Topic Wiki

This is my first attempt at wikifying a thread. Most mistakes are in parts which I have limited knowledge about or I'd rather not comment and I have copied straight out of posts in the thread.

Please feel free to comment and make edits.


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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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #120 on: January 09, 2017, 11:51:04 PM »
Nice job!
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #121 on: January 09, 2017, 11:53:34 PM »
Anyone want to Wikify the suggestions made so far for a 10 day first trip to Israel?
Give me a few minutes
Nice job!
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #122 on: January 09, 2017, 11:58:59 PM »
It's all about experiencing the ancient past, enjoying the modern and advanced present/future and watching the spots where the past and the future come together.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #123 on: January 10, 2017, 12:08:51 AM »
Nice job MeirS! As I started reading the wiki "This is my first attempt at..." I was sure it'll finish with the words "...putting together an itinerary for an Israel trip".  :)

I also like the way you finished off the with some suggestions in purple. :D

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #124 on: January 10, 2017, 12:12:37 AM »
I may be in the minority here but I think it's worthwhile to hire a good tour guide. Many Israeli tour guides are very knowledgable and can enrich your experience exponentially.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #125 on: January 10, 2017, 12:15:48 AM »
I may be in the minority here but I think it's worthwhile to hire a good tour guide. Many Israeli tour guides are very knowledgable and can enrich your experience exponentially.
-1 if he's well prepared. The tour-guide for the type of tour he's looking for will be a total ripoff. The really good ones are for those that Jewish heritage/history specifically is what they are looking for. But again MHO only.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #126 on: January 10, 2017, 12:17:29 AM »
I may be in the minority here but I think it's worthwhile to hire a good tour guide. Many Israeli tour guides are very knowledgable and can enrich your experience exponentially.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #127 on: January 10, 2017, 12:48:41 AM »
+1000 You guys are unbelievable.
THANK YOU!!!
Still need to take care of flights and hotels...

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #128 on: January 10, 2017, 01:05:39 AM »
As far as hotels probably best to stay at the WAJ. If you want to drive through Meah Shearim on Shabbos all you need to do is sit in the front seat and leave your wife in the back. (Make sure her hair is covered and she looks in pain)

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #129 on: January 10, 2017, 01:14:52 AM »
As far as hotels probably best to stay at the WAJ. If you want to drive through Meah Shearim on Shabbos all you need to do is sit in the front seat and leave your wife in the back. (Make sure her hair is covered and she looks in pain)
Lol, then there's no point...

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #130 on: January 10, 2017, 06:48:38 AM »
Still need to take care of flights and hotels...
Unless I can grab an award flight with out much time invested this is a sure winner for me.
Air Canada, Delta, or United are $3.3K from ORD-TLV via YYZ, JFK, or EWR. That should be about 165K AMEX Biz Plat points after 50% rebate.
Can't go wrong with any of those.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #131 on: January 10, 2017, 07:59:20 AM »
Air Canada, Delta, or United are $3.3K from ORD-TLV via YYZ, JFK, or EWR. That should be about 165K AMEX Biz Plat points after 50% rebate.
Can't go wrong with any of those.
Air Canada isn't on the Amex plat airline list, no?
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #132 on: January 10, 2017, 08:00:52 AM »
Air Canada isn't on the Amex plat airline list, no?
J & F don't need to be on the list.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #133 on: January 10, 2017, 08:07:18 AM »
J & F don't need to be on the list.
Gotcha
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #134 on: January 10, 2017, 08:45:08 AM »
As far as hotels probably best to stay at the WAJ.
This is 500 a night?
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