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Israel by car

With the holidays in full swing, now’s the perfect time to get out and see Israel’s top attractions

Eldan Car Rental in Israel (photo: Courtesy)
Eldan Car Rental in Israel (photo: Courtesy)

Consider a car rental in Tel Aviv and experience the flexibility of organizing your own itinerary around this compact country. Or for a convenient start to your vacation you can pick up a car at Israel’s main airport, Ben Gurion, which is situated close to Tel Aviv.

Start your trip in Tel Aviv

Once you arrive, you’ll definitely want to take in all the attractions of Israel’s second most important city. Top highlights to include are the famous Bauhaus buildings in the ‘White City’, a UNESCO designated site. Old Jaffa is a charming district and features one of the world’s most ancient ports, while Tel Aviv’s glorious sandy Mediterranean beaches are not to be missed.

Israel – land of history and unforgettable vistas breath-taking scenery

When it comes to exploring outside of the city, and getting to know Israel as a whole, car rental in Tel Aviv is the perfect form of transport.

Tel Aviv is just a short drive from many of Israel’s top sites and attractions. Haifa, for example, is just an hour away. In Haifa you can wander around the famous Hanging Gardens of Baha’i and take in breathtaking vistas from Mount Carmel towards the Galilee. Caesarea, the ancient Crusader city, is also an easy journey from Tel Aviv. Set aside a day to explore the fascinating Roman amphitheatre, aqueduct and Roman port, or take an underwater dive to view ancient ruins.

No trip to Israel would be complete without a visit to Jerusalem, which is also just an hour’s drive from Tel Aviv. Here you can view some of the most famous attractions in the world. The Wailing Wall, Dome of the Rock, and tomb of King David are just a few of the wonders of the ancient world, while Jerusalem’s modern city also has plenty to fascinate with the Knesset and Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial notable attractions.

Head south for an unforgettable road trip

Even Eilat in the south of the country is only around four hours’ drive, a drive which takes in spectacular scenic vistas on the way. Stop off and take in the picturesque desert scenery of the Negev, and natural attractions such as the Ramon Crater, while the Dead Sea and the Timna Valley Geological Park are other attractions you should set aside time for.

Driving in Israel

A final word of advice: when you book your car rental in Tel Aviv it’s worth considering a GPS navigation system – this will give you peace of mind if you don’t know the country very well, and will also help you find more off the beaten track places. With a little forward planning you’ll find car rental a flexible, cost-effective and enjoyable way to get around Israel.

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