Israel is the cradle of civilization where history began. The Holy Land of three world religions: Islam, Judaism & Christianity. Today Israel is a dynamic and diverse country combining modern culture and ancient history. The natural landscapes vary from the salty serenity of the Dead Sea to the verdant national parks and the parched desert plateaus.
Most visits to the Holy Land are ushered in with a trip to the capital city of Jerusalem. The vibrant streets bustle with the activity of modern city dwellers and busy markets spill out onto ancient cobbled streets against a skyline of sacred sites. In stark contrast, see the modern commercial centre of Tel Aviv offering great beaches, restaurants, designer clothing stores and sophisticated nightclubs.
Sunbathing and scuba diving is the allure of the Red Sea port of Eilat while relaxation and spa resorts are a specialty of the Dead Sea experience. The Galilee area, north of Jerusalem, is the destination of pilgrims and nature lovers alike. Its concentration of holy sites provides a fascinating visit, particularly around the azure stretches of the Sea of Galilee.