The rich history of Israel has helped to make it one of the world’s most toured countries. Israel has a history spanning more than three thousand years, a lot of which is captured in the Bible and the Talmud. Three of the world’s biggest religions all trace their roots to Israel. Many Christians travel to Israel to see the Holy Land and visit some of the sites that are mentioned in the Bible. Indeed many of the sites where important events in the history of the Jewish people and the Christian church happened are still in existence and are well preserved. If you are intent on coming to Israel to see these holy sites, you will hardly have the time to see all of them. You might therefore want to have a private tour guide in Israel planning your trip so that you can see as many of these places as possible. A private tour guide in Israel will also explain to you the significance of each place you visit as you go along.
The tourist attractions of Israel are not only rich in historical and religious meaning, they are also very beautiful to behold. Israel is blessed with numerous breathtaking mountains, hills and valleys. Take Mount Tabor, for example. It is there that according to the scriptures the miracle of the transfiguration of Christ took place. The transfiguration is a very important event in the Bible. Indeed the Church of the Transfiguration was built there to commemorate the event and is a very important stop for Christian pilgrims. Mount Tabor rises majestically from the Jezreel Valley and can be seen from miles around. From the top of the mountain you’ll get a breathtaking view of the surrounding country.
The Mount of Olives is another place that your private tour guide in Israel must include in your itinerary. Christ is believed to have ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives and there is a church, the Church of the Ascension, which is built where the Ascension is believed to have taken place. This is another beautiful location that is also full of symbolism for Christians.
There are many other places that you can tour with your private tour guide in Israel. You should make a trip to the Jordan River in which Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. At the Mount of the Beatitudes you will see the spot where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. The Basilica of the Annunciation marks the spot in Nazareth where the angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary and informed her that she would give birth to a son. At the Shepherd’s Field Church in Bethlehem you will see the spot where angels appeared to the shepherds with the news of Christ’s birth. Your trip wouldn’t be complete until you visit the Wailing Wall which is a remnant of the temple’s western wall. The Wailing Wall survived the Roman destruction of the second temple in 70AD and Jews have used it for devotion since then. These are just but a few of the places you can expect to see on your tour to Israel.
Take a trip back in history on your tour of Israel