Many Christians only dream of visiting the Holy Land someday. Because so much of the Christian faith is built around the land of Israel, it’s truly the vacation of a lifetime to be able to go on a tour of Israel. People will save their money for years in order to be able to go on such a tour.
A trip to the Holy Land allows people to visit all of the places mentioned in the Bible. Of course, there are many things to consider on such a trip, but it’s certainly worth looking into. If you can consult with someone who specializes in such tours of Israel, you will be able to get more information. Many people are surprises to learn that the tours are reasonably priced and quite practical for anyone.
Of course, there are many things that must taken care of. The flight must be schedule, pets and house will need attending, and there must be sufficient funds. It will take a few weeks to plan and prepare for such a trip. If you go to Israel in the springtime, the weather will be mild, not too hot or cold. The flowers would be blooming and the hills would be turning a beautiful shade of green. Packing for this season is especially easy and one can look forward to the nice weather.
You will likely do a lot of walking on your tour, so it’s a good idea to get into good physical condition before going. You can began exercising regularly by walking and biking to help build up your strength and avoid being sore on the trip. Since hiking and walking is such an important part of a tour of the Holy Land, you wanted to be prepared. This is an aspect of the trip that many people don’t realize until it’s too late.
Another thing that you may want to consider is the dress of the Jewish culture. While dress is casual, you will want to bring along some nicer clothes if you plan to visit the Jewish holy places. They will not permit you to enter some of these places without proper attire. One way to help avoid problems is to bring a large shawl that you can use to cover your arms or legs if necessary. Most importantly, always remember to be respectful to the customs of Israel.
Soon, it will be time to pack. You will receive your passports and schedules for your tour of Israel. The big day will finally arrive and you will say goodbye to your family and friends and head off into the skies towards the land of Promise. Once in Israel, you were greeted by tour guides who will help you with the passport controls and luggage. You will then take a bus Tel Aviv where you will likely spend the night.
Once there, you will meet up with the others in your tour group to get acquainted and learn of your plans for the next day. After a good night’s rest, you will enjoy an early breakfast and then head to the Sea of Galilee. You may visit Mount Carmel and the town of Nazareth where Jesus was raised. Later, you may visit the town of Tiberia. You will go to your hotel every evening where you will enjoy an exquisite dinner and, if you like, a time of fellowship with the other tourists before retiring for the night.
Throughout the rest of your tour, you will able to visit such amazing places as the Mount of Beatitudes, the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert. You will visit the city of Jerusalem. Old Jerusalem is truly an amazing place, as you will see so many things that you have read about in the Bible. You will see where Jesus walked and talked. You will see where he did miracles, raised people from the dead and turned the water into wine.
Finally, you will also see the place where Jesus was beaten and finally crucified on Golgatha’s hill. You will likely weep when you consider what happened here and how Jesus was innocently killed by people who didn’t understand. Of course, you will also visit the tomb where Jesus was laid after he was crucified. You can then go to the Upper Room, which is where Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper and where the Apostle Peter preached his first message.
Tours of the Holy Land are truly overwhelming for many people, as they tried to deal with the many emotions and feelings along the way. It was truly the vacation of a lifetime. You will return home renewed in your faith and thankful for the wonderful opportunity you have experienced.