Along the way:
After a morning pick up from the port we’ll drive to the top of Mt Carmel for a view and then leaving the city, driving east toward the Lower Galilee area ascending toward Nazareth Mountains. Follow the historical road via Canna down to the shore of the Sea of Galilee, more than 200m (660ft) below sea level, and south along the coat of the lake to the Jordan River.
What you see:
♦ Mt Carmel: Probably the most outstanding viewpoint in Israel. Your way will take you from the port up the mountain top, Via Stela Maris, to Lui Promenade right above the Baha’i Gardens, for a breathtaking vista of the city, the bay and far beyond to the Galilee mountain and all the way to Lebanon.
♦ Nazareth: Upon arrival to Nazareth, fascinating town filled with rich historical significance, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the amazing Basilica of the Annunciation, one of Christendom’s most revered shrines and the largest church in the Middle East. Close by you’ll visit also the St Joseph Church, built where according to the tradition joseph’s carpentry work shop stood.
♦ Sea of Galilee: Leaving Nazareth we’ll drive from the picks of Nazareth Mountains, through the village of Cana, down to 200m below sea level to the Sea of Galilee. You’ll visit:
- Tabgha: Where Jesus fed the multitudes. Soaking in the atmosphere of this site, you’ll visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish, with the amazing mosaic of the Byzantine period church. You can almost imagine yourself amongst the crowd.
- Capernaum: Located on the beautiful shores of the Sea of Galilee, and considered as the center of Jesus’ ministry, while he was living in this area. During your visit here, you’ll see the ruins of this fisherman village along with the ancient synagogue from the Talmudic period and of the house of St Peter.
- Mount of the Beatitudes: Visit the beautiful Church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the famous Sermon on the Mount. standing on the top of that mountain, offering one of Israel’s most breathtaking vista, you’ll touch the inspiration for that important event in the history of Christianity.
♦ Jordan River: Leaving the north of the Sea of Galilee you’ll drive south along the lake shore, crossing the city of Tiberias, to the most southern point on the lake, where the Jordan River starts each way south toward the Dead Sea. You’ll visit the modern Baptismal site Yardenit where you can make your way all the way to the river level and watch people baptizing in the Jordan River water.
- Wear conservative attire when visiting religious sites. Please cover shoulders and knees.
- To fully participate may require periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces. There are steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and periods of standing.
- Walking shoes are recommended together with sun protection.
- The price include guiding, transportation and all admissions.
- The price does not include meals