Israel Tour Packages

Various Israel tour packages offer traveling through this wonderful land of history and culture merged with religious fervor. Among the many options you will have Classic Israel tours, Israel holy land tours, Jewish Heritage Israel tours, Bar Mitzva tours, Dead Sea tours, Jordan/Petra tours and Israel adventure tours to name a few. Depending on what tour you choose Israel tour packages will include all the pertinent details of travel like accommodation, transport, schedule, food, stopovers, routes and also tour guides - all within the budget you specify. 

If you want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and see for yourself the depths of the Promised Land then you have the holy land tours at your disposal. Your Israel pilgrimage can start from Nazareth. This is the town of Mother Mary and Joseph where Jesus spent his early years. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation where the Archangel Gabriel appeared and announced that Mother Mary would give birth to a son. Other significant stops are the workshop of Joseph and Cana, where people witnessed Jesus changing water into wine – his first miracle. You can stay overnight in Nazareth. 

From Nazareth tours, the holy land tours continue their journeys towards Mount Tabor. You will visit places like Capernaum, the Church of Multiplication of five loaves and two fishes in Tabgha, and Mt. Beatitude. You will enjoy the picturesque landscape of the Galilee and sail in a fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus miraculously calmed the fuming sea in storm and walked on water. You will also visit St Peter’s house, Mensa Christy where Jesus is believed to have dined with his pupils, the Yardenit baptismal site, and Jericho to view Qarantal. An Israel pilgrimage tour will take you through the pages of history and story books that you have spent your whole life reading. 

Next day you will be taken to Bethlehem and the old city of Jerusalem. You can visit the places that are an integral part of Christian upbringing and myths. Pay a visit to the Via Dolorosa, Golgotha, Judgment Hall, Chapel of Flagellation and Cenacle- the Room of the Last Supper. From here, you can descend to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and the world’s most therapeutic beach. 

The last leg of the holy land tours include the Mount of Olives, chapel of Dominus Flevit and Garden of Gesthsemane. To conclude your Israel pilgrimage, visit the Tomb of St Mary and Basilica of Agony. Israel tour packages offer a once in a lifetime experience for those seeking an unforgettable tour through the holy land.

Visit Jerusalem

Tour in Jerusalem 

A small portion of the world population is aware of the immense potential of Jerusalem as a tourist destination. Whether you are looking for places of historical significance, geographical importance or religious relevance, taking a tour in Jerusalem can satisfy all kinds of wanderlust. 

For many Jerusalem is part of the Holy Land tours. But there is more to the city than this. It stands testament to the centuries of oppression Jews have undergone whether in the last century or in ancient times. Yad Vashem tells the story of the six million Jews who died facing extreme brutality. The 45 acre memorial comprises of a museum, library and monuments. A tour in Jerusalem is not complete without visiting this site. Whether you are joining Israel group tours or touring on your own, make sure you add this destination to your itinerary. 

When speaking of geographical importance, it goes without saying that Mother Earth has blessed Israel with all her might. A tour in Jerusalem is made more interesting by adding a Dead Sea tour to the list. It is the lowest point on earth, which is why the water has excessive mineral deposits which do not sustain life, however these very minerals have immense therapeutic and healing powers making hundreds of tourists flock there from all over the world. 

The religious relevance of Jerusalem is obvious. It is the seat of all Abrahamic religions- Christians, Muslims, Jews and Armenians. Your tour in Jerusalem will comprise of visits to churches, mosques, and synagogues. All these faiths successfully conglomerate here giving the tourists different venues to explore. The famous Wailing Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mount of Olives and Al Aqsa mosque make Jerusalem a rich experience

In a nutshell it can be said that Israel is the heaven for the travel buff. You can opt for Israel group tours if you want to explore the land with others or select an individual tour package to travel in your own time and pace. Either way pack in a tour of Jerusalem without which your Israel tours will be incomplete.

Vacation in Israel

Israel is a destination that is all encompassing with striking contrasts. There are lush green hills as well as arid deserts and a beautiful coastline. It is the holiest place for the followers of Christianity, as well as Judaism. It has archaeological wonders as well as marvelous modern structures. With such a variety to experience, a holiday in Israel can only be unforgettable.

Among the widely visited places in Israel and variety of hotels in Israel, there are some places in Israel that are a most visit: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Jordon Valley and Masada. Here’s sneak peek at two of the most visited sites – Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

A Dead Sea Holiday 

At more than 400 meters below the sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth and is so called because it can sustain no living organism due to its very high levels of salt. But this very salt has immense healing powers. This is what makes the Dead Sea popular for spa and wellness tourism. Every year this site welcomes thousands of tourists who come here to heal skin ailments and rehabilitation. Float on the salt-rich waters, enjoy a mineral rich mud bath or enjoy the all year round thermo-mineral hot springs on your Dead Sea holiday and discover a rejuvenated self.

Once you have experienced the healing effect of the Dead Sea, you can move on to tour the surrounding area. This would include the rest of Judea Desert which has plenty of oases with wild animal and plant life and is home to sites such as Mt. Sdom, Nachal Darga, the nature reserve at Ein Gedi and the Einot Tsukim reserve.

Jerusalem Day Tour 

You can begin your tour of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives from where you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the Old city as well as New Jerusalem. You can also see the Temple Mount esplanade where it is believed that the heaven meets the earth.

Driving through the Kidron Valley will take you through the biblical holy sites of the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before he was crucified, King David’s tomb on Mount Zion, the hall of ‘The Last Supper’ nearby, Church of the Holy Sepulcher – the site of the crucifixion and the Western (wailing) Wall. The archaeological excavations in the underground city of David will let you marvel at the ancient city and its geographical importance.

Continue your Jerusalem Day Tour by visiting the Jewish holy sites, beginning with four 16th century Sephardic synagogues. These have been fabulously restored to their original magnificence. Visit the excavated Herodian Mansions and see the lavish homes of Jewish priests 2000 years ago. Each home was built to have an open view of the temple.

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Baptism & the Dead Sea

israelgrouptours:

To travel to Israel and visit the most wanted attractions, these are only some of the facts that are worth mentioning. there are 1578 public gardens and parks in Jerusalem, There are 7 big and open gates leading to the Old City of Jerusalem.
walk through history and have a beautiful once in a lifetime Jerusalem day tour

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Our third day in Jordan started off more smoothly than the previous day. Our first stop was Bethany Beyond the Jordan. This is thought to be the sight of Jesus’ baptism. The location has been “proven” by numerous historians and religious scholars, but it is not without controversy. That however, isn’t really the point to me. Jordan and the region all around it is steeped in social and religious history, just being within the vicinity of that kind of history is amazing. (Side note–I see that WP has changed the photo display style, if you’d like to read the photo caption just hover over it).

 

After seeing the Jordanian site we walked a bit farther to where you can actually touch the Jordan River. On the opposite side of the river bank is Israel and this location is (according to our guide) where Israel believes Jesus was baptized. So…

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Day 9 Pics

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The lowest place in the world is located at south of Israel, and its called the dead sea. the reason its called like that is because of its high concentration of salt there as a result there is no life in the dead sea. fish and plants can not survive in the dead sea. some bacteria can be found there, but nothing more. it is one of those sites you must visit at least once in your life. so we recommend you order your  dead sea tour.

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I Won’t Write About the Conflict; Or, What I Think Of When I Think Of Israel

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Israel is such a lovely country, no need to talk about such things, look at Haifa! we arrange great Haifa tours why not see how Israel is really all about :)

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My hometown, Haifa

I won’t write about the conflict.

Yes, I know I’m from there. I know I must have Such Interesting Perspectives on that whole…situation.

I know I have friends in the IDF. I know I once strongly considered moving back, and thus getting drafted myself. I know I’ve seen rubble and remains of Qassam rockets and tanks and bomb shelters and graves. What do I think of all this?

Not much, anymore. I’ve gone numb.

I used to write about it, publicly. I had a newspaper column and everything. You can probably guess which perspective I took. My family was so proud, sending the articles to their friends, saying, See, here’s a young person who gets it.

And then I stopped, cold turkey.

I’m not ignorant. I read the news. But the news is so damn different depending on who reports it, and each side can easily counter…

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