Israel is a land filled with colorful history, a Holy land for Christians, Jews and Muslims. From the time of King David until today, Israel has been visited by many empires and has been a place of many battles that left ruins, relics, artifacts, monuments and things of the past the people come to visit today as popular Israel destinations. Let’s check out the popular Israel destinations below by city and see what the place has in store for tourists and visitors that are curious about the nation’s history and culture.
The Holy City of Jerusalem is one of the most visited places in Israel. You can check out our guide regarding Jerusalem tours here. Jerusalem is home to plenty of sites where a biblical event occurred such as the location of the Golgotha or Calvary which is where Jesus Christ was crucified. David’s Tomb, the burial place of King David, is also found in Jerusalem. The Mount of Olives, the place where Jesus stood and wept over Jerusalem, is nearby the city. The Garden of Gethsemane is also nearby Jerusalem where Jesus prayed along with His disciples. If you plan to have a biblical Israel tour, starting with Jerusalem would be your best option given the number of biblical sites in the city. Jerusalem is also home to the Mahane Yehuda market where you can taste Israel’s culture through its cuisine.
Tel Aviv used to be Israel’s capital when its independence was declared in 1948. It is also the second largest city in Israel and is home to beautiful beaches given its location on the Mediterranean coast. Tel Aviv is the perfect place for any modern tourist that seeks the modern comfort of resorts, the fun in amusement parks, malls and bazaars. There’s also the Tel Aviv Museum of Art that features modern and contemporary art. There’s also the Eretz Israel Museum, a historical and archeological museum, in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is also a good gateway to other Israel destinations such as Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee which is a few hours away from the city.
Bethlehem is a small city situated south of Jerusalem. Bethlehem also home to many biblical sites given that it’s the birthplace of Jesus Christ as well as the city where King David is from. Bethlehem is also home to the Palestinian Heritage Center that features Palestinian embroidery, art and folklore. The Church of the Nativity, a prominent place of religious significance to Christians, can also be found in Bethlehem.
Other popular Israel destinations include the city of Eilat which is situated along the Red Sea where it is known for its beaches and resorts. Tiberias is also included in the popular Israel destinations for beaches, a city situated along the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. If you need help to arrange a tour and visit these popular Israel destinations, contact us and get connected with our professional and friendly tour leaders. We will ensure you will have the trip of a lifetime here in Israel!