The Best Biblical Sites in Israel

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Leading Christian voices identify their favorite sites in Israel

As the pioneer of Christian travel, we bring travelers together with renowned Bible teachers and faith-based artists on exceptional Israel tours. We strive to cultivate once-in-a-lifetime experiences that draw believers closer to God by giving them a firsthand understanding of Scripture.

These are some of the best biblical sites in Israel that our ministry partners return to time and time again.

Caesarea by the Sea (David Jeremiah)

Large group worshiping and praying in the Roman Amphitheater at Caesarea Maritima.
Inspiration Travelers Worshiping at Caesarea Maritima

This ancient Roman city is where the gospel first came to the Gentiles. Peter preached his first sermon to the Gentiles, as described in Acts 10, and baptized Cornelius and his household. 

Southern Steps (Chuck Swindoll)

Large group waving from the Southern Steps of the Temple in Jerusalem.
Inspiration travelers on the Southern Steps of the Temple in Jerusalem

Located at the Temple Mount, Jesus stood on these exact steps 2,000 years ago while teaching the crowds in Jerusalem. Ancient Jewish worshipers would ascend these steps to enter the Temple. We can’t help but worship here as well.

Megiddo (Robert Jeffress)

Group of people on Mount Megiddo overlooking the valley below
Mount Megiddo

This site in the Jezreel Valley of northern Israel is mentioned in Revelation 16:16 as the location of the final battle of the end times. From Mount Megiddo, travelers can look over the valley and consider the future—and the truth of Bible prophecy.

Sea of Galilee (Tony Evans)

Sailboat full of passengers sailing in the Sea of Galilee.
Sea of Galilee boat ride

Galilee is one of Israel’s most beautiful places—the numerous beach resorts make this evident—and Jesus also spent His public ministry along these shores. In Galilee, He proclaimed the Good News, healed the sick, and calmed the wind and waves.

Mount of Olives (Kay Arthur)

Group of people reading their bibles outside Dominus Flevit church.
Inspiration Travelers at Dominus Flevit

Jesus wept over the city from this spectacular viewpoint overlooking Jerusalem. Beyond the amazing views, this location holds deep prophetic significance: Jesus will return here in the last days to rule in glory.

Garden Tomb (Michael W. Smith)

Small group praying before taking communion in the Garden Tomb.
Inspiration travelers taking communion in the Garden Tomb garden

Some historians believe this tomb, discovered in the 19th century, to be where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Today this reverent, peaceful garden is a perfect location to worship or receive communion with your group.

Magdala (Priscilla Shirer)

Group of people touring a first-century synagogue site in Magdala.
First-century synagogue excavation site in Magdala

God’s Presence is Everywhere

The best biblical sites in Israel are the places that have a profound change on your heart as a believer. These are some of our favorites, but God’s presence can be felt in every corner of the Holy Land. 

If you’ve been to Israel before, what location had the biggest impact on you?

If you haven’t, it’s time to discover what God has in store for you on your journey of faith to the Holy Land.