Trace the paths traversed by Jesus and the places where he performed his most famous miracles as you visit some of the most revered pilgrimage sites in all Christendom. Drive to Nazareth for a visit to the Church of Annunciation, the place where the archangel Gabriel had appeared to Mary to tell her about the birth of Jesus.
Go on to the Sea of Galilee and visit the ruins at Capernaum, the city which was the scene of several of the miracles performed by Jesus.
Stop at Tabgha, the traditional site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes. Situated near the northeastern shore of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), it is about 2.5 kilometers south of Capernaum.
Proceed via Tiberias to the baptismal site of Yardenit, the place where the Jordan River flows out of the Sea of Galilee and into the Dead Sea. Every year, millions of tourists flock to this place to get baptized.
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You will be picked up from your hotel in Jerusalem in an air-conditioned coach and taken for an Excursion to Nazareth, Capernaum and Jordan River. A bilingual guide (English and Spanish/French/German) will accompany you on this tour.
Drive to Nazareth (1.45 hour) for a visit to the Church of Annunciation. The Church of Annunciation is a modern Catholic church built over the remains of Byzantine and Crusader churches. It incorporates the cave in which the Virgin Mary received the news from Gabriel that she would give birth to Jesus. The site has been a pilgrimage destination since earliest times and remains an important stop for Holy Land pilgrims today.
Continue to the Church of Joseph is built over a cave known as Joseph's Workshop. It contains the remains of a cistern and storage pits which may date from the village that Christ knew.
Drive to the Sea of Galilee (40min) via Canna and visit the ruins at Capernaum. You will have about an hour to see the ruins of public buildings, synagogues and an octagonal church.
Stop at Tabgha and visit the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish. Spend about 45 minutes exploring this beautiful church which celebrates the miraculous feeding of 5000 people with five loaves and two fishes by Jesus.
Take a 45-minute lunch break (payable direct).
Proceed via Tiberias to the baptismal site of the Jordan river outlet Yardenit. One of the most visited and holiest sites for Christians, the baptismal site is located on the banks of the Jordan River between magnificent eucalyptus trees and the natural river flora.
The tour ends at the starting point.
This was a huge day. The tour from Jerusalem commenced at 6 am. We had pick ups there before heading to Tel Aviv to make some more. It was about 8 o'clock before we started...PAUL M MORE
Loved the history, information given by guide, the ride, food. All very very interesting. I would do this again....Roselyn Linda Finau
English and Spanish speaking Tour: Wednesday & Saturday
English and German or French-speaking Tour: Monday (depending upon request)
Start time: 0600h (06:00am)
Duration: 11.5 hours
Your hotel in Jerusalem.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Jerusalem.
Since this is a tour of holy sites, modest dress is required (long trousers or skirt). No shirts or half-sleeved dresses. Shoulder must be covered. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
It is mandatory to state your passport (country) and passport number. This is necessary to finalize a booking, as people who hold just Israeli citizenship need to pay 18% V.A.T. on addition to the given price (people of Israeli citizenship wishing to book are requested to contact us).
If you require a guide who speaks German, French, or Spanish (in addition to English) please state your preferred language when booking. Tour can be run in just one language.
Please bring your passport with you.
Animals are not permitted on the tour.
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