There are only a few places around the world that are as historically rich and fascinating as Israel. Just imagining the Holy Land conjures up images of floating in ancient seas, seeing some of humanity’s most fascinating sites and experiencing a mixture of rich and exotic cultures, customs, and cuisine.
Any LDS Israel tour offers an array of must-see sites here. Read on to learn about what awaits you.
Old City of Jerusalem
Every visit to Israel must include a trip to Jerusalem’s Old City. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a labyrinthine maze of ancient alleyways, each one revealing intriguing stories from the past. One of the most famous and holiest sites in the Old City is the Western Wall. This is the most sacred of places for Jewish people to pray.
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
For Christians, this is surely the holiest of sites. The church is built upon the site of Jesus’ resurrection and has been welcoming Christian pilgrims since its construction in the 4th century.
The Kotel Tunnels offer visitors a unique perspective on the Old City and the Western Wall. The tunnels are underground caverns and passageways that weave through ancient streets and waterways that have gradually become subterranean, as the city has grown up around itself.
Archeological sites abound in Israel and not only in Jerusalem. An incredible place to visit in Northern Israel is the Acre Fortress, which was constructed by the Knights Templar in the 12th century to ensure that European crusaders’ supplies were able to pass through unencumbered.
A tour in Israel is a great opportunity for travelers to experience some of the most famous and important sites in human history up close and in memorable fashion.