Israel is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Russian tourists. The reason for this is the unique combination of cognitive and beach recreation opportunities in this country. At the same time, going on vacation to Israel on your own is not such a difficult task.
Israel is a unique combination of many interesting places to visit, including the ancient city of Jerusalem and other biblical sites, the unique Dead Sea, which is also a health resort, and other attractions. It takes relatively little effort to get there.
The Russian Federation has a visa-free regime with Israel: thus, Russian citizens do not need to obtain a visa to enter this country. However, be prepared for border officials to inquire about your route around the country and where to stop, so you should plan ahead for these points.
Israel is a relatively small country, so you can easily visit several interesting places in one trip. Therefore, when going to Israel to have a rest, try to decide what type of rest you are interested in. So, if you want to get acquainted with historical sights, it will be interesting for you to visit Jerusalem, the banks of the Jordan River or the Massad fortress, located near the Dead Sea. By the way, the Dead Sea itself is of considerable interest to visit: here you can not only experience unusual sensations, immersed in its exceptionally salty waters, but also improve the condition of your skin at one of the health resorts. If you prefer a sea with a more familiar level of salinity, you can go to Eilat - the famous Israeli resort located on the Red Sea.
For relatively short journeys around the country, it is quite convenient to use the services of the local bus carrier Egged. In addition, a popular way of getting around is renting a car, which is quite affordable in Israel. And if you plan to cross the whole country and get, for example, to Eilat from Tel Aviv, you can use a domestic flight, since Eilat has its own airport.
One of the most convenient ways to get to Israel is by air: this type of transport connection, due to the presence of several air carriers on this direction, is quite affordable, and in addition, it can save a significant amount of time compared to other methods of travel.
The largest airport in the country, where almost all international flights land, is Ben Gurion Airport, located just a few kilometers from the Israeli capital, Tel Aviv. At the same time, you can get here by a direct flight not only from Moscow or St. Petersburg, but also from other large cities of Russia, for example, Samara, Rostov-on-Don and others. And even if your flight lands at night, this will not cause you any additional inconvenience: you can take a taxi without unnecessary delays, or a more budget option - a commuter train that will take you to Tel Aviv in about half an hour.
After you have chosen the flight you need and booked a ticket, you can start choosing a hotel. Keep in mind that Israel is a fairly expensive country, and this statement fully applies to the cost of living. So, a double room in a 3 * hotel outside the high season will cost you from $ 140. In order to choose a suitable hotel, a stay in which will leave you with the best memories, it is useful to read reviews of tourists who have already been here: it is quite possible that they will mention some points that may be important for you.