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    • Winner in Beit Shemesh

      Bet Shemesh May 12, 2015 at 7:41 AM

      Hi, does anybody know where in Biet Shemesh I can find a Toto winner sports betting location (kind of like a makolet with betting inside)?

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      Israel May 19, 2015 at 4:12 PM

      Hello! My name is Jake and I visiting Israel/Palestine for 8 days before I am studying abroad in Germany. I have a few questions: How should I split up my time of 8 days to see the major places in Israel and hopefully visit somewhere in Palestine? Is Jordan (Amman or Petra) worth a day side trip? What Palestinian city is good to visit? And finally, should I book my hostels ahead or wait until I am there for the sake of being spontaneous? Thank you!

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      Car rental (toll, rental stations)

      Tel Aviv-Yafo May 13, 2015 at 12:17 AM

      I'm planning to rent a car during my stay in Israel. I'll reach my final destination (Tel Aviv) on friday evening... Is it really true that all city stations will be closed from friday, 2:00 pm? Is Ben gurion station really the only station in whole Israel where a rented car can be returned from on weekends?

      Apart from this I'm confused about Israeli toll roads: As far as I understand, there is no way to avoid surcharge, because they are priced with a transponder not distributed to car lessees... Is this true?

      In case of affirmation, is only the Highway nr. 6 priced? Or even Highway nr. 1 from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (and Ben Gurion?)

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      Border crossing/entry

      Israel May 5, 2015 at 5:30 PM

      We (we both are U.S. Passport holders) are thinking about a multi country trip, entering Jordan, via plane from Cairo, then after a few days in Jordan, crossing into Israel from Amman border crossing. Then, the idea is, to fly home on united from tel aviv to NYC. I have TRIED LOOKING ON GOOGLE and cannot find a clear answer--must you exit Israel the same way you entered--ie if you entered via land you must exit via land??? Please, if my question bothers you, pls don't answer! Too many negative replies for me as of late on vt. Thanks

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      Form bus station to border with Egypt.

      by Mezon1 Online Now Jun 23, 2014 at 4:16 AM

      How could I get from Eilat bus station to border with Egypt. Bus from Tel Aviv arrives at 5 am.
      1. By bus - what time buses start operation in the mornig , what is bus number, where is the bus stop and how often the buses are running
      2. By taxi - what is the regular price, where to find taxi.

      1 Answer Jun 23, 2014 at 10:21 PM
    • Eilat to Petra

      by ChristaM Online Now Mar 27, 2014 at 11:34 AM

      My husband and I are visiting Eilat in May, and we're considering a day trip to Petra.
      I've looked into tours, but I'm wondering how easy it is to do on our own.
      Is there anyone who has done it recently and can tell me how much it would be to take a taxi? Also, any other tips you have regarding doing it on our own would be greatly appreciated!
      Thanks!

      3 Answers Apr 25, 2014 at 8:04 AM
    • Eilat to Cairo

      by ChristaM Online Now Mar 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      My husband and I will be visiting Eilat in May, and I'm wondering if anyone can advise me regarding visiting Cairo from Eilat.

      • Is it safe to visit Cairo, Egypt now?
      • Is it better to take a tour or go on our own?
      • If we do it ourselves, how easy is it to get the bus and then get to where the pyramids/Sphinx are in Cairo?
      • How much does it cost for transportation to get to Cairo?
      • Do we need Egyptian money to pay for bus fare, or can we use credit cards?
      • Is it better to get a visa from the consulate or at the border?

      Any help and advice you can give would be very much appreciated! I have been to Israel before but not Egypt, and I'm a bit nervous about it.
      Thanks!

      4 Answers Mar 30, 2014 at 2:42 AM
    • taxi from ovda to u coral beach

      by franckgiaoui Online Now Jan 29, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      hi
      who can give me the name and mail of a taxi driver whoi can take me and my family to the u coral beach
      toda

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2014 at 12:03 AM
    • Visa from Sharm to Eilat

      by Jo_clark Online Now Dec 7, 2013 at 1:30 AM

      My family and I are travelling to Sharm and want to go to Eilat during our stay. Do we need a visa from Sharm to Eilat?

      10 Answers Dec 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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      urgent; need affordable hotel near beach in quiet place.

      by shataana Online Now Oct 23, 2013 at 3:51 AM

      Hello Fellows Travelers,

      I just need a quiet spot in Eilat or nearby, where I can enjoy swimming and relaxing.
      I am not unto nightlife or parties, I just want the sun and the beach to enjoy .
      I am looking to go in November, for a week, something affordable, Hotel/Half board included.
      I will be traveling from London uk, I have read that there is no direct flight from London uk, what is the other alternative for the flight to get there.
      I would really appreciate please any help, this is my first to the Holy land.
      Thank you

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 2:55 AM
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      is elat safe for a holiday

      by LeandaW Online Now Oct 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      Im thinking of a holiday in elat in november, is it safe?

      6 Answers Jun 28, 2014 at 4:56 AM
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      Best diving centers and prices

      by mggm59 Online Now Aug 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      Hallo everybody
      I am planning a trip to Israel in September and I would liek to know about good-bad experiences in diving centers in Eilat, prices (I would bring òy own equipment) and if it is at all adviseable and practical to spend some dives in Aqaba as well (where are the best dive sites on either side? Which ones?) since I would also like to go to Wadi Rum.
      Thanks in advance
      Maurizio

      7 Answers Aug 23, 2013 at 2:22 PM
    • Nearest beach resort from eilat central bus station

      by Alex1375 Online Now Aug 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

      What are the few beach resorts near to the eilat central bus station?

      3 Answers Dec 20, 2012 at 5:50 AM
    • one night in Eilat (or from there to Dead Sea during Sabbat)

      by PackElend Online Now Jan 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      Hi folks,
      we are 2 travelers staying in Petra, Jordan until Friday but then we have to go back Israel, since our flight is leaving on Sunday in the very morning.
      We are trying to get to the the death sea on Friday but we will arrive in Israel after dawn, so we getting straight into Sabbath, but maybe we are lucky and we find a intercity service taxi crossed finger
      In case we can't make we have to stay a night in Eilat, but where???
      There not the much hostels on the standard hostels search engines and they mostly request a 2 day booking.
      But I heard something about Red Sea Star - Vista Azul Dive Centre but can't find anything on the web.
      So maybe anyone of you can give us some help, would be really great :)
      By the way, there are frequent connections from Dead Sea (Mas´ada or En Gedi) to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

      Thx
      stefan

      2 Answers Jan 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM
    • Red Canyon from Aqaba

      by janetlee Online Now Nov 16, 2011 at 10:34 PM

      We will arrive Aqaba by flight in the morning of a day in next October. We plan to cross the border to Eilat to see the Red Canyon. Is there enough time for us to do it within the same day and return? Can we go to Red Canyon independely from Eilat rather than joining any tour group (as my husband may love to spend a few hours taking photographs there). Will it be too hot doing hiking in the afternoon? Any advice and comment will be much appreciated.

      4 Answers Nov 17, 2011 at 9:50 PM
    • Do I need more than a day to get a visa for Egypt in Eilat?

      by elbegriesel Online Now Oct 2, 2011 at 1:03 AM

      We are a group of 11 South Africans that will go to Egypt through Eilat on the 24th of October. Do we need more than a day to get visas in Eilat?

      4 Answers Oct 4, 2011 at 3:34 AM
    • Eilat to Mount sinai ??

      by grobertnyc Online Now Aug 5, 2011 at 6:36 AM

      We'll be driving from jerusalem to eilat.
      Is there any way we can cross over to egypt and drive to saint katherine to Mount sinai.
      Are we allowed to take our car fro Israel to egypt ?
      Any help appreciated.

      6 Answers Sep 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM
    • available dives

      by ronelprinsloo Online Now May 12, 2011 at 6:53 AM

      we are 4 people and would like to dive in eilat on the afternoon of 14 july and morning of 15 july 2011. Are there dives for that specific days.eg Reef diving cave diving and dive with dolphins?

    • Hiking in and around Eilat

      by lskramer Online Now Feb 2, 2011 at 4:58 AM

      Hi, I am driving from Jerusalem to Eilat with my 11 year old daughter on April 3 for a two night stay. We plan to go to the Dolphin Reef to swim with the dolphins and to snorkel. I also want to do some hiking. We have the day we drive down from Jerusalem, then the next day is a full day, then the day we leave-flying out at 4 pm.

      My thought is to do the Dolphin Reef on the second, full day. So to fit in some hiking I am thinking about 2 things: 1. stop at Timna Valley on drive in to Eilat, or 2. go to the red mountains. I also read that the Nahal Gishron is the most beautiful hike in Eilat, but how much time do I need for that? I could hike on the day we leave, too.

      So, if someone could let me know a little about Timna, Nahal Gishron and the Red Canyon, including how much time I need for each, I would really appreciate it!
      Thanks

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2011 at 4:48 AM
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      One day Eilat to Petra

      by ronploeg4 Online Now Oct 9, 2010 at 8:34 AM

      Hello all,

      Can anyone help me out to solve my question? We would like to visit Petra during our stay in Eilat. All I see are extremely high prices, which not even include border taxes. Does anyone have a better idea. How would you do it? We wanna go around the 26th of october.

      Thanks in advance,

      Ron Ploeg
      The Netherlands

      7 Answers Oct 25, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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      transport from jerusalem to eilat

      by onicepaul Online Now Jul 21, 2010 at 4:34 AM

      hi. what are the transport means to reach eilat from jerusalem? to fly, do i have to go to tel aviv? any land transport means (time and cost)?

      and is august a busy season with many tourists in both jerusalem and eilat?

      thks.

      5 Answers Aug 2, 2010 at 11:16 PM
    • elat hotels

      by evelindiana Online Now Jun 30, 2010 at 3:23 AM

      I whant to know the best five star hotel in elat with good rooms, pool and bars.
      is herods, even without, sheraton flag the best one our dan is better or another one?
      thanks

      6 Answers Sep 29, 2014 at 1:06 AM
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      Sleeping on the beach and diving

      by Katusa Online Now Jun 5, 2010 at 4:45 AM

      We're planning to do a diving course in Eilat in July. We're three 3 students so the budget is rather tight. We heard it is possible to sleep on the beach. Does anybody know if there are certain areas where it is allowed? Or are there diving schools who let you sleep on their property?

      Thanks in advance for any reply!

      4 Answers Jun 6, 2010 at 4:46 AM
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      Isrotel Yam Surf

      by xxsummerstarzxx Online Now Mar 21, 2010 at 7:06 AM

      Has anyone ever stayed at this hotel or had any experience of it?

      I am keen to visit somewhere with fabulous snorkelling and a good selection of day trips. I also want to swim with the semi wild dolphins. It seems Eilat has everything but is very 'spread out'

      It seems all the good hotels have no snorkelling without having to take a boat trip and quite honestly I really would like to be able to snorkel from the beach. Getting my partner on a boat is almost impossible :/

      Help me please, if youy can :)

      Yvonne

      11 Answers Mar 24, 2010 at 12:33 AM
    • Bus from Eilat to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport

      by Momo12 Online Now Mar 18, 2010 at 4:36 AM

      Could someone please help with the above information? This travel is on Sunday 28 March from Eilat to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. How long does the trip takes and what is the timetable like? Thanks!

      11 Answers May 18, 2015 at 10:25 AM
    • eilat without the big hotels

      by ccmk Online Now Mar 15, 2010 at 2:11 PM

      Can I find small independent hotels in Eilat? or guesthouses? - I find big hotels so unreal and never feel as though I have been to a country if I can't stay amongst local people - is this possible along the red sea coast?

      4 Answers Apr 24, 2010 at 11:25 AM
    • Travel from Jerusalem to Petra to Egypt

      by Godislove555 Online Now Mar 13, 2010 at 8:01 AM

      We would like to spend a couple of days in Jerusalem then a day in Petra and a couple of days in Egypt. I would like to know the best way to do this - also the most economical way. We went to Israel a couple of years ago and used public transportation quite a bit. I am find the tours to be expensive. I understand, on researching, that you can take a bus to Eliat and then to Petra and back to Eliat and go from there to Egypt. There doesn't seem to be public transportation to Egypt or to Petra. What do we do?

      6 Answers Mar 28, 2010 at 6:34 AM
    • Renting a scooter in Eilat

      by rogersharpe Online Now Feb 22, 2010 at 9:04 PM

      Can you tell me the cost of renting a scooter by the month, taxes and other costs included.I intend to use it to travel around Isteal later in the year.
      roger

      1 Answer Feb 23, 2010 at 1:41 PM
    • can i fly direct from london to eilat

      by fffran Online Now Feb 9, 2010 at 11:32 AM

      can i fly direct from london to eilat?

      4 Answers Feb 9, 2010 at 11:34 PM
    • The full visa for Egypt

      by lola521 Online Now Jan 9, 2010 at 9:04 AM

      Hello,

      I am looking for some updated information about the full visa needed for Egypt. I understand you get it at the Egyptian Consulate in Afraty Street. One source has said it takes only an hour wait for it but the post was dated in 2005. Recently on another forum I read that you leave your passport with them and pick it up the next day!! I wasn't planning on an overnight in Eilat.

      Thanks for any information

      9 Answers Jan 11, 2010 at 5:22 AM
    • Travel from Petra to Eilat

      by Geelong09 Online Now Oct 31, 2009 at 11:12 PM

      We are planning to travel to Amman and then on to Petra next month: We want to go to Eilat but not sure what the best (and safest) mode of travel for our family of 4. Rob/Melbourne

      3 Answers Nov 7, 2009 at 12:39 PM
    • Travel from Sharm El Sheikh to Eilat

      by kath_s Online Now Oct 20, 2009 at 4:18 PM

      Hi all,

      I am planning a trip at the end of November and am trying to organize how to travel from Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt to Eilat. Could you please let me know what are our options for travel (flights, bus, taxi) are? How long would it take and what would be the approximate cost?

      Also, we are then planning to spend 1 night in Eilat and then travel to Tel Aviv. What would be our options for travel with this route?

      I would appreciate any suggestions that you can provide.

      Thanks,
      Kate

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2009 at 1:03 AM
    • bus service from Petra to TLV on Monday

      by vickitmeredith Online Now Jul 24, 2009 at 2:17 PM

      I will be in Petra and will need to get back to TLV on Monday by midnight. I could rent a car but am not sure about driving across borders getting in and out of Jordan in a private rental car. What about bus service?

      4 Answers Jul 25, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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      Eilat Israel to Cairo Egypt

      by RDWinters Online Now Apr 11, 2009 at 9:54 AM

      Hi all...Planing a trip to Eilat in early June. I was wondering the best way to vist Ciaro and the Pyramids, by tour or on your own.

      2 Answers May 7, 2009 at 11:01 AM