Private Day to The Sea of Galilee and Nazareth From Tel Aviv
The Galilee is at the very heart of Jesusʼ life. Here, weʼll retrace his steps and, through the land, focus our attention on the landmarks that have shaped his path and have laid the foundations for the essence of the Christian faith. After all, it is not for nothing that the Galilee has often been referred to as ‘Jesus Landʼ.
Weʼll begin our journey by driving up north through beautiful, green landscapes. While on our way, weʼll have the opportunity to see the distinguished Valley of Isra-El, more widely known as the ‘Valley of Armageddonʼ. This is believed to be the future site for the final battle at the End of Times.
Such a spiritual journey can only have one place as its first stop: the city of Nazareth. The childhood village of Jesus, where he spent most of his short life, is full of meaning for millions of Christian followers worldwide. A good place for us to start exploring this is the remarkable Church of Annunciation, built at the very spot where, according to tradition, the archangel Gabriel had announced the upcoming birth of Jesus to his mother, Mary, while informing her of the role he will be fulfilling for all humankind.
Right next door to it, weʼll find the Church of St. Joseph. Here, according to tradition, stood both Josephʼs house and his carpentry workshop.
Beholding this humble beginning will allow us a glimpse into how Jesusʼ childhood environment was shaped. Weʼll then head onwards from this mountainous city to The Sea of Galilee. On the way, weʼll briefly pass through Cana, where Jesus performed the first of many miracles, known as the Wedding (or the Wine) Miracle.
A very significant stage in Jesusʼ life awaits us right ahead, on the Mount of Beatitudes. This is where the famous and quintessential Sermon on the Mount was delivered. Weʼll visit the beautiful church that the architect Antonio Barluzzi had built eighty years ago and weʼll try to understand together why this place, more than any other, is so important to all of the different Christian denominations.
As the blue waters of the Sea of Galilee shimmer in the sun, beckoning us, weʼll make our way to Tabgha which lies on the seaʼs shore. This is the wonderful backdrop to our visit at the Church of the Multiplication, where Jesus performed the notable miracle of the Loaves and Fishes.
Our main stop for the day, however, is Capernaum. Not only is this the village where Jesus spent three years of his life, residing in the house of St. Peterʼs mother-in-law, but itʼs also where he took a step that most people will describe as cardinal, the setting up of his own ministry.
Our day will be concluded with an enjoyable stay at the unique River Jordan baptismal site known as Yardenit. This spot, where the Jordan River departs the Sea of Galilee on its way to the Dead Sea, will allow us to get an idea of what it was like for Jesus, as well as many others who came to the river, to be baptised by John the Baptist. Should we have the time, weʼll make a quick stop in the vicinity of Kibbutz Degania. In this place, immortalised in Israeli poetry, weʼll recount the story of the kibbutzim movement, which has no parallel outside of Israel.
- Focus our attention on the landmarks that have shaped Jesus's path
- Have the opportunity to see the distinguished Valley of Isra-El
- Visit Nazareth - The childhood village of Jesus
- Take a glimpse into how Jesusʼ childhood environment was shaped
- Make your way to Tabgha which lies on the seaʼs shore
- Get an idea of what it was like for Jesus, as well as many others who came to the river, to be baptised by John the Baptist
- Recount the story of the kibbutzim movement
- Scheduling: Private Tour
- Languages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
- Duration: 10 to 12 hours
- Printed Voucher Accepted
- Pick-up servicePick up from your centrally located hotel in Tel Aviv.
- Easy CancellationIf your tour will be cancelled up to 30 days prior to date you won’t be charged for anything. Between 30 days to 10 days prior to your tour – 20% deposit will be charged – with no option for refund. 10 days prior to your tour date- the remain of the amount will be charged without option for refund. Nevertheless, If for any reason your trip to Israel will be completely cancelled (up to 2 days prior to your tour date) you won’t be charged for anything and any amount you have already paid will be refunded.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Private Air-conditioned Vehicle
- English speaking registered Guide/Driver
- Private Tour
- Personal expenses
- We ask all customers to carry their passports with them while on this tour.
- We recommend you wear comfortable/suitable footwear for this tour.
- Please include your hotel name and address when making your booking.