Israelske Turistkontor

PRESS REISER 2017

Pressemelding   •   feb 07, 2017 15:09 CET

Israel Government Tourist Office for the Nordic– IGTO invites relevant journalists and media to participate in press trips to Israel. The press trips include custom-made itineraries and an excellent chance to get acquainted with the country as an attractive tourist destination.

The length of the press trips is between 4 -7 nights and have maximum 6 journalists per trip. If you wish IGTO will arrange flights, accommodation with half board, itinerary, tour guide and driver. The press trips will focus on culinary, design, cultural, biblical, historical, active tourism, biking, health & spa themes in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Negev & Eilat.

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  • Vibrant Tel Aviv during the festive holiday PURIM, 4-5 overnights, 6-12 Mars

Tel Aviv, “the city that never sleeps”, recently received impressive achievements by well-known magazines and websites. Lonely Planet ranked Tel Aviv third place among the world's best cities. Explore the hip Tel Aviv that everyone is talking about; restaurants, cafés, nightlife, cosy quarters, boutiques, and the 13 km long sandy beach. Tel Aviv is also known as the White City, an “Open Museum” of Bauhaus International style in architecture as recognized by U.N.E.S.C.O. for preservation purposes. Visit the lovely Tel Aviv and explore its culture by enjoying exhibitions in its museums, strolling in old Jaffa and tasting delicious food in local restaurants.

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  • CULINARY & WINE JERUSALEM & TEL AVIV: 5-7 nights, 8th – 14th May

Israel has more than 300 wine producers, ranging in size from small boutique enterprises to large companies producing over ten million bottles per year. In recent years many Israeli wines have been recognized as outstanding by well-known Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate. We will take you through the wine regions next to Jerusalem. Visiting goat-cheese making and herbal farms. All these will be accompanied by great Israeli food that we are sure will surprise you positively. Show you the culinary life and the markets of Jerusalem. Tel Aviv won several prices for its food and culinary life. Best Vegan city in the World – 2016. Enjoy Tel Aviv City culinary tour, including: *Carmel open-air market, selling fruits, vegetables and clothing *Rothschild Boulevard - with its unique Bauhaus architecture and cafes *Lewinsky Spice Market. Visit Tel Aviv Port including the Farmers Market. Have dinners and food experience! Tour Of Old Jaffa - ancient seaport related to the Biblical narrative of Jonah and the whale, with Fishermen’s port, St. Peter’s Church, artists’ quarter, renovated Old City. Continue to Jerusalem for the famous food scene and Mahane Yehuda Market.

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  • TEL AVIV WEEKEND WITH DEAD SEA: 7th/8th – 11th June

Tel Aviv, “the city that never sleeps”, recently received impressive achievements by well-known magazines and websites. Lonely Planet ranked Tel Aviv third place among the world's best cities. Visit Dead Sea - the lowest place on earth (419 meter below sea level) and Masada - ruins of King Herod’s mountaintop fortress and last stronghold of the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 73 C.E (Ascend and descend by cable-car). Visit Jerusalem - the Capital of Israel and the holy city for the three monotheistic religions.

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  • RED SEA RESORT EILAT staying at Top Hotels: 5-7 nights, 20-26 November

Experience what Eilat and its surroundings have to offer for families travelling.

Visit Eilat - Israel’s southernmost resort town on the Red Sea, swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Reef and visit Timna Park - site of the ancient copper mines, today a geological park with hiking trails and rock formations, including Solomon’s Pillars.

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  • EXPLORE NEGEV WITH SUN RESORT EILAT: 5-7 nights, 11th – 17th SEP

Stay in Tel Aviv the first night. Day after continue south through the amazing desert landscape. Visit Mitzpe Ramon, town just on the cliff of the huge crater. Here you will see that the desert is flourishing with wineries, cheese farms, small boutiques, cafes, desert bike/walk/jeep excursions to the Crater. Explore the ancient spice trial of the Nabataeans in the Negev desert and hike Ein Avdat National Park - oasis in Zin riverbed, desert canyon with springs and natural pool. At the end the trip with a swim in the Red Sea at Eilat.

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  • FASHION & DESIGN TEL AVIV: 4-7 nights; 26th Nov – 3rd Dec

Tel Aviv is also known as the White City, an “Open Museum” of Bauhaus International style in architecture as recognized by U.N.E.S.C.O. for preservation purposes. Visit the lovely Tel Aviv and explore its fashion and design culture by enjoying following Telavivian up-to-date fashionista, exhibitions in art museums, strolling in old Jaffa and tasting delicious food in local restaurants.

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If you would like to get further details, to express your interest in a press trip, or to nominate someone on your behalf, please contact me as soon as possible. As there are limited places, the places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Freelance journalists must have confirmation from media for publishing their articles before accepted to press trip.

I am also happy to help you out with article research by finding the pictures and organizing other press trips for you.

Best regards,

Erika Samuelsson

PR Manager

Israel Government Tourist Office for the Nordic countries

Email pr-se@goisrael.gov.il

Mobile 0723 311 3386

****Itineraries subject to change****

Opplev det unike Israel – Besøk Tel Aviv, Party- og Beachbyen ved Middelhavet som aldri sover – Streif rundt i fascinerende Jerusalem med sine tre verdensreligioner – Flyt på det helsebringende Dødehavet – Svøm med delfiner og snorkle i Rødehavets korallrev ved Eilat – Gå i Jesus fotspor i det Hellige landet – Vandre i Galilea og Negev öknen med dess utrolige natur.