Jerusalem Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences
Located in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea is Jerusalem, the largest city in Israel. Considered a holy city by three religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem is a place of interesting contrasts to be experienced on Jerusalem tours while on an Israel vacation.
In 1950, Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital; however this declaration was not internationally recognized and many countries do not see Jerusalem as a city that is properly Israel’s. The status of Jerusalem remains an issue between Israel and Palestine with both sides claiming the city as their respective capital.
West Jerusalem hosts the Jewish population and is the largest part of the city. East Jerusalem is located north of the Old City and is predominantly Arab. The Old City is divided into quarters, each named after the major communities of the 19th century: Arab, Jewish, Christian and Armenian.
In the Old City, the Western Wall is what remains of the Jewish Temple, the most sacred place in the world for the Jewish faith. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the site of the crucifixion of Christ and is a very important pilgrimage location for Orthodox and Catholic Christians. For Muslims, Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. It is believed that Muhammad was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to Al-Aqsa during the Night Journey. An ancient city home to ancient beliefs, Jerusalem is a very unique destination on Istrael trips.
Israel Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Israel vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of Israel, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Israel's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Israel for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Israel tours today!
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