My name is Leen and in April I'm travelling overland from Cairo to Jerusalem (via the Taba border crossing) together with a friend. I've been to Israel once before but she hasn't and I'd like to show her as much as I can in 5 days. I have a couple of questions:
1) As we'll be very short on time we're planning on either taking a (private) taxicab from Eilat to Jerusalem, rent a car and drive ourselves or catch a domestic flight. I've found prices for both the rental car and the flight option, but I can't find any quotes for the taxi fare...Can anyone help me? Please note that I'm referring to private taxi fares, and not the shared sheruts.
2) We're looking for a nice place to stay in Jerusalem, preferably near/in the Old City for about 50 US per night (or less ofcourse). We're looking for some decent (clean!) comfort, don't mind sharing bathroom facilities but prefer to stay away from crowded hostels, as we'd prefer something more charming...Any advice?
3) In Tel Aviv, we're also looking for accomodation, preferably in the Dizengoff area, same wishes apply as for the Jerusalem accomodation. Charming is the key word :-)
4) At the end of our trip, we'll be travelling from Tel Aviv back to Eilat. I've been to the Ein Gedi Spa before and really liked it, so I'd like to stop there for a few hours on our way to Eilat. Does anyone have an idea on what we'll be spending of we rent a private taxi for this trip?
Thanks a lot for any help, I can't wait to visit Israel again...Leen