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Publisher Comments:

The completely revamped, full-color Fodors Israel is perfect for first-time and return visitors who want to experience Israels awe-inspiring historical and religious sites as well as its outdoor activities, beautiful landscapes, good food and wine, and vibrant modern culture.

• More than 200 color photos illustrate the beauty of Israel and help readers choose what to see

• An all-new “Experience Israel” chapter provides an overview of the country and what to do, covering topics ranging from Israeli food and markets to the best beaches and spas

• All-new magazine-style illustrated features highlight quintessential Israel both ancient and modern: Masada, the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Jesus in the Galilee, trekking in the Negev desert, nightlife in Tel Aviv, and Israeli wine

• All-new orientation and planning features in each chapter have color maps and photos that make it easy to prepare for a trip and navigate the destination

• Detailed itineraries are tailored to specific kinds of visitors, such as first-timers and Christian travelers, to help them maximize their time and money

• Safety and security expectations are thoroughly detailed

Synopsis:

The only up-to-date guide to the region available!

Fodors Israel, 6th Edition, completely rewritten for today's travelers, is ideal for first–time and return visitors who want to experience the country's awe-inspiring historical and religious sites and its vibrant modern culture.

• Eight pages of brilliant color photographs

• Accessible coverage of top destinations: Jerusalem and the Old City, the Dead Sea, Masada, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Zfat, and the Negev desert

• Brand-new information on spa culture, the B&B scene, resorts, wineries, gallery experience, folk art shops, and transportation changes

• Full coverage of outdoor activities from the beaches of Eilat to hiking in the Golan

• Plus travel safety information and security expectations

About the Author

Written by well-known local guides and respected authors Judy Stacey Goldman and Mike Rogoff.

Judy Stacey Goldman was born in Montréal and has lived in Israel, where she is now a professional tour guide, for 30 years. She has coauthored three books about Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and is currently preparing a new book on Jerusalem. Mike Rogoff, a professional tour guide and writer, has been exploring and studying the byways of Israel since he moved there from his native South Africa in 1970. He has contributed to Fodors Israel since 1985.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Experience Israel............8

Israel Today............10

Whats Where............12

Israel Planner............14

Israel Made Easy............16

Israels Top Attractions............18

Quintessential Israel............20

If You Like............22

Israel: People, Religion, and State............24

Israels Top Experiences............28

Where to Stay in Israel............29

Israeli Cuisine............30

Israel with Kids............32

Israels Markets............34

Israels Best Beaches............35

Israel and the Performing Arts............36

Israels Major Holidays............38

Great Itineraries............41

Chapter 2: Jerusalem............53

Welcome to Jerusalem............54

Jerusalem Planner............56

Exploring Jerusalem............59

Where to Eat............117

Best Bets for Jerusalem Dining............118

Holiday Foods in Israel............122

Where to Stay............133

Best Bets for Jerusalem Lodging............135

Nightlife and the Arts............149

Sports and the Outdoors............155

Shopping............157

Chapter 3: Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea............165

Welcome to Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea............166

Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Planner............168

Masada and the Dead Sea............171

West of Jerusalem............200

Bethlehem............209

Chapter 4: Tel Aviv............217

Welcome to Tel Aviv............218

Tel Aviv Planner............220

Center City............223

Neveh Tzedek............230

Jaffa............232

The Tel Aviv Port and Northern Tel Aviv............236

Where to Eat............239

Best Bets for Tel Aviv Dining............240

Street Food In Israel............242

Where to Stay............253

Best Bets for Tel Aviv Lodging............254

Nightlife and the Arts............264

Sports and the Outdoors............274

Shopping............277

Chapter 5: Haifa and the Northern Coast............281

Welcome to Haifa and the Northern Coast............282

Haifa and the Northern Coast Planner............284

Haifa............287

The Northern Coast............306

The Wine Country and Mt. Carme............318

Akko to Rosh Hanikra............336

Chapter 6: Lower Galilee............351

Welcome to Lower Galilee............352

Lower Galilee Planner............354

Jezreel and Jordan Valleys............357

Nazareth and the Galilee Hills............369

Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee............386

Chapter 7: Upper Galilee and the Golan............407

Welcome to Upper Galilee and the Golan............408

Upper Galilee and the Golan Planner............410

Tzfat (Safed) and Environs............413

Upper Hula Valley............430

The Golan Heights............436

Chapter 8: Eilat and the Negev............445

Welcome to Eilat and the Negev............446

Eilat and the Negev Planner............448

The Heart of the Negev............451

Beersheva and the Northern Negev............470

Eilat and Environs............477

Side Trip to Petra............496

Petra Planner............498

Vocabulary............507

Travel Smart Israel............518

Index............538

About Our Writers............548

ISRAEL IN FOCUS

Israel Through the Ages............47

Jerusalem: Keeping the Faith............66

Masada: Desert Fortress............180

The Dead Sea: A Natural Wonder............194

Tel Aviv After Dark............267

The Wines of Israel............326

Jesus in the Galilee............378

Adventures in the Negev............462

MAPS

The Old City............60-61

East Jerusalem............96

West Jerusalem............103

Center City............112

Where to Eat and Stay in Jerusalem............120-121

Masada and the Dead Sea............173

West of Jerusalem............201

Bethlehem............213

Center City and Neveh Tzedek............224

Jaffa............233

Tel Aviv Port and Northern Tel Aviv............237

Where to Eat in Tel Aviv............241

Where to Stay in Tel Aviv............255

Haifa............290-291

Where to Eat and Stay in Haifa............299

The Northern Coast to Rosh Hanikra............308

Caesarea ............312

Akko—Old City............338

Lower Galilee............359

Nazareth............371

Sea of Galilee............387

Tiberias............389

Tzfat (Safed) ............414

Tzfat and Environs............423

Upper Hula Valley and the Golan Heights............431

The Heart of the Negev............451

Beersheva to Ein Bokek............470

Eilat and Environs............478

Where to Eat and Stay in Eilat............483

Petra............497

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400008988
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Travel-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20090804
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
548
Dimensions:
7.98x5.18x.96 in. 1.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The only up-to-date guide to the region available!

Fodors Israel, 6th Edition, completely rewritten for today's travelers, is ideal for first–time and return visitors who want to experience the country's awe-inspiring historical and religious sites and its vibrant modern culture.

• Eight pages of brilliant color photographs

• Accessible coverage of top destinations: Jerusalem and the Old City, the Dead Sea, Masada, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Zfat, and the Negev desert

• Brand-new information on spa culture, the B&B scene, resorts, wineries, gallery experience, folk art shops, and transportation changes

• Full coverage of outdoor activities from the beaches of Eilat to hiking in the Golan

• Plus travel safety information and security expectations

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