Our Nazareth tours cover all of the Christian highlights in northern Israel, in one amazing day tour! Our journey begins with a ride along Israels scenic coastal road, overlooking the stunning Mediterranean Sea, and then heads over the Plain of Armageddon to Nazareth.
The first stop in Nazareth is the Church of the Annunciation. Originally a Byzantine church in the era of the Crusades era, it underwent a beautiful reconstruction in 1969. According to Catholic tradition, the annunciation was held at this spot. It is believed that the church’s lower level contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, 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 through Kafer Cana for a view of the Mount of Beatitudes. According to tradition, this is where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. We then visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish , located at the historical Tabgha, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.
The Church stands on the sight of a 4th century church. There you will witness a beautiful early Christian mosaic, in addition to the traditional stone where that special meal was consumed.
Afterwards, we visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue of Capernaum, the city of Christ overlooking Tiberias. We proceed to the site of baptism on the Jordan River – the Yardenit. Here there is an optional baptismal service.
Returning to central Israel, we end our exciting day by passing a scenic viewpoint of Mt. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguraton.
Tour ends approx.17:00
Return time to Tel Aviv by 18:30
*Please bring hats and comfortable shoes.
*** Important! Please note that although we provide pick-up in Nazareth, we DO NOT drop off at a chosen location. Please discuss with the guide and driver about the closest drop-off location.
Yes! At Egged Tours, we offer a range of tours for travelers looking to explore the many holy Christian sites in Israel. We recommend our popular Bethlehem tour from Jerusalem. Whether you want to visit Jerusalem, the northern, or southern region, you are sure to find an abundance of Israel day tours to your points of interest.
The most visited Christian site in Israel is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is considered one of the holiest sites in Christianity and is believed to be the place where Jesus Christ was crucified, buried, and resurrected. The church attracts millions of pilgrims and tourists from around the world each year. There are three major Christian communities that serve as the custodians of the Holy Sepulchre. They include the Greek Orthodox, the Franciscan Order (known as the “Latins”), and the Armenian Church. Explore our other tours in Jerusalem and find many more exciting options.
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Nazareth is located in northern Israel, in the Lower Galilee region. It is situated about 25 kilometers west of the Sea of Galilee.
Yes, Nazareth is considered a significant city in religious terms, particularly for Christians. It is the hometown of Jesus Christ and holds great importance in Christian history and tradition. According to the New Testament, Nazareth is the place where Jesus grew up and spent his childhood. It is also mentioned as the location of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would conceive and bear Jesus.
Nazareth has a diverse population that includes a significant Arab Christian community, as well as a Muslim majority. The city is known for its religious and cultural diversity. Join our Nazareth tours to be blown away by the knowledgeable tour guides as they teach you all you want to know about this fascinating city.