Israel is a sacred land and of utmost significance for Christianity for many reasons. Many characters in the Bible walked in this very land including Jesus Christ, the Son of God as described in the passages of the Bible. Many go to Israel Bible tours to purposely visit these biblical sites and experience being there just like the characters in the Bible. Popular sites include those that Jesus visited either for prayer, performed miracles, or called out one of his disciples. Let’s check out some of the popular destinations for Israel Bible tours below.
Popularly known as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. Bethlehem is also home to the Nativity Church where many pilgrims come to visit.
Caesarea was built by King Herod and was named after Caesar Augustus. This is where Peter the disciple baptized Cornelius, a Roman centurion, in Acts 10. In Acts 12, Peter stood in a trial in front of King Herod at Caesarea. By the end of the chapter, the passage also reveals King Herod died in Caesarea when an angel of the Lord struck him down. Aside from being a biblical site, Caesarea also highlights architectural advances during the time of King Herod making it a popular itinerary on Israel Bible tours.
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Located in Jerusalem, this place is claimed to be a part of Golgotha which is the place where Jesus was crucified. It is also said to be the location of the tomb where Jesus of Nazareth was placed and vanished after the resurrection.
En Gedi is a large oasis in the western shore of the Dead Sea. It is said to be the place where David wrote some of the chapters in the book of Psalms. It is also the place where David sought refuge when he fled from King Saul in 1 Samuel 23.
A small village where Jesus of Nazareth grew up. Archeological sites that are popular tourist destinations include the Nazareth Village and the Ancient Bathhouse of Nazareth.
Garden of Gethsemane
Located in the outskirts of Jerusalem and at the foot of the Mount of Olives, this place is known as the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before the arrest for crucifixion. Israel Bible tours in Jerusalem could easily include a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane.
Also known as the Siloam Tunnel, an underground water tunnel with biblical significance during the reign of Hezekiah of Judah and mentioned in 2 Kings 20 and 2 Chronicles 32.
Pool of Siloam
The place where Jesus of Nazareth healed the blind man as written in John 9. It was constructed along with the Siloam Tunnel during the time of Hezekiah to provide water inside the city.
Jerusalem is easily a go-to place for Israel bible tours given the numerous biblical sites in the city, particularly in Jerusalem’s Old City where you can some of Israel’s popular tourist spots such as the Wailing Wall.
The Jordan River is a popular tourist destination and biblical site. This is where John the Baptist baptized Jesus of Nazareth which is recorded in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Some Israel Bible tours include baptisms in Jordan River, contact us to learn more.
Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee place where Jesus did many of his ministries and miracles including the story of Jesus and Peter walking on water which has been recorded in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.
There are numerous biblical sites in Israel that are popular destinations of Israel Bible tours such as Sodom and Gomorrah, The Mount of Olives, Wailing Wall, and more. If you need help in organizing your Israel Bible tour, contact us today and let our seasoned and friendly tour guides help you for a memorable journey in Israel!