10 Days Holyland Tour - Led by Reverend Johnny Power

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Tour Overview


Overnight flight to Israel

Overnight flight to Israel. The Holy Land.

Day 2

Arrival Ben Gurion Airport | Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a IBMT Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.  With enough time on our hands, we will drive and tour Jaffa a 4000 years old city where the story of Jonna and the whale took place. Continue on our way to the hotel to check in. Dinner & overnight Grand Beach hotel in Tel Aviv.

Day 3

Day 3

Caesarea | Megiddo | Muchraka | Acre

Following a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast, depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system, drive to Acre to visit the ancient city and harbor. Continue to Tiberias. Dinner & overnight Restal hotel.

Day 4

Tiberias | Capernaum | Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Visit Yigal Alon museum where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. For Lunch we will enjoy the famous St. Peter fish at one of the local restaurants. Continue to Capernaum; visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias springs and waterfalls and tour the Golan Heights. Dinner & overnight Restal hotel.

Day 5

Nazareth | Cana | Beit Shean

Drive to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee. Visit the Church of Annunciation, St. Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Drive to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River; continue to Beit Shean, a newly excavated city, and visit the Roman theatre. Drive along the Jordan River to Jerusalem. Dinner & overnight at Prima Park Jerusalem.


Day 6

Day 6

Jerusalem (Old City)

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem.  Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s tomb and the room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter within the walls of the Old City and visit the Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included), Western Wall, walk along the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried his cross, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, walk through the colourful Arab Bazaar and Visit the Garden Tomb. Dinner & overnight at Prima Park Jerusalem.

Day 7

Jerusalem (New City) | Bethlehem*

Today’s program is dedicated to the New City of Jerusalem.  Drive to Ein Kerem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the victims of the holocaust; visit the Israel museum, shrine of the book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem (visit subject to the security conditions) to visit the Church of Nativity. Dinner & overnight at Prima Park Jerusalem..

Day 8

Dead Sea | Massada

Drive to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the second temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s palace. Descend by cable car. Time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea. Dinner & overnight at Prima Park Jerusalem.

Day 9

Day 9

Jerusalem Day at Leisure

After breakfast time for your to do some great shopping in Jerusalem on your own and get to know the local community. Bargain...Bargain...Bargain…  Dinner & overnight at Prima Park Jerusalem.

Day 10

Flying back home to Canada

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and depending on your flight schedule take a free day sightseeing on your own before transferring to the airport for your departure back home.

*Visit to Bethlehem subject to security 

Memories of a lifetime!!!

Dates & Rates

The rate showing for the tour is land only in US dollars
If you are from Halifax, Canada we will add your airfare from there: rate CAD $1254.81 (including all taxes)

Departure dateStart DateEnd DateDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
17 Nov 201818 Nov 201826 Nov 2018$1930$2519$1930BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD



1 night | Tel Aviv | 4 Stars - Grand Beach
2 nights | Tiberias | 4 Stars – Restal
5 nights | Jerusalem | 4 Stars – Prima Park


Quote Includes:

  • Meet and assist at the airport in Ben Gurion by IBMT dedicated personal
  • Arrival & departure group transfers 
  • 6 touring days as per itinerary
  • All sites entrance fees
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Tips to guide and driver are included
  • 8 nights’ accommodation at the hotels suggested above
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Daily buffet dinners
  • St. Peter Fish lunch
  • Porterage at hotels and airport 
  • Touring by air-conditioned bus  


Not included services in our tour rates:

  • Return airfare with Air Canada from Halifax to Tel Aviv CAD$1,254.81 including all taxes
  • Travel Insurance available with IBMT Tours (rates on request)
  • Baptism bathrobe at the Jordan river ($10.00)
  • Personal extras and meals not mentioned above

Payment structure: Can be paid by credit card or by check

  1. 05 Apr 2018 Non - refundable deposit of USD $250.00 per person
  2. 15 Aug 2018 Non-refundable payment of USD $400.00 per person
  3. 15 Sep 2018 Final payment balance

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For years, it had been a deep desire of mine to lead a group of pilgrims to the Holy Land.  I’m not sure how it happened (perhaps the grace of God), but I ended up working with Israel Biblical Mission Tours (IBMT) and specifically Ornan Sharaby.   Because I had never led a group like this before, I needed guidance.  Ornan and his team were wonderfully helpful.  They answered all my questions, and never seemed irritated when I called or emailed with what some might have considered a “Silly question.”  Then, when it was close to departure time, I had some apprehensions.  Ornan assured me that he had taken care of everything.  On the day of our departure, we (a group of 27) had no issues whatsoever.  As predicted, everything was “Taken care of.”  The ...

Pastor Stan Patterson

Dear Brother Ornan and Brother Thomas,

We, KBCUSA had a wonderful time with IBMT Holy Land Tour in November 2014. It was really great joy for our group, the members of Karen Baptist Churches USA. You have fulfilled our great expectation to visit the Holy Land. We all appreciate for your well arrangement for excellent hotels, Tours and the tour guide and the drivers as well. Especially we appreciate for your kind arrangement from Canada even we were on the Tour in Israel and the warmly and kind assists of Mr. Thomas Portmann who taking care of us as his family. We really enjoy the trip with IBMT. And this year, we will be going to Israel with your Tour again. I would like to invite you to visit and present about the upcoming tour at our KBCUSA annual meeting which will be held in Buffalo in July 23...

Pastor Htoo

My trip to the Holy Land Israel

It is a dream trip is a desired journey, but God is the one who knows when your turn is and when is your time. Since I was at a young age I always wanted to know the world. I thought where Jesus was born, my love for God and my faith; it grew and grew inside of me and with it to know the steps of Jesus. I dreamed about knowing of what I have always heard where Jesus was born, where the Angel Gabriel came to the Virgin Mary and to know where Jesus was born and suffered so much on his way with the cross. Well my dream came true and even more because I received a wonderful grace of the Lord that I know that everyone that visit those distant and blessed lands of the lord ...

Yris Jimenez - New Jersey

Dear Thomas:

It was my intention to write to you upon returning from Israel, to tell you how awesome and wonderful the tour turned out to be.

Thomas, I am still in awe of the modernity and beauty of Israel , even though I know that my level of enjoyment and excitement there could have been much less were my cousin and I not fortunate enough to have the intelligence, knowledgeable and dedicated tour guide that Doron Kaufman was / is. I took a total of 1,750 photos; I will be making a photobook from them.

About our guide Doron — He was always pleasant (smiling) and caring, the best tour guide I have ever experienced. His impartation of what he knows about Israel is in its own ilk and he made every trip seem special.

It will interest you to know that I&...

Minnel M Porter

I apologize for not writing to you earlier and letting you know we had a wonderful time in our Holyland Tour to Israel!
Thank you and for IBMT – Holyland Tours for all of your help and patience in helping us plan this amazing trip. We will remember it forever!


I was very pleased with Ornan arraigning my trip to the Holy Land Upon my arrival in a foreign country, I was greeted by the IBMT ground personal at the airport with a sign with my name
I was presented with a welcome package with a cap & an itinerary of my tour. A taxi was arranged for drive to my hotel.  

Our tour guide was English speaking, he was very knowledgeable in all of the sites we visited. At the arrival & departure to every sites we were showed to the washrooms.Before we started the tours to the sites we were first taken aside & given a history of what we were about to explore.Our tour guide Hilik Silfin is an excellent guide I will highly
recommend his group to any one visiting the Holy Land.I will be ...

Kam Mohammed - Mississauga, Canada

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