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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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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #210 on: January 17, 2017, 11:57:07 AM »
Keep in mind that not everyone travels like the classic DDFer. While most here won't think of spending more than 2 days (besides shabbos) in Madrid, Rome, Prague.... Ask the average tourist and the standard responses are a week, 10 days, two weeks...
Everyone here says you need weeks to see Israel but for most travelers is it really different than say Portugal or Italy?
Not everyone has a personal connection to Israel and if someone can properly "do" Rome in a day you can do Jerusalem in one also.
It depends on the type of trip he wants, but along the same lines I'd be shocked if h goes back a 2nd time.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #211 on: January 17, 2017, 01:17:30 PM »
Has anyone been to Petra. DW added it to the list.  >:(
yes I have. Definitely beautiful. I don't know how feasible it is as it would rip -minimum -two days out of your trip if you want to do it properly.
If you do end up going and ATV'ing is your thing it is worth it to check out ATV'ing at Wadi Ram (or rum- don't remember the correct spelling). Open desert type, not the forest obstacle course type. And IIRC it is not that far out of the way from Eilat on the way to Petra.
With kids though, I'd imagine it would nt work.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #212 on: January 17, 2017, 01:28:06 PM »
It depends on the type of trip he wants, but along the same lines I'd be shocked if h goes back a 2nd time.

My prediction is that he goes back multiple times and dreams of retiring there.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #213 on: January 17, 2017, 01:49:54 PM »
This thread make me think of Freddie pounding his fists and screaming at his monitor wondering how JTZ is gonna end up at the Kosel before he makes it to the Ohel.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #214 on: January 17, 2017, 01:51:09 PM »
This thread make me think of Freddie pounding his fists and screaming at his monitor wondering how JTZ is gonna end up at the Kosel before he makes it to the Ohel.

That is a very, very good point. You've thrown down the gauntlet. (PM'ing @JTZ now...)

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #215 on: January 17, 2017, 03:42:44 PM »
or fly RJ direct from ORD to AMM and spend a day there and then continue on via land or air?
That was my thinking when she mentioned it. I know from booking flights for members that AMM>TLV is a puddle jump.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #216 on: January 17, 2017, 03:44:44 PM »
That was my thinking when she mentioned it. I know from booking flights for members that AMM>TLV is a puddle jump.
Times aren't always great. Crossing via land is also an option.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #217 on: January 17, 2017, 03:46:45 PM »
My prediction is that he goes back multiple times and dreams of retiring there.
MBJ? Would 9/10 count for multiples?  ;)
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #218 on: January 17, 2017, 03:47:15 PM »
This thread make me think of Freddie pounding his fists and screaming at his monitor wondering how JTZ is gonna end up at the Kosel before he makes it to the Ohel.
Trying for some PC?  :P
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #219 on: January 17, 2017, 03:49:27 PM »
Keep in mind that not everyone travels like the classic DDFer. While most here won't think of spending more than 2 days (besides shabbos) in Madrid, Rome, Prague.... Ask the average tourist and the standard responses are a week, 10 days, two weeks...
Everyone here says you need weeks to see Israel but for most travelers is it really different than say Portugal or Italy?
Not everyone has a personal connection to Israel and if someone can properly "do" Rome in a day you can do Jerusalem in one also.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #220 on: January 17, 2017, 03:50:20 PM »
Times aren't always great. Crossing via land is also an option.
Especially if going to Petra. Though I've never been there or crossed over, I would imagine that if you fly into AMM (which as I suggested, might make sense from ORD) and head from there to Petra, crossing over at the Rabin Crossing down south makes more sense, and then work your way up north on the Israeli side. I would imagine infrastructure is better. Also, somewhere along the route you might go on a camelback or donkey back (which if I understand correctly is a practical way for reaching the last mile to Petra).
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #221 on: January 17, 2017, 03:56:14 PM »
Trying for some PC?  :P

Not in the slightest! I'd be up for a Ohel/770 DO, Israel/Petra will be much harder for me to crack.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #222 on: January 17, 2017, 07:54:15 PM »
LOL.  I need to figure if I'm going solo or with the family.  If solo, I'm definitely doing an Eilat-Petra-Wadi Rum-Eilat excursion.


Has anyone been to Petra. DW added it to the list.  >:(

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #223 on: January 18, 2017, 10:59:49 AM »
Has anyone been to Petra. DW added it to the list.  >:(
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #224 on: January 30, 2017, 09:31:41 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.
Any updates on interesting plans?