As the biblical Holy Land, Israel has a profound historical and cultural background that is unparalleled in the world. And with its numerous sacred sites such as the Garden Tomb, the resting place of Jesus; the Western Wall, an ancient place for Jewish prayers; and Temple Mount, where various religious structures reside, its capital Jerusalem is of particular significance to the Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Israel is also where the world’s oldest city, Jericho, resides and the contrast with the vibrant Tel Aviv provides welcome variety. While you’ll be roaming through ruins that date back to 9000BCE at the former, the latter is known for its UNESCO-recognised Bauhaus architecture, cosmopolitan culture, exciting gourmet scene, incredible nightlife and awesome beaches. Don’t miss out on outdoor activities such as floating effortlessly on the Dead Sea, which has a 35% salt content, driving a jeep through the desert and going windsurfing on the Red Sea.