Begin with a morning pickup from your hotel in Jerusalem, and settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, gaze out over Israel’s central plains as you travel northward to Nazareth and the lush countryside of the Galilee region, set around the Sea of Galilee, the site of Jesus’ ministry.
On route, pass the Plain of Megiddo, cited by the bible as the location where the ‘Last Battle’ or ‘Armageddon’ will be fought. Then, arrive in Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood, and visit the beautiful Church of Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel is said to have spoken to the Virgin Mary. Afterward, call at the nearby Church of St Joseph, believed to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop.
Continue east and drive up Mount Tabor to enjoy sweeping views of the Jezreel Valley and see the Church of the Transfiguration, traditionally held to mark the site of Jesus’ transfiguration, when he spoke to the prophets Moses and Elijah.
Having explored here, travel onward to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Drink in the biblical views over the lake where Jesus is said to have walked on water, and visit Tabgha, the site of the miraculous feeding of the 5,000.
Pass the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount, and visit Capernaum, the ancient fishing village that was the center of his activities in Galilee.
Here, wander around the well-preserved ruins of the 4th-century synagogue that stands over the synagogue where Jesus is said to have taught, and see the remnants of what’s believed to be the home of disciple Peter.
Finally, relax on your return drive, ending your tour with a drop-off at your Jerusalem hotel.