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Private Tour to the Galilee

Exclusive Private Tour of the Galilee

The Galilee is a lush mountainous ridge in northern Israel with a long and rich past. It has played a major role in Jewish history and is also known as the homeland of Jesus of Nazareth. Join us on a private guided tour that will explore this enchanting region, including the Sea of Galilee and its environs.

Explore Nazareth, Jesus’ Hometown

Embark on a journey northward, passing the remnants of the Roman-era metropolis of Caesarea and the biblical Megiddo, often linked with Armageddon (Revelation 16:16). Upon reaching Nazareth, our first stop is the renowned Church of the Annunciation. Built atop the believed home of Mary, it is where the miraculous announcement of her impending pregnancy unfolded. This colossal monument, the largest church in Israel, features courtyards adorned with icons, and a lily-shaped dome over the site of the annunciation. Adjacent to this grandeur lies the humble Church of St. Joseph, traditionally considered Jesus’s childhood home. Time permitting, wander through Nazareth’s old city market and track Synagogue-Church — reputedly the spot where Jesus first proclaimed his Messianic role (Luke 4).

Visit Cana, Jesus’ First Miracle Site

A mere six miles north of Nazareth brings you to Cana, the biblical setting where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine during a wedding (John 2). Explore the Catholic “Wedding Church,” revealing the archaeological finds of an ancient synagogue and a large stone jar beneath its foundation.

The Captivating Surroundings of Sea of Galilee

Upon reaching the shores of the Sea of Galilee, consider a lunch break, savoring the famous Saint Peter’s fish. Continue to Capernaum, a small fishing village where 2,000 years ago Jesus settled and laid the foundation of Christian faith. Review its rich archaeological finds, including an elaborate ancient synagogue and Byzantine-era church. Next, ascend to the Mount of Beatitudes, a magnificent church amidst gardens overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The site provides a serene setting to reflect on the revolutionary messages delivered here by Jesus – the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5).

Discover Magdala and the Galilee Boat

Before concluding our journey, reach the Sea of Galilee Boat, a rare 1st-century CE fishing vessel displayed in Kibbutz Ginosar. Nearby, explore Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene. Marvel at the 1st-century CE synagogue, and the adjacent modern Catholic church commemorating Jesus’ teaching an miracles. Time permitting join a short Sail on the Sea of Galilee experience, adding a memorable finale to your tour.

What’s included

  • Guiding by a licensed, expert, private guide
  • Transportation in luxury level van or SUV
  • Pick-up and drop-off at any address
  • Free Wi-Fi and chilled bottled mineral water

What’s excluded

  • Site entrance fees
  • Meals and snacks
  • Gratuities

What to bring

  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Modest clothing when visiting holy sites (no shorts or bare shoulders)
  • Some cash

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    I would like to thank you once again for the really good time we had in Israel, thanks to you. The whole experience… had an amazing impact on me, it made me see things in a different light.. thank you!

    Mieke Van der V., Holland

    My parents cannot stop talking about how you made this trip so amazing!! .. We just loved how you made everything so interesting and educational. Thank you again for everything!!... Israel is lucky to have you.

    Dalia S., USA

    Thank you for an amazing couple of days, we could not have seen half of what we wanted without you. Everything was perfect!

    Allison W,. USA

    Thanks very much for a really special day. I loved being able to go to the special places for Christians.. an everlasting experience for me… And thanks… for your professionalism and deep knowledge and dedication...

    Ann D., New Zealand

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