Excursion «181. Around the Kinneret»

Class Big bus
Type Group tour
Language Russian

Riding a Boat on the Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee is a freshwater source and a natural reservoir in Israel, also known as the "Galilee Sea." The local population often jokes that Israel is washed by four seas.

Orthodox Compound of Mary Magdalene

The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes is a Catholic church erected on the site where, according to Christian tradition, the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes by Jesus Christ took place. The modern church stands where two historical churches once existed. The complex retains a unique early Christian mosaic, so the decoration and interior are done in a modest style to showcase the beauty of this historical monument.

Church of the Primacy of Peter

The Franciscan church features a prayer hall shaped like a boat. The niche in the altar is adorned with a beautiful mosaic depicting the apostle Peter in a boat. The walls of the church are decorated with symbols of the four Gospels and the phrase of Jesus addressed to the apostle Peter: "Feed my lambs." The stained glass windows depict fish and saints. In the inner courtyard, there is a statue of Peter, a replica of the famous work by the sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio (13th-14th centuries) located in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. It is a tradition for pilgrims to kiss the statue's big toe, which has been polished to a shine over the years.

Mount of Beatitudes

The mountain where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

Twelve Apostles Church

The Greek temple of the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles and the Greek Orthodox monastery were built in the 1980s on a part of the territory of evangelical Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Galilean House

The Yardenit Complex 

Important

Thematic excursion on July, 19!

Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

Info

Order cancellation conditions:If the excursion is canceled in less than 2 days - the penalty is 100%, unless insurance against non-departure is purchased.

  • People who are late and do not go on the excursion will not receive a refund.
  • The company is not responsible for lost items.
  • Requests for excursions for children under 5 years old are not accepted
  • Responsibility for having an individual insurance policy falls on the tourist.
  • Tourists may wait up to 30 minutes for the bus.
  • The company reserves the right to change the departure time for the excursion, which is communicated to the tourist the day before.
  • There is no indication of seats on the bus. Boarding and disembarking is carried out only at designated places.
  • Visiting holy places is permitted only in modest clothing (shoulders and knees must be covered).
  • Physical activity level: 3/5

We recommend:bring drinking water, a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, and comfortable shoes with you on the excursion.

The cost of trips does not include and is paid on the spot: meals, unless purchased additionally.

Attractions

Mount of Beatitudes

Israel is a country where, at almost every step, you can see one or another attraction preserved from biblical times. Mount of Beatitudes is the place where Jesus once delivered his Sermon on the Mount, consisting of several parts. Each of them began with the word "blessed." From this came the name of the mountain. In the first half of the 20th century, according to the project of Antonio Barluzzi, the Church of the Sermon on the Mount was built there. It is notable for the fact that instead of stained glass windows from which you can see the places where Jesus once passed.

Yardenit

As  known, Jesus was baptized in the waters of the Jordan River. That is why Christians from different parts of the world want to plunge into this river, and some want to perform the rite of baptism here. For this, the government of Israel was equipped with a special complex called Yardenit. The Yardenit complex is a calm backwater at the source of the sacred Jordan River. This place is equipped with everything necessary for the convenience of visitors. There are showers, locker rooms, and pedestrian walkways that make it convenient to approach the water. In addition, on the territory of the complex there are small shops where it is possible to purchase souvenirs or cosmetics from Israel, as well as special water containers for Jordan.

No one will remain hungry, because in the complex there is a restaurant with a large selection of dishes.

Church of the Apostles

the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles is the Greek Temple of  and the monastery of the Greek Orthodox Church. According to legend, the temple stands in place of the house where the Lord healed paralysis.

Kinnereth

This is a huge freshwater lake, which is also called the Sea of Galilee. It is the main source of fresh water for the whole of Israel. Despite the small size of the Kinnereth, more than 30% of fresh water is taken from it for the needs of the country. In the Kinnereth there are many different types of fish, therefore, fishing industry is thriving here. And coastal fish restaurants are famous for cooking fish dishes according to recipes that have remained virtually unchanged since the times of Jesus Christ. On the shore of the Kinnereth you can relax greatly. Near Tiberias, there are many sanitized paid beaches. History lovers also will not remain indifferent to the sights preserved from biblical times.

St. Peter's Church Tiberias

The uniqueness of the Church of St. Peter lies in the shape of its prayer hall, which resembles a boat.

The altar niche also resembles a fishing boat and features a beautiful mosaic depicting the Apostle Peter sitting in the boat.

The church is adorned with symbols of the four Gospels and the phrase spoken by Jesus to the Apostle Peter: "Feed my lambs."

The stained glass windows depict fish and saints.

In the backyard, between the church and the pilgrimage center "Casa Nova," there is a statue of Peter, brought from Rome in 1833.

This is a replica of the famous work by the sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio (13th-14th century), which is installed in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

The big toe of the sculpture's right foot has been polished by the kisses of pilgrims.

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