A holiday to Israel will take you on a journey through history, culture and religion. A long, narrow Middle-Eastern country, Israel has a lot to offer travellers. The country has a varied topography; forests, lush valleys, rocky deserts and a stretching Mediterranean coastline are all encompassed within the borders of this relatively small nation.
Beach resorts, exceptional history sites and thriving cities, full of cultural offerings, makes travel to Israel a diverse and fulfilling experience. Often occupying a space in the public imagination, due to ongoing political struggles and its complex history, Israel is home to some of the holiest sites in the history of civilization, making a tour holiday the perfect choice for visitors with an interest in both religion and history.
A tour of Israel is an eye-opening and affirming experience, no matter if you are travelling for leisure or out of religious interest. Although the country is the biblical Holy Land of three of the world’s largest faiths: Christianity, Islam & Judaism, there is more to Israel than the history of the holy land. Tel Aviv showcases a modern, trendy and cosmopolitan side to Israel whilst the countries natural wonders, such as the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, amazes travellers who bathe in the salty waters. Nevertheless, Israel is often a destination for religious pilgrimage, with Jerusalem serving as a sacred destination for Muslims, Jews and Christians alike.
The state of Israel was created following World War Two in 1948, although the history of the land of Israel stretches back thousands of years and the land has been invaded by almost every old world empire. On a package holiday to Israel, it is hard to ignore the evidence of the country’s eventful past, seen in the diverse population, where people of all religions, races and backgrounds make their lives in the one of the world’s oldest lands. The country’s official languages are Hebrew and Arabic, the former of which, although often confined to prayer and religious usage, was revived as a public language in the last century by the Jewish population who fled Europe to find refuge in this promised land, where they had settled over 3,000 years before.
Israel is a country which fascinates and intrigues travellers. An unfathomably long history mixed with a rich culture and natural wonders ensures it is a holiday destination that should not be missed.