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Haifa Shore Excursion: Nazareth and Galilee Day Trip

  • Full-day shore excursion to Nazareth and Galilee from Haifa Port
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth and learn about the Angel Gabriel's apparition
  • Stop at the sacred sites of Galilee including Yarendit, Capernaum and Tabgha
Haifa Shore Excursion: Nazareth and Galilee Day Trip
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Haifa Shore Excursion: Nazareth and Galilee Day Trip
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When arriving in Israel at the Port of Haifa, visit the holy lands of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee on this guided, full-day shore excursion. Travel to the city of Nazareth, described in the New Testament as the childhood home of Jesus. See popular sites like the Basilica of the Annunciation and Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. At the Sea of Galilee, see where Jesus performed miracles and visit the synagogue where he first taught his followers. Port of Haifa pickup and drop-off included.
What to Expect
This full-day tour begins with a Port of Haifa pickup in an air-conditioned minivan. Then it’s a 40-minute drive through the Carmel mountains to Nazareth, the capital and largest city in the Northern District of Israel, also known as “the Arab capital of Israel.” In the New Testament, Nazareth is described as the home of Mary and the childhood home of Jesus. As a result, it’s a center of Christian pilgrimage, with many shrines commemorating biblical events.

On this tour, visit the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary to tell her she would be the mother of Jesus. See the Church of St Joseph, built over the carpentry workshop of Mary’s husband, Joseph, and pass through Kafr Kanna, where Jesus turned water into wine.

Farther north, pass by the Church of the Multiplication next to the Sea of Galilee. This is where the miracle of the loaves and fishes took place in the Gospel of John. Walk along the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit the village of Capernaum, where Jesus spent time teaching in the local synagogue. It was also the home town of the apostles Peter, James, Andrew and John.

Finally, travel to the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, where the Jordan River meets the Dead Sea in Tiberias. This is where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. And make a stop to see the Mount of Beatitudes, a hill in northern Israel where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

The tour concludes here. Board the coach for the return trip to the Port of Haifa.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Port of Haifa for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Reviews (50)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really great day with Jerry. We immediately had a connection and had a really great time driving through and visiting Nazareth, Capernaum, and the Lower Galilee region. He had a lot of wonderful insights and personal anecdotes which made the region really come...More

Thank jhlim331
Reviewed 28 May 2018
excellent tour

This is a really good tour company who was on-time, sent a very knowledgable and kind guide, and took us to all the desired locations. I highly recommend this company.

1  Thank emcubed2016
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile
Detailed Private Tours

Our private tour was great. Our guide was knowledgeable and knew how to avoid long lines. The Land Rover Discovery vehicle was very comfortable and we feel that we saw many more things than we could have seen on a conventional tour.

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 20 November 2017
Best way to see the biblical sites!

Can't say enough about our tour with this company and our tour guide Tal. We saw all the biblical sites and were prepared for each stop with historical information and lead to all the points of interest with a running commentary so we didn't miss...More

3  Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 18 November 2017
Our time in Israel was just incredible thanks to Guided Tours Israel.

This guide service is so exceptional I am writing my first review ever! Leo at Guided Tours Israel helped me plan our two days in Israel, via email, answering all my questions and guiding me through our many options. We were on a ship, arriving...More

2  Thank kathryn602017
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20 September 2018|
Response from Cheryl K |
Ours was a small group tour of 14 people and about 9 hours. Very comfortable walk in van with a driver as well as a private guide. Highly recommended.
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