Tiberias and Capernaum

Published on August 22, 2019 by IBMT

Israel is a treasure trove of art, history, and culture that span millenniums. Recorded events date back to hundreds of years before Christ, and the land has been one of conquest. Many of the major religions see their faith developed here and for Christians, a Holy Land tour for Christians is a re-affirmation of their faith in God. A Holy Land Tour from Canada can be booked with IBMT Tours, you go-to travel consultancy for travel in the country. Our selection of itineraries is beyond parallel when you book your Holy Land tour for Christians with our company. We have access to the best hotels, heritage and tourist sites, and some of the best in Jewish cuisine in the land waiting for you. Your Holy Land tour from Canada or your Holy Land tour from the United States will take you to two very important locations for Christians, Tiberias, and Capernaum. 

Christian sites in Tiberias and CapernaumTiberias and Capernaum

  • Mt. Tabor -  where the commemoration of the transfiguration that took place according to the Christian Bible. At this site, Jesus became radiant when spoke to Moses and Elijah on the mountain top.
  • At Cana - Jesus performed one of his many miracles. At a wedding celebration, the host ran out of wine and Jesus converted the water to wine for the guests. At the Church of St. George you can see six stone jars that were said to have been used by Jesus for the miracle.
  • Baptized - As a Christian, you are baptized and welcomed as a member of the Church. When you visit Yardenit, you can be re-baptized at the site of thousands of baptisms, and it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Another miracle that Jesus performed was feeding 5000 people at Tabgha. He delivered a sermon to the assembled throng and they became hungry. Jesus took five loaves and two fish and created a banquet for the masses. The Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes was erected to commemorate this event.
  • The Mt. of the Beatitudes - The Mt. of the Beatitudes is another place for Christians to visit. Jesus delivered an important sermon here to his disciples about the beatitudes that have resonated with Christians ever since.

When you take the trip Capernaum, you can expect that the 'Town of Jesus' to hold many different activities to participate in. Jesus was born on Bethlehem, raised in Nazareth and found his voice in Capernaum as the spiritual leader of Christianity.

Things to do in Capernaum

  • Capernaum holds many mysteries for Christians to unravel, and one of the first is Jesus’ ministry in Capernaum. It was here that Jesus too the word of God, and spread it to his follows. And the ministry he was devoted to found its genesis in the Ancient Temple were he first delivered his message of love. The original synagogue was destroyed and restored in 200AD. It is a frequent stop for Christians to see where Jesus started the ministry that they hold dear in hearts.
  • The Church and House of St. Peter is another place that holds religious prominence for Christians. St. Peter was the first Pope of the Catholic Church, and the early home and church are heritage sites for many Christians. In the area, you can walk in the footsteps of Christ to the various religious sites that dot the area and feel the spirituality that is in abundance here.

For Christians, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and specifically the area of Tiberias and Capernaum are rites of passage for religious tourist. The history of the area reads like a history class that has been taught in schools and churches for hundreds of years. You can see it, up close, and personal. It is always a moving experience for any Christian.
At IBMT Tours, we specialize in catering to religious tourists who seek to reinvigorate their faith in real-time with a trip to the Holy Land. Our travel consultants will take painstaking care of your itinerary to deliver the results you expect when booking with our travel agency.
In our long tenure in our business – over 10-years and counting – we have made memories for travelers who have developed a deep affection for the Holy Land. Our expertise defines us at IBMT Tours, and our experience is what keeps our international travelers satisfied with the best vacations they could ever take.
To book Christian tours of the Holy Land from Canada or the United States, make arrangements to discuss your travel plans with us at IBMT Tours. The vacation of your dreams is waiting for you, so to start packing. Call us today at IBMT Tours to get the details nailed down at 1.877.977.4268.


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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