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Holidays in Israel

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Israel Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Israel hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Israel trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Israel

Isrotel Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$338 per night from 21 Nov. to 22 Nov.
4/5Very Good! (362 reviews)
Ok stay

"Service could be better"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Isrotel Dead Sea
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach
145 HaYarkon Street, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
The price is AU$287 per night from 5 Nov. to 6 Nov.
3.6/5Good! (612 reviews)

"I liked the size of the room and the couch and little sitting area."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2019

Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach
Mizpe Hayamim
Mizpe Hayamim
Safed Road 89, Rosh Pinna
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$509 per night from 21 Nov. to 22 Nov.
4.4/5Wonderful! (47 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and grounds. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the breakfast is out of to world ! Highly recommended. 10"…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2020

Mizpe Hayamim
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Israel Holiday

Many of the world’s monotheistic religions have major sites in this Middle Eastern country, which also features Dead Sea resorts and a lively metropolis. Israel was founded as a Jewish homeland, but today its religious sites attract as many Christian and Muslim pilgrims as they do Jewish visitors. Explore the many holy sites gracing its central cities and relax on its Dead Sea and Mediterranean coasts.

The holy centre of Israel is Jerusalem. Here, Muslim and Jewish pilgrims converge on the octagonal, gold-crowned Dome of the Rock, a shrine for Islam and a holy site for Judaism. Join crowds around another Jewish holy site, the nearby Western Wall, the remnant of a temple built in the first century BC. Jerusalem features the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and entombed before coming back to life. Nazareth and Bethlehem contain additional religious landmarks.

While Jerusalem is often a destination for enriching the soul, Israel’s Dead Sea may have positive effects on the body. Both the mud and waters of this sea, one of the saltiest in the world, are touted to help the skin. Float on the surface of the salty water and spread your skin with the dark mud. Explore the surrounding area, which includes Ein Bokek and other resort towns; stay at a spa and buy fresh Dead Sea salts.

Head to Israel’s second-largest city, Tel Aviv, a modern destination with skyscrapers and seafront high-rises along the Mediterranean coast. See historical attractions in the small old port district of Jaffa. Spend the day on Gordon Beach, enjoy a drink at a gay bar on Shenkin Street and dance at one of Tel Aviv’s many nightclubs.

Violence regularly breaks out in Israel due to the country’s delicate relationship with the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank that fall within its borders. Stay safe by avoiding these areas and their surroundings and by monitoring the news before planning your trip.

Fly into Ben Gurion Airport at the centre of Israel to begin exploring this historic and holy nation.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Israel?
A: Like many vibrant cities, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem can be explored using public transportation or ride-share services. But if you want to head off and discover the wider region of Ezor Rishon LeTsiyon or farther afield, you’ll adore the flexibility that comes with having your own rental car. For all your motoring requirements, browse our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Israel.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Israel?
A: There are many airports in Israel. International flights usually fly into one of these two:
  • Tel Aviv (TLV-Ben Gurion): 5,630 international flights per month.
  • Haifa (HFA): 16 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Israel?
A: There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to accommodation in Israel. The most popular places are apartments. But if that’s not quite right for you, you can also choose from hotels, guest houses, apart-hotels and much more.
Q: What does an Israel holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: You can start by picking your car, flight and hotel. Lock in as little or as much as you want. Next comes the exciting stuff — booking fun activities and epic adventures. With loads of amazing options to choose from, arranging your upcoming holiday in Israel will be easy.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Israel?
A: Book a package with Expedia. It’s as effortless as that. Flights, Hotels, Rental Cars — put together what you need for your Israel escape and watch your savings add up. It’s time to start organising your dream holiday (and save yourself some dollars at the same time).
Q: What are the best things to do in Israel?
A: The first stop, Tel Aviv. Start your holiday with a visit to well-known attractions like Carmel Market, Gordon Beach and Azrieli Centre. If your itinerary features Jerusalem instead, Western Wall, Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount are all top choices. And last but not least, Haifa. Here, we’d recommend heading to Baha’i Gardens, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Haifa Port.