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Follow the footsteps of Jesus in this wonderful Galilee & Nazareth tour from Haifa port
- Nazareth – Church of Annunciation and Church of St. Joseph.
- Sea of Galilee and Mt. of Beatitudes.
- Capernaum – where Jesus began preaching.
- Tabgha – where Jesus performed the multiplication of loaves and fishes.
- Jordan river – chance to get baptized.
- Baha’i Gardens and Temples.
The Galilee and Nazareth tour from Haifa port offers breathtaking views, fascinating history, interesting archaeological sites and above all a chance to visit the most important milestones in Jesus’ life.
Haifa port is located in the heart of the Galilee area and is an ideal starting point for this shore excursion. You will be able to see more without the need to rush things.
This excursion does not require a lot of walking as we drive from one site to another and make our way in comfort around the northern part of the Holyland.
Galilee & Nazareth Tour from Haifa Description
Our tour guide and mini-bus will meet you outside the reception hall of the Haifa port. The time of your departure will be emailed to you and it is based on your ship’s arrival time.
The Galilee & Nazareth shore excursion will begin with a drive to Nazareth. A mixed city today, Nazareth was Jesus’ hometown and where Christians believe Mary received the Annunciation from Angel Gabriel, that she would conceive and become a mother.
We will visit the Church of Annunciation, where many believe the underground Grotto is Mary’s childhood home. Next, we will visit the Church of St. Joseph where according to tradition, used to be Joseph’s carpentry workshop. In the lower part of the church, there are 2000 years old fascinating archaeological remains from ancient Nazareth.
From Nazareth, we will head north to a beautiful overlook of the Valley of Armageddon (Megiddo). According to the scripts, this will be the site the final battle of Armageddon will take place.
The Galilee Region
Our next stop, on the Galilee & Nazareth tour from Haifa port, will be on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. We will visit Mt. of the Beatitudes overlooking the lake and head to Capernaum – Where Jesus spent most of his adult life and where he began preaching. There will be an option to lunch at the Sea of Galilee for those who would like to.
Next, we will visit Tabgha, where Jesus performed the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes.
We will drive along the shore of the Sea of Galilee to the origin of the Jordan river and visit a baptismal site where you will have the chance to get baptized.
On our way back to the port, we will stop by an overlook of Haifa, including the Baha’i Gardens and Temples, if time permits. It is a magnificent view of Haifa Bay, and you will be able to take a picture of your ship from the top. We will arrive at the port in time for your departure or overnight stay.
Our Galilee and Nazareth tour from the port of Haifa has reached its end.
Included in the tour:
- Luxurious, new, comfortable and air-conditioned mini-bus.
- Top-rated, licensed tour guide with expertise in Christianity, history, and culture.
- A small group of 6-16 persons.
- Entrance fee to Capernaum.
- Entrance fee to Tabgha.
Not Included in the tour:
- Food and drinks: you will have the option to lunch at local restaurants (budget 35-70 shekels per person).
- Tips to guide and driver.
- Other personal expenses.
The tour will last between 8-9 hours long.
Please dress modestly (shoulders and knees covered) when visiting the Holy Sites in Nazareth.
Beware that some places might not accept credit cards. You will be able to change money or use foreign currency in some shops.
The drive to Nazareth is about 1 hour.
Travelers with special needs (i.e. limited mobility and wheelchair-bound persons) must inform us prior to booking their excursion.
14 days prior to your arrival, you will receive your detailed time schedule and more detailed tour information. If you need additional assistance, our office tour manager is available anytime, please do not hesitate to contact us via:
Phone (also for WhatsApp messages): (+972)54-9301499
Nazareth Tour from Haifa – Arrival and Meeting Point
Once you book your Galilee and Nazareth tour from Haifa, the tour departure time will be stated on your booking confirmation. Upon arrival at the dock in Haifa, you will meet our tour guide outside the Reception Hall. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name.
The tour guide and driver will guarantee that you make it back to the port in time for your cruise departure or overnight stay.
Money in Israel
The Israeli currency is the shekel (NIS) Therefore we recommend going to www.xe.com for the most up to date exchange rate closer to departure.
You should be able to exchange money on your cruise ship, but in addition, once you arrive at the port there will be a money exchange counter. We recommend walking around with at least some cash since there might be certain places on our tour that do not accept credit cards.
What to Bring
Here are some basic packing tips for your day tour. If you have more specific questions, please contact us directly.
Weather during the summer is hot during the day (26-32 C/ 80-90 F) and gets cooler in the evenings. The good news is that humidity is minimal in most parts of Israel.
- Recommended on all tours to bring a hat, water bottle, and sunscreen.
- We recommend bringing a small travel bag to store extra clothing and personal belongings.
- We are doing quite a lot of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Since we will be visiting some sacred sites in Nazareth, it is worth reminding everyone that the custom in Israel is to keep knees and shoulders covered inside the Churches.
Booking The Nazareth & Galilee Tour
The Nazareth and Galilee shore excursion from Haifa is available for all cruise ships that dock in the port of Haifa, throughout the year.
We are doing our best to meet the growing demand for our tours and we will open new groups on request, however, we do urge you to book early and secure your place, especially during peak seasons.
Up to 14 days before the tour there will be no cancellation fee, except for a $10 processing fee.
7-13 days before the tour, there will be a 25% cancellation fee, with the additional $10 processing fee.
2-6 days before the tour, there will be a 50% cancellation fee.
48 hours prior to departure, there will be a 100% cancellation fee.
*If there is an unforeseen circumstance, such as your ship does not dock in our port or for any sort of security reason, you will be refunded the full amount.