Visitors to Palestine, the newest destination in our Middle East holiday collection, uncover a land of fascinating ancient history, filled with world-class relics and pockets in which time seems to have stood still. Western visitors to the region are few and far between, thanks to it’s time in the headlines and recent political and conflict issues in certain parts, but there are plenty of astounding cultural sites and cities which pose no threat at all to visitors. Informed travellers who make the journey here are rewarded with an exceptionally friendly welcome, and an authentic experience of life in Palestine & Israel, unmarred by crowds of foreign visitors.
Visits to iconic religious sites, from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the town of Bethlehem, are combined with trips to markets selling traditional wares, and sampling of local dishes such as zaatar-topped herb breads. For travellers looking to explore the region with a guide and a group, our Essential Palestine & Israel Group Tour offers a great introduction to the region, exploring the iconic ancient historic and religious sites and offering a light insight into daily life here.