World Heritage Cities to Add to your Bucket List
The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Galapagos Islands, Jerusalem, and more are all a part of our World Heritage Sites list. These ancient destinations have withstood the test of time and Rubinsohn Travel thinks that they deserve a spot on your bucket list!
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The pyramids were built during a time when Egypt was considered one of the wealthiest and most powerful civilizations in the world. Their massive scale reflects the significant role that the pharaoh, or king, played in ancient Egyptian society. More than 4,000 years later, the pyramids continue to be a majestic destination for travelers around the world, while also providing a glimpse into the past.
Travelers can choose between staying in the city of Cairo, which is about an hour from the pyramids of Giza or choose to stay directly in front of the pyramids at one of the few hotels. At the pyramid, visitors are able to go directly inside or can opt to explore the architecture outside with a camel ride.
The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, offers diverse wildlife and landscapes that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Between 3 and 5 million years ago, the islands were formed by a volcanic eruption, forming a chain of 19 islands. Still to this day, the volcanoes are active and eruptions can be seen throughout many parts of the Galapagos. Today, over 230,000 people visit the animals and landscapes of the island every year. For travelers, surprisingly, there are many accommodation options. If visitors choose to be land-based there are many hotel options on San Cristóbal Island, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela and Floreana islands. For a more luxurious stay, visitors also have the option of staying on board a ship for the duration of their stay, which allows for island-hopping.
Salzburg is famously the homeland of Mozart, making it one of the most famous World Heritage cities. Throughout the last 250 years the city has kept its original charm with ancient buildings and beautiful architecture. If you are a Sound of Music fan, the film was shot in the streets of Old Town, where Baroque architecture meets enchanting gardens. While visiting, visitors can take a tour of the 11-century Hohensalzburg fortress that sits on top of the hill, or explore one of the many monuments and palaces.
No city in the world compares to Jerusalem, not only is it historically one of the oldest in the world but it is the center of some of the most widely known religions— Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Annually, visitors flock from around the world to worship the religious memorials, monuments and its souqs, from the Temple Mount to the Western Wall. When venturing around the city, the glorious sound of church bells is ever present. Amidst Jerusalem’s holy sites, rich history and ancient streets, there is a vibrant nightlife and extraordinary cuisine for every type of traveler.
So if you’re a history junky like we are at Rubinsohn Travel, these destinations will surely satisfy your travel dreams. Whether you want to stroll through the cobblestone streets of Salzburg or tour the religious monuments of Jerusalem, we can make it happen!