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Small Group Excursion to Nazareth & Galilee from Haifa Port

1. Small Group Excursion to Nazareth & Galilee from Haifa Port

Begin from the port of Haifa and meet your guide before heading out on your excusion. Join a small group of 6 to 16 people for the drive to Nazareth and the Galilee. We specialize in shore excursions for cruise passengers and know the importance of being on time for the start and end of the tour. Take in a panoramic view of the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa and visit the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth. Discover the Jordan River and watch as it winds its way down through Israel. Stop by a kibbutz and watch the guests working and relaxing. Gaze in awe at the Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, and many other sites before heading back to your cruise ship.

From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth, and More Tour

2. From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth, and More Tour

Start your day with pickup from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Visit Nazareth and the impressive Basilica of Annunciation for a tour of the church and the old city of Nazaret. Continue towards the Sea of Galilee and pass Cana, the site of Jesus’s first miracle of turning water into wine. Visit ancient Capernaum, located at the foot of the Mount of Beatitudes and see the Church of Multiplications. Finally, visit Yardenit Baptismal site at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee, one of the possible sites of Jesus’ baptism. Explore this vibrant site that welcomes hundreds of thousands of pilgrims yearly who flock to the waters of the Jordan river. Return to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem with a suite of unforgettable memories and wonderful impressions.

Nazareth, Tiberias & Sea of Galilee Tour from Jerusalem

3. Nazareth, Tiberias & Sea of Galilee Tour from Jerusalem

Enjoy a full-day exploring some of the most significant holy sites in Israel on a full-day excursion by coach from Jerusalem. The 12-hour tour sets out from the city early in the morning and drives along the scenic coast via Tel Aviv and the plain of Armageddon to Nazareth. Arrive in Nazareth and visit St. Joseph’s Church and the Church of the Annunciation. The largest Roman Catholic church in the Middle East, the Church of the Annunciation is, according to tradition, the scene of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary. The architect Giovanni Muzio built the striking new basilica in the 1960s. Continue onwards via Kfar Kana to view the Mount of Beatitudes and Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha. Set on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, you will stop to view the sea, and continue to the nearby ruins of the ancient synagogue of Capernaum. Visit Tiberias on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, considered one of the 4 Holy Cities of Judaism, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed. Drive to the Jordan River at Yardenit, where guest are invited to receive an optional baptismal service. You will return to Jerusalem via a scenic route that takes in views of Mt. Tabor, the site of the transfiguration.

From Jerusalem: Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, and Cana Tour

4. From Jerusalem: Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, and Cana Tour

Leave Jerusalem and journey to the gorgeous green landscapes of northern Israel on a full-day tour to discover where Jesus spent his ministry going from village to village preaching and performing miracles. Begin with a drive up the coast and through the farmlands of Israel arriving at the first stop of the day in Magdala. See the archaeological site of an ancient fishing village believed to have been inhabited during the Biblical era. Next, visit a Second Temple era synagogue, where a coin dated 29AD was discovered in this synagogue proving that it was in use during Jesus’s lifetime and could likely have been one of the synagogues where Jesus preached during his ministry. Taking a short drive north towards the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, reach Ginosar. Visit the Beit Yigal Allon Museum where you can see a 1st-century fishing boat that was discovered in the Sea of Galilee, which has also been carbon-dated as being from 100BC-70AD. Continue north around the Sea of Galilee to the Mount of Beatitudes and be graced with panoramic views from the hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee, referred to in Matthew 5-7 and Luke 6 as the site of the Sermon on the Mount. Go to Kfar Kanna or Cana, referred to in the Bible as the site of Jesus’s first miracle turning the water into wine. In Cana, you can visit the Wedding Church which commemorates this Biblical event. Admire excavated artifacts and 5th-6th century Byzantine mosaic inside the church. After seeing the sites where Jesus spent his ministry in Galilee and Lower Galilee, travel south back to your hotel in Jerusalem. 

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

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

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.

From Jerusalem: Jordan River, Nazareth & Sea of Galilee Tour

6. From Jerusalem: Jordan River, Nazareth & Sea of Galilee Tour

Depart from your hotel in central Jerusalem and travel to Nazareth by air-conditioned bus. Listen to stories about the city, known as the birthplace of Mary and the childhood home of Jesus, and learn about its important place in Christianity. Upon arrival, visit some of Nazareth’s key religious sites. Discover the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary. See the Church of St Joseph, believed to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Continue through the village of Kafer Kana, the site where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine, and arrive at the Sea of Galilee. Pass the Church of the Multiplication and explore Capernaum, before continuting to the ruined synagogue where Jesus taught. See the modern church built over St Peter’s house, and pass through Tiberias to arrive at the Yardenit baptism site on the Jordan River. On the return journey, enjoy beautiful views of Mount Tabor, before your tour ends back at your hotel.

Private Customizable Guided Tour to Nazareth and Galilee

7. Private Customizable Guided Tour to Nazareth and Galilee

Begin with a pickup in the morning from your hotel in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, or anywhere else in central or northern Israel. If you are coming by cruise ship you will be picked up from the Haifa port as you exit the ship. After pickup, just explain what you would like to do or what your interests are and you will be taken to all the places that you want to see. If you are interested in particular sites of interest to Christianity, you will be provided with an expert guide who will take you to all the main sites. Discover the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, Capernaum, and the Mount of Beatitudes. If you are more interested in Judaism, an expert guide will take you to Tzippori, the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Safed, and much more depending on your arrival location. Whatever you want to do, you are the boss and we are at your service. Enjoy a full-day of travelling in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Languages other than English can be arranged as well. See you in the holy land!

From Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth & Mount Tabor Tour

8. From Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth & Mount Tabor Tour

Start the tour by driving north from Jerusalem towards Nazareth, the Galilean childhood home of Jesus. Visit the Church of Annunciation, built to celebrate the announcement by Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. Also make a stop at St Joseph's Church, built where the carpentry workshop of Joseph, father of Jesus, used to be. After this, drive eastwards and ascend Mount Tabor for a magnificent view of the Jezreel Valley. Visit the Church of the Transfiguration, the traditional site of the transfiguration of Jesus. Continue eastwards to the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit Tabgha, the site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and fish’. Next, pass by the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place and visit Capernaum, a 2000-year-old Jewish fishing village that was the center of Jesus’ messianic work. Find out how, known as 'his town', Jesus spent a substantial part of his life here – healing the sick, preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles. At the end of the day, return to Jerusalem.

From Nazareth: Sea of Galilee & Golan Heights

9. From Nazareth: Sea of Galilee & Golan Heights

In the morning, hop into a minivan and drive from Nazareth to the shore of the Middle East’s largest freshwater lake, the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, an ancient fishing village rumored to have been home to Saint Peter, and the Mount of Beatitudes, known for Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, where a beautiful Franciscan chapel now stands. Then, drive through the green Galilee landscape to the Banias Nature Reserve. Hike a short while along the stream and see the roaring waterfall, where Jesus is said to have been told that he was the Messiah by word of Peter. Afterwards, explore local flavors with a visit to a boutique winery in Odem. Sample their wines and learn about their special wine-making process. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before heading to Mount Bental, where you can take in a vast panorama of neighboring Israeli and Syrian territories. You’ll have a chance to visit the 1973 Yom Kippur War’s battle site, replete with bunkers and trenches. Depending on the season, you’ll finish your day with a refreshing swim at a full facility beach at the Sea of Galilee before heading back to Nazareth.

From Tel Aviv: Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, and Cana Tour

10. From Tel Aviv: Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, and Cana Tour

This one day tour takes you from Tel Aviv to the gorgeous green landscapes of northern Israel where Jesus spent his ministry going from village to village preaching. The tour begins with a drive up the coast and through the farmlands of Israel arriving at the first stop of the day – Magdala. At Magdala see the archaeological site of an ancient fishing village believed to have been inhabited during the Biblical era. Another remarkable discovery in Magdala is a Second Temple era synagogue. A coin dated 29AD was discovered in this synagogue proving that it was in use during Jesus’s lifetime and could likely have been one of the synagogues where Jesus preached during his ministry. All four of the Gospels mention Mary Magdalene (Mary from Magdala) who is believed to have been born or raised here in Magdala. Taking a short drive north towards the western shore of the Sea of Galilee the tour reaches Ginosar. The tour visits the Beit Yigal Allon Museum where you can see a 1st century fishing boat which was discovered in the Sea of Galilee. The boat has been carbon dated as being from 100BC-70AD. During Jesus’s lifetime it is likely that he would have visited Ginosar and perhaps conversed with the fishermen or even gone out on the water in this or a similar fishing boat. Continuing north around the Sea of Galilee the tour reaches the Mount of Beatitudes. This picturesque hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee was referred to in Matthew 5-7 and Luke 6 as the site of the Sermon on the Mount. As early as the Byzantine era Christians had identified this site with the Sermon and constructed a church at the foot of the hill to commemorate the Biblical event. Today a magnificent Catholic chapel built in 1939 graces the top of the mountain. The chapel was designed by Antonio Barluzzi and has elegant arches surrounding the portico plus an impressive dome. As you stand on the mount you can envision Jesus preaching to the masses: “Blessed are the poor…” In 2000 Pope John Paul II held a Mass on the Mount of Beatitudes attended by 100,000 worshipers. The next Christian site visited on the tour is Kfar Kanna or Cana, which is mentioned in the Bible as the site of Jesus’s first miracle. Jesus was attending a wedding when the wine ran out and he took 6 stone jars filled with water and turned the water into wine. In Cana you can visit the Wedding Church which commemorates this Biblical event. There is a church museum displaying excavated artifacts and within the church is a 5th-6th century Byzantine mosaic. After seeing the sites where Jesus spent his ministry in the Galilee and Lower Galilee the tour takes you through south back to your hotel in central Israel. 

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What people are saying about Mount of Beatitudes

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 117 reviews

We needed to do a 45 minute walk to the single pick up point in Tel Aviv, however, the advantage was that once on board, there were no more time consuming pick-ups. Guide was very knowledgable and professional. His English was a little rusty. He sang a Jewish prayer in an Eastern style, which was beautiful and moving. A great trip

It is a true unforgettable experience For life, and I would like to return to Israel to continue knowing all the beautiful, wonderful corners and with a lot of history, it is a privilege to have been in this very sacred land. Thanks to the guide Yuval for being so special and treating us with love.

Amazing experience! Guide (Yona is very good) Would’ve have been more great if we pass Cana Wedding Church for pictures only for 5min since it’s on the way. Overall it’s a must to go to these places!

I was picked up sharp on time, all was organised beautifully and out driver / tour guide was very kind and informative.

A nice tour with a very good guide Yuval, who told a lot of interesting things and answered all questions.