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From Jerusalem: Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Tour

1. From Jerusalem: Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Tour

Enjoy a day exploring some of the most significant holy sites in Israel on an excursion by bus from Jerusalem. The guided tour sets out from the city early in the morning and drives along the scenic coast via Tel Aviv and the plain of Armageddon to Nazareth. Arrive in Nazareth and visit St. Joseph’s Church and the Church of the Annunciation. The largest Roman Catholic church in the Middle East, the Church of the Annunciation is, according to tradition, the scene of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary.  Continue onwards via Kafr Kanna to view the Mount of Beatitudes and Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha. Set on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, you will stop to view the sea, and continue to the nearby ruins of the ancient synagogue of Capernaum. Visit Tiberias on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, considered one of the 4 Holy Cities of Judaism, along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed. Drive to the Jordan River at Yardenit, where guests are invited to receive an optional baptismal service. Return to Jerusalem via a scenic route that takes in views of Mt. Tabor, the site of the transfiguration.

From Tel Aviv: Jordan River, Nazareth, & Sea of Galilee Tour

2. From Tel Aviv: Jordan River, Nazareth, & Sea of Galilee Tour

After pickup from hotels in Tel Aviv, your tour begins with an air-conditioned drive to Nazareth. Hear tales of the city, known as the childhood home of Jesus, and its important role in the Christian faith. See the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary in Christian scripture, and the Church of St Joseph, believed to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Continue through the village of Kafer Kana, identified as the site where Jesus transformed water into wine, and arrive at the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest freshwater lake. Pass the Church of the Multiplication, and explore Capernaum on the shores of the sea. View the ruins of the synagogue that stood where Jesus taught and see the modern church that sits over St. Peter’s house, where Jesus is believed to have stayed.  Pass through the waterfront city of Tiberias and arrive in Yardenit, a sacred baptism site on the Jordan River. Admire this idyllic spot and enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Tabor, known to Christians as the Mount of Transfiguration, before your tour ends back in Tel Aviv.

From Jerusalem: Jordan River, Nazareth & Sea of Galilee Tour

3. From Jerusalem: Jordan River, Nazareth & Sea of Galilee Tour

Discover religious sights from the New Testament on this guided day trip from Jerusalem. Travel by air-conditioned coach to sights like the Church of the Annunciation, the Church of St Joseph, the village of Kafer Kana, and the Yardenit baptism. Depart from your hotel in central Jerusalem and travel to Nazareth by air-conditioned bus. Listen to stories about the city, known as the birthplace of Mary and the childhood home of Jesus, and learn about its importance in Christianity. Upon arrival, visit some of Nazareth’s key religious sites. Discover the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary. See the Church of St Joseph, believed to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Continue through the village of Kafer Kana, the site where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine, and arrive at the Sea of Galilee. Pass the Church of the Multiplication and explore Capernaum, before continuing to the ruined synagogue where Jesus taught. See the modern church built over St Peter’s house, and pass through Tiberias to arrive at the Yardenit baptism site on the Jordan River. On the return journey, enjoy beautiful views of Mount Tabor, before your tour ends back at your hotel.

From Nazareth: Sea of Galilee & Golan Heights

4. From Nazareth: Sea of Galilee & Golan Heights

In the morning, hop into a minivan and drive from Nazareth to the shore of the Middle East’s largest freshwater lake, the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, an ancient fishing village rumored to have been home to Saint Peter, and the Mount of Beatitudes, known for Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, where a beautiful Franciscan chapel now stands. Then, drive through the green Galilee landscape to the Banias Nature Reserve. Hike a short while along the stream and see the roaring waterfall, where Jesus is said to have been told that he was the Messiah by word of Peter. Afterwards, explore local flavors with a visit to a boutique winery in Odem. Sample their wines and learn about their special wine-making process. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before heading to Mount Bental, where you can take in a vast panorama of neighboring Israeli and Syrian territories. You’ll have a chance to visit the 1973 Yom Kippur War’s battle site, replete with bunkers and trenches. Depending on the season, you’ll finish your day with a refreshing swim at a full facility beach at the Sea of Galilee before heading back to Nazareth.

Private Customizable Guided Tour to Nazareth and Galilee

5. Private Customizable Guided Tour to Nazareth and Galilee

Begin with a pickup in the morning from your hotel in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, or anywhere else in central or northern Israel. If you are coming by cruise ship you will be picked up from the Haifa port as you exit the ship. After pickup, just explain what you would like to do or what your interests are and you will be taken to all the places that you want to see. If you are interested in particular sites of interest to Christianity, you will be provided with an expert guide who will take you to all the main sites. Discover the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, Capernaum, and the Mount of Beatitudes. If you are more interested in Judaism, an expert guide will take you to Tzippori, the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Safed, and much more depending on your arrival location. Whatever you want to do, you are the boss and we are at your service. Enjoy a full-day of travelling in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Languages other than English can be arranged as well. See you in the holy land!

From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth, and More Tour

6. From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth, and More Tour

Start your day with pickup from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Visit Nazareth and the impressive Basilica of Annunciation for a tour of the church and the old city of Nazaret. Continue towards the Sea of Galilee and pass Cana, the site of Jesus’s first miracle of turning water into wine. Visit ancient Capernaum, located at the foot of the Mount of Beatitudes and see the Church of Multiplications. Finally, visit Yardenit Baptismal site at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee, one of the possible sites of Jesus’ baptism. Explore this vibrant site that welcomes hundreds of thousands of pilgrims yearly who flock to the waters of the Jordan river. Return to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem with a suite of unforgettable memories and wonderful impressions.

From Jerusalem: Nazareth, Mount Tabor & Sea of Galilee

7. From Jerusalem: Nazareth, Mount Tabor & Sea of Galilee

Embark on a tour that leads you through the life of Christ. See where some of the most important events from the New Testament took place. On this tour, you’ll get to see the places where Jesus spent a significant amount of time. Contrary to popular belief, the amount of time Jesus spent in Jerusalem relatively short in comparison to the time he spent in Galilee and the pastoral fisherman village of Capernaum. Begin your tour by being picked up from your hotel in Jerusalem. Drive north to Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. Visit the Church of Annunciation, which was built on the house of the Virgin Mary, where the angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced that she would conceive and bear the Son of God, Jesus. Enter the Church of St. Joseph, which according to early tradition was built on top of the carpentry workshop of Joseph, father of Jesus. Journey east and ascend Mt. Tabor. Enjoy a magnificent view of the Jezreel Valley. Stop by the Church of the Transfiguration, the traditional site of the transfiguration of Jesus. Continue eastwards to the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit Tabha, the site of the miracle of the loaves and fish. Pass by the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave his Sermon on the Mount. Visit Capernaum, a 2000-year-old Jewish fishing village that was the center of Jesus’ messianic work. Known as “his town,” Jesus spent a substantial part of his life here healing the sick, preaching in the synagogue, and performing miracles. Afterward, return to Jerusalem.

From Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth & Mount Tabor Tour

8. From Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth & Mount Tabor Tour

Start the tour by driving north from Jerusalem towards Nazareth, the Galilean childhood home of Jesus. Visit the Church of Annunciation, built to celebrate the announcement by Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. Also make a stop at St Joseph's Church, built where the carpentry workshop of Joseph, father of Jesus, used to be. After this, drive eastwards and ascend Mount Tabor for a magnificent view of the Jezreel Valley. Visit the Church of the Transfiguration, the traditional site of the transfiguration of Jesus. Continue eastwards to the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit Tabgha, the site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and fish’. Next, pass by the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place and visit Capernaum, a 2000-year-old Jewish fishing village that was the center of Jesus’ messianic work. Find out how, known as 'his town', Jesus spent a substantial part of his life here – healing the sick, preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles. At the end of the day, return to Jerusalem.

From Tel Aviv, Netanya & Herzliya: Biblical Highlights Tour

9. From Tel Aviv, Netanya & Herzliya: Biblical Highlights Tour

The Biblical relics of Israel are worthy of your pilgrimage. Today, you'll visit many of the most iconic sights, and walk in the footsteps of these mythological figures. Departing from Tel Aviv, you will drive along the Costal Road through the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth. Here, where Jesus spent his childhood, you will have the chance to explore the Church of the Annunciation as well as the Church of St. Joseph. These two marvelous structures will awe you with their historical importance in the world. Next, we'll head to the lovely resort town of Tiberias, where you can relax a bit before driving along the Kineret Lake to visit Capernaum. Here, the ancient ruins of the synagogue where Jesus taught are still standing, and again you can feel the power of the place. After a tour, we'll head to Tabgha, famous for its wondrous story of Jesus making five loaves and two fish able to feed thousands. Here in the foot of the Golan Heights, you can wonder what those ancient times might have looked like as you snap some pictures and get ready to continue along your way. Finally, we'll head to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site where the Jordan River leaves the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea. It's a beautiful land filled with wonders, and we'll make sure you have plenty of time to learn and enjoy before returning to our point of departure.

Jesus' Footsteps Tour: Biblical Highlights from Jerusalem

10. Jesus' Footsteps Tour: Biblical Highlights from Jerusalem

Israel has been home to some of the most influential thinkers in human history. Today, you can explore the homeland of Jesus in an exciting and revelatory day trip from Jerusalem. You will depart from Jerusalem on the coastal road through the lower Galilee. Once you arrive in Nazareth, you will walk the same streets that Jesus did as a child and young adult, forming his ideas on life and humanity. Your guide opens the world to you as you explore the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Both are pilgrimage sites that you will be humbled by. From here we head on to Kana and the lovely resort town of Tiberias. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for lovely landscapes including the Capernaum – an ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. We will then continue to Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, right at the foot of the Golan Heights. This area leads to the Baptismal site where the Joran River and Sea of Galilee meet to flow into the Dead Sea.

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Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Our tour was great. Our guide was very funny, very knowledge and shared so much history with us on the tour. We got to see so many amazing sights throughout the tour. It was an excellent tour, I would highly recommend it.

Relaxed tour. The guide was knowledgeable and gave you time to explore for yourself. Restaurant at lunchtime wasn't really my thing, otherwise recommended.

Very nice guide - Joseph! Great bus driver. It wasn't that much time at the sights, but it was enough for us. Have a nice tour!

Very nice day of discovery with a very good organization and a very professional and friendly guide

More than expected, the guide was extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend.