From holy sites and ancient cities to golden beaches and fantastic nightlife, a hotel break in Israel is full of unexpected contrasts.
Known as the Holy Land, Israel offers a wealth of important religious, historical and architectural sights, and stunning natural beauty to match. There are many fascinating options for a hotel break in Israel, whether it’s a wine-tasting tour among the vineyards of the Galilee region, unwinding at a mineral spa resort on the Dead Sea or hiking through breathtaking landscapes on the long-distance Israel National Trail, which leads from the arid deserts of the south to the verdant mountains of the north. The most popular destination for Israel hotel breaks is Jerusalem, which is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike and home to numerous important religious sites, including the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall), the Dome of the Rock, the al-Aqsa mosque and the Temple Mount, as well as a magical Old City with narrow alleyways and atmospheric, spice-scented marketplaces. Israel offers the highest number of museums per capita in the world, and visitors to Jerusalem can explore the Israel Museum, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, the Bible Lands Museum and the Islamic Museum, among many others. Another key urban attraction is Tel Aviv, a vibrant and extremely cosmopolitan city with great beaches, fantastic nightlife and a laid-back atmosphere, as well as the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus and International Style architecture in the UNESCO-protected ‘White City’.