Israel is an impressively diverse destination, with its wide variety of landscapes, varied history and remarkable culture. Perhaps its biggest claim to fame is the fact that locations here play pivotal roles in many of the world’s largest religions, with the names of cities ringing through thousands of years of human history.

    Of course, it’s not a place that lives exclusively in the past. Tel Aviv is known as one of the world’s great beach party destinations while the Golan Heights offers adventure, wildlife sightings and views of rolling green hills. Don’t forget to check out Eilat – the resort town at the southern tip of the country where you can surf on the sea or sand dunes all year round.

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    • Tel Aviv

      Tel Aviv is a vibrant city that appeals to foodies, bohemian adventurers, and anyone in search of a good time in the sun. The restaurant scene here is legendary, with young chefs creating game-changing dishes in uber-cool eateries. One of the hippest areas is the Florentin district, which is emblazoned with must-see street art.

      Be sure to take time out from the busy streets to admire the masterpieces housed at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which include works by Chagall, Van Gogh, and Kandinsky. Anyone interested in Israel’s turbulent history should also make a beeline for the Ben-Gurion House.

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