Israel may have a small size, but it is packed with remarkable features fitting to be called world-class attractions. With its highly-regarded religious sites, well-maintained archaeological buildings and breath-taking natural wonders, there is so much to see and experience in this unique destination. If you are planning to visit Israel, brace yourself with an unforgettable adventure. If you are a tourist traveling by air, Ben-Gurion International Airport is your main entry point. This busy airport in Tel Aviv is the home of the country’s three biggest airlines. From the airport, going to your chosen destination is pretty much a breeze as buses, trains, taxis and shared taxis or Sheirut can easily be accessed from that point. If you are planning a Middle East group tour, you are likely to enter Israel from Jordan and Egypt via border crossings.
The Old City of Jerusalem is no doubt the top attraction of Israel and could be core of the Israel tour. The medieval Church of the Holy Sepulcher is an important attraction and the experience becomes complete when you mingle with the Jewish believers at the respected Western Wall. The golden Dome of the Rock is also not to be missed and this attraction is best viewed from Haram esh-Sharif, the Temple Mount plaza.
Heading to Masada could be one of your trip’s most thrilling experiences. Here, you will witness the mountaintop palace-fortress of King Herod. The way to climb to the top is part of the exciting experience, as you have the choice to do the pre-dawn hike or by a cable car. Conversely, the lowest place on Earth is found in Israel—the Dead Sea. What makes Dead Sea worthy of the visit is actually the things you can see and do there, including swimming in it. And the story about the “floating” activity here is true: the salty water can actually make you float!
Tel Aviv, the second most-populous city of the country next to Jerusalem, is a diverse city known for its events, culture, nightlife, shopping centers, dining scene, luxury hotels, lovely beaches and more—something you will not dare miss when visiting Israel. Because this city has the world’s most number of Bauhaus style buildings, Tel Aviv gained the title The White City. What is not known to many is that Tel Aviv is comparable to some of the world’s best cities such as New York and Miami, and with endless offerings, Tel Aviv is worth seeing.
The scenery that envelopes Israel is unbelievable, your eyes will surely feast on it. The Negev Desert has a breathtaking landscape home of an array of wildlife, while the famous Galilee is known for its shimmering freshwater lakes. The awesome view of the veil-like waterfalls in the Ein Gedi can be one of the highlights of your trip. Wineries, jeeps and camels complete the travel scene in the land of Israel. There are more to see in the land of Israel, and if you are heading to this destination, this tour will surely be one of your life’s bests.