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
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities, opening times, queues, traffic, time constraints, and other unforeseen circumstances
Good walking shoes, sunglasses, a sun hat and clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are all recommended
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Driver was 38 minutes late, our guide, Mina, said it was due to traffic, then later on said there was hardly any traffic today since most Jewish people dont drive on Saturday.
Mina said if we got separated, or wanted to shop, at 1st site to meet outside at 10:15am. I got separated, waited at the rally point...no group. By 10:30, Im panicked, thinking they left without me, so I hesitantly went back in to see if maybe they were looking for me. Mina was still yapping about something and had no idea I was missing. When everyone else in the group asked where I was, I said I was waiting at the rally point, like Mina said...who stared at me like she had no idea what I was talking about.
Lunch was supposed to be at 1pm. Lunch was at 2:38pm. I was ready to vomit by this time as I was so hungry. We barely had time to eat before we were ushered out of there to the next site. Some of the group asked to go take pictures and she told them to meet at a location by x time. Then she looked at me I clearly wasnt going anywhere and asked me if I understood and repeated her edict.
Due to her poor planning, and love of her own voice, we were unable to visit the last site on our itinerary. So she had the bright idea to take us somewhere not on the itinerary - which was closed to tourists when we got there. She then led us on a DARK tour of the outside of the property and gave people in the front row another impromptu tour of Haifa on the way back to the port.
The trip was exhaustingly longer than it should have been. Skip this tour.
The guide passed himself off as an archeology grad who is a history buff. He pretended to be knowledgeable about everything but his knowledge of Biblical references to places was really lacking. Pretended, e.g., to translate Latin but didn't have a clue.
Itinerary was fine but to have someone pass himself off as knowledgeable when he was not was painful. It was have been more tolerable if he hadn't felt that he needed to talk incessantly.
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.
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.