Middle East

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The Middle East evokes scenes of Arabian nights, deserts and starry skies, mosques and grand white-domed palaces. A trip to the Middle East is an experience discovering mysterious and fascinating people, on the footsteps of a rich past, among desert dunes and marvelous beaches of the Mediterranean or Red Sea.

In Egypt the pyramids and the peaceful flow of the Nile await. In Turkey you will be enraptured by the magic of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and the moon landscapes of Cappadocia. in Israel you will be amazed by the mystic feeling of Jerusalem, the Weeping Wall and the often difficult encounter between different religions and cultures. It will be a trip that leaves an indelible mark and hard to forget.

In Jordan you will be greeted by the ruins of Petra, while in Iran you will find fairytale palaces that will leave you breathless. And then there is Lebanon, the land of the cedars and the Phoenicians. where ancient Roman ruins can still be admired. Finally, marvel at the tall skyscrapers and luxury of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, of Doha, in Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman. Here you can spend time in total relaxation among beaches, sea and 5 star hotels and maybe take a camel ride in the desert.

The Middle East is perfect for a cultural vacation, retracing the footsteps of the ancient Egyptians, rediscovering the grandeur of the Persians or following an itinerary covering the places mentioned in the Bible. But the Near East is also ideal for a holiday on dream beaches, enjoying compete relax and practising snorkeling among colorful fish.

Do not miss the chance to discover the Middle East with the tips of our local travel experts, creating your dream tailormade tour from scratch, in accordance with your needs. It will be a trip to remember!

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Awe-inspiring deserts, starry skies, fairytales palaces and glimmering mosques: welcome to the Middle East, the gateway to Asia, easily accessible from Europe and yet so different. Here you'll find Egypt, with its ancient pyramids, sphynxes, the peaceful flow of the Nile and the memory of the great pharaohs. But if you prefer a more relaxing vacation, here are also the beaches of Sharm El Sheik, with the resorts and the crystal clear sea, a perfect diving spot.

Iran, once known as Persia, is a triumph of colorful mosques and charming palaces: you will be amazed by cities like Shiraz, Isfahan and Yazd, getting lost in their squares and bazaars, while giant fountains and the multi-colored glass windows of religious buildings will leave you speechless. And what about Turkey? Istanbul is a city that has no rivals in terms of charm and beauty, from the Blue Mosque, or Hagia Sophia, to Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Fly over the moon landscape of Cappadocia on a hot-air balloon: you'll never forget the emotions you'll feel.

If you are charmed by the idea of exploring the places mentioned in the Bible on your tour, then Israel is your ideal destination. This troubled land, meeting point of the three great religions, is a challenging trip, for those who want to put their certainties to the test. Jerusalem with the Weeping Wall is an unmissable starting point, then let yourself be overwhelmed by the lively atmosphere of Tel Aviv, travel to the Dead Sea and be enraptured by klezmer music and the ancient Hebrew culture.

In nearby Jordan the ruins of Petra and the marvelous city carved in the rocks await, together with Wadi Rum desert and Mount Nebo, where Moses is thought to be buried. If you are looking for a rejuvenating hassle-free vacation, there is glamorous Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, with its huge skyscrapers, the 5-star hotels, the belly-dancers and majestic Burj Khalifa. Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman are also ideal destinations for relaxing vacations, between fabulous beaches and desert safaris, maybe with a camel ride to top it off.

The Middle East, or Near East, will also tempt you with its cuisine, thanks to the many culinary traditions making this region unique. Taste the typical kebabs and sweet baklawa in Turkey, while the Hebrew cuisine is closely related to religion: the food that can be consumed by a Hebrew according to the Torah is called Kosher or Kasher. In Israel you won't resist to hummus, cous cous, falafel and Purim pastry. All across the Middle East the taboulè is quite popular, a dish which is served as a starter, probably from Lebanon, made of salad, aromatic herbs, tomatoes and onions.

It won't be difficult to be fascinated by the magic, sounds and flavours of the Middle East: follow the tips of our travel experts, choose the most suitable destination for you, design your dream tailormade tour from scratch and discover the secrets of this magnificent and mysterious land, bordering Asia, Europe and Africa.