Luxury Israel Holidays

Israel has plenty to offer the adventurous traveller on a luxury Middle East holiday, and promises a jam-packed and memorable itinerary. The buzzing, cosmopolitan seafront city of Tel Aviv has everything from Bauhaus architecture and sweeping sandy beaches to a fantastic food and drink scene. The religious landmarks are unrivalled, and the country’s beautiful landscapes are studded with hills, valleys, deserts and multi-coloured canyons, as well as a gorgeous coastline fringing the Mediterranean Sea.  

Israel, or the Holy Land, has huge religious significance. The call to prayer can be heard over the rooftops and religion plays its part in every aspect of daily life. See some of the world’s most famous historic and religious attractions on a luxury Jerusalem holiday, such as the golden Dome of the Rock, which dominates the skyline, and the historic Western Wall. In Bethlehem, which can be reached in a day trip from Jerusalem, you’ll find the Church of Nativity, which is said to have been built on the site where Jesus Christ was born, while Nazareth is considered to be where the Archangel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary she had been chosen by God to have his son. 

Pilgrims also flock to the Sea of Galilee (which is actually a large freshwater lake), where Jesus performed miracles such as walking on water, and delivered the Sermon on the Mount at the shoreline churches of Tabgha. In the rocky, rugged landscapes of the vast Negev Desert in the south, explore archaeological treasures, go birdwatching, enjoy camel rides in the dunes, and listen to Bedouin storytellers. There is far more to Israel than you may think.

Just a 4-hour flight from the UK, Tel Aviv can be enjoyed on a long weekend break, and you can even combine it with Jerusalem, which is just an hour away from the capital. For a longer holiday, we recommend combining Israel with Jordan and the Dead Sea.


Ready to start planning your own tailor-made holiday to Israel? Get in touch with one of our Middle East experts now to create your bespoke Israel itinerary, by calling 020 7337 9010 or by making an online enquiry.


Dine in style in Tel Aviv - this beautiful city has a lively bar scene and some excellent restaurants. From street food such as stuffed pita bread and tiny hummusiot (hummus shops) to gourmet seafood restaurants and plates piled high with mezze, the food is simply amazing here, while Israel also has wineries dotted in the hills producing some fantastic wines.

Wander the atmospheric centuries-old labyrinthine alleyways of Jerusalem and visit some of its fascinating museums.

Go shopping in Bethlehem. Visiting the colourful Al Souq (Old Market) is an experience in itself, and you are bound to find some unique foods and souvenirs.

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