Israel

Witness Israel's dizzying development in Tel Aviv and along the Mediterranean coast. Visit dozens of world-class historic sites in Jerusalem and Galilee. Spend some time relaxing in Israel's premier resort of Eilat, on the Red Sea. Israelis are informal and upbeat, and delight in sharing delicious fusion cuisine and masses of entertainment from high culture to all-night clubs.

Highlights

Israel.

Dive into exhilarating Tel Aviv. Just 100 years old, it's Israel's largest and most relaxed city, dominating its cultural and economic life. Travel a short way east to reach gold-domed Jerusalem, more than 3000 years old, and today Israel's capital. Head north to fertile Galilee, and south to explore the spectacular Negev desert and the Red Sea beach resort of Eilat.

Urban

Israel.

Stroll Tel Aviv's long beachside promenade and shop for affordable designer fashions. Be entertained by the city's world-class orchestras or if you prefer, all-night clubs and music venues. See the Dead Sea Scrolls at Jerusalem's Israel Museum and gaze at revered Biblical sites. In the south, indulge yourself at Eilat's upmarket resort hotels, bordering the Sinai Desert.

Rural

Israel.

See charming little towns like Safad in the gentle fertile hills of Israel's north-east. Travel around the Sea of Galilee visiting its nature reserves and archaeological remains. Check out the wine-growing Carmel Hills, float in the weirdly salty Dead Sea or explore the Negev Desert's awesome wilderness, with spectacular landscapes and historical sites from long-gone civilisations.