• Location: Haifa, Israel
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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When arriving in Israel at the Port of Haifa, visit the holy lands of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee on this guided, full-day shore excursion. Travel to the city of Nazareth, described in the New Testament as the childhood home of Jesus. See popular sites like the Basilica of the Annunciation and Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. At the Sea of Galilee, see where Jesus performed miracles and visit the synagogue where he first taught his followers. Port of Haifa pickup and drop-off included.


  • Full-day shore excursion to Nazareth and Galilee from Haifa Port
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth and learn about the Angel Gabriel's apparition
  • Stop at the sacred sites of Galilee including Yarendit, Capernaum and Tabgha
  • See Church of the Multiplication and the Mount of Beatitudes
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Haifa Shore Excursion: Nazareth and Galilee Day Trip

Visit the Sea of Galilee on a shore excursion from Haifa

This full-day tour begins with a Port of Haifa pickup in an air-conditioned minivan. Then it’s a 40-minute drive through the Carmel mountains to Nazareth, the capital and largest city in the Northern District of Israel, also known as “the Arab capital of Israel.” In the New Testament, Nazareth is described as the home of Mary and the childhood home of Jesus. As a result, it’s a center of Christian pilgrimage, with many shrines commemorating biblical events.

On this tour, visit the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary to tell her she would be the mother of Jesus. See the Church of St Joseph, built over the carpentry workshop of Mary’s husband, Joseph, and pass through Kafr Kanna, where Jesus turned water into wine.

Farther north, pass by the Church of the Multiplication next to the Sea of Galilee. This is where the miracle of the loaves and fishes took place in the Gospel of John. Walk along the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit the village of Capernaum, where Jesus spent time teaching in the local synagogue. It was also the home town of the apostles Peter, James, Andrew and John.

Finally, travel to the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, where the Jordan River meets the Dead Sea in Tiberias. This is where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. And make a stop to see the Mount of Beatitudes, a hill in northern Israel where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

The tour concludes here. Board the coach for the return trip to the Port of Haifa.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Port of Haifa for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

jeffrey c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wow this is a must tour for any first time visitor. From the minute you walk off the ship, to the minute you return, it was breath taking. Our driver and tour guide knew how to get the most out of the day. These kinds of tour adventures are so dependent on one thing..YOUR GUIDE! Ours was RYAN... he was fantastic. Answered every question and was a wealth of knowledge. He maxamized the time spent at all of the top locations, and even tossed in a great local stop for a bite to eat. Cant thank him enough for making the tour so fantastic.
We were so fortunate to have RYAN on both the Haifa and Jerusalem tours... ask for him if given the chance.

Laverne J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

very nice tour and english speaking guide

Deborah R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our trip through Viator was everything we could wish. We had a small group -16. We had an amazing, energetic, lovely guide -Abbey. We had a place of extraordinary meaning in Gallilee and Nazareth that touched our hearts and souls so that we reminisce almost daily about our experience since our return. We love the place of Jesus work in Galilee. The scenes from the scriptures come allive! Our guide was so gracious in making our excurision meaningful for us. She also loved her country of Israel and her people.

sparky Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had a great day, our tour guide Micky was excellent even to the point of baking the bus a cake, this was the second tour our group had with Micky. We had 16 peaple on our tour whih was a good number, people booking on the cruise boat said their bus of 50 were too many, waiting for everybody to get on and off, it appears we went to more plaes than the organised tours off the cruise boat, maybe due to the smaller numbers. It is a long day but well worth it and if you are going to book this tour make sure you ask for Micky as your tour guide.

Ellen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Abbey again was our guide
The trip to Haifa was also excellent, very organized
very impressive
make sure to have a good camera--walking comfortable shoes
There is so much to see
we felt safe in Israel and that's so important when travelling abroad

Robert F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Sandy, the tour guide was amazing with knowledge and insight and enthusiasm! Combined with life changing sights to experience Jordan River, Cana, Sea of Galilee and much more , he provided a wonderful tour.

Greg P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great day. Our guide Mikey. Was wonderful. She kept us moving through the day, seeing the sites. Definitely a good tour.

Garth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Excellent tour, tour guide and amazing beauty and history of holy lands

Roger D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Doron, our guide, was excellent. The tour was well organized and we were taken to many beautiful historic sites. Would definitely use this service again.

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