A brief overview of the tour
Travel northwards ¬†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.
- Please be at your pick up point on time. There might be some delay (up to 20 minutes) due to traffic or other operational issues
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,¬†Bathing suit is recommended
A detailed description of the tour
We travel north along the scenic coastal plain or HaSharon area ¬†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)