Can you travel in Israel on a budget? Yes, you can.
Let me show you the best way to do that:
Enjoy the sights, museums, lovely beaches and trails that Israel has to offer.
Discover our great markets (shuk) and find affordable local dishes.
Wear good shoes and walk around. You can find some great free walking tours on each city.
There are great accommodation places on a budget across the country and you can even go on camping.
Let’s discover how can you plan your trip on tight budget and discover amazing places to visit:
One of the great ways to save money is making use of the Israeli Shuk (markets). Every major city has a shuk and you can buy fresh vegetables and fruits, you can eat a local dish such as falafel and Hummus. Best known markets are Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, Mahne Yehuda in Jerusalem, Arab markets in Akko and Nazareth.
Another way to save money is living in cheap accommodation such as hostels (For examples-Abraham’s Hostels). The hostels around Israel are very well maintained and clean. Another option of accommodations is Air B&B, or even vacation rental all around Israel.
If you can’t afford renting a car travel by public transportation-buses and trains. The public transportation is efficient and affordable. The train will take you quickly from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The buses are running at good frequencies between and within major cities. Another option is to take Sherut which are shared taxis and also run both within and between cities. The main difference between these and buses is that the driver will stop and drop you anywhere along the route, making them incredibly convenient for some destinations.
An incredible way to tour Israel on your own is turning into local tourism offices, which are located at the airport and major cities and attractions. You can get maps and brochures for free. The tourist representatives will gladly explain to you how to get around.
Wear good shoes and walk around. You can find some great free walking tours on each city, that runs by the municipality. There are many great free trails all over and you can just stroll in. (Look for the KKL signs).
Some museums are free, and you can visit them. (For example, the Rali Museums in Caesarea).
Israel is a great place to visit for free religious (churches, Western Wall, synagogues, Mosques), historical and archaeological (Aqueduct, Bird’s Mosaic) sites.
If you are visiting our National Parks you can buy a card that can be used for 3-4 parks. (that’s include-Masada, Megiddo and Hula Valley). There are great parks all around you (for example, Ramat Hanadiv Park in Zichron Yaakov).
We have great beaches and promenades with restaurants and souvenirs. All free and open 24/7.
More tips will come up soon.
So, start planning your trip. Contact me and let me help you plan your next vacation.
I am looking forward to making your next trip one of a kind year to cherish.
Shalom, Lehitraot (see you) and Goodbye.