|About the Book|
Insider advice on avoiding crowds of tourists and the inauthentic, and how to see the real heart of Israel. Our author will tell you all you need to know about the exciting cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the capital of the north, Haifa. IsraelsMoreInsider advice on avoiding crowds of tourists and the inauthentic, and how to see the real heart of Israel. Our author will tell you all you need to know about the exciting cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the capital of the north, Haifa. Israels regions and highlights are broken down by thoughtful chapter sections with itineraries and accompanying maps to help you to plan your way while you stay, according to your timeframeWhere to find the best natural wonders Israel has to offer, from the Sea of Galilee to the deserts encompassing the Dead Sea. Youll also get advice on how best to see the lost ancient cities of Caesarea, Zippori, Megiddo, Korazim, Gamla, and Bet Shean--plus Petra in Jordan.Insightful commentary on Israels most important holy places such as The Western Wall by Temple Mount, Al Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Mount of Olives.Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.