How a tour to the HolyLand will refresh your faith

Published on July 09, 2019 by IBMT

How a tour to the HolyLand will refresh your faith

Christians and Catholics can re-affirm their faith in God when they book Holy Land tours for Christians in Israel. The cradle of the Jewish faith, Christianity and Catholicism for more than 2000 years, Israel holds a special place in the hearts of the devout and the secular alike. If your starting point is America, Holy Land tours from United States can be arranged by our company; as well as domestic departures from Canada through us at IBMT Tours. We understand that your connection to God is a sacred one and we have the ability and connections in Israel to make your stay a comfortable one. Excellent accommodations, top-flight hotels and first-rate transportation to and from locations with a guide who knows their stuff are what we specialize in at IBMT Tours. Let us help you re-acquaint yourself with your faith or deepen it when you book your Holy Land tours for Christians with our company. See all the places where Christ went, see the places he preached and performed miracles and above all fall in love with one of the most beautiful countries in the Middle East, Israel. They say when you walk with God, you feel a divine presence that you will never feel again and we want you to enjoy that level of spiritual redemption that you may never experience again after your visit to the Holy Land.

Renew your faith, walk in the steps of the glory of God

  • Many of Christ’s journeys through the Holy Land have been well chronicled, and you can follow in the footsteps of Christ. On his journey across the Holy Land, Christ stopped at Mount Olives, delivering a sermon to the masses. Trek to the Sea of Galilee where Christ was frequent visitor, and take in all that Nazareth has to offer. Nazareth was Christ’s hometown, and John the Baptist baptized Christ in the Sea of Galilee.
  • For the devout and not so devout Christian and Catholic, visiting Biblical locations will be high on the list of things to do when galvanizing their faith in God. Some prime locations to see just what we all read about in the texts of Bible include the Temple of Tel-Arad, Mount Zion, the Pool of Siloam, the City of David and Temple Zero where it is thought that Abraham offered animal sacrifices to God.
  • The Holy Land offers adventures that many countries do not and a visit to Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea are but two of the many. You can observe the excavations that are constant in Israel, unearthing history from a bygone era that directly relates to the Christian and Jewish faiths. When you are at the Dead Sea make sure you take a dip in the saltwater lake as it will provide great health benefits and has been a staple for visitors for 2000 years.
  • If taking time out for some Bible studies is what your articles of faith comprise, you can learn from some of the most important scholars of your religious faith. There are many lectures a visitor can attend and get a fresh interpretation of the meaning of the verses of the Bible in a challenging, non-threatening way.
  • When you travel in a group as many do when renewing their faith, a level of Christian fellowship is developed among the travelers celebrating their love of God. The connections that are made in the Holy Land through Christian fellowship become life long friendships that wouldn’t have occurred without their faith in God.  

Our company, IBMT Tours understands how seriously you take your faith in God and thirst for the renewal of that faith is what drives us to create your excellent vacation. Our travel plans are created with your comfort and goals in mind and our team of travel consultants has been providing the best trips for travelers for over 30-years. A restoration of your Christian faith can be affirmed when booking your vacation destination to the Holy Land with us at IBMT Tours. To create your itinerary, call us at IBMT Tours today at 1.877.977.4268, and let us get you to the place where it all started, Israel.


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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