Destination Overview ISRAEL…
Cradle of Civilizing – A unique destination.The Land of the Bible with its more than 4000 year old history is a must visit for every human being. Small as it is, Israel is a 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.
Visitors exploring Pre Historic and Biblical archaeological sites, fortresses and ruins across the country discover layer upon layer of history through the ages, throughout differing reigning powers. It is a land of deep significance to Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze and Bahai believers and many others who live and worship in their own way.
Even the geography and topography offer huge variety – Israel offers opportunities to enjoy not only magnificent history and archaeology, but also a broad range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, swimming, rappelling, caving, and snorkelling, together with an energetic urban culture of museums, concerts, restaurants, bustling boulevards, and shopping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.