Welcome to Lower Galilee

Green, lush and chilly in winter (the perfect time for a hot-spring dip) and parched in summer (when you can beat the heat in the Sea of Galilee), this is where it's believed Jesus of Nazareth lived, preached and performed some of his most famous miracles. But these days even Nazareth is much more than a place of Christian pilgrimage – it now boasts one of Israel’s most sophisticated dining scenes. The shimmering Sea of Galilee (in Hebrew, the Kinneret), too, juxtaposes holiday pleasures with archaeological sites linked to Jesus’s ministry.

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$195 Cultural & Theme Tours

Biblical Galilee Small Group Tour

The tour starts at your Tel Aviv hotel and will further take you across the Biblical epic of the Jezreel Valley. You will visit Nazareth – the birthplace of Jesus Christ, Here you will see the Church of the Annunciation and the St. Joseph Church,  the church which was built over the workshop of Joseph the carpenter. You will also enjoy the view of the spring of Mary, You will pass in transit  Cana of Galilee, the place of the first miracle of Jesus Christ. You will continue through the Galilee to Yardenit – a place of ritual ablution in the waters of the sacred river Jordan. You will enjoy the views of the Sea of Galilee aka Kinnereth. You will drive through Tiberias, one of the most important cities in the Jewish history and in the Christian tradition. Our next stop will be at the The Church of Multiplication of Loaves and Pisces. We shall visit Biblical Capernaum – the birthplace of the apostle Peter, the site of most of the Savior's performed miracles. From here we shall take you back to Tel Aviv, to your hotel.

$41.11 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Round Trip from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport TLV to Nazareth City

Enjoy a comfortable and a private Round Trip Transfer from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) to Nazareth City and back to airport in an elegant and fully equipped Private Transfer with A/C. Up to 3 pax will be in Sedan Car, up to 7 in Minivan and up to 15 in Minibus.Our Chauffeurs will be waiting at the arrival lounge just after you pick up your luggage and hold up a sign showing the name of the lead passenger. If there is a problem finding our Chauffeurs please contact the phone number shown on your voucher. All incoming flights are monitored, so you are safe in case your arrival is delayed. In case of a cancelled flight, your transfer will be automatically cancelled, free of charge. This service is available 24/7, year-round.Your private Chauffeur speaks English and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about the city.We would appreciate if you provide us with your mobile or cell phone number in order to contact you in case of any change or if our Chauffeur can't see you at the meeting point. In the confirmation you will also receive our 24/7 emergency number, and in case of any query please do not hesitate to contact us.

$960 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Holy Land 5 days Galilee Stopover tour - Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights

Day 1: Ben Gurion Airport, JerusalemStart your amazing tour vacation in Israel with an airport transfer to your Jerusalem hotel. Day 2: Beit Shean, Nazareth and Safed.Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean, and visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites.Proceed to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and centre of Jewish mysticism, to visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony. Overnight in a kibbutz hotel in the Galilee. Day 3: Golan Heights and Sea of Galilee.Drive up to the Golan Heights passing by Banias, source of the Jordan River, former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages. Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process. Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’. Onwards to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee). Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight. Day 4: Acre, Haifa, Caesarea and Tel Aviv.After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa bay. Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”. End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa. Overnight in Tel Aviv.Day 5: Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for your departure flight.

$4399 National Geographic Journeys

Explore Israel & Jordan

Step into the ancient world of the Middle East on a two-week journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Discover life in Jerusalem on a dual-perspective walking tour with Israeli and Palestinian guides, explore the Roman ruins of Jerash, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and venture into the awesome and ancient city of Petra. Connect with the past while glimpsing contemporary life in this incredible region.

$2249.10 National Geographic Journeys

Israel and Beyond

Israel holds a unique place in the Middle East. With sacred sites central to three of humanity’s major religions, you could spend a lifetime exploring its wonders of history and culture. Look over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, stay at the Sea of Galilee, walk the ruins at Capernaum, and eat lunch at the home of a Palestinian family. Make your own pilgrimage to this beloved and complex place.


Highlights of Israel

A spiritual home to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, Israel occupies a unique place in Middle Eastern history. With sacred sites central to three of humanity’s major religions, you could spend a lifetime in Israel and never experience all of its wonders. This trip delivers you to the country’s top natural, historical and cultural treasures in style. From the historic seaport of Jaffa to the glittering desert jewel that is Jerusalem, you’ll always begin and end your day in the comfort of a well-appointed hotel. Hey, 'adventure' doesn’t always have to mean 'roughing it', right?