All the attractions you must-see in the Holy Land

Published on June 19, 2019 by IBMT

All the attractions you must-see in the Holy LandHoly land attrcations

A visit to Israel is like no other, a country that has a history that dates back thousands of years that have come to the forefront of cosmopolitan life that provided many important contributions to the world and that is no accident. The resiliency of the people has led to an inner strength that has sustained the people for time eternal. As time has passed many important destinations and outstanding attractions have come to take their place in the country, and for the traveler, the attractions are more than time permits when you visit Israel. Holy Land tours for whole the family are part of our expertise at IBMT Tours. We have been dispatching families to the Holy Land for many years and we can say that all vacations have been fantastic for the people who are up for all kinds of experiences when they travel to Israel. Another aspect of our terrific service is Catholic Holy Land tours – Israel is home to all the major religions and people of all faiths will find activities and attractions that blend with their beliefs and lifestyle. Israel is a popular destination all year long and the climate is conducive for outdoor activities and beach days that can be enjoyed. 

What to see and what to do in Holy land?

It would take years to see all that Israel has to offer, from the history of the country, the religious sites that are in every community, to the vibrant nightlife of the major cities, you can have it all. Fast-paced Tel Aviv – 'The City that Never Sleeps,' to the Old and New City of Jerusalem that touches the past while living in the present, and much of the coast that entertains thousands of tourists every year. The vacation that you hope will never end begins with your arrival in Israel.Church in the Holy land

  • History and art are ready for viewing when you take the time to see the Museum of Israel. Arts works from Picasso and Rodin adorn the museum, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a big attraction here at the museum as are many archaeological finds that are part of the 500,000 exhibits that are a joy to behold. If you are a fan of Billy Rose, the Art Garden will be something that you can tell your grandkids about as well as seeing some of the masterpieces of the Jewish art world.
  • Remembering the past is what the reminder will be when you take in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. It is dedicated to over six million people who lost their lives during WWII. The tragedy that the Jews of Europe experienced is heart-wrenching and on full display – the shock of the totality of the events that led to this memorial are unparalleled in human history and the museum stands a ‘never-again’ site.
  • A visit to the ‘City that Never Sleeps,” Tel Aviv, is one that will be as entertaining as will be educating. Taking in all the modernity of Tel Aviv is balanced by the ancient secrets of Old Jaffa and provides a perfect balance for the area. Nightlife, museums, the opera and a night of clubbing are just some of the things that Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa hold for the visitor.
  • When you leave Tel Aviv, you can take a short car trip to the Caesarea National Park. It is a beautiful city, its roots go back to Roman times and a large fortress is part of the sites to be seen. Ancient artifacts and attractions are on display – an amphitheatre and Roman baths were uncovered during excavation and many digs continue as more historical items are found. If a dip in the water is something you seek after a big day of touring the area, you can hit the water at one of the top beaches in Israel at the Caesarea Aqueduct Beach.
  • Druze villages hold many mysteries, they are a secretive people who speak Arabic and have what some might call unusual ideologies as their belief system. Many of the villages are in the Golan Heights, and the Oriental Bazaar is an attraction that can’t be missed.
  • Galilee brings you to the town where Christ was born – Nazareth – on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The area is renown for its ability to deliver ‘milk and honey,’ and much of the culture revolves around the Kibbutz. Lots of water sports and water-related activities like a cruise of the Sea of Galilee can be a relaxing respite after a busy day of sightseeing.
  • When in Israel a dip in the Dead Sea or a relaxing mud bath should be at the top of the to-do list for any visit to the region. Lots to places to go in the area like Ein Gedi Reserve, the Masada Fortress, Sodom Mountain and the Qumran National Park offer many things to see and do for an adventure-seeking traveler in the region.
  • To see the biggest and probably the oldest crater in the world, you will stop at the geographical marvel known as the Makhtesh Ramon. Over 200 million years in the making, the giant crater was formed from wind and rain pounding it for centuries on centuries – it is approximately 40kms long and between two-10kms wide by 500m deep. The site is in the Negev desert and scientists have been studying the crater for more than half a century.
  • Escaping religious and historical activities is what you can do when you go to see the resort paradise of Eilat. Beach season runs 12 months a year here on the coast of the Red Sea, with water temperatures in excess of 25C in winter. A beautiful underwater observatory is one of the highlights of a visit to this area as are the many water sports activities to help a traveler relax and unwind.

This is just a partial list of some of the stunning attractions that Israel has to offer and when you want to see some of all of these destinations call us at IBMT Tours. We will schedule your vacation to get the most out of the time you have in the country and we can get you to all the sights you want to see. Making your travel plans with us is common sense, 30-years booking vacations to remember is our calling card – and our extensive network of consultants, guides, and relationship with local communities is why we are the best company to show you Israel. To make your travel plans with IBMT Tours, call our office today at 1.877.977.4268 and let's build your itinerary!


We went on a church group to the Holyland with IBMT Tours and had a great trip, everything was planned for us perfectly. There was over 123 people in four different bus groups and things went smoothly, I thought it was going to be hectic with that many people in the group but IBMT did a wonderful job and made sure the buses did not go convoy, every bus had its own time table and itinerary for the day, our guide Dani was so knowledgeable and loving. We love you IBMT and we will recommend you guys. Thanks for everything you have done for us.

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 flight experience was good.

Upon our arrival in Israel, the bus and the guide were waiting for us, took us to our Hotel, and we slept well.  We departed on our experience the next morning. 

As we progressed day by day, my wife and I were extremely pleased (as was the entire group).  Every detail of our trip was laid out, and we were treated so very well by everyone.  We experienced no difficulties at all.  It was truly better than we had anticipated.  My compliments to IBMT, and to Ornan and his team.  I simply cannot imagine things going any better.  Our itinerary was wonderful, our bus, and driver were phenomenal, and our guide was friendly, fun, and extremely knowledgeable.  They all made sure that we had an incredible Holy Experience…and we DID!

Every single member of our trip was overwhelmed with the experience, and went out of their way to tell me that their Holy Land Pilgrimage exceeded their expectations. 

Finally, on our last day in Israel, our driver and our guide, expressed their appreciation to us, and made sure that we arrived at the airport on time, and then our guide took up to the right place and helped us get checked in. 

I therefore, with no trepidation whatsoever, very highly recommend IBMT and Mr. Ornan Sharaby when you plan your Holy Land experience.  You could not be in better hands.

Pastor Stan Patterson
Church 213  Covington, Georgia

This was an incredible tour of Israel with IBMT Tours and I loved the additional trip to Petra as well. We had a very knowledgeable guide from Israel who gave us an extensive explanation of everything we saw in Israel. All of the hotels I stayed in were great with comfortable beds and wonderful buffet breakfasts!!

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 23-15, 2015. We expect about 500 people at the conference. 

Thanks and God bless you.

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 receive with open arms and those who seeks him receive his blessing if you come with open heart. It happened I went in the search of my heart to have an encounter with the Lord and I found it, I meet where he walked, where he suffer, where he celebrated his last dinner even where he was born and was happy healing the poor and those who knew of him.

One day my daughter Paloma tells me Mom go to Holy Land, go to Israel she said because she knows that in my heart I knew that I had this thirst the one that it will not heal with any water only with the water that only the Lord knows how to take away. I stared at her and I said to her ok Paloma I want to go, she stood up like guided by the Holy Spirit and immediately started to make arrangements. I still did not understand that God used her so that I can go in search of him, that he had plans for me.

She like the Sheppard contacted Mr. Ornan at Holyland Tours and it was the best decision since we wanted to find the right person to do a religious tour, but I turn up short because it was not only a religious tour with the content discipline and knowledge of the history that our tour guide made this experience masterly

I know that everything was prepared by this gentleman, the attention, the good service offered by Mr. Ornan, and after arriving to my first destination Tel Aviv I was to be reunited with my group and to begin our crossing it was something wonderful a trip that I will never forget and without being afraid of being wrong with my age 47 years old it was the best trip I ever had.

1. The places we visit like Caesaria, Haifa Acre, Tiberías. Capernaum, Banias, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jerusalém and Massada. These where places that where impregnated in my heart and specially the Old City where I had the divine experience with the lord, where I felt that God touched my heart where I felt that I was not there by accident that I was in this place because God had a plan for me.

I invite everyone that have not yet been to visit these holy places and the land of God to go, to give yourself this wonderful gift because this will change your life and heart, we know how we arrive but we do not know how we will leave. It is so that I assure you that if you arrive with your hearts open and are willing to let god fill you with love you will receive his blessing not only for yourself but for your family as well, give yourself this gift and let god heal you and blessed your heart and give yourself the opportunity to Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus

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’ve been selling Israel to all my friends, work colleagues and family, telling all how safe I felt under the guidance of your representative and for them to be sure to book a trip there at some time via IBMT Tours’ Thomas Portman. I also encouraged each to ensure t that their tour guide be none other than Doron Kaufman.

So, until my next trip to Israel and with warmest wishes and kindest regards.


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