Rooted in ancient history, the birthplace of 3 major religions, a crossroads between continents where empires and civilisations have risen and fallen, Israel is perhaps home to some of the most iconic events and places of all of human civilisation.
Take a walk around Jerusalem and feel the weight of history as you follow in the footsteps of Jesus on his fateful crucifixion walk. Nip into the Arab quarter for a delicious lunch in an ancient building, walk around the markets and bazars that have remained unchanged for Millenia. See the holiest relic of Judaism – the Waling Wall, still the most important place for prayer in the whole religion. Take a hike up the Mount Of Olives to take in a vista of a city you’ve never visited but already know so much about.
But there is also the modern. Tel Aviv is a thriving, bustling forward looking mix of the old and the new; with stylish skyscrapers jostling for position amongst UNESCO world heritage listed architecture. Traditional family run businesses mingle with tech start ups amid a bustling street culture. White sandy beaches and the dazzling blue water of the Mediterranean provide a dizzying backdrop to a plethora of bars, cafes and hedonistic nightlife that draws people in from all over the world.
Israel is also home to some of the most unusual, beautiful and fascinating scenery – made all the more interesting as you can be on the beach in the morning, and trekking through the awe inspiring colourful sandstone formations of Makhtesh Ramon in the afternoon. Or float in the Dead Sea one morning and cross the border into Jordan and seeing Petra in the afternoon? Rarely can you find a country of such minimal magnitude that allows so many different experiences to be enjoyed in such a short time.
Of course, after all this excitement, it is never a bad idea to take some well earned R&R and take in what you have just seen in the surrounds of a beautiful luxury resort – and Six Senses Sharahut is just that place!
Speak to a travel advisor on 0161 233 0110 or we can arrange a time to call you.