With travelling the world currently impossible due to COVID-19, Israel is bringing its cultural and historical sites to house-bound travellers courtesy of virtual technology.
Exploring the beauty of Israel from the comfort of your home has been made possible through a series of informative virtual reality tours.
Start the day in the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting some of Jerusalem’s famous historical sites like the Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and experience breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the Mount of Olives. In the afternoon, head to the Tower of David for an in-depth tour of the complex, or enjoy free entry to Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for a virtual tour that includes a number of fun activities for kids. Finally, end the day viewing the art on show at The Museum of Islamic Art, sampling just a few of the many art and culture options available in Jerusalem.
Tel Aviv & Jaffa
Just a short 40-minute drive from Jerusalem, explore Tel Aviv and Jaffa in all of its glory. Relax on the sandy Tel Aviv Beach, visit the bustling Carmel Market, learn about the Old City of Jaffa and be inspired by the Tel Aviv’s world-renowned Bauhaus architecture, which earned the nickname of “White City”, recognised by UNESCO. Once you’ve taken it all in, relax at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art for a range of virtual tours, diverse video footage, online voice guides, live broadcast tours and more.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem & Tel Aviv and visit the North-Western city of Akko. Akko is a city that has been shaped by the Romans, Ottomans, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Byzantines & British, and fittingly is today home to a brilliantly coexistent mixed population of Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Old City of Akko is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest ports in the world. The city is also home to part of the Bahai World Centre.
More virtual tours of Israel are available at Sar-el Academy for access to tourist hotspots all over the country.