This journey begins with an historical, spiritual and geo-political exploration of Israel’s Holy Land and ends in the hedonistic metropolis of Tel Aviv.
This trip can be customised to your personal preferences.
Beginning in Jerusalem, you will witness the convergence of tradition and modernity. From the long ridge of Mount Olivet, where many biblical events have taken place, you will get a sweeping view of the Old City of Jerusalem. The city walls surround the intersection of the Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian faiths.
Meander the cobblestoned alleys to the Western Wall, where the Jewish community come to pray. Get exclusive access to active excavation sites within the tunnels, where archaeologists are still uncovering hidden segments of the wall. Find gold, spices, perfume and more at the bustling Shuk market. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus is said to have been crucified and buried. Or tread the Via Dolorosa, the path on which he walked to his crucifixion.
Take the narrow roads and mountain tracks through the Great Rift Valley to the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. Sail the waters to find unique crystalline formations that aren’t visible from the shore. Float effortlessly in the hyper-saline waters and reap the therapeutic benefits of the mineralrich black mud.
From the flea markets of the Old Jaffa neighbourhood to the restored architecture of Neve Tzedek and the culinary hub of Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv is proud of its past but the city is cultivating a contemporary future. It’s hard not to get acquainted with Tel Aviv’s vibrant nightlife whilst you are here. This urban playground has been dubbed “the city that never sleeps”.
From hedonism to holiness, Israel’s two largest cities may only be an hour from each other, but they couldn’t be further apart.
Best time to travel: March to May or September to November
Number of nights: Six
For individuals, couples, families or small private groups