Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a fascinating city and a highlight of any visit to Israel and Palestine.

Steeped in religion, fiercely disputed and rich in history; Jerusalem is one of the oldest continually occupied cities in the world. Sacred to the three largest monotheistic faiths, the city was founded almost 7,000 years ago.

Claimed as capital by both Israelis and Palestinians alike, Jerusalem’s in-limbo status doesn’t prevent it being one of the greatest sites of pilgrimage in the world. Religious wonders pack its streets and the faithful come in droves to pay their respects.

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

Why visit Jerusalem

  • Visit the Dome of the Rock, an enduring symbol of the city and sacred to both Muslims and Jewish faiths
  • Explore St Marks Chapel, home to the Syrian Orthodox community
  • Wander around the colourful Mahane Yehuda Market, mingle with the locals and shop for all types of locally grown food
  • See worshippers at the Western Wall
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, an important place for Christian Pilgrims
  • Explore the city by bicycle, a fun way to access some of the hidden lanes and sites.
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

Historical Israel and Palestine

Combine the highlights of Israel & Palestine. Experience the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv, before exploring the contrast of Jerusalem and the revered town of Bethlehem. This eight-day holiday provides an in-depth introduction to what is the cradle of civilisation and will suit anybody with a strong interest in the biblical sites.

8 days

from £4,600 pp

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Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel

Visit Jerusalem

Wander around the old city of Jerusalem, sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians.

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel

The Dome of the Rock

Visit this enduring symbol of the city and sacred to both Muslims and Jewish faiths.

St Marks Church, Jerusalem, Israel

St Marks Chapel

Explore St Marks Chapel, home to the Syrian Orthodox community.

Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

Western Wall

See worshippers at the Western Wall.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, an important place for Christian Pilgrims.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Mahane Yehuda Market

Wander around this colourful market, mingle with the locals and shop for all types of locally grown food.

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

The Mamilla £££££

  • Israel
  • City

The Mamilla offers modern, boutique accommodation in the city of Jerusalem, within a few minutes walk of the Jaffa Gate. It is stylish and funky with excellent service, a great location and a superb rooftop terrace. The 194 bedrooms have a contemporary style with wooden floors, pastel colours and original pieces of furniture. A touch-sensitive liquid crystal wall separates the bedroom from the bathroom. There is a range of dining options from informal to gourmet and the rooftop terrace is a wonderful place to spend some time either soaking up the sun, taking in the superb views or dining in the brasserie.

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American Colony Hotel £££££

  • Israel
  • City

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, this former Pasha’s palace was converted into a stylish hotel in 1902 and has since hosted names such as Winston Churchill and T.E. Lawrence over the years. Split into two wings, the old and the new quarter, each room is unique. The interiors are comfortable and elegant with polished stone floors covered with Oriental rugs, domed ceilings and wrought-iron beds.

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