A region that has lain at the crossroads of world history for over three millennia, Israel and the Palestinian Territory sits at the heart of a landscape that has witnessed some of the world’s most pivotal moments over the past three thousand years. From the passing of Crusaders and Saracens and the crucifixion of Christ, to the bloody conflicts of the Arab-Israeli wars, this troubled land has provided the backdrop to events that have shaped the world we live in today.
This extraordinary diversity of peoples, past and present, means that any visit to the region offers a multitude of experiences and encounters through some of the most culturally and historically significant landscapes in the Middle East. The rich landscapes of ancient Palestine for example are riddled with long distance footpaths - such as the biblical ‘Path of Abraham’ - Bedouin encampments and the unique waters of the Dead Sea.
You can also visit the biblical cities of Jericho, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, some of the most revered and contentious settings on earth, where Christians, Jews and Muslims have long fought over the right to call these hallowed sites their own. Whatever draws you to this part of the world though, you will be setting foot into the pages of history.
Walk the path of Abraham to the stunning Mar Saba Monastery.