What makes Immanuel Tours Different?

Since it’s beginning, Immanuel Tours has been a family-owned and operated company, taking personal interest and responsibility in providing our brothers and sisters in Christ with the utmost service as we introduce them to the home of their faith to explore its history, culture and learn how it all fits together to show a complete story of God’s grace.

Walking in their Footsteps: Choosing a Tour Company for your Pilgrimage to Israel

A trip to the Holy Land is several things: a remarkable Christian journey, an enjoyable adventure and a set of logistical challenges. But this challenge is worth it, as a journey to the Holy Land can not only be historically enlightening but also a joyous celebration of faith and an enrichment of the Christian life. Keep in mind, though, undertaking a visit to the Holy Land involves a set of important considerations. As a result, researching Israel tour companies is key to creating the experience that you want. 

What is the best tour company for Israel?

There are many Israel tour companies out there, but most tour companies in Israel do not support an explicitly Christian faith journey. We’ll discuss below what to expect from the best Israel tour companies and how you can make your journey to the Holy Land a fulfilling one. 

  • As a Christian family-owned company, we take your experience to heart, treating your travel as a ministry to our brothers and sisters in Christ.
  • We have an experienced staff that enjoy making your adventure of faith designed exactly like you desire.
  • We offer unique additional experiences* and packages that will make your travel truly memorable.
  • Our staff is multilingual and between us we are fluent in 5 different languages that include Hebrew, English, German, Norwegian and Danish, all with in-depth knowledge of Israel, tours and all the destinations you’ve dreamed of visiting.
  • Among the unique services we offer our groups is the establishment of contacts and meetings with local churches and messianic congregations across Israel as well as contacts with people from all walks of life in the Israeli society.

What is a Tour Package?

A tour package is a customized package that determines all aspects of your experience on a travel trip. There are several types of tour packages you can experience in Israel, each designed to meet your budget and travel needs. 

Normally, a typical Israel tour operator takes care of the lodging and travel needs for a group of travelers, visiting a set of planned locations and supporting the trip with fun activities, while dealing with the usual travel issues of visas and air travel. However, a faith journey involves special considerations, and Israel is like no other place in the world.

Israel Tour Package Options

The first step is to determine which tour package makes sense for you. A group tour package is the traditional option for many people, both for the fellowship and for the convenience of being guided to various sites in the Holy Land by professional tour guides.

The best Israel tour companies will plan your tour to fit the unique needs of your tour group. Israel tour options can be broken down into these broad types:

Group tours are the most traditional. These are done in a large luxury bus, which travels from site to site in comfort. This type of tour is what most people think of when they think of a vacation tour. A typical guided tours Israel company will provide tours of this kind.

Bike tours are for more adventurous people. In addition to the traditional site visits, biking can enable travelers and pilgrims to enjoy marketplaces, restaurants, and places of natural beauty that exist in the Holy Land, such as the Dead Sea or the Judean hills.

Finally, there are hiking and walking tours. These can include kibbutz visits, treks through Israel’s beautiful valleys during the spring, and excursions through locations of biblical importance. Most Holy Land tour operators strive to provide these unique experiences that can only be found in the Holy Land.

Israel Tour Expeditions and Experiences

Exploring the Holy Land can be an incredible adventure.  Here are two examples of the experiences that await you in the lands of the Bible:

The Jerusalem Underground

After visiting the Western Wall and Jesus’ tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, you can explore the underground tombs and winding tunnels under the Western Wall. It’s a great way to escape the heat. Plus, visiting places like Zedekiah’s Cave is an unforgettable activity for any visitor. 

Explore the Judean Desert

A jeep or bike tour of this historic locale is a great way to visit sites mentioned in the Bible During a tour here, you can explore The Masada Mountain ruins, Qumran National Park, and many other sites.

Getting Around Israel

As part of your tour planning, we’ll discuss the logistics of traveling from place to place. While our air-conditioned tour buses are standard, we’ll also arrange for rental cars and bikes to help you get around with your tour group.

Exploring your Christian Faith in Israel

A tour of the Holy Land is meant to be more than just a fun vacation trip. As a Christian tour company, we regard helping other Christians affirm their faith as part of the ministry we practice.

Religious services for your denomination, bible study, and opportunities for spiritual reflection and teaching are always available as part of our tour packages. Special lectures and opportunities for group observance at spiritually significant sites are built into our tours, too. It’s our sincerest wish that your faith is deepened and expanded by a rich pilgrimage experience.

Why Choose Immanuel tours?

Immanuel Tours offers personal attention with a tour operator assigned directly to you. As practicing Christians, we understand how important an Israel experience is for your group. Our duty as an Israel travel company is to make your Israel tour comfortable, inspiring, and educational. In addition, we feel our personal and fellowship-based approach makes us one of the best tour companies for Israel.

Immanuel Tours is Your Guide to the Holy Land

The best choice for a faith-based tour of the Holy Land starts by choosing an Israel tour company that embraces the Christian lifestyle. Immanuel Tours was founded and operated by followers of the Christian faith and as one of the best tour companies in Israel, we know we can make your journey to the Holy Land the best it can be. Contact us today to learn more about our Israel group tours.

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Read our Reviews!

  • Bob Lutz – San Clemente, CA

    I want to thank you for accommodating our group since we were only 14. And for giving us Yoni as a guide. You are fortunate to have him. He was so knowledgeable and entertaining. We LOVED him. And Dabash as our driver was excellent as well. Thank you for all your efforts. It was a memorable trip.

  • William AttawayWilliam Attaway

    I've taken groups to Israel with Immanuel Tours since 2009, and have been overwhelmed with their impressive operation. They take such great care of the groups that work with them, and I've never thought of talking with anyone else. They are, quite simply, the best! I highly recommend them to you!

  • Stephen GentryStephen Gentry

    We unfortunately did not get to take our tour with Immanuel tours due to the closing of Israel's border due to Coronavirus. However, you need to know that I have NEVER been treated as well by ANY company as we worked through the problem. Outstanding communication, always looking to take care of us and our needs. They legimately could have charged a cancellation fee, because they did all the work, but they waived all fees. Phillip ,Susan, and Carine are a delight to.work.with and we WILL use them we we are able to reschedule. Thank you Immanuel. Tours, you truly out the hospitable in hospitality.


    Thank you so much for the life changing experience. Our guide Yoni Simmons made all the difference. I believe Yoni is made for this. He made his narration so interesting! He was so knowledgable, patient, humble and caring. We could tell he loves what he is doing. He is a real minister of the word of God. If I have the opportunity I will recommend Immanuel Tours to other people and Yoni as a guide in particular.

  • RonnaRonna

    This was the trip of a lifetime! From start to finish everything ran smoothly and was so well organized. Israel is a beautiful country and I can’t imagine seeing it for the first time with anyone other than Immanuel Tours. Thank you so much for making our pilgrimage to the Holy Land such an incredible experience.

  • Marlene PeachyMarlene Peachy

    I can’t begin to thank you……..I mean that from the bottom of my heart.  I know I already have a larger group of people for next year, but these ones that came are forever changed.  They laughed, they cried (for joy) they were deeply moved and Matti and Abbott were spectacular.  They won’t stop thanking me!!!  They know you are the best!!!!  I was just a ride along and encourager.  Of course, they weren’t just  holiday travelers, they knew their Bible and were sincerely making a pilgrimage.  They just had no idea how wonderful it would be.  Thanks so very much!!!  I don’t know how to write Matti and Abbott to thank them, but please convey that for me.

  • Sandra Luttrell, Zola Tours ManagerSandra Luttrell, Zola Tours Manager

    Zola Tours has been hosting pilgrims in the Holy Land for over 35 years, teaching and revealing the Bible from a Messianic Jewish perspective, and Immanuel Tours has been our land agent for almost 20 of those years. Immanuel Tours staff and services are over-the-top excellent and professional; yet at the same time they treat their clients like family, with a personal touch! They oversee and ensure each part of our tours is handled with perfection and that we and they provide an everlasting, monumental, never-to-be-forgotten Holy Land experience for each of our pilgrims! We cannot sing their praises enough, and we give them the highest and most honored accolades and recommendation possible! If you are in need of the BEST land agent in Israel, PLEASE give them a chance to prove everything we say and believe about them!

    With warmest and sincerest blessings,

    Sandra Luttrell
    Zola Tours Manager

  • Pastor Doug ByrumPastor Doug Byrum

    My wife, Glenna and I have traveled to Israel 13 times, 11 of those with Immanuel Tours. They are simply the best. Reasons, they are family, they care about every aspect of your tour. If someone is hurt they will sit at the hospital. I consider everything they do to be first class. It truly is if you ask and it is possible they will make it happen. It is the only group my tours will travel with, I have used others, none this good. Give them a try, you won't be sorry, I promise...

  • Matt StoneMatt Stone

    Just got back from a Zola Levitt Israel tour and my wife and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Dror was our guide and Charlie was the driver. They both performed above expectations. We couldn't get enough of Dror's observations and knowledge. Charlie made the transportation logistics seem effortless, he was applauded multiple times navigating us around. A++

  • Lina OliverLina Oliver
     Thank you so much for a very well organized tour/pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Our guide, Asher, and our driver, David, were very nice & they were so great. Very knowledgeable too! It was a wonderful experience.  We hope to visit the Holy Land again with Immanuel Tours.
  • Maria SisonMaria Sison

    I was fortunate to join the Holy Land Pilgrimage provided by the Immanuel Tours and sponsored by Father Joel Lopez of Illinois, USA on November 6-14, 2013. I have to say that it is a once in a life time experience that has strengthened my faith and helped me grow spiritually and the memories of which I will treasure for the rest of my life. Father Joel was as good as it gets—so much fun to be with. I think that he will attract many pilgrims in the furure just by his personality.

    But of course the wonderful experience would not have been possible were it not for the presence of our driver David and out guide Asher Vaza. Asher has such love and passion for the history of Israel and the Jewish Faith and it showed whenever he spoke which was so captivating and always transformed us all to that amazing time. He has a vast knowledge of history which was very impressive. I’m old and have worked hard all my life and have gone to so many places and participated in many tours and have not encountered a guide as good and as moving as Asher. He is an asset to your company. Many in the group said that they will only recommend Immanuel tours of the Holy Land if Asher and David are on it. and We loved David and Asher. I do not think Father Joel will like another driver and guide aside from those 2. They work so well with each other and have such respect for each other that the whole group commented on it. Of course, that fact just added to make the experience even more enjoyable. Father Joel, David and Asher is a combination that is hard to replicate.

    On our last evening in Jerusalem I met The CEO of Immanuel Tours and his daughter Susan. It was very nice that they both came to meet us. We all appreciated that very much. The whole company and especially those 2 seem like the people I will want to have travel dealings with even in other places. You have a very respectable/trustworthy company and I will pray for your continued success. I know that you will bring more pilgrims to the Holy Land and beyond.

  • Greg and Katie HollowayGreg and Katie Holloway

    Our first experience with Immanuel Tours was over 10 years ago in 2006.  We have been using them ever since and can say the service level has never wavered.  They offer impeccable customer service, with such personal attention given to every detail.  We consider them not just our tour company but they have become our Israeli family.  We have been so blessed through them and highly recommend them.

  • Linda ArnoldLinda Arnold

    My first pilgrimage to The Promised Land was with Immanuel Tours and the entire trip exceeded my expectations. I liked it so much that my husband and I signed up for another tour the following year and took 5 family members with us! Okay, so if that wasn’t enough we signed up again this year and took 4 more friends! Yes, that is three years in a row!

    When I go back to Israel, I will only travel with Immanuel Tours. Outstanding guides, exceptional drivers, and first rate service. Immanuel Tours is truly excited to be a part of your incredible, experience in the Holy Land and care about every little detail.

  • TeresaTeresa

    We had the trip of a lifetime!!

    Thank you and our wonderful guide, Ilan! He is a fantastic guide. So knowledgeable and hard working. We learned so much from him. We are so very grateful to him!

    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip!! Many thanks to you and Ilan!

    We will continue to lobby for Israel here in the U.S. And will recommend Immanuel Tours to anyone going to Israel!



  • David ChaversDavid Chavers

    Immanuel Tours provided very personalized service to us. Two of our group flew in from Egypt ahead of the others by about 8 hours. The two were settled into the hotel, picked up by car by Susan herself and driven to the airport to meet the rest of the incoming group and ride the bus back to the hotel as a group. No extra charge, ''just part of it'' they told us. There were six employees on hand to meet us at the airport to make sure everything went smoothly.

    I could continue, but this email cannot do justice to the service and accommodations Immanuel Tours provided us. I guess the strongest statement I can make is that we are returning with another group this coming year. The thought of using someone else has not even crossed our minds. These people took care of business, and became our friends in the process.


  • GinaGina


    I must tell you I give both Immanuel Tours and Mordi my highest recommendation – Donna and I had an amazing trip. The personal service, hotels, attention to detail and most of all the flexibility of Mordi (he learned I like frozen coffees – so there was always a stop somewhere) to change up the itinerary when timing/location deemed necessary.

    Now a special word about Mordi – his knowledge and passion for Israel is so evident in his spirit it is a joy to spend time with him. He has a great sense of humor (which I’m sure he needed with us) and loved sharing his Jewish faith and Israeli heritage during our unending questions.

    Yoav – a note of thanks for all your help with our pilgrimage – I know you did all the legwork for the sites, hotels and details. It was flawless and we appreciate all your hard work. You’re the best!

    Again, thank you Immanuel Tours – it was a life changing experience and you made it happen.

    Next year, in Jerusalem!