Excursion «218. Annunciation in Nazareth»

Class «Tourist class»
Type Group tour
Language Russian

Embarking on an exciting journey through the historical shrines of Nazareth, you will encounter deep roots of Christian faith, inspired by the greatness of moments associated with the Annunciation. The tour will begin with a fascinating journey through the streets of the ancient city of Nazareth, immersing yourself in its rich cultural and religious atmosphere.

The first stop is the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, which stands at the site where, according to Christian tradition, the Archangel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary her pregnancy with Jesus. Stepping into this sacred temple, you will feel the spiritual grandeur and mystery of this moment, which held immense significance for the Christian world.

Next, the path will lead to the Church of the Twelve Apostles, symbolizing the preaching and message of the apostles who spread the teachings of Jesus Christ throughout the world. In this sanctuary, you will delve into the rich history of early Christianity and feel a connection to those who embraced this important mission.

Concluding your journey, we will head to the Yardenit complex, the site of the baptism of Jesus Christ. Here, on the banks of the holy Jordan River, you will be able to feel the same sacred energy that accompanied the moment of baptism.

A tour on the eve of the Annunciation holiday in Nazareth is an unforgettable journey into the world of spiritual greatness and historical events that have left their mark on the hearts of millions of believers around the world.

Departure days

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Conditions for order cancellation:
If a tourist cancels an excursion in less than 3 days – penalty 100%, if "Non-departure Insurance" is purchased.
Money is returned only if "Non-departure Insurance" is available.


  • 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  carried out only in designated places.
  • Visiting holy places is permitted only in modest clothing (shoulders and knees must be covered).
  • The excursion begins after a sanitary stop, and before that there is a transfer before the start of the excursion.
  • 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.



Nazareth, is the third most important city for Christians after Jerusalem and Bethlehem, here the childhood and youth of Jesus Christ passed. Nazareth got its name from the Hebrew word "netzer" - a branch, although in modern Hebrew this word is not used to denote a branch. Nazareth was first mentioned in the Gospel.
According to archaeological excavations, there used to be an agricultural settlement, where only a few families lived, including the holy family (the Blessed Virgin Mary, Joseph and Jesus Christ). The significant Christian shrine in Nazareth is undoubtedly the grotto of the Annunciation, over which the Temple of the Annunciation was erected. In the vicinity of the city there are: Sepphoris National Park - the parental home of Mary, the remains of the Crusader fortress and other archaeological sites.
It is because of this that Jesus is called “ha-Nozri,” which means Nazarene.

Temple of the Annunciation

Thanks to the Roman emperor Constantine the Great and his mother Elena,  were built churches on the territory of the Holy Land celebrating the main gospel events: the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth.  According to the Christian tradition, Mary lived here exactly when the archangel Gabriel announced the good news about the birth of the messiah, thats why this place it seems to be unique.
The modern church was erected in 1969 and is the largest Catholic church in the entire Middle East. The church consists of two levels, the lower level is the grotto, where, upon giving, was Virgin Mary during the Annunciation. You should pay attention to the frescoes that have come down to us from the past and miraculously preserving their almost original appearance.
In the grotto there is a throne with a marble circle, where the message is written in Latin: "Verbum caro hic factum est" - "Here your word has become flesh."


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.