The Galilee is mountainous ridge in northern Israel, known in the western world mostly as the homeland of Jesus of Nazareth.
Nearby 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).
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.
Heading 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 (!).
If 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 .
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