We travel north along the scenic coastal plain with The Mediterranean on our west side or HaSharon inner plain and then turn eastwards to the Jezreel valley through the plain of Armageddon (Rev 16:16), with a view of biblical Megiddo. (II Ch. 35:20-27) As we ascend to Nazareth we briefly stop at the Mount of Precipitation (Luke 4:28-30).
Our first stop in Nazareth is at the monumental and striking Church of Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel appeared before Mary (Luke 1:26ff). Adjoining it is the Church of St. Joseph, and notably the carpentry workshop where Jesus and Joseph worked.
As we leave Nazareth on the way towards the Sea of Galilee, we pass the village of Cana, site of the first miracle executed by Jesus, the turning of the water to wine. (John 2:1-12). On the sea front, at the foot of Mount Beatitude, we visit both Capernaum, home of Peter, and the Benedictine Church commemorating the miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish. (Mark 6:30-44)All located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Continuing along these shores we recall how Jesus calmed the stormy waters and walked on them. (Mk 4:35-41 and 6:45-52). With the Golan Heights in the background, we pass the modern town of Tiberias, built on the ruins of the ancient city built two thousand years ago and after Tiberius.
On the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, at Yardenit, there may be an opportunity for those so desiring to be baptized in the waters of the Jordan River. (Mk 1:9-11)
On our return drive we will pass in the distance, striking Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration (Mat 17:1-9)
Estimated return: in JLM ~19:00 pm / in TLV ~18:30 pm
* For those coming from Jerusalem: Pick up & transfer to Tel Aviv, to wait in a hotel's lobby, while pick up round takes place. Thank you for your patience.