Israel’s lush green northern region is ideal for leisure, history and nature-focused travelers. From its wealth of Christian holy sites, including Tabgha, the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum and the 40-mile Gospel Trail, to the jewel of a port city of Haifa with its “hanging” Baha’i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic city of Acre and boutique wineries amidst breathtaking landscapes, Israel’s northern region offers activities for travelers of all tastes and interests.
The Galilee is not a large region. A mere 80 miles separate its northern border-the peak of Mount Hermon from its southernmost boundary along the Jezreel Plain, the site of biblical Armageddon.
Focused around the dynamic city of Jerusalem, Israel’s capital and home to holy sites for the world’s three major monotheistic religions, and the non-stop art and culture metropolis of Tel Aviv with its gorgeous Mediterranean beaches, Israel’s central region is nothing short of an art, culture and history wonderland boasting world-renowned museums and restaurants, high-end hotels and international dance and music festivals.
Israel’s southern region is an ideal travel destination for adventure and outdoor-focused travelers. Beginning in Beersheba, known as the Capital of the Negev, travelers to Israel’s southern region can spend the day floating in the saline-rich Dead Sea; exploring the 2,300-year-old Masada; rappelling and jeep touring in the Ramon Crater, the world’s largest naturally formed crater; and swimming amongst tropical fish and coral reef in the Red Sea city of Eilat.