All the places you must visit in Israel

Published on February 19, 2019 by IBMT

All the places you must visit in Israel

Tours to Israel can offer some the best in historical sites and information and cutting edge 21st-century advances that set Israel in the vanguard of countries. You can visit many places that date back thousands of years or visit cities like Tel Aviv, with a thriving nightlife, cafes and pop culture. Did we mention that Israel is now the latest country to launch a rocket to the moon? A space program is just many of the technological developments that make Israel a country that demands visitation to quench a traveler’s thirst for knowledge, education, and entertainment. From the beaches of Dead Sea, the mountains of the Golan Heights to the nightlife that abounds in many major centres in Israel, IBMT Tours can accommodate Jewish and Christians tours across the country that have something for everyone. When you book with us at IBMT, you can count on five-star luxury at hotels across the country and our consultants will ensure no detail goes wanting to make your expedition to Israel one that standouts. Our specialty is Jewish heritage tours and all the places that define the Jewish culture and heritage will be stops along the way. If rediscovering your roots is what you wish to do when you visit the Holy Land, we will make your Jewish Heritage tour dream come true.

Tours to Israel

Visiting Israel can be whirlwind of activity and the cities we will dispatch you to will encompass a cross-section of everything makes Israel a great vacation destination. As mentioned, our consultants will cater to whims, hopes, and desires to create an everlasting memory of what the country is and how best it can be enjoyed.

•  Jerusalem - Jerusalem is the site of immense history that has an influence of all the major religions – Christians, Jews, and Muslims – have all had a great influence on what Jerusalem is today. Jerusalem consists of two cities in one, the Old City and the New City. When in the Old City you will see a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, visit the Tomb of King David, and the room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. If that isn't enough for you, the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and the Western Wall are next in line for your time. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is next, Rachel’s Tomb and Church of the Nativity will be a great place to add to your historical knowledge. In the New City, visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed for viewing, see the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) and the ‘Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David.

•  Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv, the Middle East version of the ‘City that Never Sleeps,’ if where the country rocks. Plenty of nightlife to enjoy here, shopping that compares favourably to Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles and authentic Israeli restaurants can be visited when in Tel Aviv. One more thing, if a day at the beach is what you need to rest and recharge your batteries for all that lies ahead, lay back and rest up on the pristine shores the Mediterranean.

•  Eilat In Eilat, you can visit one of the largest seaquariums in the world, the Underwater Observatory. It is built into a coral reef and is a testament to Israeli engineering and ingenuity that is on display at many of the major attractions across the country. Traveling back to your hotel a stop at King Solomon’s Pillars are scheduled as you make your way through the Negev Desert.

•  Jaffa - Old Jaffa, the port city, is the cradle of Tel Aviv and is loaded with history that dates back to Roman times. Old, narrow streets and courtyards are part of the rich urban tapestry that makes Tel Aviv so vibrant and it is like walking through centuries of history when passing through Old Jaffa to Tel Aviv.

•  Masada - The Masada National Park is a UNESCO site that houses ancient history that encapsulates the early Israelis struggles against foreign occupation. Perched atop a mountain, the last rebels of Israel made a stand and became symbolic of the struggle the Israelis faced against oppression. The view of the Dead Sea from this marvelous mountain peak will take your breath away. Many archaeological digs have been undertaken here with lots of objects that date back thousands of years have been uncovered.

•  Sea of Galilee - A Tour of the Holy Land wouldn’t be complete without a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. After your aquatic tour of the large freshwater lake, you can visit the Yigal Alon Museum where the ‘Jesus boat,’ a first-century fishing boat is displayed. In the area, there is much to see and do that relates back to ancient times like the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. These destinations are all within a short distance of the Sea of Galilee and it is well worth the time to see them all after you have set sail on Sea of Galilee

•  Ein Gedi - The Ein Gedi beach is on the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the planet. Beach days are plentiful in your tour of Israel as the country located by the water and have bodies of water within its borders.

•  Mount Zion - Mount Zion will part of any tour that will see a traveler visit Jerusalem. It is the highest point in the Old City and part of the Armenian Quarter in the Old City. The Old City dates back to the Old Testament and is loaded with a rich historical mosiac that is unrivaled.

•  Rosh Hanikra - Rosh Hanikra grottoes are located just outside Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean and are a geographical sight to behold. The caves were created over thousands of years of the Mediterranean pounding the rock face creating many hiking and touring activities for visitors who make this a stop on there tour of Israel.

•  Mount Meron - When you visit Galilee, take the walking tour of Mount Meron. It is the highest peak in Israel and it is a quick and easy ascent to the top of the mountain. Mount Meron is home to ancient synagogue and has a national park as part of its allure. It is a chance to decompress as you tour the area with rich flora and fauna that is indigenous to Israel.

Tours to Jordan

When you are in Israel, you can access a number of different countries on Isreal’s doorstep and tours of Jordan can be a satisfying way of incorporating another travel destination to your itinerary. IMBT Tours can assist with visa requirements when you select a tour of Jordan and you won’t be disappointed. It starts on horseback, as you make your way down the Wadi Musa Rd. on route to the ‘Siq’ (canyon). Once there, you depart from the horses and take a walking tour of Petra. Petra is also known as Sela Edom that translates into the Red Rock City and was the capital of the ancient Nabateans. Many interesting monuments await your view and the tomb of the Nabatean king El Khazneh is the highlight of the trip.

For more than 30-years, we at IBMT Tours have been sending people around the world to see some of the best that the world has to offer. If it is a cosmopolitan vacation, we can create it to match your travel desires, if history is what you seek we have tours that will take you back to the dawn of time. If a combination of both is where you see your travel plans, we can structure your vacation to reflect your wishes. Contact one of expert travel consultants today at IBMT Tours to get the ball rolling for world vacation at 1.877.977.4268.

 

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Testimonials

We recently returned from a IBMT Tour for our son’s Bar Mitzvah and we all agree that it was the best vacation that we have taken to date.  The tour was well organized and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.  The events that they include in the tour include everything “must see” in Israel and activities that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.  The tour allows for activities for all ages and accommodates anyone who wants to do more or less than they have planned.  It is ...

Michael Rodney, Toronto, Canada

To Ornan and  IBMT Tours staff,

We just got back from tour with IBMT for our Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel.

We are so glad we have chosen the right company for our tour as I can’t express my words of how wonderful this tour company was, starting before we left, the personal service they showed here back home and later the service in Israel with our great tour guide Natalie who was so informative on every place we went and what we saw. It was so wonderful to listen to a ...

Chana Pulvermacher, Brooklyn, NY - 2017

Dear Sheryl,

The visit to Israel was better than advertised. All of us had an awesome and inspiring vacation or as I call it, an education. Danny is one of the nicest and smartest men I have had the pleasure of meeting. He made the trip so special and I cannot imagine any other person showing us Israel but Danny.

Hotels were great but for Eilat, but no big deal. Food in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv restaurants were delicious. Sheila in Tel Aviv was extraordinary. Dinners at hotels just “so so”. Loved Mitzpe ...

Craig Savage,

Ornan,

Thank you very much for the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour we just completed.  We had a fabulous time & there were lots of special little parts from the tour that contributed to that.  The different experiences for dinner were very special, and I liked the variety of different types of sites/attractions.  Our tour guide Natalie was excellent, and I heard good things from the other group about their guide Liat.

Thanks again

Adam Waese, OSHAWA, ONT

9 Days Holyland Tour

Sara / Ornan,

I had a fabulous time on this tour and highly recommend it to anyone interested.  We had an especially knowledgeable guide with us Doron Hoffman who as a history major added so much more information and had a great demeanor.  I was part of an international group and made some new friends.   

Regards,

 

 

Janie Carpenter, US Embassy Moscow

Hi Ornan,

"Opting to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah this summer with IBMT is one of the best decisions we've ever made.  The itinerary took us to places around the country that I've never experienced on previous trips to Israel.  Experiencing our son's bar mitzvah atop Masada as opposed to a more rushed, crowded experience at the wall truly sets IBMT apart from other tour companies.  The professionalism of the IBMT staff both in North America and Israel was superb...everything was incredibly well organized and we were heartened ...

David M Zimmerman, Jericho, NY - 2017

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