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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

$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

$103.33 Shore Excursions

Haifa to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Private Shore Excursion

Meet your private guide outside Haifa Port, and then travel east by air-conditioned minibus to Nazareth, roughly an hour away. The holy city, nestled into the Galilean Hills, is home to one of the most important shrines in Christianity – the Church of the Annunciation – where the Angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to the Virgin Mary.Head inside the basilica for a look around, and learn of the site’s significance as a Christian pilgrimage destination while admiring the architecture. Another sacred site – St Joseph’s Church – is nearby, so stroll over to it next with your guide and head inside. Built on the ground where Joseph of Nazareth's carpentry workshop is said to have stood, the church is fascinating to explore with a network of crypts beneath its main prayer hall.After walking around the church with your guide, leave Nazareth and continue your tour of the Holy Land by minibus. Pass through the tiny village of Cafa and stop for photos at the Church of the Multiplication on the banks of the Sea of Galilee. It was here that one of the New Testament’s most famous parables – the feeding of the 5,000 – took place.Continue around the foot of Mount Beatitudes to the ancient fishing village of Capernaum, and see the ruins of Jesus' much-celebrated synagogue on a walk with your guide. Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) and then travel onward toward the city of Tiberias on the Jordan River.Stop at the baptismal site of Yarendit, to walk along its sacred river banks and learn about the baptismal rituals that take place at the water’s edge. If you want to want to get baptized at Yarendit, simply speak to your guide to see if it can be arranged during the stop. After enjoying the tranquil ambiance of the site, hop back inside your minibus and start your journey back to Haifa Port where your day trip finishes.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Haifa Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$90.20 Private & Custom Tours

Tel Aviv to Nazareth, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee: Private Tour

Leave your centrally located hotel or prearranged pickup location in Tel Aviv, settle into your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your driver-guide, and travel north to Nazareth in the Galilean hills. On the way, hear how Nazareth is known as Jesus’ childhood home and boasts an old quarter filled with churches and biblical landmarks. As you travel, chat to your guide about customizing your itinerary to suit your interests, perhaps to spend more time at a particular site than another.When you arrive, visit the churches that most catch your interest. Most visitors focus on the modern Church of the Annunciation, where an underground cave is cited as where the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to announce Jesus’ forthcoming birth. See the grotto in question, and then choose to visit the other nearby churches or sites that interest you, such as the Church of St Joseph, held to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop.Next, pause in the town of Kfar Kana to take photos of the Church of the Multiplication, where Jesus is said to have turned water into wine. Then, travel on to the city of Tiberias on the banks of the Sea of Galilee.Enjoy a boat ride on the lake as you hear the story of how Jesus walked on its waters before continuing to Capernaum, where age-old ruins and churches mark the sites of Jesus’ ministry over 2,000 years ago. See the relics of St Peter’s house and a synagogue built where Jesus preached, and visit the Church of the Loaves and Fishes that marks the miraculous feeding of the 5,000. Finish at Yardenit, the holy baptismal site located on the Jordan River. Absorb 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.Later, return to Tel Aviv and end your tour with a hotel drop-off.Please note: The order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour

$1350 Cultural & Theme Tours

Holy Land Tour - 7 nights

ItineraryDay 1: Thursday - Tel AvivPass By: Moshe Barak - Israel Taxi - Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv DistrictThe beginning of your journey in the Holy Land. Upon arrival, you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Tel AvivDay 2: Friday - Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / TiberiasStop At: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictPick up from the hotel. We drive for a short visit to the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hilltop. We drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee. Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in TiberiasDay 3: Saturday - Sea of GalileeStop At: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictStart the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. On to Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles. We ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley. Next, we will visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site, located along the Jordan River, south of the Sea of Galilee then returns to Tiberias for another lovely night in town.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in TiberiasDay 4: Sunday - Nazareth / Jordan River / Beit Shean / JerusalemStop At: The Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Galilee, Northern DistrictThis morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake. Continue to Jerusalem, to check-in to the hotel.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in JerusalemDay 5: Monday - Masada & Dead SeaStop At: Masada National Park, Masada, Dead Sea RegionThrough remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea, we continue to Masada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bath-house and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you will see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral-rich, water. Return to Jerusalem for an overnight.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in JerusalemDay 6: Tuesday - JerusalemStop At: HaBait HaAtik - Ein Karem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictStart the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born. Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.Visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return to your Jerusalem hotel.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in JerusalemDay 7: Wednesday - JerusalemStop At: Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictEnter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. Back to your hotel for overnight.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in JerusalemDay 8: Thursday - DeparturePass By: Moshe Barak - Israel Taxi - Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv DistrictWe will take you back to the airport for your flight back home.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.