Christian Sites of the Galilee

According to belief, Jesus was born in Bet Lechem, Judea and crucified in Jerusalem.

These 2 events, as much as they are of extreme importance, were very short spells in Jesus’ life.

Most of Jesus life was spent in the Galilee. He was brought up in the small, poor town of Nazareth and his life evolved amongst the farmers and fishermen of the Sea of Galilee. 

It’s not by chance that we call Jesus the ‘Man of the Galilee’. The north shore of the Sea of Galilee, that came to be the center of Jesus’ messianic work has not changed much since.



Visit the sites of the New Testament, starting with Armageddon’s strategic position; and then tracing the stepping stones from Jesus’ boyhood town to the sites around the Sea of Galilee, associated with his life.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Code: HCSG1          

  • Drive east of Haifa, along the northern slopes of Mt. Carmel till MEGIDDO (ARMAGEDDON) – one of the key sites to understanding the history of the Middle East. According to Christian tradition, its location, overlooking the biblical Jezreel Valley, will be the battleground between the “Sons of Light” and the “Sons of Darkness”.
  • Continue north to the Lower Galilee to visit NAZARETH, childhood home of Jesus, and the CHURCH OF ANNUNCIATION.
  • Proceed to the neighboring village of CANA – the traditional location of the first miracle performed by Jesus of turning water into wine.
  • Drive east to the Sea of Galilee and along its north shore – the stage for most of the events in Jesus’ life:
  • Visit MT OF BEATITUDES, the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount.
  • Continue to TABGHA, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
  • On to the CHURCH of PRIMACY, where Jesus appointed Peter as his successor.
  • Visit CAPERNAUM, a Jewish village of 2000 years ago that was the centre of Jesus’ messianic work.
  • Return to Haifa Port.



Tour Options

Below is a list of sites on the same route and close in themes which can be exchanged or added, depending on personal preferences and time constraints. Religious services may also be arranged for all faiths.

The tour may be operated as a JOINT TOUR enabling you to share expenses which allows you the benefits of a private tour excursion at a price competitive with bus tours.GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

GROUP TOURS can be arranged for large groups enabling itinerary flexibility and adaptability to groups requirements, interests, language etc.


Bethsaida: an ancient fishing village on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, believed to be the origin of the 3 apostles (Peter, Andrew and Philip).
Magdala: a Jewish fishing village with a highly organized fish industry from the 1st Century that sheds light on everyday life in Jesus time and home town of Mary Magdalene.
Korazim: mentioned in the New Testament as one of three towns (in addition to Bethsaida and Capernaum) that Jesus cursed because they did not heed him.
Kursi: a Christian monastery on the shore of the Sea of Galilee; traditionally the location where Jesus healed two men possessed by demons.
Zippori (Sepphoris): Main town of the Galilee during the 1st Century and traditional birthplace of Mary.
Mt. Tavor: centre of the Jezreel Valley, traditional site of the Miracle of the Transfiguration.
Ein Dor: with archaeological artifacts that reveal the ancient way of life of the area (visit must be scheduled).
Mt. Precipice (Mount of the Leap):where according to the New Testament, the people of Nazareth drove Jesus away and attempted to throw him off the cliffs.
Man in the Galilee Museum: where a fishing boat during the time of Jesus is on display.
Yardenit: the registered site of baptism for Christian pilgrims, where the Jordan River flows out of the Sea of Galilee and along the Jordan Valley all the way to the Dead Sea.