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Top 8 Day Trips From Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Many visitors from around the world come to Israel for a religious trip because the country is known as the Holy Land in the Holy Bible. But, if you are not a Christian, you are welcome to explore the top-notch attractions and remarkable beauty of nature that Israel has. First, arrive in Tel Aviv-Yafo, the capital city. Make a stop at Yarkon Park to soothe your soul and mind with the lush greenery of the botanical garden. Then, savor some delicious local food by stopping by Carmel Market, an outdoor market that is also the largest market in the city. Other than food, indulge yourself by buying some fresh fruits and goods. Once you feel satisfied, you need to take day trips from Tel Aviv-Yafo and your vacation will be a complete package. To learn more about the top day trips from Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, continue reading.

1. Bethlehem and Jericho (from USD 135.0)

Begin your journey to the biblical period as you take a day trip to Bethlehem and Jericho. The Christians believe that Bethlehem is the place where Jesus was born. Once you reach Jerusalem, you should visit Bethlehem Church and Grotto of the Nativity. In Jericho, you will witness some popular biblical sites, including Elijah’s Spring and Zacchaeus’ tree. Enjoy the Judean desert along the way.

Tel Aviv to Bethlehem and Jericho Full-Day Guided Trip

Duration: 11 hours

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2. Petra (from USD 470.0)

Petra is not located in Israel, but you are recommended to also take a day trip to this city of Jordan by air. Pass through Jordan’s desert before you reach Petra, an ancient city that is arguably the prettiest in Jordan. Petra appeals to tourists for its astonishing rose-red buildings and monuments.

Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Duration: 16 hours

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3. Masada and the Dead Sea (from USD 120.0)

Of course, the very first destinations that you have to visit from Tel Aviv are Masada and the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is famous because you can float on the salt-rich water. Try it for yourself and see how cool it is to being able to float on a water. You should also try to put the sands on your skin because the local people believe that the sands have the ability to make you look younger and more radiant. In addition to Dead Sea, you will also get to Masada by boarding a cable car. There will be many sights of Holy Land that you will encounter along the way.

Tel Aviv to Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip with Cable Car Ride

Duration: 12 hours

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4. Old Jerusalem (from USD 94.0)

A day trip to Old Jerusalem is exciting, particularly for those who are Jewish and those who believe in Jesus Christ. You will visit the holy sites that are mentioned in the Holy Bible, such as the Garden of Gethsemane, Hall of the Last Supper and Tomb of King David. You can also marvel at the sweeping views of the old city by making your way to Mount of Olives.

Tel Aviv to Old Jerusalem Sightseeing Full-Day Trip

Duration: 10 hours

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5. Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre (from USD 110.0)

What can you enjoy in Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre? First, you need to know that the three places are the historical port cities of Israel. This means that you are going to enjoy the immensity of seas. Then, you can discover ancient Roman ruins and the famous Roman theater in Caesarea. Rosh Hanikra is famous for its grottos. As for Acre, you can soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the Old City Market and go all the way through crusader tunnels.

Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Duration: 10 hours

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6. Nazareth, Tiberias and Sea of Galilee (from USD 94.0)

Nazareth and Sea of Galilee are both part of the New Testament in the Holy Bible. Jesus spent most of his childhood in Nazareth and once you get to Nazareth, you can enjoy two popular landmarks, namely Church of the Annunciation and Church of St. Joseph. Sea of Galilee is your next visit and here you can remember what has been told in the bible about feeding of 5,000 people. You will then reach Jordan River where you can have your baptism. To get to Jordan River, you will pass through Tiberias.

Nazareth, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Duration: 10 hours

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7. Golan Heights (from USD 128.0)

Golan Heights is worth your time for its scenic spots along the way. You will enjoy your time in the capital of Golan Heights, Katzrin. The ancient village is an ideal place for a pleasant stroll on a fine morning. In Katzrin, you will make a stop at a synagogue from the sixth century where you can still see the original inscriptions written in Hebrew. Get to the top of Mount Bental for a splendid view over Quneitra Valley. You will also reach Hammat Gader where you can marvel at Jordanian and Syrian borders.

Tel Aviv to Golan Heights Day Trip Including Hammat Gader

Duration: 12 hours

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8. Herzliya

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Last but not least, you need to complete your trip in Israel by heading to the northern part of Tel Aviv to reach Herzliya, a city that is known as the hub of startups and entrepreneurship. There are numerous things to see and enjoy in Herzliya. Stop by Apollonia National Park to please your eyes with scenic vistas of a park and a garden. You should also visit Herzliya Park to unwind and admire the views of the water, park and garden. Here you can enjoy outdoor activities like running and walking. Finally, stop by Sidna Ali Mosque, an ancient mosque that will bring you back to the past era as soon as you are strolling the surrounding area.

Travel to as many places as you can in Israel

To enjoy the ultimate vacation in Israel, there is only one important thing to do: you need to travel to as many places as you can. That is why you are urged to take all the day trips from Tel Aviv-Yafo, not just some of them. Discover the gems in each new destination and enjoy Israel!

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