I've been keeping my eye out for some fun winter getaways, but it seems that the great last minute airfare deals that were rampant last year are nowhere to be seen this year. We got a little too used to expecting $199 deals everyday to places like Rome or Barcelona. Perhaps there's something going on within the airfare world that are making the prices spike. Feel free to browse yourself, here's a post I did last year gathering all the great last minute deal sites here in Israel, click here.
|View of the Kinneret from a Sea of Galilee Zimmer|
But fear not if you are living here in Israel and still want a quick getaway. You have the option of choosing from literally hundreds and hundreds of zimmers (which are pretty much like bed-and-breakfast getaways).
The majority of the zimmers in Israel are located up in the north of Israel. At this time of year, you will even find snow on the ground as far north as Hermon and the upper Galilee region.
In the spring, you can expect beautiful days by the Kinneret and fields full of blossoming flowers and green hills.
In the summer and fall, you might opt to stay in a zimmer near a winery in the Galilee and it's always nice to have a zimmer with a pool at this time of year to enjoy the strong sunshine. In your spare time during your zimmer getaway, you might even go horseback riding or river rafting.
There are a handful of websites that I am aware of from which you can choose a zimmer option for your weekend getaway (or perhaps a midweek getaway, which will be much more affordable). Click here, here and here for a gander at the deals. The latter one of the trio is in English, so English speakers, feel free to check out your options there (and be aware that you can attempt to bargain down the prices at times). Some of the zimmer options are just so-so, but a vast amount of them are of a superior quality comparable to fancy B & B's back home in the United States .
Another place you will find almost daily deals for zimmers throughout Israel is on the English website called AngloDeals which showcases daily coupons at restaurants, on products and for vacations throughout Israel. See the website here at AngloDeals. If you're itching for a getaway this might just be the solution for you!