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

Tour Overview

See Jesus’ hometown, Nazareth, and the Galilee when your cruise ship docks in Haifa. This Nazareth and Sea of Galilee itinerary was created for travelers arriving at Haifa cruise port. The Nazareth and Sea of Galilee tour from Haifa is offered to passengers when a cruise ship docks in Haifa port. The Galilee tour from Haifa port starts with a drive to Nazareth, the ho...

Highlights - From Haifa Port to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Day Tour

The tour guide will meet you at Haifa port holding a sign of Bein Harim.
Transport will be in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
Enjoy a top-quality tour with a licensed professional guide, at a fair price.
Get the rare experience of traveling through northern Israel’s lush Galilee countryside.
Visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of Saint Joseph in Nazareth.
Stop in Capernaum, and at Yardenit on the Jordan River where you may have the opportunity to be baptized (time permitting).
Your tour guide will get you back to Haifa port on time to rejoin your cruise.



Pickup Places and Prices

From Haifa
Pick up time 08:00
Price per person:
Price: $120

What To Expect - From Haifa Port to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Day Tour

This tour to Nazareth from Haifa port starts with an hour-long drive through the breathtaking countryside of northern Israel. On route, you’ll get views of Jezreel Valley which is mentioned in the Bible as the site of Armageddon. In Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown, we tour the Church of the Annunciation where the Angel Gabrial appeared to Mary and told her she would bear God’s son. Visit the Church of St. Joseph, and go beneath the church to a 1st-century grotto which may have been the Holy Family’s home and Joseph’s carpentry. Leaving Nazareth we pass Mary’s Well and Kfar Kana, (Cana) where Jesus turned water into wine.

The next stop is at the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee. On this picturesque hill stands an eight-sided church designed by Antonio Barluzzi. It marks the site of the Sermon on the Mount. Next, we travel to the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish in Tabgha. This is the traditional site where Jesus fed the masses (Mark 6:30-46). The church has a stunning 5th-century floor mosaic. The tour visits Kfar Nachum, the biblical town of Capernaum, where Jesus based himself during his ministry and where he performed several miracles.

We stop for lunch at a local restaurant and then continue to Yardenit. This famous baptismal site on the Jordan River welcomes over half a million tourists each year. Time permitting, you could be baptized here in the Jordan River. As we leave Galilee, we pass the Horns of Hattin, twin peaks famed as the site of an 1187 battle between Saladin and the Crusaders. After a day packed with the most important Christian sites in Galilee, you are returned to your cruise ship in Haifa port.

Additional Information - From Haifa Port to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Day Tour

The tour includes: 

  • Entrance fees
  • Pick up and drop off at Haifa cruise port
  • Services of a professional licensed guide for the entire day

Tour does not include:

  • Lunch
  • Tips


  • In the booking process, it is very important to let us know the ship’s name, as well as the docking time. 
  • The schedule shown is for the 9-hour Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Tour from Haifa Port when pick-up time is 8:00 in the morning and return to the port is by 17:00.
  • If your cruise ship docks at Haifa cruise port later than scheduled, we will delay the pick-up time accordingly. 
  • As we are obliged to return you to the port on time, in cases where the day tours from Haifa port start after 8:00, we will have to shorten the tour to meet the ship’s schedule. (A shorter itinerary will not include all the sites listed in the tour description). 
  •  When you arrive at the port, a guide from Bein Harim will be waiting for you, holding a sign that reads “Bein Harim”.  
  • Please bring a hat and water. Dress modestly (no shorts) as we will be visiting religious sites. 
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes as there is walking involved on this tour. This excursion is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
  • Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities, or other circumstances. 
  • The tour is available for customers that arrive on cruise ships to Haifa port only.          
  • If you are interested in a private tour that includes a guide and vehicle available only to you, you can book from the following link.

Cancellation Policy

  • 4% charge for notification up to 2 days or more before the start time of the tour.
  • 25% charge for notification of a day before the start time of the tour.
  • 100% charge for notification on the same day of the tour.


Docking time - the estimated time the ship will arrive at the port dock.

Disembarkation time - generally, disembarkation time is 1 hour after docking time. It is the time when passengers get off the ship.

Pickup time - the scheduled time that our tour guides will meet you after disembarkation (8 am).

No worries, you can book the tour and mention your docking time. We will change the pickup time accordingly. Please note that in this case the itinerary will be shortened and will not include all the sites listed

If your docking time changes, we will move the pickup time accordingly. The tour is approximately 8-9 hours but will be shortened if the ship’s docking time is delayed. We monitor the docking times and if something changes we will be notified. However, it’s very important to let us know of any changes in advance via email at  or or via WhatsApp at +972-52-6588834. 

No worries. Our guide will wait for passengers to disembark at the earliest disembarkation time. There may be several disembarkation times. Please make sure you disembark at the earliest possible disembarkation time, which is approximately 1 hour after docking. Regrettably, the whole group cannot be delayed if you miss the earliest possible disembarkation time.

As we are obliged to return you to the port on time, day tours from the port starting after 8:00 will have to be shortened to meet the ship’s schedule. (A shorter itinerary will not include all the sites listed in the tour description). 

Our guide will be waiting for you at the port after you get off the ship. He will be holding a sign that reads “Bein Harim”.

From $120 Per

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