If you are not from Israel or the Middle East, renting a car definitely has its challenges. It can be done, but for starters, an international driver’s license is necessary. Outside of that, maps are a bit different, as are street signs, speed limits, vehicles, and just about everything else you can think of. The good news is that Google just made it a little bit easier.
There are many people very upset with Google right now due to the Penguin Update that has occurred in the search engine. However, if you are not a marketing or SEO professional and you live in or are traveling to Israel, you will love Google! Google just made street view accessible in Israel. If you rent a car equipped with GPS, have an international smart phone, or are able to view or print Google maps, you can access Street View in Israel. This makes things much easier if you are visiting Israel and you plan to rent a vehicle! Make sure to request a vehicle with GPS and you are all set!
You have a little bit more freedom if you decide to rent a vehicle in Israel, because you will be able to get out and see things when the guided tours you choose are done for the day. If you are unable to rent a car, it is not a big deal because we will give you plenty of options to see and do during your down time. However, if you prefer a less structured vacation and would rather do a day tour or two and have some time to play on your own, you might want to consider renting a car. It is a great way to get the best of both worlds! Google Street View allows you to navigate exactly where you are going with a play by play of each turn you need to make.
Your vacation options are endless. We would love to help you plan the perfect vacation for you! Contact us today to set up your travel arrangements, plan your tours, choose your accommodations, and set up a car rental or ground transportation if you would like!