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7 Must-Visit Christian Sites in Israel

7 Must-Visit Christian Sites in Israel

Each and every year thousands of tourists embark on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a desire to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Israel is the ultimate destination for anyone seeking a connection to the roots of their faith, as it is abundant with both Old and New Testament sites. Here is a […]

Archaeologists Restore Second Temple Ancient Tiles

New Discovery: Archaeologists Restore Second Temple Ancient Tiles

  Archaeologists are excited to announce that for the first time since it’s destruction over 2,000 years, successful reconstruction of the Herodian Second Temple has begun! They are literally starting from the ground up and have begun to piece together tile fragments from the ornate stone floors that once covered the holy temple’s courtyard. The […]

Top 10 wineries in Israel

Top 10 Wineries in Israel

Israel is the land flowing with milk, honey and wine. You will find approximately 300 wineries (in a country about the size of New Jersey, mind you), Israel has captured the attention of wine connoisseurs around the world. Considering that 20 years ago there were fewer than 10 wineries in the entire country, it is […]

Caesarea Beach

Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Israel

The amazing food, vibrant culture, as well as fascinating historical and biblical sites are what make tourists flock to the Holy Land during the summer months. But did you know that Israel can also be a great vacation destination for relaxing and soaking up sun? Since Israel is blessed with three seas, travelers will have […]

Goliath cemetery found

Still searching for Goliath-sized remains in the newly discovered Philistine cemetery!

After 30 years of dedication to an excavation site in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, archaeologists have finally struck gold- or bone to be more precise. Archaeologists believe they have discovered the first known Philistine cemetery. An exciting new discovery has been made in the Israeli city of Ashkelon. Archaeologists believe they may have found […]

St. Peter's Fish

St. Peter’s Fish

The new addition to our line of Israel tours is the “Roots of your Faith II” tour, which is a continuation tour designed for second time travelers. One of the delightful new experiences included in this tour is the “St. Peter’s Fish” lunch! After a busy morning of visiting sites in the Galilee Region, we […]

Baha’i Gardens

10 Best Things to do in Haifa and Akko

Directly east of the Sea of Galilee in Northern Israel is the beautiful port city of Haifa and the nearby ancient city of Akko, also known as Acre. While they do not contain as many Biblical sites as other areas of the country, they certainly have their own charm and still manage to draw thousands […]

This is the Nazareth Village in Israel

7 Places to Visit in Israel for Second Time Travelers

It’s amazing the number of holy sites that absolutely cannot be missed when traveling to Israel, but how about second time travelers? There are so many wonderful sites that are worth returning for. It would take several months of visiting Israel to stop at every significant site and since the average person will not have […]

Tel Aviv Greeters

5 Things to Do in Israel for Free

For many of us, money (or lack thereof) is the main reason we don’t travel anymore. And while America Israel Tours offers 5 star hotels, luxury transportation, and amazing food at an unbeatable price, some people can end up blowing their budget on extra activities during their free days. We will be sharing tips on […]

My Favorite Sites in Israel by Christina Peters

My Favorite Sites in Israel by Christina Peters (AIT Travel Specialist)

After years of dreaming of visiting Israel, I recently had the opportunity to join the Roots of Your Faith tour! As I sat on my flight home and began to look back on the journey, I was struck by how astonishing it is that a country so small can have such an abundance of historically, […]

A Medieval Experience in Acre

A Medieval Experience in Acre

During the day, visitors can enjoy a museum dedicated to the knights of the Crusades and shop for medieval goods produced by artisans in the traditional fashion.

Petra Street View added to Google maps

Google adds the ancient city of Petra to the list of landmarks included in Street View

Google continues to expand the range of its Street View Google Maps project and this fascinating video shows you their new addition to Google Maps, Petra! The first Google Street View project in the Arab world was closely organized with Queen Rania of Jordan and she also narrated the promo video.

Major find in Acra

A Major Find in Israel: The Ancient Greek Fortress of Acra

Israel certainly has seen a boom in significant archaeological discoveries within the past year and this month the Israel Antiquities Authority has revealed yet another major find! The ancient Greek Fortress of Acra was built by King Antiochus Epiphanes in 168 BCE in order to control the population of Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple after the Maccabean Revolt.

This is the Herodian Water Channel

New Ancient Discovery in Jerusalem Recently Opened to Visitors

The Western Wall is arguably the most important archaeological site in Israel. As the focal point of Israeli archaeology, new discoveries are found periodically. However, the latest find has been particularly exciting to archaeologist and tourism alike.

This is the Neot Kedumim

Neot Kedumim: Bringing the Biblical Landscape to Life

Neot Kedumim is a biblical nature reserve that allows visitors to experience the landscape and nature of the Bible. While the natural beauty of the reserve is certainly impressive, the significance is much greater than surface level. The 624 acre reserve helps visitors further understand the biblical text in its original context by bringing the […]

Tips on traveling to Israel from Noam Matas, CEO of America Israel Tours

Tips on traveling to Israel from Noam Matas, CEO of America Israel Tours

Noam Matas is the CEO of America Israel Tours and has years of experience in the travel industry. Noam was recently interviewed by Word Travels and he answered a few questions about traveling to Israel.

This is the Pool of Siloam in Israel

New Discoveries are still made in the Holy Land

Of all the destinations visited by Christian pilgrims, the Holy Land where Jesus walked 2000 years ago might seem the least likely to offer something new. Pilgrims have been treading a path to holy sites since the early Christian centuries, and biblical archaeologists have been digging for 170 years.

This is the The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu

The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Mt. Zion Jerusalem – A New Site Added to Our Holy Land Journeys

We are announcing the addition of the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu located on Mt. Zion Jerusalem to our Holy Land tour packages. This important landmark for the Christian faith is believed to be the location of Caiaphas’ house, the setting for Peter’s denial of Jesus on the night of his trial.

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