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Our Holy Land tours help you deepen your faith as you explore some of the world’s most inspiring spiritual destinations. Our dedicated Travel Directors who lead our religious tours have been carefully selected for their deep appreciation and respect for religion. Whether you want to connect deeper with your spirituality or gain an appreciation for the world’s three major monotheistic religions, our holy land tours to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt are an excellent primer for the history and culture of these ancient lands.
This small city located in the Central West Bank is where David was crowned as the first king of Israel and is the burial place of the matriarch Rachel. It is also home to the Church of the Nativity, which marks Jesus’ birthplace.Visit Bethlehem
The Dead Sea or Yam Ha-Melakh (the Sea of Salt) is a landlocked salt lake between Israel and Jordan. The lake’s elevation is the lowest of any body of water on the planet. The lake’s salty waters are renowned for their myriad health benefits and natural buoyancy.Float the Dead Sea
This ancient stone fortress in Israel sits high on a rocky mesa above the Dead Sea. Here 960 Judean rebels held out against 8,000 Roman soldiers for three years. The site is now a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the historical significance of its well-preserved ruins.Explore Masada
The Mount Is a hill in northern Israel where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount which includes the Beatitudes (eight blessings) and the Lord’s Prayer.Visit the Mount
This mountain in western Jordan overlooks the Dead Sea. In the Hebrew Bible, Mount Nebo is where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. Mount Nebo is also the place where Moses is said to be buried.See Mount Nebo
These caves, which were reportedly stumbled upon by Bedouin shepherd boys, are where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. The Dea Sea Scrolls are a series of religious manuscripts dating from the third century BCE and are among the most important discoveries of modern archaeology.See the Qumran Caves
This freshwater lake in Israel fed by the Jordan river is famous for its association with the Bible as the place where Jesus performed two miracles: walking on water and the Feeding of the Multitude. It is the lowest freshwater lake in the world and the second-lowest lake in the world (second only the Dead Sea).Sail the Sea of Galilee
It is impossible to overstate the religious importance of this ancient city. One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is a sacred place for all three major Abrahamic religions. Jerusalem has been sacred to Judaism since King David proclaimed it his capital. For Christians, Jerusalem features prominently in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. For Sunni Muslims, Jerusalem is the third holiest city, where Mohammad ascended to Heaven.
The Western Wall or the Wailing Wall, is the only remaining exterior wall of the Second Temple of Jerusalem. It is the most religious site in the world for Jewish people. Visitors to the wall pray and wedge petitions into the cracks of the wall.Visit the Western Wall
The Temple Mount (or Har Habayit) is the elevated plaza above the Western Wall. For Judaism, it is traditionally the place where Abraham took his son Isaac to be sacrificed and was the site of both ancient Jewish temples. For Islam, the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock are sacred because they commemorate Muhammad’s ascension into heaven.See the Dome of the Rock
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a church in the old city of Jerusalem. It marks the two holiest sites in Christendom: where Jesus was crucified in Calgary and the empty tomb where he was buried and resurrected. Today, the tomb is enclosed by a shrine called the Aedicula.Visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre
Like so many places in Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives is holy to all three Abrahamic faiths. It features prominently in the New Testament and is home to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed before being betrayed by Judas. It is also the place where Jesus ascended into heaven.Visit the Mount of Olives
Holy land tours encompass a wide range of tours that typically visit important religious sites that hold significance for the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Our tours to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt start from about $1,300 to $9,900. The cost of the tour is determined by the duration (6-25 days) and the operator of the trip. Our tours include most meals, included sightseeing, and more.
There's no bad time to visit the Holy Land but we generally recommend visiting in the Spring as temperatures are milder. It is also important to check to see if there's a religious holiday set for the time you'd like to visit.
It’s a good idea to dress modestly when visiting religious sites. What is the best rule of thumb here? Cover your shoulders, knees, and elbows. That typically means avoiding wearing shorts, short skirts, tops with short sleeves or exposed shoulders, or tops that don’t cover your midriff. Men may be required to cover their heads with a Kippa (skull cap) or simple cap at Jewish religious sites.
Yes, US dollars are accepted in Israel. Most retailers accept most major credit cards and ATMs are plentiful.
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