Trip to Jerusalem

Jerusalem tours in the holy land
The Jerusalem tours are classified under three broad aspects. These are--Jerusalem Jewish tours, Jerusalem Islamic tours and Jerusalem Christian tours. The holy land of Jerusalem was the venue of the medieval age Crusades. As a result, it is a paradise for those individuals having keen interest in History.

It is really fascinating to see how a single city is considered to be holy and important by followers of Judaism, Islam as well as Christianity. The Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount are considered to be the most important site for the Jews. The Temple Mount is also considered to be a sacred place by the followers of Islam, along with the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque. The Chapel of the Ascension is a holy place for both the Islamic faith as well as for the Christians. Other places considered important by the Christians are the Last Supper Room, the Tomb of Virgin Mary and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Non religious tours in Israel
Most of the Israel tours have a religious significance attached to them. Those interested in only history can opt for a tour to the Masada or the Dead Sea tours. The Masada is situated on top of a rocky plateau in the Judean desert. It used to be a desert fortress that was the venue of the first ever Jewish revolution against the might of the Roman Empire. People come from across the world to visit the ruins of the fortress. The Masada offers a panoramic view of the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea tours revolve around the Qumran caves especially after the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Those looking forward to beat the heat in Israel can hit for a cool splash in the Dead Sea itself. Dead Sea is interesting especially if you are not a good swimmer. The high salt content in the sea will keep you afloat no matter how much you venture into the sea. Those who don't know swimming will enjoy this experience to their heart's content.

The city of Jerusalem consists of two parts - the old city and the new city. The tourists looking forward to the Jerusalem tour will get a unique opportunity to experience both the past and the present at the same time.