Private Tour: Nazareth, Tiberias And Sea Of Galilee Day Trip From Jerusalem


See the revered Christian highlights of Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee, including the miracle sites, on this private full-day trip from Jerusalem. With a private driver-guide, visit the holy churches of Nazareth, ride a boat on the Sea of Galilee, explore the relics at Capernaum, and see the church that marks Jesus feeding of the 5,000. Time at the holy baptismal site of Yarendit on the Jordan River, with the option to be baptised (own expense), rounds everything off. Enjoy in-depth attention from your guide on this private tour.

Details about this tour

Leave your centrally located Jerusalem hotel or prearranged location in a comfortable private vehicle and drive north to Nazareth, Jesus childhood home, in the Galilean hills. As you travel, chat to your guide about tailoring your itinerary to your interests, perhaps to spend more time at a particular site than another.

Arrive in Nazareth and head to the old quarter as you learn how the town became a bastion of Christianity as the story of Jesus spread, resulting in several churches being built in its center.

Decide on the sites you are keen to visit, perhaps focusing first on the Church of the Annunciation, built where the Virgin Mary was told of Jesus forthcoming birth by the Angel Gabriel. Then, visit the other nearby religious landmarks that interest you, such as the Church of St Joseph, said to stand on the site of Josephs carpentry workshop.

Next, continue to Kfar Kana, the town where Jesus is said to have turned water into wine at a wedding. Stop for photos at the Church of the Multiplication, the reputed site of the miracle, and then travel on to the Sea of Galilee.

Stop in Tiberias and board a boat for a short trip on the lake, the scene of many biblical tales. As you cruise around the shores, hear the story of how Jesus walked on the waters.

From here, head for Capernaum, where a set of ruins and churches mark the believed home of St Peter and a synagogue where Jesus taught. Inspect the relics and view the nearby Church of the Loaves and Fishes, held to mark the location where Jesus fed the 5,000.

Drive on to Yardenit, where the Sea of Galilee flows into the Jordan River, and Christian pilgrims come to be baptized. Take in the scenes here and, if you want to be baptised (own expense), talk to your guide to see if it can be arranged during your stop.

Your tour then ends with a hotel drop-off back in Jerusalem.

Please note: The order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Up to 10 hours


  • Toll and parking fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Baptism service (additional cost)
  • Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

Entry fees, parkings, meals and gratitudes are not included.

Pick up time: 08:30.If you would like to depart in a different time, please contact local supplier.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


  • Albert M

    We did not take the package tour, but instead, with our driver, designed a customized tour that was highly satisfactory. Our guide was knowledgable,and flexible.

  • soterios a

    great guide and great day... travelled far and the guide was flexible and accomadating. Very smart and told us lots of history. Very kind and fun. Great day

  • Laura S

    We took the private tour with Itamar, and he was excellent! He was very warm and engaging. He took the time to learn about what was important to us and adapted the tour to our needs. We had a member of our group that was struggling with the walking and heat. He quickly noticed this and again made adjustments for our comfort. We are so fortunate to have ended up with Itamar. He really enhanced our experience and made this trip even more meaningful and special.

  • Barbara A B

    We booked as a private trip as there were 5 of us and we were returning to Tel Aviv not Jerusalem. Our assigned driver/guide was not only rude, but did not seem to think he was a guide but rather just a driver. When he picked us up he said Where do you want to go We replied that we had booked the Nazareth Tiberias and Sea of Galilee Day Trip to which he said there is no way you can do all that in a day We were obviously surprised. At any rate we did see some of the sights listed but he was very annoyed during the entire day. I do not know his full name because he flashed his badge quickly upon introduction, then put it in his pocket never to be seen again and told us to call him a nickname. I believe he is past his date of retirement, he no longer wants to do this job. I would not book thru Viator again I do not think they vet their guides. We had a wonderful guide in Jerusalem and in Mosada but not thru Viator.

  • Sarah Marie F

    We enjoyed our Private day trip to Nazareth, Tiberias and Sea of Galilee from Jerusalem with our guide Moshe. This being our first private tour, we didn't realize that the prices would've been the same for about 5 people as a group tour. The private tours are way more flexible and allow you to concentrate on what's important to you and not the group. The group is smaller so you can get in and out of places you might not get to visit with a large group and coash. We visited all of the holy sites of Nazareth including the Church of the Annunciation and Church of St Joseph, visited the church on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus is said to have cooked fish waiting for the disciples to come in from a night of fishing, visited the Church of the Loaves and Fishes. We had a great lunch as Moshe guided us into the essential culinary aspects of the full experience from kafe to dates to St. Peter's fish. We enjoyed our baptism experience on the Jordan River at the holy site of Yarendit. The flexible itinerary and undivided attention from our knowledgeable guide Moshe were the best part and I know we made a new friend as a result of this meeting and we immediately called the company to request he be our private guide on our Masada tour.

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  • Brian B

    What we saw was great, but we didn't do everything that was on the itinerary. We were excited to get on a boat on the Sea of Galilee and the tour guide said it wasn't part of the tour even though the description said it was. Also, I've NEVER been on a tour where I've had to pay for parking or entrance into an area. We had to do both on this tour. A private tour where you pay extra should be better than that.

  • Daniel Ramirez

    This tour was amazing for anyone who wants too see all the highlights of the area. what made this tour more perfect was our knowledgeable guide, he was amazing one of the best guides i've ever had. i highly recommend this tour over any other.

  • Laura H

    Our tour was life changing!!! My family would go back to Israel tomorrow, the BEST trip EVER!!! Private tours are the way to go.

  • Fausto A O

    We had a knowledgeable guide who delivered everything that was promised.
    The sites were incredible, although the heat was incredible too.

USD 113.66
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