Popular Holy Land sites to visit during a Christian tour

Christian sites in the holy land are numerous.  The most popular sites for a Christian tour to the Holy Land  that pilgrims would naturally expect to see are normally included in the many tours available.

 

The popular places to visit in the Jerusalem area are a panoramic view of the city from the crest of the Mount of Olives as seen by Jesus, the Garden of Gethsemane with its very ancient olive trees.  A walk along the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross) which was Jesus’ route from Pilate’s judgment hall to Golgotha, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Also a visit to Mount Zion and the Upper Room of the Last Supper and numerous other sites. While in the area do not miss a visit to Bethlehem, Jesus’ birthplace and the site of the Church of the Nativity as well the Shepherd's Field.

 

 

 Cenacle - Last Supper Hall         Unction stone in Holy Sepulcher Church    

 

 

Traveling north will take you to  Nazareth where Jesus grew up. The magnificent Church of the annunciation is situated in Nazareth and many other churches in this fascinating city of religion, faith, holiness and spirituality.

 

Travelling further north, the most popular places for Christian visitors are the areas around the Sea of Galilee which include:-

The recently created hiking trail called in Jesus’ footsteps that runs from Nazareth to Capernaum.

Capernaum, “The town of Jesus”, where several churches and a museum celebrate the life and teachings of Jesus and the Mount of Beatitudes, the place of the Sermon on the Mount.

There is also Tabgha, the legendary site of the feeding of the five thousand (with five loaves and two fish), celebrated today by the Church of the Multiplication.

 

 

 

 Capernaum,         Tabgha  

 

 

There are many other wonderfully interesting sites and places to visit in all parts of Israel when on a Christian tour to the Holy Land.

 

Take a look at some of our sample itineraries for Christian Tours to the Holy land

 

 

 

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