The juxtaposition of old and new is common in Israel and nowhere is this more apparent than in the city of Tel Aviv. The towering skyscrapers and state-of-the-art architecture in this cosmopolitan metropolis stand in stark contrast to the cobbled streets and old-world charm of the surrounding areas. Tel Aviv is the financial, technological and economic hub of Israel. Known as a “party capital”, the city is the perfect destination for the hedonistic traveller looking to play in a vibrant, dynamic city that never sleeps. Visitors spend time marveling at the plethora of contemporary art galleries, engaging in retail therapy at artisan boutiques, or relaxing in the sun on one of the Tel Aviv's sizzling beaches, before heading to one of the many restaurants, bars and exclusive nightclubs after dark.
Jerusalem holds high significance for three major religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) and as a result offers a multitude of historical attractions to all that visit. The walled Old City, with its narrow cobble-stoned alleyways, beautiful bell towers, and charming hidden courtyards, is the epicentre of Jerusalem. Despite it’s small size, the Old City is home to a plethora of ancient sacred sites. These include the Garden of Gethsemane; the Western Wall; and the Dome of the Rock.Step out of the Old City and you will find yourself thrust back into the twenty-first century. All of these historical sites contrast to make Jerusalem a fascinating and inspiring travel destination.
In the far north of Israel’s Upper Galilee region, situated on a major bird migration route, the Hula Valley is renowned as one of the top bird-watching sites in the world. This remarkably scenic valley contains the Hula Valley Nature Reserve and provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, walking, mountain biking and simply experiencing the rejuvenating tranquillity of this exceptional piece of wilderness. The area is blessed with an impressive number of water sources including springs and as a result, the valley boasts some exceptionally green areas and a profusion of colourful flowers. Beyond these exquisite stretches of wilderness, visitors can explore: the popular tourist focused city of Kiryat Shoma; the numerous kibbutzim and moshavim; archaeological sites like Tel Hatzor; tourist attractions such as the Tel Hai Photography Museum; historical sites such as the Tel Hai Compound, and some great entertainment centres for children and families.
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