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Israel tours offer visitors an incredible journey into the past, and for many religious travelers a trip to Israel can deepen their faith. Tel Aviv, home to an international airport, is where Israel tours typically begin and end. From here it's a short drive to Jerusalem, the cradle of Christianity, Islam and Judaism and one of the most revered cities on earth.
In Jerusalem, spend time in Old City of Jerusalem and the Jewish Quarter, home of the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock. On a walking tour, you can see so many biblical sites, including the Rock of Agony, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem, the Stations of the Cross and Jesus' crucifixion site, where now the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is found. Two museums in Jerusalem are highly recommended: the Israel Museum with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem.
A visit to the Dead Sea is the highlight of any Israel vacation. An inland lake, lying more than 1,000 feet below sea level, it has more minerals and salt than any other body of water in the world. Soak in the salty water, feel the unusual buoyancy and benefit from its rejuvenating properties. An interesting cultural opportunity on many Israel tours is a visit to a kibbutz, a collective community where people live, work and raise families communally.