Welcome to Nazareth


According to the New Testament, it was in Nazareth (Al Naasira in Arabic, Natzrat or Natzeret in Hebrew) that the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to inform her that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God, an event known as the Annunciation (Luke 1:26–38).

Everything in Nazareth is open for business on the Jewish Sabbath (Friday night and Saturday). On Sunday, however, stores and most restaurants are closed.


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$92 Day Trips & Excursions

Nazareth, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee Day Tour from Tel Aviv

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictSea of Galilee Stop At: The Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Galilee, Northern DistrictVisit the Church of Annunciation Duration: 40 minutesStop At: St. Joseph Church, Nazareth, Galilee, Northern DistrictChurch of St. Joseph Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Church of the Multiplication, Capernaum, Galilee, Northern DistrictChurch of Multiplication Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictVisit Capernaum Duration: 40 minutesPass By: Mount Tabor, Kfar Tavor, Galilee, Northern DistrictSee Mt. Tabor (Transfiguration)Pass By: Tiberias, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictTiberias Stop At: Yardenit, Kinneret, Northern DistrictVisit the Baptism site on the Jordan River Duration: 40 minutes

$98 Day Trips & Excursions

Nazareth, Sea of Galilee Day Tour from Jerusalem

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictSea of Galilee Pass By: Tiberias, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictView of Tiberias Stop At: The Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Galilee, Northern DistrictVisit Church of Annunciation Duration: 40 minutesStop At: St. Joseph Church, Nazareth, Galilee, Northern DistrictVisit St. Joseph Church Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Mount Tabor, Kfar Tavor, Galilee, Northern DistrictPass by Mt. Tabor (Transfiguration) Stop At: Church of the Multiplication, Capernaum, Galilee, Northern DistrictVisit Church of Multiplication Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictVisit Capernaum, town of Jesus Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Yardenit, Kinneret, Northern DistrictVisit Yardenit, Baptism site on the Jordan River Duration: 40 minutes

$99 Shore Excursions

Haifa Shore Excursion: Nazareth and Galilee Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Haifa Port, Haifa, Haifa DistrictPickup directly from shipDuration: 5 minutesStop At: The Baha'i Gardens, Haifa, Haifa DistrictEnjoy the great views over the Baha'i GardensDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Galilee, Northern DistrictDrive through the city of NazarethDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Basilica of the AnnunciationVisit inside the churchDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Cana, Nazareth, Galilee, Northern DistrictSee the location of the first miracle of JesusStop At: Yardenit, Kinneret, Northern DistrictVisit the site of baptismDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Jordan River Village, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictSee the Jordan River at the tip of the sea of GalileeDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictSee the home of St. Peter Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Tabgha, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictVisit the site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Galilee, Northern DistrictDrive up for a panoramic view of the sea of GalileeDuration: 25 minutesStop At: Church of Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Galilee, Northern DistrictSee the traditional site of Jesus delivery of the Sermon on the MountDuration: 25 minutesStop At: Kibbutz Degania Alef, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictSubject to time we will also visit a kibbutzDuration: 20 minutes

$93 Day Trips & Excursions

Galilee Small-Group Biblical Sites Tour from Tel Aviv

Starting with pick-ups from your hotel in Tel-Aviv, begin the 2-hour drive north along the coastal highway towards Nazareth, passing along the way lush green landscapes and a wonderful view of the Mediterranean as well learning on the cities and places you will pass by as you prepare for the rest of the trip. The very first site you explore in the historic city of Nazareth where, according to the New Testament, Jesus spent most of his childhood is the Basilica of the Annunciation – a breathtaking church located in the center of the city and is believed to be built on the house of the Virgin Mary and Joseph, parents of Jesus.From there, a short walk to the nearby St. Joseph’s church - that stands where once Mary's husband Joseph lived and worked as a carpenter, a profession Jesus practiced as well.After basking in the glory and beauty of Nazareth, continue onwards with your trusted guide, through Kfar Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine, and onto the popular resort town of Tiberias, found on the shores of the Kinneret, otherwise known as the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the sea to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the excavated ancient synagogue where Jesus taught his disciples, and was near the home of some of his apostles. Continue to Tabgha , the site of the miracle of fish and loaves located at the foot of the Golan Heights.Travel south along the shore to reach Yardenit, where the Jordan River flows out of the sea of Galilee towards the dead sea. It is here that Jesus is said to have been baptized. Having followed in the footsteps of Christ, return to Tel Aviv.

$97.80 Private & Custom Tours

Nazareth, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee Private Tour from Jerusalem

Leave your centrally located Jerusalem hotel or prearranged location in a comfortable private vehicle and drive north to Nazareth, Jesus’ childhood home, in the Galilean hills. As you travel, chat to your guide about tailoring your itinerary to your interests, perhaps to spend more time at a particular site than another.Arrive in Nazareth and head to the old quarter as you learn how the town became a bastion of Christianity as the story of Jesus spread, resulting in several churches being built in its center. Decide on the sites you are keen to visit, perhaps focusing first on the Church of the Annunciation, built where the Virgin Mary was told of Jesus’ forthcoming birth by the Angel Gabriel. Then, visit the other nearby religious landmarks that interest you, such as the Church of St Joseph, said to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop.Next, continue to Kfar Kana, the town where Jesus is said to have turned water into wine at a wedding. Stop for photos at the Church of the Multiplication, the reputed site of the miracle, and then travel on to the Sea of Galilee.Stop in Tiberias and board a boat for a short trip on the lake, the scene of many biblical tales. As you cruise around the shores, hear the story of how Jesus walked on the waters.From here, head for Capernaum, where a set of ruins and churches mark the believed home of St Peter and a synagogue where Jesus taught. Inspect the relics and view the nearby Church of the Loaves and Fishes, held to mark the location where Jesus fed the 5,000.Drive on to Yardenit, where the Sea of Galilee flows into the Jordan River, and Christian pilgrims come to be baptized. Take in the scenes here and, if you want to be baptised (own expense), talk to your guide to see if it can be arranged during your stop.Your tour then ends with a hotel drop-off back in Jerusalem.Please note: The order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour

$700 Private & Custom Tours

Fully Inclusive Private Customized Israel Tour

You will start the day with a pick up from your hotel after breakfast. Then, drive to the first site of the day of your choice, whether that would be Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee or any site of interest. Along the way, stop whenever you would like for a coffee and restroom breaks. After visiting two sites with your guide, you will have lunch that would best reflect the local cuisine in that region. After lunch, continue to see the rest of the sites on your itinerary. At the end of your day, you will be returned back to your hotel. A daily tour is around 10 hours with a flexible starting time.