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Private Tour: Nazareth, Tiberias and Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Highlights
  • Private day trip to Nazareth, Tiberias and Sea of Galilee from Tel Aviv with an expert guide
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation and other sights in Nazareth
  • Take a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is said to have walked on water
  • See the biblical landmarks around Galilee including the Church of the Loaves and Fishes
  • Explore ancient Capernaum, home to St Peter’s house and a synagogue where Jesus preached
  • Visit Yarendit, the holy baptismal site on the Jordan River and choose to be baptized (own expense)
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and the full attention of a guide on this private tour
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Overview
Leave modern Tel Aviv on a full-day, private tour of Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee that takes in Israel’s biblical history. Visit an arched basilica and intimate shrines in the Church of the Annunciation, and explore hushed crypts beneath St. Joseph’s Church. Follow Jesus’ biblical footsteps to Kfar Kana and Tiberias then board a boat across the Sea of Galilee. Enter Capernaum to discover ruins of the synagogues where Jesus taught, then stop at a Jordan River baptismal site and return to Tel Aviv. 
What to Expect
Leave your centrally located hotel or prearranged pickup location in Tel Aviv, settle into your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your driver-guide, and travel north to Nazareth in the Galilean hills.
On the way, hear how Nazareth is known as Jesus’ childhood home and boasts an old quarter filled with churches and biblical landmarks. As you travel, chat to your guide about customizing your itinerary to suit your interests, perhaps to spend more time at a particular site than another.
When you arrive, visit the churches that most catch your interest. Most visitors focus on the modern Church of the Annunciation, where an underground cave is cited as where the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to announce Jesus’ forthcoming birth.
See the grotto in question, and then choose to visit the other nearby churches or sites that interest you, such as the Church of St Joseph, held to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop.
Next, pause in the town of Kfar Kana to take photos of the Church of the Multiplication, where Jesus is said to have turned water into wine. Then, travel on to the city of Tiberias on the banks of the Sea of Galilee.
Enjoy a boat ride on the lake as you hear the story of how Jesus walked on its waters before continuing to Capernaum, where age-old ruins and churches mark the sites of Jesus’ ministry over 2,000 years ago.
See the relics of St Peter’s house and a synagogue built where Jesus preached, and visit the Church of the Loaves and Fishes that marks the miraculous feeding of the 5,000.
Finish at Yardenit, the holy baptismal site located on the Jordan River. Absorb the scenes here and, if you want to be baptised (own expense), talk to your guide to see if it can be arranged during your stop.
Later, return to Tel Aviv and end your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Please note: The order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour
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Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

Wonderful day trip with our excellent and knowledgeable tour guide Lorne. His knowledge of the historical landmarks and landscape of area was great. He was very professional and courteous with a great sense of humor. I loved how he provided us with information that is...More

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BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

Bein Harim appreciates your complementary review on your day spent with Lorne. He is an esteemed member on our team of guides, and all that you mention is what we cherish about him.. Thanks very much and hope to see you again soon one of...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018

We went recently a day tour to Nazareth,sea of Galilee, River Jordan and Tiberias.. its a memorable tour with a Great Guide Lorne Newman... I Louis(almedaaloysius@gmail.com)

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Great guide , great stories, a lot of history, well organised. I enjoyed and I strongly recomended. If you are looking for a lot of shoping It may not be for you.

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Reviewed 16 November 2018

We recently took a one day tour to Nazareth ,Sea of Galilee, and the Jordan River.. It was a fabulous tour and our tour guide was the best one we had on our entire 2 week trip. Yoav Malachi was so knowledgeable and friendly. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

We went on this day tour with Yoav Malachi. He was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We would highly recommend the tour and Yoav.

Date of experience: November 2018
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