Tag Archive: Jerusalem

Jul 27

Israel Trip

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My wife and I decided to take a last minute trip to Israel since we just got an infusion of over 200k Delta points by combining offers from two American Express cards with a Membership Rewards transfer bonus. Read on to hear about our travels to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the north and more along with our luxury hotel, budget hostel and car rental experiences.

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Jul 26

Western Wall Tunnel Tour in Jerusalem

Western Wall Tunnel

This was very interesting. We made a last minute reservation (+972-2-6271333) on our way into Jerusalem for that night. Note that it is often difficult to get a reservation. Try to book way in advanced. If there is no availability, continue to try up until that day. If you are very motivated, also try to …

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Jul 26

Sandeman’s New Jerusalem Tours (Holy City & Free)

Sandeman's Tour

We took both the Holy City Tour and the Free Tour with Sandeman’s. We loved the holy city tour. It was very reasonably priced and great. Our guide was Moki Schwartz. Moki was getting a masters in History in Jerusalem so really knew his stuff. We spent probably 30 minutes in and around the Church …

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Jul 26

Jerusalem Hostel

Jerusalem Hostel (stock photo)

We stayed at the Jerusalem Hostel (+972 2-6236102) in Zion Square. We really liked it. It was 280NIS/night for a double room. Had decent A/C (without individual control), free wifi (but not in our room), a balcony in the room and a really nice roof deck. They seem to have some bread and instant coffee …

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Jul 25

Avis Jerusalem – King David Station

Avis - Front of First Car

I loved my trip to Israel, but had a horrible experience with Avis’s local contractor in Jerusalem. When you book from the US it appears to be at a very reasonable price, say $20 a day for a compact. When you get there it ends up being around $60 a day with insurance. There is …

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