Tour Type: Private Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German

Tour Overview

This private tour begins with a drive north to Galilee. Tour the archaeological remains of Megiddo, once a strategically located Biblical city overlooking the Jezreel Valley. Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of 20 cities at Megiddo, the earliest dating back to the 6th century BC. The tour continues to Nazareth, the site of the Church of the Annunciation, whic...

Highlights - Megiddo and Nazareth Private Tour

In Megiddo discover the remains of an ancient Canaan city including its 15th century BC city gate.
In Nazareth visit the Church of Annunciation, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel, and explore the Nazareth market.
Visit Sepphoris, the birthplace of the Virgin Mary and site of a Roman theatre, early Christian churches, and preserved Roman mosaics.

Availability

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Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Up to 3 persons: $790
Up to 6 persons: $857
Up to 10 persons: $950
From Jerusalem
Up to 3 persons: $945
Up to 6 persons: $1011
Up to 10 persons: $1105
From Herzliya
Up to 3 persons: $790
Up to 6 persons: $857
Up to 10 persons: $950
From Netanya
Up to 3 persons: $790
Up to 6 persons: $857
Up to 10 persons: $950

What To Expect - Megiddo and Nazareth Private Tour

After you are picked up from your hotel the private tour takes you north to the Galilee. The first stop is at Tel Megiddo, an archaeological mound overlooking the Jezreel Valley where the remains of 26 ancient cities have been uncovered. Megiddo is a UNESCO site and is believed to be Armageddon, where the New Testament places the Final Battle. While here you can see the Late Bronze Age city gate; an ancient circular shrine and excavated stables that belonged to the Israelites. 

From Megiddo the tour continues to Nazareth, home to Israel's largest Christian population. As Christ's childhood home, Nazareth is a major Christian pilgrimage destination. The magnificent Church of the Annunciation marks where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her of the son she would have. Visit the Church of Saint Gabriel, built above an underground spring where the Eastern Orthodox Church believes Mary was drawing water when the annunciation took place. Before leaving Nazareth explore the city's traditional market and look out across the rooftops of Nazareth from an observation point. 

The next stop is Sepphoris (Tzippori or Zippori), once a major Roman city and birthplace of the Virgin Mary. In Sepphoris, you can visit an excavated 5th-century basilica built to commemorate the birth of Mary and see an ancient Roman theater. Sepphoris is famed for its 2nd-7th century mosaics which once covered the Roman city's public streets and buildings. As this is a private tour you can adjust the schedule and include alternative stops in the area. For example, you could visit the Biblical town of Kfar Cana, where Christ turned water into wine or Mt. Tabor, site of Christ's Transfiguration. Other possible stops are Beit She'arim, site of a 3rd-4th century necropolis; a local kibbutz, or halva factory in Nazareth. 

If you choose you can include stops at other top tourist destinations in the region:

1.  Kfar Cana – A New Testament village associated with the miracle of the transformation of wine into water and the site of the famous Wedding Church.

2.  Mount Tabor – Situated on the edge of the Jezreel Valley and known as the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus.

3. Beit She'arim – This national park encompasses the ancient Jewish town of Beit She'arim where a 3rd-4th century necropolis was the final resting place of important figures like Rabbi Judah Ha-Nasi.

4. Tour of Kibbutz – Learn about traditional kibbutz life and get to know this pastoral community.

5.  Nazareth Halva Factory -  In Nazareth see how halva is made, sample the delicious sesame treat, and enjoy the hospitality of a local Arab family.

Additional Information - Megiddo and Nazareth Private Tour

The tour includes:

  • Fully qualified and licensed private tour guide
  • Transport by new air-conditioned private car
  • Pick-up and drop-off services at your hotel or private address

The tour does not include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and toll roads
  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $135 applies
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • Baptism with a priest in the Jordan River (Yardenit) - Our company does not participate in organizing a baptism with a priest. A traveler who wants to be baptized with a priest, will contact Yardenit site and coordinate it with them in advance. The estimated visit time in Yardenit is 15:30-16:15
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 3 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less than 1 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

Our private tours are the most exclusive way to travel in Israel. You get a private car and a tour guide that will customize the tour to your interest and your schedule.

The price includes a private car and attached tour guide which will pick you up from wherever you are staying (hotel or apartment) and return you to the same location. The trip is limited to 10 hours ($40 for every extra hour). Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

The price of a Private Tour does not include entrance fees, food and drinks, parking or toll roads. Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish. Please note that if, due to the changes, the trip’s length increases to over 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour.

Nearly all languages. However, it is advisable to book in advance tours in languages that aren’t English, Spanish, Russian, German or French. Plus, in certain instances, a tour guide in a language not mentioned above may incur an additional fee ($30-100 – depending on the language and the tour).

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by the tour guide as a sign of your satisfaction for the services he has provided. 

As this is tailor-made for you only, we can pick you up from any point in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv district, Netanya and Herzliya.

Sorry but no :(

Sure, just ask the guide.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

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