This 2 day tour combines the "Coastal Route" with the "Galilean Ministry of Christ", focusing on the major historical and religious sites in the Lower and the Western Galilee. A rare opportunity to get acquainted with the northern part of Israel called the Galilee.
Languages and Prices
A seat in a tourist vehicle sharing with other passengers.
Service of a licensed tourist guide in English plus another language.
Service of a licensed tourist vehicle.
Accommodation in a double room at a tourist class hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route except for breakfast at hotel.
Prices are quoted in USD per person sharing a double room.
Single Suplement: $90 per night.
Option for an upgraded hotel is available at a supplement of $90 per person per night.
This 2 day tour is a combination of the daily tours "The Coastal Route" and the Galilean Ministry of Christ"
The sequence of the touring days is subject to change.
Confirmation is subject to hotel availability.
Modest attire is required when visiting the holy sites.
Head cover and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Accommodation on bed and breakfast at a tourist class hotel.
We recommend to book the tour at least 72 hours in advance.
Drive north through the Sharon Plain and the Carmel coast, passing Zichron Yaakov on the way, continue northeast through Menashe hills to Nazareth, renowned as the hometown of Jesus, and an important pilgrimage and religious center. During the time of Jesus Nazareth was a small and insignificant agricultural village, however modern day Nazareth is a bustling, growing city, home to the largest Arab community in Israel. Visit the Church of the Annunciation, the church of St.Jospeh and the old city market.
Proceed via Cana of Galilee, view of the church of the Wedding situated on the traditional site of Jesus 1st miracle. Travel through Turan valley to the Sea of Galilee, arrive in Tiberias overlooking the Sea of Galilee for a short sightseeing tour. Tiberias named after Tiberius the Roman Emperor is one of the four holy cities of Judaism in Israel.
Drive along the Sea of Galilee passing Magdala and Geinosar on the way, view of Mt. of Beatitudes, visit Tabgha-the church of the Multiplication and Capernaum. We continue further south to the Jordan river where we make a short stop at Yardenit-the baptismal site.
We drive to Rosh Hanikra passing Kibbutz Lochamei Hagetaot (the Ghetto Fighters) and the city of Naharia, enjoy the view of the Galilee Coast and the Border to Lebanon, descend by a cable car to the magnificent Marine grottoes for a visit.
Proceed to the city of Akko, the capital of the Crusaders kingdom 800 years ago, today an Unseco's heritage site. Enter the Old city for a walking tour, visit the Underground Crusader city, the Knight Halls and St. John's crypt, walk through the Templar escape tunnel, see the Arab bazaar, the Fishing port, the Pillars Inn, the Pizan Quarter and the Sea Wall.
Continue to the city of Haifa, the 3rd largest city of Israel and its main sea port, ascend Mt.Carmel, enjoy a panoramic view of the city, the Bay and the Bahai Gardens (world center of the Bahai faith). Drive south along the Carmel Coast to Caesarea Maritima, its antiquities park is one of Israel’s most impressive parks, housing unique buildings from various periods, standing side by side over an area of 500 dunams (125 acres), there are architectural remains from the Hellenistic period (the 3rd century BCE) to the Crusader period (the 12th century), when Caesarea was a port city and spent many years as Israel’s capital.
Visit the Roman theater, see the recent archaeological excavations with Marine Palace, the Hippodrome, the Bath house, walk into the Crusader city, view of the Ancient Port, the Byzantine street and the Aqueduct.
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We collect from most of the hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as well as from the major hotels in Netanya and Herzliya. Simply select your hotel from the list of hotels while registering for the desired tour and wait in the hotel lobby at the time indicated. The driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby.
Group tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. If your hotel is in one of these cities but is not on the list, please contact us by email and we will provide the nearest pick up location with directions.
On multi-day/weekly tours your luggage accompanies you. Please coordinate the number of suitcases you intend bringing with the office by using the special comments box. It should be noted that we attend to the safety of your belongings but cannot take responsibility for them.
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