For pilgrims, history buffs and curious travellers, the sites to see in Israel are numerous – and most are inimitable. On a tailor-made itinerary to Israel, explore the lively city of Tel Aviv, a hip modern metropolis that also features the Unesco-listed ‘White City’. In the capital, Jerusalem, take a guided tour of the Old City and visit significant religious and biblical sites from the Wailing Wall and Temple Mount to the Dome of the Rock and the City of David.
From Jerusalem you can take a day trip to Bethlehem and view Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Other highlights of Israel that we would recommend are the Old City of Acre, a Unesco world heritage site preserving stunning crusader remains. You can also visit Haifa, Israel’s third largest city and see the Unesco-listed site of the Baha’i World Centre and walk around the Baha’i Gardens.
Take a day trip to Jericho from Jerusalem to visit one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the world. From here, continue to the Dead Sea, situated 400 metres below sea level and 75 kilometres long. Due to the water having such a high concentration of salt, you can easily float on the surface. The Sea of Galilee is another area where you can relax after your journey around Israel. Take a boat trip on the largest freshwater lake in the country and the lowest freshwater lake in the world.