Cheap Flights to Israel

The Land of Milk and Honey has played a dramatic part in the annals of history, and this small country, nestled against the banks of the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the Dead Sea on the other, has seen the rise and fall of all the great empires that have surrounded it.

Visit the cities of Israel

For glamour, fun and contemporary Israeli culture you cannot do any better than Tel Aviv. The capital city of Israel is young, and fun and full of life, and visitors here can find themselves sunning on a beach, indulging in the vibrant nightlife off of the beachside walk of Tayelet, exploring the UNESCO listed Bauhaus buildings called the White City, or taking a stroll down to the old Arab port town of Jaffa, and try and pick up a bargain and the local flea market.

Then there is the old city of Jerusalem, an ancient metropolis which holds spiritual significance for Judaism, Christianity and Islam alike. A place of religious and cultural pilgrimage, Jerusalem is where travellers can see the bones of the City of David, the Western Wall (sometimes known as the Wailing Wall), the Temple Mount and the iconic Dome on the Rock.

From north to south

Away from the beaches, the land of Israel can offer hikers the chance to scale Masada and stand within its fortress that looms over the Dead Sea. Or explore the desertous region of the country by travelling to the Ramon Crater, part of Israel’s largest National Park. If being outdoors is what you really crave from your holiday, in the northern city of Haifa you can find the UNESCO protected Baha’i Gardens, a staircase of 19 differently landscaped terraces that step their way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel.

And coast to coast

It is something of a tradition when travelling to Israel to head to the lowest point on earth, the famous Dead Sea, where visitors can relax and rejuvenate in the famous minerals of the seabed, or float in its saline rich waters. However, it is on the southern shores where coastal resorts cluster along the Red Sea, especially in popular Eilat. Dive spots here are renowned worldwide, and delving underwater will reveal rainbow corals and brightly coloured fish.

Fly to Israel

Depending on where in the world you are coming from, flying to Israel could mean needing to layover for a few hours in a transit city like Dubai, Paris, or Los Angeles. Airline carriers that fly to Israel are Air France, Thai Airways, American Airlines, British Airways, Korean Air and Air China.

Most international passengers fly into Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. For more information on airports that service other regional areas of the country, please check out our full list of airports in Israel.

North Israel: Haifa Airport (HFA)

Central Israel: Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)

South Israel: Ovda International Airport (VDA)

Eilat Airport (ETH)

When should you go?

For good weather in the southern and western parts of the country, where the beach and spa resorts of Eilat and the Dead Sea are situated, the best time of year to go would be in winter (December-February) or spring (March-May) when temperatures aren’t uncomfortably hot. Spring and autumn (September-November) are also good for touring the capital of Tel Aviv, which can get very muggy in the summer seasons. However, the northern regions of Israel are best experienced in the summer season, in the months of June, July and August.

What do you need to know?

Currency: Israeli New Shekel (ILS)

Visa: Many countries will qualify for the Visa Waiver Program, but for those that need a visa, you can find all the pertinent and current information on the Israeli government tourism website. Please be aware that if you do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program and do not apply for a visa in advance, you will not be allowed entry into the country.

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