Overview for Israel
A land of beauty and mystery where there is as much to explore as time itself, with a unique place in world history and a blend of modern and ancient times.
From arid deserts to beachside retreats and bustling market towns, Israel truly is a destination for everyone. Stroll through the streets of Tel Aviv where your senses will be overwhelmed with the sights, smells and tastes of the fresh produce and spices available.
Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel and sits right on the Mediterranean Coastline.
Known as The White City Tel Aviv is a collection of over 4000 international styled buildings built from the 1930s and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This relatively young city, founded in 1909, is a popular tourist destination due to its beaches, bars, restaurants and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
One of the oldest cities in the world is Jerusalem dating back to
4 BC. This historic city has grown beyond the boundaries of the Old City, divided into seven districts each one with a unique flavour and culture. The Old City has a history dating back more than 3000 years and features the famous Western or ‘Wailing’ Wall where Jewish prayer can be heard. You can also tempt your tastebuds in the Old City with Arabic, Jewish, Mediterranean and international fare.
Eilat, located on the northern tip of the Red Sea, provides visitors the opportunity to dive and explore its rich and diverse eco system. It is a popular resort town with beaches, nightlife and desert landscapes.
When to go
Israel has two main seasons: winter from November to March is cold and rainy in most parts of the country; summer from April to October is hot and dry with little or no rainfall. The desert areas can be extremely hot in summer time. The best time to visit is March-June or October-November.