Many tourists come to Israel because of its importance for the three major religions in the world; it is considered to be the holy land where people can learn about the history and religious sites while exploring the diverse and rich culture, traditions, enjoying delicious food, and meeting locals to learn about the everyday life in the cities they visit.
If you are interested in learning and discovering Christian Israel, here are a few top-rated Christian Israel tours:
Bethlehem And Jericho Tour
This tour takes you to the Judean desert so you can relish the Good Samaritan Inn view. You will then proceed to the world’s oldest city, Jericho, to see 25 uncovered ancient cities and Zacchaeus’ Sycamore tree.
After Jericho, continue to the birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem, to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square. Go on to Shepherds’ field and the Church of Milk Grotto and explore local souvenir stores and other places.
Galilee And Golan Tour
During this tour, you will get a chance to visit the Roman capital of the coastal plain region, Caesarea, and explore the ancient city’s excavations, the Roman aqueduct and theater.
Continue to the site where Elijah confronted the Baal prophets, Muhraka, and admire the ravishing view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee. Proceed to Megiddo to explore the archaeological excavations and hear the story of the battlefield.
In Acre, you will visit the extraordinary underground crypt and Crusader City, stroll down the Old City and check the local harbor and market.
You will visit Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee, as well as the Yigal Alon center and its first-century boat, known as “Jesus boat”. Next, proceed to Capernaum and its synagogue which dates back to the second century. You will also be able to visit the Miracle of Fish and Loaves site (Tabgha), the Golan Heights, the Church of Multiplication, Mount of Beatitudes (the place where Jesus preached the Sermon), and the Banias Springs.
Do not miss the Wedding Church in Cana, the place of Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine. Take a tour to Nazareth, where you will visit the Church of Annunciation, Mary’s Well, and St Joseph’s workshop. End your tour with a visit to the baptismal site, Yardenit, on the Jordan River, and Beit Shean with its excavated Roman amphitheater and city.
Jerusalem And Massada Tour
Begin this tour with a visit to Mount of Olives to enjoy a stunning view of Jerusalem, and continue to the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion, King David’s Tomb, and the Church of All Nations. In the Old City, walk down the old Roman road, the Cardo, explore its Christian quarters, the Temple Mount, and stroll down the Via Dolorosa to reach the Church of Holy Sepulchre. You can end your day visiting the Garden Tomb to enjoy the peaceful ambiance and relax in the stunning gardens.
The next day, start with a tour to Ein Karem and the Church of Visitation, Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial), the miniature model of Jerusalem, and Israel Museum.
Continue the tour to the birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem, where you can visit Manger Square, the Church of Nativity, and Shepherds’ field.
Some other highlights of this tour also include the Judean hills, Qumran Caves, the Dead Sea, and Massada.