The Galilee is Israel’s northernmost region with the
Mediterranean in the west, the Golan Heights in the east, Lebanon to the north
and the Carmel Mountain range to the south. The green Galilee landscape is a
patchwork of farmlands; streams; waterfalls; thick forests and rolling hills.
In addition to its natural beauty the Galilee is famed as the place where Jesus
spent his ministry, going from village to village spreading the word of God.
Galilee day tours can include a visit to Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown and the site of the annunciation. Christian Galilee day tours cover places like Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, Cana and the glorious Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on water. On some Christian Galilee tours there is a chance to be baptized in the Jordan River at Yardenit.
Galilee day tours that focus on history and natural wonder usually include the coastal cities of Caesarea, an ancient Roman port; Haifa, site of the Baha’i Gardens; the Crusader city of Acre and the spectacular white sea grottoes of Rosh HaNikra. Galilee day tours with a focus on Jewish sites include the holy city of Safed, birthplace of Kabbalah; Mt. Meron site of the Tomb of Rashbi and Tiberias on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
Other highlights of the Galilee include the Golan Heights, a mountain range that forms a natural border between Israel and Syria. Here there are vineyards, wineries, hot springs and the remains of former Syrian fortifications. A Galilee day tour could include stops at the Talmudic-era village at Katzrin; the archaeological site of Megiddo or Tabhga where the multiplication of the loaves and fish took place. All Galilee tours are in air-conditioned vehicles; include a pick-up and drop-off service and are accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide.