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Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem is the “cradle of the three religions” and a holy destination for Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Being a mecca for pilgrims from all over the world, Jerusalem boasts centuries-old history and outstanding cultural heritage.

For the Jews, Jerusalem is the “city of David,” as well as the central place of the Jews return to the Holy Land from the exile, the place of unification and revival of the nation. Christians know Jerusalem as the place where Christ spent his last days before he was crucified and resurrected. Muslims, in their turn, call Jerusalem Al-Quds and consider it the third holiest city after Medina and Mecca, as well as the place where, according to Islamic tradition, the prophet Muhammad made a miraculous journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascended to the seventh heaven to Allah, where divine wonders and signs were revealed to him.

Since its establishment, Jerusalem has been a part of many different states, which has distinguished its uniqueness and identity. The heart of Jerusalem is the Old City, historically divided into 4 quarters: Jewish, Armenian, Christian and Muslim.

Perhaps, the most important place for each of the three religions is the Temple Mount. This hill, located in the Old City, houses such Muslim mosques as the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa. Moreover, according to Jewish tradition, it was the Temple Mount where Solomon built the famous Temple. The only part of the Temple survived is the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall.

However, not only the Old City keeps remarkable and impressive landmarks. For instance, the slope of the Givat Ram hill boasts the majestic building of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) as well as some English buildings, including the Government building, the Church of St. Andrew of Scotland, the building of the Central Post Office and the State Printing House.

Jerusalem houses an impressive number of museums. The most interesting ones include:
  • Rockefeller Archaeological Museum
  • Bible Lands Museum
  • L. A. Museum of Islamic Art
  • Natural History Museum
If you want to see amazing panoramas of the city, you should head to the excellent observation point on Mount Scopus.

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Private tour | Classic

Best of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
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6 days

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Tel Aviv | Jerusalem | Nazareth | Galilee

Looking for an Israel tour package that suits you? Create your personalized Israel itinerary around your preferences and enjoy guided sightseeing of top unmissable sights of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with local pros. Best location hotels, only smart connections, as well as private airport transfers are already part of the package.

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Jerusalem Explorer
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8 days

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Jerusalem | Nazareth | Galilee | Caesarea | Haifa

Set off on an exploration of the most alluring destinations of Israel. Together with hand-picked guides enjoy all must-sees of the mecca city, Jerusalem, discover the country during day trips. The private Israel itinerary can be built around your interests! Airport transfers and best central hotels included.

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Highlights of Israel
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7 days

2 cities

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Jerusalem | Tel Aviv

Treat yourself to an all-embracing Israel tour, offering a perfect combination of sightseeing and leisure time. Explore the major sights of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as well as unique destinations like Masada. Experience the pampering and rejuvenating properties of the unique Dead Sea.

Private tour | Heritage

Gems of Biblical Israel & Ancient Jordan
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10 days

4 cities

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Jerusalem | Tel Aviv | Amman | Jerash

Explore the enchanting gems of the Middle East with a fully-customizable tour of Israel and Jordan. Discover the secrets of the well-preserved ancient landmarks with professional local guides, stay at best hotels both in the cities and on the Dead Sea shores, experience the architectural wonders of Petra, and other unique must-sees.

Private tour | Classic

Best of Israel and Petra
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10 days

5 cities

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Tel Aviv | Jerusalem | Nazareth | Eilat | Petra

Take advantage of the Israel itinerary combining rich sightseeing with plenty of leisure time. Enjoy all must-sees from Israel's ancient Masada and Jerusalem to the neighboring Petra in Jordan, and unwind on the shores of both the Dead Sea and the Red Sea in Eilat.

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Heritage of Christian Israel
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9 days

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Tel Aviv | Jerusalem

Get ahold of Israel's inspiring spiritual side and explore the main religious sights, including Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and Jerusalem. Discover the ancient landmarks of Caesarea and Masada. Moreover, spend time at the Dead Sea and enjoy the steepest cable car ride to the grottoes of Rosh Hanikra.

E.g., Dec 10 2018