Nazareth - The Magical place

Published on March 16, 2020 by IBMT

Holy Land tours for Christians of Israel is important to the true believer. Seeing the history that they studied brought to life in real-time that traveling through Israel will bring a new sense of spirituality to them. There are many important historical sites when Israel tours for Catholics are booked with our company IBMT Tours. We send Catholics and Christians on tours to Israel – Holy Land packages from the USA can be booked too – that bring them a deep sense of understanding of their faith. When religious tours are booked, Nazareth is the one place that all Christians and Catholics wish to visit to walk in the steps of Jesus. And see the rich history that the region holds for the religious traveler we cater to. We work with some of the best hoteliers in Israel to provide deluxe accommodations, the best restaurants that provide authentic Israeli cuisine or the cuisine of your choice can be booked for your tour. Our team in Israel are in the country, and they will take you to places that many don’t see. Enjoy the rich culture of Israel, learning the history, see the artifacts and above all the rich architecture and fine art of the religious sites you will visit in Nazareth.

Holy and tours for Christians and Catholics in NazarethHoly land tours from Canada and USA

Nazareth is one of the most important cities in Israel for the religious traveler. They can see many sites where Jesus spent time, see some of the outstanding churches that are in the city, and visit sites that will be relaxing for the traveler.

  • The most popular destination by far in Nazareth is the Church of the Annunciation. Its historical record dates back to the third century and was destroyed in the sixth century. Re-built, the church stands as a monument to the Crusader faith and has a grotto below ground for travelers to see earlier renditions of the church on the site.
  • To learn of the importance of Nazareth to the Catholic faith, stop in at the Mary of Nazareth International Centre. Here, you will be treated to a multimedia presentation to give you details that didn’t know the Catholic Church in Nazareth and the education will be illuminating.
  • St. Gabriel’s Church and Mary’s Well are two destinations in one – the church is Greek Orthodox, and at Mary’s Well, it is written that the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to inform her she would be the Mother of God.
  • The Ancient Bath House is a Roman-era site that was discovered during an archaeological dig that unearthed the rare prize. The bathhouse dates back to the time of Herod, and it is an interesting demonstration of Roman engineering.
  • Another historical site that is worth its weight in gold is Zippori. Excavations in this region have yielded many important Roman artifacts and they related to the religious wars that were fought during the Crusades. An old church, a Roman theatre, and a Crusader castle stand a testament to the faith of those who erected them.
  • Nazareth Village is the place to visit to see Galilean life up close and personal as it was centuries ago. You gain an insight into the customs and rituals that were practiced by ancient Galileans and get a feel for how they lived ages ago.
  • The Shuk is a bazaar that has been in business for hundreds of years. The shops and stalls range from the tourist kitsch to practical items that all Galileans need every day. The bazaar is a combination of Arab and Jewish vendors and you can buy religious items too.
  • One big industry in Nazareth are spices, and you can visit the largest spice emporium when going Elbabour for a scenic day trip. Perfumed oils, spices that will perk up any dish are available – and they can be great souvenirs for your friends back home. 

For the Christian and Catholic who takes a pilgrimage to Israel to visit Nazareth, there is plenty to do and see. The Church of Fright will provide a great vista of northern Nazareth, and it was the site where Jesus was almost thrown off a cliff by the townsfolk.
To walk in the step of Jesus in Nazareth, you need a top-notch travel company to make the trip a worthwhile, satisfying journey. When you book the vacation of your religious pilgrimage with us at IBMT Tours you can count on all your dreams coming true. We take great care to understand your needs then we match our wide selection of travel destinations make your trip an unforgettable one. For a consultation to start the booking process for your trip to Israel, call our office at IBMT Tours today at 1.877.977.4268.
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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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