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Whether it's a beach holiday on the Mediterranean or Red Sea, a city break in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, a classic discovery tour or a trip to Petra, one of the new seven wonders of the world, you'll find everything Israel has to offer in our portfolio. Our holidays are tailor made to suit you, whether your choice of lodging is one of Israel’s 5 star hotels, less formal 3 star accommodation, a spa resort or kibbutz guesthouse.
This is a holiday with a difference that gives you time to explore while staying at hotels and guesthouses developed by the collective settlements which were so crucial to the establishment of Israel.
The public transportation system is efficient and well maintained. Israel is home to the world`s second largest bus company – Egged, and buses are popular for intercity trips as well as getting around the cities. Trains run frequently on all routes from early morning until late at night.
Taxis are plentiful at Ben Gurion Airport, while sits more or less half way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. These taxis are regulated, and you will be assigned a specific cab and given a card with the vehicle`s identification number and the operator’s telephone number. Fares are fixed.
Sheruts- minibuses carrying up to ten passengers – transport passengers directly to their hotels, except in Tel Aviv. Jerusalem sheruts are managed by Nesher, tel. (01) 599-500205, Haifa sheruts by Amal, tel.(04)866 2324.
You can visit the Ben Gurion website on: http://www.ben-gurion-airport.co.il
Trains offer the fastest and best public transportation between Ben Gurion and Tel Aviv. While the largest city station is TA Center-Savidor(also known as Arlosoroff, and adjacent to the local bus and sherut stations), it is no further from the beach hotels than the Hashalom stop, which with its lifts is a more convenient option for travellers with heavy luggage. The final city stop north of Arlosoroff is the jumping off point for Tel Aviv University and Diaspora Museum, linked to the station by local buses.
The Egged bus company operates airport services to the central bus stations of:
Tel Aviv – Line 475, 05:00 am till 10:30 pm, every 20 minutes.
Jerusalem – Line 947, 06:30 am till 10:00 pm, every 30 minutes.
Haifa – Line 947, 06:30 am till 21:00, every 40 minutes.
Rental cars are also readily available, but it is advisable to pre-book before departure, as spot rates in Israel are extremely high. Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar and National all have a presence at the airport, but renting from a local agency, however, may prove more competitive. Some of the more reputable Israeli agencies include Eldan Rent-A-Car and Shlomo-Sixt.
Egged serves Israel’s highways with modern, comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles, while Dan serves Tel Aviv and the surrounding area with local buses. As in the UK, security awareness is high and passenger safety is accorded the highest priority. For route and timetable information, visit www.egged.co.il and www.dan.co.il
Israel’s railways transport more than one million people per month, efficiently linking the north and south via Tel Aviv, with a spur line to Ben Gurion Airport. However, although a Jerusalem station is shown on the network, it is situated a long way from the city centre. The rail network does not extend to
Eilat or the Dead Sea. For more information, visit www.rail.co.il/EN
Buses and trains do not operate between sunset on Friday to sunset Saturday. However, even on the Sabbath, regular taxis and communal minibuses known as sheruts help travellers reach their destination.
While taxis carry meters, it’s also possible to agree on a fare before departure, and all drivers are required to provide a receipt showing their ID.
Sheruts offer the most convenient route from Ben Gurion airport to Jerusalem and are an excellent way to get around Tel Aviv for barely more than the price of a bus ticket. Study the routes in advance or ask at the Arlosoroff terminal adjacent to the bus and train stations. Bear in mind these 10-seat minibuses will generally wait to fill up before departing, and have fixed city stops like bus routes.
Roads and highways are in good condition throughout the country, and renting a car is the best option for touring the Galilee and north of the country or exploring the Dead Sea and desert at your own pace. English road signs are plentiful, and detailed road maps are available in areas like the Galilee packed with sites of tourist interest. However, driving in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, with their lack of parking and tendency to congestion, is best avoided.
Israel recognises British, American and Canadian drivers’ licences. The use of seat belts is mandatory and speed limits range from 50km per hour in cities to 56 miles per hour on intercity roads and ? on motorways.
Israel’s automobile club, MEMSI(tel.(03) 564-1122)is a good source o maps and road information. The main office is in Tel Aviv at 20 Rehov Ha-Rakavet, and there is also a Jerusalem office at 31 Ben Yehuda Street(tel.(02)625 -9711).
Tourers bringing their own campervans or other vehicles may enter for up to one year without special documentation. Insurance is compulsory for all drivers and must be locally purchased.