In this Christian Galilee Tour, we’ll explore the Galilee region. Driving up the coastline first stopping in Nazareth, where Jesus grew up. Then we will continue and drive around the Sea of Galilee, visiting key sites like Capernaum, where Jesus taught and preached.
On our way to Nazareth, we'll drive up the coastline first stopping at Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea is where Simon Peter converted Cornelius the Centurion to Christianity. He is considered by Christians to be the first Gentile to convert to the faith, as related in Acts of the Apostles. Moreover, Caesarea is where Saint Paul was kept under arrest before he was sent to Rome to be trailed.
Capernaum was a fishing village established during the time of the Hasmoneans, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other. A house turned into a church by the Byzantines is believed to have been the home of Saint Peter.
House of Peter
Assaf Wine village is opening the gate to the Golan Heights, the Kedem Family established an agricultural tourism project (agriturismo) and a Wine Village with a Winery in its heart - there we'll have our light lunch.
Trying Some Delicious Wine And Tapas
Mount of Beatitudes is where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount. The famous sermon became one of the main pillars of Christian Ethos. We will discuss this more in length during the tour.
The New Church Built By Antonio Barluzzi
Kursi is an archaeological site containing the ruins of an ancient Byzantine monastery and identified by tradition as the site of Jesus' "Miracle of the Swine". Part of the archaeological site is now a national park located in the Golan region.
The baptism of Jesus (Matthew, 3: 13-17) took place in the river Jordan. Christian tradition points to a location called Qasr el Yahud, north of the Dead Sea and east of Jericho. The Yardenit Baptismal Site was opened in the 1980s where the river Jordan pours out from the Sea of Galilee.
The Jordan River