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Private Tour to the Galilee

Chritian tour GalileeThe Galilee is mountainous ridge in northern Israel, known in the western world mostly as the homeland of Jesus of Nazareth.

Being so, we start by heading towards Nazareth  , passing by the ruins of ancient Caesarea  , Roman period metropolis, and Megiddo , probable location of “Armageddon” (Apocalypse 16:16), on the way.

Private tour NazarethAt Nazareth   itself we first visit the Catholic Church of Annunciation  (Luke 1), its Archaeological Museum  and its nearby Saint Joseph Church .

Strolling through the Market we visit the Synagogue church   (Luke 4), and up to “Mary’s Well” , and Saint Gabriel church , and possibly drive to see Mount Precipice .

Wedding Church CanaNearby we visit “Wedding church” in  Cana  , located at the possible location of the “first miracle” performed by Jesus, in turning water into wine (John 2).

We then pass by the medieval battle field Horns of Hattin  , and  head towards the Sea of Galilee  and possibly stop for lunch in one of the local fish restaurants (“Saint Peter’s fish wikipedia s any one?..” ).

Guided tour GalileeAt Tabgha wikipedia s, we can review the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and fishes  (Luke 9), and the “Church of the Primacy of Peter (John 21), where Peter was appointed by Jesus.

tour to Capernaum

Upon reaching Capernaum  , “the town of Jesus“,we will review its archaeological finds, namely the Ancient Synagogue and the church over the house of Peter’s Mother in law.

Mount of BeatitudesHeading back, and if time permits, we can also view Capernaum’s Church of the Twelve Apostles  and Capernaum’s Mausoleum ; stop to view the finds related to Bethsaida  and Chorazin , or appreciate the modern church at the Mount of Beatitudes  and/ or “Domus Galilaeae“ .

We can also stop at the new excavation at Magdala , hometown of Mary Magdalene, where recently a first century Synagogue was discovered (!).

Boat of the Galilee

Nearby at Ginosar   we can visit the famous 2000 year old  “Sea of Galilee Boat”  is displayed. Nearby we can also go for a Sail on the Sea of Galilee , and visit the ruins of Ancient Tiberias .


baptism siteIf we return to Jerusalem, we could drive through the Jordan valley, and have a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River   at  “Yardenit” . We will also be passing by Belvoir Beit She’an Aenon near Salim Jericho Baptism site (el-Maghtas/ Qasr el-Yahud) Qumran    (site of the find of the Dead Sea Scrolls), and the Good Samaritan Inn  .

Book a Private Tour to the Galilee

The cost of a private tour to the Galilee + transportation starts at USD$800. Contact me for more details and booking a tour:

Presenting Nazareth, Cana, and Capernaum to “The Watchman” Erick Stakelbeck, 2019

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