Israel is best known as the Holy Land, a country with a rich tapestry of sacred sites for Christians, Jews, Muslims and Bahai’s. Adherents of the world’s great monotheistic religions are drawn to Israel by their spiritual ties to the land. Israel’s tumultuous history has resulted in over 20 civilisations leaving their mark on the land and its cities over a period of 10,000 years making it an archaeological and historical treasure trove. Modern Israel is a vibrant exciting and energetic country with a rich and varied art and culture, exciting nightlife featuring entertainment and cuisine from over 100 countries. Each part of the magical country has something new and different to discover. Take the time and enjoy every moment of it!
A three-month visa is granted to Australian passport holders upon arrival. There are a few countries that do not accept passports with an Israeli visa in it (Syria, Lebanon Iran and Libya). For those not wanting a visa stamped into their passport can instead fill out a FORM 17L, which is available in the arrival hall proper to passport control.
Tipping is expected for taxis, hotel porterage and guides, however with all other services, tipping is optional.