Tour the Galilee from Eilat with our professional guides. Travel to Nazareth, tour the Churches, continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes, explore the City of Christ, and travel to the Jordan River, where you can be baptized if you wish.
The Galilee is made up of four areas the upper Galilee, the Golan Heights, the Sea of Galilee, and the Western Galilee. There are plenty of mountains and streams, and the scenery is amazing, with all of the colors that change during the seasons.
Nazareth is the city that is said to be Jesus' childhood home, according to the New Testament. The largest Christian sanctuary in the Middle East is the Church of Annunciation. Nazareth is also the place that Gabriel told Mary that she would give birth to Jesus.
The tour will begin its journey traveling South along Israel’s scenic Arava road, providing a magnificent view of the Desert and the Plain of Armageddon whilst making way to Nazareth. Arriving in Nazareth we visit the Church of Annunciation, a significant remnant of the Byzantine era, where it is said according to Catholic sources, the Annunciation was held. Next to the Church of Annunciation lies the Church of St. Joseph, the proclaimed site of residence of the Holy family and the carpenter’s workshop.
Leaving Nazareth we will head towards the Mount of Beatitudes where traditions states that Jesus delivered his most famous sermon also known as The Sermon on the Mount. We then stop at Tabgha to visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish, that resides on top of two previously existing churches.
Moving on we’ll stop by the ruins to explore the City of Christ and the ancient synagogue residing within it. We then head towards the baptismal site on the Jordan River - the Yardenit, where you could participate in an optional baptismal service.
The tour then ends,making way to central Israel whilst providing a panoramic view of Mount Tabor,the site of The Transfiguration of Jesus.
Approximate time of arrival back to Eilat Hotels is 23:00 PM