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Israel tours and sightseeing

Revered by many as "The Holy Land", Israel is a richly historical destination situated on the far Eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Featuring celebrated archaeological and religious attractions with Biblical sites like the Dome of the Rock, the Empty Tomb, Galilee, Gethsemane, Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives bring history to life. Israel roots and the origins of the Jewish people are covered in the first few books of the Bible.

Israel travel

Home to nearly 8 million people, Israel is the only Jewish state in the world. Israel's population is comprised of mostly Jewish folk. However, there are many Muslims, Christians, Samaritans, and many other smaller religious groups all over Israel. Despite its small size, Israel features a wide array of geographic regions and climates. Within a short time, you can go from the low-lying Dead Sea, through the Negev desert, across the Israeli Coastal Plain, and up to the snowcapped Mount Hermon.

Jerusalem, the ancestral capital city, is overflowing with notable museums, significant religious sites, and major historical points. The Israel Museum is overflowing with antiquities and houses the famous "Shrine of the Book" which is where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept and displayed. The Temple Mount, considered the holiest site of Judaism, features the gilded Dome of the Rock and ancient Al-Aqsa mosque. The Wailing Wall is deemed the holiest place for prayer by the Jews and is open to everyone. Follow in the footsteps of Christ and walk the Via Dolorosa, known as the Road of Sorrow, which is the path that Jesus walked while carrying the Cross to his crucifixion. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, an intensely holy Christian site, is believed to be where Jesus was buried and ultimately resurrected.

The city itself offers an awesome fusion of old and new. Restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries perfume the air with inviting smells in a maze of historic streets. Markets and old-style bazaars abound where you can find replicas of artifacts, hand carved woodcrafts, seashell crafts, glass-blown objects, and traditional period clothing. Jerusalem is the heart of Biblical history and celebrated by religious travelers wanting to get in touch with their history.

Israel travel

Less than an hour away in a taxi, you can find Tel Aviv, a hopping city of towering skyscrapers, Mediterranean beaches, numerous museums, fine restaurants, and world-class shopping. There are whole streets lined with shops that are dedicated to specific items, like jewelry, carpets, fabrics, spices, or art. In the city center, massive bazaars offer crafts of all kind and an extensive variety of local foods. The beaches are unparalleled and provide many opportunities for swimming, surfing, and snorkeling in the warm azure waters of the Mediterranean. Tel Aviv is an exceptional city that should not be missed.

Communicating with the locals is easy since English is taught in their schools. Hebrew and Arabic are also commonly spoken. Getting around Israel is not difficult as most signs and billboards are in all three languages. When you travel around Israel, always be aware of the Sabbath, which is from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Transportation services such as train and bus do not run during this time. However, inexpensive taxis are usually available.

Israel is a prime travel destination with a rich archaeological heritage, many of the world's oldest religious sites, and exciting cultural attractions. Visit Israel and you will understand why this enigmatic country has been drawing millions of visitors for centuries.

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