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Must-Return-To Sites in Israel

Icon May 14, 2020
Icon By Shai Navon
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Here at Gordon Tours, we’ve journeyed with travelers all over Israel, visiting the country’s most notable natural and historical sites.  While the Holy Land offers plenty of both natural beauty and sites of religious significance, there are some destinations that consistently leave visitors wanting more. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular stops on our tours – the ones for which one visit just simply isn’t enough.  Here are the places that were most popular amongst our tourists, the ones they keep wanting to come back to.

Qasr al-Yahud

This unassuming stretch of the Jordan River is, in fact, the third holiest site in all of Christianity.  Qasr al-Yahud marks the spot where Christ was baptized by John the Baptist, marking the spiritual birth of the son of God.  Any visitor to this section of the Jordan River’s shore will experience the tangible spiritual pull of the area, which must play a part in its status as one of the most popular tourist locations that we at Gordon Tours visit. Several ancient churches used to reside on the banks of the river, leaving behind stunning archaeological mosaic art. Visitors seeking baptism in the Jordan will descend stairs in a cross-shaped pool for an astounding landmark experience, a not-to-be-missed part of your Christian journey.

Qasr al-Yahud
Qasr al-Yahud
Qasr al-Yahud

Sea of Galilee 

Known as the Kinerret in Hebrew, the Sea of Galilee is an integral location for Biblical history. Aside from being the body of water upon which Jesus walked, the lakeside towns surrounding the Sea of Galilee are the settings of numerous miracles by Christ. Gorgeous and serene, the Sea of Galilee ranks as one of our most popular destinations and is worth visiting during any season.

Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee

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Banias

One of Israel’s best-kept secrets, Banias Falls Park and Banias Springs Park embody astounding natural and archaeological sites and artifacts. The trails of these parks feature Israel’s biggest waterfall, as well as ancient Roman bridges and ruins, walls and moats from the Crusader era, and a hot spring built by the Syrians. Visitors get to experience a still-operational flour mill, powered by water. The Banias represents some of the most stunning natural sights in all of Israel, and always leaves travelers wanting more.

Banias
Banias

Golan Heights

The Golan Heights, in the north of Israel, is essentially the Tuscany of the Holy Land. Lush and verdant, the high-altitude area offers scenic panoramas and stunning vistas. Populated by orchards, vineyards, and cropland, the Golan Heights keep visitors coming back for more with its authentic agricultural experiences, famous vineyards and picturesque landscape.

Golan Heights
Golan Heights
Golan Heights

Herein lies the magic of the Holy Land; Once-in-a-lifetime destinations keep calling you back for more. Any visit to Israel begets more visits to Israel, offering spiritual succor and endless inspiration to all travelers.

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