From Jerusalem to Petra
A journey through the Holy Land from Israel to Jordan, combining religious history, cultural heritage and natural beauty
Israel is an evocative country, a land of ancient miracles and volatile politics where past civilisations and present concerns are inextricably linked. A place of great importance for three of the world’s major faiths - Christianity, Judaism and Islam; the heritage of these three faiths is evident in the eclectic mix of people and cultures that call this country home.
Not just for the devout, Israel also has fascinating historical sites and beautiful landscapes.
The picturesque Jezreel Valley is also known as Israel’s breadbasket, where wheat, cotton and sunflowers grow in abundance. The Jezreel Valley has been momentous in world history for many thousands of years, underlining Israel’s part as a link between the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia.
Israel’s main source of water comes from the Sea of Galilee, the lowest freshwater lake on Earth, located 212 metres below sea level. Surrounded by pretty rural villages and farmland, the heart-shaped lake is one of the earliest settled areas in Israel and when compared to other Holy Land sites’ remains comparatively unchanged since the days Jesus walked along its shores.
Jerusalem is a city like no other; shaped by religion, the capitals spiritual roots and vibrant modern centre make for a fascinating and unique experience. The city’s most famous landmark is The Wailing Wall, known in Arabic as el-Mabka and translates as “place of weeping”. A visit to this most holy of places in the Jewish Quarter will be an intense experience for any traveller.
Cana is best known as the location of Jesus’ first miracle, the turning of water into wine. Lesser-known are the well preserved remains of ancient buildings and burial caves that make Cana such a rewarding place to visit. You might also witness one of the many ‘miracle inspired’ weddings that are held here, and of course have a chance to buy some of the local wine.
Nazareth is Israel’s largest Arab city and the cradle of Christianity, where Jesus spent his childhood; but in modern times it is a bustling mini-metropolis. You can sample local delicacies such as hot flaky burrekas and botz coffee, while wondering the Arab markets of the old city and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the Middle East.
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Weather & Climate
Mediterranean, with a pleasant spring and autumn.
When to go
Summers can be very hot, especially in the south. Winter can be cool but is perfect for sightseeing.
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