Top sites any Christian should visit in Israel

Published on April 11, 2019 by IBMT

Top sites any Christian should visit in Israel

Israel is home to many, and three religions have dominated the area for well over 4000 years, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have been the mainstays. Israel hosts many visitors every year and Christian heritage tours to Israel help those of the Christian faith connect with the message of God in a way they wouldn’t in their own home country. You can experience the life of Christ when you visit the sites that Christ visited and see the locations that hold a great deal of significance for the Christian faith. Your vacation to Israel is one you may take only once, and it is more than important that you trust your travel plans to the only company that has the expertise and ability to structure your vacation to your satisfaction. At IBMT Tours, you will feel confident that they will be able to make your vacation a memory that will be warmly remembered, and one to be enjoyed again. As a going concern in Israel, IBMT Tours will take you to places that most tourists won’t see and you will experience the country from a local perspective that makes all the difference in the world when you see the country from that perspective.

Christian trips to Israel


•  Israel has many destinations to visit that are important to all people of faith, and Nazareth stands out as one of the most important for Christians. The site of the Annunciation is a holy place for Christians, at this site, the Virgin Mary received a visit from the Angel Gabriel and she informed that she would bear the Lamb of God. Christians can visit Cana, where one of Christ’s first miracles was performed at the Wedding Chapel. According to history, Christ turned water into wine at a wedding reception that heralded his divinity to the masses. Mount Tabor is another one of the many sites that hold religious importance for Christians. At the top of the mountain, the Gospel tells us that the Transfiguration of Christ took place, and is considered a holy site for Christians. Nazareth is considered the childhood home of Jesus and there are many short excursions you can take that Jesus walked when he was growing up in the town.
Christian trips to Israel
•  In Jerusalem, you can visit two different cities in one. The Golden City of Jerusalem holds two cities, the Old and New City that offers many things for travelers. The Old City is divided into four to represent the major factions that inhabit the city. The Christian Quarter of the city is entered through the Jaffa Gate where you will see the Tower of David upon arrival. Many places of Christian worship can be visited like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of St. John the Baptist. Any visit to Jerusalem wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Yad Vashem, the world’s for most important Holocaust Museum. The Israel Museum will take visitors back in time where they can see the Dead Sea Scrolls that date back thousands of years. 
•  When you visit the Sea of Galilee, the first stop for many Christians is the Mount of Beatitudes. It is here that Jesus delivered the Sermon of the Mount to his followers that cemented his stature as the Son of God. Yardenit is another site that holds a great of importance for the faithful – it is the site of many baptisms on the River Jordan where many confirmed their faith in Jesus Christ. When you visit the area, you must stop at St. Peter’s Church in Capernaum. The church is the site of many religious pilgrimages for Catholics and sees thousands of visitors every year. A boat tour of the Sea of Galilee will leave visitors breathless when they see the vistas of Israel from the water and the tour will be memorable for the Christian taking in the sights of the country.
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•  Another religious site that has a large draw for Christian visitors is Bethsaida, just two miles from the coast of Galilee. It is here that Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fish – he turned a small sample of food into a banquet that fed over 5000 people when they came to hear him speak the word of God. 
•  For many, a trip to Tel Aviv is one that will top off their religious holiday with a day at the beach and the cosmopolitan atmosphere that acts as a balance for your religious holiday. Tel Aviv is the ‘City That Never Sleeps,’ and there are many activities to keep a visitor busy throughout their stay there. One stop for the cultured visitor is the Tel Aviv Museum, it houses some of the most important art created in Israel and internationally and it is commemorated as one of the top art museums in the world. Independence Hall is another stop you must see, it is the birthplace of Israel, the country was born on a set of stairs that is now glorified as the place where Israelis got their country in accordance with God’s promise.


When you set about to take the vacation that will satisfy your bucket list for Christian trips to Jerusalem, call on us at IMBT Tours to set your agenda. We have been tours to the Holy Land on spiritual pilgrimages that satisfy their vacation needs for over 30-years. We maintain a presence in Israel that helps our travelers see the best of what Israel is and experience the art, culture and religious spirituality that Israel is known for.
Contact our office at IMBT Tours today to set your itinerary to meet your travel desires when you call us at IBMT Tours 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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