There are many microclimates in Israel, from snowy peaks to desert valleys. One thing is certain though, spring in Israel is popular throughout the country for a reason. What makes Spring in Israel so inviting?
Spring in Israel is considered a very popular time to visit. In fact, it’s so popular that it is referred to as “high season” (along with fall). Things such as hotels are more expensive and guides are more in demand. There is a good reason for this however!
The most important thing to be aware of if planning a tour during spring in Israel is that you should pay attention to what is referred to as “Holy Week”. This is known as this due to it including Palm Sunday, Passover, Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday (Easter). As you can imagine, this is a time that many people from both christianity and judaism wish to be in Jerusalem! It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go during this time, as it is a very unique experience, but it is something to be aware of as it can cause a few changes to your tour, including some increased hotel pricing, larger crowds in the city and a Kosher meal plan in the hotels.
During Holy Week in Israel you can expect to see processionals down Palm Sunday Road, large crowds at sites like the Church of All Nations, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Garden Tomb as well as the Western Wall.
If you do decide to visit during this week, work closely with your Immanuel Tours Tour Operator and your guide to utilize their experience and make the most of your time there.
Weather in Spring
Israel is in the Middle East, which is known for having many more hot days than cold. While there are areas of Israel that actually get snow, other parts of the country can become very hot in the summer. Many people love spring in Israel for this reason.
While the weather can become more unpredictable during spring in Israel, it is still popular because the weather tends to be more mild than summer and not as rainy as winter. However, you can still get large swings of weather during this time, so we definitely recommend bringing a jacket along in the bus day-to-day because you don’t know when you will have an 85 degree day suddenly dive to 55 and rainy that night!
Landscape of Spring in Israel
The land of Israel is majestic to say the least. For a country that is so small, it offers so many different landscapes, you might find yourself wondering how it’s possible! There are deserts, forests, snowy mountains, beautiful coastlines… truly everything! During the spring though, you can experience something truly amazing!
What many people may not realize is that the rains of winter bring forth amazing wildflowers throughout the country! Fields and fields of flowers, differing depending on where in the country you might be.
If you are in the Golan Heights you will see amazing fields of rich green grass with cattle grazing peacefully on it. You will also catch sites of the famous “Golan iris”, a beautiful iris flower from the area!
When you are in the Galilee you will notice many flowers, but one in particular is the mustard plants with little yellow flowers. It gives a real visual to Jesus talking about the mustard seed in the Sermon on the Mount and what time of year it must have been when he gave this sermon!
The other thing you can see in the spring in Israel are some wonderful springs and waterfalls! In the Golan you can see a spectacular Saar falls in the spring as the melting snow takes water to the Jordan River. You can also see beautiful waterfalls in Ein Gedi. They aren’t to miss!
Wherever you experience Spring in Israel, we hope you will let us assist you as you make your plans! Contact Immanuel Tours today!