Local Attractions

Israel is a country of amazing diversity with an array of geographical, archaeological, historical, religious, and cultural sights and experiences all within easy reach.  The people are wonderfully warm and hospitable; delighted and proud to welcome and entertain you.

TEL AVIV AND JAFFA
Tel Aviv is Israel‘s commercial heart and cultural centre. It has a world famous night life, great beaches, incredible restaurants and more. Visit the White City area with its collection of 1930s Bauhaus buildings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Carmel Market; Yarkon Park and an array of museums and galleries.

Photographer - Dafna Tal
By kind permission - Israeli Ministry of Tourism

In contrast Jaffa, situated adjacent to Tel Aviv, is an ancient city with a very different atmosphere. Visit Neve Tzedek with its narrow streets filled with galleries, restaurants, and bars. Go to Jaffa Hill for a beautiful view of the shoreline stretching past Tel Aviv.

Photographer - Noam Chen
By kind permission - Israeli Ministry of Tourism

JERUSALEM OLD CITY
Jerusalem Old City is one of the most sacred places in the world to three religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Divided into four quarter (Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian) the ancient Old City is encircled by imposing stone walls that date to the Ottoman period and contain within it such holy sites as the Western Wall, The Dome of the Rock and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Photographer - Noam Chen
By kind permission - Israeli Ministry of Tourism

Outside of the Old City walls you can visit the Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion and Yad Vashem.

Photographer - Noam Chen
By kind permission - Israeli Ministry of Tourism

YAD VASHEM
Yad Vashem is the largest Holocaust museum and memorial in the world. It was established in 1953, with a major new opening in 2005. There are numerous exhibition halls within its dramatic central triangular structure together with memorial gardens and a research centre. The museum is free to visitors with an optional audio or guided tour. It is closed from Friday afternoon until Sunday. Visit www.yadvashem.org for more information.

Photographer - Noam Chen
By kind permission - Israeli Ministry of Tourism

MASADA
The mountain fortress of Masada stands on an isolated rock plateau in the south east of Israel, overlooking the Dead Sea. Built as a Roman garrison, Herod the Great built palaces here and it is said to be the scene of the massacre of almost 1000 Sicarri rebels and their families following a siege by the Roman Army.
You can take the cable car or walk to the top to see the remains of the settlement and Roman battery, as well as take in the stunning views of the Desert towards the Dead Sea.

Photographer - Itamar Grinberg
By kind permission - Israeli Ministry of Tourism

THE DEAD SEA
At 1,360 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth and is so called because no living organisms can survive there.  With water up to 10 times saltier than the ocean, it is possible to float on the surface and the mineral-rich waters are popular with bathers.

Photographer - Itamar Grinberg
By kind permission - Israeli Ministry of Tourism

GALILEE
Galilee is a large region in northern Israel famed for its beautiful scenery.  The climate is a haven for fauna and flora with streams, waterfalls, and vast fields of greenery and wild flowers.  In addition, it is a site of religious significance and historical interest including the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is said to have Christ walked on water, the ancient cities of Tiberias, Sefad and Acre, and the Jordan river.

Photographer - Mordagan
By kind permission - Israeli Ministry of Tourism

BAHA’I GARDENS
Designed by Fariborz Sahba, the beautiful “Hanging Gardens of Haifa” were opened to the public in 2001 and are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Following a set of connecting terraces with cascading streams and bridges, the gardens extend almost a kilometer up the side of Mount Carmel and around the Shrine of Báb, covering some 200,000 square meters of land. 

Photographer - Itamar Grinberg
By kind permission - Israeli Ministry of Tourism

FURTHER INFORMATION
Official Tourist Site: https://info.goisrael.com/en
Tour Guide Options: http://rent-a-guide.co.il/
Rail Information: www1.rail.co.il/EN  
Bus Information: www.egged.co.il/eng

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