anyone know where i can get a rooftop bag for an suv? i need more space but rental prices are ridiculous.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11115 on: June 30, 2021, 01:09:45 PM »
anyone know of an good  off the beaten path intense water hike up north? wading swimming water caves etc.

Yehudiya Reserve in the Golan Heights.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11116 on: June 30, 2021, 04:28:18 PM »
does anyone know where i can get a rooftop bag for an suv? i need more space but rental prices are ridiculous.
I saw some in Osher Ad

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11117 on: June 30, 2021, 04:43:15 PM »
Looking for travel advice.  Visiting our son studying in Israel in late September. Four people in total.
9/13 - 9/17 Sea Land Suites in Tel Aviv. 20k Chase UR points per night. Blind Museum, beach, which shul for YK?
9/17 - 9/19 Cousinís apt. in Efrat
9/19 - 9/26 Stay Jaffa apt. in Jerusalem. 20k Chase points per night  Old City tour, Masada/Ein Gedi, Beer Sheva
9/26 - 10/2 Prima Galil hotel in Tiberias. 28k Chase points per night.  Day tour Safed, Golan, water sports, hikes

Suggestions for separate tours or hire one guide for the entire stay?
Recommend meals for Succot?
Except for Prima Galil, no breakfast is included. Suggestions?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11118 on: June 30, 2021, 11:56:11 PM »
anyone know of an good  off the beaten path intense water hike up north? wading swimming water caves etc.

https://hikingintheholyland.com/2019/06/05/nahal-jilaboun-waterfall-hike/
Chk her blog for lots of other options

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11119 on: June 30, 2021, 11:59:22 PM »
https://hikingintheholyland.com/2019/06/05/nahal-jilaboun-waterfall-hike/
Chk her blog for lots of other options
I did that one last year in August. We got there very early so it was empty and enjoyable.
But by 10am it was packed, making it quick challenging, especially with toddlers.