Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. May 14-18, 2019
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel from May 14-18, 2019. The 64th edition of the international song contest, this will be the first time that Eurovision has been hosted in Israel for 20 years, and will be held at Expo Tel Aviv. Eurovision in Israel will be a memorable and exciting event, with international fans traveling to visit having to choose between staying in the host city Tel Aviv itself with its world-class nightlife, or Jerusalem, just one hour away, with its uniquely rich history and culture. Regardless, Eurovision is set to be the event of the year, bringing locals and tourists together to celebrate music and unity.
Eurovision 2019 in israel – Dates
The Eurovision song contest first Semi-Final will take place on May 14, while the second Semi-Final will take place on May 16. The Grand Final is scheduled for May 18, 2019.
The main show events will all take place at Expo Tel Aviv, situated in north Tel Aviv near Park Hayarkon. The main Eurovision show will be held inside Pavilion 2 at Expo Tel Aviv, as well as the Green Room which is situated inside Pavilion 1. The Eurovillage will be in Charles Clore Park, situated along the beach overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Eurovillage will be a central hub for fans, including locals and tourists alike filled with events and parties, information and plenty of fun.
How to get to 2019 Eurovision Song Contest?
Tel Aviv is the cultural and business center of Israel, located 45 minutes by road from Israel’s main international airport, Ben Gurion. The list of airlines flying to Tel Aviv is extensive and includes leading low-cost companies such as easyJet, Wizz, and Ryanair who provide great connections from most European cities. To get into the city from Ben Gurion, check out our quick and easy to book airport transfers.
Should I base myself in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem?
The coastal city of Tel Aviv has a reputation around the world for being a liberal haven, a party and lighthearted city with amazing beach-life, night-life, and cafe culture. The weather in mid-May should be perfect for the beach, strolling the boulevards, and enjoying the city. Basing yourself directly in Tel Aviv is likely to be the most popular option for Eurovision fans heading to Israel in 2019.
Looking for a place to stay? Check out the best value hotels in Tel Aviv, best luxury hotels in Tel Aviv and best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv. Staying in Jerusalem? Check out best value hotels in Jerusalem and best luxury hotels in Jerusalem.
While Tel Aviv is the host city of Eurovision, Jerusalem is unrivaled in the world when it comes to history and religious significance. The city also has a bustling cultural scene, culinary scene, and thriving underground nightlife, making it a unique alternative option for overnight accommodation. Jerusalem is a powerful and exciting city, with religious and historical significance to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. Check out our Jerusalem tours for comprehensive tour itineraries of the famous Old City of Jerusalem and more or our Jerusalem Bucket List.
Tickets for Eurovision in Israel
Tickets for Eurovision in Tel Aviv can be purchased via the official ticket partner Leaan.
How can I explore Israel?
Israel is a fascinating and diverse country and a unique destination. Mid-may weather is perfect, and the treasures on offer here are something unique. Explore Jerusalem, the holiest city of them all, float in the waters of the Dead Sea, ascend Mount Masada, visit the Galilee, Bethlehem, Negev Desert, or even head across the border to Petra in Jordan. While in Tel Aviv, join our Urban Tour that explores art, food, and culture of Tel Aviv through architecture, culinary delights and street art. Due to limited public transport to most sites, the easiest and cheapest way to travel in Israel is generally with a tour or transportation service, such as these hand-picked tours.
How can I explore Tel Aviv during Eurovision 2019?
Tel Aviv, the host city of Eurovision is famously known as the “City that never sleeps” and will be filled with events, happenings, and vibrant energy. Tel Aviv is known for its culinary scene, offering some of the best food in the country, showcasing both traditional and modern flavors. Check out the best restaurants in Tel Aviv of 2019, best frozen yogurt in Tel Aviv or our guide to Israeli beer. While exploring Tel Aviv, visit the 5 most Instagrammable places in Tel Aviv and be sure to use hashtag #eurovision #eurovisiontelaviv #eurovision2019 and #touristisrael. Read 5 things to do in Tel Aviv during Eurovision 2019 for more ideas of how to best explore the White City.
Travel Packages for Eurovision 2019 in Israel
In order to provide a simple solution for fans traveling to Eurovision 2019 we have compiled several travel packages based on our recommended Israel travel itineraries, for those who want to be based in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. For further information click here.
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