OVERVIEW: Visit the beautiful region of Galilee where Jesus was baptized, preached and performed many of his miracles. HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the bank of River Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus and visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount. At the Church of Multiplication, see the site where Christ is believed to have performed his miracle with two fish and five loaves. Walk through Capernaum, the center of Jesus' ministry, and Nazareth, the scene of Jesus' youth. Lunch is served. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk 2 miles over uneven terrain with some steps. Please wear conservative attire and cover shoulders and knees as religious sites are visited.
Visit many of the sites which are sacred to Christians when you travel to Galilee. This is a beautiful region of Israel and the scene of Christ’s youth. Here Jesus was baptized, preached and performed many of his miracles.
-River Jordan: Revered by the faithful as the spot where John the Baptist baptized Jesus
-Mount of Beatitudes: See the spot where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount
-Church of the Multiplication: Visit the site where Christ is believed to have performed his miracle with two fish and five loaves
-Capernaum: Walk through the center of Jesus’ ministry and visit the ancient synagogue where Jesus prayed and preached
-Nazareth: Visit the scene of Jesus’ youth and the Basilica of the Annunciation
-Lunch: Served on a kibbutz or at a restaurant
Your tour will take you to a site on the banks of the River Jordan, revered by many Christians as the spot where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount. In 2000, Pope John-Paul II celebrated the Eucharist on its slope. From the terrace of the domed Catholic Church, founded in 1937, there are splendid views of the Sea of Galilee.
In the town of Tabgha, you will visit The Church of the Multiplication, believed to occupy the site where Christ performed his miracle of dividing the two fish and five loaves. The church has a beautiful 5th century Byzantine mosaic floor depicting the miracle.
Capernaum was the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. On your guided walking tour in the town, you will visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Christ preached.
Nestled in a circle of cypress studded hills, Nazareth is the scene of Jesus’ youth. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, consecrated in 1969, the largest Christian Church in the Middle East. The church is said to mark the grotto where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary.
You will have a wonderful photo opportunity with panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee. Lunch will be served on a kibbutz or at a restaurant.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard ship) and photo identification when in port
-Camera and cash for shopping (most major stores accept US dollars and credit cards)
-Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
-Please wear conservative attire and cover shoulders and knees as religious sites are visited during the tour.
-Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
-Guests must be able to walk 2 miles over uneven terrain with some steps.
-This tour uses personal audio wireless headsets where needed.
-The itinerary may alter depending on local traffic or conditions.
-The Church in Tabgha is closed on Sundays; St. Peter’s Primacy will be visited instead.