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St. Joseph's Church, Nazareth, Israel

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From Jerusalem: Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Tour

1. From Jerusalem: Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Tour

Enjoy a day exploring some of the most significant holy sites in Israel on an excursion by bus from Jerusalem. The guided tour sets out from the city early in the morning and drives along the scenic coast via Tel Aviv and the plain of Armageddon to Nazareth. Arrive in Nazareth and visit St. Joseph’s Church and the Church of the Annunciation. The largest Roman Catholic church in the Middle East, the Church of the Annunciation is, according to tradition, the scene of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary.  Continue onwards via Kafr Kanna to view the Mount of Beatitudes and Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha. Set on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, you will stop to view the sea, and continue to the nearby ruins of the ancient synagogue of Capernaum. Visit Tiberias on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, considered one of the 4 Holy Cities of Judaism, along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed. Drive to the Jordan River at Yardenit, where guests are invited to receive an optional baptismal service. Return to Jerusalem via a scenic route that takes in views of Mt. Tabor, the site of the transfiguration.

From Jerusalem: Jordan River, Nazareth & Sea of Galilee Tour

2. From Jerusalem: Jordan River, Nazareth & Sea of Galilee Tour

Discover religious sights from the New Testament on this guided day trip from Jerusalem. Travel by air-conditioned coach to sights like the Church of the Annunciation, the Church of St Joseph, the village of Kafer Kana, and the Yardenit baptism. Depart from your hotel in central Jerusalem and travel to Nazareth by air-conditioned bus. Listen to stories about the city, known as the birthplace of Mary and the childhood home of Jesus, and learn about its importance in Christianity. Upon arrival, visit some of Nazareth’s key religious sites. Discover the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary. See the Church of St Joseph, believed to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Continue through the village of Kafer Kana, the site where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine, and arrive at the Sea of Galilee. Pass the Church of the Multiplication and explore Capernaum, before continuing to the ruined synagogue where Jesus taught. See the modern church built over St Peter’s house, and pass through Tiberias to arrive at the Yardenit baptism site on the Jordan River. On the return journey, enjoy beautiful views of Mount Tabor, before your tour ends back at your hotel.

Israel: Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Private Full-Day Tour

3. Israel: Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Private Full-Day Tour

Begin your tailor-made journey of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee with a hotel pickup, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Nazareth, where your guide will take you to see several religious sites. Start at the Church of Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel appeared before Mary before heading to the nearby Church of St. Josephs and its carpentry shop. Continue your tour by visiting the Greek Orthodox Church and the adjoining well, and walk through the town's markets on your way to visit the Greek Catholic Church. Next, head to the Mount of Precipitation, which is believed to be the site of the rejection of Jesus. Make sure to look around and enjoy panoramic views over the impressive Jezreel valley before continuing on to Cana, where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water to wine. Then, go to Tiberias, where you will visit the Capernaum, and the nearby Benedictine Church, where Jesus multiplied the loaves of bread and fish. Continue on to Mensa Christi, where Jesus made his final revelation, before making your way along the shore to the Mount of Beatitudes. Best of all, choose to be baptized in the Jordan River at Yardenit to make your trip special. If there's enough time, you can also climb up Mount Tabor to see the Church of the Transfiguration. Choose your destinations on this custom private tour, and your guide will be happy to turn this day into one to remember.

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What people are saying about St. Joseph's Church, Nazareth, Israel

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4.2 / 5

based on 296 reviews

An extremely informative and impressive tour! Highly Recommended. Our guide Dan Porges came up with enormous background knowledge. Not only did we learn a lot about the destinations we drove to, but also about history, geography, botany, etc. There was enough freedom for independent moments at the Sea of Galilee or the baptismal site on the Jordan! I highly recommend this trip with Dan to everyone!

It is a true unforgettable experience For life, and I would like to return to Israel to continue knowing all the beautiful, wonderful corners and with a lot of history, it is a privilege to have been in this very sacred land. Thanks to the guide Yuval for being so special and treating us with love.

Our tour was great. Our guide was very funny, very knowledge and shared so much history with us on the tour. We got to see so many amazing sights throughout the tour. It was an excellent tour, I would highly recommend it.

A nice tour with a very good guide Yuval, who told a lot of interesting things and answered all questions.

I loved the guide, he explained everything very well and very friendly.