About Us


Who Are We?

Genesis Tours is Israel’s leading Tour Operator for Christian Pilgrims from around the world. With an experience of more than 24 years as an industry leader, we combine Latin warmth with European and North American sophistication while offering our customers innovative, personalized, and unforgettable experiences in Israel and neighboring countries.


Genesis Tours was created in 1990 with a vision to serve and promote religious and pilgrim tourism to the Land of the Bible. In time, and as the work grew, we expanded our scope to other areas of professional tourism while maintaining our original commitment to introduce pilgrims from many nations, backgrounds, and interests to the biblical marvel of the land and the people of Israel.


As a reputable member of IATA (International Air Transport Association), Genesis Tours not only operates some of the most informative and fascinating ground tours for groups and individuals, but we also provide air travel services and creative vacation packages for local as well as international customers. Since the year 2000, we have been operating charter flights to Israel from different locations around the world to serve the unique needs of specialty groups.


Genesis Tours is led by Juan Fridman and Kurt Kaufman. Having gained a prominent place of professional excellence and impeccable reputation in the tour industry, the company enjoys the full support, partnership and guarantees of the Israel Ministry of Tourism and the Israel Association of Travel Agents. We constantly seek opportunities to promote Israel’s interests in general and those of the professional tourism industry in particular, with an unwavering dedication and focus on Christian and Pilgrim travels.

With an office in the USA and representatives in other nations throughout Europe and Latin America, our home office and administrative hub is located in the Kiryat Arie executive park outside Tel Aviv, Israel, which is the home of some of Israel’s most sophisticated and cutting edge high tech companies.


Innovative Tourism

As you consider your upcoming visit to the Land of the Bible, it is imperative that you partner with a resourceful, innovative, well organized, and competent Tour Operator. Whether this is your first visit to Israel or a sequel to previous tours, our commitment and goal is to ensure that your experience in Israel will be enjoyable, enlightening, heartwarming, and life changing.


Throughout the years of serving faith based groups from many persuasions and convictions including Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish and Muslim, we’ve learned to specialize and customize our tours to the unique needs and wants of each group during their journey of pilgrimage. The Bible comes alive in the ancient homeland, and God still speaks to the hearts of all those who humbly seek Him.

Led by experienced, competent, and attentive executives, Genesis Tours offers the dedicated services of a large team of Israeli professionals who provide personalized and hands on operations and guidance support to both groups and individuals. Our team will work with you, listen to your wishes, advise you on the different options available to you, customize the package that best suits you, and will always do its best to meet your highest expectations.


We’ve created several excellent and proven programs with a wide variety of characteristics and motifs fitting the diverse personalities of churches, denominations, and assemblies in the Christian world. Once you select your choice program, we will then customize it to your particular interests, timetable, and preferences in order to maximize your experience. We also offer specialty packages including archeological programs, desert adventure programs, geographically focused program, programs adapted for professionals, and a whole lot more. Just share your dream with us, and our team will help you take advantage of the best Israel has to offer.


Should you desire to explore other Middle Eastern locations while in Israel, we offer coordinated tours that include Egypt, Jordan and more through the excellent services of associated companies in those countries. 


Genesis Tours was designated “the official Tour Operator” for the visit of Pope John Paul II in the year 2000 when we brought and cared for 45,000 pilgrims from around the world during a 14 day remarkable operation! We were also honored to coordinate and operate the consequent visit of Pope Benedictus XVI in the year 2009 who visited Israel together with 8,000 pilgrims! Whether large or small, group or family, public or private, we are your partner for a successful and unforgettable Holy Land experience.


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