Israel: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

“The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven” (Benjamin Disraeli, 19th Century British Prime Minister).

Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating places on earth. Anyone interested in the history of Western civilisation, and in the hot spot where West meets East, ought to visit. It is multi-layered, archeologically rich, and hums with competing human narratives. The Old City streets are crowded with churches, Islamic architecture and ancient Hebrew and Roman remains.  Yet Jerusalem is not just her Old City. You will also find a vibrant, bustling and multi-ethnic modern city, home to Israel’s most loved Mahane Yehuda market, and several outstanding museums.  Jerusalem is also a perfect base for day trips to the remarkable Judean Desert including Masada and the Dead Sea.

The focus of Jerusalem may be history, yet just an hour’s drive to the west lies Tel Aviv, a Mediterranean beach city totally consumed by the present – or in the case of its many tech start-ups – the future. A hedonist’s mecca, Tel Avivians flaunt their bodies on the beach, indulge at mind-blowing restaurants and watch the sun rise from roof top parties.  From an Israel touring perspective, Tel Aviv is an important part of the puzzle. During your Tel Aviv tour you will learn about the ideologically motivated creation of this first modern Hebrew City, about its relationship to the ancient port city of Jaffa, and its unique Bauhaus architecture and creative spirit.

Jerusalem & Area

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