How to Honeymoon in Israel

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Israel may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think “honeymoon.” However, many young couples, particularly Jewish couples, are choosing the Holy Land as their romantic getaway destination. The appeal of having your honeymoon in Israel goes much farther than the country’s interesting history and stunning beaches. Israel offers a variety of beautiful and romantic settings as well as exciting activities perfect for newlyweds. Have a look at all the places you can visit on your honeymoon in Israel

Celebrate in Tel Aviv

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After a long flight, spend a few nights unwinding in Tel Aviv. This city is the perfect combination of relaxation and excitement. Head to the beach to lay in the sand and enjoy the calm Meditteranean seas, or head to one of the dozens of hotels that line the beachfront for a romantic Israeli breakfast spread overlooking the water. Once you’re beached-out, Tel Aviv offers fantastic nightlife opportunities. Try out some delicious cocktails with your sweetheart at Imperial Craft Cocktail bar, considered to be one of the best bars in the Middle East. If you’re still in a dancing mood after your wedding, you can also head to some of the fantastic clubs that the city is known for.

Wander in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem is a must for any honeymoon in Israel, regardless of if you’re a more religious couple or not. The city offers a multitude of both spiritual and fun activities to partake in. Start by strolling through the Wohl Rose Park to appreciate all the lovely smelling flowers. Wander around Jerusalem’s Old City to admire the charming ancient architecture, historical sites, and appreciate the area’s religious significance. Don’t miss the night show at The Tower of David. The historic structure is lit up with a projected light show and accompanying music. If you enjoy splurging, head to Mamilla Mall to do some shopping at chic stores and boutiques.

Stargaze in Mitzpe Ramon

The Negev is the perfect destination for a romantic honeymoon in Israel. The vast desert offers tons of opportunities for silence and solitude away from the crowds of the city. Stay at the iconic Beeresheet Hotel that overlooks the Ramon Crater and enjoy stunning desert views from your own private pool. At night, you can have a romantic dinner together in quiet surroundings. Later on in the evening, take a Jeep tour out into the desert where you can stargaze under the brilliant night sky, away from any noise and light pollution.

Looking to spend more time in the desert? Check out our expert guide of where to go in the Negev.

Discover Masada and the Dead Sea

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While you’re already in the Negev, continue your honeymoon by visiting Masada, an ancient fortress set on top of the mattress. You can either take a cablecar up or choose to hike your way to the top. Once you’ve arrived, you can learn the tragic history of the place, and admire the stunning desert views from an elevated vantage point. Many people opt to hike the mountain in the early morning hours and then enjoy the sunrise from the top. Next, unwind at the Dead Sea where you can cover yourself in therapeutic mud and float on the sea’s surface. Go for a couple’s massage by the sea so that you can continue your honeymoon feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Fly High in The Galilee & Golan Heights

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The Golan Heights is the perfect setting for a honeymoon in Israel. With lush green mountains, adventurous activities, and plenty of opportunities to relax, it is an ideal couple’s destination. First, visit one of the many wineries in the region for a tour and a tasting of some award-winning Israeli wine. For something more exciting, you can choose to go on either a hot air balloon ride or opt for a helicopter tour to get a bird’s-eye view on this beautiful area. You can end your day up north with a glass of wine and delicious Israeli food overlooking the Sea of Galilee while admiring the sunset.

Helicopter Tour to Winery in Golan

Get “Roman”-tic in Caesarea

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Caesarea is another popular destination for a honeymoon in Israel. These ancient Roman ruins don’t need any more romanticizing, the structures are so beautiful they speak for themselves. Take a tour of the ancient Roman amphitheater and snap some adorable couple’s photos by the Roman aqueduct. Then, stop for a bite to eat and gaze over the impressively blue waters of the sea before you.

Enjoy Yourself in Eilat

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Eilat is typically seen as a family destination for the local Israelis, however, that shouldn’t deter you from this beachside destination. This lovely resort town has plenty of things to do during your honeymoon in Israel. If you’re feeling active, you can go for a hike in the desert and walk through stunning canyons. If you’re dying to be by the water, you and your newly betrothed will enjoy snorkeling in the Red Sea’s world-renowned coral reefs. You can also visit Eilat’s Dolphinarium to swim and interact with the local dolphins.

These are only a few examples of the places you can visit and things you can do during your honeymoon in Israel. The options for enjoying a romantic vacation together are endless. Contact our travel experts to begin planning your honeymoon in Israel and let us help you create a perfectly romantic and unforgettable itinerary.

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Alicia
Originally from the snowy city of Montreal, Canada, Alicia Schneider most recently lived in beachy Tel Aviv. She earned her degree in English Literature & Creative Writing from Concordia University in Montreal. Currently, Alicia is traveling the world and has adopted the digital nomad lifestyle and works as a freelance writer. Aside from travel writing, she also specializes in business technology and software.

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