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Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem

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  • Full-day trip from Jerusalem to Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee
  • Guided tour of popular Holy Land sights, such as the Church of the Annunciation and Mt Tabor
  • Optional baptism on the Jordan River
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Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem
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Overview
Visit the Holy Land sites of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee on this full-day guided tour from Jerusalem. Travel to the city of Nazareth, described in the New Testament as the childhood home of Jesus. See popular Holy Land sites like the Basilica of the Annunciation and Mt Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. At the Sea of Galilee, see where Jesus performed miracles and walk the shores where he first taught his followers. Also, consider being baptized where Jesus was, in the Jordan River.
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This full-day (12 hours) tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach. Then it’s a 2-hour drive to the city of Nazareth, the capital and largest city in the Northern District of Israel, also known as 'the Arab capital of Israel.' In the New Testament, Nazareth is described as the home of Mary and the childhood home of Jesus. As a result, it’s a center of Christian pilgrimage, with many shrines commemorating biblical events here.

On this tour, visit the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary to tell her she would be the mother of Jesus and the Church of St Joseph, built over the carpentry workshop of Mary’s husband, Joseph.

Further north, pass by the Church of the Multiplication next to the Sea of Galilee. This is where the miracle of the five loaves and two fish took place in the Gospel of John. Walk along the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit the village of Capernaum, where Jesus spent time teaching in the local synagogue. It was also the hometown of the apostles Peter, James, Andrew and John.

Finally, travel to the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, where the Jordan River meets the Dead Sea in Tiberias. This is where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Consider being baptized here as part of this tour.

The sightseeing concludes at this point. Then, board the coach for a return trip to the Jerusalem hotels, passing Mount Tabor, believed by many Christians to be the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus, on the return trip.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Structured Chaos

I liked the sites we visited but the tour guide, Dan, never really told anyone much about the tour itself. Got picked up by our hotel, picked up a few more people, and then headed to Nazareth. How long that takes, how long will we...More

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BeinHarim-Israel, Tour Guide at Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest, I must say I am disappointed. I give a lot of information to my guests on the bus and on the sites. In the morning I tell the guests it will be a long day. Whenever we get to any site I specify...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Great Tour

We booked the tour via "Tourist Israel". Highly recommended if you only have 1 day to spend in the northern part of Israel - less hassle on transportation. Coach/Mini van were clean and well maintained. Tour Guide and driver took good care of everyone. Worth...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018
Easter trip to Galilee

it is not a short distance but wort to see, lot of holy places and very beautiful. The Jordan river is must to see place, you will need towel and bathing suit as well

1  Thank Sophiko
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Excellent! Excellent!

Dan is very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job of letting us know where we were on the map, what roads we were taking, and what we were seeing while we were riding along. We can easily retrace the tour and what we saw. At...More

1  Thank JASturgill
Reviewed 27 May 2018
a beautiful day, smooth and filled with interesting

the day was long but filled with amazing stops. first one was nazareth, where we visited the church of the annunciation built on the remains of what was the house where mary is believed to have seen gabriel announcing the messiah; next: the church of...More

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