Our Israel travel advisor is unmatched in her level of expertise. In order to be designated a Israel specialist, our consultants must not only be experienced in designing travel, they must also spend extensive time in the country. They are constantly researching the best properties and places to see and experience. You can be confident that you have found the top source for information and travel opportunities in Israel. Contact one of our Israel travel advisors above to get started.
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What is the Israeli currency and where can I exchange U.S. dollars?
The Shekel is Israel’s official currency. All major credit cards are generally accepted in shops, restaurants, and hotels. The U.S. dollar is also widely accepted. Exchange your currency only in authorized locations such as banks and hotels and only exchange what you think you’ll actually spend whilst in-country. Re-conversion upon departure may be difficult. Coins cannot be re-converted.
What cuisine can I expect in Israel?
Israeli food is mainly a blend of the Mediterranean and Middle East. “Kosher” refers to food that Is eaten and prepared according to Jewish dietary law. Pork, which is prohibited under both Jewish and Muslim law, is generally not available in Israel. Most Israelies eat a large breakfast, a main meal with meat at midday, and a lighter meal in the evening. Jewish law states that meat and dairy foods should never be served together at the same meal. While restaurants generally cater to these preferences, the vast majority are prepared to offer alternatives, especially to overseas visitors.
Brownell Preferred Properties
Brownell uses a world-wide network of connections to select the perfect property for your unique tastes, interests and budget. The map below features a few of our preferred properties - from charming independent hotels to luxurious five-star resorts.
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