Thousands of tourists every year embark on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land-Israel with a desire in their heart to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. The Holy Land- Israel is the ultimate destination for an individual who is seeking a connection to the roots of their faith. You can rely on a reliable tour operator to enjoy a guided Christian trip to Israel that will help in visiting some significant Christian sites of Israel in a convenient and comfortable way.
Here are some of the popular Christian sites that will give you a brief idea and importance about different sites, please have a look!
1. Sea Of Galilee:
Israel’s largest freshwater lake- the Sea of Galilee is not only known for its significance in the New Testament but also considered as the primary source of drinking water. According to the gospels, the famous Sea of Galilee is the place where Jesus would minister to the people of Israel. It is also believed that Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount on a small hill that is located on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee-Lake. This is a popular tourist destination, where you can witness a beautiful sunset and enjoy the most tranquil sailing experience, which provides a wonderful opportunity for reflection and prayer.
One of the most popular Christian sites in the Jordan River, the Yardenit is believed to be the place where Jesus was baptized (by John the Baptist). The thirteenth verse of the third chapter in the New Testament states- Mathew 3 13: “Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John”!!
The Yardenit is located to the south of the Sea of Galilee, which attracts a huge number of tourists and pilgrims each year. No entrance fee is required to visit this Christian site. Here you will find a plenty of space to relax with your friends or family members, pray in quiet areas (that are well-kept) or visit the gift shop.
3. Mount Of Olives:
Located on the east side of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives is believed to be the place where Jesus ascended to heaven. The Mount of Olives is mentioned 3 times in the Bible. Here you can see the olive trees around the slopes of the Mount where Jesus prayed with his disciples before the crucifixion. The Eastern Orthodox Church believes that Virgin Mary was buried and ascended into heaven here.
Built in 325/326, the Church of Holy Sepulchre is located at the end of the last four stations of the Via Dolorosa. As one of the most visited Christian sites in the world, this church is believed to be the place where Jesus was crucified. The Church of Holy Sepulchre is said to have 30 chapels and worship spaces. You can explore this place by descending a flight of stairs that are covered with crosses left by thousands of pilgrims. As a religious sanctuary of Christianity, the Church of Holy Sepulchre is believed to be the exact spot where the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Christ happened (based on Gospels).
You can rely on Holy Land Private Tours to explore the Christian experience of exploring the land of Abraham, David, and Jesus. As a reliable tour operator, we offer guided and well planned Christian trips to Israel that will help you explore significant historical and archaeological Christian sites.