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Jerusalem
-The Western Wall
-The Kotel Tunnel tour (Tunnels of the Wall)
-The Old City of Jerusalem
-Damascus Gate and Arab market
-Historic Christian district in the Old City of Jerusalem
-Ir David (City of David) tour
-Yad Vashem
-Ramparts walk on top of old city walls
-Jerusalem (Some say particularly Me'ah She'arim) on Shabbat
-An Ultra Orthodox Shabbat Meal
-Shuk Machne Yehuda (Market) - On a Friday?

South of Jerusalem
-Dead Sea
-Ein Gedi
-Masada
-Bet Guvrin

All The Way Down South
-Eilat (Only for a long trip according to some)
-Ramon Crater

All The Way Up North
-Galilee
-Nazareth: Basilica of the Annunciation, Old City, Mary's Well, Synagogue Church
-"Jesus boat" sunset cruise on the Kineret
-The North is chock full of holy grave sites
-Banias, Nimrods Fortress, Har Bental, Jordan river rafting, and other Golan Heights sites
-Rosh Hanikra
-Tzfat

On The Way Back To The Center
-Caesarea - a Roman-built city
-Blind Museum - Holon
-Palmach museum Tel Aviv
-Tel Aviv - Center of Israel's Business Industry And To Date The Home Of The US Embassy In Israel

West Bank (Surrounds Jerusalem on 3 Sides)
-The Wall...
-West Bank
-Ramallah
-Jericho
-Bethlehem

- Watch This
- watch the army detain 12HRS when he tries to get through passport control on the way out





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Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:47:55 AM »
It is no longer a question of if but when. It will be for DW and I. First I want to thank everyone that has helped so far!!!
Time frame will be anytime after 8/1. Can fly on any day.  ;)
Will leave from ORD. Would like business/first flight with easy connection and not to long of a layover. Been looking at Swiss and Turkish so far.
Have MR, UR, HGP, UA, and AA. Can generate anything else except SPG.
Would like to be centrally located to see the sites.
DW loves to shop. She can spend all day at a mall. She also wants to float in the Dead Sea.
Open to any and all suggestions.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 09:50:45 AM »
For how long?

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 09:53:36 AM »
Cash flights are often cheaper Saturday, so if you book Amex that's an option. Any religious background? Are you interested in any part of the country in particular? Historic? Nature? As your Itinerary comes to fruition we can all give you our experienced (professional?) 2 cents
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 09:53:47 AM »
For how long?
I was thinking 7-10 days. I am not big on staying in one place to long. Family vaca's to PVR/MBJ are 7 days.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 09:54:21 AM »
Wow

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 09:55:50 AM »
Cash flights are cheapest Saturday, so if you book Amex that's an option. Any religious background? Are you interested in any part of the country in particular? Historic? Nature? As your Itinerary comes to fruition we can all give you our experienced (professional?) 2 cents
The cash option is on the table.
Catholic and DW loves old churches. Historic yes, nature so so.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2017, 10:00:37 AM »
The cash option is on the table.
Catholic and DW loves old churches. Historic yes, nature so so.
So the churches are where some of us are a bit less experienced but there are so many historic areas in Israel. Honestly dead sea is only for some. Been there once and haven't had an interest to go back. Its something you need to do at least once though. While youre down south by the dead sea you may want to hit up Ein Gedi. A bit nature-y but very nice. Lots of water and waterfalls and some nice scenery
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2017, 10:03:24 AM »
I was thinking 7-10 days. I am not big on staying in one place to long. Family vaca's to PVR/MBJ are 7 days.
Assuming you want to see it all, I would prob head counter clockwise. Land in the morning and drive to Eilat for day and a half with stops (Ramon crater is nice).
Then drive to Dead Sea for a day, no need for a night. Jerusalem then for 4 days. Golan for a day then Rosh hanikra, Akko, Caesarea.
Stay last night in Tel Aviv.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2017, 10:05:13 AM »
Can you do 2 weeks? Really tough to see all the sights in 7-10 days for the first time.
I did a month my first time and it wasn't enough...

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2017, 10:06:08 AM »
Can you do 2 weeks?
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2017, 10:09:38 AM »



Time frame will be anytime after 8/1.

Whens the latest?

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2017, 10:09:39 AM »
If you're looking to really get around the country, Eilat is beautiful too. Nice shopping scene on the boardwalk and a great nightlife. Some pretty solid hotels down there as well. Lots of water sports activities if that's up your alley. Scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, jet skis etc.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2017, 10:11:16 AM »
Whens the latest?
End of Oct or it would have to next year after the 1st.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2017, 10:12:52 AM »
Assuming you want to see it all, I would prob head counter clockwise. Land in the morning and drive to Eilat for day and a half with stops (Ramon crater is nice).
Then drive to Dead Sea for a day, no need for a night. Jerusalem then for 4 days. Golan for a day then Rosh hanikra, Akko, Caesarea.
Stay last night in Tel Aviv.
Need more info what interests you for more details.
hit these near Ramon Crater
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2017, 10:13:27 AM »
This is awesome.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2017, 10:15:12 AM »
End of Oct or it would have to next year after the 1st.
OK great because I personally don't think  Aug is a good idea.


Because I won't be there then...Or maybe then it's a great idea.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2017, 10:18:55 AM »
I am not looking to cover the whole country in this one visit. There can always be a return visit.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2017, 10:21:26 AM »
If you're looking to really get around the country, Eilat is beautiful too. Nice shopping scene on the boardwalk and a great nightlife. Some pretty solid hotels down there as well. Lots of water sports activities if that's up your alley. Scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, jet skis etc.
I love water activities but the DW doesn't as she is not an expert swimmer like me.  :)
If my kids were with us then water activities would be a must. A boat cruise or day at the beach works.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2017, 10:23:24 AM »
The wall and "tunnel tours"

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2017, 10:23:36 AM »
It is no longer a question of if but when. It will be for DW and I. First I want to thank everyone that has helped so far!!!
Time frame will be anytime after 8/1. Can fly on any day.  ;)
Will leave from ORD. Would like business/first flight with easy connection and not to long of a layover. Been looking at Swiss and Turkish so far.
Have MR, UR, HGP, UA, and AA. Can generate anything else except SPG.
Would like to be centrally located to see the sites.
DW loves to shop. She can spend all day at a mall. She also wants to float in the Dead Sea.
Open to any and all suggestions.
Since you can fly any day, award space is usually more available on flights that operate on or very close to Shabbos.

As I have posted elsewhere on these forums, if you prefer nocturnal flights, then coming back from TLV your options are DL, UA and LY.

Since KSML is non-issue for you, I thought that the TK chef in J seems really interesting.
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