Israel overflows with natural beauty and is remarkably diverse, from attractive sandy beaches, desert landscapes and green forests to the multi-coloured sandstone of the vast Makhtesh Ramon canyon and rolling green hills and valleys of the Israel National Trail.
Jerusalem’s Old City comprises of most of the sacred sites such as the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock shrine, Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Tel Aviv is known for its distinct architecture, exotic beaches and party scenes. Visit Haifa’s pristine Baha’i Gardens with immaculate green terraces plummeting down towards the coastline. One of the main pilgrimage places is Nazareth – be sure to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Take a float at the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea. Other places of interest: Bethlehem’s Church of Nativity; Sea of Galilee’s Tabgha churches and hot pools near Tiberias. Be sure not to miss the mountain fortress of Masada.
Whether you visit this sacred country for its incredible historical sites, markets, museums and art-galleries, to float in the Dead Sea or to dive in the Red Sea, Israel can be a revelation.