Published on June 19, 2019 by IBMT
All the attractions you must-see in the Holy Land
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.
- 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!