Israel is a beautiful and fascinating country to explore. Home to some of the holiest of sites and steeped in rich history, it’s been one of the most popular places to travel since ancient times.
From Bethlehem and ancient Jerusalem to Tel Aviv and Hanging Gardens, your journey awaits.
An Adventure Through the Old City of Jerusalem
If you have the time and money, there are so many wonderful places to explore in the coming year.
The old city of Jerusalem is one of the many spots that needs no introduction.
Visitors can take their time strolling where only the most biblical legends have traveled.
Guests can get lost in the preserved architecture of holy sites that include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Trip to Bethlehem
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Imagine taking in the sights and sounds of the holy places that you’ve only heard about in stories and books.
Guests can navigate their way across the West Bank and into historic Bethlehem.
As you make your way from Manger Square to the center of the city, you’ll find exciting landmarks such as the Mosque of Omar and Church of the Nativity.
Floating in the Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is a must with travelers, as it allows them to prove their buoyancy in the unusually warm waters.
Whether you travel a short distance or have traveled the globe, you’ll also want to immerse your body in the mud of the Dead Sea.
It’s known to have therapeutic and healing properties that can soothe your body.
Desert Fortress Masada
Head to the cliff-topped fortress of Masada via cable car for a breathtaking view of the Dead Sea.
Here you’ll find the classical Roman architectural remains that were constructed during the reign of Herod the Great. This is one adventure that is worth exploring.
The splendor of Tel Aviv
When you need a break from touring historical sites, you can soak up the sun in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv’s metropolis is staggered along a sunny stretch of the Mediterranean coastline.
Here you’ll find a bit of old and new to explore. From the modern exteriors to the ancient history of Old Jaffa, you’ll be navigating some of the most amazing coastlines in the world.
Ruins of Caesarea
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast between Haifa and Tel Aviv is Caesarea.
This amazing city is brimming with archeological finds. Visitors can spend hours trekking through theaters, ancient churches, aqueducts, and much more.
Tantalize your Palate
Israel’s food is both flavorful and diverse. Falafel is a well-known treat made with smashed chickpeas.
It’s also served with hummus and pita bread. Other powerful palate-pleasing dishes include Me’oravYerushalmi, shakshouka, and couscous.
When you’re visiting the small towns or big cities, don’t be afraid to sample the many dishes.
The coffee, lemonade, and fruit shakes are especially tasty because most of it is made using locally grown produce.
The Sea of Galilee
The biggest freshwater lake in Israel is the Sea of Galilee. It’s also known for its well-known for its Gospel-like associations with Jesus.
Even today, it continues to be an integral pilgrimage for Christians.
Visitors can hike the many trails to discover the peace and tranquility of this sacred place on their own.
Hanging Gardens in Haifa
The well-manicured Hanging Gardens of Haifa are situated on Mount Carmel.
Surrounding the shrine of the Bab, the place is a special pilgrimage site for those in the Bahai faith.
Guests to the area can stroll around the gardens from terrace to terrace. Here they’ll find incredible views and breathtaking beauty.
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Thursday 26th of May 2016
Great information! I'm currently planning a trip to Israel next year although I want to see the Middle East also, is it possible to visit Israel before or after visiting any Arab countries?
Friday 13th of May 2016
Thanks for sharing! I'm visiting right now and it's spectacular!! I'm actually in Haifa and I visited the Bahai Gardens; however I was told that you can only view from certain points and cannot go to the gardens. Were you able to visit all parts of the gardens?