Sea of Galilee Tours

Lake Kineret, more famously known as the Sea of Galilee, is Israel’s largest freshwater lake. The waters of the Jordan River flow into the lake near the ancient ruins of Bethsaida and out toward the Dead Sea at the lake’s southernmost tip. At 689 feet (210 meters) below sea level, the lake and the lands surrounding it are warm in winter and oppressively hot in summer, making the bathtub-like waters a popular and refreshing swimming spot for visitors.

The lake’s significance stretches back into Biblical times, when Jesus walked on its waters and fed crowds on its shores by multiplying bread and fish. He stood overlooking the lake while delivering the Sermon on the Mount. Today, the same types of fish caught by the disciples – mullet, catfish, sardine and combfish – still inhabit the waters and supply modern fishermen.

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Several buses circumnavigate the Sea of Galilee. It’s also possible to visit significant sites on the shores by boarding a tourist cruise of the lake. 

During summer, boat service connects Lido Beach with Capernaum.
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Address: Galilee, Israel
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Hot Air Balloon Flight Including Champagne Gourmet Breakfast and Souvenirs

Soar over Israel with views of the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, and Jordan on a hot air balloon flight that features luxurious perks. Touching down for a Champagne toast and picnic breakfast turns this hot air balloon flight into VIP experience, and the flight includes a framed souvenir photo to commemorate the day.
  • Duration: Flexible
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US$225,00
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  • Duration: Flexible
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US$225,00

Christian Gems Around the Sea of Galilee from Jerusalem

Explore the New Testament sites that surround the Sea of Galilee on a 12-hour, small-group Biblical tour from Jerusalem. Tour an excavated synagogue where Jesus may have preached, see a Sea of Galilee fishing boat from Jesus’ time, and visit two sites of Biblical miracles, the Mount of Beatitudes and Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people for a personalized experience, and includes all entrance fees, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off from major hotels in Jerusalem.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$115,00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$115,00

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