Excursion «Nazareth and the Sea of ​​Galilee»

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Class Big bus
Type Group tour
Language French

The tour begins with a drive along the coastal road, then we turn towards the Valley of Armageddon. From here, we will see Megiddo. We pass by Mount Precipice and arrive in Nazareth. Here, we will visit the beautiful Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. On the way to the Sea of Galilee, we pass through Cana of Galilee, where Christ turned water into wine. From a distance, we will see the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, and stop in Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. In Tabgha, we visit the Roman Catholic Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. We pass Tiberias on the edge of the Sea of Galilee and stop at Yardenit. This River Jordan baptismal site could have been where John baptized Jesus. On the return journey, we pass Mount Tabor, where the Transfiguration took place.

Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

Info

Cancellation Policy:
In case of cancellation by the tourist less than 3 days prior, a penalty of 100% applies, unless "Cancellation Insurance" has been purchased.
Refunds are provided only if "Cancellation Insurance" has been purchased.

Important:

Latecomers and those who do not join the tour will not receive a refund.
Excursion requests for children under 5 years old are not accepted.
The company is not responsible for lost items.
The responsibility for having individual travel insurance lies with the tourist.
Tourists may wait for the bus for up to 30 minutes.
Minor changes to the itinerary are possible.
The company reserves the right to change the departure time for the tour, and tourists will be informed the day before.
There are no assigned seats on the bus. Boarding and disembarking only take place at designated locations.
Visiting holy sites is allowed only in modest attire (shoulders and knees must be covered).
The excursion starts after a sanitary-technical stop, and before that, there is a transfer to the starting point of the excursion.
The tour may be conducted in multilingual groups.
Fitness Level: 4/5

Recommendations: Bring drinking water, a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes for the excursion.

The cost of meals is not included and is paid on-site if not purchased separately.

Attractions

Nazareth

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."

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.

Capernaum

Capernaum

The New Testament calls Capernaum the birthplace of the four apostles of Christ: Andrew, Peter and the brothers John and James.

Capernaum was located near Tabgha (5 km), on the northwestern shore of Lake Kinneret, known in the Gospels as the Sea of ​​Galilee .

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. Joseph's Church

The Church of St. Joseph is located next to the Church of the Annunciation and is part of a complex that included a technical college, a school for children, a hospital, and a pilgrim house.

The church is built on the site where, according to tradition, Joseph's carpentry workshop once stood. There is a belief that Joseph's house was also located here.

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