The Israel Nature and Parks Authority, along with the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, recently released its new Israel Pass.
The pass allows travelers to easily plan trips to Israel’s national parks and nature reserves, while paying for public transportation at the same time, giving them easy access to some of the country’s most famous places. Plus, the pass gives you a 20 percent discount on your entry fees and the public transportation. Other discounts are available for cardholders for accommodations, restaurants and cafés.
The sites included in the pass are Masada, Ein Gedi, Caesarea, Qumran, Tzipori, Bet Shean, Avdat, Herodium, Tel Megiddo and Eilat Coral Beach. The pass can be used on public buses and trains throughout the country.
The Israel Pass will soon be available for purchase at major tourist sites, but is currently for purchase at the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety booth in the arrivals hall of Terminal 3 in Ben-Gurion Airport.
You can buy a weekly or daily pass and add money to the pass (for transportation) at any time online. Just purchase your card, load your initial amount and then you’re ready to ride and visit. There are two cards available, one that allows you to enter three sites, and another that allows you to enter six sites. Each park or reserve can only be entered once. After you buy your card, it’s valid for two weeks.
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