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2023 is the perfect time for travelers to explore Israel with Collette

Sam LaFrance
by Sam LaFrance

April 06, 2023

Pawtucket, RI (April 6, 2023) With Passover now underway, Collette wants to remind travelers that its Iconic Israel not only dives into the region's rich history, but also explores its cultural side.

“Starting with the celebration of Israel’s 75th Yom Haazmaut, or Independence Day, on April 25th-26th, this is a special year to visit Israel,” said Chad Martin director, Northeast Region Israel Ministry of Tourism.

Travelers who embark on the Iconic Israel tour get to explore the nation’s breathtaking natural sights and of course, it’s captivating culture. A stop in Tel Aviv gives travelers a glimpse into the modern nightlife and also sees them enjoy a walking food tour at Carmel Market. Later in the tour, they’ll have the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea, experiencing its unique natural buoyancy.

The 10-day-tour also offers travelers the chance to visit many of the nation’s historical sites. While exploring Jerusalem, Collette travelers will be able to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well, as well as several unique spots around the city. An optional excursion to Bethlehem offers a stop at the Church of Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus Christ and the first church ever built. Travelers can book their spot on the Iconic Israel tour with a departure date as early as April 11, 2023, for prices starting at $3,499 USD pp.

“Israel is one of the most diverse countries in the world, which is why Collette’s Iconic Israel tour is fantastic for travelers interested in both the rich history that the nation has to offer, as well as its culture,” said Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, president and chief customer experience officer at Collette. “On this tour, travelers meet a local family in Jerusalem that will introduce them to the different heritages and foods, while sharing a traditional meal in their home. They’ll uncover history along spiritual sites at every turn; it’s truly a special tour.”

With it being such a special year for the nation, it’s the perfect time for travelers to go explore.

“Celebrations of our 75th year will be year-round, and our destination is fully open,” Martin continued. “Additionally, Israel boasts more nonstop flights than ever before from North America to Tel Aviv. These include New York (EWR & JFK), Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Montreal and Toronto. The results are clear; January, February and March of 2023 all beat the 2019 record numbers of Americans visiting Israel by double digits. Additionally, during the pandemic, the work of our National Parks Authority didn’t stop. New sites like Korazim, (featured on Iconic Israel) are being opened all the time, offering new takes the history and culture of this special destination. With the 75th anniversary and so much to experience from UNESCO sites to urban and culinary experiences, it’s a great time to visit Israel.”

About Collette:

As the longest-running tour operator in North America, Collette is the company travelers can trust. Leading with integrity, Collette’s comprehensive travel protection plan, flexible tour pacing, and strong relationships within the travel space set it apart. The happiness of its guests has been its roadmap since 1918 and today Collette offers over 160 tours to all seven continents and five distinct travel styles, including small group touring and river cruises. This third-generation family-owned business is dedicated to giving back in both local and global communities through its social responsibility platform.  For more information, visit

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Sam LaFrance, Collette
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