Start with the spectacular ride up Mount Tabor for a 360-degree panorama of
Israel. The Israelite forces gathered on Mount Tabor in the days of Deborah and
defeated the Canaanites in the Jezreel Valley below. Some of the early church fathers
believed that Mount Tabor was the site of the Transfiguration. The Basilica of the
Transfiguration church was built on the top in 1924 on the foundations of Byzantine
basilicas from the fifth century. Then proceed to the Sea of Galilee.
The “Jesus boat”––Constructed about 40 B.C., this boat was in use into the first
century A.D. It was discovered in 1986 during a severe drought that lowered the
water level of the Sea of Galilee and has been preserved and put on display at
the Yigal Allon Center at Kibbutz Ginossar, who members found the boat.
The Church of the Loaves and Fishes––On the northwest shore of the Sea of
Galilee, this is a modern church that stands on the sites of fourth and fifth century
churches and preserves splendid early Christian Byzantine mosaic floors as well
as the traditional stone on which the miraculous meal was laid.
The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter––Located at where warm springs used to
flow into the Sea, this was a popular fishing spot for Peter and other fishermen
and may have been the place where Jesus made his first disciples “fishers of
men” and where He may have made his third appearance after the crucifixion.
Capernaum––This town was the center of Jesus’ activities in the Galilee area and
the home of five disciples (the fishermen Peter, Andrew, James and John, and
the tax collector Matthew). The foundations of Peter’s home are preserved, as
well as a second or third century synagogue built on the foundations of the one
Mount of the Beatitudes -- is the place where Jesus gave his
important sermon on the mountain.Which contains a passage known as the Beatitudes:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets
who were before you.
Proper clothing mandatory at the entrance to the holy places (Cover your knees and shoulders)
Please bring comfortable walking shoes, as there is walking involved on this tour.
This excursion is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
Possibility of on this trip, a private tour or a group up to 400 guests
Sea of Galilee Tour