All of the Christian highlights in northern Israel in one amazing day tour. Our journey begins with a ride along Israeli’s scenic coastal road, overlooking the stunning Mediterranean Sea and then over the Plain of Armageddon to holy Nazareth.
The first stop in Nazareth is at the Church of the Annunciation. Originally a Byzantine and then Crusader-era church, it was beautifully re-constructed in 1969. According to Catholic tradition, the annunciation was held at this spot, and inside, the Church’s lower level contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, which is believed by Catholics to be the remains of Mary’s childhood home.
The tour then visits the Church of St. Joseph’s Carpentry, believed to be the sight of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Beneath the church lies a cave used by the early Roman dwellers for storage of food and water.
From Nazareth we proceed via Kafer Cana for a view of the Mount of Beatitudes, where, according to tradition, Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Then, at nearby historical Tabgha, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, we visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish. The Church stands on the sight of a 4th century church, and preserves a beautiful early Christian mosaic, in addition to the traditional stone where that special meal was consumed.
Onwards, we visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue of Capernaum and the city of Christ. Overlooking Tiberias, we proceed to the site of baptismal on the Jordan River – the Yardenit, where there is an optional baptismal service.
At the end of the tour, you will be returned to your cruise ship
Tour ends approx.17:00
*Please bring hats and comfortable shoes.