Top day trips from Tel Aviv

17 December 2019

Did you know that Air Malta flies directly to Tel Aviv

 If you fancy a spring break to somewhere a little different in 2020, this Mediterranean pearl could be just what you are looking for.

Israel

Tel Aviv is an enchanting destination, brimming with life, cultural hotspots, fascinating locals and plenty of top sights to visit. From mesmerising museums, lively markets, first-class nightlife and spotless beaches. Tel Aviv is one destination you should certainly put on your bucket list! Here are our top 3-day trips from the capital.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

The bus takes roughly an hour from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, or you can opt for a private tour. The best way to explore both the new and old city is on foot. Take in the sights and sounds as you meander through the narrow winding streets of the Armenian and Jewish Quarters. Walk the 1,500-year-old Cardo road, continue until you reach the Kotel- also known as the Wailing Wall or the Western Wall. Here you can truly stop and reflect upon your surroundings, and you are welcome to place a handwritten note between the cracks of the wall. Remember if you do intend to visit the Wailing Wall, dress modestly with no exposed shoulders and keep your head covered.

Petra

Majestic Petra

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and cross the border into Jordan. Also known as the “Rose City” Petra is a maze of hand-hewn caves, temples, and tombs carved from blushing pink sandstone in the high desert of Jordan, over  2,000 years old. The stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site is a Nabatean city that was lost for hundreds of years and only rediscovered around 200 years ago. UNESCO now hails it as “one of the most precious properties of man’s cultural heritage.”

It’s best to travel with an organised group and be aware of border fees and visa restrictions.

Acre (Akko)

Coast

Less than a two-hour drive from Tel Aviv sits the port city of Acre, also called Akko. This destination is truly is a hidden gem as it juts out on a peninsula into the Mediterranean Sea. Its vast urban history stretches back more than 4,000 years. Among the seaside town’s many historical spots, one absolute must-see is the underground Crusader city, known as the Hospitalers’ Fortress. It is situated next to the Mosque of Ahmed al Jezzar Pasha and is genuinely one of the most spectacular Gothic ruins in existence. For gastronomy lovers, the town is also well-loved by self-professed foodies!

This is just a handful of the multitude of unforgettable day trips on offer from Tel Aviv. There’s really so much to see and do in Isreal, if you have never been before- make sure you read our top tips here

 So what are you waiting for? Book flights to Tel Aviv and unwind in this vibrant and cosmopolitan city and explore nearby!

 


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