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From Haifa: Guided Day Trip to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee

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Activity provider: Bein Harim Israel Tours

From Haifa: Guided Day Trip to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee

Activity provider: Bein Harim Israel Tours

From US$ 120 per person

Join a day trip from Haifa port to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee with a guide. Visit biblical sites like the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, and Yardenit Baptismal Site along the Jordan River.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • See Nazareth’s iconic churches, St. Joseph’s Church, and the Annunciation Church
  • Time permitting, you may be baptized in the Jordan River at Yardenit
  • Enjoy Galilee's scenery with rolling hills overlooking the Sea of Galilee
  • You’ll be returned to the cruise port in Haifa and your cruise ship
Full description
After being met by your guide at the Haifa cruise port you will take a pleasant drive north to Galilee. The journey takes you past the Jezreel Valley, known as biblical Armageddon. Our first stop is in Nazareth where Jesus spent the first years of his life. Tour the magnificent Church of Annunciation that marks the site where Mary first learned of her future son. Then explore the 1st-century grotto dwelling under Saint Joseph’s Church. According to tradition, Mary, Joseph, and their son Jesus may once have lived here. As the tour leaves Nazareth we see Mary’s Well then continue past Kfar Kana, the biblical town of Cana. Here Jesus changed water into wine. The tour takes you to the edge of the Sea of Galilee, and the Mount of Beatitudes. Here you can picture Jesus preaching to his followers. Visit the Beatitudes Church that looks out over the Sea of Galilee. The tour continues to Tabgha, a small village by the water. Here we tour the Multiplication Church where Jesus miraculously shared five loaves and two fish between thousands of followers. The next stop is in Kfar Nachum (Capernaum). This is where Jesus spent most of his ministry. After a lunch break at a Galilee restaurant, we stop on the banks of the River Jordan, at Yardenit. If there is enough time you may be baptized at this traditional baptismal site. The tour makes its way south passing the twin peaks of the Horns of Hattin, where Saladin famously defeated the Crusaders in 1187. At the end of the tour, you’ll be returned to the port in Haifa in time to board the cruise ship and continue your adventure.
  • Transportation from cruise port in Haifa
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

As you disembark from the cruise ship in Haifa port you will be met by your tour guide with a sign saying “Bein Harim”.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • When making your booking it is important to include the name of your ship and the scheduled arrival time (docking).
  • The above itinerary is planned for a 9-hour Sea of Galilee and Nazareth tour from Haifa port with an 08:00 pick-up time and 17:00 drop-off time.
  • If the ship docks in Haifa later than the scheduled time, we will adjust the pick-up time.
  • We are obligated to get you back to the cruise ship for its scheduled departure. In order to do this, day tours starting from Haifa cruise port later than 8:00 will be shortened and may not consist of all the sites mentioned above.
  • This tour is only for passengers arriving in Haifa on cruise ships.
  • This tour involves walking so please wear comfortable shoes. This tour is not advisable for people with limited mobility.
  • There are no sites requiring admission fees in the typical itinerary for this tour.
  • Occasionally we cannot visit specific sites due to limited accessibility, security issues, holiday festivities, etc.
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A wonderful day ended with the sun setting over the Sea of Galilee and standing in the river Jordan. A personal highlight was being asked by our guide Jossi to read Matthew 5:3-10 at the Mount of the Beatitudes. So many highlights in a very full day. Eating ‘Peter Fish’ was another. Our group of 16 strangers became friends over the day and all had great fun. A slight delay with the bus due to Port security some how added to the camaraderie. Thank you.

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November 9, 2022

It was well worth it. Our guides were excellent (Ofir and friend). The downside is the air conditioning was not working properly and it was a long trip. Also no choice of eating places or shopping places. The Kibutz was not very appetizing and the shop was expensive

November 22, 2022

The guide was very professional and friendly José Héctor Gómez

November 18, 2022

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