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Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee

From $110.00 / person

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Stand in the very places where Jesus lived and preached on this full-day Christian Galilee tour from Jerusalem. Travel to the lush region around the Sea of Galilee, and explore the sites of Jesus’ childhood and ministry. Explore Capernaum, where Jesus taught; see the site of the feeding of the 5,000; and visit Nazareth among other hallowed sites. Entrance fees, and Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Day trip to the Christian sites of Galilee from Jerusalem
  • Experience the locations significant to Jesus’ life and ministry around the Galilee region
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation and Church of St. Joseph in Nazareth
  • View the Sea of Galilee and visit Tabgha, the site of the feeding of the 5,000
  • See the Mount of Beatitudes and visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ activities here
  • Includes all entrance fees
  • Air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off in Jerusalem included

Additional Details

Pickup included
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Pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

St George St 15, Jerusalem

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin with a morning pickup from your hotel in Jerusalem, and settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, gaze out over Israel’s central plains as you travel northward to Nazareth and the lush countryside of the Galilee region, set around the Sea of Galilee, the site of Jesus’ ministry.

On route, pass the Plain of Megiddo, cited by the bible as the location where the ‘Last Battle’ or ‘Armageddon’ will be fought. Then, arrive in Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood, and visit the beautiful Church of Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel is said to have spoken to the Virgin Mary. Afterward, call at the nearby Church of St Joseph, believed to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop.

Continue east and drive up Mount Tabor to enjoy sweeping views of the Jezreel Valley and see the Church of the Transfiguration, traditionally held to mark the site of Jesus’ transfiguration, when he spoke to the prophets Moses and Elijah.

Having explored here, travel onward to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Drink in the biblical views over the lake where Jesus is said to have walked on water, and visit Tabgha, the site of the miraculous feeding of the 5,000.

Pass the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount, and visit Capernaum, the ancient fishing village that was the center of his activities in Galilee.

Here, wander around the well-preserved ruins of the 4th-century synagogue that stands over the synagogue where Jesus is said to have taught, and see the remnants of what’s believed to be the home of disciple Peter.

Finally, relax on your return drive, ending your tour with a drop-off at your Jerusalem hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Church of the Annunciation
• Drive north from Jerusalem, arriving to NAZARETH, the Galilean childhood home of Jesus to visit the CHURCH OF ANNUNCIATION, celebrating the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Joseph Church
• Visit ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, built where the carpentry workshop of Joseph, father of Jesus, used to be.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mount Tabor
• Drive eastwards and ascend MT. TABOR, for a magnificent view of the Jezreel Valley and visit the CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION, the traditional site of the transfiguration of Jesus.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tabgha
• Continue eastwards to the shores of the SEA OF GALILEE and visit TABGHA, the site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and fish’.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Mount of Beatitudes
• Pass by the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place.
Stop At:  
Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park
Visit CAPERNAUM, a Jewish fisherman village of 2000 years ago that was the center of Jesus’ messianic work. Known as “his town” Jesus spent a substantial part of his life here – healing the sick, preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Tiberias
Pass through Tiberias on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CTO Israel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee.

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star-2
NO recommended
Taro11610
, Nov 2019
The guide came to the pick up point 1 hour late. He sold us an optional tour of boat trip of Galilee Lake at 49 US dollar. I was not interested in it and did not join, and I had to spend 1 hour by the lake. The guide made many mistakes in the explanation of the Bible. The lunch time was 17:00 and we were brought to an isolated restaurant, where expensive St. Peter's fish was the only choice. I expected to visit Christian holy sites and spend more time. I did not enjoy this tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We take this very seriously , Can you please leave your email or send me an email to ctotours@isdn.net.il Thank you Dan
star-2
incomplete tour due to business on the side
TeresaN1395
, Oct 2019
The tour started normal heading galilee, but at the time of the first bathroom stop we were offered a side trip boat ride in to galilee sea, to be paid in cash $30 per person(45 min ride), we made clear to the guide that we wanted to see all the sites described in the itinerary and that we did not wanted to sacrifice anything for the boat; he say yes and we agree and pay to him the extra money; then we started to get rushed; we went 3 minutes to the multiplication church and the explanation was this is the mosaic, also rushed in Capernaum ruins (10 minutes) because we will be late for the boat; after the boat we head for Nazareth to eat in a place called Casanova and it was not good we were charged 100 shakels per person on a horrible food; after lunch we headed to the nativity church to visit the other places listed on the itinerary, unfortunately the tour guide started to say that we were too late and that mt tabor church was already closed, and that we will not see mt tabor, he offered to take us to Jericho city, that we visited in a previous tour, but everyone else say that was ok and we had no choice but to go Jericho again. This was not nice experience, our Tour was incomplete because the Tour Guide decided to do some money on the side and at the end required a minimum tip per person, this action was totally unprofessional and we want our money back.
star-4
Full Day Christian Tour
yvonne K
, Jun 2019
Our driver was extremely late in picking us up that I had to ring the emergency number supplied to check if it at all he was coming. He eventually arrived. We were so relieved to see him. He apologised for being late and stated that it was due to the fact that he had been given the wrong hotel to pick up the other couple whom were joining us from Jerusalem. We got started with our journey/ trip. Our first stop was the Church of Transfiguration Mount Tabor. It was amazing to enter the church and to be at the site where it is traditionally believed that Jesus was transfigured and spoke with the prophet Moses and Elijah. We were able to do our prayers and see also the amazing view of the Jezreel Valley. From there we visited Nazareth to see the church of Annunciation where the angel Gabriel informed Mary that she would bear a child. We also visited the Church of St Joseph where Joseph did his carpentry. Underneath the church is a synagogue where Jesus preached and studied. Our guide did not want to take us to Mount of Beatitudes because he thought that it was not part of the itinerary, but after speaking to his tour manager he agreed, but unfortunately it was closed, so was Tabgha the site of the multiplication of the loaves. Better luck next time. We visited Capernaum the Town of Jesus as our final stop. Thank God it was open. We were able to visit and see the remains of the ancient synagogue where Jesus preached and areas where he performed various miracles. We also saw the statue of Peter holding the key to the Kingdom of heaven as well as the house of Peter and the church built above Peter's house. We enjoyed all the sites we were able to see and the amazing views and history. We hope to book with Viator again to visit Mount of Beatitudes and Tabgha on our next visit to israel. We would like to thank our tour guide for giving us a wonderful and memorable experience on this trip.
star-5
Tour was amazing , very informative...
Kanika W
, Feb 2018
Tour was amazing , very informative, learned alot and saw alot . Our guide was very knowledge and funny. I would definitely recommend !!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
I wont give this tour a 5 rating...
gramplam
, Feb 2018
I wont give this tour a 5 rating only because I didnt realize that wed be spending our time visiting a lot of Catholic churches that were built on top of historical sites. For some people thats exactly what they want but I didnt come to Israel to visit Catholic churches so maybe that should be made a little more clear in the tour information. Unfortunately Ive discovered that many of the tours are like that. Also, I would have also liked to have had a few moments in some of the more significant sites just to reflect a little bit on that significance but time constraints didnt allow for it. Beyond those two things our guide was excellent and had a wealth of knowledge and experience. I learned a great deal about the history of the various areas we visited. Overall it was a very good tour.
star-5
Our guide Ido was both friendly and...
geoff d
, Sep 2016
Our guide Ido was both friendly and knowledgeable. He also needed to talk in Spanish as well as English as one couple was from Colombia. We mentioned the areas we were interested in and he organised the tour to meet our needs. Having a smaller tour vehicle allowed us to drive to the top of Mt Tabor making it easier. Driving to Nazareth Ido was able to give us first hand knowledge as his parents came from near the Jordan river. Stopping for lunch at the Abu Khaled restaurant was a pleasant surprise as the food was delicious and keenly priced. The local attractions of the church of annunciation and Joseph the carpenter were interesting. Driving to the Galilee was special as visiting Tagbha and Capernaum the highlight. Peters house was facinating and we could stroll beside the sea of Galilee. The trip home to Tel Aviv was lengthy due to traffic issues but Ido was up to the job. We would definately recommend this trip to others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
While this was a very good tour and...
Timothy N
, Sep 2016
While this was a very good tour and our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of the tour group members, the number of places to visit was rather ambitious for the amount of time available and size of the geographic area to be covered. We would give the guide five stars for what we learned from him, we kept the overall tour rating at four stars because of there being so much to see in just one day.

Product code: 6803P4

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