Israel holidays


Highlights of Jordan & Israel from £2,495

* Featuring Amman, Jerash and Petra in Jordan * Cross overland into Israel and stay in Jerusalem * Private national guides throughout Read more ...


Small Luxury Group Journeys - Israel: Crossroads of History from £3,027

Explore a vast array of biblical and historic sites, including the mountain palace of Herodion, accompanied by a local expert. Read more ...

Highlights of Jerusalem

Highlights of Jerusalem from £1,245

Your journey begins with an international flight to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport, you will be met in the Arrivals Hall and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem, the Dan Boutique. Read more ...

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Best time to be there

Israel can be visited throughout the year although the ideal time is in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The climate is cooler and temperatures are mild in these months making it the perfect time to explore the country.

Fly to

Tel Aviv (British Airways, Easyjet)

flying time

4 hours 50 minutes direct

time difference

GMT +2 hours


Not required

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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Israel maybe small, but as a cultural, historic and religious destination, it's a giant. A complex giant. Witness Friday in Jerusalem's Old City. At noon, thousands of Muslims head for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, followed, three hours later, by Christian pilgrims from around the world retracing the Way of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, and then, at sunset, throngs of Jewish worshippers ushering in the Sabbath at the Western Wall. All within a few hundred yards.

To get the most out of this remarkable country, where history oozes from the sun-bleached stone and desert wilderness sits alongside vibrant contemporary life, you need the most highly qualified, passionate guides. And that means A&K. We select our's to match our guests' interests, be it biblical archaeology, Byzantine history or modern art. Perhaps its Jewish heritage, flora and fauna, or even cuisine - the Old City's premium hummus, Bethlehem's ultimate kebab or Mahne Yehuda Market, where falafel and shawarma stands, cafes and restaurants are laced through250 stalls. Add in the best vehicle fleet and long established contacts, and we arrange safe seamless travel through this intoxicating nation.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent luxury holiday to Israel in 2014 and 2015 and we'll reveal two very contrasting cities. As locals say: Go to Jerusalem to pray, Tel Aviv to play. They aren't joking. Just 45 minutes from Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, Holocaust Museum and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coast, belongs to a different world. It's modern, rich and dynamic, with hi-tech start-ups and a hedonistic beach scene.

You'll find a very different sea at Galilee. At the waterside town of Capernaum, one of the oldest synagogues - Jesus once taught - is overlooked by Mt Beatitudes, scene of the Sermon on the Mount, just 400 yards from where Peter was appointed the first among the apostles.

And you're only just starting. There's the subtropical Red Sea playground of Eilat, the Judean desert wilderness: site of John the Baptist's teachings, Masada's dramatic fortification, and the salt-rich Dead Sea - the earth's lowest point with its unique mud spa treatments - overlooked by Qumran, hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

It's a compelling mix - and with A&K it's all possible.

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Suggested Israel Accommodation Offers

The Scots Hotel


The luxurious Scots hotel was established by the Scottish Church in 1999 in the historical compound of the Scottish Hospital...

The King David Hotel

The King David hotel Jerusalem, a six-storey landmark opened in 1931, offers 283 guest rooms and suites. All uniquely designed to fit the special architectural design details of the building...

David InterContinental

Sleep well in the 550 comfortable spacious rooms and suites, which overlook the sea and city. For relaxation or recreation the hotel offers a fabulous outdoor swimming pool, children's pool and sun deck...

Dan Hotel


The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel reflects Tel Aviv’s dynamic lifestyle. Stay at the Dan Hotel and any major attraction in the city is a walk away. Tel Aviv’s famous nightlife is literally across the road.

American Colony Hotel


The American Colony Hotel has been providing luxurious hospitality for more than 120 years. Personified by classic Arabian arches, elaborate furnishings and opulent suites,

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Guest Testimonial

Dear Graeme,
A huge thank you for a truly wonderful holiday. Thank you for all your hard work leading up to and during our stay in Kenya. You have been really great throughout. The A&K experience exceeded our expectations and we felt very relaxed and comfortable knowing that we were in good hands. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and were so good with the kids - it made our holiday truly memorable. A special mention to Patricia who met us in Nairobi both ends and Duncan who took such good care of us at the mobile camp.
Thank you for the gifts - the children loved the catapult! Well actually Eric loved the catapult the kids haven't had a change to play with it yet!!
As Eric said on the phone - good news - we loved the holiday - bad news (for him) - I will be in touch to discuss another trip for next year!! I hope you and all the team at A&K have a great Christmas and a very festive New Year!
Kind regards, Arabella, Eric, Jake and Tate


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