Israel Tailor-made Holidays
Bespoke holidays to Israel in 2017
Brimming with sacred sites and archaeological treasures, it is no wonder that Israel attracts travellers from all around the world. From exploring holy sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth, to taking a dip in the mineral rich Dead Sea or living the high life in coastal Tel Aviv - Israel is a great destination to combine cultural sites with a bit of beach time relaxation. Let us know the places you would like to visit in Israel and the sorts of things that interest you and we’ll tailor make a tour itinerary, handpick hotels and suggest activities that fit the bill – ensuring that your holiday to Israel is truly unforgettable.
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When planning your holiday we go a step beyond and include some special and unique experiences.Read more about our approach to designing your tailor-made holiday.
Must-sees for a tailormade holiday to Israel
Whilst cosmopolitan Tel Aviv offers all things modern, the ancient cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth are brimming with sacred sites and the Dead Sea provides the unique opportunity to float in its famously buoyant waters. From highlights to hidden gems, Israel’s culture, history and landscapes are sure to captivate any traveller.
Inspirations for a holiday in Israel
From miracle sites and the Wailing Wall, to revered churches and Dead Sea Scrolls, Israel is brimming with famous sites just waiting to be explored, but there plenty more off the beaten track too. Here are a few unique experiences to get you inspired for your tailor made holiday.
Tel Aviv's Culture Square
Home to museums, theatres, art galleries and music halls if you are on the lookout for some culture in Israel then Tel Aviv is where you’ll find it. Culture Square is at the heart of the city’s art scene, where you’ll discover the country’s Philharmonic Orchestra, the national Habima National Theatre, the vast Mann Auditorium and the modern Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art.
Hanging Gardens of Haifa
Beautiful and cosmopolitan, where ancient history meets modern-day, the Mediterranean seaport metropolis of Haifa is Israel’s third largest city and a joy to explore. The city’s skyline is dominated by the slopes of Mount Carmel, where sits the beautiful Hanging Gardens of Haifa. Stroll through the garden grounds, terrace by terrace, and take in the encompassing beauty and incredible views.
Just a short drive away from Jerusalem the spectacular Judean Hills are a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, and arguably one of the most picturesque regions in all of Israel. Hop on two wheels and explore the Judean Hills by bike, through rolling hills, vast open fields and pretty national parks dotted with ancient ruins that serve as a reminder of the areas 2000-year old history.
While as far as deserts go the Judean Desert is considered relatively small, that does not mean that it is lacking in things to see and do. Located east of Jerusalem and the Judean Hills, this desertscape is best explored by 4x4; explore ancient monasteries, learn about nomadic Bedouin tribes, discover ancient tombs and swim in natural springs for the full Judean Desert experience.
Suggested Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for Israel
Israel's compact size makes it ideal for a long weekend combining the numerous religious sights of Jerusalem with the beautiful beaches of Tel Aviv or if you have a bit longer to spend you can travel north to the Sea of Galilee. To get you inspired when planning your trip to Israel, here's a selection of recommended itineraries.
Combine Israel with Jordan & Egypt
With a close proximity to Egypt and Jordan it is easy to combine a holiday in Israel with the Pyramids of Giza or the Roes Red City of Petra. Take in the highlights of Israel, from lively Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa, to biblical Jerusalem and Bethlehem before heading across the border to the delights of Jordan and then further south to Egypt.