E.I Tourism Services offers you a private Christian heritage tour of the holiest places in Israel: from the place Jesus was born in Betlehem (Bethlehem), to the place He died and was resurrected in Jerusalem. This private tour in Israel, which is suitable for all Christian denominations (Catholic, Protestant, Baptist, Lutheran etc.), will cater to your specific needs and desires, and will be tailor-made especially for you by E.I Tourism Services. Together we will follow in Jesus’s footsteps throughout the holy land of Israel.
Betlehem (Bethlehem), located just south of Jerusalem, is one of the most important places for Christians in Israel. Your private Christian heritage tour will show you around the city (you will need a passport to enter), where you will visit the Church of Nativity, where Jesus was born, and the Shepherds’ Fields.
Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, holds some of the holiest Christian places in Israel. E.I Tourism Services’ private Christian heritage tour will take you on many of them, starting with Valley of Jehoshaphat (Kidron Valley) and Gethsemane. This private Christian heritage tour will take you to visit the Church of all Nations, the Church of Ascension, Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit (you will be able to attend Mass in one of these Churches). Next, we will pass the Church of Mary Magdalena and visit the Cave of Betrayal.
In the afternoon, the private Christian heritage tour will take you to Mount Zion to visit St. Peter in Gallicantu, see the Room of the Last Supper, and continue to Mount Moriah, before entering the Old City of Jerusalem via one of its historical gates. In addition to visiting the Dormition Abbey and King David’s Tomb, E.I Tourism Services private Christian heritage tour will also take you to the Wailing Wall (Western Wall) which is the holiest site for the Jews, and to the Al Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest places for Muslims.
Next, we will back- trace Jesus’s steps along part of the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross), and cross through the famed Jerusalem Market on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Golgotha). There will see the place where, according to tradition, Jesus was both Crucified and Resurrected.
Jerusalem: Church of All Nations in Gethsemane, foot of Mount of Olives
This scenic area of Jerusalem is holds many Christian points of interest. E.I Tourism Services’ private Christian heritage tour will take you to the Church of visitation which commemorates the meeting between Mary and her cousin, Elisabeth (the Mother of John the Baptist, who was born in Ein Karem). If time permits, those of you who wish to attend Mass at this Church, may do so.
Jerusalem: Across Ein Kerem to Church of St. John the Baptist
E.I Tourism Services will take you on a private tour of the historical city of Nazareth. In addition to Nazareth’s significance to Christianity, the way there is also packed with Biblical sites, including the Valley of Dotan, where Joseph was sold into slavery, the Spring of Harod, where Gideon collected men to fight the Midianites, and Mount Gilboa, where King Saul was slain by the Philistines.
Upon arriving Nazarath, we will visit the Church of Annunciation, where Gabriel announced to Mary she was pregnant with Jesus. We will then go next door to the Chapel of Joseph’s Grotto.
Nazareth: Greek Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel
The private Christian heritage tour includes Mount Tabor, located in the North of Israel, which is the place believed to be the site of Christ’s Transfiguration before Peter, James and Simon. For those of you who are interested, E.I Tourism Services can arrange for you to attend Holy Mass in the Basilica.
Jezreel Valley, Iksal village and Mt. Tabor, from Nazareth
In this private Christian heritage tour of Jaffa, which was the home of Tabitha, who revived Petrus, E.I Tourism Services will take you to historical and cultural points of interest in addition to Christian ones. The tour will include the Jaffa port and the artists’ quarter as well as the Franciscan Church.
Haifa and Mount Carmel have many prominent Christian sites. This private Christian heritage tour will take you to see several of the more important and special ones. E.I Tourism Services can arrange for you to attend Holy Mass at Stella Maris, if you wish to do so.
Haifa: crest of mount Carmel
The ancient sea port city of Acre (Akko) is full of historical remnants from different periods of the history of Israel. As part of the Christian heritage tour, E.I Tourism Services will take you on an unforgettable private tour of the subterranean Crusader City, the Khan, Caravanserai and St. John’s Crypt.
The private Christian heritage tour will take you to Kfar Kana .which is the site where Christ preformed his firs miracle of changing water into wine.
Mount of Beatitudes
E.I Tourism Services’ Christian heritage tour will take you on a journey to the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount where we will celebrate the Holy Mass, if you wish to do so.
Mo unt of Beatitudes: The church
Capernaum and Tabgah
Capernaum is Peter’s home town. E.I Tourism Services’ private Christian heritage tour will take you to see the beautiful town and visit the excavations where Christ preached to the multitude. After that, if you wish, the tour will go on to take you to Tabgha and the Church of Loaves and Fish.
Masada, Bethany and Jericho
On the private Christian heritage tour to Masada, you will start your journey by going to Bethany to visit the House of Martha and Mary and the tomb of Lazarus. The tour will then pass by the Good Samaritan Inn and Jericho, which is the oldest city on Earth. In addition, E.I Tourism Services will also take you to Qumran, where the famous Dead sea Scrolls were found. Then the tour will continue towards Masada, which you will ascend by cable car, and tour the World Heritage Site of King Herod’s luxurious palace, which was built in the first century.
E.I Tourism Services can also arrange for you to be baptized in the Jordan River at Yardenit (additional fees apply).