The Sea of Galilee is the largest freshwater lake of Israel, rich in history and archaeology, dotted with several Israeli settlements and important religious sites all around the lake. The area or as it is called the Valley of Kinrot is known as one of the most significant sites of the Christian world where Christ met some of his first followers and performed his first miracles, Our tour will take us to some of those historical and religious sites.
Tel Aviv Area
A private tourist vehicle.
Service of a licensed English speaking driver/guide.
Pick up/drop off at hotel/ship.
Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route.
Prices are quoted in USD per vehicle.
Modest attire is required when visting the holy sites.
Head cover and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
On Saturdays and Jewish holidays a supplement of $140 per vehicle applies.
The tour from Jerusalem travels along the Jordan Valley.
This private tour is available daily.
08:00-Depart from the hotel/ship, drive north to the lower Galilee, our first stop is Mt.Arbel, a short walk will take us to a magnificant view point overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the valley of Kinrot.
Continue our drive to the city of Tiberias one of the four holy cities in Israel named after Tiberius the Roman Emperor. Tiberias became the seat of the Sanhedrin (the supreme Jewish court) during the 3rd century C.E., drive through the city and stop at Hammat Tiberias where we visit the ruins of the ancient Synagogue famous for its impressive mosic floor.
Proceed driving north along the Sea of Galilee to the village of Magdala, today an important Christian center, visit the ruins of the ancient Jewish village of Magdala recently excavated. Proceed to the nearby Kibbutz Geinosar where we see the ancient fishing boat called today Jesus boat dating from Jesus days, uncovered few years ago accidentally on the shore of the Sea of Galille.
We continue our tour driving to Mt.of Beatitudes, the traditional site where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, enoy the tranquility of the site and the great view of the Sea of Galilee. proceed to the nearby church of the Multiplication at Tabgha, the traditional site where Jesus multiplied the fish and loaves of bread. A short drive eastward will take us the the village of Capernaum, see the traditional site of the house of St.Peter and the local impressive ancient Synagogue.
Travel around the Sea of Galilee and along the Beit Tzaida valley to the east side of the lake, stop at Kursi known as the site of biblical Gergesa where according to the New Testament Jesus performed the miracle of the swines. Continue southward passing some Israeli settlements including Kibbutz Degania which was the first Kibbutz in Israel founded in 1910. Stop at nearby Yardenit, the Baptismal site on the Jordan river. On our way back we travel through the Yavneel valley, stop at Alumot lookout to enjoy a farewell view of the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan valley.
Our guides are all government licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, speak English or another language as ordered. We are proud of our team of guides, who are experienced, knowledgeable, interesting and service oriented, well-mannered and love guiding. On Trip Advisor you can find excellent reviews of our guided tours.
The vehicles used for the tours are government licensed tourist vehicles. They are designated for transporting tourists only, are comfortable, new and maintained by our in-house traffic officer. Families and small groups will enjoy travelling in a car driven by a suitably licensed driver-guide (two-in-one, no doubt a saving). Large groups will be transported in small or large luxury tourist buses.
In general for daily private tours is it better not to keep baggage in the car. If your tour is ending at the airport and therefore it is necessary to take your baggage, please let us know in advance so that we can provide a suitable vehicle. Please take into account that if you have a large number of suitcases that require a large vehicle, it may increase the tour price.
The most popular language is English, followed by Spanish, mandarin, French and German, however guiding is available in almost all foreign languages. For less popular languages it is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of a guide speaking your desired language. The cost of guides that speak languages other than English is higher and that will affect the tour price.
The basic price of the tour includes a vehicle and guide. We can of course reserve and include meals, accommodation, entrance fees and special activities (such as ATV rides, winery and/or culinary tours, etc.), as you may require.
The tour price does not include VAT (tourists are exempt from paying VAT on touring services), and anything else that has been decided not to include – such as accommodation, meals and entrance fees. In general we can include or exclude anything in or from the tour price, as required.
During the Israeli summers the days are long and the departure hour in the mornings can be as late as 09:00 AM. In winter the days are short so it is recommended not to leave any later than 08:00 AM to ensure arriving at all the sites planned for visiting before closing.
A touring days is up to 10 hours, however tours to nearer distances will be shorter and those to further distances will be longer, so that in general touring days will range from 9 to 11 hours accordingly.
The quantity and variety of restaurants in Israel is enormous. We try to select restaurants that serve typical Israeli cuisine. If you prefer chef or other type of restaurants we will be happy to recommend some that suit your budget and tastes.
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