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The Ultimate Guide To Israel: The Old, The New, And The Unknown

Israel is a destination that has increased in popularity over the past few years; however, most people who visit know very little about what the country has to offer. From the history of Jerusalem to the hip city of Tel Aviv, you can easily spend a good week or two exploring the most magnificent sites and attractions. If you're running out of ideas to take your expedition to the Holy Land to the next level, these are some of the best places you shouldn't miss in this diverse country.

Ancient Jerusalem

No trip to Israel would be complete without a stop in Jerusalem, where you'll want to spend at least three nights exploring everything the ancient capital has to offer. Take a guided tour around the Old City, where you'll visit the Holy Sites that are so important to the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faiths. Make sure you add a visit to the Dome of the Rock, which is a famous holy site to see in the city. The top two places to see in Jerusalem are the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, so make sure whatever else you do, you don't miss out on seeing both of these. You'll also be impressed by the selection of luxury accommodations in Jerusalem, where you can enjoy all the comforts of home after a busy day out exploring the city.

Tel Aviv

You'll notice a great contrast between the historical and modern sites of the city of Tel Aviv. In recent years, Tel Aviv has become a popular destination with young travelers from around Europe, and it has an excellent dining and nightlife scene. Enjoy strolling along Tel Aviv's beach promenade and relaxing in one of the cafes watching the sunset. If you love shopping, visit Shabazi Street or one of the excellent markets of the city. Neve Tzedek is the city's oldest neighborhood but is now packed with great cultural sites and shops. Finally, no trip to the town is complete without a visit to Rabin Square, where you'll see the town hall and the memorial to Yitzhak Rabin.

Head into the desert

After exploring these two fantastic cities, it's time for an adventure into the Judean Desert. On your way, make sure you stop off at Ein Gedi, which features stunning waterfalls and pools. From there, you'll enjoy a visit to the ruins of Masada and the Dead Sea before heading into the Negev desert. For the ultimate adventure, enjoy sleeping and dining beneath the stars in a traditional Bedouin experience in the Negev desert. You'll be surprised by the contrasting landscapes you can experience in just a short time in Israel by visiting these three wildly different places.

These are just a few of the highlights of a trip to Israel, and if you are looking for additional relaxation time after all of this excitement, add on the beach resort town of Eilat. If you need any further assistance in planning your trip to Israel, don't hesitate to contact us, and we will help you create a travel experience that best suits your personal travel style.

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