Synopses & Reviews
A tiny country of outstanding natural beauty and incredible history and heritage, Israel has been charming visitors for years. Whatever draws you to this fascinating destination, Footprint's Israel Handbook has it covered. Having been missing from the bookshelves for sometime, it has been fully revised and updated, providing comprehensive coverage on where to eat, sleep and party, all the best sights and just how to get around this tiny country.
The guide opens with a beautiful colour section full of inspirational photographs and advice to help you plan your trip giving you a flavour of the best things to see and do. The guide then includes carefully selected itineraries giving you advice on how to get the best out of your stay whether youre travelling for a week or a month. From the rolling green hills of Galilee, to the barren landscape of the Negev desert this guide provides extensive, thoroughly researched information which will help you plan your trip as well as advise you on the ground. The Essentials section provides great advice on how to get there and how to get around as well as information on sleeping, eating, drinking and shopping giving you an idea of what you can expect to pay. The heart of the guide is broken in to the key regions of Israel Jerusalem, West Bank, Dead Sea Region, The Negev, Gaza, Tel Aviv/Jaffa, Mediterranean Coastal Strip, Haifa & the North Coast, Galilee, The Golan - and gives you comprehensive information on each of the regions. Each regional section has an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, internet cafes, medical and even laundry services. There is a full-colour mini atlas which has maps of each region to help you get your bearings.
Whether you want a sun-and-sea beach break, are on a religious pilgrimage searching out spirituality, have your backpack strapped on and a limited budget in your pocket, or are a fitness fanatic craving strenuous hiking and biking, Israel really does have it all and Footprints fully updated 3rd edition will show you how to make the most of your trip.
A tiny country of outstanding natural beauty and incredible history and heritage, Israel has been charming visitors for years. Escape to the rolling green hills of Galilee and the Golan Plateau or head to the barren landscape of the south and the Negev desert, where you can literally float atop the Dead Sea. Spend days diving the Red Sea or relaxing on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Mediterranean coast or immerse yourself in Jerusalem, its holy sites and incredible historical buildings. Footprints Israel Handbook has been missing from the bookshelves for sometime, now completely revised and updated for a 3rd edition this guidebook will show travelers exactly how to get the most from a trip to this fascinating and diverse destination.
About the Author
Vanessa Betts is a writer and editor from England. She went to India in 1997, as the first stop on a round-the-world ticket, and then found out that nowhere else could quite compare. After time spent living and working in Australia, Egypt and England she has been based in India, chiefly in Kolkata, since March 2006. Vanessa now lives in Israel. Having spent much of his twenties travelling through the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Dave Winter was subsequently lured back to college and graduated with a first-class degree from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He then joined the Footprint team, co-authoring Footprint Pakistan before writing the first and second editions of Footprint Israel.