Tel Aviv-Yafo, to give the city its full and proper title, is a cosmopolitan city on the periphery of the Mediterranean. Flights to Tel Aviv give you the opportunity to explore the city and see how it has developed into a confluence of languages, cultures and populations; all of which make package holidays in Tel Aviv a unique and thrilling experience.
Not many cities can boast stunning beaches, world-class museums, ancient history and year-round good weather – but Tel Aviv can, and does so with style and elegance. Both night and day, the city is bursting with energy. From new exhibitions to traditional markets and street-side food stalls to rooftop bars – nowhere does it quite like Tel Aviv.
Everything you need to know before visiting Tel Aviv
City breaks in Tel Aviv begin at the country's only airport, Ben Gurion. The airport has excellent train connections to the city and taxis are available 24-hours a day outside the terminal building. Those with a UK passport don't need a visa to enter Israel and can stay for the purposes of tourism for up to three months with a flight from London to Tel Aviv.
While Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages, English is widely spoken and signs and information outlets are well equipped for tourists. Israel is two hours ahead of the United Kingdom so visitors need to bear this in mind when making plans for a flight and hotel in Tel Aviv.
When Is The Best Time To Visit Tel Aviv?
Package holidays in Tel Aviv are an excellent choice all year round. The months of June, July and August see the hottest temperatures and best conditions for the fabulous beaches, while the winter months are cooler but still pleasant with excellent weather for sightseeing. Christmas is a popular and special time to visit the region as many visitors flock to Bethlehem to see the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
What to do in Tel Aviv
A weekend in Tel Aviv is a fantastic opportunity to explore old and new worlds which coexist in perfect harmony. The beach is one of the major draws to the city, and locals and visitors alike lap up the sun on this delightful stretch of Mediterranean coastline.
Tel Aviv has plenty of markets where you can pick up everything from antiques to local foods, and one of the most popular is the Camel Market and the Flea Market. For those on the hunt for clothing there are several malls, including Azrieli and Ramat Aviv, which are ideal for picking up a bargain alongside a flight from Manchester to Tel Aviv.
What are the best places to visit in Tel Aviv?
Book a flight and hotel to Tel Aviv and you'll find many of the major attractions pertain to the city's rich history. Old Jaffa is one of the world's oldest ports and a walk around its ancient streets is simply a must. Rabin Square is another highlight. It's Israel's largest square and holds historical prominence as the site of PM Rabin's assassination. Other notable places of interest to visit during a weekend in Tel Aviv include:
Tel Aviv is a melting pot of cultures and the array of local and international food options is beguiling. City breaks to Tel Aviv wouldn't be complete without sampling a little of the local cuisine, such as falafel, hummus, shakshouka and couscous. Street vendors sell delicious wraps and meze dishes where you can dine on a budget, while the streets around the centre of town are teeming with word-class restaurants where you can sample everything from steak to Sichuan cuisine.
What to bring back from Tel Aviv
Despite being relatively small, Tel Aviv certainly punches above its weight when it comes to local produce and things to take home. Foodies will love the organic olive oils and wines, while those with a flair for jewellery will be delighted by the array of colourful gems and stones crafted into earring, bangles and necklaces. Embroidery is also popular in the region, and stalls and shops sell a range of items from scarves to cushion covers, all with beautifully stitched motifs.
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