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Israel is a complex country with a rich history and lots of things to do and see. You will need to do your homework and we are here to help.

Visiting Israel can be more than a bit overwhelming. It is not just the hustle and bustle of a busy Mediterranean country. There are lots of fellow tourists, things work differently than what we are used to and there is an immense number of different activities to choose from. With large crowds and too many options availabe, you will have to make choices. We highly recommend properly planning your visit to Israel. The travel books and travel guides in this post are here to help you on your way. We have hand picked all of these books!

We are a big fan of Lonely Planet! We use Lonely Planet Travel Guides for basically every destination that we visit. This Lonely Planet Pocket Jerusalem & Tel Aviv is a smaller edition and is purely focused on Israel’s two most frequently visited destinations. The book comes with full colour maps, highlights, itineraries and what we like the most about the entire Lonely Planet series: reviews for eating, drinking, hidden gems and going out. All Lonely Planet books from the Pocket series are easy-to-use and -unsurprisingly- fit in your pocket. These books are small enough to handle with ease but big enough to contain all the essential tips and tricks for your perfect trip to Israel.

2021 edition! If you need a bit more than just the pocket edition, you can also go for the traditional Lonely Planet guide. This book comes with the colour maps, highlights and itineraries that we are used to from our favourite travel book brand. What is especially useful about Lonely Planet are the reviews for different budgets. The book covers all major destinations and things to do in Israel.

DK Eyewitness’ newly updated guide brings Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations.

This book includes, DK’s

  • Pick of Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories’ must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems
  • The best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay
  • Detailed maps and walks which make navigating the region easy
  • Easy-to-follow itineraries
  • Expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe
  • Color-coded chapters to every part of Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories, from the Mediterranean Coast to the Dead Sea, Galilee to Western Jordan

What makes this guide unique and our number one tip? It is written by locals and is the perfect guidebook for all travelers looking for insider tips. This Israel Travel book includes tips and tricks for your visit to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and more.The book comes with detailed maps and descriptions.

By reading up on the history of our travel destinations we can better understand the behaviour of those living in the places that we visit. Every place that we visit has its own unique history and culture. Israel is a country we all know aboutbut probably don’t really understand. The country has a long and rich history. Although Israel’s history is too extensive to cover in a single book, this book does a good job in explaining ‘the most misunderstood country on earth’.

In all our overviews of travel guides, we include a travel book that is made for children. This Rome for Kids Travel Book is easy to use for children and will be really entertaining for kids making the life of parents much easier, even on longer trips. The book includes: 120 pages, 6×9, cream paper and a beautiful matte-finished cover. The book will help making the trip to Israel fun, easy and entertaining for you and the kids.

Over the years, more and more people started traveling and overtourism became a growing issue. Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to change our travel behavior for now, we believe that we will travel again and that the return of crowds is inevitable. This book helps you to Avoid Crowds and is your guide on what (not) to do when it’s busy. The book includes a special chapter on traveling during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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