Highlights Around the Sea of Galilee Tour

Starts in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya & NetanyaAvailable every day
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Our Highlights Around The Sea of Galilee Tour takes you full circle around the world’s second-lowest, and perhaps the most famous, freshwater lake in the world. Enjoy exceptional views of the beautiful Galilee area, the sea, and the Golan Heights on this fully guided tour. Visit all highlights around the sea in one day on a tour that has it all; culture, history, breathtaking scenery, and bucket list destinations.

Start your day with a pickup from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and drive north for your fully guided Highlights Around The Sea of Galilee Tour. Your first stop is the Yardenit Baptismal site at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee where it meets the Jordan River. Yardenit, whichmeans “Little Jordan” in Hebrew, is said to be one of the possible sites of Jesus’ baptism. Today, it welcomes hundreds of thousands of pilgrims yearly. Hear all about this fascinating site and enjoy a short dip in the river for a truly immersive start of the tour. Continue along the eastern coastline for a stop at the panoramic lookout point Mitzpe Shalom, where all of the Galilee is laid out in front our your eyes. Visit Kursi, an archeological site with the largest remains of a Byzantine monastery in Israel. Tour ancient Capernaum and ascend the Mount of Beatitudes to enjoy the serene and tranquil site. End your day and complete the circle around the Sea of Galilee at Tabgha, where you will visit the Church of Multiplication and get a chance to dip your feet in the water at the same shore where it is said that Jesus walked on water. 

Explore all the highlights that the Sea of Galilee has to offer on our fully guided day tour available every Monday and Friday with set departures. Join us for a tour that explores the rugged and beautiful countryside and the seashore and return back to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem with unforgettable memories. 

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Highlights Around the Sea of Galilee Tour Highlights

  1. Visit the Jordan River Baptism site at Yardenit, with an option to take a quick dip in the river
  2. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Sea of Galilee as the tour takes you full circle around the entire sea
  3. Tour the archeological site Kursi, where you will see the remains of the largest Byzantine monastery in Israel
  4. Visit Capernaum and see the ancient remains of a first-century synagogue and the ruins of the Byzantine-era Jewish Synagogue know as the White Synagogue
  5. Head up the Mount of Beatitudes for a panoramic view of the Galilee and a view of the Golan Heights from the west
  6. Visit Tabgha for a look at the loaves and fish mosaic at the Church of the Multiplication
  7. Test out your walking on water skills and dip your feet at the very spot where, legend has it, Jesus floated above the surface on his famous walk on water
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Highlights Around the Sea of Galilee Tour Itinerary

07:00 - Pickup from your hotel/accommodation
09:00 – Arrival to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River.
10:00 – Drive along the coast to the Mitzpe Shalom lookout in Kibbutz Kfar Haruv, located on the very southern tip of the Golan Heights. From here, you will enjoy a spectacular panorama view of the entire Sea of Galilee and Tiberias
10:30 – Continue to Kursi, an important archaeological site containing the largest ruins of a Byzantine Monastery in Israel.  Kursi is also, according to tradition, the site where Jesus performed his Miracle of the Swines
12:15 - Leaving the seashore it is time to head northwest and up to the Mount of Beatitudes, where you will get a view of the Golan Heights from the west. Named after the famous sermon, the spectacular views and serene surroundings make this a must-see for visitors of any and all faiths
13:00 - Head back down towards the seashore with a stop for lunch on the way
14:15 - Continue to Tabgha for a short visit to the Church of the Multiplication. Admire the mosaic before heading all the way down to the seashore
14:45 - End your tour around the Sea of Galilee by dipping your feet in the very spot where it is said that Jesus walked on water and take one last look at the gorgeous lake views before heading back home
17:00 - Depart Back to your hotel/accommodation
NB - all timings on Highlights Around the Sea of Galilee Tour are approximate
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Hand-picked expert tour guide
Transportation to all sites
Lunch and drinks
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Hat and sunscreen
Walking shoes
Bathing suit and towel
Water and snacks