If you're looking for spirituality and rich history on your honeymoon, head for Israel's most sacred city.

The Mamilla Hotel is one of Jerusalem's newest, most luxurious offerings. It's within walking distance of the Jaffa Gate, Western Wall and Old City (which has Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian quarters).

The hotel architecture appears to incorporate structures of glass and wood within the walls of the Old City, creating a sense of the merging of past and present. Rooms are ultra-modern, with wooden floors, glass walls and low beds.

There's an indoor pool and one of Jerusalem's hippest hangouts, the Mirror Bar, plus a rooftop bar and restaurant, with great city views.

Wow factor
: The bathrooms have a 'privacy button' to make the glass walls opaque - they say transparent for your honeymoon and opaque for over 10 years of marriage!

Flight time: From four hours 40 minutes.

Doubles from £235 B&B (mamillahotel.com). British Airways (0844 493 0787; ba.com) flies to Tel Aviv from £340 return.