The new year of 2019 is upon us and many might wonder what are the best places for Holy Land Private Tours?

The Holy Land has many astonishing and glorious places to visit and we offer Private tours all across it

All the tours are private and led by our certified and devoted Christian guide, Daniel Sahwany.

In the following list, we have collected you the best places that you should definitely book for your 2019 Holy Land Private Tour.

Holy Land Private tours 2019 – best 5 destinations list

1. Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem is a destination that you definitely should include in your Holy Land Private Tours list.

With waves of visiting tourists and pilgrims every year, this ancient city offers many interesting attractions and landmarks as it serves as the capital city of Israel.

Such places include Jerusalem Old City, Mount Of Olives, Garden Of Gethsemane, Mount Zion, City Of David, the Knesset – Israel’s parliament, Yad Vashem Memorial Museum, Machane Yehuda Market, and Jaffa street, as well as Temple Mount.

Additionally, Jerusalem is considered holy to Jewish, Muslims, and Christian.

As a result, pilgrims will find many important landmarks to pay a visit such as the wailing wall in Jerusalem’s old city, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Stations of the Cross.

For further information about the city read our offers of the following Private tours in Jerusalem:

2. Nazareth

The second most recommended Holy land private tours destination is Nazareth, the largest city in the Northern District of Israel and the hometown of Christ.

Many pilgrims and tourists visit Nazareth for its religious significance making it a perfect destination for Holy land private tour!

Christian pilgrim must visit the following locations:

  • The Church of the Annunciation – the largest Catholic church in the Middle East which marks the site where the Archangel Gabriel announced the future birth of the son of god to the Virgin (Luke 1:26–31).
  • The Church of St. Gabriel – the alternative site for the Annunciation according to the Greek tradition which is located by the only water spring in the city .
  • The Synagogue Church – Greek Catholic Church which is located at the traditional site of the synagogue where Jesus preached and read from the book of Isaiah .
  • The St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church marks the traditional location for the workshop of Saint Joseph.
  • The Church of Our Lady of the Fright (Roman Catholic) marks the spot where Mary is said to have seen Jesus being taken to a cliff by the congregation of the synagogue.
  • My Precipice is also a great lookout overlooking the city of Nazareth as well as the Jezreel Valley.

We visit Nazareth on many of our tours, but the following one is the most recommended one:

Christian tour in Nazareth

3. Bethlehem

Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, is also a very unique town in the Holy Land that you should consider adding to your list.

This Palestinian city, which is located in the west bank, serves as the center of Christianity in the Holy Land.

It is a very unique destination to visit, especially during Christmas time when the city celebrates the Holiday with great festivals, masses, and Parades.

Its sacred importance to Christianity attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

On the other hand, many tourists to the Holy Land will find Bethlehem(along with some other places) intimidating to visit.

This is due to the complex transportation system between Israel and Palestine and the need to pass border checkpoints.

Nevertheless, when visiting Bethlehem with us, all of those arrangments and convenient transport will be provided.

During our Holy Land Private tours, you can visit Bethlehem either during a Christian tour or a combination of two cities(such as our Bethlehem and Herodium tour or Bethlehem and Jericho Tour, it’s also the source of olive wood carvings and a great place to shop.

4. Haifa

On the slope of Mount Carmel, lays the beautiful city of Haifa , third largest city in Israel,  an ancient port city which traces it’s origins all the way to the late Bronze age.

Many civilizations shaped the city over the milleniums including the Canaanites, Hebrews, Persians, Ottomans, and Europeans granting its diverse culture and landscape.

When visiting Haifa, the following don’t forget to innclud the following sites in your travel list:

  • The Baha’i gardens – A sacred gardens to the Baha’i faith overlooking the bay of Haifa.
  • The German colony – The beautiful neighborhood which was built by the German Templers.
  • Cave of Elija – A cave where God talked to the prophet Elija according to the Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible.
  • St. John chapel – An Anglican Neo-Gothic church which was built in 1935.
  • Stella Maris Lighthouse and the Carmelite monastery
  • Daliat el Carmel – A small town which offers a glimpse of the culture and Tradition of the Druze People , also home to the Muhraqa monastery where according to tradition prophet Elijah challenged the false prophets of Baal .

Holy Land VIP Tours offer a private and luxurious day tour in the city, led by our certified Christian guide, that includes all of those mentioned places.

5. Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Finally, we finish our list with one of Israel’s second largest and important city, Tel Aviv- Jaffa. Jaffa is an important city to Christianity according to the book of Act chapters 9,10 and 11.

It is also the economic and technological center of the country.

Tel Aviv was built as a modern housing estate on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa.

The city is an important cultural center in Israel with tourists flooding the city especially during summer time for its beautiful beaches.

Whether you are visiting the magnificent promenade and sunny beaches of Tel Aviv or just strolling through the old streets of Jaffa, this destination is recommended for any tourist!

Holy Land VIP Tours offer its visitors the following tours: