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With its unique history, unsurpassed ancient sites and extraordinary landscape, Israel continues to fascinate travellers from across the globe.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, is situated in Tel Aviv’s water-front leisure destination, in an exclusive residential district, on pristine beaches and adjacent to the buzzing marina, so an ideal location from which to explore the age-old city.  As well as being only a short drive away from central Tel Aviv, the ‘city that never stops,’ the property is also ideally placed for exploring some of Israel’s most notable historic sites, or simply enjoying the glorious climate and relaxing on one of the local beaches. With increased accessibility and new direct flights from many of the World’s major cities, this cradle of historic and spiritual importance has never been more appealing to travellers.

As the country’s cultural centre, Tel Aviv is able to offer visitors in search of museums, art and architecture an experience of global standards.  From ‘The White City,’ a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 1000 buildings in the Bauhaus Style, to over twenty renowned museums, including the Holon Design Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the city is rich with cultural heritage.

For those whose interest is more piqued by archaeology, just ten minutes’ drive up the coast from the hotel, sits Apollonia National Park which contains the dramatic ruins of a 13th century fortress and the remains of a Roman villa. Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is also easily within reach.

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For those looking to see a side of Tel Aviv and Israel that they would be unlikely to happen upon in guide books or the internet, The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, creates bespoke concierge experiences, using true insider knowledge of the destination. With five categories to choose from, guests can undertake a number of activities including unprecedented access to the World’s largest diamond exchange, touring the numerous open-air food markets with a local blogger or enjoying private after-hours tours of one of the city’s museums or galleries.

At the forefront of the local farm-to-table movement, Tel Aviv has a thriving food scene, and is now consistently named one of the best culinary cities in the world.  Part of this is Herbert Samuel Herzliya, the multi-award-winning kosher restaurant, situated in the hotel.  Known locally for its innovative interpretations of French and Mediterranean cuisine, the dishes are served alongside one of the best selections of regional wine in the city.  For those looking for different dining experiences, the city showcases everything from the rustic to the experiential, inspired by the tastes of numerous cultures, in both relaxed and formal environments.  Of course, Friday brunch remains a mainstay moment of the week, with both Herzliya and the central restaurants bustling at the start of the weekend.  An established part of Tel Aviv culture, a tempting brunch with a skillet of shakshuka or freshly baked pastries, overlooking the glittering Mediterranean, is a hard act to follow.

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