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

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

From $111.08 per person

Explore the New Testament sites of Nazareth, Capernaum, the Jordan River, and the Sea of Galilee in a full-day tour from Tel Aviv. Experience millennia of history across the beauty of the Israeli countryside.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French
Pickup included
Pickup from main hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya and Bat Yam. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an Airbnb), the local partner will send you details of the closest pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore New Testament and Holy Land sites across Israel
  • See a historic region through its Christian heritage
  • Discover the lush countryside of the Galilee, Israel’s northern region, home to the Sea of Galilee
Full description
After pickup from hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya, and Bat Yam, 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.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Modest dress is required for holy sites
  • This tour is available with an English, Spanish, French, or German-speaking guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Well-guided trip by 2 older men in a modern minibus. During the trip a lot was told about our whereabouts and about the country. The stay at the individual stations was relatively short, but it was perfectly sufficient for us. The food (fish fillet) in the St. Peters restaurant was really great. Salad buffet, one of three main dishes and coffee for only 80 shekels. At the end of the trip, the two tour guides even tried to get us a free taxi so that we could safely get back to our accommodation from the central bus stop. Highly recommended!

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March 5, 2020

It was nice. We saw a lot in one day. The great thing is that you can almost be picked up at your own hotel and that very uncomplicated. CAUTION. IT'S NOT A PILGRIMAGE! We are very religious and wanted to have some time to pray for that we didn't get. :-(. But I have to remain objective and honest. It was still good. The guide was also very nice and talked a lot. You can't go wrong.

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February 17, 2020

We were in Churches, Capernaum, we saw the Sea of Galilee (it's a pity we only had 10 minutes to see them) Our guide was very eager to interest us - a very funny man, he knew the Bible. We had a very good time. The only downside was a very expensive and poor dinner at the same time, I didn't eat it.

February 12, 2020

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