A brief overview of the tour

Travel via the coastal plain and the valley of Armageddon to the Church of Annunciation and St. Joseph in Nazareth. Passing Cana and the Church of the Miracle of the Multiplication visit Capernaum,  at the foot of Mount Beatitudes. Continue past Tiberias to Yardenit where there is the possibility of a baptismal service for participants. Pass Mount Tabor on the return journey.

Important and useful notes

  • 05:50 am transfer from Jerusalem to join the tour in Tel Aviv.
  • Airport drop off is available for additional 60$ per person.
  • Change of vehicle required for transfers of pick up / drop off destinations to save time,  avoid traffic and delay!

  • Modest dress required for holy sites.
  • Business class - small groups in luxury van / minibus.
  • Baptisim available in Jordan river for additional cost.

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A detailed description of the tour

Passing Herzliya and Netanya, we travel north along the scenic coastal plain and then turn eastwards through the plain of Armageddon (Rev 16:16), with a view of biblical Megiddo. (II Ch. 35:20-27)  As we make the ascent to Nazareth we briefly stop at the Mount of Precipitation (Luke 4:28-30).

Our first stop in Nazareth is at the beautiful Church of Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel appeared before Mary (Luke 1:26ff). Adjoining it is the Church of St. Joseph, recalling the carpentry where Jesus and Joseph worked.

As we leave Nazareth on the way towards the Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee, we pass Cana, site of the first wonder performed by Jesus, the turning of the water to wine. (John 2:1-12). On the sea front, at the foot of Mount Beatitude, we visit both Capernaum, home of Peter, and the Benedictine Church commemorating the miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish. (Mark 6:30-44)

Continuing along the shores of the Sea of Galilee we recall how Jesus calmed the stormy waters and walked on them. (Mk 4:35-41 and 6:45-52). With the Golan Heights in the background, we pass modern Tiberias, built on the ruins of the city built two thousand years ago and named in honour of the Roman emperor Tiberius.

On the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, at Yardenit, there may be an opportunity for those so desiring to be baptized in the waters of the Jordan River. (Mk 1:9-11)

On our return journey we will pass Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration (Mat 17:1-9)

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Short video of the tour

Reviews related to this tour

"Blown away by the beautiful countryside in the north and definitely planning to come back. This tour was the ideal introduction to places I didn't think I could get to easily by myself. The tour really covers a lot of ground in one day but lets you enjoy each place. Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked was the highlight for me. Many thanks."

 

 

"Impressive green areas around the Sea of Galilee. Our tour guide explained everything really well and was amusing too. Favorite part of the tour has to be the visiting the baptism site."

 

 

"This day was packed with sites and interesting places. We took the tour on our last day in Israel and got the airport drop-off at the end. Worth saving on the taxi from the hotel to airport. We recommend Bein Harim, also took Jerusalem tour with them and were happy with the company."
Brigitte and Alain Thebeau , France

 

 

 

 

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