Galilean Ministry of Jesus

Israel, LAND OF THE BIBLE, is today a modern thriving country in the Middle East.

Yet it is possible to hold the bible in your hand, to walk the land, AND to see and understand the biblical events in their actual, geographical location.

Not only for the religious, but also for those who are interested in the historical, political, and geographical aspects of the bible.





What were the reasons that compelled Jesus to leave Nazareth in order to relocate at Capernaum (Matthew 4:12), on the outskirts of Galilee and how did the arrest of John the Baptist affect this decision ? Discuss the geopolitical events of the times, while visiting the evangelical triangle and other related sites.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Code: HGMJ1

  • Drive eastwards from Haifa, through the Galilee to the shores of the SEA Of GALILEE.
  • Visit CAPERNAUM, a poor Jewish fisherman’s village which came to be known as “his town”.
  • Trace the route of the “evangelical triangle” where Jesus laid the foundation of his ministry, and is believed to have performed his many “miracles”.
  • Possible sailing on the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility of the lake with a demonstration of fishing methods of the times, weather permitting.
  • From Capernaum, journey to KORAZIM, a Jewish farming village, situated on the mountain above Capernaum, about an hour’s walk away (we drive) where now-a-days hyrax sun themselves on the rocks or climb the Christ-thorn jujube trees.
  • Visit BETHSAIDA, an ancient fishing village on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the largest of the evangelical triangle having been in existence during the Old Testament period. It is known as the birthplace of 3 apostles (Peter, Andrew and Philip). During the period of Jesus, Julia-Livia, wife of the emperor Augustus and mother of the reigning emperor Tiberius, died and Bethsaida was elevated to the status of a city by Philip Herod on behalf of her memory, and he renamed it Julias.
  • The proximity of these villages on the north shore of the Sea of Galiee to the bordering territory of Philip Herod enabled Jesus to cross over quickly in times of adversity.
  • Drive to the northern part of the Golan Heights to BANIAS, originally named for the shepherd god Pan, but became known as Caesarea Phillipi since Philip Herod , had constructed a temple to honour Emperor Augustus. It was here that Jesus named Simon “Peter” or Petrus (in Greek meaning “the rock”) stating that Peter was the rock on which Jesus will establish his church. Banias, is one of the sources of the Jordan river as well as a nature reserve with waterfalls and lush greenery.
  • 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.

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.

Religious services may also be arranged for all faiths.


Kursi: a Christian monastery on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, traditionally, the location where Jesus healed two men possessed by demons.
Tabgha: the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
Church of Primacy: where Jesus appointed Peter, as his successor. 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.
Mt. Precipice (Mount of the Leap): where according to legend, the people of Nazareth drove Jesus away and attempted to throw him off the cliffs.