|Number of persons||Up to 10 persons, Up to 3 persons, Up to 6 persons|
Following the footsteps of Jesus from Nazareth to Tiberius
Nazareth: Mary’s Well, St. Joseph’s Church, Greek orthodox Church of the Annunciation, local delicasies
Galilee and Tiberius: Church of the beatitudes, Yardenit baptism site, sailing in an ancient wooden ship on the Lake of Galilee
|DEPARTURE & RETURN LOCATION||Tel Aviv:|
|Departure: The Bell Boutique Hotel, 12 Allenby St., 7:30|
|Ending point: The Bell Boutique Hotel, 12 Allenby St.|
|Departure: Jerusalem Tower Hotel, 23 Hillel St., 9:00|
|Ending point: Cats Square, 22 Yosef Rivlin St.|
The 3,000-year-old city of Nazareth, with its some 30 churches and monasteries, is the highlight of any Christian trip to Israel. This city is where Jesus most probably was raised, and is a must see for pilgrims wishing to walk in his footsteps and visit the milestones of his life.
We’ll start the tour in Nazareth with special local cuisine delicatessen and stories.
The central sites located in the ancient area of the village of Nazareth in the vicinity of the market’s narrow alleys and old houses.
We will visit the St. Gabriel Church of the Annunciation, the holiest and largest church in the Middle East features mosaic artwork of Mary and Jesus from around the world. We’ll continue to Mary’s well where Mary used to bathe young Jesus, and both Muslims and Christians consider it and its water to have unusual healing properties. Next stop is Saint Joseph’s Church where Joseph was believed to have had his workshop. The nearby Synagogue Church, according to tradition, is built on the ruins of the ancient Nazareth synagogue where Jesus studied and preaches, until his fellow townspeople became angry with him.
We’ll stop for lunch at any of the restaurants near the Well’s Square, then follow Jesus to the Sea of Galilee.
The Sea of Galilee is a lake which lies on the ancient Via Maris trade route. The location and the excellent fishing drew many Greek, Roman and Jewish settlers – including the families of Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples.
Jesus is believed to have given a Sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes, on a low hill near Tabgha. The octagonal-shaped Church of the Beatitudes (to symbolize the eight beatitudes as described in Matthew 5:3-11) was built by the Franciscan Sisters in 1938. Pope Paul VI left his cloak here for permanent display after his 1964 pilgrimage. The Mount of Beatitudes is also the spot where thousands of Catholics gathered in March 2000 to celebrate a Mass with Pope John Paul II.
We’ll continue to the northern Yardenit baptism sites, south of the Sea of Galilee. Here, where the Jordan River flows from the Sea of Galilee southwards to the Dead Sea, it is believed that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. (Another site is located at Qasr el-Yahud, closer to the Dead Sea, as you can see in our tour: Jericho and the Dead Sea).
We will follow Jesus footsteps not only on the land but on Sea as well – with a special sailing on an old style boat on the Sea of Galilee: a spiritual experience you will never forget. Feel the power of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus miraculously walked on water, and be welcome to meditate, pray, explore and relive the life of Jesus Christ where he used to preach the gospel of the kingdom. As we sail along historical sites, such as Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes and Tabgha, your guide will provide a geographical and historical explanation about the area. At the end of the voyage you will receive a participation certificate in recognition of your following of Jesus footsteps in this memorable sail.
The Church of the Annunciation
St. Joseph’s Church
Saint Gabriel’s Orthodox Church
Yardenit Baptism site
Sailing on the Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes
- head covering (hats of shawl are recommended, bathing suits, towels and comfortable plastic shoes.
- Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification on the day of the tour
- Non Show – 100% Cancellation fees
A day tour is a regular tour that we operate on specific weekdays. Tours depart from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The tour duration from pickup time to end is approximately 10 hours. You will meet us at the pick-up point (Jerusalem at the parking lot on 23 Hillel street, Tel Aviv at 12 Allenby Street), and at the tour end, you will be returned to the same point.
All of our daily tours are operated in English.
Jerusalem pickup point: parking lot on 23 Hillel street (Jerusalem Tower Hotel)
Tel Aviv pickup point: The Bell Boutique Hotel, 12 Allenby Street
Prices are fix to all.
Due to safety reasons participating in tours is from the age of 5 and up.
You can bring your luggage with you and we’ll store it in the trunk of the bus during the tour. However, please be aware that we don’t take any responsibility for any damage or loss. It is recommended to advise us that you are travelling with luggage.
Yes, but not too much. We definitely recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything else you may wish to purchase along the way.
We, at Travel Israel, understand that plans can be changed, so you can change dates or cancel at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation e-mail.
It is possible to have pick-up/drop-off in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations. The expenses to get from the drop-off location to your final destination won’t be covered by Travel Israel.
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