In Footsteps of Scripture

We met up with Ansophie and her husband at the end of their 10-day spiritual tour of Israel and the Holy Land. They flew to Israel from Johannesburg, South Africa, on a direct flight with ElAl Israel Airlines.

As you can hear, Ansophie felt much more connected to Scripture after exploring the Holy Land. She and her husband walked along paths that are described in the Old and New Testaments. The bible came alive under their feet! She makes the additional point that touring is an uplifting experience, but a tiring one as well. Her advise is to come to the Holy Land when you are young and fit. But clearly, not everyone can do that. When you tour the Holy Land on a private guided tour, the pace is set according to the client’s preference. Some people pack all the holy sites into eight days, while others spread out the trip over more days – and take it slow and steady.

At the end of the trip, many tourists opt to visit Eilat for a few days of rest and relaxation on the shores of the Red Sea. Eilat is an excellent scuba diving location, with full services available to beginner and experienced divers. Snorkeling among the coral reefs is an activity for the entire family. Eilat is also the gateway to Petra, Jordan, and many visitors include a one or two day visit to this ancient Nabatean capital, a UNESCO site.


Judy Isaacson is the founder of, a unique travel planning service for self-drive trips in Israel. Her passion for sourcing Israel's best accommodations to suit specific client requirements, as well as treats for foodies from Israel's famed open-air markets: olive oil, goat cheese, spices, and wines to include in Holy Land tours, delivers a very special experience to visitors. Co-founder and publisher of the online magazine, @The Source Israel, her hobby is finding unexpected Israeli delights. As travel planners for visitors to Israel who prefer private self-drive tours instead of group travel, we include intriguing places to stay, adventure expeditions, meet the artist sessions, tours of ethnic communities, ocean kayaking, cave crawling, star gazing, hot air ballooning, and literary tours.