Christian Tours to Israel -
Suggested Itinerary

Here is an itinerary for Christian tours to Israel. I constructed it to include all the important pilgrim attractions in Israel and then some…

There are a lot of similarities to my general itinerary – this is natural as many important and interesting sites have to do with Jesus’ life in Israel and with Christianity in general. I have also included all the important churches in Israel below as well as other popular tourist attractions.

I hope you can use it to plan your travel to the attractions that interest you the most. You can also use it to plan church tours to Israel, also known as in the footsteps of Jesus.

Day 1
Mount of Olives – overview of the city
Dominus Flevit
Garden & Church of Gethsemane
Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Western Wall
Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock

A decorated wall at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in JerusalemA decorated wall at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Day 2
Mount Zion
St. Peter in Gallicantu Church
Canaculum - Room of the last supper
Dormition Church of Mary
Bethesda Pools and church of St. Anna
The Garden Tomb

The room of the last supperThe room of the last supper. Picture by Kudumomo.

Day 3
Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial
Israel Museum & Shrine of the book
Ein Karem - Biblical pilgrim village
Ein Karem – Church of the Visitation & Church of St. John the Baptist

The Israel Museum's 50:1 model of ancient JerusalemThe Israel Museum's 50:1 model of ancient Jerusalem. Photo by Susie C.

Day 4

Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Jaffa old port
Artist’s quarter
St. Peter’s Church - Jaffa
Carmel Open Market
Tel Aviv Beach
Tel Aviv port

At the beach in Tel AvivAt the beach in Tel Aviv. Picture by Ilan.

Day 5
Caesarea National Park – the Roman, Byzantine & Crusader city
Baha’i Shrine and Garden
Haifa Port

Day 6
Akko/Acre Knights Hall
Al-Jazzar Mosque in Akko/Acre
Rosh Hanikra cliffs and cable car
Arbel National Park – Overview of the Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee seen from the Mount of BeatitudesThe Sea of Galilee seen from the Mount of Beatitudes. Pic by Upyernoz.

Day 7
Sea of Galilee
Byzantine church – Tabgha
Capernaum – Peter’s house
Mount of Beatitudes
Kibbutz Ginosar – the Wooden (Jesus) Boat
Boat trip on the lake

The church at the Mount of BeatitudesThe church at the Mount of Beatitudes.

Day 8
Church of the Annunciation
Mary’s Well
Church of St. Joseph
Church of St. Gabriel
Reconstructed Nazareth Village
Nain church

The Church of the Annunciation in NazarethInside the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

Day 9
Dead Sea
Dead Sea swim and spa
Qumran ancient settlement
Ein Gedi oasis
Masada fortress

Refresh yourself at Ein GediRefresh yourself at Ein Gedi.

Day 10
Desert attractions & Eilat
The Ramon Crater
Hai Bar Reserve
Timna Park
Eilat Underwater Observatory

The Ramon Crater in the Israeli DesertThe Ramon Crater in the Israeli Desert. Picture by Chadica.

Day 11
Camel ride/Jeep tour
Skin/SCUBA dive
Beach activities

One of many hotels in EilatTake it easy in one of many hotels in Eilat. Picture by GoIsraelGermany.

So there you have it - that is our recommended itinerary for Christian tours to Israel. We hope you can use it (or even just portions of it) to plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the country.

Have an amazing time touring the Holy Land!

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