Israel is an amazing land with a rich religious history that stretches back thousands of years ago; imagine yourself at Bethlehem and Nazareth –where Jesus was born and brought up(Matthew 2:1-12), Sea of Galilee and in Capernaum –where Jesus began his ministry (Mark 1:21 and John 6:59), and recruited his first disciple (John 21:15-17). Visit the Mountain of Beatitudes -– where Jesus delivered his famous Sermon on the Mountain (Matthew 5-8). Get baptized at the River Jordan -where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (John 1:29-33). Trace back Christ sufferings and crucifixion by walking through the fourteen Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem, through to Mount of Olives where Jesus ascended in to heaven (acts 1). A great tour to strengthen and deepen your faith.
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Israel is a country of about 290 miles by 85 miles, located on the southeastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, bordering Lebanon to the north, Syria/Jordan to the east and Egypt to the south. It is positioned at the junction of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. Although most of the country is a semi desert, Israel has various topographical features ranging from forest highlands, fertile green valleys, mountain deserts, to the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth).
Israel is a fascinating country with a rich religious historical background that spans over 35 centuries ago, even after various wars and natural calamities; the country has maintained and rebuild most of its historical sites, making it a top destination for millions of religious and archaeological tourists.
Israel has so much to offer religious and archaeological tourists, from your arrival at Tel Aviv airport, you will be met by incredible white sandy beaches, the Carmel Market and Nachlat Benyamin, Tel Aviv Port, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Yarkon Park and many more. Tel Aviv is a modern city with few religious sites.
Jerusalem is the cradle of Christianity, Islam and Judaism; here there is so much to see, from the Old City of Jerusalem and the Jewish Quarter, home to the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock. Also walk the path of Jesus' crucifixion that ends at the holy church of Sepulchre, tour biblical sites that includes the Rock of Agony -where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Visit top religious museums in Jerusalem that include the Israel Museum with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem.
Visit Bethlehem, Nazareth and Sea of Galilee; where Jesus was born, brought up, and began his ministry spreading the Gospel, where he recruited his disciples and appeared to them at the shore of the lake, where he gave Peter primacy over the church, Mount of Beatitudes &ndash -where Jesus delivered his famous Sermon on the Mount, Bethsaida -where Jesus performed the miracle of walking on water and many other.
Visit the Dead Sea; a very high salty inland lake that is 1,000 feet below sea level (the lowest point on earth), known as the “sea where you can’t sink” due to the high salt content. An interesting place where people just relax floating on water as their skin benefit from the rich mineral water. Also visit Masada -a mountaintop fortress, overlooking the Dead Sea, believed to be where King Herods' mighty palace stood.
The official language of Israel is Hebrew, English is widely used as a second language, and recently Russian is gaining popularity in some regions.
Israel can generally be said to be hot and sunny throughout the year, with a rainy season in November to April. Total annual rain of 50-70cm in the north, to about 2.5cm in the far south. Regional climatic conditions vary considerably from hot, humid, mild, wet, dry, warm and cold. Average summer temperatures range from 18 °C to 32 °C, winters are mild, with temperatures averaging 14 °C along the coast and 9 °C at the mountains. The Dead Sea area is the lowest place on the planet and the climate is one of the hottest regions in the world.
Generally, Israel is a car and bus culture; major modes of public transport include, use of taxis, car rentals, buses and some limited train service between major destinations. Most tourists to Israel get around the cities by car or bus, there are various bus and shared taxi terminal all over major towns, private hired taxis or cars. For long distance, you can opt for the Trains or take a domestic flight.
For most countries in Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, among other selective countries, do not require a VISA to Israel. However for Kenyan citizens, you require a VISA; but you don’t have to worry, all our tour packages to Israel includes a VISA application. Major requirement is a passport with at list six months validity from the date of entry.
If continuing from Israel on to other Arab or Muslim countries, some countries may deny you entry if they find any proof of Israel entry, it is recommended you discard any sort of proof of entry to Israel and request the officers at the airport to provide you with an entry card instead of stamping your passport.