Israel is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Although it's no bigger than Wales, in cultural terms it's a giant. Jerusalem is the capital of the three great monotheistic religions. It's a city buzzing with life, and yes, tension; you will see the Dome of the Rock, the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. What's more, Israel is the most gay-friendly country in the Middle East, and Tel Aviv boasts the best gay scene in the region. You'll also get the chance to float weightlessly in the Dead Sea and see the ancient ruins of biblical times.