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What to spend your shekels on

  • Single train ticket from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

    25 ILS

  • Ice-cold bottle of beer

    30 ILS

  • Entrance to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

    50 ILS

  • Lunch out in Tel Aviv

    70 ILS

  • Trip to and tour around the Dead Sea

    350 ILS

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Must-sees in Israel

  • Tel Aviv
  • Though it’s a thoroughly modern city, Tel Aviv still offers a glimpse into history in the old city of Jaffa. For total rest and relaxation, the beaches are second to none.
  • Sea of Galilee
  • As one of the most significant Biblical sites, the Sea of Galilee attracts thousands of visitors every year. The views here are incredible, especially from the nearby Galilee Mountains.

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A brand new kind of shekel

The Israeli new shekel was introduced in 1986, replacing the old shekel that had been in circulation for five years. Each single shekel is made up of 100 agorot. You may also see ‘shekel’ spelt ‘sheqel’, while the plural is ‘shekalim’.

When it comes to tipping, around 12% of the bill is quite common in restaurants; it might seem a little bit rude to leave nothing at all. It is often preferred that you leave a tip in cash rather than rounding up your credit card bill. Unusually, it is not expected that you tip taxi drivers at all; doing so would seem exceptionally generous.

Commonly used banknotes

There are four main banknotes that are used in Israel, to the value of 20 (green), 50 (purple), 100 (brown) and 200 (red) ILS. A new series of notes depicting different figures and scenes – as well as exerts from famous poems, are expected to roll out in 2015. They will be to the same value as the current ones, although the colours may also change. The new style of the 50 ILS note has already been introduced into circulation, and the rest will follow shortly.

Buying Israel shekels online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £600

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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