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Healthy body, relaxed mind – Carmel Forest, Tel Aviv and the Dead Sea

Finding peace and quiet in Israel? Possible indeed. 3 marvelous gems of relaxation, pampering and rejuvenation in Israel's best spa resorts will bring you back to life loaded with new energies, and some new understandings of the contemporary Israeli way of life.

 Carmel Forest Spa Resort and Haifa – 4-5 days

Start your tour with a relaxing, rejuvenating stay of 3-4 days at the Carmel Forest Spa Resort near Haifa. In Israel's best and largest spa resort, enjoy a wide variety of spa treatments, healthy gourmet cuisine, serene atmosphere and occasional walks in the surrounding Carmel Forest.

During your stay, you may consider visiting the nearby city of Haifa:

Take a short drive through the beautiful scenic Carmel Mountain Road to Haifa University campus to begin your Haifa tour with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Western Galilee. Continue on to the golden domed Bahai Shrine to visit the exotic Persian Gardens. At the foot of Bahai Gardens lies Haifa’s picturesque German Colony, founded in the nineteenth century by German Christians known as the Templers. Many of its charming stone houses have been preserved, down to the original German biblical verses over some doorways and colorful floor tiles. Many now house the restaurants, galleries and gift shops that have made the quarter one of Haifa’s prime visitor attractions. Visit Stella Maris - The nineteenth-century Carmelite church and monastery, and the Louis Promenade.

Additional attractions in Haifa:

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art – Presenting more than 7,000 works of art, crafts, ceramics, lacquer, swords and other items dating mainly from the 17th to 19th centuries, and modern Japanese prints.

Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum - Museum presenting the annals of the Ha’apala (clandestine immigration) operations designed to bypass the restrictions the British placed on immigration to the country.

Haifa Funicular - Cable car takes visitors from the northwest edge of the Carmel at Stella Maris to the end of the Bat Galim promenade and back.

 Tel Aviv – 3-4 days

Drive to Tel Aviv via the Coastal Road (about 1.5 hour drive), to The Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel, situated right at the beginning of Tel-Aviv's beautiful beach promenade. Overlooking the Marina and the blue Mediterranean Sea, the Carlton Tel Aviv hotel is an oasis of beauty and elegance offering a pampering spa, health club, Outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and the famous “Red & Green Pepper” restaurant.

Take the opportunity to visit the sizzling city of Tel Aviv:

Visit the Diaspora Museum; drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin's Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city; visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artists' quarter. Visit Neveh Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1909 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city, with its musicians, hand made jewellery and artifacts. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street especially known for the unique shops, café life and youthful ambience. In the evening, enjoy Tel Aviv's world-famous night life, with gourmet restaurants, lively bars & pubs and red-hot clubs and dance bars.

Additional attractions in Tel Aviv:

Rothchild Boulevard - One of the city’s main arteries and all along it are historic buildings, cafes and main entertainment sites.

Azriely Observatory - An observatory situated on top of the Azrieli center, overlooking all of Gush Dan.

Carmel Market - A colorful, bustling market with a multitude of stalls offer a wide variety of goods, from inexpensive baby clothes to luxury-priced truffles.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art - The largest art museum in Israel, with both permanent and periodically changing exhibits of artists from Israel and abroad.

Depart Tel Aviv by taking the Ayalon highway southbound and take highway no. 6 to Eilat (about 4-5 hours drive). Alternatively, take one of the flights to Eilat.

Attractions on the way:

Israel's Airforce Museum at Hatzerim (near Beer Sheva) – View the planes and equipment and hear the story of Israel's brave fighting force.

Bedouin experience at Henion Beerot – Camel riding, hospitality in an authentic Bedouin tent, light lunch available.

Sde Boker – Ben Gurion's hut and grave and a magnificent view of Zin valley

Mitzpeh Ramon – A unique view of the Ramon Crater, a real geological wonder, with a visitors center nearby.

Timna Park – Copper mines, King Solomon's Pillars and huge, multi-colored rock formations.

 

Eilat – 4 -5 days or more

Check in the Isrotel Royal Beach Hotel For a relaxing, sunny vacation in Eilat's best, most luxurious 5-stars-deluxe hotel & resort. With its unique, genuine "Carmel Forest Spa", your relaxing, pampering experience will be familiarly wonderful. Enjoy a Red Sea view from every window, 5 gourmet restaurants, exquisite spa, marvelous rooms and suites, a private beach and much more…

While vacationing in Eilat:

Visit the underwater observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef. Spend a day at the Dolphin Reef with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to actually swim and dive with Dolphins in their natural habitat, and in the evening, enjoy Isrotel's WOW show – A true Las-Vegas-Style spectacle of music, lights, dancers and acrobats from around the world.