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NAZARETH, TIBERIAS AND THE SEA OF GALILEE

Private Tour for up to 3 (Not a per person rate.) $1581 USD
Private Tour for up to 5 (Not a per person rate.) $1764 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $2040 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate.) $2096 USD
Private Tour for up to 12 (Not a per person rate.) $2350 USD
Private Tour for up to 14 (Not a per person rate.) $2406 USD
Supplement (For Saturdays and holidays) $240 USD
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NAZARETH, TIBERIAS AND THE SEA OF GALILEE

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Whether you consider this a Christian pilgrimage or a secular study of Christian history, you will find the sites visited to be interesting and inspirational.

Starting with a pickup at the cruise ship pier, your knowledgeable guide will provide many interesting facts and stories about the life of Jesus as we visit the related historical sites.

We begin our tour in Nazareth, home of Mary, the mother of Jesus and the place where Jesus spent his early years. During Jesus' childhood, Nazareth was a small town of 200 people. Today the population stands at 75,000 but there are still visible signs of Jesus' life here remaining.

We'll visit the Basilica of the Annunciation located over what is believed to be the site of Mary's house, where the Angel Gabriel appeared and announced to Mary that she was to be the mother of God. Originally a Byzantine church was constructed over the spot, but in 1966 the Roman Catholic Church began construction of a new basilica over these remains and today the Basilica of the Annunciation is the largest church building in the Middle East. Located nearby is the Church of St. Joseph, which is believed to lie over the location of Jesus' earthly father's carpentry shop.

Our drive to Tiberias, a lively resort town, goes by way of Kana. Christians will remember Kana as the place where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine at the Wedding Feast of Kana (Cana). Tiberias is a holy place in both Jewish and Christian faiths and your guide will inform you of its significance.

A visit to Capernum will show us the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught.

We continue on to Tabgha, considered to be the location where Jesus performed the miracle of transforming a small amount of fish and bread into enough food to feed multitudes of followers who had gathered to listen to him preach. On this spot, the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes commemorates this event. Its interior is famous for a beautiful mosaic of loaves and fishes from the original mid-third century church.

Proceeding to Yardenit, we'll visit the Jordan River, one of the world's most sacred rivers and a site of deep significance in both Jewish and Christian faiths. It is here that Jesus and John the Baptist, as well as many other followers, were baptized. This spot on the Jordan is still a popular location for baptisms.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Nazareth
  • Basilica of the Annunciation
  • Church of St. Joseph
  • Tiberias
  • Capernum
  • Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes
  • Yardenit on the Jordan River

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (9.5 hrs) Tour duration approximate.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• We will always opt to avoid bad traffic and crowds. Please note that any changes to the itinerary are always done with your best interest in mind.
• We advise that you purchase water during the tour.
• Lunch, beverages, entrance fees, gratuities are not included.

Restrictions

• A surcharge applies for Saturday bookings as well as holidays. In 2020, these dates are April 9th, 16th and 29th, May 29th, September 10th, 20th and 28th, and October 3rd and 10th.
• Modest dress is mandatory. Wearing revealing clothing such as sleeveless shirts, shorts or skirts above the knee will result in you not being allowed entry into religious buildings.
Attention clients: You must carry your passport with you on this tour. You will not be able to enter certain sites if you do not have your passport.