Tom Pyman

Israel Travel Expert

Historic, humbling and thought-provoking. Israel has become a captivating destination calling out to the most curious of travellers to explore. From ancient archaeological sites and the hypnotic Negev desert to the urban bustle of Tel Aviv, delve into this warm and cultured country today.

Tom Pyman

Israel Travel Expert

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Israel Highlights

From ancient archaeological sites that date back far beyond biblical times to the bustle of vibrant cities, discover Israel’s reverence for its past and its thriving modern culture.

Luxury Vacations in Israel

The Old ⁠— Charismatic Jerusalem

Lose yourself in a world of culture amongst the ancient, winding streets of Jerusalem. The city, home to multiple faiths and cultures, is like nowhere else in the world. Embark on a fascinating journey throughout the Old City as you drink in the beautiful City of David, witness prayer at the sacred Kotel (Western Wall), the world’s holiest Jewish site, and experience the scents of incense, spices and coffee as you wander through colourful local markets.

The New: Effervescent Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv’s energy and youthful spirit is a refreshing contrast to Jerusalem’s rich ancient past. Rooted in innovation and creativity, the city greatly underpins Israel’s passion for entrepreneurship. Within a stone’s throw of the long stretch of golden Mediterranean beach are streets filled with lively restaurants and bars that thrive from dusk ‘til dawn. Explore the cultural hotspots, including Carmel Market, contemporary galleries and cutting-edge theatres as you amble through the White City. Within minutes, find yourself at the old port town of Jaffa, home to charming cobbled streets, packed marketplaces and picturesque Neve Tzedek’s coffee shops and boutiques.

Float along the Dead Sea

One of the world’s most extraordinary natural sites, sitting at 432m below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth. Heal your body and soul as you float in the turquoise lake’s mineral-rich waters and pamper yourself with health remedies and natural beauty treatments at one of the area’s well-renowned mineral spas. Although, the Dead Sea itself isn’t the only attraction in the area. Ein Gedi Nature Reserve’s spring-fed canyons, waterfalls and freshwater pools are well-worth a visit, and Masada National Park’s spectacular views and archeological ruins peppered in a dark, spine-tingling history is truly unmissable.

Luxury Holidays in Israel

Discover the Negev Desert

Many are surprised to hear of the life that thrives within a desert landscape – but half of Israel is occupied by the Negev Desert. A vast, enchanting land, abundant in colourful plains, valleys and mountainous settings, you won’t be shy of ways to experience this mysterious world from sandboarding down its steep dunes and gazing up at the starry skies at the Ramon Crater, to visiting the ancient village of Shivta and trying out pita baking workshops. Unique stories unfold with the help of our local guides as they cruise you along the endless dunes in a thrilling 4×4 experience.

Israel Highlights

From ancient archaeological sites that date back far beyond biblical times to the bustle of vibrant cities, discover Israel’s reverence for its past and its thriving modern culture.

Luxury Vacations in Israel

The Rich History of Jerusalem

Picture yourself gazing over the Dome of the Rock from the comfort of your luxurious hotel room. Within this passionate, historic and culture-driven city are multiple neighbourhoods each with their own unique characteristics. Whether you choose the Mamilla Hotel, counteracting the Old City with its sleek, contemporary interiors or, the David Citadel with its inimitable views over Old Jerusalem, we have something special to suit your taste.

Luxury Vacations in Tel Aviv

The Vibrant Energy of Tel Aviv

The urban hub of Tel Aviv is home to a highly creative art-scene, tantalizing food, inspiring liberal culture and sublime sunsets on its golden Mediterranean coastline. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the exceptionally wide array of design-led boutique hotels and luxury resorts. The Setai’s panoramic views of the ocean make it an idyllic spot for those wishing to relax by the coast, whilst The Norman is an effortlessly charming haven, perfect for those seeking cultural immersion in the heart of the White City.

Luxury Vacations in Israel

The Untouched Lands of the Negev Desert

Luxury in the Negev Desert, the Beresheet Hotel and Six Senses Shaharut each specialize in sensational experiences in remote settings. Nestled into the side of dramatic cliffs and sweeping dunes, these hotels are wonderful spots for exploring Mizpe Ramon by land or helicopter. For something truly unique and adventurous though, bespoke private camps allow a closer connection to the desert wilderness. Relax at night by a warm firepit under a sky full of stars, learning of the galaxies beyond our reach with the help of an astronomer and a powerful telescope.

  • Population Population 9,021,000
  • Capital Capital Jerusalem
  • Language Language Hebrew, Arabic
  • Currency Currency Israeli New Shekel
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT+3
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Take a stroll through Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv to get a glimpse of local hotspots and traditional markets."

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