A brief overview of the tour

Travel via the coastal plain and the valley of Armageddon to the Churches 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

  • This itinerary is only a proposal, we can customize this private tour according to your wish.

  • The private tour price is determined by distance, vehicle size, language and duration of the tour.

  • The base price includes 10 hours, each additional hour - $40

  • Entrance fees, parking, toll road fees not included.

    • Recommended hats, bathing suits, towels, comfortable shoes and beach thongs.

    A detailed description of the tour

    There are a many sites of interest to the Christian pilgrim in the Galilee. You can choose from those listed below to make your own personal tour.

    In Nazareth there are a number of options. Church of Annunciation, built on the site where the angel Gabriel appeared before Mary (Luke 1:26ff) is probably top of the list. Right next to it is the Church of St. Joseph, recalling the carpentry where Jesus and Joseph worked. Among the other places of interest are the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel and the adjoining well and, in the market, in the courtyard of the Greek Catholic Church are perhaps the remains of the synagogue in which Jesus preached.

    On the outskirts of Nazareth, offering a panoramic view of the Jezreel Valley is the Mount of Precipitation where “they lead him to the brow of the hill … that they might throw him down” (Luke 4:28-30).

    Cana, site of the first wonder performed by Jesus, the turning of the water to wine (John 2:1-12) is about half an hour from Nazareth, on the way to Tiberias and the Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee.

    At Tiberias it is possible to board a wooden boat reminiscent of those used by the fishermen of yore. During a short ride on the the Sea of Galilee one cannot but recall how Jesus calmed the stormy waters and walked on them. (Mk 4:35-41 and 6:45-52). On the shores of the Kinneret  you can visit the Church and excavations at Capernaum, home of Peter, as well as the Benedictine Church commemorating the miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish (Mark 6:30-44) and the Franciscan Church of Mensa Christi where Jesus was revealed to the disciples for the last time (John 21)

    Looking down on the shore is the Church on Mount Beatitude which commemorates the Sermon on the Mount (Mat 5)

    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). Time permitting it may be possible to ascend Mount Tabor to the Church of the Transfiguration where Jesus was “transfigured before them and his face shone like the sun and his garments became white as light” (Mat 17:1-9)

    At the northern end of the Sea of Galilee are the newly excavated remains of Bethsaida where Jesus healed a blind man (Mark 8:22)

    Depending on the route traveled you may be drive through the plain of Armageddon (Rev 16:16), with a view of biblical Megiddo. (II Ch. 35:20-27)

     

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