Destination Overview

Israel

Israel is jam-packed with history, culture, diverse people, landscapes, and experiences. The modern state may be just 73 years old, but its story began thousands of years ago. You will find Pre-Historic and Biblical archaeological sites, fortresses, and ruins across the country. Israel offers opportunities to enjoy magnificent history and archaeology, along with a broad range of outdoor activities, such as hiking and swimming, together with an energetic urban culture of museums, restaurants, and bustling boulevards.

Capital

Jerusalem

Time

GMT +2

Currency

New Israeli Sheqel

Language

Hebrew

Religion

Jewish

Population

9 Million

International Airports

Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Eilat

Weather

The most comfortable times to visit are Spring (March, April and May) when temperatures are on average in the low 20’s and Autumn (September, October and November) when temperatures are in the high 20’s in the centre of the country. Temperatures are generally higher in the South of the country and the Galilee area.The Winter months are still mild in Israel, although there are often storms in the coastal areas in December and January, and sometimes even snow in Jerusalem and the Galilee. Israel is hot in the Summer with average temperatures in the centre of the country over 30C and closer to 40C in the South and Galilee.

Top Highlights

Old Jerusalem

Visiting the Old City of Jerusalem is like travelling to a mystical, magical new world. Long considered one of the world’s holiest and most visited locations and home to structures and ruins significant to the three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a walk through its hallowed passages is an exciting and life-changing source of historic, cultural and spiritual uplift that one simply must not miss out on.

Joys of Jaffa

Ancient, Artsy and Fabulous, and amongst the top must visit places in Israel, Jaffa is Tel Aviv’s smaller sister, and even though it dates back thousands of years, a visit to Old Jaffa always feels like an exciting discovery. A tour of Jaffa reveals charming winding alleyways interspersed with art galleries, historic buildings, newly renovated hotels in extraordinary landmark areas and a multitude of quaint authentic restaurants.

Magical Dead Sea

With breath-taking natural beauty, soothing rich mineral Spas, proved healing qualities and many unique experiences, it's no wonder the Dead Sea became one the world's prominent tourist destinations. This mysterious salty lake is all you need for a perfect mind-body holiday experience. Soak up in natural (hot) sulphurous springs and enjoy Spa treatments. Relax in the "Salty Goodness" of the Dead Sea and Experience an Unforgettable Reviving Vacation.

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Top Places to Visit

Jerusalem

Sacred to three monotheistic religions, it is said to be home to more holy sites than any other city in the world. Synagogues, Mosques, and Churches can be found at almost every turn, especially when exploring the picturesque cobblestone alleyways of the Old City.

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, known in Hebrew as Yam Ha-Melakh (the Sea of Salt) is the lowest point on earth, surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Negev Desert. The shores of the Dead Sea are the lowest point on the surface of the earth, and the saline water of the lake give lead to the name because no fish can survive in the salty waters. The other result of the salty water is their renowned health and healing properties and the unique feature that one can float naturally in them.

The Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee (the Kinneret) is a magnificent geographical marvel surrounded by pretty rural agricultural settlements. Famous because of its prominence among New Testament writings (as is the whole of the Galilee as the place Jesus lived), the Sea of Galilee is one of the earliest settled areas in the Land of Israel and boasts archaeological ruins sitting alongside some of the first pioneering settlements in Israel, as well as religious sites, modern cities, and endless outdoor pursuits.

Acre

The Old City of Akko is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the remains of the Crusader town both above and below street level and because the city is one of a very small number of Ottoman walled towns with citadels, mosques, khans and baths, which have been preserved. In Akko, these sites were built on top of the ruins of the Crusader structures.

Tel Aviv

Fascinating culture and art, statement fashion, international cuisine and a cosmopolitan vibe all act as a magnet for the young and young at heart, from all over the world.

Nazareth

Nazareth’s many legendary churches, mosques, magical Old City, old factories, traditional heritage, colourful market, famous spice shop, craft shops, cultural activities, festivals, true Middle Eastern flavours, scenic panoramic views and fresh mountain air are all reasons that make this exotic city a hit with tourists.

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