With these recommendations, explore the ancient cities of Israel and witness the glorious landscapes, archaeological sites, and religious monuments you’ve always wanted to visit.
Immerse yourself in the architecture of inner cities and envision daily life in the past as you embark on a journey through the cities of the Bible.
Israel’s Holy and Historical Places
There’s more to Israel than its more popular sites. We all know and love Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Tel Aviv for their history, what happened there, and what it means to Jesus.
There are also great sites and meaningful such as:
Capernaum – Jesus’ “Own City”
Capernaum was once a small fishing village during Roman times, located on the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee.
After being rejected in Nazareth, Jesus made Capernaum his home and lived there for at least three years, where he established the foundations of the Christian faith.
Bethlehem is where Jesus was born, Nazareth is where he was raised, and Jerusalem is where he preached. Still, it was in Capernaum where he spent a significant amount of time during his Galilean Ministry and performed many of his miracles.
The city became his home and is referred to as Jesus’ “own city” in the Bible. According to Matthew 4:13, after facing temptation in the wilderness, Jesus left Nazareth to reside in Capernaum, where he met five of his future disciples, James, John, Peter, Andrew, and Matthew, who was a tax collector and fisherman.
Since the 4th century, Capernaum has been a revered Christian pilgrimage destination maintained by the Franciscans.
The site features a church built over the house of Peter and the largest synagogue ever found in Israel from the Byzantine period. These landmarks make Capernaum a must-visit for those interested in the early history of Christianity.
Bethlehem – Jesus’ Beautiful Home
Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, is a must-visit destination in Israel. Situated in the West Bank, 1.5 hours south of Jerusalem, it offers numerous churches and religious sites to explore.
Visit Herodium Hill, located 10 km from Jerusalem, for breathtaking views of nature. This serene location provides panoramic views of the Dead Sea to the east and is a perfect escape from the crowds.
The Mount of Olives is located to the north of Herodium. The Village of Artas, surrounded by lush green valleys, is home to the Hortus Conclusus Nunnery.
Some popular tourist attractions in Bethlehem include Shepherd’s Field, Church of the Nativity, St. Catherine’s Church, Manger Square, Old Bethlehem Museum, and Herodium Hill.
Plan your visit to this holy city soon and discover its rich history and cultural heritage.
Israeli Hotspots & Cool Places
Discover the vibrant side of Israel beyond its churches. Explore this beautiful Middle East country and experience its lively nightlife, stunning beaches, rich history, breathtaking natural wonders, and more! Take a stroll and immerse yourself in all that Israel has to offer.
Dead Sea Region – Healer, Organic & Sincere
Located 400 meters below sea level in the heart of Israel, it is a natural wonder and a popular tourist destination.
Its sweeping landscapes and serene atmosphere captivate visitors to Israel. The water’s high salt content makes it easy to float in the super-saline waters.
Nature lovers will appreciate the hidden beauty of the Dead Sea region, including the barren and jagged coastal areas.
The area is home to popular attractions such as the Dead Sea Resthouse, Adventure City Fun Park, and Qumran Caves, making it one of the top destinations in Israel.
Popular tourist attractions near the Dead Sea include the Masada Mountains and Fortress, Mujib Nature Reserve, Kerak Castle, Dead Sea Museum, Lot’s Cave, Adventure City, and the Cave of Prophet Lut.
Come explore this unique and breathtaking region for a memorable experience.
Sea of Galilee – Natural Lake
The lowest freshwater lake on earth is a must-visit destination in Israel. It boasts a rich history, stunning landscapes, charming rustic beauty, and abundant natural wonders. With hot springs, vast national parks, minarets, and historical sites, the lake is surrounded by breathtaking views and enchanting scenery.
The Kinneret area is known for its hot water springs, with 17 springs to choose from. Relax and pamper yourself with a massage, mud treatment, hot tub bath, or thermo-mineral pool in the lake area.
Hamat Gader Hot Spring, a secluded hot waterfall and thermo-mineral spring located 5 miles from the lake, is a must-visit.
Famous tourist attractions in the Sea of Galilee include Arbel, Mount Tabor, Arbel National Park, Tel Dan, Jordan River Village, Naharayim, and Korazim National Park.
Visit the Golan Heights and Sharona to explore the lower Galilee region.
Eliat – Wonderland of Water
The beach town in the South is a must-visit tourist destination in Israel. Its abundant marine life, long beaches, and rich wildlife make it popular among tourists.
Explore the Red Sea with water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving. Take advantage of the cultural and wildlife tours in the national park area.
Experience the best of Eilat with the Big 3 Park Tour, which includes the world’s oldest copper mine, the Eilat Bird Sanctuary, and the Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Hiking in the Eilat mountains is another option for adventure enthusiasts.
Petra, the renowned archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert, is just 135 km from Eilat and can be visited on a day tour.
Popular attractions in Eilat include Timna Park, the Gulf of Aqaba, the Dolphinarium, Dolphin Reef, Red Canyon, Coral Beach Nature Reserve, the Musical Fountain, Eilat Marina, and the Underwater Marine Observatory.
And remember, Eilat is a tax-free zone, making it a great shopping destination in Israel.
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Visiting the biblical sites in Israel is a must for Christians who want to deepen their faith and connect with their religious roots.
With Coral Travel & Tours, which offers Israel Christian tours, Biblical Israel tours, Christian trips to Israel, Israel Bible tours, and Bible Land tours, you’ll get a unique opportunity to explore the holy land and witness the locations where Jesus lived, taught, and performed miracles.
With the help of knowledgeable guides, travelers can immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of the region and gain a deeper appreciation for their faith.
Whether you’re looking to explore the Galilean Ministry in Capernaum, visit the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem, or walk the streets of Jerusalem, these tours are unforgettable experiences that will bring the Bible to life.
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